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​School Supplies for the 2017-2018 school year are now on sale. Save time and money by ordering your school supply pack online. All supplies needed to start the school year off will be waiting for you on meet the teacher night. No running from store to store chasing down that elusive composition notebook. If interested see the attachment below.

SchoolSupply2017-18.pdf

  

​As you are aware, 3rd and 4th grade students were administered the STAAR exam (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) in March and/or May of this school year. Last year, results for the STAAR assessment were provided to parents by mail during the summer. This school year, we will be sending out an email with how to access the results. We anticipate this email coming to you on June 20th.​

  

​We are registering new to Keller ISD Kindergarten and 1st graders. If you have a new to Keller Kindergartener or 1st grader OR know of any friends or neighbors who will have a Kindergarten student or a 1st grade student who did not attend Keller ISD this year, please have them call our office at 817-744-4800 to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year.​

  

​Residency Verification will be completed online this year. You will receive an email from "ienroll" on July 11th with instructions on how to complete your online verification. Generally it lands in a SPAM or CLUTTER folder. The online verification will be due by July 18th. If you have any questions or need access to a computer please call the office and we will be of service.

This paperwork is used at the central administration building to verify our enrollment and it assures I will have all Freedom's teachers in place when the school year starts. I thank you in advance for completing the online paperwork or calling our campus secretary to set up an alternate time to come in to complete this vital step in getting the 2017-2018 school year started. 

  

Teachers will be making some very important phone calls on August 10th to let you know which classroom your Eagle will be in for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will then have the opportunity to meet their teacher that night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you ordered school supplies through our PTA, the supplies will be with your teacher​.

  

Monday is bring your teacher a book or needed classroom supply
Tuesday is students make your teacher a card or write a poem
Wednesday is celebrate you co-curr teachers with one of their favorite things
Thursday is wear your teacher’s favorite color or sports gear.
Friday is bring your teacher a gift or card to pamper her.

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See attachment for details and registration. Co curr summer camp registration 2017.pdf

  

​*Call the office for an appointment. 817-744-4800​

New registration for incoming Kindergartners and 1st Graders will be held April 3-7 from 8:30 - 2:30 and April 4 from 5-7 pm. Appointments are required.

  

​Congratulations to Kindergarten Teacher Jillian Burkhart for being Freedom's teacher of the year!  Angie Parker and Kelly Holt were also nominated. 

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​Students who are nominated are assessed for eligibility of Gifted and Talented Services at the campus level by our GT teacher Mrs. Douglass.  Quantitative and qualitative measures are used to determine eligibility. Here is the updated KISD Advanced Academics link:  http://campus.kellerisd.net/gt for more information about the GT program, dates and deadlines, and other good stuff before nominating. 

Students Referred by Dec. 2nd will be tested for GT between January 3-20
Students Referred by April 7th will be tested for GT between April 24-May 12

GT Parent Nomination Survey_K-4_09182016.pdf

  

​October 24 - 28th is Red Ribbon Week

Monday- Crazy Hair/Crazy Socks:  "From head to toe, be drug free"

Tuesday- Super Hero: "You have the power to say no to drugs!"

Wednesday- Sports Day: "Team up against drugs"

Thursday- Hawaiian Day:  "Lei off of drugs"​

Friday- Pajama Day: "Follow your dreams"

  

As part of the R.O.C.K. project, this years art teachers have adopted the new Keller location for the North Texas Humane Society as our charity project. Selected student artwork will be rotated on display at the shelter throughout the year and we will be making toys, pet beds, scratching posts, etc. for the animals.

Over the holidays the animals go to foster homes while they await adoptions. I am holding a drive for our school to collect items the shelter needs for the employees, animals, and foster families during this time. Students, their families, and teachers are invited to participate.

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The Casey’s Kids Program started in 1997 when Janie Casey, a former counselor with the Keller Independent School District, discovered that a student was limiting the number of school days attended per week due to a lack of clothing. It was this student’s need that led to Ms. Casey’s mission to find a way to fund the clothing needs of students in need district-wide. Named in Janie’s honor, the Casey’s Kids Fun Run began as an effort to provide clothing, initially, and has now expanded to include other items such as school supplies and household needs. Funds are kept in Keller ISD and distributed to Keller ISD families by our school counselors.
With this being the 20th anniversary, we want lots of people out there running and walking this year. Like all years this is a family event. All ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend and participate.

Casey's Kids Entry Form 2016.pdf

  

​Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) kick-off night will be on September 19th at 6:00 PM here at Freedom. We will serve pizza and drinks and some of our returning Watch D.O.G.S. (or TOP D.O.G.S.) will do a presentation on how you can become a Watch D.O.G. at Freedom. We will have a calendar available that night for male role models to sign-up for their preferred days to volunteer. From past experience, the calendar fills up very quickly. Come prepared to sign up on the 19th, so you won’t miss out on a fun day making a difference in the lives of our Eagles.​

  

​2016-17 Spirit T-Shirts can now be ordered!  Here's the form: Freedom TShirt.pdf

Students wear these t-shirts for spirit days and field trips.  Please send the form with payment to school with your child or deliver it to the front office.

