February 2020

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


Reminders from the office...

  • There is still time to book a parent teacher conference for Tuesday, February 4.  If you have not already done so, please contact the office to book your conference now.
  • Please remember that latex balloons are not allowed in school due to possible allergy issues.  Mylar balloons are allowed.



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Pasta Party for Miss Crain’s Class!


 Thank you to everyone for your participation and Contributions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

The winner of our Pasta for Pennies drive was Miss Crain’s class, donating a total of $221.77. Miss Crain’s 4th grade class will be eating pasta from the Olive Garden during their lunch time at the end of February. Details will be sent home in advance as to the date of this lunch. Congratulations and Thank you!   

What’s Happening in Guidance?

February 3rd - 7th is National School Counseling Week! 

In honor of this week, here are some fun facts about School Counselors and what we do:  Our role has evolved throughout the years now including counseling strategies and focusing on all students’ social and emotional growth. School Counselors have national standards from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model to teach. These standards we teach fall into three main categories: personal/social, academic, and career readiness. School Counselors follow ethical guidelines in all the work we do. One of the biggest ethical considerations we must abide by is confidentiality. We must respect the privacy of the students and families we serve. 

February 17th - 21st is Random Acts of Kindness Week! 

Each student will be given a Kindness challenge during the month of February. Ask your student if he/she has completed their challenge and see how you can get involved.

Social Emotional Learning - Communication

In February we will be focused on communication. Students will be provided with the communication skills needed to solve problems that may arise throughout 

the day whether in the classroom, at recess, or even at home. Some helpful resources include learning the steps to solving a problem, how to appropriately use “I Messages”, and different ways to problem solve. Ask your child about some of the ways they can use to try to solve a problem they might face. 


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February 10th

100th day of school!

Kindergarten is collecting cat and dog food for the humane society. Our goal is 100 items for the 100th day of school. If anyone would like to help us meet our goal, they can bring their item to a kindergarten classroom.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, February 4 - 4:00 to 7:15 pm

Please click on the following link to login in to PTCFast to schedule an appointment with your child's teacher. All students will have a conference at this time.  Conferences will last 15 minutes unless specified otherwise.  Please note that if you created a PTCFast account previously, you can continue to use that same account.  If you are unable to set up an account, please contact the school office at 424-0078 to schedule an appointment for you.

Link:  PTCFast

Student Attendance

State law allows you to excuse your student up to ten times within a school year (all or part of a day) without a medical excuse.   Once your child has absences beyond the 10 days, you may be required to bring a medical excuse to excuse absences. If you have received a letter requiring that you bring a medical excuse, any absence without a medical excuse will be marked as unexcused.

When a student receives five (5) unexcused absences, they are considered habitually truant and a meeting with have to be set up to come up with a plan to remedy the attendance concerns.  The best way to help your student be successful in school is to help them maintain positive school attendance. We appreciate your help with this matter.     


Image result for kids swimming cartoon2nd Grade Swimming

The YMCA will be providing six free swim lessons to second graders again this year during the regular school day at the YMCA.  Students at Franklin Elementary will have lessons on Thursday afternoons –starting February 6 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the YMCA on 20th Avenue.  Please make sure that your child has all of their permission forms turned in.  The dates for the classes are as follows:  February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 5, March 12.  Transportation will be provided for staff and students.  The students will be bused to and from the YMCA leaving Franklin at 12:30 p.m. and returning to Franklin at 2:15 p.m.

Each child will need to bring a swim suit to school on lesson days.  Please place the suit in a plastic bag to transport the wet suit.  Towels will be provided by the YMCA.  If your child does not have a swim suit, please contact your child’s teacher and one will be provided for him/her. 


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Sucker Grams

PBIS is selling Sucker Grams to help raise money for PBIS incentives for our school.

If you would like to purchase a sucker gram to send to a friend, a parent, a teacher/staff or yourself please fill out the form below and send back to school with the money on or before February 7th.

Each sucker gram is $1

Forms were sent home with students to place an order.  Additional forms are available in the school office.  


Valentine's Day

Classroom Parties will be held on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm.  Please communicate with your child's teacher on the specific arrangements for their classroom.  Keep in mind that all food must be store bought.


Summer School 2020

Dear OASD Families,

The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is putting the final touches on an exciting summer school program for 2020. Online registration, through the Infinite Campus (IC) parent portal, will be available beginning March 2, 2020 and will be open through March 20, 2020. At this time, additional information is available in the following letter: OASD Summer School 2020 Parent Letter - 02.03.2020. This information is also available on the  OASD Summer School webpage

Stay tuned for more summer school news and updates in the coming weeks!


Love & Logic Parenting Seminar begins February 3rd 

Click on this link for more information on this free seminar:  Love & Logic Seminar info