Monday, November 4, 2019
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Example of Great Parents
When I have people ask me what's the best thing about Franklin Middle School, my quick and easy response is, "Our families. Our students and parents are the best". This was apparent during our Parent-Teacher Conferences and the food donated during our staff dinner on Thursday, October 24. The selection and quality was AMAZING!!! Because of the number of volunteers who donated their time to set up/tear down and/or donate food, the PTA felt it was important to share the notes of appreciation received from Franklin Staff.
I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful meal that was provided at last week's meal. I can only imagine the time and effort it took to organize such a terrific meal and for that I am grateful.
Thank you so much for the amazing meal you provided for the teachers on Thursday evening of conferences! That night is a long one for teachers. It was so nice to come into the lounge and be greeted with not only a wide variety of delicious foods, but fun, colorful and creative decorations! It was just so very uplifting!! We had the chance to chat with our fellow colleagues and enjoy a wonderful meal in a relaxing atmosphere! Thank you for all your efforts! It was so very much appreciated!!
Thanks for the incredible dinner during conferences last week. The cheese, meat and olive selection made me feel as though I was back in Italy on vacation!
Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner the parents provided for our conference night. Everything was fabulous!
Thank you so much for the wonderful meal during Thursdays conference night, it was fantastic. It is so nice of you to provide us with all that you did, there was a wonderful variety to choose from and the food was delicious. I appreciate all the things that you do for both the staff and students throughout the year. Thanks again for the great meal and for giving your time and energy to make Franklin an even better place.
Thanks for your generosity and continuous support!
End of 1st Quarter/Progress Reports
Franklin Apparel Orders
The next store is open for Franklin apparel. Check out the attachment below for the available items. If you're ordering items as a holiday gift for your student, please email Mr. Ben Ethier and he will contact you when the order arrives.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (319) 558-1544
Fall Musical: "Into the Woods"
We will take cash or check payments in the Main Office starting in April 2020.
Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge
During the year, we hold two homeroom challenges. Our first Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge will be December 9-13. Stay tuned for more information.
Long before Iowa football fans began waving, or Carson King showed the world a better way to spend its spare money, Franklin Middle School students were giving their all to support kids with cancer. Our past thirteen dances have combined to raise over $70,000! Encourage your student to get involved and “Be the Light!” this year, as we have many ways for them to get involved listed below!
Why do we do this? It started years ago with some pen pal letters to a sick child and ballooned into a mini dance marathon. Unbeknownst to us our first year, we had a cancer survivor within our student body, who knew all too well the many dark days associated with cancer. Even harder to believe is the fact Franklin has had a cancer survivor or current cancer patient walking the halls every year since! So we continue to fight for our fellow students and for all the children being treated for life threatening illnesses at the University of Iowa. The funds we raise provide for summer camps, an annual Adventureland trip, crafts and activities at the hospital, improved facilities, wigs, holiday gifts, some family assistance and more!
Franklin’s fourteenth dance marathon will be held in the lower gym on Friday, December 6th from 1:30-3:30 P.M. It is open to ALL Franklin students and admission is just $5.00. This event is affiliated with the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon and the Children’s Miracle Network. Funds raised help support pediatric cancer patients at the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
This is a great opportunity to get your student to earn some extra dollars for a very good cause while completing some extra chores around the house for you!
Buy a T-Shirt
The game begins Thanksgiving week on Monday, November 25th. It will continue through Tuesday, November 26th and December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Grade level winners will be announced on Thursday, December 5th.
Three bake sales will be held after school in the concession area near the gym. We will have a friendly competition this year to see which grade level donates the most for our sales! In addition to baked goods, 12 packs of pop, or
- 6th Grade bake sale - Thursday, November 7th
- 7th Grade bake sale -Thursday, November 14th
- 8th Grade bake sale - Monday, November 25th
Concession Stand Help Needed
We are in need of help in order to have our concession stand open for all home
games. If you are interested in helping out-please contact me! Ideally we hold
concession stand open from 3:30-5:00/5:30. Arriving about 15-30 minutes early is
suggested. If you're able to help, please contact Mindi White through the contact information below:
- Mindi White
Upcoming Home Dates
- 11/5 Basketball: 8th at Home
- 11/7 Basketball: 7th at Home
- 11/12 Basketball: 8th at Home
- 11/14 Basketball: 7th at Home
- 11/19 Basketball: 8th at Home
- 11/21 Basketball: 8th at Home
- 11/25 Basketball: 7th at Home
We had a very successful first year of opening the Franklin Bolt Closet. For families new to Franklin, this closet provides new and gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and all personal hygiene care items for the underserved students who are part of the Franklin family. We protect the students’ privacy by only having the counseling and health center staff know who utilizes the closet. Monthly we will feature one item the closet is in need of.
For October/November, we are now accepting winter items such as new/lightly used hooded sweatshirts, stocking hats, gloves.
We also accept monetary donations and have volunteer shoppers for the Bolt Closet. Thank you for your support and helping to ensure every student comes to school clean, appropriately dressed and ready to learn!
Agenda & Budget Items
See the video below that provides details about this opportunity.
City Bus Transportation (Free)
Students — Ride the Bus on Us! All CRCSD, Kirkwood and Coe students can now ride the City bus free all year. High School and College students – just show a student ID to ride free. Elementary and middle school student do not need ID. http://cityofcr.com/transit
- Online verification should be completed thru the Parent Portal before December 1st.
- Pay book fees ($56 full pay) through the Parent Portal or complete the educational benefits survey to see if you qualify for free or reduced fees.
- Parent: "What'd you do today at school?"
- Student: "Nothing"
- Parent: "Is there anything I should know about going on at school?"
- Student: "Nope"
If this is occurring at your house, check out the two links below that will take you to ways we communicate announcements to students. These same announcements are read during the school day; both morning and afternoon.
- PTA Meeting, 11:00AM in Room 300 Conference Room
Tuesday, November 5
- Fall Musical "Into the Woods", School Matinee
- Girls' Swimming @ Linn-Mar
- Boys Basketball: 7th @ Excelsior/8th @ Home
Thursday, November 7
- Boys' Basketball: 7th @ Home/8th @ McKinley
- Fall Musical, "Into the Woods", 7:00PM in Auditorium
Friday, November 8
- Fall Musical, "Into the Woods", 7:00PM in Auditorium
Monday, November 11
- Girls' Swimming @ Washington High School
Tuesday, November 12
- Boys' Basketball: 7th @ Harding/8th @ Home
Thursday, November 14
- Boys' Basketball: 7th @ Home/8th @ Prairie Orange
- Fall Band Concert