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

Capturing Kids' HeartsFreeman Elementary School has been nominated by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2016-2017 school year.

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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Freeman 5th Grade Students Complete D.A.R.E. Program

D.A.R.E."It was my honor to be the Dare Officer for Freeman Elementary again this year, and I just wanted to thank all of the 5th grade parents for sharing your students with me. It is always a highlight of my week to leave the stress of police work and spend time with the kids, getting to know them, and teaching them about issues and choices they might face outside of school. No matter the day I have had, I always left DARE with a smile on my face and joy in my heart!"
Detective Brady Simmons

Mark your Calendars

March 17: End of Nine Weeks

March 20-24: Spring Break

2016-2017 District Calendar

Sing, Sing, Sing

You are invited attend the following Freeman Elementary Music Performances:

Date Grades Time and Location
March 7 Grades 4 and 5 6:30 PM in Freeman Gym
March 31 Grade 5 10:00 AM at Campus High School
April 25 Grade K and 1 6:30 PM in Freeman Gym

New Dismissal Procedures to Begin January 9

School Sign

Our new 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.

Freeman Falcons participate in Relay for Life

The Freeman Elementary School annual American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" event raised $1,103. Freeman's Health Aide Clarra Warren and her husband, Jerry, made a challenge to students that they would match their contribution up to $500. The students rose to the occasion and collected $603. Organizers for the event hopes that the students continue their caring and sharing thoughout their lifetime by donating their time and talent to various organizations where they know they are making a difference.

Pictured L-R: Kyle Matthews, Kaleb Matthews, Health Aide Clara Warren, Reagan Sanchez, Chloe Hueser, and Caine Bruso.

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.

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

 

On the Calendar

Spirit Shirt Thursdays

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 Falcon

Freeman Elementary School
7303 S. Meridian
Haysville, KS 67060
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