September 13, 2021

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We've had a wonderful first week of school with our students. Each day, we are are making adjustments to make sure our are students arriving and departing in a safe and timely manner. In order to expedite our student dropoff and pickup and make it a safe experience for all people involved, please review our student drop off/pick up procedures below:


  • Cars can only drop off and pick up by the gym lobby doors (pull up even with the fire hydrant…red triangle on the map on the previous page). Please be sure to pull all the way up to the fire hydrant so that more cars can drop off/pick up at the same time. This allows cars to pull up, drop off/pick up, and then leave at the same time. Drivers need to remain in their car to utilize the curbside dropoff/pickup to ensure the safety of all.

  • Cars cannot park on the northside parking lot (along Marquette Avenue) as this causes safety concerns with buses using that lane of traffic. For the safety of all of our students, we cannot have parents parking in the parking lot and walking students to our dropoff/pickup locations. There will be no parking allowed during dropoff and pickup.

  • Cars can only enter and exit through the gym parking lot entrance/exit and must follow the traffic back to Marquette Avenue.

  • Cars are not allowed to make u-turns in the west parking lot (causes safety concerns for other cars and pedestrians).

  • After students exit the car with their mask on, they will wait to enter the building and go directly to their class when the 8:20 bell rings.

  • Buses will pick up and drop off students in the front of the building. Buses will enter in front of the school and exit out of the east drive. At 8:20, Students will walk through the front doors and go directly to their class in the morning and will exit those same doors in the afternoon.

  • Students can be dropped off as early as 8:15 am and picked up at 3:15 pm for dismissal.

  • For pickup, parents will need to display their assigned family number in the passenger side window of their vehicle so that school staff can inform classrooms to dismiss students in an orderly manner.

  • If there is a classroom delivery to be made, parents can park but must walk to enter through the main office doors and leave any delivery in the container in the vestibule.

  • Please remember to walk, talk, and drive with Panther Pride! Thanks for your cooperation with these procedures. If you have any questions, please email me at alejandra.krolick@franklin.k12.wi.us or call me at 414.423.4650 (x4323).

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MAPS TESTING GRADES 1-5

Your son/daughter will be participating in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments in math and reading on 9/13/20 - 9/24/21. MAP is an online assessment that Franklin teachers and other professional staff use to determine your child’s achievement levels, academic growth, and other information that can help to improve teaching and learning. The full MAP assessment will be administered again in January and May of this school year so achievement and growth can be monitored over time. Below is the MAP Testing schedule. Please ensure that your students are well rested and have a nutritious breakfast and their Chromebooks are fully charged.
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SABER MARCHING BAND INVITE THIS WEEKEND

Franklin High School is proud to host the SABER MARCHING BAND INVITE 2021 this Saturday, September 18th at Sullivan Stadium! Gates open at 4pm and you can view the schedule, parking information and all other details here. There are 12 bands scheduled to perform at the event. Bands will be judged in the areas of music performance, visual performance, music general effect, visual general effect, percussion, and colorguard. Individual class placement awards will be given to all participating bands. Concessions will be open and FHS will be selling Pop's Popcorn, student shout-outs, and 50/50 raffle tickets at a booth by the home stands. Come spend Saturday night under the lights and enjoy high local high school bands performing!


LUNCH MENU UPDATES & SWAPPED ITEMS

Our FPS Food Service Department is currently experiencing a number of changes in food supply offerings due to shortages or certain items. If you have a child that has certain dietary needs or restrictions, please review the online Nutrislice menu offerings for your building more closely so you can be aware of any food items that may have been swapped. Our Food Service staff is updating the menu daily with changes and they expect regular updates and food replacements for the foreseeable future.


FEF CHILDREN'S CONSIGNMENT SALE AT FPMS on Saturday, September 18

Come shop our huge selection of clothes, toys, bikes, nursery items, and more on September 18th at Forest Park Middle School. Doors open at 8:30 am. After 12:30 pm most items are 1/2 off! Items donated from the sale benefit area nonprofits and charities. For more information, check our website at FranklinEducationalFoundation.org .

