April 2022

Oshkosh Area School District ― “Building Community Through Education”   

Franklin Elementary School            

1401 West 5th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI  54902    Phone: 920.424.0078 │Fax: 920.424.7581 oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Jami R. Kohl, Principal                                                                                                                                                            jami.kohl@oshkosh.k12.wi.us                                                                                   

Rebecca Kleven, Secretary                                                                                                                                                rebecca.kleven@oshkosh.k12.wi.us   

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Music Concert - Columbia Junior High

Spring Concert

April 14 @ 6:00 pm

Grades 3-5

Students in Grade 3, 4, and 5 will perform a Spring Concert for their families on Thursday April 14th at 6pm! All students are required to attend the concert at Alberta Kimball Auditorium at Oshkosh West HS.   Students should arrive by 5:45 pm.  Please email Ms. Mindock with  questions regarding this exciting event: maralee.mindock@oshkosh.k12.wi.us 


Mrs. Tiedt’s 

Parent Connection 

Dear Franklin Family,

I’ve created a mailbox for you to reach me by clicking on the following link: Mrs. Tiedt's Parent Referral Mailbox. You may also reach me via email: nicole.tiedt@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or by phone at 920-424-0078 ext 1528. 

I am in each classroom every other week teaching guidance lessons. Please ask your student about the website that I’ve created for them as well. Click here to check out Mrs. Tiedt's Counselor Connection Website.

This is a stressful time for everyone. Remember we are here for you. If you need anything, check out this Oshkosh Area Community Resources link

If your family is experiencing difficulty at home, I would like to provide additional support at school. I understand that you are not always able to share details and that’s okay. If your child is coming to school after a difficult night, morning, or weekend, please call me and just tell me to “Handle with Care.” Nothing else needs to be said or asked. This will let me know that your child may need extra time, patience, or help throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are all in this together. 

Check below to see what’s happening this month in guidance! 

What’s Happening in Guidance?

In April a protective behaviors classroom lesson will be presented in your child’s classroom that includes information about child sexual abuse. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will learn they can say “NO” to confusing or uncomfortable touch, discuss strategies of self-protection, and learn they could never be at fault in cases of abuse.  They also will be encouraged to identify adults who they trust when they need help or protection. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be encouraged to identify parents or other trusted adults they can talk to about relationships or if they are being teased, bullied or abused. Students will also be taught how to communicate assertively about how one is being treated and/or about what one needs. They will learn and practice refusal skills (clear "no" statement, walk away, repeat refusal) and most importantly learn they could never be at fault in cases of abuse. 

Safety can sometimes be difficult to talk about with children. We sometimes might be worried that talking about it might be more harmful than helpful. However, research shows that giving them the tools and having those open conversations can be helpful in the long run. Many times our kids might not share with us in concern of getting in trouble. If we keep the lines of communication open, we open the door for them to come to us. We encourage you to continue this conversation at home. 


  • I can give my child frequent hugs, kisses, smiles and eye contact

  • I can reinforce child protective behaviors like their right to “Say No”, “Try to Get Away” and “Tell a Grown Up Who They Trust.”

  • I can tell my child that nobody has the right to touch them or to have them touch another person in any way that makes them feel unsafe or confused.  They have the right to say no to anyone in these circumstances- no matter who that person is.  They also have the right to tell an adult they trust, no matter what.

  • I can let my child know that they can follow their instincts or red flags- if they are uncomfortable in any situation or with a certain person, they can ask for help or to not be left alone with that person.

  • I can let my child know that grown-ups are not always right and can also make mistakes.

  • I can let my child know that grown-ups are responsible for their own choices and mistakes- grown-up choices are never a child’s fault.

  • I can play “what if” games for all safety situations, including child abuse prevention (i.e. “what if….you lose a parent in a store, someone asks you to get into a car, someone asks you to touch their private parts, etc”).

  • I can become better acquainted with the adults my child spends time with (i.e. club leaders, neighbors, day care workers, babysitters, etc.).


Wishing you well, 


Nicole Tiedt  



June 6th Culver's Restaurant Night – Windsor PTA

When:   Monday April 18th, 2022 5pm - 8pm

 Where: 1580 S. Koeller Street Oshkosh

 Why: Our school earns 10% of all profit that evening, which will go towards our schools PTO. Encourage friends and family to come out that evening!


Volunteers Needed and Pick Up

We still need your help! On Saturday April 9th from 10-1 we will be making almost 700 pizzas! Please sign up with the link below. 

Pizza pick up to follow from 1pm-3pm. Orders must be picked up during this time!!


Lone Elm Pizza Making Fundraiser

Volunteer signup sheet


Scholastic Book Fair Sale | Emmeline Cook PTO, Oshkosh, WI | March 3 to  March 4

Franklin PTO Scholastic Book Fair - BOGO

Franklin's PTO will host a Scholastic Book Fair  the week of April 22nd.  This will be a Buy One Get One Sale.  More details to come.

Classroom Assignments for 2022-23 School Year

Requests DUE by Friday, May 6

The Oshkosh Area School District Policy #434 provides parents the opportunity to fill out a request form for a specific classroom for consideration at the building level based on an educational need for your child.  “Request for Specific Teacher or Class Assignment Forms” can be picked up in the school office or on the district webpage using the following link: Request for Specific Teacher or Class Form All request forms must be turned in to the school office by Friday, May 6.  A great deal of time and effort is put into creating balanced classrooms. All classroom requests will be reviewed; however, they may not be honored. Late forms will not be accepted. 


Get active with 

Franklin Elementary’s

Running Club!

For Students in Grades 3-5


Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

May 3rd - May 26th


✔ After school, runners meet on the blacktop behind Franklin.

✔ Runs will take place on Franklin’s playground and neighboring sidewalks.

✔ Runners should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring a water bottle!

✔ Bring a positive attitude! School rules and expectations must be followed at all times.

✔ Runners will be dismissed at 3:45pm in front of Franklin.

To join Running Club, please return the  permission slip to Ms. Kelly or Mrs. Cooper by Friday, April 29th. If you are able, please consider donating $5 to help supply healthy snacks for our runners. 🏃🏃

The permission slip was sent home with all students and is available at the following link:  Permission Form