March 28th, 2022

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Forest Park Administration

Parent Teacher Conferences - THIS THURSDAY!


Forest Park's Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday March 31st. Just like in the fall, this semester we will be offering the option of an in-person conference or a virtual conference via Google Meet. Please click here for directions and the sign-up links.


Our conferences are meant to offer time for brief conversations regarding your student's progress. If you require a more lengthy discussion regarding your student or are unable to meet within the time and space available, please email or call the teacher to arrange a mutual time to meet.

Forward Testing Begins Next Week

This spring, all Wisconsin students in grades 3-8 will be participating in the Wisconsin Forward Exam during a state-assigned testing window from March 21-April 29. Our school is scheduled to take the assessment from April 4th - April 22.


The Wisconsin Forward Exam assessment tests all students in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 4 and 8 will also test in the areas of science and social studies. One or more subtests may be administered daily during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.


The Wisconsin Forward Exam assessment is important for several reasons:

  • The results provide teachers and families with a report measuring their student’s achievement.

  • It is used along with a series of other information (quality of classroom work, classroom assessments, observations, and projects, etc) to monitor your student’s progress.

  • The results can be tracked over several years to show growth.

  • The results can be used to inform future instructional needs.


Thus, it is important that your child come to school rested and ready to fully participate. Please encourage your child to:

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Eat a good breakfast.

  • Keep a positive attitude.

  • Listen carefully and follow directions.

  • Do their best!


Though this assessment is important, it is only one measure of your child’s progress in school. Please continue to communicate with your child’s teachers and other school staff to get a full picture of your child’s school success. An Informational Brochure for Families which gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used is available at this link.

Covid-19 On-Site Testing Information

COVID-19 ON-SITE TESTING UPDATES


FPS continues to partner with Summit Clinical Labs to offer On-Site COVID-19 Testing for students, families, and staff. This week, following Spring Break, we will also offer testing at the ECC District Office from 7:30a-9a Mon 3/28 to Thurs 3/31. This document contains all other updated information about where our current testing stations are set up if you need testing.

Track starts next week!

Forest Park's track season begins next week and is open to all 7th and 8th graders. We will officially start practices on Monday, April 4 for 7th graders, and Tuesday, April 5 for 8th graders.


Registration is to be completed online only. No paper forms or sign ups will be accepted. Click HERE to register. All athletic participation must include a physical form uploaded during the online registration. THIS form must be completed by your student's physician.


If you have any questions regarding track at Forest Park, please email one of our track coaches, Mrs. Stiglitz at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us.

FPS Summer Learning Program Deadline is this Sunday!

Our FPS Summer Learning Program information was shared with families back on 3/14 and the deadline to register is this coming Sunday, April 3rd. New this year - FPS Summer Learning is offered Mon through Thurs. Please note that registration is NOT first-come-first-serve. Click here for all details.

Youth Football Registration Is Open Through May 31st

Registration is open for the next season of Franklin Sabers Youth Football. Please register for the grade level your child will be in for the 22-23 school year.

Looking For Athletics Summer Camp Information?

Check out this Summer Camps Athletics page on our website that houses all the known and upcoming summer camp offerings including youth football, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling!


FEF Spring Children's Consignment Sale at Forest Park

Calling all consignors, volunteers and savvy shoppers! The Foundation is once again hosting its semi-annual children's consignment sale and they are looking for more volunteers to help on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. There are also a few more spots for sellers for those interested in cleaning out closets for a little cash. Go to the FEF Children's Consignment website for information on selling, buying and volunteering!

And big THANK YOU to Kumon Math & Reading Center of Franklin-West for sponsoring this event!


Saber Manufacturing Spring Sale Deadline Is This Fri 4/1!

The FHS Student-run company, Saber Manufacturing, is wrapping up the spring season’s order form. We have a variety of items to offer, which you can see in the accompanying picture. The order form closes this Friday, April 1st! If you have any questions, please contact Saber Manufacturing via email at sabermanufacturing@franklin.k12.wi.us Thank you so much for your support!


For more information, check out our website or

Twitter: @SaberManufactu1

Instagram: @sabermanufacturing

Facebook: @SaberManufacturing

BSA Troop 539 Recruiting

BSA Troop 539 based out of Forest Park Middle School is starting a new girls Troop and is recruiting new Scouts. This opportunity is open to all youths, 5th grade and older. To learn more about this opportunity please come to our recruitment night on 4/7 at 6:30pm at Forest Park Middle School. We'll have an information session followed by an opportunity for new Scouts to attend a Troop meeting at 7. For more information contact Jim Larsen (farside41@gmail.com or 414-339-1977)

Register for Franklin Little League 2022 Season

Baseball and Softball registration continues!


Parent Drop off & Pick Up Reminders

Earlier this year, we shared videos for morning drop-off and pick-up procedures. For drop off and pick up please continue to use the loop through our overflow parking lot. When there is snow, the cones that mark the loop are removed. Please continue to form the loop even when the cones are not present. Continuing to have the extra loop through the parking lot helps us move traffic off of Forest Hill Avenue.


For morning drop-off, please remember to allow the outside lane to be clear of standing traffic so that teachers can use the outside lane to access the staff parking lot. For additional information about our procedures please see the following video.


Thank you for all of your help to make our morning and afternoon traffic as smooth as possible!

Don't Forget Your Coat

All students will continue to go outside for recess even as the weather gets colder. The decision to have an outdoor or indoor recess is based on both the wind speed and temperature. Students do not go outdoors if it is raining/snowing or if the temperature falls below 0 degrees wind chill. Please encourage your students to dress appropriately as they will continue to go outside for recess. This includes bringing a coat, hat and gloves.

Order Your Forest Park Yearbook

Order your FPMS yearbook today! Visit jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.


If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook advisor, Karisa Stiglitz, at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us

Did Your Student Lose Their Student ID?

Students can purchase a new student ID by bringing $5 (cash only!) to the main office. Student IDs take approximately one week to get printed/shipped to us from the photography company. Once we receive the replacement we will get the new ID to your student.

REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IS NOW OPEN FOR NEW FAMILIES!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!


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Absence Notification Procedures

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.


Like last year, we will be asking parents/guardians to use THIS FORM to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and under the “Parents Information” section.


This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.

Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals

If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).


If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.


Please remember to use THIS FORM for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.

Dropping something off for your student?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.


In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.

Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part-time) and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).


Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

Guidance Counselors

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor

ellen.montenero@franklin.k12.wi.us


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor

melinda.greco@franklin.k12.wi.us


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor

bernadette.vanlith@franklin.k12.wi.us

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