January 2023

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   

Franklin Staff Directory


Lost and Found - January


Franklin's Lost and Found for January has many jackets, boots and hats.  Please remind your students to check this area for any items that may have been misplaced.  The Lost and Found is located across from the Music Room.  We recommend that you label your student's clothing with a name or initials so that it can be easily identified.




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Calendar of Events

Community Happenings

Student Calendar

Parent Portal

Chromebook Help

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

First Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:15 pm and also on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:15 pm for all students.  Please click on the PTCFast link to schedule a conference with your child's teacher:  

PTCFast Conference Scheduling


Thank you!

A big shout out to Girl Scout Troop 2325, and Troop Leaders Katie Rothenbach and Kendra Kraus, for making the 400  Reindeer Grams purchased by you for our students to receive on December 22.

Media Center News

Franklin Families:

For January, I would like to share with you another link from Common Sense Media, which has some great family tips:  Common Sense Media


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Congratulations to Ayansa Artigala!  Her artwork was chosen for the Oshkosh Area School District Central Office Student Art Exhibit.  Her work will be prominently displayed at the central office building throughout the 2023 school year.  Ayansa will be recognized at an OASD board meeting on Wednesday, January 11.  Congratulations Ayansa, on this significant achievement!

Also, I’m still collecting  1 gallon ice cream pails.

Mrs. Mueller, Art Teacher


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! 


January 2023 

What’s Happening in Guidance?

During the month of January we will be focusing on self-awareness and our New Year’s resolutions. We’ll focus on those things we’re great at and the things we need help with. 

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Please click on the following link to view the lunch menus each month:

Food Service Information and Menus

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Change of Clothing

Our younger students are strongly encouraged to keep a change of clothing in their backpack in the event they soil their clothes due to recess activities, lunch spills or health issues.  Due to space limitations, we do not keep extra clothing at school to accommodate these needs.  Parents/Guardians will be called to bring needed clothing.  In addition, parents of students who have ongoing bathroom accidents may need to be called to assist their student, if necessary.

Outdoor Recess/Personal Property at School

Franklin students will be going outside for recess, weather permitting.  Students are expected to participate in outdoor recess with their classmates and should come to school prepared to go outside with the proper clothing, shoes, etc. 

A doctor's note is required if your child will need to stay in for a length of time longer than 3-5 days.  Please keep in mind that toys, phones, electronic games, and sporting goods should be kept at home as we do not want to risk loss or damage to your personal property.

Professional Development Days

(Note:  There will no longer be Early Dismissal Days for Professional Development)

As indicated on the School Calendar at the link above, there will no school on the following dates due to Teacher Professional Development.  Please look carefully at the student calendar for all other days off as well.  The Profesional Development dates are  as follows:

Monday, January 16th

Friday, February 10th

Monday, February 20th

Friday, March 10th

Friday, May 12th 

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Birthday Treats/Invitations/and Books

Treats:  Edible birthday treats are not allowed per district policy. Students are allowed to bring a small, tangible birthday treat such as pencils, stickers, glowsticks, etc. 

Invitations:  Classroom teachers may not distribute birthday invitations to students unless they are going to an entire class.   If you are inviting kids from another class, that whole entire class would need to be invited too.  We prefer that birthday invitations get handled outside of school.

Birthday Books:  Each year our Franklin PTO raises money to purchase books that are kept in the Principal's office.  Students are invited to the Principal's office on their birthday to pick out a book to keep and take home.  Students with summer month birthdays are also included in this activity during the last months of school.

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Youth Basketball Coach Needed

The Oshkosh Recreation Department is gearing up for its second season of our youth basketball league and are in need of a coach for the team composed of students from Roosevelt and Franklin.  Our teams are led by volunteer coaches, without them our teams and league would not be possible.  We provide weekly practice plans with only one practice per week at a local school (scheduled by us), all equipment (pinnies, balls, cones, clipboard,etc.), and all jerseys!  All games are played on Saturdays and at no time will the team ever have to leave Oshkosh to play.  Coaches do need to pass a criminal background check prior to receiving their rosters.

Coaches will be responsible for running our weekly practice plans, communicating with parents, and being a positive role model for the team.  We have seen a 22% increase in participation this year and want to keep the momentum going strong!  

If we are not able to find coaches for these kids, unfortunately we will have to cancel these individual registrations which is the ultimate last resort.

If you or someone you know may be interested in coaching please contactme with any questions.  First coaches meeting of the year is on Thursday, January 5 at 6:00 p.m. here at the Recreation Department.

Thank you, and have a safe next couple of days and holiday season! 

Kabel Helmbrecht

Director of Recreation

Oshkosh Recreation Department--OASD

(920) 424-0248

Website:  www.oshkoshrecdept.com

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