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December 3, 2023

Freiler Family,

During the month of December we are focused on RESPONSIBILITY. Our children have important jobs to do like make their bed, clean their room, or do their homework. Responsible actions show others that our children can be counted on. Being a RESPONSIBLE person is the way to take ownership of your life.

Mistakes are a part of learning: making them does not affect your worth as a person. Every failed attempt gives knowledge to use in the future. Stick with it, use self-discipline, and persistence will get you there. The most successful students are the ones who use errors to grow.

Freiler Now Accepting Wait List Applications for Middle School 2024-25

Art Freiler School is currently accepting wait list applications from current 5th grade students who will be entering middle school next year. For current Freiler students in 5th grade there is no action needed.

If you have a friend, family member, or someone in the community who would like their 5th grade child to attend Art Freiler School beginning in the 6th grade they can stop by our office to complete an application or use the QR code on the flyer below to place their name on our waitlist.



December 3 is International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations (UN) has outlined and reiterated its commitment to calling for the creation of inclusive, accessible and sustainable societies and communities – most notably with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Over time, the UN has honed its focus on promoting the well-being and welfare of people living with disabilities, and in 1992 called for an international day of celebration for people living with disabilities to be held on December 3 each year.

International Day of People with Disabilities is owned by everyone: people, organizations, agencies, charities, places of learning – all of whom have a vital role to play in identifying and addressing discrimination, marginalization, exclusion and inaccessibility that many people living with disabilities face. International Day of People with Disabilities is one day on the international calendar, yet it symbolizes the actions we should take every day, in order to create diverse and accepting communities.

The International Day for Persons with Disabilities is day for:

  •  Celebration – to recognize and value the diversity of our global community, and to cherish the role we all play, regardless of our abilities;
  • Learning – to understand and learn from the experiences of people with living with a disability
  • Optimism – to look towards the future and the creation of a world where a person is not characterized by their disabilities, but by their abilities
  • Action – where all people, organizations, agencies and charities not only show their support for International Day of People with Disabilities, but take on a commitment to create a world characterized by equal human rights.


Attendance Awareness 2023!

Starting in TK and Kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. Missing 10%, or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read. Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks. Let's work together to make sure our children are #ShowingUpTogether!


FSPA To Host Gingerbread Shop Next Week

Art Freiler students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts for their families and friends at our Gingerbread Shop! Each class will have an opportunity to visit, as well as shop during lunch and after school! If you are interested in volunteering for this event use this link: Gingerbread Shop Sign Up

Middle School Lunch & After School Tutoring Available

We are excited to partner with FACES to offer academic tutoring for middle school students during lunch and after school Monday - Thursday. If your child is in need of some extra help or just looking for a focused place to study see the schedule below:


7th Grade Reproductive Health Education Begins This Week

7th grade students will participate in Teen Talks Reproductive Health Education from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8. These lessons will take place in student's English and Science classes.

If you do not want your child to take part in these lessons you may write a letter or email to your child's teacher notifying them. An alternate assignment will be provided to students who do not participate in the reproductive health lessons.

8th Grade Yearbook Ads Available Now

8th Grade Parents- it’s time to start thinking about your child’s Yearbook Dedication Ad. All orders need to be purchased, edited, and submitted by January 24, 2024. Although this seems like you have a lot of time, it will come quicker than you think!

Here is how to complete your Dedication Ad:

  1. Create an account on
    1. If needed, school code: 101695229174572
  2. Add your child
    1. Select the correct grade and teacher name
  3. Add more children if needed
  4. Purchase Yearbook $40 ( You have until April 1st to edit your 2 free personal pages in the yearbook)
  5. On the homepage, select your 8th grader’s yearbook on the top left side of the page.
  6. Scroll to the bottom and click this graphic:


7. Once you design the ad, you must purchase and submit by January 24th.

If you have questions please reach out to Mrs. DeCoite at

GATE Applications Being Accepted Now

Tracy Unified's Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) program is accepting applications now for the 2023-24 school year. To learn more about G.A.T.E. visit this link:


Canned Food Donations Accepted in Classes

We are excited to be working again with Brighter Christmas in support of their annual canned food drive. Canned and dry food items can be donated in your child's class or in the main office starting Monday through December 12. For each item donated your child's class will earn one additional spirit point.


Winter Candy Grams on Sale Now

Our leadership class is selling Winter Candy Grams this week. Candy Grams are $1 each. Order forms can be turned directly in to your child's teacher.

Leadership To Host Holiday Movie Night

Our leadership students will be hosting a Holiday Movie Night on Friday, December 8 with a showing of Home Alone. Tickets are $10 each and includes pizza and juice.


Special Education Hosting Info Night This Week

Curious to learn more about Special Education services and eligibility. Tracy Unified's Special Education Department is hosting an informational night this Thursday starting at 5 PM at the Tracy Unified Board Room.


Parent Cafe Continues this Week

Our Parent Cafe has partnered with the Child Abuse Prevention Council. Come join us for a cup of coffee and meet with fellow Freiler Families as we share in a variety of topics. Starting the year we will be focused on Parental Resilience: Being Strong and Flexible.





Monday, December 4
Early Release Monday

TK/K Dismissal @ 12:55 PM
1st - 3rd Dismissal @ 1:10 PM
4th-5th Dismissal @ 1:25 PM
6th - 8th Dismissal @ 1:38 PM

Tuesday 12/5 - Friday 12/8
FSPA Gingerbread Shop
MPR Stage, 8 AM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday, December 6
Parent Cafe
Boys & Girls Club Room, 9 AM

Thursday, December 7
Special Education Info Night
5 PM, TUSD Board Room

Friday, December 8
Spirit Day - Wear Pajamas
Earn Class Spirit Points

Friday, December 8
Holiday Movie Night - Home Alone
5:30 PM, Multi-Purpose Room

Every Monday is

Next FSPA Meeting
Tuesday, January 9
3 PM, Library

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