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GOOGLE UPDATE RESTRICTIONS FOR 4K-12 ACCOUNTS

As of September 1, Google changed their access to some of their Google services for all 4K-12 education Google accounts. Students in FPS started to see the effects of these new restrictions this week. Google has implemented these restrictions to protect student privacy and security and to restrict content designated as over 18.

The new restrictions enforces Google's Safe Search feature and limits YouTube access to videos categorized for education and appropriate for under 18. More details from Google can be found here.


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.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS

FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, full and 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!

BUS REMINDERS

  • Bus Driver Shortage: Please review this document that we shared on August 31 with all families to make you aware of how a bus driver shortage could impact our bus routes and how we will communicate this with you in the event we can not secure a driver for your child’s route.

  • Bus Riders Wear Masks: Any individual on a school bus (or any public transportation) is federally required to wear a mask. Please make sure your student has a mask before heading to the bus. Even if students are choosing not to wear a mask while at school, a mask must be worn on the bus at all times. Thank you.

  • Need a Bus Change or Addition? If you have any additions or changes needed for the busing of your child, please use this Bus Change or Addition Form.

  • Bus Drivers Needed: We are continuing to support First Student in their recruiting efforts. First Student provides $21/hour starting pay, a $1500 sign-on bonus, paid CDL training, 20-hours a week guaranteed with extra hours available, a child ride-along program, and no experience necessary. If you are interested in a career with First Student or know someone who may be, please pass along this opportunity. All hiring information for bus drivers is here.

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MESSAGE FROM PV'S PE TEAM

Friendly reminder from your PE teachers to make sure that your student/s are wearing or bringing tennis shoes to school on PE days. Crocs, flip flops, and slides should be left at home or changed on those days. When the weather changes, winter boots should be changed before coming to class as well. Also, if your student struggles with laces, please consider sending them with velcro or slip-on shoes. Thank you!

Thank you to those of you who have shared a picture of your student/s being active outside of school (this is a “before” picture, there are some great photos on the board now)! If you have not, please consider sending in a picture to have posted! It can be printed and dropped off to Mr. Morrissey, or emailed to anthony.morrissey@franklin.k12.wi.us.


LOST & FOUND

CLICK HERE to see pictures of the items in our lost and found. We will be purging lost and found items more often so it’s important for children to keep close tabs on their belongings. It is also suggested that if possible, student items be labeled with the first and last name on it so that we can get it back to the student if it becomes lost. Any items that are not collected by September 30th will be donated.

ABSENCE REPORTING

It is essential to note that student absences are now reported using THIS FORM. The Absence Reporting Form is also located as a button on the Pleasant View 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.

The Absence Reporting Form should be used to report ANY attendance change including late arrivals, early departures, and pre planned absences for both in-person and virtual students.

EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP

Learning is Child’s Play is an inclusive playgroup for 3 year olds to promote sharing, turn-taking, and friendship skills facilitated by the Franklin Public School Early Childhood Staff at Ben Franklin Elementary. The program runs from October 6, 2021 to May 25, 2022. To see all details and the registration form, please view this flyer.


FUTURA SPANISH

SWING BACK INTO SPANISH! Did you know that students learn a language best when they find the topic FUN and INTERESTING? What better way to ignite FUN in the Spanish classroom then with two topics they will be excited about-Playing and Camping!
In our ‘Vamos a Jugar’ and ‘Vamos a Acampar’ classes, students will explore sports, games, hobbies and the great outdoors. Using builder phrases, we will get the students speaking small sentences and phrases in class right from day one. Whether on the field, at the lake, or on the playground, your child will be able to use his or her new Spanish skills! Classes fill up fast –Register today, Don’t delay! Enroll online: www.FuturaAdventures.com

CUB SCOUTS

Pack 538 is hosting a Join Scouting Recruitment Night at Pleasant View Elementary Library

from 6:15 to 7:15 PM on Wednesday 9/8/21. Pack 538 has over 35 Scouts from multiple schools

in the Franklin school district, private schools and homeschooling families. Scouts have year-

round fun with STEM events, community service, camping and more.

