Freeman Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School.

Capturing Kids' HeartsIt's Official! Freeman Elementary School has been awarded 2016-17 Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School Award. Our campus was one of four Haysville schools selected this year for this award. The selection process was from thousands of campuses across the country who have implemented Capturing Kids’ Hearts, but with fidelity and commitment to winning their hearts and leading them to achieve their personal best did Freeman jump out ahead of other schools.

Three years ago, Freeman Elementary School began an initiative to transform its campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come alive with a love for learning.

After researching programs used by some of the nation’s most successful schools, Freeman Elementary School leaders chose to join hands with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ to its campus. Teachers and staff have learned processes to connect students with their peers and adults on campus, and to create classrooms where students are excited to enter and learn every day. As a result of implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts, Freeman Elementary School has enjoyed creating a positive and productive learning environment and nearly an 83% reduction in office referrals.

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Parent Survey

Special Education Parent Survey

Recently, Kansas parents of students with disabilities who have IEPs and attend a public school received a notification letter asking them to complete an online Parent Survey. The survey responses are used to help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families receiving special education services. Your responses to the 10-question survey will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. Your responses to the 10-question survey will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.Your responses to the 10-question survey will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.

If you are a parent who received the notification, and haven’t gone online to complete the survey, please do so prior to June 1st. If you have questions, please contact KSDE at 800-203-9462 or 785-296-7454. Thank you for sharing in this important process.

School's Out For Summer!

Literacy First

As this school year begins to wind down, I want to say that there have been excellent things that have been going on in your child’s classroom! As far as reading, your child has been given the tools to help them succeed at decoding and blending words together. They have practiced not only how to read in a fluent manner, but to read with expression, smoothness and phrasing. As your child prepares for the upcoming grade, please help keep their skills fresh during our nice, long summer break by trying some of these fun activities:

  • Go on a scavenger hunt—have a written list (or pictures if your child is in PreK/KDG) of things for your child to read and look for outside. Be creative!
  • Read and write a recipe of your favorite foods, then make that food.
  • Check out some funny poems from your library and read them in silly voices together.
  • Listen to books on cd or online, discuss the characters, setting, plot, etc.
  • Play “I Spy” using rhyming words, initial or final sounds, syllables, etc.
  • Read lyrics to their favorite songs and sing them.
  • Write compound words (or any words) in shaving cream, sand or play dough.
  • Use side-walk chalk to create words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Read signs you see in your environment—billboards, businesses, etc.
  • Check out some websites by Googling your child’s grade level + reading activities.

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation ~ Don’t forget to READ!

For more information about Literacy First,
contact Toni Haight, Freeman Elementary Learning Facilitator

Freeman Falcons participate in Relay for Life

Great news from Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart from the American Heart Association! Due to Freeman PE Students' hard work and dedication to the Jump Rope for Heart Program has made a difference in our community! Your fundraising efforts totaled $1,701. Way to Be a HEART HERO at Freeman!!! We are Soooooo PROUD of You!!!! You have made a DIFFERENCE in so many lives!!!! We would like to thank all of the parents and students for making this possible!!! And from the Freeman PE Department, we hope that your family has a safe and healthy summer!

Freeman will be having Pride Assemblies on the last Friday or date closest to, of each month. These assemblies are to celebrate the great things our students are doing at school. Teachers will be handing out individual awards and classroom awards will be given by our Specials teachers. Parents are welcome to attend these wonderful award assemblies.

Dismissal Procedures

School Sign

Our dismissal procedure will ask that you chose either to remain in your car and follow the car pool lane where an adult will assist your child in getting in your car…. OR you can park your car in the parking lot and walk across the cross walk and get your child. Adult monitors will be at the front entrance crosswalk, to assist with traffic control. Either way, car pool students will come out the front entrance! We recognize either choice you make, we require some adjustment, but we sincerely hope that this will eliminate students running out into traffic.

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Capturing Kids' Hearts

2017 Nomination Video for Capturing Kids Hearts

 

Document for Nominaton Packet

 

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 294

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Red and Black

Mascot: Falcon

Motto: I Can, I Will, I Do

Principal: Dr. Donna Ferguson

 

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School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Freeman Elementary School

Making every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Membership

Freeman PTA always accepts new members. The membership cost is $5.00 per person and you will receive a membership card that will earn you discounts at Barnes and Noble, Haysville Sonic, T-Mobile, and many more places.

 

Meeting Dates:

General Meetings for Public:
Sept. 27, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, April 3
Board Meetings:
Oct. 11, Nov. 10, Jan. 12, Mar. 9, May 11

What does P.T.A. do?

Watch D.O.G.S., Back-to-School Bash, Anti-bullying T-shirts, Freeman Apparel, Box Tops for Education, Campbell Soup Labels, Pastries with Parents, Fundraisers, Holiday Shop, Yearbook, Popcorn Fridays, Field Day, 5th Grade vs Staff game, Surprise Supplies, 5th Grade Farewell, Staff Appreciation, Help with Red Ribbon Week and much more!

 

Join Freeman PTA!

2016-17 Officers

President: Ashley Simmons
Co-Vice Pres: Bonnie Lane
Co-Vice Pres: Karen Luce
Secretary: Misty Kesterson
Treasurer: Trisha Dodson

Contact P.T.A.

Dr. Donna Ferguson

Dr. Donna Ferguson

Principal

email: dferguson@usd261.com

In the Office

Jerri Clagg
Secretary

email: jclagg@usd261.com

 

Kristie Herman
Attendance Secretary

email: kherman@usd261.com


Freeman Elementary School
7303 S. Meridian
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2265
F: (316) 554-2295

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