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Rock Your School

September 17, 2019

Get ready for an EPIC Day of Learning!

FES Teachers are preparing to flip their classrooms for an unforgettable, EPIC day of learning!  Check back later this week for full details and pictures of this fantastic event.  FES Rocks the House!

Please join us for our Annual Title 1 Meeting and Open House, on September 10, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Book Fair will be open.

Únase a nosotros para nuestra reunión anual de Título 1 y Open House, el 10 de septiembre de 2019 a las 5:30 p.m.

La Feria del Libro estará abierta.

Freeport Elementary School had a huge turnout for their Watch Dog Dads Program. Over 150 dads attended the Pizza Night for students, fathers, and father-figures and signed up to volunteer throughout our school!  This is the 2nd year that FES has partnered with the program to bring positive male role models into the school.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Pannell at [email protected]  of call 892-1211, ext. 2363

"The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program was created by a group of parents and educators in a single school in 1998, and has since grown to one of the largest and most respected family and community engagement initiatives in the country.

Each year thousands of schools across the country utilize the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program to reach out to the fathers and father-figures of their students and invite those men to take at least one full day off work during the school year and spend that entire day volunteering in their child’s school. Each year WATCH D.O.G.S. ® generates millions of in-school volunteer hours in support of our students and educators across the country.

Program benefits 
• Students gain a positive male role model. Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years. More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.
• Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.
• Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.
• When WatchDOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet the educational goals of students."

Freeport Elementary is excited to continue this program for their school and community! 

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 Freeport Middle School where Superintendent Hughes welcomes new principal, John Olson. Superintendent Hughes shares his excitement over the great beginning of the 2019-20 school year, and emphasizes the importance of regular daily school attendance for student success. Mr. Hughes also reminds parents of the upcoming mid-term progress reports coming out on September 11, 2019. Great things are happening in the WCSD!

Free Pizza, Drinks, & Fun!

On Thursday, September 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm, we will be having our 2nd annual 'Dads and Kids' Pizza Night at Freeport Elementary School.  Meet in the cafeteria at 6:00pm for FREE pizza and drinks. At 6:30, we will have a presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) Program.

Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers...this is your chance to have a night out alone with your student in a fun atmosphere at school.

Look for the blue form to come home from school on Thursday, 8/22 and make sure to return it by Wednesday, August 28, 2019!

Students who read over one million words went on a field trip to Nick's for lunch, in a limo today. 
FHS Seniors paraded the halls of FES.  The elementary students and teachers loved seeing them in their graduation attire.
Third and Fourth grade students enjoyed Career Day with FHP, FWC, SWAT, Lifeguards, K9 units, Fire Rescue, an Ambulance, and the Marines.  Thank you to Deputy Harsel for organizing our special morning. Thank you for our visitors, the students loved it!
Scholastic representative, Rita Forbes presents Kristin Lewis and Donna Jackson a check from the Dugas Family Foundation for students to purchase books at a special BOGO Book Fair at Freeport Elementary.

Morning with Mom

April 19, 2019

FES moms and mother figures were invited to spend time in their child's classroom working on an ELA activity.  The students and moms had a great time!

Mrs. Aresco was recognized at the School Board Meeting as an outstanding volunteer in the district. Mrs. Aresco serves as PTO president. She organizes fundraisers, received a grant for FES, helps PTO fund classroom projects and many other things! We are so thankful for all she does at FES!

Grasses in Classes

April 17, 2019

Third graders participated in the "Grasses in Classes" program, by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance this year.  Today, they were able to explore the touch tanks and interact with marine life from the bay. 
Chris Holyfield spoke with 2nd-4th graders yesterday. Our students and faculty enjoyed hearing him speak against bullying. He visited several classrooms for high-fives and stories.

Spring at FES!

April 1, 2019

Thank you to our school volunteers and Frank's Cash and Carry for making our garden a place students will love to learn!
Freeport Elementary School teachers and staff viewed The Ron Clark Story after school on  Thursday.  FES is implementing the House System, modeled after The Ron Clark Academy, next school year. Teachers and staff are excited to start this new behavior, motivation, and team building system.   A team will visit the academy in May.