S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter December 18th

Yearbook Raffle - December 19th

This year we will raffle three (3) items for yearbook sales. Two elementary students (1 boy and 1 girl) and one middle school student will have their names drawn for a prize. The prizes are a 20" bike for the elementary students and a Kindle Fire for the middle school student. All students who purchase their yearbooks before December 19th will have their names entered for the drawings. The pre 2018 price for yearbooks are $30 for a soft copy and $35 for a hard copy. Good luck!

5th Grade AU Basketball Field Trip - December 19th

The 5th grade team will be attending an AU basketball game December 19th @ 11am. Please stay tuned and check student's bags for permission slips. All students must have a signed permission slip to attend.

School Council

Are you interested in being a member of the school council? The purpose of school council is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process. We are in need of two parents and one business owner. Please email Dr. Singh if you are interested: singhti@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

Transitioning to Freedom Park

We need to hear from you. We have the great pleasure of welcoming our great military families to Fort Gordon. However, we know that transitions are very difficult and we want to help. Freedom Park is working on creating a family "passport" to help students and families transition easier to the school. We really need your help. What information do you think should go in the family passport? What questions did you have that we just assumed you knew? Our heart is to support every student, every day. Follow this link to tell us what families need to know: https://s.surveyplanet.com/SkaqP1UJM

Understanding Special Education - Student's with Aspergers

Understanding Aspergers can be difficult. Often times parents are in the process of working through the needs of their students and find it difficult to communicate to educators what they are in the process of learning. Educators can find it difficult to find ways to deliver the required instruction and support the specific needs of a student on the spectrum. This video gives information concerning they why questions some of us may have and ways to support our students. Every child, every day, that is the FPS way!


Special Education:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ut6FZhnv8

IB MYP Updates

Freedom Park Passport

Welcome to FPS passport to knowledge. Student's use their cellphone to scan the QR codes to learn about different countries. Its a big small world.
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Staggered Release

Let's try to stagger our dismissal. If we do that, it may not be so busy at the end of the day and you may not feel the need to "invent" ways to make it a more pleasant experience. And because my last name starts with an "S" and I am use to being last, lets start backwards. If your last name starts with the letter "Q-Z" try to get to the school around 3:55. We won't release until 4pm, but you will be first and out by the time others come. If your last name starts with the letter "F-P" try to get to the school at 4:07. That is usually after the first wave. If your name starts with the letter "A-E" try arriving at 4:10. Lets see how this works for the remainder of this week. Lets see if more parking spots open up and if the car line is shorter. If not, we can go back to business as usual. Let's just try it to see if it relieves some of the pressure.

Help w/ Intake, Lunch. and Dismissal - Call 706/ 796-8428

We need your help. As you can imagine, the morning intake, lunch, and dismissal are some of the busiest times of the day. How can you help? If you can help at any of these times, please call the front office.


Morning (8:20-9:00)


  • Help ensure cars do not park or drop off students in the bus loading area.
  • Help ensure students are walked across the street safely (parents should not be letting students out to walk across the parking lot).
  • Welcoming students to school in a cheerful manner (high fives, encouraging words, etc).
  • Cafeteria helper (breakfast).
  • Help students in the morning car line and ensure parents pull as far up as possible to get parents off the street.
  • Help teachers get students started (unpacking, passing out items, collecting items, etc.).
  • Hall monitor.

Lunch (anytime between 10:55 and 1:20)


  • Managing lines and tables.
  • Helping students open items.
  • Any other assistance teachers or food nutrition needs.

Dismissal (3:30 - 4:30)
  • Help ensure cars do not park or drop off students in the bus loading area.
  • Help ensure students are walked across the street safely (parents should not be letting students out to walk across the parking lot).
  • Help students in the afternoon car line and ensure parents pull as far up as possible to get parents off the street.
  • Help teachers get students ready for dismissal (packed, passing out items, etc.).
  • Help teachers get students to designated dismissal area.
  • Hall monitor.