Friday, September 22, 2017
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School Hours (M-Th, 7:50-2:50 & F, 7:50-1:20)
No School-Monday, October 2
During the first week of October, families will receive a letter through US Mail with the sign-up instructions. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there's any way we can help.
Box Tops & Receipts
P: Personal Best
A: Active Listening
Aleesandra Brown, Gabrielle DeGraft-Moffat, Ahmed Elsheikh, Joslynn Ovel
Kaleigh Keeney, Austin Lukan, Keonte McCune, Chacidee Yates
Lucas Corrigan, Samantha Gehrke, Laci McHenry, Colton Staudacher
The first part of the process took place a couple weeks ago with homerooms generating a list for each of the two areas. Next, our staff took these lists to create an agreed upon list that took what their students voiced to a workable list with common themes. Finally, students last week voted electronically at lunch to put together our final list. I encourage you to visit with your child about these and we'll visit them as an entire building early in October.
What do students expect of each other?
- Willingness to Learn
What do students expect of their teachers/staff?
- Engage Students
- Encouraging & Flexible
When students move from elementary to middle school, parents often start thinking about high school graduation and life thereafter. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the information out there, or to feel frustrated after fruitless attempts to get your child interested in potential colleges or careers.
The vision of the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) – Every Learner:Future Ready - is intended to get students thinking about their futures and to ensure they achieve college and career readiness and lifelong success.
To do this, we need your help! Your answers to the short survey linked below will help our teachers, school counselors, other district representatives, and Kuder, an Iowa-based career guidance expert, build online tools and resources that you and your student can use to explore future careers, plan college experiences, and build the best future.
Click here or the link below to begin or use the QR code below to access the survey.
- Students must have a pass from the Attendance office if tardy to first hour.
- Students may accumulate 3 tardies without receiving consequences.
- Upon receiving the 4th tardy and up to 9 tardies, students will be required to serve a lunch detention in the Student Success Center.
- When a student accumulates 10 or more tardies, during a quarter, they will then be required to make the time up after school on Friday afternoons in the Student Support Center.
- 10-15 cumulative tardies will be for 1 hour
- 16-or more cumulative tardies will be for 2 hours
- Tardy counts will reset each quarter.
Please let us know if we can help support your families.
This week we began our annual fundraiser, The Magazine Sales. This week all our students attended a kickoff assembly informing them of how the magazine sales work and how the work they do directly impacts activities here at Franklin. We have two turn-in days: Wednesday, September 27 & Wednesday, October 4.
Be on the lookout for a special e-Newsletter with information for this year's Magazine Sales. This is the sole fundraiser we do to raise money that goes into our Activities Account. The growing need still exists for a healthy school budget. This is made increasingly more difficult with the continued decline in the state's funding of schools. Funds from our fundraising program are used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples of the ways our monies are being put to use for your students:
- Art Club: (Supplies)
- Science Olympiads: (Supplies, Team entries for contests, other related expenses)
- Bolt Buddies: (Supplies related to the activities done by this group)
- Drama/Musical: (Supplies, equipment, and other cost related to performance expenses)
- Jazz Band: (Contest fees, equipment not covered under district funding, additional music, extra travel expenses)
- Chamber Orchestra: (Contest fees, equipment not covered under district funding, additional music, travel expenses)
- Illumination: (Contest fees, equipment not covered under district funding, additional music, travel expenses, uniforms)
- Technology Purchases (Project Lead the Way supplies, PE, resources to assist in classroom throughout the building)
- Student Council: (Workshop expenses, registration fees, community service projects)
- Assemblies: (Special presentations from outside groups for all grade levels)
- Grade Level: (Allocations for awards and all grade/team activities)
- PBIS: (Building wide rewards, supplies, materials)
- Year Book: (Printing and supplies related to publication)
- Curriculum: (Materials that go above and beyond the standard curriculum used or for extensions of classwork)
- Athletic teams: (Replacement of uniforms, equipment, and materials)
- Library: (Supplies and materials above and beyond the supported district budget)
Follow the link to our website for a one-stop-shop for all magazine-related information: http://franklin.cr.k12.ia.us/activities/Magazine-Sales/
Friday Theme Days
6th Grade Debut Concert
- Volleyball: 7th @ Regis/8th @ Home
- Girls' Soccer: @ Excelsior
- 7th Football: vs. South East Jr. High
Tuesday, September 26
- Boys' Tennis: @ McKinley
- 8th Football: @ Harding
- Cross Country: @ University of Iowa
Wednesday, September 27
- Magazine Turn-In #1
Thursday, September 28
- Girls' Soccer: @ Roosevelt
- Volleyball: 7th @ Wilson/8th @ Home
- 7th Football: vs. McKinley
Monday, October 2
Tuesday, October 3
- Boys' Tennis: @ Washington vs. Oak Ridge
- 8th Football: vs. Northwest Jr. High
- Cross Country: @ West Delaware
- Girls' Soccer: @ Oak Ridge
- Volleyball: 7th @ Harding/8th @ Home
Wednesday, October 4
- Magazine Turn-in #2
Thursday, October 5
- Volleyball: 7th @ Home / 8th @ Prairie
- Boys' Tennis: @ Washington vs. Taft
- Girls' Soccer: vs. Harding
Friday, September 22
- All-School Cookout During Lunch: This will take the place of the student's lunch. They will have the choice of hamburger or hot dog.