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.

We are happy to begin our new school year being recognized as a National CKH Showcase School. And with
this honor, expectations and procedures are important components for all students, new and old, to learn or
revisit. We spent our first 7 days of school learning, practicing, and applying our procedures and expectations. We believe the time we spend at the start of school to learn these acceptable behaviors is time well spent. Ask your child about their class Social Contract!

In addition to developing our class Social Contracts, teachers have also been engaged in fun activities to get
to know your child. Building relationships is a key component to our success and nomination for CKH showcase school. Teachers and students have worked together to create unique student artwork that will hang in the vestibule of our school. All artwork will be available for you to see right after the Labor Day holiday.

 

In Topeka for Capturing Kids' Hearts

Capturing Kids Hearts Recognition in Topeka

Mark Your Calendars

September 4: No School - Labor Day

September 22: No School - Building Inservice

September 29: No PM Pre-Kindergarten Classes - Homecoming Parade

Freeman Elementary is a Girls on the Run Site

This is a program just for Freeman girls to help them stay active and make friends while developing healthy lifestyles. Freeman is lucky to have six coaches for its program: Natalie Johnson, Head Coach, who has run numerous half marathons including the challenging Oklahoma City Marathon. Nicole Harkins (Freeman 5th Grade Teacher) Assistant Coach, who likes running 5K races and is the Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach at Campus High. Chelsea Darling (Freeman Kindergarten Teacher) Assistant Coach, who is a former college athlete that is looking forward to running a 5K. Bonnie Lane (Freeman Kindergarten Teacher) Assistant Coach, who is new to running and is very excited about coaching Girls On the Run. Jacqueline Solis (Campus High Secretary), Assistant Coach who can be seen running all over Haysville. Christina Woodson (Prairie Para Educator), Assistant Coach who has ran the challenging Oklahoma City Marathon last Spring.

Let Us Know What You Think

Parent Survey

Welcome back Freeman Falcons!

Literacy First

Our school district is currently in our 8th year implementing Literacy first at the Elementary level. What that means is each student has been assessed through research-based systematic processes to determine their zone of proximal development (ZPD). That also means that each teacher has received extensive training to ensure your child succeeds in reading.

Each day, your child will spend 1 hour in whole group reading, 1 hour in small groups or centers and 20 minutes of Monitored Independent Reading Practice (MIRP). Our goal at Freeman Elementary is to create life-long learners with a love of literacy.

Each month I will post information regarding literacy strategies or skills that might be helpful for you and your child at home. If you have any questions about Literacy First, please contact me, Tony Haight at 554-2265 or email thaight@usd261.com

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

The most important part of our procedures is for parents to use the crosswalk at all times. Not only is the crosswalk the right thing to do, it is the safe thing to do. Please don’t ask your child to cut between cars, even if you are walking with them!

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

 



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

Office Hours
7:45 AM - 4:15 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:

September 21
Third Thursday of the Month at 6:00 PM

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!

2017-18 Officers

President: Bonnie Lane
Vice Pres: Chelsea Darling
Secretary: Misty Kesterson
Co-Treasurer: Trisha Dodson
Co-Treasurer: Dalen Rosiere

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

 

Ashley Mallett
Attendance Secretary

email: amallett@usd261.com


Freeman Elementary School
7303 S. Meridian
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2265
F: (316) 554-2295
Office Hours:
7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

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