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Franklin Elementary PTO

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2016- 2017 School Supply List All Grades

If you did not purchase a Schoolkidz supply kit, for the complete list of supplies, please click here 2016-2017 Supply Lists All Grades PDF    

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Volunteer Positions for 2016/2017

It takes a lot of helping hands to make every event happen at Franklin School. Please consider volunteering for one or more of the following PTO Committees. Fill out this Google Form or contact Betsy Flaim at elizabethflaim@yahoo.com or 917-612-2016 with any questions or to indicate interest.  “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”~Elizabeth Andrew  

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F.L.I.C. Year in Review

Looking Back at 2015-2016 Total Circulations: 29,080 Volunteers who help each week to check out  and shelve books: 16 amazing parents Opened The Space- a corner of the library where we can all create- established monthly challenges Morning Clubs: Decorate the Space, Getting to Know Ben Franklin, Make a Bookmark, Paper Challenges, Gardeners, Scratch, Lego Mindstorms, Tuesday Morning Group- Tweets, iMovie, Recycle Team Lunch Clubs: 2nd grade Book Club, 3rd Grade Book Club- twice, Interview Club, Postcard Club, iMovie, Scratch, Poetry Writing, Animal Research, Honoring Franklin Hosted 2 Author Visits: (Thanks to our very generous PTO) grades 1 and 2 Daniel Kirk, grades 3-5 Lauren Tarshis, SEF Grant Materials being used this year: Lego Mindstorms, Bee Bots, Playaways, Growing Station Hour of Code for the entire school Grades 1 and 2 participated in awarding the Irma Black Award for the best picture book Grades 3 and 4 participated in awarding the the Cook Prize which honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book Coordinated the Dictionary Project with the New Providence- Summit Rotary Club for grade 3 Read Across America- helped organized guests from the community to come read to each class School Library Month Reading Challenge Over 70 Remember Me Books Donated- Thank You to all who donated Weekly classes for all learners Thanks everyone for a great year. Look for clubs to start in September.

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Boys Soccer Camp

Come train with the Summit High’s Varsity Boys Soccer Coaching Staff and Varsity Players! The Hilltopper Boys Soccer Camp is coordinated by Ashley Sularz (SHS Varsity Boys Soccer Coach), the HS Coaching staff, and the Summit High School Varsity Boys Soccer Team. Who: Boys entering 3rd-8th Grades When: Monday, August 29th through Wednesday, August 31st 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Place: Wilson Fields Corner of Oakley & Springfield (Behind the Primary Center / Board of Ed. offices) Cost: $100 for 3 days or $40 a day (All proceeds benefit the SHS Boys Soccer Program) SHS Boys Soccer Camp Form

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Musical Meeting

It's Musical Time!  Please join us this Friday, June 17th at 8:30 am in the cafeteria for an exciting update on next year's musical as well as next steps, such as getting volunteers for the Musical Committee. All those interested in being a part of this memorable event but can not attend, please email Sheila at smccraith@hotmail.com 

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PTO Survey

PTO Survey for a Successful 2016-2017 School Year Help us, Help You! We want to make next year as wonderful as possible from a PTO perspective;  help us do so by taking this brief survey to let us know what you want us to do (or don't do!)  Thank you and have a great summer! http://goo.gl/forms/1h3tiyo45uhSZBht2

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Franklin Chess Club

Congratulations to the Franklin Chess Club! Our top 10 chess players attended the Summit Elementary Chess Tournament held at Lincoln Hubbard last week. There were over 40 participants from 4 elementary schools.  Our students gave a great fight against the other schools and placed 3rd! Tournament Results: 1st place Lincoln, 2nd place Washington, 3rd place Franklin, 4th place Brayton Over all a great tournament experience!!! Is your child interested in joining our chess club?  Our Grand Master Errol Singh will be offering chess lessons at the Library over the summer to get them prepared for next year! Thursdays (10 weeks) from 4:30-5:30; Fridays (10 weeks) from 3:30-4:30; Sundays (TBA) Please contact him directly to sign up: errol.singh@gmail.com or 908-205-1044

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Summer Reading Challenge

This week during library for grades 1-4 the Stochaj Summer Reading Challenge was explained. For grades 1-3, I challenge our readers to read 10 books. For grade 4, I challenge our readers to read 4 books from 4 different genres. Attached you will find the sheets that were given to each reader just in case it gets lost. I also told all of the children that their list could just be on a piece of paper. List are due in September! Please have your child turn it into me by Friday, September 16th. Happy reading! Ms. Stochaj Librarian 1st-3rd Grade Reading Challenge 4th Grade Reading Challenge

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Message from the Nurse

This is a reminder to please pick up your child’s medication currently held in the Health Office prior to the end of the school year. EpiPens and inhalers should remain in the health office and be picked up as close to the last day of school as possible.  Schools are not permitted to give medication to students to carry home and the school is required by law to destroy any medication not claimed at the end of the school year.  All remaining medication will be discarded by10 am on June 22nd. Please note that new EpiPen and inhaler forms/doctor orders are required at the start of each school year.  Please return completed paperwork to Franklin School PRIOR to the first day of school. EpiPen forms, medication administration forms and asthma treatment plans are located on the district website, www.summit.k12.nj.us under the “resources” tab. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns. Have a safe and healthy summer! Ann Zanelli, RN, CPNP, CSN Franklin School Nurse

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Mission Santa Maria

Dear Summit Families, As many of you are aware, Ecuador is going through very difficult times due to the recent earthquakes over the past month. The effects of these earthquakes have stretched worldwide, even reaching families of our own community. The Hispanic Parent Association of LCJSMS together with the LCJSMS PTO and Spanish teacher, Tim Margiotta, have decided to coordinate a community effort to aid those affected by these disasters. In particular, we will lend financial support to the non-profit organization, Mission Santa Maria (www.MissionSantaMaria.com), that in the last month has received more than 45 orphans from the areas hit by the quakes. In addition, we will join forces with St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Summit to send needed items to Ecuador at the end of this month. We ask for your help and participation. To make a monetary donation, please donate online or submit cash or a check written to Mission Santa Maria or the LCJSMS PTO and deliver to any school main office (put Mission Santa Maria fundraiser in the memo). If you would like to contribute items, the attached flyer lists the items needed and the details of the drop-off. The fundraiser will run Monday, June 13th through Friday June 17th. Thank you advance for your support of our friends in Ecuador, LCJSMS Hispanic Parent Association Mission Santa Maria Fundraising Campaign - Final

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