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In an effort to improve system practices, Freeport Elementary School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3013344

 Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

FES Puts a Freeze on Cancer

February 6, 2020

Freeport Elementary students raised over $4000 for Cancer Freeze. Students donated money during their P.E. classes and earned rubber ducks from the coach’s duck pond. The students competed for the right to participate in a “Pie the Teacher” reward for the class raising the most money.

First grade students raised $1,091, and won the honor of “Pie the Teacher.” Ava Garrett and Aiden Hester were the top earners for the first grade and got to personally smoosh a pie.  Special pie recipients were coaches: Cortez Caldwell, Amy Brassell, Holly Martin, and Assistant Principal, Laurie Campbell.  The first grade students were very excited about the fundraiser and watching the pie presentation. Third grade students came in a very close 2nd place raising $1,055 and were invited to watch the presentation as runner up.

A check for $4044.46 was presented to Jennifer Davidson from Cancer Freeze, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to chosen individual(s) from South Alabama or Northwest Florida who are battling cancer. Freeport Elementary wants to thank Cancer Freeze for their amazing work in helping our local residents; all students and families for their notable generosity; and Holly Martin and Amy Brassell for organizing this awesome fundraiser.

 

For more information on the Cancer Freeze organization, please visit www.cancerfreeze.org or their Facebook page by clicking here.

Superintendent Hughes' Monthly Video Update has been published! Please watch and share!
This month's video was filmed at the Walton County School District office in DeFuniak Springs, Fl. Superintendent Hughes shares the recent Graduation Rate data, upcoming special events, and introduces the new principal at Van R. Butler Elementary School, Mr. James "Jimmy" Ross.

https://youtu.be/co8EtnzGhHY

FES Celebrates Literacy Week

January 27, 2020

January 27th – 31st is Literacy Week at FES.  Parent Information notes came home on Friday!  There are many activities planned for students during this week. Look for a Reading Passport to come home on Monday. Students are asked to wear bright colors on Tuesday to show that their future is BRIGHT when their literacy skills are strong! Enjoy reading!

FES ENGINEERS ROCK THE HOUSE

January 21, 2020

The Freeport Elementary School Lego League team, FES Engineers, competed this past weekend and qualified for upcoming Regionals in Tallahassee on February 21st & 22nd. “It was very exciting when they announced that our team made it,” said Mark Siefke. They were one of 24 teams to qualify out of 94.  Teams were judged on multiple criteria including presentation of their project which was building a safe playground, the missions completed, their robot, and their robot design executive summaries.  The team accomplished 4 successful missions. Will Ludwig shared, “It was amazing that a young team like ours did so well at this competition.”  The teams were also judged on core values and how well they worked together. 

FES Engineers team members are Dani Rae Maliszewski, Will Ludwig, Amberly McDermott, Mark Siefke, Annabelle Carl, Selena Vosper, Michael Aresco, and Conner Spiva.  They are coached by 4th grade teacher, Nicole Ludwig, and parent volunteer, Amber Spiva. 

First Lego League is for elementary and middle school-aged students (grades 4-8).  They research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design.  For more information, visit www.firstinspires.org.

Freeport Elementary Students having been saving money for Cancer Freeze, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to chosen individual(s) from South Alabama or Northwest Florida who is battling cancer.  Students are “Freezing for a Reason” by donating money during their P.E. classes.  For every $5 they donate, they get to take a duck from the coach’s pond and the grade level that raises the most money, gets to participate a “Pie the Teacher” reward.  Students are very excited and so far have raised over $1600 for the Cancer Freeze organization.  Donations will be accepted until January 24th and the winning grade level will be announced on January 29th.  Special thanks to Coaches Holly Martin and Amy Brassell for organizing this great fundraiser, and to Coach Caldwell for volunteering to take some pie in the face.

 

For more information on the Cancer Freeze organization, please visit www.cancerfreeze.org or their Facebook page by clicking here.

Lost and Found Overflowing

January 8, 2020

Attention Parents!

If your child is missing a coat or lunchbox, please check the lost and found. We are overflowing.

