Husky Happenings

November Newsletter 2021

NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 1

Early Release (12:45 pm) on November 3!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The final night of parent/teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd. Conferences are being held from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you have not scheduled an appointment, please call Kristen at 237-2414. Our goal is 100% participation.

PTO Fundraiser

The PTO is selling raffle tickets for two $500 cash drawings. Students brought home tickets to sell in their Friday folders on October 22nd. The final turn in date is November 5th. The drawing will be held on November 10th! Good Luck!


The next PTO meeting is November 8th at 7:00 pm.

Kid Sight Vision Screenings

The Lion's Club will once again hold Kid Sight Vision screenings at school. Screenings will be held on November 16th. If you do not want your student to participate, you may opt out. Please contact Mrs. Fischer, our school health aide, for more information.

Family Reading Night

The Scholastic Book Fair theme is Books Bring Us Together. Books bring us together for reading with friends and family. Through our favorite stories and characters we share joy, insight, laughter, adventure, and memories. Join us on Tuesday, November 23rd from 6:00-7:30 pm. The Scholastic Book Fair will be one of your stops for the night. It will be available from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Sports

The mandatory basketball meeting will be held on November 8th at 6:30 pm.


Students in 5-8 grades are able to participate in basketball. Students must be committed to the season.


Girls in grades 6 and 7 may try out for cheer. Mrs. Colter is our cheer sponsor. She will be sending home information regarding cheerleading. Cheer may open for 5th graders based on numbers and uniform availability.



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.


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 19th. 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. Forms were sent home with students. Players will not be able to practice until they have their physical. Physicals are good for two years.



Practice Information

A team (7/8 girls and boys) and B team boys: Begins November 1st

Mondays: 4:30-6:30 pm

Thursdays: 4:00-5:30 pm

Students staying for basketball should bring a snack to eat.

Coach: Travis Sadler

Practice Assistant: Brian Groner (when available)



B Team girls: Begins November 11th

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 -7:30 pm

Coached by: Unger, Liggett and Yates


The basketball schedule will be shared at the November 8th meeting. After that, it will be put on the website under the sports tab. The first scheduled game is December 2nd. Nathan Franks informed me that some schools may have to cancel games because there is a severe shortage of referees.

Archery

Archery practice:

11/29- 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

12/6 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

12/13- 3:00 to 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. This year, grades 6-8 may participate in the archery club. Grades 4-8 learn archery basics in PE class. Mr. Trentmann is the archery coach. Tentatively , there is an archery tournament scheduled at St. Gertrude's Parish on February 26th. More information will come home at a later date.

Science Olympiad

Practice will be held on Fridays after school from 3:00-5:00 pm beginning November 19th. 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. They also must be available to compete on Saturday, February 12th at Lindenwood University.

SCHOOL BOARD FILING

Board candidate filing begins on December 7, 2021 and ends on December 28, 2021. The Franklin County R-II School District will have two seats open.


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. Filing will not occur on the following days when the school district's office is closed: December 17, 2021 (closes at 12:45 pm) through December 27, 2021. Filing will end on December 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm.


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

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? There is currently a 20 hour online training course on the DESE website that can help interested individuals attain their substitute certification. We are blessed to have wonderful subs in our district but are always looking to add to our list. You can click the link for more information.

https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/substitute-teachers

Veteran's Day

Due to the pandemic, we have decided to not hold our breakfast this year. We are again facing a very challenging year and want to keep health and safety our top priority. We would like to thank all of our area veterans for their service to our country.
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Mid-quarter for 2nd quarter is November 19th.

Thanksgiving Break

School will not be in session November 24, 25, and 26 (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 begin at 12:45 pm on December 17th. Students and staff will return on January 3rd.

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Christmas Programs

The K-4 Christmas program will be held on Monday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The 5-8 concert will be held on December 9th at 6:30 pm. Ms. Hauser will be sending home more information at a later date.

NO SCHOOL on NOVEMBER 1st

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.

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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

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Monday, Nov. 1st, 12am

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 1-7pm

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Early Dismissal

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 12:45pm

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3-4 St. Louis Zoo

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 12am

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Mandatory Basketball Meeting for Parents, Players and Coaches

Monday, Nov. 8th, 6:30pm

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PTO Raffle Drawing

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am

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Kid Sight Screening

Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 9am

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Book Fair Begins

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 8am to Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 12am

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Mid Quarter Grade Checks for Sports and Clubs

Friday, Nov. 19th, 9am

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Family Reading Night

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 6:30pm

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Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 12am to Friday, Nov. 26th, 12am

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K-4 Concert

Monday, Dec. 6th, 6:30pm

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5-8 Concert

Thursday, Dec. 9th, 6:30pm

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