September 13, 2021

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MAP TESTING GRADES 1-5

Your son/daughter will be participating in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments in math and reading on 9/13/20 - 9/24/21. MAP is an online assessment that Franklin teachers and other professional staff use to determine your child’s achievement levels, academic growth, and other information that can help to improve teaching and learning. The full MAP assessment will be administered again in January and May of this school year so achievement and growth can be monitored over time. Below is the MAP Testing schedule. Please ensure that your students are well rested and have a nutritious breakfast.

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SABER MARCHING BAND INVITE THIS SATURDAY

Franklin High School is proud to host the SABER MARCHING BAND INVITE 2021 this Saturday, September 18th at Sullivan Stadium! Gates open at 4pm and you can view the schedule, parking information and all other details here. There are 12 bands scheduled to perform at the event. Bands will be judged in the areas of music performance, visual performance, music general effect, visual general effect, percussion, and colorguard. Individual class placement awards will be given to all participating bands. Concessions will be open and FHS will be selling Pop's Popcorn, student shout-outs, and 50/50 raffle tickets at a booth by the home stands. Come spend Saturday night under the lights and enjoy high local high school bands performing!

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ROBINWOOD PICTURE DAY -THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23

School Pics is no longer sending home order forms for parents to fill out and return with their students. All orders will only be placed online.


Pictures can be ordered online. Click here

Use the drop-down menu to select "Robinwood"


Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to picture day: Fall100374

ROBINWOOD PICTURE DAY FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS

When: Thursday, September 23

Where: Robinwood Shool - Gym

Time: 8:30 am - 9:15 am


Virtual families are welcome to have their children’s photo taken during our staff time frame. Families and students should check-in at the office.


If you are not available to come from 8:30 am to 9:15 am, families can schedule an individual appointment with School & Sports Pics at (414) (262) 780-2901 2020 S Calhoun Rd, New Berlin, WI 53151.


School Pics is no longer sending home order forms for parents to fill out and return with their students. All orders will only be placed online.


Pictures can be ordered online. Click here

Use the drop-down menu to select "Robinwood"


Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to picture day: Fall100374

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UP

Our Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 19th from 4:30-8:00 p.m. A link was emailed to parents on 9/10/21. Please click here to sign up.

VISITORS & VOLUNTEERS IN SCHOOL

In regards to visitors or volunteers, any person entering any school building during the school day when children are present for school is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn at all times when in the building, and the visitor/volunteer should limit direct contact with others and maintain social distance (6 feet or more) when able.


Visitors and volunteers who are outdoors during the school day where students are present are required to wear a mask unless they have been vaccinated. Visitors or volunteers in the building after school, in locations where students are not present, are not required to wear a mask.


  • We are excited to be opening our doors again to parents coming into our school this fall. Our goal is to continue to limit direct contact and maintain social distance. Due to the nature of the lunchroom and playground protocols and the need for limiting these interactions, at this time we would not have volunteers or visitors during lunch and recess. When this changes in the future, we will include an update in the weekly bulletin for families, and visitors/volunteers will be required to follow our visitors and/or volunteer registration processes outlined on this page of our website.

GOOGLE UPDATES & RESTRICTIONS FOR 4K-12 ACCOUNTS

Google Updates Restrictions for 4K-12 Accounts

As of September 1, Google changed their access to some of their Google services for all 4K-12 education Google accounts. Students in FPS started to see the effects of these new restrictions this week. Google has implemented these restrictions to protect student privacy and security and to restrict content designated as over 18.

The new restrictions enforces Google's Safe Search feature and limits YouTube access to videos categorized for education and appropriate for under 18. More details from Google can be found here.

LUNCH MENU UPDATES & SWAPPED ITEMS

Our FPS Food Service Department is currently experiencing a number of changes in food supply offerings due to shortages or certain items. If you have a child that has certain dietary needs or restrictions, please review the online Nutrislice menu offerings for your building more closely so you can be aware of any food items that may have been swapped. Our Food Service staff is updating the menu daily with changes and they expect regular updates and food replacements for the foreseeable future.

