October 3, 2022

CD Bulletin

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Dear Families,


On Thursday, we had our first “Cougar Assembly” in the gym to celebrate and acknowledge all of the positive behaviors we have been noticing from our students and staff. For the last two years, these monthly assemblies have been virtual. While I’m proud of our creativity and ability to maintain a strong culture, it sure feels good to be together in one place again.


You might hear your child talk about “Cougar Award Winners”. At Country Dale, we believe it’s important to highlight students and classrooms for going above and beyond. Examples of this might be a second-grade class who worked hard to complete a challenging task in music or another grade level who worked together to achieve a common goal in phy ed. These types of celebrations align strongly with our social and emotional curriculum as well as our district goals focused on increasing student engagement.


Lastly, please keep in mind that we have a few fun things planned for the month of October. The first thing on the docket will be the Cougar Chase which is going to be on Friday, October 7th during the school day. Another family event will be our Trunk or Treat which will be in the evening on Thursday, October 7th.


Have a great week!


Shaunna LaPlant- Country Dale Principal

shaunna.laplant@franklin.k12.wi.us

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CD SPIRIT WEEK FOR FHS HOMECOMING

Country Dale would like to join in the fun this week with Spirit Week! We are going to start tomorrow Tuesday, October 4th. Below are the scheduled spirit days this week.



Tuesday: Jersey/ Favorite Team Day

Wednesday: Red, White, and Blue Day

Thursday: Country/Cowboy Day

Friday: Black and Gold

COUGAR CHASE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH!


PLEDGE SHEETS

Download HERE. Any student that turns in a pledge sheet (either printed up and sent to school or emailed electronically to david.blask@franklin.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday October 5th is entered into the lottery to give Mr. Blask a fancy haircut!


SHOUTOUTS

Included on the pledge sheets are the chance to have a shout out read by Mr. Blask on the microphone to your child while they complete their Cougar Chase for a $5 donation. Tell them you are proud of them, inspire them to keep going, or make a funny joke. It's your shout out! These are also due by Wednesday October 5th with the pledge sheet.


SOOOO...WHAT IS THE COUGAR CHASE?

All students participate in this event during the school day. More information here.


WHAT IS THE COUGAR CHASE RAISING MONEY FOR?

The PTO is going to provide 50% of all funds raised towards an additional playground for our youngest students at the school. With more young students than ever before they are in need of more places to play!


WHAT TIMES ARE THE STUDENTS RUNNING COUGAR CHASE?

The schedule is below:


9:15 - 10:00 - 4th grade

10:00 - 10:45 - 5th grade

10:45 - 11:30 - 4K AM classes

11:30 - 12:15 - Kindergarten

1:15 - 2:00 - 3rd grade

2:00 - 2:45 - 2nd grade

2:45 - 3:30 -1st grade and 4K PM classes


VOLUNTEER for the COUGAR CHASE!

Volunteers must complete a background check prior to the day of the event and we would need a commitment of half day (AM - 9:15 to 12:15, PM 1:15 to 3:30) or full day slots. Any interested volunteers can contact Dave Blask at david.blask@franklin.k12.wi.us.


SPECTATORS

We can have spectators come watch this year! All spectators will need to complete a background check prior to the day of the event and will check in at the office the day of the event.


HAIRCUT

Students that turn in pledge sheets by October 5 are entered into a little lottery, and from that group 2-4 will be chosen to give Mr. Blask a fine looking hair cut. HERE is a picture of his haircut from last year. NICE!

FHS PARKING CONSIDERATIONS FOR FRI 10/7

Friday night, October 7th will be very busy at the Franklin High School campus! The FHS Homecoming Football Game will be taking place at Sullivan Stadium and the Saber Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting the opening night production of Forte Theatre's The Sound of Music. With both events taking place at FHS, we are arranging for overflow parking and a shuttle service at the Milwaukee Sports Complex. Please click here to read the information so you can be best prepared if you are attending either event.

CATCH UP ON DISTRICT NEWS

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CD SPIRIT WEEK FOR FHS HOMECOMING

Country Dale would like to join in on the fun this week with Spirit Week! We are going to start tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4th. Below are the scheduled spirit days.


Tuesday: Jersey/ Favorite Team Day

Wednesday: Red, White, and Blue Day

Thursday: Country/Cowboy Day

Friday: Black and Gold

CD STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

The week of October 3rd - 7th your student will be participating in a Student Engagement Survey. This survey was written by the district and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. It asks students to respond to questions in areas related to environment, learning, and relationships. Information from this survey is used by teachers and administrators to identify areas of improvement related to the student experience. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Mrs LaPlant, shaunna.laplant@franklin.k12.wi.us.

COUNTRY DALE STUDENTS STAR IN THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

Congratulations to 3 Country Dale students who are making their professional theatre debut this weekend with the opening of Forte Theatre Company's The Sound of Music. Naomi Robinson, Gemma Gerovac and Alexus Coleman will play Brigitta, Marta and Gretl vonTrapp respectively. The Sound of Music runs for 6 performances October 7-16 at the Saber Center. Come support your fellow students! And break a leg, girls!!

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PTO NEWS

  • The Cougar Chase is just around the corner on Friday, October 7th. It is an excellent combination of fun, fitness, and fundraising! Remember that if you would like to volunteer or watch the event, you must submit a background check ahead of time.

  • Volunteer Sign-up for the Fall Book Fair is here! The dates of the fair are Oct. 24-27, with setup on Friday, Oct. 21, and tear down Friday, Oct. 28. We are always in need of many volunteers to make it successful for students and teachers! Sign up at this link: Fall Book Fair Volunteers

  • Trunk or Treat is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 PM. Host a trunk or just come for fun! If you would like to host a trunk, please fill out this google form. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Oct. 21st. Trunk or Treat sign-up

    • The book fair will be open during Trunk or Treat pending having enough volunteers!

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3-YEAR-OLD CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS COMING UP

Franklin Public Schools hosts screenings for 3-year-old children on language, cognition, social-emotional, adaptive, and physical development. This program combines a play-based observational screening of children with a “Child Fair” for parents to learn more about child and family-related services in our area. Click here or the accompanying flier to learn more and to register!

CITY OF FRANKLIN TRICK-OR-TREATING IS SUN 10/30


The city of Franklin has passed along that Trick-or-Treating for 2022 will officially be on Sunday, October 30th from 4 pm-7 pm. Please plan accordingly and safely for trick-or-treating and have fun!

SOUTHBROOK CHURCH ACCESSIBLE TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENT SUN 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 2-3:30 pm. 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.

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF SPANISH!

Did you know that early exposure to a foreign language makes the challenging transition to formal instruction in middle school much easier? AND the more exposure -- the greater the impact! Why not give your student this amazing advantage? Enroll in our NEW Futura Spanish classes this fall! It is not only educationally enriching, but also interactive, dynamic and FUN! Register your student today for a language learning adventure! www.FuturaAdventures.com

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

Click here for more info & tickets


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