November 21, 2022

CD Bulletin

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Hello Country Dale Families,

As we head into a short week at school, I would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the students, staff and families who make Country Dale an amazing school. While not everyone may be feasting over mashed potatoes and turkey this Thursday, I hope this Thanksgiving gives you many reasons to be grateful as we, the staff at Country Dale, are beyond grateful for our students and their families. May you all have a memorable Thanksgiving and I wish you happiness, joy and many wonderful memories this week.

Shaunna LaPlant - Country Dale Principal

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Last Tuesday, November 15th, the Wisconsin Department of Instruction released its 2021-22 state report card for every publicly funded district and school in the state. Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no state or district report cards were issued for the 2019-20 school year.

Overall, there are no changes to the methods used to determine the priority areas, scoring, or rating cut scores for the 2021-22 Wisconsin Department of Instruction report cards. As a reminder, last year’s report card (issued November 2021) should be considered a NEW BASELINE SCORE, and should not be compared to earlier versions of the state report card.

We are proud to share that the 2021-22 State Report Card for Franklin Public Schools shows that we again received an accountability ranking of Exceeds Expectations. This high rating supports the hard work and dedication of our students, families, and staff through very turbulent and unprecedented times over these last few years. Some of the highlights from the 2021-22 report card release include:

  • Four schools (Country Dale, Pleasant View, Southwood Glen, and Franklin High School) received ratings of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” (5-star). FHS raised their rating from last year’s “Exceeds Expectations” (4-star) to “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” (5-star).

  • Two schools (Ben Franklin and Robinwood) received ratings of “Exceeds Expectations (4-star).

  • Forest Park Middle School received a rating of “Meets Expectations” (3-star).

  • Franklin Alternative Youth Program (House of Correction) was ranked as “Satisfactory Progress,” as the program does not receive an overall star rating.

Click here for the FPS District 2021-22 Report Card

Click here for the Country Dale 2021-22 Elementary Report Card

For more details and to view the FPS district and school report cards, please visit this page here.


For our 4K families, please click here for the 4K Parent Update for November from the 4K Team. In this update, you will find details regarding our 4K Learning Intentions for our upcoming unit as well as information about progress reports and how to foster successful Winter dressing for your child.


Help us build a “Winter is Snow Much Fun” display by submitting a photo of your CD student enjoying a winter activity. The photo can be from any age, the only requirement is that they are enjoying winter! Photos must be submitted by 12/16/2022. Click here or the image to the side for all the details!


Feast on some eBooks from our school library over Thanksgiving break - there are hundreds to choose from. We have a smorgasbord of ebooks including readalongs, picture books, chapter books, audiobooks, magazines, non-fiction and a collection of always available graphic novels. You can access them from any internet connected device.

  • Access our catalog here

  • Or go directly to the SORA ebook collection here

Students K-12 and staff can access our eBooks by using the address above, selecting their school, and clicking SORA under the Learning Resources. Students should use their district login and password (First.last and Sabers####, K-1 students please use your Sabers## password). Full directions for accessing eBooks in Sora are located here. See staff in the library if you have any questions. Happy reading!


It's that time of year when we are accumulating many items in our Lost and Found. As a reminder, please put your child's name on their belongings. When they are misplaced it is much easier to get the items back to their rightful owners. Thank you!
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Family Olympics will be Friday, December 9th at 6:30 PM in the gym. Please note this is a date change due to a scheduling conflict. We hope to see many families there! Family Olympics is an evening where Mr. Blask plans interactive games to get the whole family involved! This is a fun and low-key event.


We are excited to announce our winter spirit wear store is live! Check out the awesome new gear, including some cute beanies and tie-dye shirts! There is something for everyone. Orders will be accepted through Tuesday, November 29th at 10 AM. Items can take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Order here: Country Dale Spirit Wear


The PTO is introducing a new idea to show staff appreciation on a more frequent basis! Families can sign up to bring in a small treat for teachers and staff on this SignUpGenius link. Snacks can be anything from homemade cookies or bars, bagels, soft drinks, coffee, candy, doughnuts, or anything else you might be thinking of. This does not need to be a meal by any means, just a small way to say we appreciate you! There are two slots available for each week, and you may bring in your treats in the morning when it is convenient for you.


We are in search of a new PTO treasurer as Katie Delemont has been serving for many, many years and per our by-laws, we need to vote on a new person. If you would be interested in learning more, please contact Leah Palmer or Katie Delemont directly.

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Country Dale's Pack 507 is putting on a drive-thru food and toy drive on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at North Shore Bank on 76th and Rawson. Please stop by and contribute and help us get the word out with the flyer below. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our Scouts please reach out to us at


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