BUS REMINDERS

  • Bus Driver Shortage: Please review this document that we shared on August 31 with all families to make you aware of how a bus driver shortage could impact our bus routes and how we will communicate this with you in the event we can not secure a driver for your child’s route.

  • Bus Riders Wear Masks: Any individual on a school bus (or any public transportation) is federally required to wear a mask. Please make sure your student has a mask before heading to the bus. Even if students are choosing not to wear a mask while at school, a mask must be worn on the bus at all times. Thank you.

  • Need a Bus Change or Addition? If you have any additions or changes needed for the busing of your child, please use this Bus Change or Addition Form.

  • Bus Drivers Needed: We are continuing to support First Student in their recruiting efforts. First Student provides $21/hour starting pay, a $1500 sign-on bonus, paid CDL training, 20-hours a week guaranteed with extra hours available, a child ride-along program, and no experience necessary. If you are interested in a career with First Student or know someone who may be, please pass along this opportunity. All hiring information for bus drivers is here.

NEW PARENT PICK UP PROCEDURES

Each family is assigned an individual parent pick up number to use if you choose to pick up your student at the end of the school day. You should have received your number from your students homeroom teacher during the Open House on Wednesday. This number should be kept in your car. When arriving in the parent pick up area, please have that number clearly visible to our staff on the passenger side of your vehicle. Your students will then be dismissed from their classrooms to meet you by our parent pickup line.


Your student’s teacher will know your family number and will assist in letting your students know they may exit the classroom and head to the parent pick up area.


Click Here for Parent Pick up and Drop Off information regarding students that are brought to or picked up from school by personal vehicle.

FORMS DUE TO THE OFFICE

Just a reminder that if you have any forms such as your child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, or immunization records that need to be turned in, feel free to stop by the office prior to the start of school to drop those off. Please call first (414) 529-8255 to ensure that a staff member is available.

MEDICATIONS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

If your student will require ANY (over the counter or prescription) medication for the 21-22 school year please fill out the Request to Administer Medication form found on our district website and have it signed by your physician.

All medication can then be dropped off at school in its original container along with this form. Please feel free to drop off medication in the office starting 8/23/21.

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

ANY absence including leaving early and arriving late are reported on a google form. HERE is the link to report absences. It would be a good idea to bookmark this link for your convenience.

ROBINWOOD PICTURES

Please click here for Robinwood Pictures
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FEF CHILDREN'S CONSIGNMENT SALE AT FPMS ON SAT 18

Come shop our huge selection of clothes, toys, bikes, nursery items, and more on September 18th at Forest Park Middle School. Doors open at 8:30 am. After 12:30 pm most items are 1/2 off! Items donated from the sale benefit area nonprofits and charities. For more information, check our website at FranklinEducationalFoundation.org .

EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP

Learning is Child’s Play is an inclusive playgroup for 3 year olds to promote sharing, turn-taking, and friendship skills facilitated by the Franklin Public School Early Childhood Staff at Ben Franklin Elementary. The program runs from October 6, 2021 to May 25, 2022. To see all details and the registration form, please view this flyer.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS

KIDS CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Many families are enrolled in our before and after school care through KIDS CLUB, under the Community & Recreation Department. Since Kids Club operates within Franklin Public Schools, we will be following the same masking and safety protocols as the schools. Here are some brief notes about what you can expect when dropping off or picking up your child from Kids Club:

  • Parents may not enter the building and we will use the same “walkie talkie” protocol that we utilized last year. More communication about this regarding how to use the walkie to call into the building will be coming to families soon.

  • Per the district masking protocols, children need to be masked to enter the elementary building and our staff is not able to help children put on their masks. Please see that your child is properly masked before entering the building.

INTERESTED IN JOINING GIRLS SCOUTS

Come make new friends, build community and take new adventures by becoming a Daisy Scout! If you have a kindergarten daughter that would like to join Daisy Scouts please fill out the forms sent home in the kindergarten take home folders. Our first meeting will be Thursday September 30th from after school until 5:15.


