Friday, February 28, 2020
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Spring Break, March 16-20
Conference Thank You
We also are looking for donations of Kleenex. We've blown through our supply (pun intended) and if you're willing to donate we'd greatly appreciate it otherwise we'll need to use our building budget for additional supplies. A huge thank you to the families that have already donated.
Last year, the state of Iowa moved to the ISASP from the traditional Iowa Assessments. The change in format brought the addition of a writing test, along with Language Arts, Math, and Science (8th Grade only). While there's a recommended time frame for the tests, students will have unlimited time as long as they're showing progress towards finishing. More details will come.
If you wish to review portions of this test, or to provide practice for your child, you can view through the following website.
Picture packets are available for pickup in the main office.
There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. We understand that the spread of COVID-19 is a growing concern for our nation and our local community. The health and safety of our students and entire CRCSD community is our top priority.
Please take a moment to review this information as it relates to COVID-19, the prevention of the spread of additional viruses including influenza, and how CRCSD is responding. You may also wish to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for detailed information about the virus.
2nd 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 Wednesday, February 19, students were recognized with a group photo, awarded their certificate, and provided a small treat for all their hard work.
Elijah Parlet, Brayden Mesch, Noah Van Meter, Cameron Baker, Eddy Ngiriweneza, Briggs Meyer, Arianna Rieck, Aleena Mosley, Charlie Young, Elijah Williams, Graci Heinrich, Payton Melerine, Sammi Andrews, Anthony Walker, Bera Abel, Braelon Redenbaugh, Keondre Wilson, Darren Harris, Gretta Robinson, Daetrian Gibson, Shaylee Jacobs, Norah Lochausen
Nathan Ruth, Mattie Piersall, Jaelon Butler, Madi Matheny, Sinead Brennan Allen, Robert Tucker, Dichon Britt, Deborah Julis, Gia Cole, Evan Schmidt, Ace (Payton) Bates, Angelo Fry, Molly Owens, Maysa Hamilton
Lillian Sharp, Logan Aswegan, Amanti Wood, Daraiya Hurt, Jackson Packingham, Justice Daywitt, Owen Vick, Landon Boeckmann, Rayden (Rose) Powers, Rose Dumas, Josiah Wickum, Lydia Appleby-Sparrow, Allee Brown, Samantha Galloway
Sports Write Ups
7th Grade Girls' Basketball
The Franklin Bolts 7th Grade Girls Basketball team had a great year! We had two awesome wins against Wilson and Roosevelt. Our final record was 2-7. The biggest accomplishment that we had was how much the girls improved. They came to practice each day and worked hard to get better. Besides our two wins, the most fun game to coach was when we played Oak Ridge. We were only down two points at halftime and it was a close game for a majority of the third quarter. It was a great season and I can't wait to see what these girls do in 8th grade and high school.
8th Grade Girls' Basketball
This year's boys season was amazing! We had a great group of young men. Our team consisted of 13 Franklin swimmers and 6 McKinley. The guys worked super hard and learned what being on a team means. With many illnesses and Christmas break, the guys came back in full force for a third place win at the City Meet. This year I was able to coach with Coach Lewis, Head women's coach for Washington High School. This was her first year coaching middle school.
We both can't wait to see how this group of young men do next year. We have some amazing swimmers coming back next season.
Thank you parents for all your support!!!
Franklin Facebook Page
We had a very successful first year of opening the Franklin Bolt Closet. For families new to Franklin, this closet provides new and gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and all personal hygiene care items for the underserved students who are part of the Franklin family. We protect the students’ privacy by only having the counseling and health center staff know who utilizes the closet. Monthly we will feature one item the closet is in need of.
For March/April, we are now accepting spring items such as new/lightly used hooded sweatshirts, shorts, and t-shirts.
We also accept monetary donations and have volunteer shoppers for the Bolt Closet. Thank you for your support and helping to ensure every student comes to school clean, appropriately dressed and ready to learn!
Agenda & Budget Items
See the video below that provides details about this opportunity.
City Bus Transportation (Free)
Students — Ride the Bus on Us! All CRCSD, Kirkwood and Coe students can now ride the City bus free all year. High School and College students – just show a student ID to ride free. Elementary and middle school student do not need ID. http://cityofcr.com/transit
- Parent: "What'd you do today at school?"
- Student: "Nothing"
- Parent: "Is there anything I should know about going on at school?"
- Student: "Nope"
If this is occurring at your house, check out the two links below that will take you to ways we communicate announcements to students. These same announcements are read during the school day; both morning and afternoon.
Friday, February 28
- Jazz Band One & Too @ Coe Jazz Summit
Saturday, February 29
- Classic Illumination @ Western Dubuque
Monday, March 2
- PTA Meeting, 11:00-12:00
- Winter Band Concert, 7:00PM
Tuesday, March 3
- 7th & 8th Grade Bands @ NEIBA
- Wrestling @ Roosevelt
Thursday, March 5
- Wrestling @ McKinley
Friday, March 6
- Picture Make-up Day
- Kennedy Band Carnival
- Classic Illumination @ Jefferson Show Choir Invitational
Tuesday, March 10
- Wrestling @ Taft
Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20
- Spring Break