Career Week

Frey’s Annual “Look at what you can be when you are Drug Free and AIM HIGH” career week will be held October 15th – 19th.  Careers are introduced to students based on the standards in their grade level.  In the coming week we are going to ask for parent(s) to volunteer who would like to share their career with Frey Students.

Each year we are amazed at all of the amazing careers our parents have. Listed below are the standards for each grade level.

*Please note that you may not work with your child’s grade level if you volunteer*

Grade Kindergarten: Community Helpers

Grade 1: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security)

Grade 2 (Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications; Health Science; Education and Training)

Grade 3 (Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Energy)

Grade 4 (STEM; Manufacturing; Business Management and Administration; Architecture and Construction)

Grade 5 (Finance; Information Technology; Marketing; Government and Public Administration)

***Thank you in advance for your support***

Morning Car Line Tips!

Morning car line can be frustrating. Everyone has some place to be and the line never seems to move fast enough. Some of our fifth graders researched the problem and discovered some interesting facts:


  • Almost HALF of our students arrive at school through the morning car line.
    • It doesn’t seem right, but it’s true. Almost 400 students arrive every day in the car line within 35 minutes. Most of those students are single car riders.
  • On average, we process about 5 cars every 30 seconds
    • Some students are ready to jump out of the car. Some are still eating, some are still getting dressed, and some are still sleeping. By the numbers, that’s 10 cars every minute for 35 minutes. That’s a little short of our total.
  • The busiest time to arrive is between 7:40 and 7:47. 
    • Everybody is rushing to get in right before the bell rings. To be clear, students should be in their seats in their classroom when the bell rings at 7:50.
  • The slowest time is between 7:20 and 7:25.
    • Sometimes there are no cars in the car line during this time. Some parents are waiting in the car line before the doors open at 7:15. Arriving this early allows the kids a chance to get settled and get a jump on their day.


It’s not just an inconvenience; It’s a safety issue. People get desperate to get their child to class on time and unfortunately they sometimes engage in risky behavior.  No meeting or deadline is as important as the safety of your child.


So how do we make it better? We do our best to plan an efficient system. Unfortunately there are only a certain number of staff members available to help every morning. We depend on our parents to follow the rules. 


There are three non-negotiables for the morning car line:

  • Only drop off students at the front overhang. 
    • Do not drop off students at the end of the sidewalk or anywhere other than the overhang. Because:
      • Kids are clumsy. We love them all, but even at their best, they slip, trip, and fall. When they are rushed, excited, or tired, the problem is worse.
      • Children are impulsive. They do impulsive things. They wander off the sidewalk. They chase cars because they forget to give their mom a kiss.
  • If you choose to walk from Durham or anywhere else, walk your children all the way to the overhang. 
    • Do not allow them to cross the street by themselves. There is no crossing guard at the intersection.
    • Do not watch them from a distance. If they need assistance, they need it right then. Seconds really do matter.
    • Stay in line. Do not try to go around or cut in front of others. Be patient.
    • Do not enter the bus port area. There is a sign at the entrance restricting access.


Here are a few tips to make the car line experience better:

  • Ride the Bus. Less driving for you. We know this doesn’t work for everyone, but if even if 10% of our car riders choose to ride the bus, the impact would be substantial.
  • Carpool. Take turns driving the neighborhood kids.
  • Arrive early. Plan to be at school at 7:15
  • Have your kids ready to exit the car. Fully dressed, Shoes on, belly full, and wide awake.
  • Be patient. Everyone is doing their best.


Our students and their families matter to us. The morning routine sets the mood for the whole day. Let’s all work together to make every day the best it can be!


Frey Counselors Annual Calendar

Counseling core curriculum units for the 2018-2019 school year:

August 2018 – Introduction to Counselor

September 2018 – Problem/Solving bullying

October 2018 – Careers/Career Week

November 2018 – How to be a Reindeer

December 2018 – How to be a Reindeer ** more to come on this unit

January 2019 – Goal Setting

February 2019 – Diversity

March 2019 – Safety

April 2019 – Transition

May 2019 – Wrapping up the school year

Welcome Back!!!

Frey School Counselors would like to welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year.  Your Frey School Counselors are Sydnie Jones and Chris Wilson.  The grade levels we will be working with are as follows:

Sydnie Jones: K,2,4

Chris Wilson: 1,3,5

Please feel free to contact us in the following way’s:

Phone: 77-975-6655

E:mail: [email protected]      [email protected]

EGGcellent Egg Drop

The egg drop held on Monday was EGGcellent!  The egg drop kicked off our STEM campaign.  We had many creative designs and ideas.  Students at Frey are very fortunate to be able to go to the STEM lab on a frequent basis and learn from our STEM teacher.  Please take time to donate to Frey’s STEM-tastic campaign.


Join us today in our STEM-tastic Campaign by helping to raise funds for continued resources in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics instruction at Frey.  YOU are the Frey Foundation, and your students need your support! Visit the Foundation link on our website to learn more, and please share the link below with any businesses and/or individuals that might wish to give a tax-free donation on behalf of your student and their teacher!

Donate Online

What do you value?

Third graders have been answering the following question in guidance: What do you value?  As a basis for our lesson we use the website to gain a deeper understanding of different values.  For our activity students create thier own values billboard that represents their personal value.

Listed below is a sample that one of our third grade teachers created:


  *** If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything***




A Big Thank You

Frey Counselors would like to say thanks to Mrs. Lisa Ellerbee for her socical media presentation. Children and their parents learned valuable tools to help stay safe while using social media.

If you were unable to attend the presentation you can go to Mrs. Ellerbee’s facebook page:

January 16, 2018 After School Activities

Due to inclement weather, CCSD is cancelling ALL after school and evening activities except for ASP.  However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible.  In addition, we will be monitoring the weather situation and hope to make a decision regarding tomorrow by 10 pm this evening.  Please stay tuned.

January Guidance

As we kick off 2018, Frey counselors want to make sure that students have a positive outlook.  All grade levels will learn what it means to have a growth mindset:

Growth Mindset Definiton:( Robert Stenberg) People with a growth mindset see their qualities as things that can be developed through their dedication and effort. Sure they’re happy if they’re brainy or talented, but that’s just the starting point. They understand that no one has ever accomplished great things—not Mozart, Darwin, or Michael Jordan—without years of passionate practice and learning.