We are currently looking for Girl Scout leaders for our kindergarten Daisy troop as well as a co leader for our first grade Daisy troop. If you have interest in becoming a leader or have any other questions please contact:

Tianna Dubinski

tmwojo@gmail.com

414-526-8600

INTERESTED IN JOINING CUB SCOUTS

Cub Scout Pack 582. If you are interested in joining cub scouts and/or being a leader, please contact Rashel Walman at 414-303-3723 or rashelwalman@gmail.com

ATTENTION GIRLS K-5TH GRADE GIRLS - POMS CLINIC

Attention K-5th Girls - This year’s "Little Girls Clinic" is coming up! Learn a Pom routine from the State Champion Franklin Varsity Dance Team and PERFORM at halftime during the Franklin Varsity Football game on Friday, September 17th at 7:00pm.


CLINIC INFORMATION:

  • WHEN: Friday, September 17, 2021

  • TIME: 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • WHERE: FHS Cafeteria (enter by Saber Center)

  • COST: $30 (additional siblings $25)

*Price includes a Pom t-shirt, set of poms and hair bow.

*Pizza, juice and a cookie will be served.


Click here to register and for contact information if you have questions!

FRANKLIN SABERS BASKETBALL

Tryouts for the Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club (FYBBC) 2021-22 season will take place between September 12 – 16 per the following schedule:

Sunday, September 12 @ Franklin High School

6th grade 10:00 -11:30 am

7th grade 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

8th grade 1:30-3:00 pm

Monday, September 13 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:00 pm

5th grade 7:15-8:45 pm

Tuesday, September 14 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

7th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Wednesday, September 15 @ Forest Park Middle School

6th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

8th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday, September 16 @ Forest Park Middle School

5th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

Players will be expected at both tryout dates. Pre-registration for tryouts is mandatory and registration will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th. Please visit their webpage here for online registration and contact information if you have questions.

FRANKLIN YOUTH GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Tryouts for Franklin Youth Girls Basketball’s 2021-2022 season will take place September 13th–16th. See

the schedule for each grade below:


4th Grade

Monday, September 13th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Wednesday, September 15th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


5th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Thursday, September 16th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


6th Grade

Monday, September 13th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Wednesday, September 15th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


7th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Thursday, September 16th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


8th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)

Thursday, September 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)


Players can either register in advance at www.juniorsabers.org (tab for Girls Basketball | Tryouts) or can

show up and register at the door on the night of tryouts. For questions regarding tryouts or the youth

girls’ program, please send an email to saberscoachmike@gmail.com

AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CLASSES

Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled after school theatre class at Robinwood on Mondays, 4-5 pm, starting September 20th! Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theatre dance through theatre games, skill building exercises and work on a group song or scene. Parents are invited to a special performance on the last day of class. Focus is put on developing imagination, social skills and a positive self image through the performing arts. Click HERE for more info or to register. www.characterkidsdrama.com

SWING BACK INTO SPANISH!

Did you know that students learn a language best when they find the topic FUN and INTERESTING? What better way to ignite FUN in the Spanish classroom then with two topics they will be excited about-Playing and Camping!

In our ‘Vamos a Jugar’ and ‘Vamos a Acampar’ classes, students will explore sports, games, hobbies and the great outdoors. Using builder phrases, we will get the students speaking small sentences and phrases in class right from day one. Whether on the field, at the lake, or on the playground, your child will be able to use his or her new Spanish skills! Classes fill up fast –Register today, Don’t delay! Enroll online: www.FuturaAdventures.com


Click here for the most recent Flyer

FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, full and part time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).


Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

From The PTO Section

ROBINWOOD PTO DIRECTORY

Once again, Robinwood will be using the Join Our Class online directory for all student classroom and contact information. The School is unable to give out classroom information, student addresses or phone numbers. If you would like this information (for example for a birthday party or playdate), you will need to sign up for the Robinwood PTO Parent directory at the beginning of the year. Only the families that sign up will be in the directory and be able to get the directory.


**If you are new to Robinwood, or have not signed up for the directory in the past, please send an email to Leslie Alles (leslie.alles1023@gmail.com). In the email, please include your child's name, grade, teacher’s name, a parent's name, and any additional contact information you would like included.


**If you have participated in the directory in the past, you do not need to request access. However, if you want your child's grade and teacher information updated, or if you need your password reset, please send an email to Leslie.


The link for the directory is https://robinwood.joinourclass.com/member/login