April 25, 2022

CD Bulletin

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CD SPRING CONCERT IS COMING UP!

Concert week is coming to Country Dale School

Grades 1, 2, 3 & 5 General Music Concert

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Where: Franklin High School’s Saber Center Auditorium.

When: Student drop off begins at 6:15 pm (prior to this time there will not be supervision). The concert begins at 6:30 pm.

What to Wear: Grades 1, 2 & 3 Please make sure your performer is dressed in their finest outfit for the evening concert. Please no blue jeans, shirts with graphics or tops with spaghetti straps since this is a special occasion.

Grades 5: ****Black bottoms and white tops.**** These colors are a traditional performing ensemble expectation. This is the last elementary concert for our 5th-grade students. As the most experienced performers at Country Dale, they hold a special place of honor in this performance.

We are excited about this experience and look forward to performing for you in such a terrific venue.


Your Country Dale Music Teachers,


Ms Gannon and Mrs Rynders

CD STU CRU IS HAVING A FOOD DRIVE APRIL 25th - 29th

Country Dale’s Stu Cru is sponsoring a food drive, to stuff the shelves of a local food pantry during the summer months. This food drive will take place from Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29. Bring in non-perishable, non-expired food items such as canned meat, canned vegetables and fruit, soups, boxed meals and peanut butter. Please put all contributions in the cardboard boxes located outside your child’s classroom. Thanks for giving!

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.

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FPS BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS (3) SUPERINTENDENT FINALISTS

As shared with all families by email on Friday, the Franklin Public Schools Board of Education has selected (3) finalists for Superintendent. You can read more about the finalists here. During this week, each candidate will be in the district interviewing, meeting with stakeholders, and touring buildings. The FPS School Board hopes to make a final selection later this week. An announcement of the new FPS Superintendent will be made once the candidate formally accepts the position. All updates about this process continue to be added to our Superintendent Search Update page here.

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FPS IS ADDING TEXT MESSAGING

Similar to how we send out emails and phone calls, FPS will soon be able to send text messages to parents. This will only be used for time sensitive situations (school is called off, an alert related to a bus incident, a building situation to keep families informed about, upcoming event details, etc). This service will be added next Tuesday, May 3rd at 4:30pm. Parents and guardians will receive a message from this service that explains steps to take should you choose to opt out. Look for more details in the district newsletter this Friday and in next Monday’s building newsletter!


Note for staff: We are still working to add staff contact information for this feature.

5th GRADE FAMILIES - UPCOMING VISIT TO FOREST PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

We are excited to have the 5th-grade students come to Forest Park Middle School in May for a transition program. During this time, students will hear information about athletics and activities, practice reading a schedule, practice opening a locker, and receive a tour of the building. 5th graders will be at the middle school from about 9:30 am -11 am on Wednesday, May 18th.

SPRING/SUMMER REC GUIDE IS OUT!

The Community Education & Recreation Guide for Spring/Summer is available online! Click here for the Spring/Summer guide. Registration opens online Monday, April 25th at the registration website here! Make sure you already have an account created to help your registration process to run smoothly.

KID'S CLUB EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Save $10 on your 2022-23 annual Kids Club membership fee if you register online between April 1 and May 2. For more information please see the Kids Club website by clicking here or contact Shana Gagliardo, Recreation Coordinator at shana.gagliardo@franklin.k12.wi.us if you have any questions.

KID'S CAMP SUMMER OFFERINGS

The Community Education & Recreation Department will once again be offering Kids Camp this summer for children who have completed 5K through those entering 6th grade. Click here or on the image to view all details. Registration opens next Wednesday, April 13th.


If your child is enrolled in FPS Summer Learning and wants to attend Kids Camp, there is a bus to Ben Franklin for Camp after FPS Summer Learning ends around noon. Kids Camp is also offered on Fridays if you are looking for options for your child since there is no FPS Summer Learning on Fridays.

FRANKLIN CULTURE FEST IS BACK!

We have not been able to hold a Culture Fest since early 2020, but we are gearing up for the return of Franklin Culture Fest! See the ad below for all details and click the image if you want to sign up to help showcase your culture!

UW MILWAUKEE OFFERS 2-WEEK SUMMER EXPLORATION CAMP

The Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp is a two-week academic enrichment program that reinforces middle school students’ reading, writing, math, and science skills. The two-week camp includes a math and science component one week, and a reading and writing component the other week. To learn more about this program, please click here or on the accompanying flier.

FRANKLIN HEALTH DEPARTMENT BIKE RODEO!

The City of Franklin Health Department is hosting a “Bike Rodeo” on Saturday, June 4 from 9 am-11:15 am by appointment only (allow one hour). Participants will receive a free helmet, a free bike safety check, a certificate of completion, a free bike license (Franklin residents only) and get to ride through an obstacle course! Online registration for this event will open NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 25th. Make sure you have a Franklin Community & Education Recreation Department account created for recreation programming signups. Visit https://franklinwi.myrec.com to create an account if you don’t have one yet. Click on the attached flyer for more information about how to register

FRANKLIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION & ECO CLUB SHOE DRIVE

The FEF and FHS Eco Club are hosting this year’s SHOE DRIVE to collect shoes that can be repurposed so they don’t end up in landfills. The drop-off will be available at Franklin High School on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st from 11 am - 1 pm. Mark your calendars and collect your items! Click on the banner below for more information.

