December 13th, 2021

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Upcoming Spirit Days!

We cannot believe next week is our last week of 2021! Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard all year. Prior to starting our winter break, our Student Council is having a spirit week to finish out the year with some fun:


  • Monday, December 20 - Dress like a snowman
  • Tuesday, December 21 - Holiday socks and hats
  • Wednesday, December 22 - Ugly sweaters


As with all spirit days, please be sure to ensure your child still dresses appropriately for school. The details of our dress code are below:


  • Clothing must cover the chest, torso, and lower extremities. Shorts must be of an acceptable length that does not result in excessive exposure. Pants, shorts and skirts must be worn in a fashion in which undergarments are not visible. Short-shorts, tight shorts, and revealing shorts are considered inappropriate. If clothing has holes, the holes must meet the standards in which undergarments must not be visible. Clothing must cover undergarments. Clothing must not be see-through.

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Forest Park Administration

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You're Invited To The FPMS Play!

The FPMS Drama Club presents "Night at the Wax Museum" by Craig Sodaro.


Friday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Saber Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin High School)


Tickets:

Adult $8

Student/Child $6


ORDER TICKETS HERE:

https://www.franklin.k12.wi.us/ticket-purchasing-information


The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school. First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project. Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boleyn, furious. If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney! When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of pirates show up, everybody’s out for one thing — treasure! Supposedly, there’s a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum! It’s a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search. And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her?! Join the hilarious fun as treasure-hungry outlaws, pirates and royalty mount the greatest siege since Vicksburg! Wax historical in this mad-cap comedy adventure where the magic of history comes alive... literally!


Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado

UWM Mini-Course Program

The UWM Mini-Course Program is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming Spring 2022 Saturday Academy session. The Mini-Courses Saturday Academy Program is an academic program for middle school students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades that meets for six Saturdays. Saturday Academy is designed to enhance students’ academic skills, and knowledge in careers and college options. Classes are offered to reinforce skills in one or more of the following subject areas: math, reading, English, science, STEM, computers, foreign language, arts, and/or career-related classes. Curriculum reinforces basic skills and competencies through various hands-on activities, group projects, classroom instructions and/or presentations. Program is limited to 75 students each session.


Learn more and find information on how to register by clicking HERE.

Activity Night - January 28th, Volunteers Needed!

Our next Activity Night for Forest Park students will be on Friday January 28th. We are looking for parent volunteers to help chaperone the event. Please complete this Google Form if you are interested in volunteering. We will contact volunteers closer to the date to confirm your participation.

Activity Night Schedule:
- 7th & 8th Grade: 3:30-5:00 PM
- 6th Grade: 5:30-7:00 PM

Informational Forensics Meeting, this week!

Forensics is a club dedicated to helping students improve their public speaking through fun competition. If your student is interested in joining, please attend an informational meeting on December 15th at 5:15-5:45 in the Commons. Practices are Monday and Thursday beginning January 3rd. Registration closes on December 20th; register online HERE!

PAWS - Dining For Dollars Is This Wednesday!

The next PAWS Dining for Dollars will be on Wednesday 12/15 at Culver's located at 4220 W Oakwood Park in Franklin from 4-9 PM. No coupon is needed and PAWS receives 10% of the profits!


Thanks for supporting our school!

Deadline To Pick Up Lost And Found Items - December 22nd!

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 a 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.

Class Registration - Coming in January!


6th & 7th Grade Families: We are excited to begin planning for next school year. A large part of this process is course selection which will occur in late January. The school counselors will be providing all current 6th and 7th grade students the information needed to help them select courses for next year. Encore elective options will be discussed in detail at this time. Students will begin to choose encore electives that are appropriate for their interests and future planning. Students will have a course selection sheet to help in planning and will share this preliminary selection sheet with their families. Families will discuss these selections with their students and register for courses online through PowerSchool. Stay tuned for more information regarding the online registration process.



8th Grade Families: In the month of January, 8th grade students will begin their high school course registration process. During this time, the high school counselors will discuss four year planning and help students with course selection for their Freshman year. We encourage you to review the resources shared with your student about the registration process so you can help them make the best possible decisions. We will conclude the course registration process in February when the high school counselors briefly meet individually with 8th grade students to review their course selections. More information about the registration process and important dates will be shared by the high school counselor.

Don't Forget Your Coat

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.

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

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.

REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IS NOW OPEN FOR NEW FAMILIES!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!


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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

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