News You Can Use

News You Can Use 1/26/2023 News You Can Use Attachments


Did you know Franktown Elementary is on Facebook and Twitter?  There we share and post FES class happenings, school wide events, important dates and Ponderosa feeder information!  Like our FB page at...

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Check it out, fast and simple! Just in case you do not QR code., follow us on Twitter at @franktownelem and we now have a YouTube channel.

Kindergarten Round Up



You will need:

Birth Certificate

Proof of Residence (ie: warranty deed, title, lease agreement, letter)


Child must be age 5 on or before October 1, 2023.

All forms are on our registration tab on our home page. Please download, complete and email([email protected]), fax (303-387-5301) or drop them off at the school.

Writing ContestPrek-12 writing contest that just opened for 2023 submissions.  The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry, and Graphic Novels. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023. Winners will be announced no later than May 30, 2023. Here is the link, and all submission forms are located in the NYCU attachments.


Original ArtworksDear Family,

Thank you for participating in the Original Works Art Fundraiser. If you placed a late

order with Original Works, these orders arrived and were sent home last week. Please

check your orders to be sure it is complete and that nothing is broken. If something is

missing or broken, let me know right away so I can report it to Original Works.

If something in your order needs to be fixed, incomplete and/or damaged, I need the

following information:

1. Problem. Please briefly describe the problem with the product (missing, incorrect,

damaged, etc).

2. Product. Please list what product is missing, incorrect and/or damaged.

3. Student Code which should be found on the packing slip.

4. Student info. List the student name, grade and teacher.

5. Description. Provide a brief description of your child's artwork, including orientation

(horizontal or vertical). Here is an example: “The artwork is horizontal, it's an ocean with

a red boat. Timmy signed his name in the lower right hand corner."

We will submit this to Original Works and will get the fixed item back to you ASAP.

Thank you again for your support of the Art Program at our school!

Davi Murphy

[email protected]

Gifted and Talented

Dear Parents/Guardians,


DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February).


2nd Grade Universal Screen

As part of this process, ALL students in 2nd grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of February 7th, 2023. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.


If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with information about this process.

Kindergarten/ 1st Grade Gifted Identification Referral Testing

  • If your child is in K or 1st grade and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.
  • NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.
  • Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE.
  • Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.

Spanish Referral linked HERE.

Sagewood Middle SchoolSAVE THE DATE! Sagewood Begins

Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Event – One Night Only

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

6:00 – 7:30 pm

AVID elective information starts at 5:15 pm - Room 137

We highly recommend that all families, including students, attend this informative event.

Families will receive detailed information to ensure your student(s) register for the correct and appropriate number and level of courses.

Learn about Sagewood Middle School’s culture, schedules, academics, clubs and athletics.

Families will meet 6th grade teachers, coaches, club sponsors, administrators, counselors, and also tour our 6th grade pods and classrooms.


Report Card

The Fall 2022 Elementary Progress Report (EPR) are available via the EngagED Parent Portal. These credentials are the same username and password that you use for accessing the Express Check In process.


Should you encounter any log in issues, please visit for detailed instructions. You may also contact the IT Support Center by email ([email protected]) or phone 303-387-0001.



Dear Franktown Families,

We wanted to send a quick communication out on the importance of school attendance. As school is back in session, it’s important to have a strong understanding of how daily attendance is essential to student success at all grade levels. Colorado State law requires students to attend school regularly.   We monitor weekly attendance reports which communicate if students are falling in the chronic absenteeism category of being absent 10 percent or more of the days enrolled in school during the year. These do include all absences- unexcused and excused.

We understand that children get sick and we definitely want them to stay home and get healthy. We also understand that different circumstances arise where your child may need to come late, leave early or miss a day here or there. Please continue to work with us to ensure that your child is at school so they are able to experience the highest success possible.

Mark Harrell,  Principal Chandra Baca, Assistant Principal

Franktown Elementary School Franktown Elementary School

[email protected] [email protected] 

School HoursSchool Hours!!! 

9:05 am to 3:55 pm is our school day.  Please make sure you have your student dropped by 9:05 at the latest, or they will be tardy. Thanks! 

Borrowed clothesBorrowed clothes from the Health Room?

If by chance, your child came home in a different outfit one day after school sponsored by the health room. Would you please make sure you wash it and return it to the school as soon as possible. We have a very limited supply. TIP: If all Kindergarten and 1st grade families would please put a change of clothes in your child’s backpack for emergencies (accidents) that would be very helpful.

Kayla Knoll

Parent Resources from Mrs. Knoll

Mrs. Knoll’s website

The mission of the Franktown Elementary School Counseling Program is to empower students to reach their full potential by providing a comprehensive program that provides support to all students’ kindergarten through fifth grade in social/emotional, academic, and career development. The counseling program will help remediate barriers to help each student become successful. The comprehensive program consists of bimonthly classroom lessons and prevention programs. It also includes short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, and small group counseling as needed.





February 3rd at 9:00am- PTO Community Meeting! All are invited! Come down and see what it is all about! The meeting usually last about an hour but could go over when we are having fun. Bring your coffee and littles are always welcome. 

Auction 2023

Minute to Win it.  Spirit Wear Order Form

Order your YearbookYearbooks are on sale now.   

Order at

Our school code is 101282565829318

Contact Tawnya Toland at [email protected]   

Pictures from PartiesIf you have captured amazing moments of your kids at Field Trips or any classroom event please upload them to our TreeRing page or send them to Tawnya Toland at [email protected]

Box Tops

We earned $5.70 in December.


SHOP, SNAP & GIVE BACK Sweepstakes: From now until February 28, you’ll earn a sweeps entry every time you scan a Box Tops receipt. Yes! The more times you scan, the more chances you have to win $500 in Box Tops for our school!


An overview of the program can be found on their website at Box Tops for Education: Home. The app used for scanning is available from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or their site. For special promotions and sweepstakes, please visit and Box Tops Products for the list of over 350 qualifying products.


Thank you for your support, it makes a real difference to our school!


Pick Up and Drop OffAM drop off procedures: Pull along the curb to let students out, please use the entire length of the curb. We have staff along the curb that will help your student if needed.  Alternatively, park in a parking spot and walk your student from the parking lot using the crosswalk. Please do not allow your student to walk from a parking spot into school without you present.  

PM pick up procedures: Pull along the curb as far forward or north as possible. If there is not enough room at the curb, form a line and wait to pull forward. We will help load your student from the curbside only. Please do not use the second lane of through traffic for loading. Or Park in a parking spot and walk to the sidewalk and take your child back to the car with you using the crosswalk.

We encourage all families that can, ride the school bus. This will help with our long lines during drop off and pick up. If you need assistance with getting a bus route set up, please contact the front office. Please ride the bus!

Mark your CalendarMark Your Calendars for Up Coming Events:   


PTO Community Meeting February 3, 9:00 am

No School February 17th or 20th Presidents Weekend.

Spring Break March 13-17

No School April 21st

5th grade continuation May 24, 2pm

Last day of school May 25 K-4th grades