News You Can Use

News You Can Use 05/25/2022 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..., follow us on Twitter at @franktownelem and we now have a YouTube channel.

Back to school nightAugust 4- Back to school night

  • 2-3 pm last names A-G
  • 3-4 pm last names H-N
  • 4-5 pm last names O-Z

Free and Reduced

Did you know that there is more to Free and Reduced lunch than lunch?  Please keep this in mind for next school year when you are completing your Express Check In process. If approved for the program there are certain school fees that are covered. District book fees, bus fees, and field trip fees are all covered by an approved Free and Reduced lunch application.

When completing your Express Check In the Free and Reduced application is under the Nutritional Service tab. Express Check In will open July 18th for the Ponderosa Feeder area. Keep an eye on our website for the link and more information.


PTO plans for next school year! Please see our flyer to mark your calendars for all of our PTO events next school year.


Sign up today for the New PTO Newsletter. You can get it via your phone. Please see our flyer in your Thursday folder or attached to this newsletter.


Mrs. KnollParent Resources from Mrs. Knoll

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see episode 9 in our anxiety video series, which focuses on helping kids to practice engaging their anxiety.  Here is the link to the anxiety playlist.

Lend a Hand
2022 Lend A Hand School Supply Drive

REQUEST Application goes LIVE on Monday May 16, 2022

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is excited to kick off the 2022 Lend A Hand School Supply Drive for our students of DCSD! Through the generous support and donations provided by our community partners, schools, local organizations, volunteers and businesses we were able to provide 1,245 age appropriate backpacks and school supplies to our students K-12th grade in 2021. Let's do it again in 2022!

Teacher Supplies - We will also have two days for teachers to come by and pick up classroom supplies! 

  • The 2022 Lend A Hand REQUEST application will be LIVE on Monday May 16, 2022. Attached to this email you will find a 2022 Lend A Hand Timeline poster to print and share. There is also a 8 1/2 x 11" flyer that you can print and cut in half to share the information with your students and their families.  All REQUEST applications must be submitted on-line. 
  • Student Backpack Pick up dates and locations - When your families apply for an age appropriate backpack for their student, they will be asked to select a pick up location that is most convenient for them. We will send email confirmations and reminders. Pickup dates will be July 26, July 30 and August 1, 2022.  Attached you will find a printable flyer to share with parents and students with directions on how to request a backpack/school supplies for their student. 
  • Teacher Supplies Pick up dates and locations - August 2nd and 3rd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (location tbd) teachers will be invited to pick up complimentary classroom supplies for the new school year. 

School Supply Drive - Donations are always welcome! The Foundation for DCS is partnering with the Douglas County Libraries and several local businesses and they will have collection boxes from June 1st through July 15th. Find a location near you on our site. We will also have a collection box at the DCSD Wilcox building in the main lobby. Attached you will find a printable handout to share with a list of the most needed items.


Volunteers are welcome! It takes many hands to support this drive! Sign up as a volunteer HERE and join our efforts in supporting the kids and families of DCSD. 

Hot Lunch
Why Aren’t School

Meals Free Anymore?

Over the last two years, the USDA has provided schools waivers that provide meals at no cost to students. Those waivers will expire after the 2021-2022 school year ends. This means a return to paid meals beginning August 8, 2022 for students that do not qualify for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits.

Do I need to submit an application to receive Free or Reduced price meals?

Yes! Everyone must submit a new application for each school year.


Applications will be available online beginning July 15, 2022 and can be found here:


I do not qualify for Free or Reduced meal benefits.

How much will meals cost?

Lunch Prices are as follows:

Elementary School: $3.25

Middle School: $3.75

High School: $4.00

All meal prices include an entrée, fruit, veggies and milk.

See attached flyer for details.

Basketball camp

Check out our attached flyer for all of our summer camps for age 8 and up!

 Begin the walk SGMS



TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This is an opportunity for incoming 6th and new 7th and 8th grade students to learn more about Sagewood Middle School and to support students as they transition to our school.

