Franzen Falcon


Can you believe it's already September?

Dear Franzen Parents,

We hope this monthly newsletter will give you a glimpse into the goings on at Franzen Intermediate School

The format of this newsletter will include the following:

  • upcoming calendar events
  • pictures from around the school community
  • celebrating school staff
  • any IPTO (parent teacher organization updates)
  • links to our virtual backpack for upcoming programming for kids

ipto welcome back event september 27th

Details for IPTO Welcome Back Event @ Benson Primary, 6:30pm. Information is here.

Student/parent handbook

D10 Families,

Copy of the PreK-Grade 5 handbook can be found here.

picture day -- september 14th

If you'd like to order pictures the flyer is linked here and it includes information on how to order online. Flyers will also be coming home with students soon.

All school field trip to Lake Park - September 16th

We will be attending the Lake Park children's play as a school on Thursday, September 16 at 9:30 AM. The production this year is Ramona Quimby. The permission slip was sent home today, but you can also print a copy linked here and send it back to school with your student.

"The play is a dramatization of several classic children’s books by the iconic Beverly Cleary. It

features Ramona, a spunky 3rd grader, and her older sister, Beezus and the everyday adventures

of their family and neighbors. The show makes great discussion material with your students as it addresses the themes of identity, bullying, parental job loss, smoking and growing up."

iready assessments

Benson, Franzen & Peacock Schools are in the process of taking the fall iReady diagnostic assessment. Franzen students completed the assessment the week of August 23rd.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your student’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions.

Optional Chromebook Insurance

The district offers optional Chromebook insurance that can be purchased at the link below.

Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Optional Accident Insurance

The district offers optional accident insurance. The information is available on the school district website and in the flyer linked here.

Daily Health Certification

Please remember to complete the daily Teacherease health certification at every day before 8:00 AM or prior to riding the bus to school. This may also be found on the "Daily Health" page on the District 10 website. More information about on how to self certify can also be found here.

Thank our Paraprofessionals!

Our paraprofessionals support our students in many ways.

  • In our classrooms
  • In the morning, welcoming our students
  • During lunch and recess
  • At the end of the day

A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Bolis, Mrs. DePaul, Mrs. Pisellini, Mrs. Poulakidas, and Mrs. Zerante!


  • No School (Labor Day) - September 6
  • Virtual Curriculum Night - September 9
  • September 13 - Wear Red, White and Blue
  • D10 Safety Week September 13-17 (emergency drills conducted at school)
  • Picture Day - September 14
  • Early Release @ 1:10 pm - September 22
  • IPTO Welcome Event @ Benson - September 27