Category: Building News

News that comes from the office or applies to all grade levels.

Upcoming (and final) Fly-By Dates

The Fly-By Student Store will be open three more times this school year. The 3-5 store is open April 6th and May 11th from 3:00-3:30. The K-2 store’s final date is May 4th from 3:00-3:30.

Not only does the Fly-By sell school items, it gives fourth and fifth grade students an opportunity to learn about running a business. The best part? All profits are donated to Fredstrom School and the community. We hope to see you there!

Science Fair

Have you registered for the science fair?

Fredstrom Elementary will hold its annual Science Fair on February 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm. All students are invited to participate.  Registrations due on the 15th! Even students in Kindergarten can do a simple project.  Need help coming up with an idea?  You will find links to important documents, including ideas and registration for the upcoming event.  5th grade also has the opportunity to participate in the Zoetis-LPS-GSK Science Fair on March 1, 2018 at Lancaster Event Center. Click HERE to get started!

National School Counseling Week – February 5-9

National School Counseling Week 2017 is Feb. 5–9. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Fredstrom’s School Counselor is Jessica Northup.  Mrs. Northup, delivers a comprehensive counseling program to all of our students.  She teaches classroom lessons to students, helping them develop skills to manage their feelings, build healthy friendships, improve social relationships and develop their academic and career interests.  She also provides individual and group counseling to help students be more successful. Research shows that schools with comprehensive school counseling programs score significantly better on standardized tests, have decreased disruptive behaviors, and students with positive attitudes about school.  School Counselors are sometimes referred to as “Guidance Counselors”.  However, the term Guidance Counselor has its origins in the 1960’s when a counselor’s role was to guide students into a vocation.  Counselors now bear the name “School Counselor” because they are trained to assist students with academic, social, and emotional development.   Fredstrom students access support from Mrs. Northup through teacher, parent or self-referral.  If you would like to talk to Mrs. Northup about her services, please call Fredstrom today!

Food Drive December 11-15

The Fredstrom Student Council Food Drive is this week. Students are asked to bring nonperishable food items that will be donated to the Food Bank. We are also going to try some friendly competition among teams this year to see which team can bring the most food. Thanks for your support!!!

Picture Day!

Smile!  Picture day at Fredstrom is October 5th!  Please note that due to Heritage School, Mrs. Kotopka’s class will have an alternate picture day of October 9th.

Welcome back!

We are excited to meet our new students and kick off the 2017-2018 school year tomorrow!  Please remember that Monday and Tuesday we will dismiss at 1:33 p.m. Beginning on Wednesday, dismissal will be at the regular time.  Welcome back, Falcons!

Open House

We look forward to seeing everyone at open house tomorrow, 8/10, from 5:30-6:30! Meet your child’s teacher, sign up for conferences, and fill out forms in preparation for what will be a great 2017-2018 school year. See you tomorrow!

How to Use Fredstrom Media Resources at Home

One way to learn and grow this summer is to use Fredstrom’s library resources at home. Mrs. Sleight has created a screencast showing Fredstrom families how to do just that! #NoSummerSlide


Greetings Falcon families!  Please click here to watch videos about why the Fredstrom staff and teams teach.

Poll: what is your favorite summertime activity?