2017/2018 School Supply Lists
136 Blackburn Road, Summit, NJ
Franklin Elementary PTO
2017/2018 School Supply Lists
Being a Class Parent is a fun and rewarding way to help your child and their classmates and
support our school’s teachers. Responsibilities include:
Organizing back to school night and a beginning of the year parent social
Collecting and managing class dues and arranging for teacher gifts
Planning class parties
Working with your class to staff Franklin Fair volunteer slots
Contributing to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the Spring and
Serving as a teacher-parent liaison as needed.
We are thankful for all parent volunteers and will make as many placements as we can based
on the priorities you give us on the form, but assignments are on a first come, first serve basis,
There can be gaps in coverage for some classes (we look for 3 Class Parents per class) so
even if you are on the fence or want to volunteer only if there is a need in your child’s class
please sign up and indicate that you’re “willing.” We’ll hold your name in reserve.
We’ll be in touch with assignments only after the classrooms are announced which is in the
beginning of September.
Have more questions? Please contact your Class Parent Coordinators
Maureen Leuenberger Leuenbergers@gmail.com
Erica Malik firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Clubs: Green Team, Library Pages, Techies, Gardeners, Maker Madness, Paper Challenges Lunch Time Clubs:
Battle of the Books, Coding, Animal Research, Book Clubs, Bee Bots
Two Author Visits: Todd Parr (Thanks to a tweet! that won his visit)
Audrey Vernick (thank you PTO)
Hour of Code Maker Week Book Fair Two Book Swaps!
Remember Me Donations – this year we received 75 books from very generous families
New BIG glorious rug for all students to enjoy- thank you PTO.
Two book carts to be used when classes share resources- thank you PTO.
*SEF Grant Related Activities in FLIC: Battle of the Books, Bee Bots, STEAM in the Library using Ozobots and Squishy Circuits
Looking forward to 2017-2018…. just so you can start thinking! Battle of the Books for grades 4 and 5-
Thanks to the SEF Coding with Bee Bots and Ozobots
Making connections between books and singing- Thanks to the SEF
And Much Much More!
Thank you to our generous Franklin community who baked, bought, and volunteered at the bake sale in honor of Detective Tarentino. The sale was a huge success raising $2,608!!! But wait, we didn’t stop there. With a table full of leftovers, we brought them into town and continued the bake sale outside of Starbucks…. raising an additional $1,134. That makes our grand total donation to the PAL Tarentino family fund = $3,742. A big thank you to Katie Darcy, Jenny Birch and Sheila Cheney who organized the bake sale at Franklin. A special thank you to Jessica O’Neill, Melissa Cooper, Alejandra Armijo, Katie Darcy, Line Barlow and Christie Engel who helped extend the bake sale into town. In the true spirit of Officer Matt we shared the remaining baked goods with the police station, the fire house and the senior housing center.
I want to take a moment to thank you for having me as your PTO President this past year! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many more of you and seeing all that the PTO achieved this year thanks to your generosity in volunteer time and donations. This year together the PTO and Franklin Community (teachers included!) made the following happen:
– New Falcon Footprints walkways and front yard landscaping (bye, bye mud!)
– New Swing sets which added both more color and swings to our playground; New “Franklin” branded benches forthcoming too!
– New gym mats to replace the very old ones currently hanging on the walls; New “Franklin” branded mat underneath the stage to bring school spirit -coming end of this summer
– Hiring of outside company to help with incredible SHReK the Musical JR!
– Emojis invasion for the incredibly successful Franklin Fair which sets us up for a fantastic 2017-2018 school year
– Painting of the colorful US Map and games on the blacktop
– 4 Assemblies, 2 Authors Visits and monthly Art in the Classroom
– Purchase of American Flags for all classrooms, New Book Bags for students, and other items for classrooms
– Fun Community Building School Events: 1st Back to School BBQ, Book Fair, Holiday Shop, Movie Night
– After-school Enrichment classes, Crazy 8’s, and Chess Club
– Revamped, feature rich website with online payments and sign ups
– Teacher Appreciation Week complete with 10 minute massages for teachers
– Start of our amazing Artist in Residence Mosaic project
– And soo much more!
It truly was a great year and I thank all of you for helping to make these events and projects happen! I especially want to thank the Executive PTO Board, all of who went above and beyond and then some to enhance the experience at Franklin for our kids. Thank you so much Christie Engel, Kim Leonard, Rachel Callahan, Betsy Flaim, Laura Henry and Paula Rush. Thank you also to Mrs. Mirrione, Mrs. Watson, Ms. Albanese, Ms. Napoles, and Mr. Rodrigo and team for supporting our PTO initiatives and helping to make them a success!
I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you at Franklin next year! I have four grades covered so chances are I’ll bump into ya!
The entire Summit community has been devastated by the untimely passing of Detective Matthew Tarentino. Franklin School is hosting a bake sale this Friday, June 9 at 3:00pm on the front lawn to show our love and support to the Tarentino family. 100% of proceeds will go to the fund created by the Summit PAL. LINK
We need bakers/buyers to donate treats and others to donate time to make this bake sale a success.Please sign up using the sign up genius link – SIGN UP GENIUS LINK
All goods can be dropped off at school between 2:15 and 2:45 on Friday or earlier on the porch at 52 Blackburn Place. Please send your kids to school with money on Friday to purchase baked items after school.
Here’s a great opportunity to help create an incredibly meaningful and memorable experience for your child! Join our 5 person leadership team, which will grow to more come fall, and be part of the musical selection and making all the magic happen! Email Sheila at email@example.com this week!
ALL 5th Graders— DARE Graduation – May 30th 7:00 in the High School Auditorium. We ask that the following day (5/31) all students wear their DARE shirts or bring their DARE shirts to school. The students have a tradition of signing each others shirts on the day after graduation. Stay with your children and listen to an inspirational speaker and watch your child graduate.
One of the biggest wishes we heard as a PTO Board this year and years past was, “more swings please!” We are so excited that careful budgeting and successful fundraisers, thanks to your generous support, allowed the PTO to make the “more swings” wish come true in a big, bright and beautiful way. These new Franklin colored blue and yellow swing sets completely replaced the existing ones allowing us to have more swings in total. Yay! Thanks to Mrs. Mirrione, Rodrigo and Angelo Palumbo for their contributions in making this great addition to our school happen.