Friday, May 20, 2016
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11:15 Dismissal on Thursday, June 2
Our 2016-2017 Franklin yearbooks have arrived and we will begin selling them next week, Monday, May 23rd. The cost for the yearbook will be $10. Students may bring cash or checks made payable to Franklin Middle School and pick one up in the main office or you can click on the link to School Cash Online and pay for them with a credit card. If you choose this option, we will see that your student receives their yearbook the following day. HURRY, yearbook supplies are limited so order yours today!!
2016 Franklin Talent Show
In addition to performing for our school, the students put on the same show the following night to benefit a local food pantry and donations to go towards our National History Day group.
- Ronisha Techau – “Listen”
- Diamond Roundtree – “Rise Up”
- Julia DePanfillis – “Lost Boy” accompanied by Drew Paoli
- Drew Paoli- playing “Pachelbel Cannon” his own arrangement
- Gabby Kilgore – “All About Your Heart”-
- Rhiannon Walsh – “Titanium”
- Noah Loehr, Katie Jensen, Maddie Hobel – “This is Gospel”
- Zachonae Roberson, Lauren William- “Pretty Hurts”
- Ben Joens- “All of Me”
- Jesse Koozer – “Lay Me Down”
- Nicole Techau - “Someone Like You”
- Sophie Lindwall- “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” accompanied by Noah Loehr-
- Chloe Malone – “Count on Me” accompanied by Gabby Kilgore
See pictures and names of our performers below.
Hannah Krejci, Madelyn O'Brien, Tawny Hess, Harrison Akers, Paige Shields, Macy Espe, Bobby Scott
“Lost Boy” accompanied by Drew Paoli
8th Grade Recognition & Awards Assembly
- This last day of school is a “dress up” day for all students. Dress up does not mean formal attire; however, we will be asking students to dress a notch or two above their normal daily school attire. All school rules apply regarding attire.
- Parking is limited because of the neighborhood that surrounds Franklin, and this assembly is typically well attended, so please plan accordingly. If the weather cooperates parking will be available in the grass to the north of our main parking lot.
We look forward to seeing families and friends as we celebrate our 8th grade class. Click on the following link to view the letter: http://franklin.cr.k12.ia.us/assets/23/6/2016_8th_Grade_Parent_Letter_on_Letterhead.pdf
8th Grade Celebration Party
Thursday, June 2nd, 1-4pm
1 Zach Johnson Drive North East
Cedar Rapids, IA
Questions? Please email email@example.com
Please follow the link for electronic invitation:
Important Dates for 2016-17
Back to School Extravaganza
Thursday, August 18 (3:30-7:30)
First Day of School
Tuesday, August 23
Be sure to bookmark next year's calendar. You can find it at the following link: http://www.cr.k12.ia.us/assets/1/6/Board_Approved_TRADITIONAL_Calendar_2016-17.pdf
6th Grade Landfill Trip
Sixth grade students had the opportunity to visit the Cedar Rapids/Linn Solid Waste Agency. This field trip is very timely, as this generation of students will be seriously impacted by climate change, and it’s important that they make positive environmental decisions. Jason Evans, the Education Coordinator, takes students through the Resource Recovery center. They are shown the hazardous waste area (families can bring ANYTHING to the center to be disposed of safely), the massive recycling area, as well as the Free Paint, Cleaners, etc. Area. Drop off products you don’t want and pick up ones you do for FREE. Students are also taken to the top of the landfill to see how our garbage is managed! Ms. Colbert led an activity on energy consumption, while Brooke Butler covered how composting works and introduced everyone to vermicomposting (worms eating garbage!!).
8th Grade Financial Literacy Fair
8th Grade students attended the Financial Literacy Fair coordinated by Kirkwood Workplace Learning Connection. This was the culminating event of their year of learning about the world of work through I Have a Plan Iowa, Junior Achievement, and social studies classes.
Students researched careers and chose one they were interested in and used the entry annual wage to calculate their monthly take-home pay after taxes. At the fair students had the opportunity to “spend” their money on housing, insurance, transportation, utilizes, clothing etc. At the end, each student had an individual conference with a financial counselor to go over their budget sheet and discuss their spending choices.
The volunteers who staffed the booths had as much fun as the students. They also commented over and over about how wonderful Franklin student were to work with!
With our two upcoming concerts we want to remind you that we expect a full house. Please plan to arrive early and help us by filling all open seats in the front, middle, and rear of the auditorium.
Monday, May 23 @ 7:00PM
Thursday, May 26 @ 7:00PM
We look forward to seeing you.
Free Dental Sealants
FREE Dental Sealants are coming to Franklin Middle School starting Thursday, May 26. Provided by HAACAP and St. Luke’s Dental Clinic. Information and a consent form will be coming home with your student on Monday, May 2. Return completed form to the health office. All Franklin students qualify for this free opportunity.
Check out our Virtual Backpack for more information: http://webapps.cr.k12.ia.us/virtualbackpack/FlyerLinks.aspx?school=Franklin
Monday, May 23
Orchestra Concert, 7:00PM
Thursday, May 26
Band Concert, 7:00PM
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 1
7th Grade Class Trip to Guthrie Park
Thursday, June 2
6th Grade Class Trip to Super Skate
Last Day of School, 11:15AM Dismissal