September 20th 2022

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Hello, families!

Forest Park's parent group (PAWS) will be holding their first meeting of the year TONIGHT at 6:30pm. More information is below.

Picture Day is on Wednesday, September 28th from 7am-3:15. We will be having a picture re-take/make-up day scheduled in October — more info to come!

This year, we are focusing with staff on celebrating success and moments that reflect positivity around our school. Below are some photos of our staff supporting students here at Forest Park and in the community!

Join Us TONIGHT For Our First PAWS Meeting!

Please join us for our first PAWS (Forest Park’s parent organization) meeting tonight in the Forest Park library at 6:30 p.m. All parents/guardians are welcome!

We will go over the following at tonight's meeting:

  • Agenda
  • 2022-23 Budget
  • Information Sheet (how can you help, how can you donate)

Future meeting dates are: November 15, February 21, April 18. All are held in the Forest Park library and start at 6:30.

If you would like more information about PAWS and / or would like to get involved and can’t attend the meeting tonight, please contact Jessica Kaye at

We’re looking forward to seeing you tonight!

~Jessica Kaye, Rashel Walman, Nikki Moen (PAWS Board)

FPMS Afternoon Pickup Notes

Parents & Guardians - thank you for being flexible and responding to the changes we have made outside for afternoon pickup. We ask you to please review the diagram below, in particular to the “curb pickup site” where you will pick up your child(ren). When prompted to move forward, we ask that you please pull up as far as you can along the curb so we can load as many vehicles as possible along the curb. Please do not stop, even if you see your child waiting at an earlier spot. Children can walk to meet you. Please review the other notes below:

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Show Your Saber Pride Driveway Logo Fundraiser

Help support the Franklin High School Boys Volleyball Team by purchasing a Franklin Saber Logo for your driveway and show your team spirit. Click here or Access the QR code for details. Paint dates are this coming weekend so act now!

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.

Picture Day - September 28th

We will be having our school picture day on September 28th. Pictures can be ordered online here: Use the drop down menu to select your school name. Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to picture day: Fall100371

If you have questions regarding picture order, please contact School and Sport Pics at 262-780-2901.

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Athletics & Activities Updates

Our cross country season is off to a great start! Congratulations to our 8th grade girls who placed second overall in the Grant Park Meet! And a special shout out to Kailey M. for placing first in the 8th grade girls race!

Girls basketball games have also started! There are home games this week Tuesday and Thursday after school. Good luck to our basketball teams this week at their games.

Information for all of our activities at FPMS have been updated on the Activities Website. Be sure to visit this page to learn more about what activities we offer at FPMS and when they start. If you have any questions about a certain activity/ club, please contact the advisor for that club.

If your child is interested in participating in any sports this school year, you must register them online using this site. Registrations must include a valid physical form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our athletic and activities coordinator, Karisa Stiglitz, at

Volunteers Needed For Halloween Haunts

The Wehr Nature Center is looking for volunteers to play fun characters in their upcoming family event! Click the flyer to the left to learn more!

How To Report Your Student Absent

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. 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.

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.

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

If you have any attendance related questions, please contact our attendance secretary, Sadie, at

Student Handbook Updates

As we shared last week, we have made a few changes to our student handbook that we wanted to share with parents and students. Please click HERE to view the handbook addendum.

One Day Alternate Bus Pass

Students are allowed to ride an alternate bus home with a friend if proper permission from parents/guardians has been completed and the school has approved of this request.

If your student will be riding an alternate bus home with a friend, please complete THIS FORM by 11am on the on the date of this change. The bus company requires consent from both parents/guardians; in other words, one parent/guardian for each student must submit this form in order for us to make this change happen. Staff in the school office will then complete the appropriate paperwork for each student to take with them on the bus.

Forms that are not completed by 11am on the date of the change run the risk of not being processed in time for dismissal. Bus drivers will not allow extra riders on a bus without proof of both parent and school approval.

If you have any questions, please call the Forest Park office at 414-529-8250.

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

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!

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 the absence reporting form on our website 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.

News From Food Service

In the cafeteria this year we will have: 3 Lunch Lines, 1 Milk Only Line, 1 Salad Line ( Not Opening until November) and 1 Snack Line (Opening Tuesday September 6th)

We would like to remind all parents that lunches this year are no longer free this year. At FPMS each lunch is $3.00 and individual milk purchases are $.45.

If you need assistance paying for your child's school lunches, a link to the free and reduced application can be found on the Franklin Public Schools website under the lunch tab. Please note the following school board policy:

"Students will be allowed two (2) emergency meals. After this, they will receive a cheese sandwich, fruit, vegetable and milk until their account is positive."

The cheese sandwich meal will be charged to the students account like any other meal.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Diane Kaczkowski 414-367-1566 or

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

Bernadette VanLith, 6th grade counselor

Ellen Montenero, 7th grade counselor

Mindy Greco, 8th grade counselor