March 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

Jami R. Kohl, Principal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Rebecca Kleven, Secretary                                                                                                                                         

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Ukulele Club

4th and 5th grade students who signed up for Ukulele Club: We have 3 more meetings! Feb. 28th, March 7th, and March 14. 

Spring Music Concert | Mount Morris Central School District

Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Alberta Kimball Auditorium

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will present a Spring Concert on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 6pm at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium at West High School.  Students need to arrive by 5:40pm. Our concert theme is "You've Got a Friend in Me!" Please email me if you have questions: 

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Greetings from the Library!

It's March Madness time! Enjoy interacting with our picks for this year. Have fun discussing which book should move on in the bracket and ultimately choosing a winner as a family!

2023 March Reading Madness

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Emmy Daniels, Media Specialist


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Upcoming Art Shows

Congratulations to Finn Houle!  His artwork has been selected to be part of the Youth Art Month art show being held at ArtSpace Collective (located at 7 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh).  The show will be held March 4 through March 11.  The opening will be on March 4 from 6-9pm.  Regular gallery hours will be Wed/Thur 5-8pm, Sat 10am-1pm, and Sun 1-4pm.  

Saturday, March 11, from 4-7pm, there will be a districtwide (grades K-12) art show at the Masonic Temple!  Students who have artwork on display will receive a certificate at school prior to the show.  Make plans to attend to support the visual arts in the Oshkosh Area School District.

Thank you!

Mrs. Becky Mueller, Art Teacher

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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: 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. We’ll get through this.

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

Wishing you well, 

Nicole Tiedt  


March 2023 


What’s Happening in Guidance?

During the month of March we are going to focus on the importance of honesty and integrity. It’s so important to always tell the truth. This helps others to be able to trust you at all times. Check out this amazing lesson in honesty! 

Here are some great books about 

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Network Photography will continue to accept orders for yearbooks through March 12, 2023.  The only way to get a book is to order online by March 12.  The cost is $12.25 per book.


Yearbooks will be delivered to Franklin in May.  Please note that if your child is desigated to not be photographed, they will not be pictured in the yearbook.


February 27 to March 3


Feb. 27th

We “Positively” love books!

**Wear a shirt with a positive message. Choose a book that shares the power of a growth mindset, perseverance and kindness.


Feb. 28th

Book Character Day

**Dress up as a favorite book character! Share your favorite character and why they resonate with you.


March 1st

Reading gives us “Super Power!”

**Dress in a super hero shirt or a shirt that makes you feel powerful and choose books that give you power! Share a book that really got you excited about reading.


March 2nd

Reading Adds “Color” to your Life!

**Wear your favorite color! Choose books that include your favorite color.


March 3rd

Cozy up with a good book!

** Whole school PJ day and quiet reading time to cozy up with a good book!


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:

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.