Attendance Notifications

January 7, 2020

 

Attendance Notifications

 

FES is excited to announce the new FOCUS Absent Texting feature starting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  The new feature will automatically send you a text when your child is marked U-unexcused in FOCUS.  You will be automatically enrolled using the cell phone number on file in FOCUS.  If that number is not capable of receiving texts, the message will either be converted to a voice message or you will receive nothing at all, depending on your cell phone provider.

 

How it works:

  • Text messages are sent out at the quarter hour for Unexcused absences within 30 minutes.

 

  • You can turn the texts off for the rest of the day by responding “TODAY” to the text.

 

  • You can opt out completely by replying “UNSUBSCRIBE” to the text.

 

  • Be aware if attendance is taken and your child is marked U-unexcused, but then comes in tardy, you might still receive a text about the absence if the attendance is not changed before the message is sent.

 

 

We look forward to this exciting new feature in FOCUS.  Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month's video was filmed in the historic Walton County Heritage Museum in the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares important upcoming dates, and a brief overview of some exciting new projects and collaborations in the district. Special guest for this month is Mrs. Donna Simmons, our newly appointed principal at Freeport High School!

https://youtu.be/rwCUWJ29Ado

Freeport Elementary proudly presents our Teacher of the Year, Mr. Benjamin Watson and our Educational Support Professional of the year, Mr. Jeffrey Powell. These men are an incredible addition to our Freeport family. They go above and beyond to serve our students and are amazing team members.

  

FES Celebrates Kindness Week

November 20, 2019

Students and staff celebrated Kindness Week November 13th-15th. The staff was treated to a snack from the Social Committee Sunshine Cart. Students received kindness bracelets, special lunch messages, and were able to write compliments to each other in the lunchroom. Every grade level participated in Random Act of Kindness by surprising another class with notes and treats and Mrs. Saltsman's 4th grade music class surprised the office with a song. https://youtu.be/TuHQ3aLVMzE

Check out our Facebook Page Story to see more pictures!

FES Students Ride in Style

November 20, 2019

Pre-K through 4th grade students enjoyed a limo ride and lunch at Nick's Seafood Restaurant for selling more than 15 items in our Fall Cookie Fundraiser. Congratulations!  Check out our Facebook page for more photos of this awesome day!

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month's video was filmed at Maude Saunders Elementary School where Superintendent Hughes introduces Mrs. Cindy Neale as the new Principal at MSE. Superintendent Hughes shares important information about mid-term progress reports, along with upcoming events and holidays in our schools. Make sure to watch the video to the end to see the MSE House of Courage presenting their House Cheer!

https://youtu.be/O-TMGmDN_SY

New Fast Pass for Visitors

November 12, 2019

We are excited to offer a new, faster way to check in when you visit FES. If you are already in the Raptor System, you can use the new Fast Pass Kiosk to scan your Driver’s License and print your visitor badge. These kiosks will be used for special events, when we have a large number of people checking in at one time.

Remember, you will need your Driver’s License in order to use the Fast Pass System, and you must be already in the Raptor System.  All other visitors will still have to present their Driver’s License and check in with Miss Glenda. We will begin using Fast Pass on November 20th for the Thanksgiving Lunch. Please call the office at 850-892-1211 if you have any questions.

Di'lishi Tonight!

November 5, 2019

Don't forget to stop by Di'lishi tonight from 3:00-7:00! A portion of the proceeds support our school!

Red Ribbon Week

Thank you goes out to our guest speaker, Cory Dobridnia, with the Walton County Sheriff's Department for speaking to our 4th grade students. #MyFutureMatters #I'mDrugFree

FES FALL FESTIVAL 2019

October 25, 2019

A huge THANK YOU to the Freeport Elementary School PTO for an amazing Fall Festival! You Rocked the House last night. We love all that you do for our school.
Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and community members that volunteered last night and thank you to the families that came out to join us! It was a blast!  Head over to our Facebook page to see more pictures of this great event!

Congratulations to Evonyee Saltos and Tristan Vital!

Evonyee and Tristan are the first two students to make the AR Millionaire's Club meaning they have read over ONE MILLION words this school year.  Both students are also Cool Cat readers meeting their AR goal for their grade level.  We are so proud of them!!

For more information on the FES AR Program and goal criteria, click here for the media center page.