Freeman Mustangs Newsletter #8

September 25, 2020

Thank You, Freeman Families!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday evening to share your perspective of how remote learning has been going. Your feedback was heard and we hope to follow up on some of those areas presenting challenges. If you have other successes or challenges to share, please reach out to Ms. Dvorak (cdvorak@sd129.org) or Mrs. Righter (melissa.righter@sd129.org). In order to do better, we need to know what you're thinking/feeling.


We've put together a short overview of building curriculum information for the first semester here: http://bit.ly/FreemanCurriculumInfo

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday-Friday: Food Distribution @ Freeman 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 30th: Material Pick Up Day 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thursday, October 1st: Material Pick Up Day 3:30pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 5th: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 7th: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Friday, October 9th: Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00pm-2:20pm
  • Monday, October 12th: No School
  • Tuesday, October 13th: No School/ Teacher Institute/ Material Pick Up Day

Parent Teacher Conferences are Coming!

This year's conferences will take place via Zoom or phone call. See below for dates and times.

Please use this link to access Freeman's school page for SignUp.com. You will look for your student's teacher and click on their link to sign up for a date and time to conference.

https://signup.com/go/RNCiOnq

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Important Update about Specials Lessons

Starting on Monday, September 28th, students will start to see their pre-recorded (asynchronous) lessons at 2pm from the same Special area teacher they see for the live lesson in the morning. For example, if my class sees Art in the morning on Monday, I will look in Seesaw at 2pm for the pre-recorded video and/or activity.



Please note that Specials had already sent their Monday students their asynchronous items on Thursday, September 24th.

Asynchronous items will be available by 2pm or sooner on the day students see their daily special.

We will continue to have asynchronous lessons from LMC on Fridays.


In addition, we wanted to clarify that the second set of asynchronous activities for PE from Mr. Carter are optional as they are a family/community activity.

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School Pictures

We have received a couple inquiries regarding student pictures for the fall. Our school pictures are done through Lifetouch. We will not be taking fall pictures this year and expect to take student pictures in the spring, pending our return to the school year.
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Mustang Mindset: Community

This past week we discussed community and learned about what is and who can be a community. We talked about our Freeman school community and how it includes students, staff, and families.

Check out Freeman's Virtual School & Virtual Calming Room

Click here to check out Freeman's Virtual School: http://bit.ly/FreemanVirtualSchool


Click here to check out Freeman's Virtual Calming Room: http://bit.ly/FreemanVirtualCalming
There are great resources to assist with taking a break, breathing exercises, read alouds, and games.

Click here to check out Freeman's Virtual Health Office: http://bit.ly/FreemanHealthOffice
There are many helpful links to health forms, videos, and additional resources

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