Friday, April 26, 2019
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End of the Year Dates & Dismissal Times
Last Day of School
- The last day of school is scheduled for Thursday, June 6. This will be a 1:20 dismissal for all students except 8th Graders.
- Lunch will be served to all students on the final day of school.
- The following Fridays will be a 1:20 dismissal.
- May 17, 24, and 31
Conditions for Learning
PTA All-School Party
- $3 admission (students will give money to their homeroom teachers)
- We will be outside with the following activities: DJ, Photo Booth, and games
- Concessions will be available for purchase
- Kona Ice will be on site to purchase shaved ice
- Students not wanting to participate will have locations in the building
We look forward to this awesome day as we end the year.
Start of the Day-On Time
All School Activity Day
- 6th Grade: Organized activities around the building
- 7th Grade: Guthridge Park & Movie
- 8th Grade: Cleveland Park & Kernels' noon game
8th Grade Awards Assembly
- Assembly will begin at 9:15AM in the Franklin Auditorium.
- We expect the assembly to end no later than 11:00AM
- At the conclusion of the assembly, 8th Grade students can go home with their families
- If students need to stay behind, they can remain in the building until the 1:20PM dismissal. Lunch will be served.
Be on the lookout for the letter in your mailboxes at the end of next week for further details on the day.
HRS Survey-Thank You
PACT-National History Day
Triumph and Tragedy in National History Day
National History Day competitions were held all over Iowa during the month of March. Franklin students chose to participate in either the Grant Wood competition held in Iowa City on March 16th or the Sullivan Brothers Competition held in Waterloo on March 29th. National History Day is a competition held all over world in which students can choose from a list of projects and then compete against students from other schools. This year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy.” The project categories are as follows: Exhibit, Performance, Website, Documentary, and Paper. Each of these can be done with other group members or individually, except for the paper which is always an individual project. PACT Students at Franklin begin their National History Day experience in January and work on their projects during the 3rd quarter. A trip to the University of Iowa library is a highlight and so helpful in finding unique primary sources for the projects. With lots of snow days in January and February this year, it was difficult to get everything completed on time. However, Franklin still advanced sixteen students to state. The State NHD competition will be held in Des Moines on Monday, April 29th at the Iowa Event’s Center. Students then compete for the opportunity to advance to Nationals at the University of Maryland in June.
Here is a list of those students and their category qualifying for State NHD this year:
- Luke O’Brien: Individual Performance- (7th grader)
- Emily Cline-Individual Performance (8th grader)
- Amelia Basler, Leighton Charters, Katie Earl, and Lucy Niemuth- Group Performance (8th graders)
- Geniva Bann- Individual Exhibit (6th grader)
- Molly Owens and Averie Keck- Group Performance (6th graders)
- Owen Kilgore and Jack Novak- Group Exhibit ( 7th grader)
- Kyle Pratt and Sam Lindwall- Group Documentary (8th graders)
- Cade Beck, Miriam Legge and Abigail Wilcox- Group Performance (6th graders)
With us being past the midpoint of the school year, it's a great time to check with your students and their supplies. See the notes below:
- Make sure your student has several pencils in their trapper and locker-a large amount of students coming to class without pencils.
- Needing donation of Kleenex for classrooms, please bring to the main office anytime.
Cell Phone Policy Review
- 1st Time: Student turns over phone. It's checked in and documented in the main office and they can pick it up after school.
- 2nd Time: Student turns over phone. It's checked in and documented in the main office. A parent will need to pick up the phone and student will serve a 30-minute detention.
- 3rd Time: Student turns over phone. It's checked in and documented in the main office. A parent will need to pick up the phone and student will serve a 2-hour detention on Friday.
We encourage parents to contact our main office at 558-2452 if you need to get an immediate message to your student. We can get these messages to students throughout the day.
Waiting Before & After School
Getting Messages to Your Child
- Boys' Soccer vs. Harding
Tuesday, April 30
- Girls' Tennis: Orange @ McKinley/Blue vs. Regis Green
Thursday, May 2
- Track vs. Harding & Wilson at Kennedy
Saturday, May 4
- Band & Orchestra @ Adventureland
Monday, May 6
- Boys' Soccer @ Oak Ridge
Tuesday, May 7
- Girls' Tennis: Orange @ Harding/Blue vs. Oak Ridge Red
Wednesday, May 8
- Girls' Tennis: Orange vs. Wilson/Blue @ Harding (make-up from 4/25)
Thursday, May 9
- Track vs. Oak Ridge & Taft at Washington
- Girls' Tennis: Orange vs. Taft Purple/Blue @ Taft Gold
Friday, May 10
- All School PTA Party, 1:30-2:50