October 10th, 2022
This past week the 6th graders practiced a Safe Haven Drill. All procedures were safely followed amongst staff, students, and support staff during all parts of the drill. I was very impressed with how well it went! Below are some photos from the successful drill. Thank you all involved who helped coordinate and lead.
I also wanted to remind you that parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday November 3rd from 4pm-7pm. More information will be shared by your child's teachers in regards to how to sign up. Conference appointments will allow for both in person and virtual options.
Lastly, I want to invite all Forest Park students to our first Activity Night of the year on Friday November 18th! Parent volunteers are also needed to help out at the event. More information can be found below.
Have a great week!
Activity Night - November 18th!
This activity night is sponsored by Student Council and will be used as a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish! Activity nights offer a safe and fun event for Forest Park students to participate in a variety of things such as open gym, crafts, dancing and more. Concessions will also be sold at the event. More info regarding admission, etc. will be shared soon!
We are in need of parent volunteers to help supervise at activity night. If you are interested in volunteering, you must have a current background check on file. You can fill out the background check form here and this must be completed at least 1 week prior to activity night. Please email Mrs. Stiglitz to learn more about volunteering at activity night (email@example.com).
6th Grade Girl Scouts First Meeting
Anyone interested in 6th grade Girl Scouts is welcome to join us for our first meeting of the year this Wednesday, October 12th from 3:15-5:00pm in the FPMS Main Commons. Please email Jacquie Zakszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Clinical Psychology Associates Services
We are proud to continue to partner with Clinical Psychology Associates (CPA) to offer on-site counseling services at Country Dale, Pleasant View, Forest Park and Franklin High School. For information about CPA’s services and therapists or to get started with an appointment, please visit our website.
Music Man Jr Auditions!
Forte Theatre Company is holding auditions for their next youth musical production, Music Man Jr! There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy. Filled with wit and warmth - as well as some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs - this is family entertainment at its best!
Auditions: TONIGHT & TOMORROW (October 10th & 11th) 6-8 pm (please sign up for one 15 min time slot)
Audition location: FHS Choir Room
Callbacks: Saturday, October 15th, 11 am - 3 pm
Rehearsals: November 8th - January 21st (no rehearsals during holiday breaks)
Performances: January 27th - 29th at the FHS Saber Center
More info at https://www.fortetheatrecompany.org/winter-youth-musical
* If you aren't available for auditions, but would still like to be considered, please contact us at email@example.com.
Franklin Community Youth Race For 4K-8th Graders On Tues 10/25
Attention 4K through 8th graders! The FHS cross country teams invite you to join us for a youth cross country race at Franklin High School on Tuesday, October 25th. The race begins on the high school upper fields. $5 entry fee, which includes a t-shirt. The race distance is 1 mile and awards will be given for the top two in each age. The registration/payment link is here: tinyurl.com/fhsXCyouth
PAWS - Dining For Dollars on Wednesday 10/19!
PAWS, Forest Park's parent group, hopes to see you at Culver's in Franklin for their next Dining For Dollars event on Wednesday 10/19! A portion of the sales will benefit our school. Here are all the details:
4220 W Oakwood Park
No Coupon Needed
PAWS receives 10% of the profits
Athletics & Activities Updates
We have home basketball games on Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13 this week! Come cheer on the girls basketball teams and poms team! Good luck to our cross country team as they compete in their last race of the season on Tuesday, October 11!
The first SAGE (Sexuality and Gender Empowerment Club) meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12. This club works to bring people of different sexual orientations and gender identities together in a safe environment to promote respect, friendship, and support. If you have any questions, please contact one of our guidance counselors (contact info listed below).
Information for all of our activities at FPMS have been updated on the Activities Website. Be sure to visit this page to learn more about what activities we offer at FPMS and when they start. If you have any questions about a certain activity/ club, please contact the advisor for that club.
If your child is interested in participating in any sports this school year, you must register them online. Boys basketball, wrestling, girls volleyball and track will start up later this year. Please visit this site to register your child and upload a current physical form. For more info on our sports, visit our website HERE.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our athletic and activities coordinator, Karisa Stiglitz, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture Ordering Info and Re-take/Make-up Date
Pictures can be ordered online here: https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering. Use the drop down menu to select your school name. Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to picture day: Fall100371
If you have questions regarding picture order, please contact School and Sport Pics at 262-780-2901.
