Monday, December 2, 2019
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2018-19 ISASP Reports
We will take cash or check payments in the Main Office starting in April 2020.
Lost & Found
Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge
During the year, we hold two homeroom challenges. Our first Hy-Vee Homeroom Receipt Challenge will be December 9-13. Stay tuned for more information.
Homeroom Student Surveys
Long before Iowa football fans began waving, or Carson King showed the world a better way to spend its spare money, Franklin Middle School students were giving their all to support kids with cancer. Our past thirteen dances have combined to raise over $70,000! Encourage your student to get involved and “Be the Light!” this year, as we have many ways for them to get involved listed below!
Why do we do this? It started years ago with some pen pal letters to a sick child and ballooned into a mini dance marathon. Unbeknownst to us our first year, we had a cancer survivor within our student body, who knew all too well the many dark days associated with cancer. Even harder to believe is the fact Franklin has had a cancer survivor or current cancer patient walking the halls every year since! So we continue to fight for our fellow students and for all the children being treated for life threatening illnesses at the University of Iowa. The funds we raise provide for summer camps, an annual Adventureland trip, crafts and activities at the hospital, improved facilities, wigs, holiday gifts, some family assistance and more!
Franklin’s fourteenth dance marathon will be held in the lower gym on Friday, December 6th from 1:30-3:30 P.M. It is open to ALL Franklin students and admission is just $5.00. This event is affiliated with the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon and the Children’s Miracle Network. Funds raised help support pediatric cancer patients at the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
This is a great opportunity to get your student to earn some extra dollars for a very good cause while completing some extra chores around the house for you!
The game begins Thanksgiving week on Monday, November 25th. It will continue through Tuesday, November 26th and December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Grade level winners will be announced on Thursday, December 5th.
Three bake sales will be held after school in the concession area near the gym. We will have a friendly competition this year to see which grade level donates the most for our sales! In addition to baked goods, 12 packs of pop, or
- 6th Grade bake sale - Thursday, November 7th
- 7th Grade bake sale -Thursday, November 14th
- 8th Grade bake sale - Monday, November 25th
The Guidelines for Success are:
B: Be Responsible
O: Opt to do Personal Best
L: Lead with Integrity
T: Treat People & Property with Respect
S: Strive to be Safe & Orderly
On Friday, November 22, students were recognized with a group photo, awarded their certificate, and provided a small treat for all their hard work.
Anja Wennerstrom, Chase Law, Holly Larson, Charlie Young, Brayden Swearinger, Tasha Downs, Deangelo Mason, Jack Espe, Audrey Pruett, Logan Haines, Noah Van Meter, Kiah Willis, Megan Kane-Kirby, Emma Grantham, Jack Gillaspie, Rolondo Ballew-Batte, Hailey Becker
Matthew Roettger, Aiden Holven-Rice, Bridget Buchheit, Vivian Tarvestad, Riley Kollath, Emily Tattershall, Ayva Kemper, Zayvion Greenwood, Prestley Kristjanson, Kaleea Pledge, Ava Swyers, Sabrina Ritchie, Brooke Rouw, Areon Boyd, Devon Richmond, Louis Melerine, Jacques Ferguson, Maksim Wehrman, Lili Eilers, Tashara White, Dynistie Ellis, Laila Tate
Shayla Bissell, Izzabella Pechman, Katie Coppess, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hawkes, Shaylee Spicer, Mikell Orr, Lilli Marchbanks, Isaiah Wells, Lennon Valentine, Brooke Dunkel, Amari Jacobo, JQuan Plummer, Liviana Vong, Gabrielle DeGraft-Moffat, Karly Hajek, Jayden Webb, Annika Perez
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We had a very successful first year of opening the Franklin Bolt Closet. For families new to Franklin, this closet provides new and gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and all personal hygiene care items for the underserved students who are part of the Franklin family. We protect the students’ privacy by only having the counseling and health center staff know who utilizes the closet. Monthly we will feature one item the closet is in need of.
For October/November, we are now accepting winter items such as new/lightly used hooded sweatshirts, stocking hats, gloves.
We also accept monetary donations and have volunteer shoppers for the Bolt Closet. Thank you for your support and helping to ensure every student comes to school clean, appropriately dressed and ready to learn!
Agenda & Budget Items
See the video below that provides details about this opportunity.
City Bus Transportation (Free)
Students — Ride the Bus on Us! All CRCSD, Kirkwood and Coe students can now ride the City bus free all year. High School and College students – just show a student ID to ride free. Elementary and middle school student do not need ID. http://cityofcr.com/transit
- Parent: "What'd you do today at school?"
- Student: "Nothing"
- Parent: "Is there anything I should know about going on at school?"
- Student: "Nope"
If this is occurring at your house, check out the two links below that will take you to ways we communicate announcements to students. These same announcements are read during the school day; both morning and afternoon.
- Girls' Basketball & Boys' Swimming Begin Practice
Monday, December 2
- PTA Meeting, 11:00AM in Room 300 Conference Room
Friday, December 6
- Dance Marathon, 1:30-3:30 in Main Gym