Program Highlights – Students will have the opportunity to:

● Learn about middle school culture, academics, and school expectations

● Learn organization strategies and tips for having a successful year at Sagewood Middle School

● Meet new friends

● Learn the layout of the building and walk their schedule

● Find out about athletics, clubs and activities offered at SGMS

● Meet Principal D’Ardenne and other Sagewood staff members


Registration opens March, 2022 Registration closes July, 2022

Go to the Sagewood Middle School website

Go to the “Parent Central” tab at top of our website

Go to “Beginning the Walk” in the pulldown menu

Complete the Registration Questions

Submit payment with credit card through My School Bucks


We have exciting news to announce! This summer marks the fifth annual Sagewood Summer Sport Camp Program! This email is to provide you with all the information you may need to register your child. Sign-up early before the camps get too full!  Grades 4-8

What is it?

This summer program will consist of three sport sessions: PE Games, Volleyball, and Basketball. Each session will focus on the fundamental skills for each sport, will include various practice tasks, and will have lots of gameplay! There will also be a two week Speed & Conditioning Camp session which will focus on building endurance while working on proper techniques and body mechanics for running. To get a more detailed description of each camp, please see the attached document titled Summer Sport Camp Descriptions.  

Who can sign up?

This camp is open to incoming 4th grade through 8th grade students. Great for siblings! 

What can you sign up for?

Each session will have its own “sign-up”, so you can choose which session you would like to participate in. Feel free to sign up for just one or several! Each one week session will cost $60, and the two week Speed & Conditioning Camp session will cost $100. Included in the fee is a camp t-shirt!

When/Where is it?

The camp will be held during the second and third weeks of June at Sagewood Middle School (4725 Fox Sparrow Rd. Parker, CO). The Speed Camp session will last two weeks beginning June 6th. It will start at 7:30am and run until 9:00am each day (Mon. - Thurs.). Each PE Games session (I and II) will last one week and will start at 9:30am and end at 11:00am. Finally each sport session (Volleyball and Basketball) will also last one week and will go from 11:30am to 1:00pm. This summer the school district is installing a new cooling tower for the school, which means there will be NO AIR CONDITIONING in the building during our camps. We will take this information into consideration when we plan our activities, which means there will be lots of water breaks! We just wanted to let you know before you sign up your child! 

How to sign-up?

Registration will be completed through your “My School Bucks” account. You can use this link to login, or you can access the My School Bucks home page under the “Parent Central” tab on the SGMS home page. If you have questions on how to register, you may contact Mrs. Terry Barton, who is the school’s Athletic Secretary. Her email is [email protected].

COVID-19 Guidelines

We will follow all required state and county guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings should any guidelines go into effect before camp starts. Students are more than welcome to wear facial coverings if they choose to do so. There is plenty of access to drinking fountains in the school now! (Last year they were all turned off due to COVID). This is especially good news since we won’t have any air conditioning!  

Camp Directors

The two camp directors are  Mr. Sean Frazier and Mr. Dan McCarter. Mr. Frazier has taught 12 years of Physical Education with almost 10 years of coaching experience in Cross Country, Flag Football, Basketball, and Track. Mr. McCarter has taught Physical Education for 11 years at the elementary level, and he has five years experience coaching basketball and baseball. He also has seven years experience running summer camps and sports clubs at North East and Mountainview Elementary Schools. There will also be additional Sagewood coaches and high school student-volunteers joining us throughout each session. 


If you have any questions about how to sign up, camp activities, or anything else, please feel free to contact us:

Mr. Sean Frazier: [email protected]

Mr. Dan McCarter:  [email protected]

Hope to see you this summer! 


Mark your CalendarMark Your Calendars for Up Coming Events:         

July 18- Express Check In opens

August 1- Office opens for the school year 

August 8- First day of school grade 1-5

August 11- First day of Kindergarten