August 23, 2021
OPEN HOUSE EVENT PLANNED THIS WEEK
We are holding our in-person open house event this WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th from 5:30-7pm. Teachers** will be available to meet and greet students and families.
Please note for Open House that masks are recommended and not required by all visitors in the building. In an effort to reduce the possibility of virus spread before schools begin, we ask that during Open House time, you please visit your child’s classroom, drop off necessary supplies and minimize the amount of time spent in the building. Any groups that will be sharing resources or offerings (PTO, Scouts, etc) are being asked to set up tables outside to reduce congregations in the building.
**4K staff will not be in attendance at Open House and will schedule "Getting To Know You Day" time with families during the first few days of school
4K IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In 4K, we begin the school year with Getting to Know You Days, in which each 4K child, along with one parent, will be invited for a 15-20 minute time slot to come visit their classroom, drop off supplies, meet their teacher, and of course, answer any questions you or your child may have! 4K students will NOT need to attend the Open House Meet the Teacher Night on August 25th.
This year, our Getting to Know You Days are Wednesday, September 1st, Thursday, September 2nd, and Friday, September 3rd from 8am-4pm. You should have received communication from your child’s teacher on how to sign your child up for a Getting to Know You Conference.
At this time, all visitors into the school building are required to wear a mask whether you are vaccinated or not, so please plan to bring masks for you and your family. If there are any other changes to district protocols that would impact the Getting to Know You Days, your teacher will be in touch with additional details and next steps.
As a reminder, the first day for all 4K students is Tuesday, September 7th.
NEW SPEAK UP SPEAK OUT FORM
The District has joined “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” for threat or incident reporting. This takes the place of our previous “StopIt” reporting form. Click on this link to view the new form. You will notice as you start typing the name of your school, the choices for schools narrows so you can select your school. By selecting your school, this report goes to the principal or local law enforcement when needed. The video linked below gives a good overview of how “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” works and is good to review with your family.
Going forward, we will have a graphic for Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin at the bottom of each newsletter that you can click on for quick access to report incidents if needed. You can also add the Speak Up Speak Out App on your phone for quick reporting by utilizing these links: iOS | Android
FORMS DUE TO THE OFFICE
MEDICATIONS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
If your student will require ANY (over the counter or prescription) medication for the 21-22 school year please fill out the Request to Administer Medication form found on our district website and have it signed by your physician.
All medication can then be dropped off at school in its original container along with this form. Please feel free to drop off medication in the office starting 8/23/21.
ROBINWOOD PICTURE DAY -THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23
School Pics is no longer sending home order forms for parents to fill out and return with their students. All orders will only be placed online.
Pictures can be ordered online. Click here
Use the drop-down menu to select "Robinwood"
Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to picture day: Fall100374
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL LUNCH
ATTENTION 4K & KINDERGARTEN PARENTS REGARDING BUS TRANSPORTATION HOME
4K & Kindergarten students will be picked up and dropped off with other elementary students at a designated stop. A parent or designee must assume responsibility for the child at the stop when dropped off.
If parents would like to designate a person other than themselves, they can send an email to Tricia.Geiger@franklin.k12.wi.us.
In regards to same day notification (this should only be done for emergencies), please call First Student Busing at 414-422-2020 so they can pass along the information to the bus driver.
ANY absence including leaving early and arriving late are reported on a google form. HERE is the link to report absences. It would be a good idea to bookmark this link for your convenience.
FRANKLIN SABERS BASKETBALL
Tryouts for the Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club (FYBBC) 2021-22 season will take place between September 12 – 16 per the following schedule:
Sunday, September 12 @ Franklin High School
6th grade 10:00 -11:30 am
7th grade 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
8th grade 1:30-3:00 pm
Monday, September 13 @ Forest Park Middle School
4th grade 5:45-7:00 pm
5th grade 7:15-8:45 pm
Tuesday, September 14 @ Forest Park Middle School
4th grade 5:45-7:15 pm
7th grade 7:30-9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 15 @ Forest Park Middle School
6th grade 5:45-7:15 pm
8th grade 7:30-9:00 pm
Thursday, September 16 @ Forest Park Middle School
5th grade 5:45-7:15 pm
Players will be expected at both tryout dates. Pre-registration for tryouts is mandatory and registration will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th. Please visit their webpage here for online registration and contact information if you have questions.
AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CLASSES
Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled theatre class at Country Dale on Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, starting September 22nd! Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theatre dance through theatre games, skill building exercises and work on a group song or scene. Parents are invited to a special performance on the last day of class! Focus is put on developing imagination, social skills and a positive self image through the performing arts. Click HERE for more info or to register.
PTO NEWS UPDATE
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We are so happy to transition into the new school year and hope that things start to return to normal very soon. To our new families we welcome you with open arms and are glad to have you apart of our Robinwood family. To our returning families, we hope to see you all soon face to face and appreciate all the support you have given us over the past few years!
In these trying times and with an abundance of caution, we may have delays on many of our school sponsored PTO activities this year. We are are hopeful that by Trimester 2 or 3, we can resume back to in-person meetings and activities to give our students the best possible school experience they deserve. We’re trying to organize our annual Robinwood RUSH (an outside school run event) for this fall but have some other options if we have a setback from Covid restrictions. More details will be out soon! We are also looking into some virtual events (Book Fair included! In case face to face options aren’t viable.)
We are currently looking to fill a few roles within the PTO including an officer spot for treasurer and a few co-chair roles as well. Please reach out to Robinwood PTO at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We would like to have the treasurer spot filled by our September meeting if possible. Continue to look in the newsletters to find updates on what we are doing, when meetings and events are and please, become an active member in our PTO! We are always in need of great parent or grandparent volunteers to help run our events. Remember, you can make a difference in your child’s life by getting involved.
From our PTO to your home, we hope this year brings nothing but new friendships, new skill sets, new learnings and new dreams along with some normalcy back to our children.
Best of luck this school year,
Robinwood PTO Officers
Corinne Azzaline- President
Carrie Bronstad- Co-President
Amy Winters- Vice President
Sarah Rosario- Secretary