September 19, 2022

CD Bulletin

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Dear Country Dale Families,


We have officially made it through our first full week! Our students have been acclimating quite well to new routines and procedures and we’re excited to have things feeling rather normal around here.


Over the course of last week, we have had a variety of officers from the Franklin Police Department observe our dismissal procedures. From their perspective, it is recommended that families do not begin lining up until 3:45 pm. Since students are still utilizing the blacktop, we will not open the gate until 3:40 pm. Arriving earlier than this will cause a back-up and standing traffic on S. Northcape Rd or St. Martins Rd.


Thank you again for your patience and support!


Shaunna LaPlant- Country Dale Principal

shaunna.laplant@franklin.k12.wi.us

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CATCH UP ON DISTRICT NEWS

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COUGAR CHASE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH!

WHAT IS THE COUGAR CHASE?

All students participate in this event during the school day. More information here.


WHAT IS THE COUGAR CHASE RAISING MONEY FOR?

The PTO is going to provide 50% of all funds raised towards an additional playground for our youngest students at the school. With more young students than ever before they are in need of more places to play!


WHAT TIMES ARE THE STUDENTS RUNNING COUGAR CHASE?

The schedule is below:


9:15 - 10:00 - 4th grade

10:00 - 10:45 - 5th grade

10:45 - 11:30 - 4K AM classes

11:30 - 12:15 - Kindergarten

1:15 - 2:00 - 3rd grade

2:00 - 2:45 - 2nd grade

2:45 - 3:30 -1st grade and 4K PM classes


VOLUNTEER for the COUGAR CHASE!

Volunteers must complete a background check prior to the day of the event and we would need a commitment of half-day (AM - 9:15 to 12:15, PM 1:15 to 3:30) or full day slots. Any interested volunteers can contact Dave Blask at david.blask@franklin.k12.wi.us.


SPECTATORS

We can have spectators come watch this year! All spectators will need to complete a background check prior to the day of the event and will check in at the office the day of the event.

ONLINE ABSENCE/ATTENDANCE FORM

As a reminder, when reporting a student absent for any reason, please communicate this using the online absence/attendance form here. This is a NEW form this year so if you bookmarked or made a shortcut to the old form from last year, please update. If your child is out sick, the form will also collect information about the symptoms and sickness your child is experiencing so our nursing staff can respond with next steps. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form as it really helps to streamline our processes. The form is located on our website under Parent/Student Info as well as a big button on each school’s home page.

FHS PARKING CONSIDERATIONS FOR FRI 10/7

Friday night, October 7th will be very busy at the Franklin High School campus! The FHS Homecoming Football Game will be taking place at Sullivan Stadium and the Saber Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting the opening night production of Forte Theatre's The Sound of Music. With both events taking place at FHS, we are arranging for overflow parking and a shuttle service at the Milwaukee Sports Complex. Please click here to read the information so you can be best prepared if you are attending either event.

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PTO DIRECTORY

Want to know emails and phone numbers for birthday and playdate invites? Want to know when fun events like Trunk or Treat and Movie Night are? Join the PTO Directory with the A to Z Connect app and stay informed about how to connect to our Country Dale Family and support our school. Click the link or scan the QR code to sign up today!

VOLUNTEER INTEREST

Click on the form below to let us know how your family will be able to volunteer this year. It takes a village to make this a great community for our children, so please do what you can to join in. Every volunteer is needed and appreciated! Please note: there is a need for a LEAD volunteer on some of our larger events - if you are willing to take the lead, please let us know!


2022-2023 Volunteer Interest Form

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3-YEAR-OLD CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS COMING UP

Franklin Public Schools hosts screenings for 3-year-old children on language, cognition, social-emotional, adaptive, and physical development. This program combines a play-based observational screening of children with a “Child Fair” for parents to learn more about child and family-related services in our area. Click here or the accompanying flier to learn more and to register!

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF SPANISH!

Did you know that early exposure to a foreign language makes the challenging transition to formal instruction in middle school much easier? AND the more exposure -- the greater the impact! Why not give your student this amazing advantage? Enroll in our NEW Futura Spanish classes this fall! It is not only educationally enriching, but also interactive, dynamic and FUN! Register your student today for a language learning adventure! www.FuturaAdventures.com

FORTE THEATRE PRESENTS: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Join Forte Theatre Company for their mainstage debut at the Saber Center - and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. With music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cast of some of Milwaukee's top professional talent and FPS students playing some of the VonTrapp children, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!


October 7th - 16th / Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2 pm

Saber Center for the Performing Arts

Click here for more info & tickets


CD AFTER SCHOOL THEATER CLASSES

Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled after-school theater class at Country Dale on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm. Our fall session runs from September 21st - November 9th (8 wks). Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theater dance while having a lot of fun! Come play theater games, explore stage skills and learn a group song or scene from a popular Broadway musical. Parents are invited to a special performance on the last day of class. CLICK HERE for more info or to register!

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