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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.

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.

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.

Thank you Food For Thought!

Food for Thought delivered weekend snack bags to our students on Friday.  Food for Thought serves thousands of students in the local counties and has a very organized system. They are prepared to serve over 200 of our children initially. If you did not apply and would like to get an application, Ms. Glenda has extra copies.  If you recevied a bag on Friday, please return the bag Tuesday morning so they can be reused this week.

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 Paxton School where Superintendent Hughes welcomes and introduces new Paxton principal, Brent Jones. Superintendent Hughes reminds parents of important dates for the end of the first 9 weeks of school, and the Walton County Fair. Mr. Hughes also shares some exciting news about our newly recognized "Schools of Excellence."

Watch the Video!

 Johnny Appleseed Rock Your School DayFreeport Elementary flipped their classrooms for Rock the House Day on September 19, 2019.  Each grade transferred their classrooms around a learning theme. 

 Students in Kindergarten celebrated Johnny Appleseed with fun activities including apple tasting.  Students and teachers dressed like Johnny Appleseed.  First grade students explored bats based on their reading of Stella Luna.  They loved an echolocation activity, stem activities with flying bats and reading with flashlights. Rock the House-Bats

Second grade walked a runway like movie stars with descriptive adjectives and number bonds.  The students and teachers loved dressing for the runway. 

Rock the House-Decomposing numbersThird grade students became surgeons and surgically decomposed numbers using the distributive property and enjoyed travelling through the regions of the United States.  Other fantastic events included a library tour through Washington D.C, Mrs. Saltsman's drum circle outside, mining for syllables, and many EPIC activities!

    Rock the House- Drum Circle under the trees

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.