May 6, 2021

8th Grade Freiler Families,

With the school year coming to a close we are planning two end of year events for our students.  Please take a close look at the information below and reach out by calling our office at (209)830-3309 with questions.

8th Grade Breakfast (RSVP Here:

We will host our annual 8th Grade Breakfast on Wednesday, May 26 from 8:05 AM – 10:55 AM.  This event will be held on the blacktop and is open to all Group A, Group B, and Distance Learning students.  8th Grade Breakfast will be served beginning at 9 AM and is provided by FSPA.  This event will feature music and other activities.  8th grade students will have the chance to complete special thank you cards for teachers and staff and some will give speeches as they share in a meal and prepare to transition from middle school to high school.

During 8th Grade Breakfast social distancing guidelines will be in place.  Students will be required to wear masks (except when eating) and temperatures will be taken prior to entry.

Leading into 8th Grade Breakfast, students will receive a large star from their 8th grade core teacher either in class or during our work pick up on Friday, May 14.  We are asking all students to decorate this star with photos of their transition from kindergarten, through elementary school, and up to the end of eighth grade.  These stars will be used as a part of decorations for this event.  After eighth grade breakfast students may bring these stars home.

Students who would like to give a speech at 8th grade breakfast should email a typed copy of their speech to Mr. Theall no later than Tuesday, May 18 at 5 PM.  Tryouts for speeches will be held on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21.  The number of speakers selected will depend on the number of entries received.  Student speeches should be no more than 5 minutes in length and aim to celebrate the time students have spent at Art Freiler School.

To help us order the right number of meals for 8th Grade Breakfast please RSVP for your child and 8th Grade Breakfast no later than Friday, May 14.  RSVP Here:

8th Grade Drive Through Promotion

This year we will hold a Drive Through Promotion Ceremony to honor our 8th grade promoted students on Thursday, May 27 from 5 PM to 6 PM.  Students are encouraged to invite their extended family, decorate their vehicles, and drive through the front of our school as Art Freiler teachers (past and present) join in celebrating the achievement of our students.  Semi-casual attire is encouraged for this event.  During drive through promotion students can either hand to or read their special thank you cards to teachers and staff.

Important Dates

Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14: Stars to decorate handed out to 8th grade students in class.

Friday, May 14: 8th Grade Breakfast RSVP’s due.  RSVP Here:

Friday, May 14: Stars to decorate available for 8th grade students at work pick up 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tuesday, May 18: 8th Grade Breakfast speeches due via email to Mr. Theall by 5 PM.

Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21: 8th Grade Promotion Speech Tryouts.

Wednesday, May 26: 8th Grade Breakfast 8:05 AM – 10:55 AM.

Thursday, May 27: 8th Grade Drive Through Promotion 5 PM – 6 PM.

Friday, May 28: Last Day of School

We are looking forward to sharing in the celebration of our students as they transition from middle school to high school.  If you have any questions about our end of year events please give our school a call at (209)830-3309.

Thank you,

Stephen Theall
Art Freiler School