Frankford Middle School Enews

5/9/2016

STAAR TESTING- May 9th-12th

Monday- 6th/7th Math, 8th retesters

Tuesday- 6th/7th Reading, 8th retesters

Wednesday-8th Science

Thursday-8th Social Studies

Important message from Frankford's Registrar

Plans for next year are underway and we need your help. Students were given a blue form this week to be completed by their parents. Within the form we are asking if your child will be attending Frankford next year, or Shepton if they are an 8th grader. In order to assist us with this process please make sure to have your child return this completed form to their 7th period teacher or the counseling office before May 16th. Thank you for your assistance in this important matter.


Jill Arthur

Frankford Middle School

Registrar

469-752-5215

469-752-5220 (fax)


New from Food and Nutritional Services

Food and Nutritional Services is pleased to announce MealViewer, a new on-line communication tool for menus and nutritional information to meet your campus needs. It comes as a web and APP version. Parents can retrieve menus and dietary information anywhere anytime. Please forward the information to your staff so that they can utilize it.

A few suggestions:

  1. Send the attached instructions to your campus eNews staff so they can post it on the campus eNews, Facebook to make the announcement to all the parents.
  2. Pass along the information to your campus nurse so he/she is aware of where to retrieve menu/allergens/nutritional information to assist the parents. It will greatly enhance communication with parents regarding student diets.
  3. Direct those parents who contact you regarding menu/allergens/nutritional information to the Food and Nutritional Services web site.

Parents can follow the pisd web site links listed below to access the announcement. We have provided instructions on the web site to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.

http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and-nutritional-services/contributions/14222-school-menus

We hope this new service will be a helpful communication tool regarding dietary issues. Any suggestions or comments, please contact Harriet Chiang, compliance and technology specialist for FANS who was instrumental in the set-up of this system: harriet.chiang@pisd.edu

FANS End of year procedures

Gateway Academy Engineering Summer Camp registration is open until May 31st!


• Each session is four days long (Mon. – Thurs.) Students can only attend one session.

• Camp program time is from 7:45 am–11:45 am.

• Tuition is $95.

• Each session is limited to 25 students. It is intended for incoming 7th and 8th grade students only.

• Camp locations are Robinson, Otto and Wilson.

• We will plan for new curriculum/projects from last year since we anticipate having returning students that attended last summer. The main projects will revolve around robotics.

• T-Shirts will be provided for all participants.

• Each camper will be given a Certificate of Completion on the last day.

• Campers will take home the projects they complete during the camp (if applicable).

The last hour or so of each session will be a student showcase/show and tell for parents to come in and see what the campers did during the week.

For more information please go to: http://k-12.pisd.edu/currinst/cte/pages/gtt-camp.html

Athletics News

Athletics

  • 2016 Impact Testing- Please see the attached letter and form regarding Concussion Impact Testing. This is a screening tool to assist medical professionals in evaluating athletes after a suspected concussion. This is offered by the Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Center for only $2.00. This is optional but encouraged. The testing is at Plano West Senior High in the “G Building” on Saturday May 14th. The Frankford time slot is at 11:00. Please arrive 30 minutes before testing begins. If you are planning to have your child tested and have not emailed me yet, please do so at jeff.mcdonnell@pisd.edu with your child’s name.
  • Practice and Injuries- If your child is injured and visits the doctor, please send a note to the coaches for any time your student will not be able to participate. Anything more than 3 days of not working out needs a note from the doctor. Athletes should be dressing out eat day for athletics even if they are not participating. Help us enforce this with your child. Thank you.
  • Summer conditioning enrollment is now open. The enrollment deadline to avoid a late penalty is June 6th. I would like as many of our athletes as possible to participate. It is a great way to stay in shape over the summer and work with the coaches at Plano West.


Jeff McDonnell

Athletic Director

Frankford Middle School

469-752-5307

Immunization News!

6TH GRADE PARENTS: Please provide an updated immunization record for your student at the beginning of the spring semester in January. If your child has not had the required TDAP booster, 2nd varicella, and meningitis vaccines, they must receive them and provide a copy to the clinic by May 1, 2016. You may call or email me with questions. Barbara Fox, RN. 469-752-5209; fax: 469-752-5220; Barbara.fox@pisd.edu.


Barbara Fox, RN

Frankford Middle School

469-752-5209

Fax: 469-752-5220

Medications taken at school

It shall be the responsibility of the parent to take unused medications home.

Please tell your parents that they need to pick up your medication before June 3rd, the last day of school. UNUSED MEDICATION WILL NOT BE SENT HOME WITH A STUDENT. It will be destroyed.

6th graders: Please provide an updated immunization record to the school nurse before May 31st. You will not be allowed to receive your 7th grade schedule in the fall until all immunizations are up to date.

