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Monthly Archives: January 2015

  LAST CHANCE for 4th Graders to register for this outstanding event–Don’t miss this opportunity! 4th Grade Family Tech Night, Wednesday, February 25th, 6:30-8:30pm Fourth Graders and their Parents/ Guardians, please Join Us For Family Technology Night! Family Technology is a project funded by the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF).  It is being offered at all of the elementary schools this year.   Mrs. Douglas and Ms. Stochaj will be hosting two sessions for fourth grade children who will be accompanied by at least one of their parents/guardians.  We will meet in the Franklin Library (PLEASE NO SIBLINGS). Program Objectives: *Parents will become familiar with the fourth grade curriculum in technology. *Participants will have hands on experiences using district software and programs. (Scratch, Enigmo, Pixie, Google Docs) *Parents and children will participate jointly in learning activities. If you are interested in participating in Family Technology Night, please complete the registration form and register before Feb. 25th, by clicking on this link: Registration Form
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Franklin Fair Children’s Raffle Form Thanks so much and we’ll see you at the Fair! Please email Stephanie Beardsley with any questions: sjbeardsley@gmail.com.
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   High School Musical Jr Tickets For Sale Get your tickets to see the Franklin School Production of High School Musical Jr.! Congratulations to 4th grader and member of the HSM cast, Aakash Karlekar, who has won the HSM poster contest and whose beautiful artwork is featured on the poster and playbill for HSM. Great job, Aakash! Show Times: Friday        February 6th     7:00pm Saturday   February 7th      11:00am Saturday    February 7th     5:00pm Sunday       February 8th    2:00pm Link to Purchase Tickets for High School Musical Jr. Please direct questions to franklinschoolplay@gmail.com.
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  To order tickets online, or make a donation to the SHS theater program, go to www.showtix4u.comor visit the SPARC Box Office. Questions pertaining to ticket purchases should be directed to: Summitshstheater@gmail.com.
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Activities during the week of January 12, 2015 – January 16, 2015 Franklin Elementary School Construction Update ·Continued installation of structural steel and metal decking. ·Completed subgrade prep at new entrance near elevator addition. ·Completed concrete pour of footings at new entrance near elevator addition. ·Continued construction of mock up panel for masonry. ·Continued submittal process.
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On January 20, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Julie Glazer, presented PARCC details to parents. Please click the link below to view her powerpoint presentation: Dr. Glazer’s PARCC Presentation
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Thank you to all the students who helped raise money for the American Heart Association last year (2013-2014).  Our school goal was $5,000.00 and we raised $7,334.70!!! This was a new Franklin School record!!! The most money we ever raised prior to this was in 2005-2006 when we raised $4,576.00.  Our top fund raiser was Katya Wardle $895.00, the second highest fund raiser was Nathan Yarnall $475.00, the third highest fund raiser was Amy Potasiewisz $290.00.  1M had the most participants so they won the extra PE period with me! This year’s annual Jump Rope for Heart Event will be held during PE classes the week of February 9th through the 13th.  Fund raising is optional, however all students will have the opportunity to participate in the fun during PE classes! Please consider donating a small amount to the American Heart Association – the money raised goes to develop research for chronic heart conditions and it also helps families of children who were born with heart defects. Our deadline for envelopes and online donations will be February 13, 2015. Another benefit of participating in Jump Rope for Heart is that Franklin School PE department receives $100.00 in gift certificates for […]
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Collection box outside the franklin school main office & at all the Sweeney todd shows (March 4-7 performances)
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  Dear Families of Franklin Students, The winter season usually brings its share of illnesses including the usual coughs, colds and the occasional virus or illness. Recently, there have been some cases of the flu and a potential fever virus impacting children in our school. With that in mind, we would like to remind you of our efforts to keep the Franklin healthy with the following simple 4C’s… •        Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing •        Clean your hands often and well •        Care for the ill at home •        Communicate with the school nurse Let me take this opportunity to review some guidelines of when to keep your child home from school… Unless they are fever for the past 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or equivalent medication Vomiting or diarrhea that has not resolved Strep throat until antibiotics have been given for 24 hours Conjunctivitis (pink eye) until treatment has been given for 24 hours and there is no further drainage from the eyes A severe cold accompanied by constant runny nose or frequent coughing Remember a student must be able to cover his cough and properly use tissues to avoid spreading his illness […]
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In an effort to help parents better understand the new PARCC testing, scheduled for this spring, Dr. Julie Glazer and the administration will host an information night for grades 3 through 8 on Tuesday evening, January 20, 2015 at 7pm at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Information will be available regarding the testing schedule, an overview of what to expect, details about the assessments at each level, and a look at sample test questions. An information night for high school parents will be held on Friday, February 13 at 9am at Summit High School.
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Speak Up Summit, formed in 1995, are advocates for the city’s public schools and they are a partnership of local community leaders, business owners and concerned citizens who believe that an excellent public school system is vital to the well-being of the entire community. –REGULAR Speak Up Summit Meeting, Tues. Jan. 20, 8:30am, 175 Colonial Road, Summit. –STATE OF THE DISTRICT MEETING: Speak Up Summit’s annual discussion with the Administration and the Board of Education will be held on Saturday, February 7 at 9:00 am at Marco Polo restaurant. 9-9:30 meet and greet, program begins at 9:30. This is an informal discussion. No set agenda, but expect to discuss the “hot items” impacting the district now such as PARCC testing, Common Core, budgeting, teacher contracts, full-day kindergarten, block scheduling, construction projects and much more. Please support Speak Up Summit! You may bring your annual donation to the meeting. They always accept membership dues on their website by paypal at www.speakupsummit.org Please spread the word. They have moved the venue out of our members’ home and into the restaurant because, happily, this is a well-attended meeting and needed more space. Any questions, please contact President of Speak Up Summit, Melanie Wilson […]
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Activities during the Week of Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015 *Continued installation of structural steel and metal decking. *Continued subgrade prep at new entrance near elevator addition. *Continued construction of mock up panel for masonry. *Continued submittal process.
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There will be an orientation for fifth graders who will be attending LCJSMS next year on– Tuesday, January 27th (snow date: Feb. 3rd) Main Gym at LCJSMS 7:30pm Parents will preview the sixth grade program and meet the staff.  A program of studies booklet will be distributed to parents attending the program. Please click on the link below for upcoming events for incoming sixth graders: Schedule of Events for Incoming Sixth Graders.
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