Dear Freiler Parents,
December marks the end of 2016 and the beginning of a new year. Students are working hard to gain the necessary knowledge for the upcoming online Smarter Balance Assessments starting in February. Daily, students are building their learning capacity in multiple ways as they gain valuable skills through various methodologies that support Common Core.
As I visit classrooms, I am seeing fantastic collaboration going on and students are developing social and academic skills at an amazing rate. Kindergartners are now writing sentences and putting them together to form a short paragraph and 8th graders are using inquiry to solve real world problems through hands-on exploration. Freiler stars work diligently each day following Common Core Rigorous Design ELA and math lessons to build a strong foundation for looking at learning through a new lens and to prepare for high school. Teachers are also working hard creating rigorous curriculum lessons that are engaging and inspiring to students as they develop into lifelong learners.
Students are also preparing for the holidays by creating special gifts and decorations for their parents. I enjoy seeing the excitement in the classrooms as they practice for a variety of things such as a sing-a-long show or a music event where our Freiler Stars get to show off their talents. Speaking of talents, our play this year was amazing and the students really shined as they put on the Mary Poppins play.
I also want to thank our Freiler Staff Parent Association- FSPA for offering the Gingerbread Shoppe again this year, where student scan shop and buy special gifts for all their loved ones. They also offer monthly fundraising activities to support our staff. Thank you for supporting them, so they can support our wonderful teaching staff.
I wish all Freiler Families a very Merry Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!
Karen Alcorn, Principal