GREAT to see all my parents today at Feast Day!  You guys rock.  Great parents= great kids!  It is my pleasure to be with this group each and every day.

Spelling- both classes..test tomorrow Week 9!

Volunteers needed to plan and execute the class holiday party for Asher.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful,

Dina Asherr


4th Grade Feast Day is set for this THURSDAY, Nov. 16th

Asher’s time is 11:35-12:25

Reading homework “Rubik’s Cube” is due tomorrow (WED.) and we have a spelling test on Friday.



Homework info…

“Apollo 8” is due TOMORROW.  I accidently switched next week’s homework with this week’s homework.

Ask your child about our  video clips called “One Man Band” and “For the Birds” (reading skill: inferring meaning)

FEAST DAY for 4th grade is November 16th.  Everyone is welcome.  My lunch time (Asher) begins at 11:35…Mr. Jordan will have a different lunch time.

THANKSGIVING BREAK is November 20-24th

4th grade “holiday” party is set for December 19th…details to follow in December…If you would like to volunteer to organize this event, please contact me via note/ e-mail.  (6 ish volunteers needed)


“Freyday” on a Saturday-THIS weekend

Mr. Cathey sent home a green note regarding a Frey’s clean up of the nature trail and surrounding area yesterday, which is THIS Saturday, Nov. 4th.

Please sign up at:


PLEASE SEND IN YOUR “CANS” ASAP so we can build our can STEM display.  After the design contest and judging, the cans will then be donated to Must Ministries.


READING- “Before They Were Kiddie Rides” worksheet is due tomorrow…11-3

A “pumpkin” worksheet went home yesterday.  Please take a peek at this worksheet with your child.  The skill: inferencing…(hardest of comprehension skills)



Home today

Graded papers are coming home today along with your child’s typed poem.  (FABULOUS job, BTW)

Tuesday, October 31st, your child can dress up as their favorite character with a donation of $5 which will go to Relay for Life.


What a great year of conferences!  Thank you for making the time to come visit Mr. Jordan and myself last week.  We learned  so much from YOU!!!


Spelling/Vocab test THIS Friday (the 27th) Week 6 (ed, ing endings)

Reading- Ghost in the Attic due 10/27  (new reading homework will be assigned on this day as well)



Both classes-

Have had 3 days of poet research (although our studies have been interrupted) so please ensure that your child’s research is finished by tomorrow. Asher’s class has had more research time than Jordan’s but both classes had ample time.

Okay…got it up and running!

Sorry for the Sign Up Genius issues…totally my fault.  It is up and running now and we would love for you to sign up for conferences–which is next week!

Also, don’t forget that tomorrow (Thursday) is early release (12:10) and so is ALL of next week.

READING HOMEWORK (Tropical Rain Forest) is due Friday.  A new reading passage will be assigned and due the following week.

No SPELLING this week.


More information from Mr. Cathey

Following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook will allow you to quickly see the great things that we celebrate as well as be informed of reminders and upcoming dates without having to go and check email or visit our website.  However, our website is always a one-stop shop where everything is literally one or two clicks away.  The calendar on our beautifully updated PTSA website is a great feature as well.  No matter what, it is our goal for you to stay as connected as possible to Frey Elementary. And always remember that it is you, our families who make it the best school in the nation.  We hope that you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you at your students’ upcoming conferences

Information from Mr. Cathey

Hello Frey Parents,

I’d like to take an opportunity as we wrap up the first 9 weeks of school, to share some celebrations along with some useful logistical information.

Let me first say that in my fourth year as the principal here at Frey, this has been the best start to a school year yet!  Your students are each active members of a pretty amazing learning community.  Their teachers have been collaborating and planning together to make the previously outstanding instructional experiences even better.   The other administrators and I see this everyday as we observe in the classrooms, but more importantly, the district staff and other visitors to our building continually rave about the high levels of student engagement and outstanding atmosphere across our campus.  On top of all of this, the support from our two excellent parent organizations, PTSA and Foundation has been second to none.  Friday night it truly filled my heart to see such authentic community in action at our Fall Festival.  I know I speak for all of the staff and volunteers, when I say that the smiles on your children’s faces are worth every single second of preparation and hard work.  With all of this said, I am even more optimistic and hopeful for the great things up ahead for the Flames of Frey!


After sharing all that we have to celebrate and look forward to, I’d like to encourage each of you to take advantage of some great ways to stay informed with all things Frey.  The reason for sending this letter electronically is so that you could easily have active links to each of these resources on your computers or mobile devices.  Please visit and get connected to each of these outlets:


School Website: