October 11th, 2021

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Activity Night - This Friday October 15th!

Are you looking for something fun to do this Friday, October 15? Come to Forest Park's FIRST Activity Night of the year, sponsored by Student Council. It is sure to be a fun time! We will have dodgeball, basketball, ping pong, music, crafts, snacks, and more! The best part, socialize with your classmates while raising money for service projects to help our community!


This year, we will have two separate time slots:


6th grade Activity Night will start right after school from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. 6th graders will need to buy their ticket in advance and have a signed permission slip. Tickets can be bought before school each morning in the commons near the learning stairs from 7:35 - 7:50 am. Masks must be worn at all times during Activity Night.


7th and 8th grade Activity Night will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 7th and 8th graders will buy their ticket at the door and do not need a permission slip, but will need to bring their student ID. Masks are optional for our students.


Tickets are $5.00. We will also be selling concessions- chips, candy, water, and gatorade for $1 each.


October is also SOCKTOBER! We will be collecting new or gently used socks for a local homeless shelter. Even a small act of love can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. Socks = raffle ticket to win a prize!


We are also looking for parent volunteers to help at Activity Night. If you are interested in volunteering for Activity Night, or have any questions, please email Karisa Stiglitz (student council advisor), at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us

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Forest Park Administration

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Forest Park's Fall conferences will be held on Thursday, November 4th from 4:00 - 7:00. Parents will have the option of meeting with their child's teachers in person or virtually. Teachers will be sharing sign up information on Wednesday October 13th with parents via email. If you have any questions regarding conferences, please reach out to your child's teachers.

News From Food Service

New Lunch Procedures


Last week, in an effort to move the Students through the Lunch Lines quicker, we implemented a New Lunch Procedure. We have designated 2 Lunch Lines for Student ID Scanning and 1 Lunch Line for Manual Student Number Entry. Students who bring their Student ID to Lunch can use one of the two lines designated for Scanning and Students who do not bring their Student ID to Lunch have to use the Manual Entry Line.


We strongly encourage Students to bring their ID everyday to make their lunch line wait shorter, allowing them more time to eat and giving them more time with their friends. Additionally, please remind your child to enter the correct line because any student entering the Scanning Line without an ID will be sent to the Manual Entry Line making their wait even longer.



Snack Line


On Monday, October 18th, barring no new setbacks, we will be opening our Snack Line. Our Snack Line will have a variety of snacks from Hot Fresh Cookies, Chips, Yogurt, Water and Juice options. Please understand that right now supplies are limited and there may be days where there are very few choices. We will offer what we have and do our best to have as many options as possible. To make a purchase in the Snack Line there are 2 requirements:


#1 You must have your ID to make a purchase

#2 Your Child must have money in their account.


The Snack Line will be open daily providing we have the supplies and staff to keep it open.


Milk-Only Line


Many Students bring cold lunch from home and would like to purchase milk to go along with it. In an effort to make it easier for those students to purchase milk only we are opening a line right next to the Snack Line to purchase milk only! We are hoping this will make it easier for all students who want just milk.


We are trying to make your child's lunch experience as easy as possible and encourage you to remind your child that kindness and patience goes a long way.

Ski & Snowboard Club

Want to have some fun this winter with your friends? Check out the Ski & Snowboard Club for students ages 7-18.


The VIRTUAL informational meeting will take place on November 8th from 6pm-6:30pm. Click HERE for further info and necessary forms.


If you have any questions about this club, please email the club advisors:


Mrs. Mohr (jean.mohr@franklin.k12.wi.us)

Mr. Zomboracz (william.zomboracz@franklin.k12.wi.us)

Picture Ordering & Picture Make-Up Day

If you are trying to order pictures from the original picture day, you will need to use the access code for your child. This was given to the student at the time of pictures. School & Sport Pics will also send an email out once the images are ready online. If you need to request this code, you can use this link:

http://www.schoolandsportpics.com/shoot-key-1.html


Picture Make-Up day is scheduled for Oct 22nd. If your child has not had a picture taken already, it will be taken then. Ordering information will be given out at the time of pictures.

If a picture was already taken, but a retake is needed, please let your student's core teacher(s) know so your child can be sent for pictures. Please return the original picture package to the photographer at the time of pictures. The same package will be ordered with the new image. New packages will not be received unless the original package is returned.

Please contact Customer Service with any questions 262-780-2901 or customerservice@schoolandsportpics.com

Forest Park Athletics and Activities UPDATE

Please refer to our website to learn more about Forest Park’s sport and club offerings. All registrations for sports/clubs must be done online. No paper forms will be accepted in the office. Each sport/club charges a $25 fee and this shouldn’t be paid until AFTER a sport/club begins. Fees should be paid online in PowerSchool.


Registration for activities that run all year will close THIS Friday, 10/15/21. This includes Outdoor Club, Best Buddies, 8 Bit Strings, Jazz Band.


Winter athletics and activities registration will close on Monday, 11/8/21. This includes Wrestling, Boys Basketball, Forensics.


Girls Volleyball registration will close Monday, 1/17/21.


Track & Field registration will close Monday, 4/4/21.

Boy Scout Opportunity For 6th Graders

BSA Troop 539 is recruiting Scouts in 6th grade or older. No previous Scouting experience needed! Highlights of Scouting with a BSA Troop include outdoor adventures, learning leadership and teamwork skills, and participating in projects to benefit your community.


If you are interested in learning more email or call Jim Larsen at (farside41@gmail.com or 414-339-1977) to learn more.

Franklin Community Education and Recreation Youth Basketball League

The Franklin Community Education and Recreation Youth Basketball League is looking for middle school players (6th-8th Grade, Boys and Girls). For more information and to register please click HERE. Deadline to register is TODAY Oct 11th.


**Please note that this team is separate from the Forest Park Middle School basketball teams. Contact the Rec Department (not Forest Park) if you have any questions about this opportunity (414-423-4646).

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Absence Notification Procedures

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.


Like last year, we will be asking parents/guardians to use THIS FORM to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and under the “Parents Information” section.


This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.

Visitors & Volunteers in Schools

In regards to visitors or volunteers, any person entering any school building during the school day when children are present for school is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn at all times when in the building, and the visitor/volunteer should limit direct contact with others and maintain social distance (6 feet or more) when able.


Visitors and volunteers who are outdoors during the school day where students are present are required to wear a mask unless they have been vaccinated. Visitors or volunteers in the building after school, in locations where students are not present, are not required to wear a mask.


Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals

If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).


If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.


Please remember to use THIS FORM for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.

Dropping something off for your student?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.


In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.

Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).


Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

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.

Guidance Counselors

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor

ellen.montenero@franklin.k12.wi.us


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor

melinda.greco@franklin.k12.wi.us


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor

bernadette.vanlith@franklin.k12.wi.us

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.
Speak Up Speak Out WI