June 6, 2022

CD Bulletin

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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.

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NATIONAL CHILD IDENTIFICATION KITS

From Department of Instruction: We are excited to let you know that Alliant Energy, the Green Bay Packers, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Public Instruction have teamed up to provide every learner in Wisconsin with a National Child Identification Kit. The kit is a gift of safety that is hopefully never needed. But in the event of a missing child, the kit helps to provide law enforcement with vital information. The kits are confidential and are designed to be completed and stored securely at a private residence. The information is only turned over to law enforcement in the event of an emergency.


These kits are being distributed this week at the elementary school so your child should be bringing them home on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. The kits are available for pickup in the main office at Forest Park Middle School and Franklin High School if you would like to pick one up or ask your child to pick one up. The kits will also be made available at the FPMS and FHS open houses as school starts back up in the fall and at parent-teacher conferences. This is one extra piece of information you can have at the ready in the event it is needed for a family emergency.

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SUMMER E-BOOK READING OPTIONS

Wanting to read more this summer? Check out some eBooks from your school library - there are hundreds to choose from! We have many ebooks including readalongs, picture books, chapter books and non-fiction. Magazines and a collection of always available graphic novels were added recently. SORA also has a collection of Sweet Reads for summer that will be always available through August 17th. SORA can be accessed from any internet-connected device.


Go directly to the SORA ebook collection here


Students and staff can log in with their district login and password. SORA is the student app for accessing eBooks. Full directions for accessing eBooks are located here. See staff in the library if you have any questions. Happy summer reading!

MATH & LITERACY PARENT SUMMER RESOURCES

As we have shared the past few summers, Franklin Public Schools has compiled a list of resources to support students in the areas of math and literacy during the summer months.

K-8 Math Summer Resources 2022: This document contains resources for every grade level K through 8th, separated by page breaks. You can utilize the document’s outline on the left to quickly navigate to each grade level’s page.

FRANKLIN FAMILY WOODS RUN SAT, JUNE 25th!

How FUN is this? Free Franklin Family Fun Run on Saturday, June 25th. 5K, 1 mile and family-run to kick off the morning, beginning at Kayla's Park at 9 am. Register today and your name will be placed into a drawing for free Milkmen tickets! All monetary donations will go to support the Franklin Educational Foundation.

FRANKLIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HOSTS BACK-TO-SCHOOL MILKMEN CELEBRATION

August 21st at 1pm is our "Back to School Celebration" for Franklin Public Schools at the Milwaukee Milkmen Game and we are inviting all students, teachers, families and community members to help us celebrate! The Franklin Educational Foundation will be the featured non-profit organization for this Sunday afternoon game. A portion of this game’s ticket sales, and other in-game fundraisers, will help fund the Foundation's student emergency fund, graduating senior scholarships, educator awards, and classroom grants.


The Foundation will announce the seven winners of the 2022 "Excellent Teacher Awards"on the big screen at the game (nominate your FAVORITE teacher here before June 30th!). So get a group together and let's celebrate our FPS's great teachers by enjoying a fun Sunday afternoon at the ballpark.


Buy your tickets here: https://fevo.me/375Q2JS

IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 5th GRADE STUDENTS

Dear 5th grade parents:


The Student Immunization Law requires that all students entering the 6th grade receive a dose of the Tdap vaccine. This requirement can be waived only for health, religious or personal conviction reasons. To remain compliant with the law, you must provide the month, day, and year that your child received the required immunization on the attached Student Immunization Record, or select one of the waiver options prior to October 14, 2022 and return the form to your child's school. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from school in the event of a communicable disease outbreak. If you have any questions about how to obtain the required immunizations, please email nurses@franklin.k12.wi.us.


Next steps for families:

Have your child vaccinated with the Tdap vaccine if he or she has not already received the vaccine. Record the date of the immunization in the appropriate box on the Student Immunization Record, sign the form, and return it to your child’s school. To claim a waiver for health, religious, or personal conviction reasons, follow the instructions on the Student Immunization Record and return the signed form to your child’s school.



Please click here for the Immunization Fact Sheet for parents.

ABC COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION

Our school-wide ABC Celebration is on! Click the 2022 ABC Celebration to find the link that shares with you the activities for each letter of the alphabet to be done during the last 13 days of school (starting Monday, May 23rd). There are two activities per day. Feel free to have your child do one or both! Thank you!

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.

And please visit http://franklinfirstrobotics.org/ for more information, as well as the opportunity to sign-up for follow-up communications as we structure our teams for the 2022-23 season & school year.

COUGAR FIELD DAY IS COMING!

