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March 2017

Spring Greetings Appanoose Families,

West Franklin Elementary at Appanoose had a perfect evening for the 47th Annual PTO Chili Supper, Carnival and Scholastic Book Fair on February 11.  We had another record breaking fundraiser with a  HUGE crowd in attendance.  Once again, our PTO members and organizers worked diligently to prepare for the evening’s event.  Thank YOU to our PTO Officers, members, parents, staff and community volunteers who came together in order for this worthwhile fundraiser to even be possible!  PTO dollars are used to fund class field trips, sponsor assemblies, our AR Program, extra teacher and student supplies and help make additions to our playground.  We are anxious to hear how many dollars were raised this year!  Thank you to our students, families and community for continuing to support our efforts.  WE APPRECIATE YOU!

State Assessments are quickly approaching for our 3rd through 5th grade classes.  We will begin testing the first of April.  Content areas tested will be English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science (5th grade only).  The assessments aligned to the KS College and Career Ready Standards are written to measure depth of knowledge for each curricular area.  Number of testing days have been reduced this year by the state.  

Congratulations to 4th grade student, Landon Williams for his 1st place finish in the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Fire Safety Poster Contest in the 3rd-4th grade category. He traveled to Topeka on February 17, 2017 for the ceremony and was able to meet Governor Brownback and the State Fire Marshal.  To top off the special award, Pomona Fire Chief, Stan Lantis provided a special transport for Landon, by driving him out to Appanoose in the Fire Truck with sirens sounding on the last Friday of the month.  

Enjoy your Spring Break the week of March 20-24!  Hopefully our “Spring” like days will continue!  Thank you for your continued support. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns,


Chris Robertson

WFE@ Appanoose, Principal