  

Dropoff:  The first day of school is Tuesday, August 23.  Doors will open at 7:25 am and students may go straight to their classrooms if not eating breakfast.  Parents may walk their students to their classrooms on Tuesday only.

Beginning on Wednesday, August 24, parents must check in at the office before entering the building.  Students will go to breakfast or wait in the gym until 7:45, and teachers will pick them up to go to class.

Pickup:

Car riders: Kindergarten will be dismissed in the front of the building at the end of their hall.  Please do not walk up to the doors to get your child; stay in your car.

First Grade will dismiss at the end of their hallway at the rear of the building. Please do not walk up to the doors to get your child; stay in your car.

Second through Fourth Grades will dismiss at the front of the building at the end of the Third Grade hallway.  Please do not walk up to the doors to get your child; stay in your car.

Bus, Carpool, and Walkers:​ Dismissal will be at the west side of the school by the cafeteria.

  

​Mr. Mantz will be using Remind 101 to send text updates about what's happening at Freedom.  To join, text @4296g to 81010.  If you were receiving these texts last year, you WILL need to sign up again for this year.

  

​Come and meet your teacher on August 18th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  You will receive a phone call from your child's teacher beforehand so you will know where to go.  This is an excellent time for school supplies to be brought to school.

The first day of school is August 23rd.  Doors will open at 7:25. 

  

Please see the link for school supplies for this school year.

http://www.kellerisd.net/studentsandfamilies/know/Pages/SchoolSupplies.aspx

  

​School supply orders for the 2016-2017 school year will be taken through June 25th.  See flyer for more details.​  FRE105 COLOR.pdf

  

​Keller ISD students are welcome to go to the following libraries to check out books during the summer.  Each library will be open one day a week at the posted times.  Students can go to different libraries and books can be checked out and returned to any of the 4 libraries. 

Dates Libraries will be open: June 6 – July 28:

Tuesdays:  Lone Star ES Library  and North Riverside ES Library:  9am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm

Wednesdays:  Independence ES Library:  9am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm

Thursdays:  Parkview ES Library:  9am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm

  

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​On August 2, Keller ISD will host the first annual Bullying Prevention Summit  at the KISD Education Center, featuring Anti-Bullying expert Paul Coughlin. The event is free and open to all employees, parents and community members.  For registration and detailed information, please follow the link below:

KISD Bullying Prevention Summit  

  

​We will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, May 26th 6:30. This is designed to give parents an idea of what to expect in August and to answer any questions parents may have. If you know a soon to be Kindergarten parent please let them know.​

Please see the information below on a two day Kindergarten student orientation in August. We are hoping to have as many of our Kindergarteners here as possible.

KinderCampFlyer 2016-Freedom.pdfKinderCampRegistrationForm2016-17.pdf

  

Mr. Tyler and his administrative team are preparing for our 4th graders to be part of the Bulldog family next year. You are invited to a 5th grade orientation on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 PM to learn more about Parkwood Hill and the 5th grade experience.

PHIS Orientation.pdf  Parkwood Hill School Supply List 2016-2017.pdf  PHIS School Supply Pack Flyer 2016-2017.pdf

  

The Keller ISD art show featuring works from Freedom Elementary students will be open to the public this Monday, May 9th through Thursday, May 12th during regular business hours at Keller Town Hall (1100 Bear Creek Pkwy). There is a reception Thursday evening for the artists and their families from 5-7pm. Students featured in the show will receive a formal invitation to the reception from Mrs. Lovern.

  

​Congratulations to our very own second grade teacher Angela Shortledge!  She was honored as one of two teachers recognized as outstanding first year teachers.  

  

​Representative Matt Krause will be speaking to our 4th graders about the legislature on Tuesday, April 12, at 8:15.

  

Kindergarten Round up is officially over but we are still registering new to Keller ISD Kindergarten and 1st graders. If you know of any friends or neighbors who will have a Kindergarten student or a 1st grade student who did not attend Keller ISD this year, please have them call our office​.

It is time for Kindergarten and 1st grade round-up for students NEW to Keller ISD. Please call us (817-744-4800) beginning on Monday, March 28th through Friday, April 1st, to schedule an appointment to register your child NEW to KISD for kindergarten/first grade. We will be scheduling appointments for April 4th – April 8th from 8:30-2:30. On April 5th we will also take night appointments from 5-7 pm. If you know of any friends or neighbors who will have a Kindergarten student or a 1st grade student who did not attend Keller ISD this year, please pass along this important information.​

English-Spanish Kinder-1st Roundup Flyer (002).pdf

  

​Congratulations to Mrs. Thorson for winning Teacher of the Year!!  Freedom is lucky to have you.​  See Photo Album for more.

Congratulations, also, to Mrs. Parker and Ms. Burkhart, who were the other nominees.