Friday, November 30, 2018
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Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge
Did you know that you can apply for free or reduced meals at any time, not just at the start of school year? If you do not have a current meal benefit, you may apply online www.lunchapp.com or you may contact the school for a paper application. If you already have a current meal benefit, no action is needed.
1st Quarter Spotlight Students
The Guidelines for Success are:
B: Be Responsible
O: Opt to do Personal Best
L: Lead with Integrity
T: Treat People & Property with Respect
S: Strive to be Safe & Orderly
On Monday, November 26, students were recognized with a group photo, awarded their certificate, and provided a small treat for all their hard work.
Ayva Kemper, Damen Robinson, Dichon Britt, Alexi Moore, Miram Legge, Vivian Tarvestad, Jaxson Schmidt, Abigail Wilcox, Nathan Ruth, Abigail Zieser, Cade Beck, Preston Postley, Kasaan Robinson, Laila Tate, Kaleea Pledge
Mark Nix, Lavelle Dawson, Josiah Wickham, Abby Arbore, Colton Carver, Geofflin Donre, Annabelle Attwood, Akaiden Owens, Joslynn Ovel, Makaila Bogs, Abbie Richey, KaMauri Bell, Brooke Dunkel, Lillian Sharp, Paul Jeffries, Trisiyah Hurt, Jamari Benson, Hunter Sams
Ahijinnaey Jones, Rose Nodland, Gabe Miller, Emily Cline, Abigail Hume, Grace Champanois, Seth Woods, Katie Earl, Joey Ingram, DaVonn Jeffries, Emmy McDaniels, Maddy Law, Mya Malone, Kylee Schmidt, Kaileigh Keeney, Amanda Beckett, Jackson Tawney
Friday, December 14th, will mark our thirteenth Franklin Dance Marathon. It will be held after school from 1:30 – 3:30PM. Admission cost is $5.00. This eighth grade service project has many components in addition to the dance. Please encourage your child to get involved in any way you can. Our dance is held in conjunction with the University of Iowa Dance Marathon and the Children’s Miracle Network. The money we raise helps to support families with children facing life threatening illnesses like cancer.
We began our dance marathon to support children battling life threatening illnesses in our community. We were surprised to discover our very first year that we had a cancer survivor in our own school. Unbelievably, we have continued to have a student affected by cancer as part of our Franklin community EACH and EVERY year. Some were survivors; some still in the midst of the battle. While some students preferred to stay in the background, others were willing to jump in and help in multiple ways.
Jack Hoeger, a current Kennedy student and former Franklin Bolt, inspired our students with his story captured in his own “Livestrong I Know Jack” YouTube video. His mom spoke to the entire student body about the importance of dance marathon activities and the support provided to families. Jack continues to inspire others and was crowned as Kennedy’s homecoming king this fall. The fact that Franklin has had a student/family directly affected by cancer for the entire 13 years of our dance fundraiser is a sad reminder of how much our help is needed. There are many ways for YOUR student to be involved in the coming weeks.
Franklin students have been instrumental in bringing dance marathons to both Washington and Kennedy over the years. Some have gone on to dance in college as well, and we have even been blessed to have some of our Franklin alumni return as University of Iowa Dance Marathon volunteers. This year we dance not only for our current Franklin student battling cancer, but for one of our Franklin alumni as well. We hope this service project allows your student to experience the pride and feeling of accomplishment that comes with giving back to the community. Aristotle once spoke of the importance of educating not just the mind, but the heart as well. It is our hope that every child will leave Franklin with both heart and mind enhanced.
For more information, please check the Franklin website or contact Mr. Jeffords at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Money Mash" change war between homerooms begins Monday, December 10th and runs through Thursday, December 13th. Students may be scrounging for loose change as all coins count positively and all checks and paper money count as negatives. Your students will begin asking for money, and it's a great time to get extra chores done! There will be daily prizes and an overall winning home room at each grade level. Students in those top home rooms will receive donuts and juice during their home room time on the Monday after the dance.
Students wishing to do even more for the cause can collect $25 or more from friends and family and turn it into the office with a "Spirit Dancer" pledge sheet. These students are admitted free and a bit early, eliminating the wait in line to get into the dance. They receive some extra bling, a free slice of pizza at the dance, and have front row seating for the pie throw at the end of the dance. The top fundraisers also have the opportunity to put a pie in a staff member’s face! The effort of our spirit dancers is truly appreciated, and they have increased in number each year. We are hoping even more students will take on this challenge for 2018. Pick up a spirit dancer form and hit up those relatives over Thanksgiving!
Waiting Before & After School
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Franklin Office Hours
Getting Messages to Your Child
- PTA Meeting, 11:00AM in 300 Conference Room
Saturday, December 8
- Classic Show Choir @ Cocoa & Carols at Washington & Kennedy High School
Thursday, December 13
- Boys' Swimming @ Jefferson HS
- Girls' Basketball: 7th @ Taft/8th @ Home
Friday, December 14
- Dance Marathon, 1:30-3:30 in Main Gym