Egg Drop

Please see the information in the flyer below regarding the school-wide Egg Drop on March 5. We can’t wait to see the creative containers you build to protect your egg as it is dropped from the school roof.

Parent Survey:

Dear Families,

Please complete this survey as it calculates into our School Climate Rating and reflects on us as an entire school, teaching staff, and community. The Georgia Parent Survey is required for all schools in Georgia. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating.Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below. Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the survey!

Georgia Parent Survey:

Week of February 12th

Valentine Exchange on February 14th and STEM lab visit on February 14th as well.  Please spread the word to those who do not use this blog for updates. See last week’s post for more details. No Valentine boxes needed and bags will be provided.

Science: Plant & Animal Adaptations S3L1 Explain how adaptations of plants and animals support survival in Georgia’s geographic regions.

Math: Comparing fractions and explaining equivalence through reasoning and visual models. MGSE3.NF1 & 3  Represent and solve two-step word problems and writes an equation with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. MGSE#.OA.8


Jump Rope for Heart

Frey is joining 32,000 schools nation-wide to host a Jump Rope for Heart event. Through Jump Rope For Heart kids learn jump rope skills, how their heart works and raise money to help kids with special hearts.

Students will have fun, learn how to stay healthy and make a difference in the lives of others! Money raised during this event goes directly to the American Heart Association and funds are used to help kids across the nation that are born with heart-related illnesses.

Registration and donation information has been sent home with students.  You can register your student on-line at  No money is to be sent to school until the day of the event.

 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades – Thursday, February 15th

K, 1st and 2nd Grades – Friday, February 16th

Week of February 5th

A note from Mr Cathey:

Hello parents,
Coach Callahan will soon be helping our students participate in Jump Rope for Heart.  This is a national campaign that is hosted by The American Heart Association.  It’s a great event to raise funds and awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke.  These are the No.1 and No.4 killers in America.  It’s also great to promote heart healthy living in our students.
Here’s where you come in…Volunteers are needed throughout the week at different times.  Below is a sign up genius.  Please clicki on the link, check your schedules and see what spots could work for you.  Thank you for being a part of such an amazing community that supports our kids so well!  We hope to see you here.
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
-John Dewey
Jason Cathey
Frey Elementary School
We will swap Valentine’s Day cards/treats at the end of the day on Wednesday, February 14th.  This is to ensure little academic time is used on this activity. This is totally optional and not required, but sure is fun. Please make sure that your child does have one card/treat for each friend in their homeroom class.  We do not want to leave anyone out.  Also, your child’s teacher will provide bags so pre-made boxes from home are not necessary.  We will decorate bags, in place of Early Work, on Wednesday, February 14th. (To pass out cards efficiently, it is better not to have a child’s name on each card)
An important letter will come home on Friday explaining how your child did on the mock Benchmark Tests we took last week.  We highlighted areas of test taking concern (i.e. skipping pages) as well as given you specific areas of concern in academic topics (i.e. multiplication sentences).  Also, your child’s login and password for USATest Prep, a program online that helps significantly with review for the end of year tests, is also coming home.  In Technology Class last week, every child practiced logging in and work on a topic in this program.  Please make sure you child uses this program at home. We will, at times, assign homework from this site and check in to see how your child is doing!
MGSE.OA8 Represent and solve word problems using two steps and the four operations.
MGSE3.NF1,2 & 3 Understand fractions as numbers with visual models and partition shapes into equal parts while expressing the area of each part as a part of the unit fraction.
Social Studies:
SS3G3 Explain how the physical geography of the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southern colonies helped determine economic activity in the individual regions
SS3H3 Explain the factors that shaped British Colonial America.

Happy Thursday & Thank You!

Thank you so much for the thoughtful cards, beautiful flowers and yummy treats for teacher appreciate week! We appreciate them all so very much. Thanks to the wonderful parents who coordinated our lunch delivery and took the classes to lunch on Tuesday as well.

A few quick reminders as we go into Friday:
– Spelling test over re- words tomorrow – students should be able to use the words appropriately in sentences and spell them correctly
– Language Spiral and Math Spiral homework is to be completed nightly
– Please check your child’s binder routinely to remove completed work and any notes

Have a great evening!

Mrs. Willis & Mrs. Nikin

Prefixes Word Lists

Students will receive this Prefix word list today. This paper is very important because it contains 4 word lists, beginning this week through March 2. This week we are focusing on words with the re- prefix. Students need to know the meaning of the re- prefix (to do again) and how it changes the root word. Students should also be able to spell the words correctly. Please review these words with your student this week in preparation for the assessment on Friday. We will follow the schedule at the bottom of the page for the next list.