Picture re-take/make-up day is scheduled for Wednesday October 26th in the morning from 9am-11am.
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Service Hours Opportunity Friday 10/14
Southwood Glen Elementary PTA is looking for middle school and high school student volunteers for its upcoming Fall Fest on October 14th. We need volunteers from 5-9pm, in any hour increment that works for you! Please fill out this form if you are able to help out. We hope to see our Southwood Glen Alumni there!
FPMS Afternoon Pickup Notes
Parents & Guardians - thank you for being flexible and responding to the changes we have made outside for afternoon pickup. We ask you to please review the diagram below, in particular to the “curb pickup site” where you will pick up your child(ren). When prompted to move forward, we ask that you please pull up as far as you can along the curb so we can load as many vehicles as possible along the curb. Please do not stop, even if you see your child waiting at an earlier spot. Children can walk to meet you. Please review the other notes below:
City Of Franklin Trick Or Treating Is Sunday 10/30!
The city of Franklin has passed along that Trick-or-Treating for 2022 will officially be on Sunday, October 30th from 4pm-7pm. Please plan accordingly and safely for trick-or-treating and have fun!
Southbrook Church Accessible Trick Or Treat Event Sunday 10/17
Our community partners at Southbrook Church are hosting a FREE accessible trick-or-treat event inside Southbrook Church on Sunday, October 16th from 2-3:30pm. All are encouraged to wear their fun (not scary) costumes and bring a bucket or bag for treats. Food will be served! Children ages 2-12 with developmental, physical, or emotional disabilities are invited to join us for a Trick-or-Treat event made just for them! (Siblings, family and friends are welcome to attend as well). Advance registration is requested HERE so we can plan accordingly for food and treats. The church has also created a Facebook Event here with all details if you would like to easily share with others.
Forte Theatre Presents: The Sound Of Music
FORTE THEATRE PRESENTS: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
The hills are alive with the sound of music! Join Forte Theatre Company for their mainstage debut at the Saber Center - and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. With music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a cast of some of Milwaukee's top professional talent and FPS students playing some of the VonTrapp children, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!
October 7th - 16th / Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2 pm
Saber Center for the Performing Arts
How To Report Your Student Absent
As a reminder, when reporting a student absent for any reason, please communicate this using the online absence/attendance form here. This is a NEW form this year so if you bookmarked or made a shortcut to the old form from last year, please update. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form as it really helps to streamline our processes. The form is located on our website under Parent/Student Info as well as a big button on each school’s home page.
This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.
Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.
If you have any attendance related questions, please contact our attendance secretary, Sadie, at email@example.com.
Student Handbook Updates
One Day Alternate Bus Pass
If your student will be riding an alternate bus home with a friend, please complete THIS FORM by 11am on the on the date of this change. The bus company requires consent from both parents/guardians; in other words, one parent/guardian for each student must submit this form in order for us to make this change happen. Staff in the school office will then complete the appropriate paperwork for each student to take with them on the bus.
Forms that are not completed by 11am on the date of the change run the risk of not being processed in time for dismissal. Bus drivers will not allow extra riders on a bus without proof of both parent and school approval.
If you have any questions, please call the Forest Park office at 414-529-8250.
Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals
If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).
If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.
Please remember to use the absence reporting form on our website for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.
Dropping Something Off For Your Student?
If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.
In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.
News From Food Service
In the cafeteria this year we will have: 3 Lunch Lines, 1 Milk Only Line, 1 Salad Line ( Not Opening until November) and 1 Snack Line (Opening Tuesday September 6th)
We would like to remind all parents that lunches this year are no longer free this year. At FPMS each lunch is $3.00 and individual milk purchases are $.45.
If you need assistance paying for your child's school lunches, a link to the free and reduced application can be found on the Franklin Public Schools website under the lunch tab. Please note the following school board policy:
"Students will be allowed two (2) emergency meals. After this, they will receive a cheese sandwich, fruit, vegetable and milk until their account is positive."
The cheese sandwich meal will be charged to the students account like any other meal.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Diane Kaczkowski 414-367-1566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Bernadette VanLith, 6th grade counselor
Ellen Montenero, 7th grade counselor
Mindy Greco, 8th grade counselor
All past newsletters are stored on our website here