Cougar Field Day will take place on Thursday, June 9th. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and the AM 4K classes will take place in the morning (9:30-11:30). Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and PM 4K will take place in the afternoon (1:15-3:15). Unfortunately, we will not be able to have any spectators this year, hopefully, we'll be able to return to that in the future.


Students should dress appropriately to be outside, and expect to get slightly wet. Having a change of socks or other clothes is recommended. It's going to be a fun day!

FOOD SERVICE UPDATES FOR SUMMER & 2022-23

SUMMER MEALS AND 2022-23 LUNCH MENUS

If you are looking for summer meal options for your children, please check the “Summer Food Service Program Outreach” section of our Lunch webpage here.


Our lunch webpage also contains our online lunch menus for all school buildings for the 2022-23 school year.


PLANNING FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES 2022-23

As we get closer to the end of the 2021-22 school year, we want to update families on what school lunch will look like for the 2022-23 school year. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that has been allowing students to receive free meals will no longer be offering this service for free next school year.


At the start of the 2022-23 school year, school lunches will no longer be free. Prices will remain the same as they were set for the 2020-21 school year.


We highly encourage families to continue to participate in the convenient, nutritious, and cost-friendly school meals.


FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEALS FOR 2022-23

We encourage families to complete the free and reduced lunch application. The application can be completed online after August 1st, 2022. To find the application, we will have a link on our website here.

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.

MOVING OR TRANSFERRING

If you know that you will be moving in the next few months or attending a different school next year please let the office know as soon as possible. It truly helps with our planning for next year. Please click here for the form and email it to terese.tubbs@franklin.k12.wi.us

FRANKLIN LITTLE LEAGUE

Franklin Little League is hosting the MLB Pitch Hit & Run on June 18 @ 12:30 pm - All boys and girls ages 7-14 across the community are welcome to participate in this free event. Sign up here to participate, online registration is required.


Franklin Little League is also excited to announce that it is hosting the Jr Home Run Derby on June 8th & 9th- All boys and girls ages 12-16 (this is not FLL specific) are welcome to participate in this free event. The baseball event will be on June 8th from 7-8 pm and Softball will be on June 9th from 7-8 pm. Sign up here to participate, online registration is required.

22-23 SPANISH OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

The Community Education & Recreation Department is again partnering with Futura Adventures to offer Spanish course opportunities this fall. Currently, “Early Bird Registration” is going on if you’d like to take advantage and sign your child up before June 1st.

Discover the Magic of SPANISH! Registration is now open for 2022/23!

Register by 6/1 to take $15 off your tuition during our early bird event!


Linked here is the 22/23 Early Bird Registration Flier

COUNTRY DALE LOST AND FOUND

Parent, please label your child's belongings so when items are misplaced we can return the items directly to the student. If you are missing items please click on the Lost and Found link and review the items currently here. If you see an item that is your child's, ask your child to come to the NEW Lost and Found area. We have relocated the Lost and Found to the short hallway by room 6. Any items not picked up by the end of this school year will be donated to the Franklin Educational Foundation for their resale in the fall.

ATTENDANCE REMINDER


Early Dismissal, Appointments and Changes to Regular Dismissal Schedule

Students may be excused during school hours for medical and dental appointments. Any early dismissal or late arrivals should be submitted using THIS FORM. Only emergency situations should be handled over the telephone. Thank you.

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UPCOMING PTO EVENTS

  • Save the date! Our ice cream social and yearbook signing will be Thursday, June 9th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

Country Dale Families,

The 1st Day School Supplies link is open and ready to use. The teachers have submitted their lists for next year and you can purchase for your child today. Please make sure you select the grade your child is going into in the fall.

We are using this as a fundraiser, so a small portion of every box purchased helps to raise money for the school. The boxes will be delivered directly to your homes. The deadline to purchase is July 1st.

Here is the link to order your student’s kit: http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=114644


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katie Pallen: Katiempallen@gmail.com

PTO DIRECTORY

Our school is now using AtoZ Connect to bring you the best directory experience available. PTA memberships, directories, volunteer signups, communications, online store, and more will all run through the newly improved online software. The system is secure, easy to use, and free to families.

To access the new Country Dale Elementary School AtoZ Connect site, you will visit https://countrydalepto.membershiptoolkit.com/. Bookmark this site now!

You can also access the directory from your mobile device by downloading the mobile app, Membership Toolkit.


If you originally elected to be a part of the directory at the beginning of the school year, your information has already been provided and uploaded into the directory. Please verify this information is accurate and make any changes necessary. You can choose the information that is shared.


Our online directory can be found here: https://countrydalepto.membershiptoolkit.com/home

Questions? Contact us at admin@countrydalepto.org

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