October 4, 2021
COUGAR CHASE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
All students participate in this event during the school day. More information here. 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 - 2nd grade
2:00 - 2:45 - 1st grade and 4K-PM classes
2:45 - 3:30 - 3rd grade
Unfortunately, we cannot have any family or friends come watch and cheer on the runners this year. At this time we can only safely have the event volunteers along with the students and staff. We look forward to the future when families can once again attend and cheer on the hard-working students!
PARENT DROP-OFF REMINDER
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
COUNTRY DALE LOST AND FOUND
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS
As part of a School-Based Mental Health Grant we received as a district, we are excited to offer a Fall and Winter opportunity to train parents and community members in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). During the YMHFA course, participants develop an understanding of the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, the importance of early intervention, and how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Participants will engage in a 2-hour self-paced online course followed by a 4.5-hour in-person session with a district trainer on Friday, November 19th from 12-4:30 pm. If you do not have access to needed technology for the online self-paced portion, arrangements can be made to provide you with a device and/or internet access. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 19th. Please complete this survey to indicate your interest in participating. A confirmation email will be sent to finalize your enrollment in the course and next steps.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UP - FALL 2021
Dear Country Dale families,
We will be having Parent/Teacher Conferences for 4K through 5th grade on Thursday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 19th from 4:30-8:00 pm. We look forward to having you sign up for a 15-minute time slot on one of these dates.
While conferences are a great time to check in with teachers, please remember that the best communication with parents is communication at the “right time” for the “right reason.” Parents are encouraged to utilize all methods of communication available (i.e. checking PowerSchool, asking students to show what they are doing through Google Classroom, reviewing emails or updates from the teacher, checking child planners, etc) to be informed and active partners in their child’s educational experience.
When signing up for conferences, if you have multiple children in the school, we recommend that you complete this process early for the best chance at grouping your conference times together.
This year, families will have the option for the Parent/Teacher Conferences to be held virtually or in person. If you would like to meet virtually, please add the word VIRTUAL after your Student’s name when you sign up for your child’s conference.
We request that parents who live in separate households schedule just one conference with each child’s teacher. By attending the conference together, we are able to share the same information with both parents at the same time. If this will not be possible for your family, please contact your child’s teacher.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please use the student name when signing up. Thank you!
PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY
The photographer will return to Country Dale on Thursday, October 21, to take pictures of the students and staff that missed having their picture taken on picture day. They will also do retakes for any new students or students whose pictures did not turn out the first time. If your child needs a picture retake, the complete package needs to be in their hand at the time their photograph is taken. Picture packets will be coming about a week before retakes. At that time parents will also receive an email with a photo proof to look at and view.
FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING
Bus Driver Shortage: Please review this document that we shared on August 31 with all families to make you aware of how a bus driver shortage could impact our bus routes and how we will communicate this with you in the event we can not secure a driver for your child’s route.
Bus Riders Wear Masks: Any individual on a school bus (or any public transportation) is federally required to wear a mask. Please make sure your student has a mask before heading to the bus. Even if students are choosing not to wear a mask while at school, a mask must be worn on the bus at all times. Thank you.
Need a Bus Change or Addition? If you have any additions or changes needed for the busing of your child, please use this Bus Change or Addition Form.
SWING BACK INTO 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? Sign up for in-person Futura Spanish class this Fall! It is not only educationally enriching but also interactive, dynamic and FUN! Register today!
Limited Space Available -- REGISTER ONLINE: Wisconsin Region (futuraadventures.com)
COUNTRY DALE PTO DIRECTORY AND VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
We are looking for volunteers! Please take a moment to review the Volunteer Interest Form and complete it if you are interested in helping out with the various events around our school this year. Any questions, please reach out to any member of the PTO.