Franklin County R-II School

Better Together...Our Community Empowers Students

November 2022

Surveys

If you have not filled out the district survey yet, there is still time! Our goal is to have responses from all of our families. Please click on the link to complete. You will also be able to complete surveys at parent/teacher conferences. We will have Chromebooks or iPads available for your convenience. The deadline to complete is November 2nd.

https://forms.gle/2SbcnHn8Y3oiqxVb7

November 2nd Early Dismissal

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences are being held on Thursday, October 27th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and on November 2nd from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Please call and schedule a conference time. Our goal is 100% attendance.

Family Reading Night/Book Fair

How Do Dinosaurs Do Family Reading Night? We are about to find out! Join us on Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:00-7:30 for a Dino-riffic night filled with stories, snacks, and books! Speaking of books...THE BOOK FAIR WILL BE OPEN AND WILL BE ONE OF OUR STOPS FOR THE NIGHT! Be sure to bring cash, checks, cards, or you can pay using ewallet using the link below.

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/franklincoelemsch

Sports

The mandatory basketball meeting will be held on November 3rd at 5:30 pm.


Students in 5-8 grades are able to participate in basketball. Students must be committed to the season. We are allowing 4th grade boys to participate due to low numbers in 5th and 6th grade.


Academic Requirements – In order to participate in sports, cheer or clubs, students must:

1. Maintain a C- average in basic subjects.

2. Have a passing grade in all classes.

3. Be present for the last four hours of the day of the game, or have pre-scheduled appointments approved by admin.

4. Not be under any suspension or expulsion.

These academic requirements pertain to basketball, cheer, Science Olympiad, and archery.


Failure to meet these requirements on the mid-quarter or quarterly report card will result in ineligibility of extracurricular activities for a period of four weeks upon issuance of the report. After four weeks, if requirements are met, the eligibility is reinstated. If not, ineligibility continues until the next report card. Grade check for ineligible athletes will be November 21st. The student may attend practices, but may not participate in events (games).


Athletes must have a current sports physical and copy of insurance card on file. Players will not be able to practice until they have their physical. Physicals are good for two years.



The basketball schedule will be shared at the November 3rd meeting. After that, it will be put on the website under the sports tab.



Archery practice:

Archery will begin at the end of November. More information will be sent home with students closer to date. Practices will be on Mondays at 4:30 pm. Due to the popularity of the archery program, we had to limit the number of students that we can safely supervise in the gym. We can not have more than 20 students. This year, grades 7-8 may participate in the archery club after school. Grade 6 will practice during their PE time. Mr. Trentmann is the archery coach.

Practice Calendar

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Science Olympiad

Practice will be held on Fridays after school from 3:00-5:00 pm beginning November 4th. Upper grade students are selected based on their math/science scores, attendance and work ethic. If your child was selected to be on the SO team, they will be bringing home a permission slip that must be signed. Mrs. Maggie Brune will be coaching our Science Olympiad team this year.

SCHOOL BOARD FILING

Board candidate filing begins on December 6, 2022 and ends on December 27, 2022. The Franklin County R-II School District will have three seats open. Candidate filing will open at 8:00 am on December 6th. We can not allow anyone to file prior to 8:00 am due to state statute.


Filing dates: December 6th-16th 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

The school will be closed the 19th-26th.

The last day to file will be December 27th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


Filing will not occur on days that the school district's office is closed due to inclement weather or other health related reasons, with the exception of opening and closing days of filing. The district may not open even on the first day and last day if weather conditions make it unsafe for school staff to travel.


Placements of candidates appear on the ballot in the order they file. Please contact Karen Hoffmann if you have any questions.

Veterans Day

Our veteran celebration will take place on November 9th. Veterans and their spouses are invited to a breakfast that will be served from 8:00 am until 8:45 am. A program will follow at 9:00 am in the gym. Please call school to RSVP for our celebration! (573-237-2414)
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Mid-quarter for 2nd quarter is November 21st

PAT NEWS

Infant Massage

Have a colicky baby or one struggling to sleep through the night? Are you struggling to find effective ways to ease your child’s discomfort caused by growth or illness? Consider Infant Massage! Infant massage promotes relaxation and creates an excellent bonding experience between a child and their parent. By learning infant massage techniques from our Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMI) parents can help relieve teething pains, congestion, or colic in their infants while also promoting healthy weight gain and more sound sleep patterns. Infant Massage Classes are designed for infants ranging in age from newborn to 8 months and both mothers and fathers are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


This event is free; however, registration is required. Deadline to RSVP will be on the Friday before the event date at 6pm.

Dates: May 14, 2022; July 9, 2022; September 10, 2022; November 12, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Ages: Newborn to 8 months

Location: Virtual through Zoom

Register at the link BELOW...

https://rankenjordan.org/events-and-classes/infant-massage/

Thanksgiving Break

School will not be in session November 23, 24, and 25. (Wednesday-Friday) for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a three day break for students and staff. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!


*Our Christmas break will be from December 19th - January 3rd. December 16th is a full day of school.

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Christmas Programs

The K-4 Christmas program will be held on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 pm. The 5-8 concert will be held on December 8th at 6:30 pm. Mrs. Shockley will be sending home more information at a later date. The K-4 students have been asked to wear Christmas pajamas for their performance on December 5th.
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Franklin County R-II Presents...Matilda Jr.!

Grandparents and family members unable to attend the evening performance can attend the dress rehearsal at 3:15PM on the day of the show. There will be no flash photography or video allowed in accordance with copyright law.

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School Closings

The School Messenger phone system will be activated if a decision is made to close school. We have set up the phone system to call and text to the cell number of every student and employee in the district. You should be contacted by phone with a recorded message in the event we have a school closing. Messages will also be sent out via ClassTag and be posted on Facebook. You may also watch or listen to the following TV stations:


TV Channels:

2, 4, 5, 11, & 30

The television stations have a computerized system and our school name appears almost immediately (depending on the alphabetical order scrolling across the bottom of the screen) once the information is entered. The first time for closing school each year is often problematic so you should check different channels for our school closing information. School closing information will also be posted on Facebook.


Please make sure your child understands where they are to go if school is called off early. Students will be taken to their usual drop off unless you have sent instructions indicating an alternate drop off for early dismissals. It will be much less confusing if this issue is addressed before the situation arises.

Homework Tips

1. Set up a homework friendly area

2. Schedule a routine study time

3. Help your student make a plan- What is due tomorrow? Is anything late? What tests do you have coming up?

4. Minimize distractions (phones, TVs, loud music etc.)

5. Motivate instead of monitor- Ask about assignments, quizzes, RC, and tests. Give encouragement, look over completed work, and make sure you are available to answer questions.

6. Be sure to sign the planner-Your student's planner is a good tool for communication between school and home.

7. Reach out to the teacher before small issues become big issues.

8. "I don't have any homework." Have you heard that? Well, there is typically always something to work on. Students should be reading nightly, studying math facts for fluency, practicing sight words, etc. There is always room for improvement!


Our goal is to help you help your student be successful in school! Remember, students in grades 3-8 can stay for Project Success if they are needing help in specific areas.

PTO

Thank you to everyone who helped make the PTO chili supper and pie auction a great success! We would not be able to pull off such a big event without the help of our supportive parents and community. The next PTO meeting will be held on Monday, November 7th at 7:00 pm.
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Practice Schedule

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Questions or Concerns?

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns! My email is koetterer@fcr2.org. I believe communication is key for a successful school year.


Be sure to visit our website often! You can find lunch menus, photos, and much more!

WE ARE FAMILY

Breakfast and Lunch Menus are Attached