May 23rd, 2022

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Forest Park Administration

PAWS Dining For Dollars - TODAY at Cousins!

Cousins Subs is donating back to Forest Park Middle School PAWS - you can help by eating there today!


On Monday, May 23rd Cousins Subs, 7700 South Lovers Lane Road, will donate 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery, Drive thru & Pick up orders to Forest Park Middle School PAWS. Please help us by RSVPing to save the date and inviting a friend (or 2) to eat with you! RSVP & details here: https://grouprai.se/s227094

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FPS Text Messages Update

In early May, we started utilizing text messaging to families through our school messaging system. At the time, we sent out a form to fill out if anyone had issues or did not receive that initial text message. Thank you to all the parents that filled out the form.


After investigating why there were some issues, we worked with our vendor to resolve the majority of issues on the backend and also made it so our families do not have to reply with “Y” to that initial message. Therefore, no further action needs to take place from parents. As school starts back up in the fall, please make sure to verify we have your cell phone numbers correctly entered during the Back-To-School Online Check-In process you will complete for your child sometime in August. We will send a first message after school starts in September and shore up any issues at that time. And please note, anytime we send a time-sensitive message, we will also send a phone call and email so parents and guardians should not miss an important message.


Important Reminders From Our Food Service Department!

Student Accounts: The end of the year is upon us. All student lunch accounts need to be balanced or positive by the end of the school year. Please check your child's account and make a deposit if necessary. Just a reminder all accounts with a balance, both positive and negative, carry over to the new school year and to the next school if moving schools.


Snack Line: Our snack line is winding down for the year and officially closed on Friday May 20th!


Lunch Lines: Due to a staffing shortage we are running only 2 lunch lines on most days. In an effort to move the students through the lunch lines as quickly as possible, students may now use either lunch line to get their lunch with or without their ID.


We look forward to seeing your kids again next year. Have a great summer!!!

Lost & Found

Our Lost and Found has LOTS of items that are ready to be claimed! From sweatshirts to coats, and water bottles to lunch boxes, we have a variety of things looking for their home. Please make sure your student checks the Lost and Found (located near the gym) before the end of the year to see if any of their items are there. Parents are welcome to look at the lost and found before or after school. Any items leftover after the school year ends will be disposed of.

Covid-19 Updates

  • We continue to ask families to please be diligent in keeping your children home when they are experiencing symptoms or are sick. Please continue to report any symptoms or sickness through the online absence reporting form process.

  • As a reminder, click here for more information about testing available in the District and the community if you need it.

Order Your Yearbook Today (there is a limited supply left!)

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

8th Grade End Of Year Events

We are excited to celebrate the promotion of our 8th grade students to high school with a ceremony and dance in June! The ceremony will take place on Thursday June 9th with the 8th grade dance to follow. 8th grade families would have received an email on Friday April 22nd with additional details about these events. If you have any questions about the end of year events, please contact Mrs. Stiglitz at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us.

8th Graders interested in Fall Girls Golf at FHS

If you are interested in coming out for the FHS Girls Golf team this fall, please email Head Coach Brandon Johnsen at brandon.johnsen@franklin.k12.wi.us. Coach Johnsen will add you to the email list so you receive all information needed for the upcoming season! The FHS Girls Golf season starts Monday August 8th, 2022. The Girls Golf team is a wonderful way to improve your skills in the game of golf and also meet some wonderful teammates that you will have for the remainder of your high school career!


Franklin First Robotics 2022-23 Sign Up Now!

If you weren’t able to attend the Franklin FIRST Lego League Informational Meeting on May 11th, it’s not too late to learn about FIRST Robotics, and sign-up your child (or yourself as an adult volunteer) for the program.


FPS Board of Education Announces New Superintendent

On behalf of the FPS Board of Education, please see this communication that was sent to all families last Wednesday night announcing our new Superintendent, Mrs. Annalee Bennin. Welcome, Mrs. Bennin! Mrs. Bennin will begin her role with the district, effective July 1st.

Community Screening: "Kids In Crisis"

We invite the community to join us on Tuesday, May 24 for a free screening of the documentary Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone at the Oak Creek Performing Arts & Education Center. After the screening, stick around for a Q&A with an expert panel including one of the students featured in the documentary. Click the associated image for more details.


Student And Family Assistance Program Launched

As we communicated with all families last Monday, Franklin Public Schools has entered a partnership with Advocate Aurora Health Care to provide counseling options for students and families on a variety of topics. The well-being of our students and families is paramount in helping us to be a better community. The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is operating now and is available to all students and members of their households within our district AT NO COST and offers up to (4) free one-hour sessions with a licensed counselor per issue on a variety of topics related to mental health. Please click here to read our original communication that contains the phone number to begin your services, a flier with more information and an informational video.


9th Grade Transition Days Happening In August

Check out the flyer to the left for more information about the 9th grade transition days taking place in August at the high school.

Spring/Summer Rec Guide Is Out!

The Community Education & Recreation Guide for Spring/Summer is available online! Click here for the Spring/Summer guide. Registration opens online Monday, April 25th at the registration website here! Make sure you already have an account created to help your registration process to run smoothly.


Looking For Athletics Summer Camp Information?

Check out this Summer Camps Athletics page on our website that houses all the known and upcoming summer camp offerings including youth football, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling!


Youth Football Registration Is Open Through May 31st

Registration is open for the next season of Franklin Sabers Youth Football. Please register for the grade level your child will be in for the 22-23 school year.

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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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.

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.

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

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