Plano West Summer Offerings

Plano West Golf Clinic

All boys and girls entering 7th – 9th grades in the Fall of 2016 that are interested in attending a golf camp/clinic that will help your game and also prepare you for high school golf tryouts, please contact Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu for information and an application.

Where: Pecan Hollow Golf Course

4901 East 14th St.

Led By: Daniel Olheiser, Teaching Professional

Jon Engelking, Head Coach, Plano East Golf

Rick Hardison, Head Coach, Plano West Golf

Who: Boys and Girls entering 7th – 9th grades in the Fall of 2016

Dates: Week 1: July 25th – 28th

Week 2: August 1st -4th

What to Bring: Golf attire, shoes, and golf clubs

Details: Introductory to high school golf. Clinic will prepare students for High School Golf Tryouts, Practice, Tournaments, Learn Rules, and meet future teammates. Minor instruction will be provided or wil be available through private lessons with Daniel Olheiser.

How to Register: Please email Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu for information and an application.

Rick Hardison

English III

Head Golf Coach

Plano West Tennis

There will be an informational meeting on May 9th at 6pm in the Plano West Presentation Room for all kids (and their parents) who are interested in trying out for the Plano West Tennis Team. Packets with required paperwork will be distributed and all questions concerning tryouts and the Plano West Tennis Team will be answered. For more information, please contact Morgen Walker at Morgen.walker@pisd.edu .

Morgen Walker

Plano West Senior High School

Tennis Coach/MIS

469-752-9600, Ext 39806

Tennis Camps @ Plano West

There will be 2 tennis camps held at Plano West this summer for kids 8-14years old. The dates are June 6-10, and August 1-5. To sign up go to Highpointtennis.com , click on the “Classes” tab at the top, then select “Junior Camps, then scroll down to find your best option for registration. For more information contact Morgen Walker at Morgen.walker@pisd.edu.

Morgen Walker

Plano West Senior High School

Tennis Coach/MIS

469-752-9600, Ext 39806

SIGS & Plano Arts Programs This Summer @ Wilson

Quick reminder that the May 13th deadline is right around the corner to complete your online registration. The program will begin on Wednesday, June 8, and end Thursday, June 30 (Monday through Friday from 7:45-11:45). Registration details can be located on the invitation your student received from his/her PACE or Art teacher. The Wilson SIGS Staff look forward to seeing our students soon!!!

COLLIN COLLEGE OFFERS SUMMER CAMPS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

March 16, 2016 – There is a little something for everyone this summer at Collin College. Middle and high school students interested in nursing, robotics, music or dance have a lot of options on campus as summer camps heat up. Here is the schedule of the camps sponsored by Collin College:

  • Nurse Camp
    Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15
    For students interested in getting an inside look at the nursing profession, Collin College is hosting its free Nurse Camp. Open to students between 8th -12th grades, participants will observe demonstrations and participate in simulations from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. Space is limited. Call Beth Kasprisin, clinical coordinator of nursing, at 972.548.6605 or email mkasprisin@collin.edu for more information.
  • Summer Robotics Camp
    Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23
    From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., participants will stimulate their minds and unleash creativity at the Summer Robotics Camp. Open to students between 7th - 10th grades, the camp will be held at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. Cost is $89 and includes three lunches. This camp is sponsored by the Collin College Robotics Club and the Engineering Department. Call Gena Martin at 972.377.1501 or email gsmartin@collin.edu for more information.
  • Collin Summer Dance Festival

Monday-Friday, July 11-15

The sixth annual Collin Summer Dance Festival features workshops in modern, ballet, jazz, pilates, musical theatre and hip-hop. Daily workshops are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the dance studio (room AA146) at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. Cost is $125. The Summer Dance Festival is for beginners or advanced dancers, 14 years old and up. Space is limited. Online registration is available at www.collin.edu/department/dance/summerdance.html Call Tiffanee Arnold, festival coordinator, at 972.881.5830 or email dance@collin.edu for more information.

  • All Girls Summer Robotics Camp
    Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21
    From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., girls get to design and build their own technological creation at the All Girls Summer Robotics Camp. Open to students between 7th - 10th grades, the camp will be held at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd in Frisco. Cost is $89 and includes three lunches. This camp is sponsored by the Collin College Robotics Club and the Engineering Department. Call Gena Martin at 972.377.1501 or email gsmartin@collin.edu for more information.

· Texas All-Star Jazz Camp

Monday-Friday, July 18-22

The Texas All-Star Jazz Camp features a flurry of daily workshops and rehearsals as musicians learn the world of big band jazz. Camp faculty includes top jazz musicians from around the country, who have played with big names such as Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, the Metroplexity Big Band and Woody Herman. This year’s special guest is NYC jazz and rock trombonist - Tom "Bones" Malone. Students must be at least 13 years old with at least one year of study on their instrument. All events will be at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Cost is $265 or $310 with lunch. For information and a PDF application, call Kris Berg, professor of jazz studies, at 972.881.5108 or email kberg@collin.edu .