Parents and potential new scouts (boys and girls who will be in grades Kindergarten (K5)

through 5 th Grade for School Year 2021-2022) are invited to attend, learn about Cub Scouts,

and register.

Contact Tim Bienzen, at 414-793-9245 or tbienzen@hotmail.com with questions. Visit

www.Pack538.com for more information.

Attention K-5th Girls - This year’s "Little Girls Clinic" is coming up! Learn a Pom routine from the State Champion Franklin Varsity Dance Team and PERFORM at halftime during the Franklin Varsity Football game on Friday, September 17th at 7:00pm.


CLINIC INFORMATION:

  • WHEN: Friday, September 17, 2021

  • TIME: 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • WHERE: FHS Cafeteria (enter by Saber Center)

  • COST: $30 (additional siblings $25)

*Price includes a Pom t-shirt, set of poms and hair bow.

*Pizza, juice and a cookie will be served.


Click here to register and for contact information if you have questions!

FRANKLIN YOUTH GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS



Tryouts for Franklin Youth Girls Basketball’s 2021-2022 season will take place September 13th–16th. See

the schedule for each grade below:


4th Grade

Monday, September 13th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Wednesday, September 15th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


5th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Thursday, September 16th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


6th Grade

Monday, September 13th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Wednesday, September 15th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


7th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Thursday, September 16th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


8th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)

Thursday, September 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)


Players can either register in advance at www.juniorsabers.org (tab for Girls Basketball | Tryouts) or can

show up and register at the door on the night of tryouts. For questions regarding tryouts or the youth

girls’ program, please send an email to saberscoachmike@gmail.com

FRANKLIN YOUTH BOYS BASKETBALL CLUB (FYBC)

Tryouts for the Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club (FYBBC) 2021-22 season will take place between September 12 – 16 per the following schedule:

Sunday, September 12 @ Franklin High School

6th grade 10:00 -11:30 am

7th grade 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

8th grade 1:30-3:00 pm

Monday, September 13 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:00 pm

5th grade 7:15-8:45 pm

Tuesday, September 14 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

7th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Wednesday, September 15 @ Forest Park Middle School

6th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

8th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday, September 16 @ Forest Park Middle School

5th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

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AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CLASSES

Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled theatre class at Country Dale on Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, starting September 22nd! Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theatre dance through theatre games, skill building exercises and work on a group song or scene. Parents are invited to a special performance on the last day of class! Focus is put on developing imagination, social skills and a positive self image through the performing arts. Click HERE for more info or to register.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Earn Box Tops with Digital Receipts!

If you’re shopping online for groceries or get emailed receipts, you can still earn Box Tops for Pleasant View!! For more information, please visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/emailgroceryreceipts.


Scanning is easy!!


• download the Box Tops for Education app at the App Store

• Sign up for Free

• Enter Pleasant View Elementary School


• Start scanning! (Scan receipt within 14 days of purchase)

• For more information, please visit www.BTFE.com


***The next submission date is in October (before the 11/1/20 Box Tops expiration date), so don’t feel rushed to get physical Box Tops in before this school year ends. September is perfect! ***Please continue to scan your receipts within two weeks for digital-only items.

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PTO MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13

PTO meeting on Monday the 13th from 6:30-7:30 in room 108. Masks and social distancing are required. All are welcome!

ORDER YOUR PLEASANT VIEW SPIRIT WEAR!!

You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:

1. Scan the QR code or go online to https://pvefall2021.itemorder.com/

2. Choose your items and add them to your cart

3. Securely checkout with your credit card

Online Store Deadline: Tuesday September 21st, 2021 (11:59pm CDT)

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.


Going forward, we will have a graphic for Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin at the bottom of each newsletter that you can click on for quick access to report incidents if needed. You can also add the Speak Up Speak Out App on your phone for quick reporting by utilizing these links: iOS | Android

Speak Up Speak Out WI

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. If you know of any children in Franklin ages 2-18, there is a weekly signup form to pick up food while schools are closed.