News You Can Use 05/06/2021- NYCU Attachment's
Spring Plant Sale

DCSD Art ShowThe DCSD Virtual Art Show will begin May 3rd and is celebrating the inspiring artwork that our students have created. A huge THANK YOU to our amazing students in express themselves through art during this challenging 2020-2021 school year.

Check out the Art Show's website to nominate your favorite piece from the show for the Kid's Choice Award (voting for DCSD students only) or the WOW Award. Cast your votes by May 8 using the links below!

Kid's Choice AwardDCSD students, nominate your favorite piece by clicking the link above. Log in with your DCSD email address to participate.

WOW AwardEveryone is invited to select his or her favorite piece from the show using the linked form above. Please only vote once!

Thank you parents for encouraging your child's artistic creativity inside and outside of school! Don't forget to vote and share with families and friends so they can help support our Franktown students! 

BASEFranktown B.A.S.E Website


Franktown’s B.A.S.E Program wants to welcome you with open arms, as the new school year will be approaching quickly! 

Our B.A.S.E program offers before and after school care at Franktown Elementary for your children where they have the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with others. 

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! If you have, any questions please feel free to contact the Program Supervisor, Madi Pihl. The B.A.S.E website is linked above for more information!

Madi Pihl

For 5th grade only....
5th gr Continuation

  Thunder Storm

Dear Franktown Elementary Community:

Spring is here, and the weather is always changing. We need to be prepared for the possibility of delayed releases due to lightning. It is always our highest priority to keep your children safe. To this end, when we need to have a delayed dismissal due to lightning/weather, we will wait for a break in the weather to allow children to leave the building safely. Please be patient as we monitor the weather.  We will wait until we have a lightning distance greater than eight miles.  If parents have an urgent need to pick up their children at the regular dismissal time or before we determine it is safe to dismiss all students, you may come to the front door, complete the sign-out form, and we will call your student to the office and release them directly to you.  Please only use this for urgent circumstances.  As you can imagine, this will create extreme congestion and make social distancing very difficult. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing while waiting.

We will send a second communication when we are ready to dismiss.

For your reference, we use the Weatherbug App and the Spark feature within the app to monitor lightning.

We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. Remember we are trying to keep your children as safe as possible.

Mark Harrell

Symptom Check Click here for details


Counselor UpdatesAre you ready for another wonderful week of Counselor’s Corner! Click on our attachments.

My website

To schedule an appointment to chat with me

Camp InventionHello, families!

     We are pleased to announce that we will have Camp Invention this year at South Ridge Elementary School!  Camp Invention is a STEM camp which focuses on creativity and innovation.  It runs from June 7th - 11th and will be a blast.  This year's theme is Recharge and students will have fun learning, creating, and working together.  Please check out the flyer below.  We have a great discount of $25 off the price using code SUM25 through May 26th.  There are also sibling discounts and scholarships available.  For students entering middle school, they can be Leaders in Training and will have a great volunteering opportunity!    Please email me at if you have any questions.  Thank you and take care!

Click HERE for the video!


Rachel Steppuhn
5th/6th Grade Reading Teacher
Flagstone Elementary School


Out on the Town
Check out what PTO has for you:

Food Truck

Franktown Elementary Food Truck Night! May 7th 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Cobblestone Ranch Clubhouse

See the flyer in our attachment’s for more details.

SGMS Begin the WalkBegin the Walk—
2021 at Sagewood Middle School


DATE: JULY 28-30, 2021 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 Mr. D’Ardenne, Principal and other Sagewood staff members.

Questions, please contact:

Neal Husome, Athletic Director / BTW Director


Online Registration and Online Payment Only

Registration opens March 1, 2021

Registration closes July 28, 2021

Submit payment with credit card through My School Bucks

Kindergarten Registration

Special Announcement!!!!

Attention All 4 and 5 year olds!

It is that time of year, when we start our kindergarten registration for next school year. Do you have a child that will be age 5 on or before October 1, 2021? Here is the link to all the registration forms. Please complete the forms and return to the school as soon as you can. You can fax them, email them or drop them off in person. Our fax number is 303-387-5301 or

Help us get the word out about Kindergarten Registration if you would please!

Mr. Harrell

Best Practices for Face Coverings

  • Staff - REQUIRED
    Face coverings over the nose and mouth are required indoors including during in-person instruction and while with other adults (including faculty lounges) unless a staff member cannot medically tolerate a face covering. Face coverings are available upon request.
  • Students (all ages) - REQUIRED
    Cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth are required for all students except during outdoor recess and exercise activities where appropriate distancing can be maintained, and while eating meals, unless the student has a documented and approved health or education reason for not wearing a face covering. DCSD will provide face coverings upon request.

    Face coverings should be removed during nap times and when younger children cannot be directly observed. Face coverings should be designed so students can remove them without assistance. DCSD will provide face coverings and/or face shields upon request.
  • On Buses: All students are required to wear face coverings while on DCSD school buses. Face coverings are required unless proper physical distancing can be maintained, or mitigating circumstances preclude use.
  • DCSD will provide face coverings to students or staff who need them.


  Free Hot Lunch

Fantastic News! Hot lunches will remain FREE to all students through the 20/21 school year. Parents…you do not have to make lunches!


BOX TOPS CLIPS- See our flyer in attachements!


If you discover a traditional Box Tops clip on a product, you can still clip it and send it to school. Every valid Box Tops clip is still worth 10¢ for your school. Make sure each one you turn in has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

* All valid Box Tops clips submitted per the Program Rules to an eligible, enrolled school(s) will be honored.


If you see this label on a product, you can use the Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online. Please note that some Box Tops products are not labeled; check our product list for a complete list of participating products.



  Now easier than EVER!!

  1. Sign into your digital account & select “Community Rewards” 

    (Located in the left side menu)


  2. Search for Franktown Elementary School PTO or BW162 


  3. Click SAVE :)

Any transaction moving forward using your shoppers card number with your digital account will be applied at no extra cost to you!

World Wide WebWe have a new website! Here is the link! Check us out!

Do NOT forget to bookmark us on your computer so we are easy to find next time!

Do you miss morning announcements on your Remote Learning day? Well no need! We post morning announcements everyday on our website! Just go to the Quick Links on our homepage and click.  It is just like being at school! We even do Friday’s because after all it is a school day as well.

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events:      

FES Spring Plant Sale May 8th

Last day of school May 25th