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Franklin Elementary PTO


Franklin Elementary PTO

Upcoming Events


schoola-logoTime to clean out the closets?  Don’t forget to donate all high end clothing to Schoola!  Simply click on the Schoola button located on the right hand side of our website and request a free mailing label.  Fill a box with “like new” clothes the can be resold for babies on up to adults and earn money for Franklin!

Franklin Fair Children’s Raffle & More

smileyDonate NOW to the Franklin Fair Children’s Raffle with just one click! Your monetary donation will be used to purchase those amazing baskets of prizes all of our kids love to win, making the Fair a huge success!
When you click on the link below, you will be asked to register for the Fair, enter credit card information, and then you will be prompted to donate an amount of your choice. The best part? You’ll already be registered when it comes time to buy Fair tickets and bid on Silent Auction items later.
On behalf of the Franklin Fair committee and the PTO, we greatly appreciate your generosity!

Big Bright Beautiful World of SHReK!

Since mid-November, over 90 4th and 5th graders had been diligently preparing to present “SHReK, The Musical, Jr.”.   The children rehearsed three times per week under the direction of Holly Raye. The children’s hard work payed off this past weekend as they performed to sold out crowds.  Franklin’s PTO hired Ms. Raye, a Broadway veteran, after a rigorous interview process this past Fall. Holly and her team, along with parent volunteers and a slew of super enthusiastic children  filled the gym with Ogre’s, Guards, Fiona’s, woodland creatures, fairytale creatures and whole bunch of fun!  It was a Big, Bright, Beautiful Shrek World! Take a look at more pictures under the Musical Tab on our Home page…

SHReK The Musical JR ticket sales

SHrekimage“SHReK The Musical JR” tickets are open to the public NOW!

Desktop link: http://www.franklinshrek.brownpapertickets.com/

Mobile Link: http://franklinshrek.brownpapertickets.com/

Tickets are $10 each and are available for Friday, February 10th @ 7pm, Saturday, February 11th @ 7pm, and Sunday, February 12th @ 2pm

You may trade tickets online by posting on the ticket sales website.

It’s going to be a “Big, Bright, Beautiful SHReK World” in the Franklin gym; you don’t want to miss it!

cover art: Callie Shroff

After School Enrichment & Crazy 8 Schedules!


The PTO is proud to provide the following classes for after school enrichment & Crazy 8’s math club.  Online sign ups will begin on Sunday, January 29th at 9pm via My School Anywhere.  A separate email will be sent at 9pm with the link.  

Class size is limited to 14 children and will be first come, first serve.  

Cost for each class is $100.  All classes will run from 3:00pm-4:15pm.

Bug City (grades 1-2)

Discover how insects – and other bugs – see, walk, fly, eat, and grow.  What are some of the mysterious ways they have to defend themselves?  What lights a firefly’s fire?  Butterflies, ants, bees and spiders: why are they important to people, plants and other animals?  Study little “backyard monsters” under the microscope.  Build an ant farm, and watch how they live, work and play.

Mondays: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Shark Tank (grades 3-5)

You’ve seen the popular tv series that has captivated audiences, and now it’s your turn to swim with the sharks! Develop your own business plan and pitch it to the sharks. Learn what it means to operate a business “at scale” and determine the best method to market your business venture in order to grow your business. This is the perfect class for the budding entrepreneur!

Mondays: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Jewelry & Fashion Design (grades 1-5)

Have a little fashionista who enjoys making their own jewelry and creating their own style? This class is a great way for students to come together, be creative, and get to make some fun and trendy accessories to take home! Each week we’ll work on a new project – everything from making bracelets and necklaces, to hand-made beads and pendants, to decorating t-shirts, and more! Students will also learn how to create concept boards to depict their own unique fashion style. They can create vision boards for their clothing designs or interior design, and use swatches of fabric, magazine clippings, and other textiles to help bring their concept boards to life.

Mondays: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Cool Chemistry (grades 1-2)

Would your child love mixing together ingredients in order to explore their properties and see how they change and react? During this cool class, we will make liquids bubble, fog, erupt, or change color. We’ll conduct a variety of fun and safe experiments that will prove how exciting chemical reactions can be!

Tuesdays: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

Technology & Engineering Workshop (grades 3-5)

This program is all about having fun tinkering with technology and designing and constructing engineering projects. Each week we rotate between engineering challenges and technology lessons. Students will work on a wide range of projects that include everything from constructing structures and machines from scrap materials, to creating circuit boards, or programming robots (difficulty level adapted by age group). Hands-on, inquiry based class filled with team challenges and all around fun!

