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Franklin Elementary PTO


Franklin Elementary PTO

Upcoming Events

PTO Purchases New Swing sets

One swingsetof 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.

Last PTO Mtg June 2, 8:30am

franklin-logo-transparent-400Please join us on Friday, June 2nd at 8:30am in the cafeteria for the final PTO meeting of the year.  We want to thank and celebrate all our volunteers with some breakfast treats and a surprise giveaway.   The incoming PTO Executive Board slate will be voted on.
PTO Executive Board Proposed Slate for 2017/2018
President – Christie Engel
Vice President – Melissa Madden
VP Communications – Rachel Callahan
Asst VP Communications – Renata Estupinan
Treasurer – Paula Rush
Asst Treasurer – Caroline Heyer
Volunteer Coordinator – Isabel Ribeiro
We hope to see you all there!

Spring Box Top Contest

images-1Help Franklin Earn Money with Box Tops! All Box Tops are due by end of day on Friday, June 2, 2017!
The CLASS that submits the most in EACH GRADE wins a POPSICLE 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. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US COLLECT FREE MONEY FOR FRANKLIN! Email me anytime with questions! Donna Patel dgp212@gmail.com

PTO VP Needed for 2017/18 School Year

school_volunteer_word_cloud-945-650-500-80Have you been curiously watching these postings and wondering if this job is right for you?  It is!  The VP position shadows the President during the first year and by year two, you’ll have learned everything you need to take the lead.  Get the inside scoop of all we do to help make Franklin a great place for our children!  Get involved and make a difference!  Contact Christie Engel (cbengel@gmail.com) to learn more about this fantastic opportunity.

THANK YOU Franklin Fair Team!

A huge thank you to our Franklin Fair leaders, Melissa Madden and Maggie Greene, and their wonderful team* for an amazing and successful fair this past weekend! 😃 😊 😁 The smiles on the “Emojis Everywhere” decorations weren’t the only ones; all the kids were running around smiling, laughing andsmiley having a blast at the games, cake walk, rides, photo booth and children’s raffle! Because these ladies and their team stepped up to make sure the fair happened, these smiles will continue throughout the next school year as the fair is the main PTO fundraiser and its success helps to bring great programs to the school and assets to the classrooms. Thank you also to the Franklin community for volunteering at the fair and supporting the fair through your attendance and participation in the silent auction. A big thank you also to Mrs. Mirrione, Ms. Naples and Rodrigo’s team who as always, went above and beyond to help support the PTO’s events.
*Team members: Elizabeth Somerlot, Nicole Abbott (Children’s Raffle), Sarah Fitzsimmons, Andrea Davila (Tobon), Christie Engel (Silent Auction), Leah Enthoven, Liz Orben (Tickets), Sarah Vehap (Decorations), Kathy DePhillips, Betsy Flaim (Cake Walk), Katie Blanco, Katie Gaffney, Kristen Gottstein (Birthday Cube), Jenny Hoffman (Games), MaryEliza McEachan (Face Painting), Jenny Wimsatt (Goldfish), Karen Bowman (Photo Booth), Dan and Jessie O’Brien (Redemption), Stacey Supran (Volunteers)

Calling all 3rd Grade Parents! (and 4th too!)

FS Split F copy-1Some of you may not know this, but in year’s past Franklin has had a musical every other year. This means that historically each child only has one year to be part of the school’s musical (either as a 4th or as a 5th grader). If you would like to see your child have two chances, then we need your help! We have the opportunity to try and have one again next year but to do so, we need 1 more parent to join the core team by the end of May. So far we have three parents who worked on the musical this year so if you join the team, you will not be starting from scratch! It really is an incredible experience for the children, one that I personally would love to see happen next year!! If you are interested, or even just have questions, please email me (Sheila) at smccraith@hotmail.com



Franklin Fair Auctions, Cake Walk & Volunteer Links!


Franklin Fair Volunteers NEEDED! We need more parents to volunteer their time during the Fair hours on Saturday, 10am-2pm. SignUp Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4ea4ac29a64-franklin1 

Visit the Fair website for info on packages and how to buy: +https://www.501auctions.com/franklinelementaryschool/tickets

Calling all Franklin Fair Cake Walk Bakers! Get ready to bake some Emoji Cakes -More details at: https://www.501auctions.com/franklinelementaryschool  

Musical Next Year? May 30th Deadline

SHReKcastcrewDid you love SHReK The Musical J.R.?
Did your child love being in SHReK?
Would you love it if there was a musical again next year?! I would!

There is the opportunity for us to try and have musicals back to back years IF we can get a group of 6 parents together  by the END OF MAY who are committed to supporting the 3 outside professionals responsible for Directing, Production, Choreography, Costumes, Lighting and Sound. We all learned a lot about how to make the process run even smoother next year and have devised a plan that better manages the tasks at hand. A key piece of that plan though is starting soon so email me right now 🙂 (smccraith@hotmail.com) to help create an experience that isn’t just fun for everyone involved, but also:

  • Exposes our children to the arts
  • Brings students together and builds camaraderie
  • Helps develop skills beyond singing and acting like: public-speaking, confidence, teamwork, and more!

Looking forward to working with you,
Sheila Cheney, PTO President

Help Wanted! PTO Vice President, aka “Partner in Crime”

 So you’d like to get more involved in the school, but you’re not sure you’re ready to take the lead role?  Our vice president position has your name written all over it!  You’ll learn the ropes of what the Franklin PTO does and be part of decision making on important issues throughout the year.  You’ll help the president get things done and make things happen – kind of like of a superhero’s sidekick, but without the silly costume.  Be a volunteer superhero today!  Contact Christie Engel, PTO Vice President, cbengel@gmail.com for more information.  nthingudoforchildren

Franklin Movie Night Fun!

A rainy Friday evening couldn’t keep away a gym full of Franklin students, parents, and siblings as they enjoyed the delightful animated movie Sing.  There were blankets and sleeping bags covering every free inch of the gym floor and children dressed in their pajamas ruled the night. The PTO would like to thank Karen Lemme and Betsy Flaim for organizing this fun family event!Singmovienight

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