January 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...

  • Many families have still not paid their $40 Instructional Material Fees for this school year.  Invoices were mailed to families in October.  These unpaid fees will carryover to future years.   Please check your Parent Portal Account to view fees.  All fees can be paid online or in the school office.  If your family qualifies for waived fees, a waiver of fees form must be signed and turned in to the Food Services Department along with your family application.  Please contact the school office with questions.



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Mrs. Tiedt’s

Counselor Connection


Pasta for Pennies 

Thank you for your participation and     contributions!

Franklin Elementary School raised a total of $1121.32 to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during our Pasta for Pennies drive. 

The winner of our Pasta for Pennies drive was Ms, Crain’s class, donating a total of $221.77. Ms, Crain’s 4th grade class will be eating pasta from the Olive Garden during their lunch time. Details will be sent home in advance as to the date of this lunch. Our second place classroom was Ms. Kelly’s 5th grade class donating $164.02. Our third place classroom was Mrs. Bale’s 1st grade classroom donating $156.85. Thank you for helping your child be a HERO to such a special cause!  Congratulations and Thank you! 

What’s Happening in Guidance?

ZONES of Regulation

In January we will be focusing on The Zones of Regulation schoolwide! The Zones of Regulation is a tool used by students to assist in self-regulation. SELF REGULATION is the ability to focus your attention, control your emotions and manage your thinking, behavior and feelings. 

It is important to remember that all feelings are okay and that all zones are okay. We ALL go through all of the zones.


Franklin PTCO

Family Movie Night

Friday, January 17

Please click on the following link to view the flyer for the upcoming PTCO Movie Night: 

Movie Night Flyer


Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, January 30 - 4:00 to 7:15 pm

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

OASD Trivia Night

YOU’RE INVITED! Test your knowledge and help raise money for the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) Education Foundation. The OASD Education Foundation is hosting its seventh annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on January 24, 2020. This event is open to the public, pre-registration preferred. 

7th Annual OASD Education Foundation Trivia Night

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Oshkosh Convention Center (2 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI)


The evening will feature team trivia at 7 p.m., 50/50 and gift basket raffles, and other prizes, with the doors opening at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to participate, cost of trivia is $100 per team with an 8-person maximum. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is preferred by January 17, 2020.

All proceeds will be used to enhance the educational experience for students and staff in the OASD. The OASD Education Foundation is committed to providing resources for innovation, fine arts, athletics, scholarships, and other resources to enhance students' lives. To learn more visit www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/district/oshkosh-education-foundation

BECOME A SPONSOR: If your business or organization would like to become a sponsor for the event please contact Julie Dumke, OASD Education Foundation Director at julie.dumke@oshkosh.k12.wi.us. Additional information is also available in the following Sponsorship Flyer.




School Traffic Plan

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic in our front circle drive continues to be a safety concern at Franklin.  Many parents and staff have witnessed several “close call” accidents involving students and cars. In response to the requests to make our circle drive safer for everyone, we would like to remind everyone that the circle drive and parking lot do have limited access during certain times of the day. Please observe the sign at the school driveway entrance. 

We thank you for your patience in all traffic situations around Franklin.  Even with our careful planning and implementation of this plan, there will be times when congestion will reach high levels.  We appreciate your efforts to remain calm and patient on these inevitable glitches in your routine. Our ultimate goal is to maintain a safe environment for our children, a mission everyone agrees with.

The driver’s responsibility:

  • 7:15 to 8:15 AM and 2:15 to 3:15 PM the circle drive is closed to all traffic except the busses.  Vehicles are not to wait in the circle drive or parking lot to drop off/pick up their children.  Instead, drivers must drop students off safely on a nearby side street. Please drop off students curbside. Do not allow students to cross in front of traffic as they exit the car.

  • Set up a designated meeting location so that your child will know where to meet you and your vehicle.

Options for drop off and pick up:

  1. 5th Street to the west and east of circle drive - parking both sides

  2. Meadow Street - parking both sides except in front of school

  3. Eagle Street parking - both sides of street

  4. Mason Street - north (parking on both sides) and south of 5th - parking on east side

  5. 6th Street - parking on north and south side

  6. Huntington, students may cross 9th with OPD crossing guard

The student’s responsibility:

  • Students must remain on the sidewalk at all times when leaving the building.  Do not cross in front of a traffic area at any time.

  • Students who need to cross a street must do so at a designated crosswalk area and with the assistance of a school patrol or crossing guard.

  • Line up on back playground at designated location. Students may cut through the school starting at 7:30-7:45 AM  Enter Door #2, walk across the hallway and exit Door #4 to the playground. (Arrivals after 7:45 AM must enter through Door #1)

Other items:

  • Vehicles with disabled parking privileges can make their way to the designated parking spaces if they need to park and enter the building.  

  • If you are delivering a large/heavy item and need to park close to school, please do so during the times that the circle drive is open.

  • Walking or biking to and from school are always encouraged and healthy choices for those close by.

  • Car-pooling is encouraged to alleviate the number of cars visiting our site before and after school.

Thank You!

The Franklin Elementary Staff