MOVING OR TRANSFERRING

If you know that you will be moving in the next few months or attending a different school next year please let the office know as soon as possible. It truly helps with our planning for next year. Please click here for the form and email it to terese.tubbs@franklin.k12.wi.us

COVID-19 ON-SITE TESTING UPDATES

FPS continues to partner with Summit Clinical Labs to offer COVID-19 Testing for staff and students within the school buildings. If a student or staff member is at school and requires testing, we will work with the tester from Summit labs to come test the student during the hours of 7:30a-3:30p on school days. If family members require testing, please visit the Summit Clinical Labs website or the DHS Community Testing page here for information and locations where testing is available. This updated document contains all current testing information.

FRANKLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, full and part-time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Custodial Aides ($17/hour starting wage, full and part-time).

JUNIOR SABER VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION BEGINNING SOON

Junior Saber Volleyball will return this fall with registration opening up May 1st. Junior Saber Volleyball offers those athletes entering 5th-8th grades in the fall of 2022 (2022-2023 school year) the opportunity to learn the sport of volleyball and compete against other schools in the area. The program runs from mid-August until the end of October.

  • Information on the program, including match and practice information, can be found in the short handout HERE.

  • On May 1st you can register by completing the form HERE.

  • Any questions or if you would like to be placed on the program's contact list please reach out!

FRANKLIN SPRING SPRINT 2 MILE RUN/WALK

Click the accompanying flyer for all details and click here for registration for this event taking place on Saturday, May 14th.

SABER PRESCHOOL MAY 2-19

The Franklin High School Child Development 2 students will be sponsoring Saber Preschool Monday through Thursday from Monday, May 2nd through Thursday, May 19th from 9 am to 10:15 am. Saber Preschool is designed for children ages 3 to 5 who are toilet trained and ready to experience a supportive and enriching preschool environment including storytime, large/small group activities, free time, songs, and other fun activities. The student teachers prepare daily lesson plans that not only provide opportunities for the Little Sabers to develop socially but also to enhance their kindergarten readiness skills. The Saber Preschool program offers a truly excellent experience for both our big and small students.


Tuition will be $15 to cover the cost of materials and snacks for the 3 weeks. Pre-registration is required. Click here to make a Google Doc COPY of the form OR Click here for a PDF version that you can download or print.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Linda Krause at 414-817-3629 or at linda.krause@franklin.k12.wi.us

REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IS NOW OPEN FOR NEW FAMILIES!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!

YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH MAY 31st

Youth Football Registration Is Open Through May 31st.

Registration is open for the next season of Franklin Sabers Youth Football. Please register for the grade level your child will be in for the 22-23 school year.

6th Through 8th Grade for Fall 22-23 register at http://franklinyouthfootball.org

COUNTRY DALE LOST AND FOUND

Parent, please label your child's belongings so when items are misplaced we can return the items directly to the student. If you are missing items please click on the Lost and Found link and review the items currently here. If you see an item that is your child's, ask your child to come to the NEW Lost and Found area. We have relocated the Lost and Found to the short hallway by room 6.

ATTENDANCE REMINDER


Early Dismissal, Appointments and Changes to Regular Dismissal Schedule

Students may be excused during school hours for medical and dental appointments. Any early dismissal or late arrivals should be submitted using THIS FORM. Only emergency situations should be handled over the telephone. Thank you.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING CD PTO EVENTS AND NEWS!

PTO News


  1. The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! Please click here to read our flyer with all the information you need. New this year - we are using Classroom/Teacher eWallets to help our wonderful teachers fill their classrooms with books. Families are also highly encouraged to set up their own eWallets for students as it eliminates the need for students to carry (or lose) cash. Families can shop in person on Wednesday, April 27th from 6-7:30 PM during Family Movie Night. Click here to volunteer for the book fair.
  2. Movie Night is back! Join us on April 27th at 6:30 pm in the school gym for a family movie. The movie is TBD but will be family-friendly. Popcorn and candy be available for purchase. Bring a comfy blanket or chair and feel free to wear your PJs! The book fair will be open as well so pick up a good summer read while you are there!

  3. May PTO Meeting -Dinner is on us! Join us on May 10th at 5:30 pm in the Country Dale Library for Dominos Pizza and learn about how you can help make our school amazing. Meet some new families, volunteer for an event, just come and say hi! Hope to see you there!
  4. Amazon Smile - You shop at Amazon anyway – have that shopping support Country Dale too! Start your shopping at: smile.amazon.com, pick your charity Country Dale Elementary PTO, and then whenever you shop use smile.amazon.com. It's that easy! Thank you for supporting our school.
  5. Teacher Appreciation - May 2nd-6th is Teacher Appreciation week. Let's make it special for our Country Dale Staff! If you are interested in helping plan food or gifts, please email katherine.delemont@gmail.com otherwise watch the newsletter for more ways to show our teachers how much you care.
  6. If you haven't already, please join our Facebook page and group for more frequent updates and events!

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN THE PTO?

We will have two positions opening up at the end of this year and are looking for individuals who would like to serve a 2-year term! Our president and secretary positions are up for re-election this year. Below are brief descriptions of what each office entails. We have a great community at Country Dale making board positions less time-intensive than you would assume. If you’d like to chat with the sitting board members, please feel free to reach out to Jen Johnsen (President) or Katie Pallen (Secretary) to see what their experiences have been. Anyone who has an interest in running for a position can contact a board member via email, in person, or through the messenger chat features in our Facebook groups.


The President shall preside at all meetings, serve as ex-officio member of all committees, coordinate the work of the officers and committees to promote the organization’s objectives, arrange for an independent audit of the financial records of the organization, and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the organization.


The Secretary shall record the minutes of the membership meetings and perform such other duties as may be assigned.


The election of officers is held yearly in May. No member shall be nominated without his or her consent. The new Executive Board will be voted on and announced at the May PTO meeting on Tuesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm in Room 3 at Country Dale.



Thank you,

Jen Johnsen

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