Husky Happenings

April Newsletter 2022

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Easter Break

School will not be in session and the office will be closed April 14-18. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 19th.

State Olympiad Competition

Our Science Olympiad team heads to Springfield on April 9th to compete at the state competition. Good luck to our team, their coach, and all of the volunteers that make this program happen!

Family Reading Night and Title I Meeting

Family Reading Night will be held on April 19th at 6:00 pm. Our theme for this month is Read, Roll, and Stroll. Families will make their way around our track and listen to stories along the way. Our 8th grade class will be reading original stories that they wrote. They have been working diligently on writing and illustrating children's books for their class project. Refreshments will be provided by STUCO; and, as always, our PTO will provide a free book to all children that attend.

(Strollers and wagons are allowed for preschool children. No bikes or ride on toys are allowed.)

The end of year Title I meeting will be held at 5:45 pm prior to Family Reading Night. If you have a student that is involved in the Title program, we encourage you to attend the meeting.

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten graduation is Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm. The program typically runs about 15-20 minutes. The ceremony will be held outside in the lower field (weather permitting). Guests should bring lawn chairs to sit in. Graduates will be wearing robes and hats with tassels. Hats and tassels will be theirs to keep. PTO purchased graduation signs, and families will be able to take them home after the ceremony.

Eighth Grade Graduation

Our eighth grade class will be graduating on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 6:30 pm to allow for the parking lot to clear from the kindergarten graduation. Graduation will be held outside and guests should bring lawn chairs to sit in. This year's graduates are Mark Brune, Michael Heriford, Jacob Kuschel, and Kyle Scheer. The Franklin County R-II School District would like to wish our graduates the best of luck at the high school of their choice.

Franklin County R-II School Board Scholarship BBQ

The Franklin County R-II Board of Education created a scholarship fund last year. Students that graduate from R-II may apply for the FCR2 Scholarship as a senior. Two $500 scholarships are awarded yearly. One scholarship is awarded to a senior headed to a vocational or trade school. The other scholarship is awarded to a student headed to a 2 or 4 year college or university. Last year's recipients were Owen Borcherding and Brandon Bergner. We encourage you to stop by Save A Lot on April 22nd for some BBQ and to support a great cause!

Spring Concerts

The concert date for the elementary performance, 1st-4th, will be on Monday, April 25th at 6:30 pm. The kindergarten class will not participate in this concert so they can focus on their kindergarten graduation performance. The 5-8 concert will be held on April 28th at 6:30 pm.

Ms. Hauser has put together a Solo/Ensemble Showcase for grades 5-8. Students will perform solos and duets that they have been working on outside of music class. Please join us on May 6th at 1:45 pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Breakfast with a Buddy

On April 29, Student Council is hosting Breakfast with a Buddy. Donuts, muffins, breakfast pastries, coffee, milk, and orange juice will be provided free of charge. K-4 may have their buddies come from 8:00 am -8:30 am. 5-8th graders may invite their buddies to come from 8:30-9:00 am. Due to space and parking limitations, each student may have up to two buddies attend. This event will be held in the gymnasium. We ask that all "Buddies" enter through the lower gym door. Signs will be posted. We also ask that you do not park in front of the school prior to 8:00 am so there is no interruption with buses unloading or student drop offs.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6. PTO, District Administration and the Board of Education provide "extras" during the week to show how much their hard work is appreciated. This year has been another difficult one, so show our teachers how much they are appreciated!

Field Day

Field Day will be held on two separate afternoons. The K-4 events will be held on Monday, May 16th starting at 11:30 pm. Kona Ice will be here from 12:30-2:30 pm. Our PTO is purchasing a snow cone for all students that day. Our 5-8 graders will participate in field day on Wednesday, May 18th with a start time of 11:00 am. All students are asked to wear their class shirts. Coach Walker will send out more information at a later date. He will also need some parent volunteers to help run events.

MAP Testing

Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the MAP test this year. MAP testing dates are May 9th-13th. It is important that students get a good night's rest and come to school ready to work. It is also very important that all students arrive on time and that the students eat a nutritious breakfast. Students can eat breakfast, free of charge, each morning in the cafeteria.

Better Together....Our Community Empowers Students!

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