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Franklin Elementary PTO


Franklin Elementary PTO

Upcoming Events

Book Fair Nov. 15th & 16th

Franklin School


Wednesday and Thursday

November 15th & 16th

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Class schedule:

WED: 8:30 4CH, 9:00 5W, 9:30 3A, 10:00 5P/K, 10:30 3M, 11:00 3S, 1:00 4D, 1:30 2S, 2:00 5R, 2:30 4A

THURS: 8:30 2W, 9:00 3SH, 9:30 2SL, 10:00 5L, 10:30 2A, 11:00 4CR, 1:00 1M, 1:30 1S, 2:00 1C

Evening Session Wednesday

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Book Fair is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping!

Don’t forget to check out our teachers’ wish lists!

Thank you for your support!

Musical Registration Forms Due Oct. 30th

Musical Registration Forms Due October 30th


4th and 5th Grade Families…

In case you missed it, the Beauty and the Beast JR. Informational Packet for details on the Workshop, Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsals, the Show, Parent Commitment, our New Rehearsal Policy and How to Register can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1paxwM6Xw_cVQC45HHq35FI5ac4nIMdS87VZ7fbdITfQ/edit?usp=sharing

Forms and Fees are due OCTOBER 30th. 

Please make sure to fill out all of the necessary forms (as explained in the packet) and pay all of the relevant fees. 

If you have difficulties opening the files, please contact FranklinElementaryMusical@gmail.com 

Looking forward to a Beauty-full experience,

Your Musical Team

Franklin Fair Committee Chair Volunteers Needed!

The Franklin Fair is Saturday, April 28th and we still need some help to make the magic happen!

We are looking for a few parents to help Chair/Co-Chair two important Committees: FOOD & REDEMPTION. We encourage parents to sign up for Committees with friends – it’s much more fun that way!

The Food Committee works with local restaurants like Starbucks, Batavia, Tito’s Burritos and more to secure food for sale the day of the Fair. These places are all too willing to help, so it’s just a matter of making phone calls, a trip to Costco and setting up the day of the Fair.

The Redemption Committee secures those fun little prizes all the kids LOVE to win after playing the Fair Games. If you like shopping Oriental Trading, etc, this is the job for you. Requires some time to place orders after major holidays (to hit the sales!) and set up the day of the Fair.

We hope you will consider signing up to help organize this amazing Franklin event — it is the PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year!

Questions? Please contact Franklin Fair co-chairs, Melissa Madden (melissamaddenfamily@gmail.com) and Maggie Greene (mrmccart@yahoo.com)

Remember Me Books


Have a Birthday, Student-of-the-Week or other Milestone?

Recognize and honor your child – and benefit the library at the same time – with a ‘Remember Me! Book.’

Each book adds to the permanent collection and comes with a personalized bookplate; class-wide, library-time recognition; and your child’s picture on the wall of honor!! Great for birthdays or any milestone celebration!  Kids love it!

Get started at Amazon by clicking on this link: FLIC Wish list.  As an added bonus, books purchased through this link will earn money for the Franklin PTO through our Amazon Affiliate program!  Books will be sent through Amazon directly to the school – just remember to use “Gift Options” to write a message for your dedication.

Questions?  Want to know more about the program?

Contact: Ms. Stochaj (lstochaj@summit.k12.nj.us) or Mrs. Priscu (npriscu@summit.k12.nj.us)


Phil Bildner Visit

Author, Phil Bildner, to Visit Franklin on November 29th

Thanks to our amazing and generous PTO author Phil Bildner will be coming to Franklin School on November 29th. All children will get to hear him speak. With 11 picture books, 9 chapter books, and 2 YA novels Phil now writes full time. In Library we are getting to know Phil and his books. You can do this also by going to his website: https://philbildner.com/

Phil will also be signing copies of his books. Check out the book trailers on his website. Order forms for books were sent home in the Wednesday folder or click here for another one. ALL order forms are due November 1, 2017.

Musical Meeting this Friday after school

Calling all 4th and 5th Graders AND their parents! If you are interested in participating in this year’s musical, Beauty & The Beast JR., please come to our kick-off informational meeting this Friday, October 13th immediately after school in the cafeteria. All key information for participation in the workshop and the musical, as well as how try outs will go for both cast and crew will be shared.

Questions? Please contact Sheila smccraith@hotmail.com

Dialogues with Dalia

Dialogues with Dalia
Join Mrs. Mirrione for small group discussions about topics relating to Franklin. First session is Thursday, October 5th in F.L.I.C. Bring in a topic you’d like to discuss and/or Mrs. Mirrione will start the discussion. Maximum of 12 people per group, please only sign up for one slot. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4ea4ad22a13-dialogues

And This Year’s Musical is . . .


We are excited to announce that this year’s musical for our 4th and 5th graders is…

Beauty & The Beast!

A tale of friendship, family, love, commitment and accepting people for who they are regardless of how they look. This is a wonderful opportunity for ALL 4th and 5th graders interested in participating in what will prove to be one of the best memories of elementary school!

Parents of interested students are strongly encouraged to join their children FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th after school in the cafeteria. Our director from last year, Holly Raye, will talk about the many roles in the show as well as the necessary commitment if you participate in the musical. The musical committee will share other key dates, how to register for the musical and more.

We look forward to seeing you all and for Beauty & The Beast coming to the Franklin community!

All questions please contact Sheila at smccraith@hotmail.com

Box Top Collection

Help Franklin Earn Money with Box Tops!

All Box Tops are due by end of day on Friday, October 27, 2017! 

The class who submits the most, wins a



*CLEARLY LABEL your baggie/collection sheet with your child’s teacher/class! 

*Clip Carefully: the expiration date and product code MUST be visible.

*Make sure they are NOT EXPIRED! They don’t count if they are! 

*Separate Bonus Coupons from regular Boxtops. Please don’t tape Bonus coupons to collection sheets. Use a paperclip, or just put in a baggie. 



Email me anytime with questions!

Donna Patel


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