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Monthly Archives: November 2014

  In September, we shared with parents an introduction to the new report card prepared by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Julie Glazer.  The first marking period will end soon and report cards will be going home on December 12.  As such, we thought it timely to repost Dr. Glazer’s introduction.  For your review, below are links to her communication with copies of sample report cards for each grade.  When you receive your child’s report card, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school.  Thank you.   Report Card Letter from Julie Glazer Parent Report Card Packet 1st Grade Report Card 2nd Grade Report Card 3rd Grade Report Card 4th Grade Report Card 5th Grade Report Card    
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For the latest information on the construction at Franklin, please click on the link: Construction Updates   For the Week of November 17-21, the following was completed: *Completed subgrade preparation for slab. *Completed conduit and wiring for relocation of VFD’s and EF controls in boiler room. *Continued submittal process. For the Week of November 24-28, the following was to be completed: *Concrete pour for slab on grade is scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th. *Pre-erection meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th. *Pour concrete footings for elevator pit. *Continue submittal process.  
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The 4th and 5th Grade Holiday Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 3rd.
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Shop Amazon anytime and support Franklin….Just click on the AMAZON LOGO at the right of the website and begin shopping!    
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Target offers “Take Charge of Education” where a Target REDcard customer can designate Franklin Elementary to receive 1% of their REDcard purchases online and in stores. Simply open a Target credit card account or use your existing REDcard credit card to make purchases at Target. Once Franklin is linked to your card you will be earning money for Franklin automatically each time you use your REDcard. Franklin already has 29 parents signed up and we have earned $4,800 to date.  Please help us to earn so much more this year. An added bonus for Target REDcard holders is that you receive a 5% discount each time you use your REDcard online at Target and in Target stores. We have made it super easy to designate Franklin as your donations school. Click on the Target REDcard logo located on the ride side of the website and you will automatically be directed to the Target website to either open up a new Target REDcard account or use your existing Target REDcard account to assign Franklin as your designated school to earn money for your purchases. You can also click here to Designate Franklin as your Donation School on your Target REDcard. Questions? […]
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Do you have a fourth or fifth grader who has an electronic reading device? Would you like  your child to learn how to take eBooks out from the Summit Free Public Library? On Friday, November 21st Ann Marie, the youth librarian, will make two presentations in FLIC. Both are during recess (11:30 and 11:50) Announcements will be made to the students to inform them of this opportunity.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall Box tops Collection contest. The children’s enthusiastic participation was evident. Students from EVERY class in the school contributed and, as a result, a total of 4,582 Box tops were collected in less than 2 months. That’s $458.20 in FREE money for our school! And, of course, a HUGE congratulations to Ms. Langborgh’s 5th Graders (5L) and Mr. Sleven’s 2nd Graders (2SL) for bringing in the most Box tops. It was such a close race that Mr. Gil is rewarding both classes with pizza parties. And remember: the next contest begins…right NOW! Any Box tops turned in between now and February 23, 2015, will be counted toward the next pizza party contest, so please continue to clip and submit those Box tops! To see a full list of participating products, visit www.boxtops4education.com. To download collection sheets, please click here for Box Tops Collection Sheet. To answer any questions, please contact Rebecca Levington (rgardyn@hotmail.com).
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Concerned Parents of Summit will be presenting “no voting in our public schools” at the Common Council meeting on Monday, November 17th, 7:30 pm at City Hall. Your attendance and support at this meeting will help our case. Please sign the “NO VOTING IN SCHOOLS” petition. See details below from “Concerned Parents of Summit”- In doing our research on finding new voting sites for the next election, we found out that the trailers that Franklin School uses are leased, and those leases will be terminated in September 2015 (or when construction is completed).  After that date, the trailers will be returned and voting will resume inside Franklin School, most likely in the gym.  We wanted to give you this info in the event that you were not aware, since this would directly impact the safety of the kids at Franklin. Mr. Gil let us know that a few parents from Franklin will be attending the presentation to Common Council on the 17th.  We are so thankful for the support, and wanted to let you know that we have several lawn signs left if any parents would like one. We’re also in our final push to reach 1,000 signatures in support […]
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Dear Franklin Families,  Thank you for a great Halloween Parade! Sincerely, The Franklin School Staff Halloween Parade at Franklin October 31, 2014  
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