Tuesdays: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

Crazy8sLogoCrazy 8’s

Crazy 8’s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities!  With Crazy 8’s, kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics.  Crazy 8’s is an 8 week program and is run by our very own Franklin teachers.  Cost is $100 per class.

Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:15pm

Dates: 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3  (no class 3/15 & 4/12)

1st grade (teacher – Ms. Benet)

3rd grade (teacher – Mrs. Breznak)

4th grade (teacher – Ms. Sheehan)

Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:15pm

Dates: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27  (no class 4/13)

2nd grade (teacher – Ms. Schwartz)

5th grade (teacher – Mrs. Rego)

* Please pack an extra snack for your child on his/her enrichment day.  We’ll need one parent to help chaperone each class every week.


Afterschool Enrichment and Crazy 8’s Registration Update!

After School enrich C 9_09Mark your calendars!!!  Online registration for Crazy 8’s and After School Enrichment Classes will take place next Sunday, January 29th at 9pm through My School Anywhere.  Registration is first come, first serve and class size is limited to 14 students.  Classes will begin the week of February 27th and will run on various days.  Look for the Wednesday Folder flyer this week for final class descriptions and schedule! Contact Christie Engel (cbengel@gmail.com) with any questions.

Mobile Fingerprinting Unit NEW Update


I still have 31 open slots for Thursday, February 23, 2017 and 69 open slots for Thursday, March 9, 2017. It is critical that parents are fingerprinted to be chaperones or drivers. The district pays $800 per day for the mobile unit to come to Summit. If we don’t start filling the March 9th date, we are going to have to cancel. And we still have a sufficient amount of slots open for February 23rd.

Please make an appointment through Valerie Bampe at 908-918-2100,  x3208.

Anyone who wishes to be printed on February 23rd, must have their paperwork and money order back to me by February 3rd. Any those who wish to be printed on March 9th would have to return their paperwork and money order back to me by February 15th.

Win a Class Pizza Party!

images-1Help Franklin Earn Money with Box Tops! All Box Tops are due by end of day on Friday, February 24, 2017! The class who submits the most in the Winter Contest, wins a PIZZA PARTY! Remember…. *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! To see a full list of participating products, visit www.boxtops4education.com. To download collection sheets, please click here for Box Tops Collection Sheet.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US COLLECT FREE MONEY FOR FRANKLIN! Email me anytime with questions! Donna Patel dgp212@gmail.com

FLIC is Collecting

images-10In order to prepare for some upcoming projects, Franklin Library and Information Center needs the following items: used gift cards, toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons. Please send them in with your child.
Did you know that FLIC collects used ink cartridges. We recycle them and earn money for books. Please send them to FLIC in a plastic bag. Thanks.

SEF’s Spring for Excellence

SEF annual logoYou’re invited to the Summit Educational Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Spring for Excellence, on Saturday, March 11(this replaces our Casino Night event). All proceeds will support educational programs in all nine Summit public schools. Visit the event website at www.501auctions.com/sefexcellence for details and to purchase tickets! Even if you can’t attend, please consider supporting the 50/50 raffle, or “register” so that you can bid in our Silent Auction—you need not be present to win! Visit www.sefnj.org for more information about all that SEF is doing to help our schools.

Pomptonian Food Service

logo-1Dear Parents,

February 17 is a single session day, there will be no lunch service, and schools are closed February 20-21 for Winter Recess and Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day dates back to 1800. Following President George Washington’s death in 1799, his February birthday became a perennial day of remembrance. While Washington’s Birthday was an unofficial observance for most of the 1800s, it was not until the late 1870s that it became Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday, and the date was moved. Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. Adventurous students at Franklin Elementary School can enjoy our Sushi Promotion February 27. Our traveling sushi chef will prepare Vegetable Rolls, California Rolls, and Philadelphia Rolls. None of the rolls served are raw, so even hesitant students often choose to participate. Our sushi chef can answer any questions the students may have about the rolls and their preparation. Each piece costs $.75. Sushi is served with a choice of wasabi, ginger, soy sauce, and CHOP STICKS. Keep an eye out for Sushi Day in Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington schools this April. Pomptonian is pleased to be Summit’s food service provider, and we appreciate your comments and suggestions. You can reach us at Pomptonian@summit.k12.nj.us.

Astrograss Assembly

Franklin Students enjoyed the Astrograss Assembly last week.  Ask your child about it!Astrograss

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