January 17, 2022

CD Bulletin

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KIND COUGAR WEEK SPONSORED BY COUNTRY DALE STU CRU

Country Dale’s Stu Cru – (Student Leadership Group) will be hosting a “Kind Cougar Week” this week January 18th -21st. We will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s kindness and leadership. One activity will take place each school day that week. Here is the schedule.


  • Tuesday, January 18 - give someone a compliment
  • Wednesday, January 19 - pick up trash in school
  • Thursday, January 20 - help someone with something
  • Friday, January 21 - play with someone new


We hope your children will participate in this kindness week to help spread kindness around the school and to honor Martin Luther King Day. Thank you.

CATCH UP ON DISTRICT NEWS

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

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MASKING FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

As shared in the District Newsletter on Friday (here), due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, masking for staff and all students when indoors will continue through January 28, 2022. Please see the District Newsletter for other details related to events, vaccine offerings, On-Site Testing for COVID-19 and the most up to data shared with families.

ON-SITE TESTING

As we shared in the District Newsletter on Friday (here), we have started offering an On-site COVID-19 Testing center at the ECC District Office on weekdays from 7am to 3pm for students, staff, and family/household members of positive student or staff cases or anyone deemed a close contact.

If you are contacted by our main office at the school that your child is symptomatic and needs to be picked up or released from school, you now have the opportunity between 7am to 3pm to take your child to the ECC District Office for COVID-19 testing. HIGH SCHOOL ONLY - We will continue to have On-Site Testing at Franklin High School during weekdays from 7am to 3pm for high school students through our health office located there.


Please review this document for other details and questions you may have about how this will work. Testing is another mitigation strategy to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.

K-5 SPRING CONCERT UPDATES-MARK AND ADJUST YOUR CALENDARS

Parents - we originally had some K-5 music events slotted on the calendar coming up at the end of January and the beginning of February. We have been reviewing our offerings for the music program and working with Saber Center availability to adjust these events. Moving into the spring, we will be offering concert events for grades 1, 3, and 5 at the Saber Center this year. By offering this event, we hope to present a larger scope for families so they can experience the progress and growth across the grade levels. Therefore, grades K, 2, and 4 will not have a spring concert event this year.


Please mark your calendars for the following event later this spring:


COUNTRY DALE - Tuesday, April 26 - Grades 1, 3, 5 @ 6:30 pm at the Saber Center

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REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IS NOW OPEN FOR NEW FAMILIES!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!

OUTDOOR RECESS

Please review these policies and procedures with your children.


Students go outdoors during the lunch hour, and they may also wait for some time at their bus stops. Please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather. The decision to have an outdoor or indoor recess is based on both the wind speed and temperature at 11:30 am.

If it is an outside recess day, all students must go outdoors. Unfortunately, students who have colds and coughs are not allowed to stay indoors. We would willingly make an exception if we received a note from your child’s physician stating he/she must not go outdoors. Under these conditions, your child would sit in the office during recess.

CLOTHING:

All students are expected to go outside for recess whenever the wind chill is above 0 degrees. Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather. This includes a warm coat, mittens or gloves, hat, scarves, snow pants & boots when there is snow. To play in snow, boots, and snow pants are required. Students who come to school without boots and snow pants will not be allowed off of the blacktop on snow days.

SNOW, ICE, MUD, WATER AREAS:

Students are expected to avoid ice, water, and mud at recess. NO SLIDING or playing on icy areas. Injuries occur when students play on the ice. Students are expected to avoid muddy areas and areas of water. Students are responsible for staying away from these areas. Students may play in the snow if properly attired (boots and snow pants). We have a large playground at Country Dale, and it is easy to find appropriate areas to play. ABSOLUTELY NO THROWING OR KICKING OF ANY SNOW!

MASK REMINDERS

As we continue to require masks for students, please remember the following:

  • It’s a good idea to wash your child’s mask frequently, ideally daily if possible.

  • Please ensure that your child has a few masks to rotate throughout the average school week

  • Please send an extra mask in your child’s backpack in the event they need another mask

  • When choosing masks for your child, please look for masks that have 2 or more layers of breathable fabric, cover their nose and mouth, fit snugly across the sides of their face, and don’t have gaps.


If you need help with getting additional masks, please contact the school’s main office.

COUNTRY DALE LOST AND FOUND

Parent, please click on the Lost and Found link and review the items currently here. If you see an item that is your child's, ask your child to come to the NEW Lost and Found area. We have relocated the Lost and Found to the short hallway by room 6.

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!

AFTER SCHOOL THEATER CLASSES

Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled after school theater class at Country Dale on Wednesdays, 4-5 pm. This 8-week session runs from January 26th-March 16th. Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theater dance in preparation for our mini-musical production later this spring! New and returning students are welcome. 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.

FRANKLIN LACROSSE CLUB “TRY IT” NIGHT THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

The Franklin Lacrosse Club is hosting a ‘try it’ night this Thursday, January 20th for any boys or girls in grades 3-6 that are interested in learning more about Lacrosse. See the image below and click the flyer to head to their sign up page.

REGISTER FOR FRANKLIN LITTLE LEAGUE 2022 SEASON

There may be a few inches of snow outside, but we're dreaming of sunny skies, chalked baselines and green outfields! Aren't you?! Register at www.franklinll.org by February 28th to get the best pricing!

FRANKLIN LITTLE LEAGUE WINTER WORKOUTS FOR 13-16 YR OLDS (JR/SR. & INTERMEDIATE)

This Winter season we are excited to announce that we have put together a great off-season training program for some of our older players!


Workouts will include Fielding, Pitching, Catching, Hitting, and Base-Running. Thursdays, January 20th through March 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex Fieldhouse (6000 W. Ryan Road).


There are limited spaces available, so sign-up fast! http://www.franklinll.org

ATTENDANCE REMINDER


Early Dismissal, Appointments and Changes to Regular Dismissal Schedule

Students may be excused during school hours for medical and dental appointments. Any early dismissal or late arrivals should be submitted using THIS FORM. Only emergency situations should be handled over the telephone. Thank you.