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We hope you will join the DSF PTSA for the 2016-2017 school year! 

Your PTSA Account Allows You:

  • Join the PTSA
  • Make a donation to the Freeman Fund
  • Sign-up to receive important communications and the Signal Newsletter
  • Complete your directory information
  • Sign-up to Volunteer
  • Access the online directory and app (for paid PTSA members only)
  • Access PTA member benefit savings (for paid PTSA members only)

    

 


DSF Announcements and News

 


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 

DSF will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, Feb. 9th, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

An online sign-up is available to schedule appointments with the teachers you wish to meet.  If you are unable to access the online sign-up, email the teacher(s) or call the school at 804-673-3700. Please remember that you may make contact with teachers regarding your student's progress anytime throughout the school year.

CONFERENCE SIGNUPS (CLICK HERE) 

DIRECTIONS (CLICK HERE)


 

DSF Advances to Nationals in the We The People Competition. 

Please consider helping them get there!

The 21-student team from Douglas Freeman High School recently qualified to the national competition for We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.  The program is a nationally acclaimed government and civics curriculum, designed to help students understand the history and principles of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

The national competition takes place in Washington, D.C. over three days in April, and only 56 teams from across the nation will compete. 

The cost to participate as a team in the national competition is approximately $27,000.00. The students are fundraising to make their journey possible. To that end, they have established a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/we-the-people-national-finals-2017. Any donation, from $5 up, will help tremendously. 

 Thanks so much for your consideration and your support!

The DSF We The People Team


 

Calling all Freeman Rebels!

The Douglas S. Freeman Athletic Booster Club invites you and your families to participate in the 7th Annual Rebel Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, March 25th at 9:00 a.m.  This awesome event is open to our community and all proceeds benefit the athletic programs and student athletes of Douglas Freeman High School!  The 5K will begin and end at Freeman HS with the course covering the surrounding neighborhoods.  ALL participants will receive a race packet, which includes a t-shirt and vendor coupons.  Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group.   

This event is all about FUN and supporting our school community!!  To register, please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/FreemanRebelRun

Questions?  Contact 2017 Rebel Run co-chairs Leah Danforth (leahdanforth@msn.com), Leeann Neely (dlneely@mac.com), or Susan Proffitt (susan.proffitt@comcast.net)


School Counseling Update


SUMMER ONLINE HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2017 

Attention Parents: Please note that an informational flyer regarding Summer Online Health & PE courses (course 7300 - Health & PE 9 & course 7400 - Health & PE 10) is now available in the DSF School Counseling office, HCPS Website, and on the Summer Online Health & Physical Education page:  https://sites.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/online-health-and-pe/home

ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO ENTER A LOTTERY TO BE SELECTED FOR THE COURSE THIS SUMMER. PLEASE SEE LOTTERY DETAILS ON THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION PAGE:

https://sites.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/online-health-and-pe/registration-information

NOTE: The lottery is open online at http://tinyurl.com/onlinehpe2017 from   February 13th (around 7:00 am) - March 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm  It is recommended that parents/students interested in the Online Health & PE courses should plan on attending ONE of the Open Houses in February:

Varina HS Auditorium     February 7, 2017    7:00 p.m.

Godwin HS Auditorium    February 8, 2017    7:00 p.m.


 

DRIVER’S EDUCATION NIGHT SCHOOL 2017 

There will be a Driver’s Education Night School course offered at both Deep Run and Varina High Schools beginning in February 2017 for interested and eligible students. Please visit the below link for the application and complete details on this course. Hard copies of the application are also available in our School Counseling office.

Drivers_Ed_NightSchool_2017.pdf  (CLICK HERE)


 

2017/18 COURSE SELECTIONS 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Henrico County Public Schools will once again utilize the PowerSchool Parent Portal for students and their parents/guardians to make student course selections for the 2017/18 school year. The PowerSchool Parent Portal opens on Monday, February 6 at 7:00 AM through Friday, February 17 at 8:00 PM. You will have access to the “Class Registration” icon on your Parent Portal account. Visit http://henricoschools.us/powerschool/ to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Please also visit our School Counseling website at http://dsfschoolcounseling.weebly.com/course-selection-2017-18.html to view the Rising 10th-12th Grade Course Selections for 2017/18 along with other pertinent forms and information. Contact your student’s school counselor with any questions. Thank you


Parents of Sophomores and Juniors: Get the College Edge

The PTSA is excited to bring the renowned program, The College Edge, back to Freeman High School on Tuesday, February 21st, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Please join us for this free informational program. 

Susan Wade and Julie Bruner bring more than 20 years of experience. During the program, they will present information and offer advice for parents and students who are preparing to navigate the college application and admissions processes.Susan and Julie will touch on important information about what colleges seek in their applicants, as well as timelines, testing, activities, essays, and recommendations. The end of the program will feature a Q&A. 

Mark your calendars and please plan to join us for this enlightening evening during an exciting time in your students' lives.

 Questions? Contact Tracy Lynch, VP of Programs, at tracyrlynch@gmail.com


 

PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCESS 

Schoology will be the new learning management platform starting this school year.  Schoology brings together all the digital elements of your student’s education into one location. Schoology will give you access to your student’s weekly academic calendar.  Schoology lives online, is easy to access from any internet device, and can be setup to send emails directly to your inbox with the most up to date information on your student’s learning progress.  

Follow this link for Schoology information and login directions: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/it/schoology-for-parents/ 


 2017 Graduation - June 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Siegel Center


 Code of Conduct 2016-2017 


 PTA Mission: 

To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


 Parent Information: Drug Use warning Signs

 Soon our students will be out of school with idle time on their hands.  If parents are working, children - young and old - spend more time unsupervised, looking for something to do, right or wrong.  Now is the time to get unneeded and unused medications out of your house and out of your medicine cabinet.  Anyone who reads the paper, follows the news online or watches news on TV knows what a problem prescription drug abuse is and how it can be a gateway to heroin and other drugs.  We are losing far too many young people to this horrible epidemic.

 
Given this situation, Bremo Pharmacy is doing its part to get unneeded or unused medications out of people's homes and medicine cabinets.  As a service to the community, we have installed a permanent Drug Take back box in our pharmacy at 2024 Staples Mill Road. 
 
You need not wait for the once a year Drug Take back day.  Our Drug Take back box is available for the public's use anytime our pharmacy is open:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.  There is no charge, there is no catch - it is truly a community service to get unneeded and unused medications out of our home and out of the hands of our children - young and old.
For Details click here.