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FREEDOM ELEMENTARY
1395 S. Blue Lake Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 943-4375
    Principal's Message

    Dear Freedom Falcon Community,

    I can’t believe it’s the year 2020!! We are ready to celebrate our 20th year of soaring high!  I feel blessed and honored to be part of such an amazing team of students, teachers and parents. My personal goal is for each student to not only reach their full potential, but to also recognize that they have the potential to BE and DO anything they put their mind to.

    As we enter the second half of the school year, I would like to highly recommend each parent focus on attendance and literacy. Please find time to listen or read to your child every night. Literacy is a very critical component to student success. Research also shows that attendance is a very critical component to student achievement. We have structured our school start times so every child has an adequate amount of time to eat a healthy breakfast and arrive to class on time.

    There are so many distractions within the world that can be very discouraging for elementary aged students. We are dedicated to preparing our students by beginning each day with a life lesson on social/emotional learning. Each lesson focuses on acts of kindness, good citizenship and many other ways of being the best Falcon they can be.  I truly believe in modeling the behavior I want to see in children and that’s how I lead and teach during daily interactions with students. I look forward to an amazing second half of the year!

     

    We are on our way to an A, the Volusia way!

     

    Sincerely,

    Joy Walker

    Proud Principal