September 26, 2022

CD Bulletin

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Dear Families,


As we settle into a new school year, we want to communicate with you that we will continue to not permit visitors in the lunchroom.


While we understand that this may come as a disappointment for some, our staff appreciates your understanding with this matter and trust you will find other opportunities to spend time with your children outside of the school day.


Please look forward to other opportunities to visit or volunteer at our school this year. Our first big event will be our annual fun run - the Cougar Chase! This will take place throughout the school day on October 7 and visitors and spectators will be welcome.


Thank you,



Shaunna LaPlant

Country Dale Elementary School-Principal

414-525-7004

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COUGAR CHASE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH!


PLEDGE SHEETS

Download HERE. Any student that turns in a pledge sheet (either printed up and sent to school or emailed electronically to david.blask@franklin.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday October 5th is entered into the lottery to give Mr. Blask a fancy haircut!


SHOUTOUTS

Included on the pledge sheets are the chance to have a shout out read by Mr. Blask on the microphone to your child while they complete their Cougar Chase for a $5 donation. Tell them you are proud of them, inspire them to keep going, or make a funny joke. It's your shout out! These are also due by Wednesday October 5th with the pledge sheet.


SOOOO...WHAT IS THE COUGAR CHASE?

All students participate in this event during the school day. More information here.


WHAT IS THE COUGAR CHASE RAISING MONEY FOR?

The PTO is going to provide 50% of all funds raised towards an additional playground for our youngest students at the school. With more young students than ever before they are in need of more places to play!


WHAT TIMES ARE THE STUDENTS RUNNING COUGAR CHASE?

The schedule is below:


9:15 - 10:00 - 4th grade

10:00 - 10:45 - 5th grade

10:45 - 11:30 - 4K AM classes

11:30 - 12:15 - Kindergarten

1:15 - 2:00 - 3rd grade

2:00 - 2:45 - 2nd grade

2:45 - 3:30 -1st grade and 4K PM classes


VOLUNTEER for the COUGAR CHASE!

Volunteers must complete a background check prior to the day of the event and we would need a commitment of half day (AM - 9:15 to 12:15, PM 1:15 to 3:30) or full day slots. Any interested volunteers can contact Dave Blask at david.blask@franklin.k12.wi.us.


SPECTATORS

We can have spectators come watch this year! All spectators will need to complete a background check prior to the day of the event and will check in at the office the day of the event.


HAIRCUT

Students that turn in pledge sheets by October 5 are entered into a little lottery, and from that group 2-4 will be chosen to give Mr. Blask a fine looking hair cut. HERE is a picture of his haircut from last year. NICE!

ONLINE ABSENCE/ATTENDANCE FORM

As a reminder, when reporting a student absent for any reason, please communicate this using the online absence/attendance form here. This is a NEW form this year so if you bookmarked or made a shortcut to the old form from last year, please update. If your child is out sick, the form will also collect information about the symptoms and sickness your child is experiencing so our nursing staff can respond with next steps. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form as it really helps to streamline our processes. The form is located on our website under Parent/Student Info as well as a big button on each school’s home page.

FHS PARKING CONSIDERATIONS FOR FRI 10/7

Friday night, October 7th will be very busy at the Franklin High School campus! The FHS Homecoming Football Game will be taking place at Sullivan Stadium and the Saber Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting the opening night production of Forte Theatre's The Sound of Music. With both events taking place at FHS, we are arranging for overflow parking and a shuttle service at the Milwaukee Sports Complex. Please click here to read the information so you can be best prepared if you are attending either event.

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PTO NEWS

  • The Cougar Chase is just around the corner on Friday, October 7th. It is an excellent combination of fun, fitness, and fundraising! Remember that if you would like to volunteer or watch the event, you must submit a background check ahead of time.
  • The minutes from our PTO meetings can be viewed on our website as well. If you are not able to attend meetings, this is a good way to find out what we are planning! PTO Meeting Minutes
  • The Fall Book Fair is scheduled for Oct. 24 - 27th. We will need quite a few parent volunteers during the school day, including a possible evening time slot during Trunk or Treat. Please watch for our volunteer sign-up coming very soon!
  • Trunk or Treat is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 PM. Host a trunk or just come for fun! More info will be sent next week.


Thank you to all of those who have already signed up on our Volunteer Interest Survey and our new directory! We have had an amazing response from parents and we truly appreciate it!
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CITY OF FRANKLIN TRICK-OR-TREATING IS SUN 10/30


The city of Franklin has passed along that Trick-or-Treating for 2022 will officially be on Sunday, October 30th from 4 pm-7 pm. Please plan accordingly and safely for trick-or-treating and have fun!

SOUTHBROOK CHURCH ACCESSIBLE TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENT SUN 10/17

Our community partners at Southbrook Church are hosting a FREE accessible trick-or-treat event inside Southbrook Church on Sunday, October 16th from 2-3:30 pm. All are encouraged to wear their fun (not scary) costumes and bring a bucket or bag for treats. Food will be served! Children ages 2-12 with developmental, physical, or emotional disabilities are invited to join us for a Trick-or-Treat event made just for them! (Siblings, family and friends are welcome to attend as well). Advance registration is requested HERE so we can plan accordingly for food and treats. The church has also created a Facebook Event here with all details if you would like to easily share with others.

3-YEAR-OLD CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS COMING UP

Franklin Public Schools hosts screenings for 3-year-old children on language, cognition, social-emotional, adaptive, and physical development. This program combines a play-based observational screening of children with a “Child Fair” for parents to learn more about child and family-related services in our area. Click here or the accompanying flier to learn more and to register!

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF SPANISH!

Did you know that early exposure to a foreign language makes the challenging transition to formal instruction in middle school much easier? AND the more exposure -- the greater the impact! Why not give your student this amazing advantage? Enroll in our NEW Futura Spanish classes this fall! It is not only educationally enriching, but also interactive, dynamic and FUN! Register your student today for a language learning adventure! www.FuturaAdventures.com

FORTE THEATRE PRESENTS: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Join Forte Theatre Company for their mainstage debut at the Saber Center - and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. With music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cast of some of Milwaukee's top professional talent and FPS students playing some of the VonTrapp children, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!


October 7th - 16th / Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2 pm

Saber Center for the Performing Arts

Click here for more info & tickets


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