November 29th, 2021

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Staff Shout Outs!

We continue to be impressed with the dedication of our Forest Park staff to provide positive learning experiences for our students. We wanted to provide families a way to share positive experiences and/or recognize Forest Park staff! If you would like to recognize a staff member, please take a moment to fill out this Google Form. Administration will then share the positive comments with the staff member.


Thank you for helping us continue to recognize and acknowledge our staff for everything they do for the students of Forest Park!

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Forest Park Administration

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PAWS Meeting - Tomorrow Night!

Join us for the next PAWS (Forest Park's parent group) meeting on Tuesday Nov. 30th at 6:30pm in the Forest Park library.


Everyone is invited. We hope to see you there!

Winter Has Arrived!

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 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.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

This week, Forest Park Middle School will take part in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey sponsored by the Department of Public Instruction. Students will be asked to fill out an anonymous, online questionnaire that takes about 25-35 minutes to complete. If you would like to review the questions on the survey, a copy of the survey is available on the Wisconsin DPI website at the following link. The results of this survey help schools and the community to improve health and safety programs. The survey is voluntary. If you do not want your student to participate in the survey please fill out the following form before 11/30/21 or send an email to john.brandes@franklin.k12.wi.us. In the email please include your student’s name and grade level.

Franklin State Champion Wear Offerings!

In order to celebrate the Franklin Football Division 1 State Championship, the Franklin Gridiron Club has partnered with Ideal Logos and BSN Sports to provide you with a wide arrange of apparel options! Please note that these are the only vendors that we are working with and any other offerings are not affiliated with Franklin High School or the Franklin Gridiron Club.


All orders must be placed by the end of the day on December 2nd. Unfortunately, due to current supply chain issues and shipping delays orders will NOT arrive before Christmas. We are looking at a mid-January delivery, but should anything arrive earlier than planned, we will make sure to get it to you as soon as possible.


Please use the links below to browse the selections in each store and place your orders. Ideal Logos does offer YOUTH sizes in multiple items!


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

Lost And Found

We have a lot of items in our lost and found from sweatshirts, to lunch boxes, to water bottles and much more. The items in our lost and found will be kept until winter break and will be disposed of at the end of December so that we can have clear space to start collecting new lost items in January. We have limited space available to hold items, so please make sure you remind your student to check the lost and found if they are missing an item. The lost and found is located near the gym.


Parents are welcome to check the lost and found BEFORE or AFTER school.

Franklin Sabers Junior Cheer Places At Competition

Franklin Sabers Junior Cheer program Black and Gold Teams competed at their first competition of the season at the Menomonee Falls Phoenix Invite and the Gold Team won second place! Congratulations to our girls!

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.

Forest Park Athletics and Activities UPDATE

Please refer to our website to learn more about Forest Park’s sport and club offerings. All registrations for sports/clubs must be done online and all have a deadline to join. No paper forms will be accepted in the office. Each sport/club charges a $25 fee and this shouldn’t be paid until AFTER a sport/club begins. Fees should be paid online in PowerSchool once they appear in your student's account.


Upcoming sport registration deadlines:


Girls Volleyball registration will close Monday, 1/17/22


Track & Field registration will close Monday, 4/4/22

Questions About Student Pictures?

Please contact School & Sport Pics Customer Service with any questions at 262-780-2901 or customerservice@schoolandsportpics.com

Youth Musical: Annie Jr!

Leapin' Lizards! Forte Theatre Company announces auditions for their 2021-2022 youth musical, Annie Jr! Students ages 10-18 are invited to sign up for an audition slot on December 3rd or 4th. Rehearsals start in January. Performances are March 4-6th at the FHS Saber Center. More info can be found here. Questions? Call (414) 366-3634 or email brenda@fortetheatrecompany.org

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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.

Visitors & Volunteers in Schools

In regards to visitors or volunteers, any person entering any school building during the school day when children are present for school is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn at all times when in the building, and the visitor/volunteer should limit direct contact with others and maintain social distance (6 feet or more) when able.


Visitors and volunteers who are outdoors during the school day where students are present are required to wear a mask unless they have been vaccinated. Visitors or volunteers in the building after school, in locations where students are not present, are not required to wear a mask.


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), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), 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

New -- SPEAK UP SPEAK OUT FORM

The District has joined “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” for threat or incident reporting. This takes the place of our previous “StopIt” reporting form. Click on this link to view the new form. You will notice as you start typing the name of your school, the choices for schools narrows so you can select your school. By selecting your school, this report goes to the principal or local law enforcement when needed. The video linked below gives a good overview of how “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” works and is good to review with your family.
Speak Up Speak Out WI