Welcome to a Brand New Year! 2019-2020

Welcome Back 2019-2020

Additionally, we will continue with the Mickey Theme this year, and we all want to get on the EPCOT Wall (Every Person Can Obtain Their Goals!)  Students must learn either the required sight words for their grade level and/or vocabulary words for my ESOL students.  Encourage your child to earn their medal and get their picture on the EPCOT Wall!

EIP & ESOL will be structured in 45 minute blocks of time each day (50 minutes for 4th/5th).  I will pull smaller groups or individual students within the class in order to hone in on specific skills needed by your child.  If you ever have questions, please contact me at  gina.shumpert@cobbk12.org, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I’m looking forward to another Freytastic Year!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back to all of my students.  I hope everyone had a wonderful break spending time with family and friends during the holidays!  As we gear up for a new year and the second half of this school year, I look forward with great anticipation of the growth all of you will make!

Kindergarten:  ESL students – great job on learning your letters.  We will continue to work on learning all of the sounds the letters make as well as vocabulary acquisition.  This month, we will be including more drawing/labeling and writing sentences.

Kindergarten: Math students – great job on learning how to count to 100.  We will continue to practice this skill as well as counting by 10’s to 100 and 5’s to 100.  I look forward to seeing you solve word problems within 5 using fun objects such as marshmallows, markers, cereal and your own drawings.

1st grade:  We will continue to work on learning all of those sight words, reading comprehension skills and writing creative stories.

2nd grade:  I have enjoyed your retelling of the holiday books you’ve read and the great teachers you were in asking questions about the stories.  I look forward to more growth in reading, writing and vocabulary acquisition as we read stories about Polar Animals as well as our weekly Time for Kids. Keep reading for Readers Rule the World!

3rd grade:  Wow! What great reading and writing that has taken place!  I look forward to more growth in these areas as we read stories about historical events and scientific ideas.  We will also begin working on opinion writing.  I can’t wait to read all about your opinion on various topics and hearing the reasons behind your belief.  Happy Writing!!

4th grade/5th grade: ESL students – Great job on your stories about the variety of Christmas trees.  You did a wonderful job researching your type of tree and writing an interesting story explaining the characteristics of your tree.

We will begin the year writing about our opinion on a variety of topics and stories. I can’t wait to read all about your opinion on various topics and hearing the reasons behind your belief.  Happy Writing!!

 

1st Grade ESOL

My first grade ESOL students are working hard in class.  We are working on the four domains of listening, speaking, reading & writing.  One project we are currently working on is our Fill a Bucket book from A to Z.  This is an alphabet book that your child is creating based on the book Fill a Bucket written by Carol McCloud and Katherine Martin. Your child is learning how to use past tense verbs as they tell about a character whose name begins with each letter of the alphabet. Each day, we practice sharing in front of the class or being a good listener as others share what they wrote for that day. Be sure to ask your child to tell you about their book.

Kindergarten ESOL

Hi fabulous parents of Kindergarten ESOL students.  We are busy learning our letters and sounds as well as important vocabulary words related to school.  In addition, we are learning how to ask questions.  We can ask questions to help others as well as ask questions when we are needing assistance with our work, etc.  Encourage your child to ask you a question.

 

Frey Day On A Saturday

Hello Frey families,

It’s time to plan to be a part of our 5th Annual “Frey-Day On A Saturday” on October 27thfrom 9am until noon!

This is a great opportunity to show your students what it means to contribute to their community.

Here at Frey we have a beautiful 80-acre campus that is always open to the public.  In addition to our immediate surrounding campus that includes the full-sized track and field along with three playscapes and beautiful landscaping, we also have over 2.5 miles of nature trails with 12 outdoor classroom settings.  This takes some work to maintain, and many hands make light work.  Last year we had literally hundreds of volunteers with equipment, trucks, and tractors show up.  We are hopeful for that same type of response to get our campus looking great for Fall Festival on November 2nd.  Please plan to spare a couple of hours to come out with the family and contribute.  Please click on the link below to sign up and share resources!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLZbLX_iUHnRIvBpm4mcNJthUODQ0WVVLQjNFVjJJN0VFQ1dCQTdRNDAwVy4u

(Don’t worry…You could come help out and still be home in plenty of time for the big college football games!)

Jason Cathey

Principal

Frey Elementary School

Allatoona Trunk or Treat

Allatoona High School’s FCCLA

INVITES YOUR SCHOOL/DAYCARE TO PARTICIPATE IN

How to Participate?

First thing…distribute this flyer to your students and parents to promote this event!

Next, bring your family and join us on October 27th from 4-6 pm
in the Founder’s Lot at Allatoona High School!!
Note: The Founder’s Lot is located to the right back corner of the football field. Signs will be posted for your convenience.

We will be serving hotdogs, chips and beverages for $1.00 each
during the event.

Lastly, HAVE FUN and ENJOY YOUR AFTERNOON WITH US!!!

Please email Mrs. Alejandro at anne.alejandro@cobbk12.org if you have any questions

Welcome Back 2018-2019

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  We will have a wonderful year of learning and striving for success this year in our ESOL and EIP classes. We have a Mickey Theme this year and we all want to get on the EPCOT Wall (Every Person Can Obtain Their Goals!)  Students must learn either the required sight words for their grade level and/or vocabulary words for my ESOL students.  Encourage your child to earn their medal and get their picture on the EPCOT Wall!

EIP & ESOL will be structured in 45 minute blocks of time each day.  I will pull smaller groups or individual students within the class in order to hone in on specific skills needed by your child.  If you ever have questions, please contact me at  gina.shumpert@cobbk12.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I’m looking forward to another Freytastic Year!!

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: www.cobbk12.org/frey

PTSA: www.freyspark.org

Foundation: https://freyfdtn.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreyFlames/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/freyflames

 

I’ve also included an electronic attachment of our hours and transportation information for your reference.

 

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.

 

 

Jason Cathey

Principal

Frey Elementary School

You Matter To Me.

Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  We will have a wonderful year of learning and spreading our wings this year in our ESOL and EIP classes.  EIP will be structured differently this year as it will not be a set 45 minute block of time each day.  I will pull smaller groups for shorter periods of time in order to hone in on specific skills needed by your child.  If you ever have questions, please contact me at gina.shumpert@cobbk12.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I’m looking forward to another Freytastic Year!!