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Franklin Middle School Bulletin for April 24th, 2014

Weather Related Sports Announcements for 4/24/14:
GIRLS TENNIS: Tennis Meet with Taft is POSTPONED until Monday, April 28th.  No practice after school.  Team pictures are tomorrow, Friday, April 25th after school.  Stop by Mr. Jeffords room for a picture packet.

BOYS & GIRLS TRACK: Track meet with Prairie is POSTPONED until Tuesday, April 29th. 

BOYS SOCCER:  THERE WILL BE Practice after school today inside from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Hy-Vee Receipt Fundraiser Students, do you want to have some fun and do help raise money for Franklin? We have been collecting Hy-Vee receipts all year long to raise money for Franklin. For every $200 in receipts that are turned in, Franklin receive $1. The deadline for this year’s receipts is next Wednesday, April 30th. We will be doing a final week HY-VEE RECEIPT DRIVE. This will be a challenge between 5th hour classes. Bring in Hy-Vee receipts from any Cedar Rapids or Marion Hy-Vee store (Drug Store or Gas Station) from May 1st, 2013 to April 30th, 2014 and turn them into your 5th hour teacher. The class that collects the most money in receipts will receive a pizza party. The last day to turn in receipts will be Thursday, May 1st.

Attention 8th grade girls attending Kennedy HS this fall Kennedy will be hosting a girls’ basketball meeting @ Kennedy in the Black Box on April 30th 6:30-7:30. The coaches will be going over our summer itinerary, expectations, and providing an opportunity to meet the coaching staff. If you could share that with interested 8th grade girls and potentially give us an idea of who all to expect, it would be greatly appreciated.


Lace up for Learning road race. Click here for more information.


Frankly Speaking Correction: Congratulations to sixth grader, Brenna McRae, for her wonderful website designed for National History Day Competition in March in Iowa City.   Her topic was Rosie the Riveter.

Also, congratulations to sixth grader,  Keegan McRae, for his outstanding Optimist speech.

(Our sincere apologies for omitting Brenna’s project from Frankly Speaking and the misspelling on Keegan’s last name.)

8th grade Canoe Trip form Click here to download

Bolt Buddies Bolt Buddies Bolt Buddies has been rescheduled for April 23, 2014 from 3:00-4:00. Also, we will be ordering and tie-dying t-shirts for our May 28th meeting. We would like to meet from 3:00-5:00, since the tie dying will take a little more time.

Attention to those students that would like to participate in YMCA activities Booklets are now available for Camp Wapsie and other summertime events. Stop by Rm 300 to pick up a booklet about these opportunities. Registration has begun. Get registered as soon as possible. Spots fill up quickly.

Attention Girls interested in Basketball The Kennedy Cougars will be offering a girls Basketball Camp for 8th grade girls attending Kennedy next year. There is also a camp for current 6th and 7th grade girls. Please check out the flyer on the Activities Board and pickup additional information in Rm 300. Please get registered as soon as possible.

"STEM Rocks" Night - April 29th Attention any student who likes Engineering Tech class! Have you wondered “What’s next?” for Engineering Tech? Can I take classes similar to it at high school? The answer is YES! Please attend a free “STEM Rocks” night at the ELSC on Apr. 29 from 4-7 to find out more. Come see the cool projects students get to do in high school and beyond. This event is open for all 6th thru 8th graders and their parents. See Mr. Matson or the Franklin home page for more details. Click here to find out more.

Franklin Students Check out the new Camp information posted on the Activity Board by rm 300. Information and contact numbers/e-mails are on these flyers. One is for a Missouri State Soccer Camp. Boys June 18-21st, Girls June 25-28th, and another Boys date of July 14-17. These camps are located at Springfield, Missouri. Another new listing is for the University of Iowa All sports Speed and Strength Camp. This is open to 6th grade through 12 grade students. Boys and girls. This will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 to 1:45. Pre-registration is recommended. Cost is $50.00. Check out these opportunities.

CRPD Youth Academy CRPD 2014 Youth Academy For Students Entering: June 24th and 25th K – 2nd Grades July 15th and 16th 3rd – 5th Grades July 22nd and 23rd 6th – 12th Grades Academy to be held at the Cedar Rapids Police Department every day from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Take a tour of the CRPD! Topics include: Uniforms, Narcotics Division, K-9 Unit, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Unit, Physical Training and more. Cost is $25. Parental permission is required. Class size is limited. Early registration is recommended. *Youth that have not previously attended a Youth Academy will be given first preference. For more information or for an application, contact Officer Shannon Stokesberry (319) 286-5434 or s.stokesberry@cedar-rapids.org

Jr. Warriors Baseball The 13U team is looking for 7th grade boys interested in playing this season.  Our team is made up of mostly Franklin students.  We’ll practice in March/April and will play games from May through early July.  We’re not a traveling team so nearly all games/tournaments will be in the Cedar Rapids Metro area. 

Pre-season practices are held twice a week at an indoor facility.  Outdoor practices and home games are held at McKinley Middle School. 

The Junior Warriors Baseball Program exists to support Washington High School with the development of players who exhibit top-notch skills and sportsmanship.  The Program draws upon players attending feeder Middle and Elementary schools. 

Please contact Coach Rafael Jacobo via phone (319-533-7100) or e-mail (rafael.jacobo@verizon.com) if you’re interested. 

Mrs. Kochuyt's class Click here for additional materials

Mrs. Althoff's class click here for additional materials

Warrior football camps Click on the following for the 2014 Football summer schedule and 7 on 7 Warrior Camp brouchure