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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Important Recall Information:  ALL Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) has been recalled due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery. Students at Franklin that use the med have all been notified by Mrs. Zanelli, but families may have siblings and or other family members that may be affected. Read full recall notice HERE.
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https://501auctions.com/franklinelementaryschool/item/31295 Franklin’s PTO is announcing a special online auction for two tickets to the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Grandstand in Herald Square!  The money raised from this auction will be used towards creating a colorful mural for Franklin’s main hall.  These tickets are generously being donated by Amalia Gomez. From the comfort of your seats, you’ll experience the magic and tradition that celebrates America and ushers in the holidays.  The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a true New York experience that is loved by both children and adults! The opening bid for this auction is $200.  The value of the tickets  is priceless because they are not available for sale to the general public.  The auction is now open and will close at 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 8th.  Good luck!
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Have a Birthday, Student-of-the-Week  or other Milestone?  Recognize and honor your child – and benefit the library at the same time – with a ‘Remember Me! Book.’   Each book adds to the permanent collection and comes with a personalized bookplate; class-wide, library-time recognition; and your child’s picture on the wall of honor!! Great for birthdays or any milestone celebration!  Kids love it! Get started at Amazon by clicking on this link: FLIC Wish list.  As an added bonus, books purchased through this link will earn money for the Franklin PTO through our Amazon Affiliate program!  Books will be sent through Amazon directly to the school – just remember to use “Gift Options” to write a message for your dedication.   Questions?  Want to know more about the program? Contact:  Ms. Stochaj (lstochaj@summit.k12.nj.us)  or Mrs. Priscu (npriscu@fc.summit.k12.nj.us)
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Turkey Trot 2015: Fun Run/Walk Date: 11/4/15 Time: 11:50 – 12:30 during school Location: Franklin School Soccer Field – weather permitting Entrance Fee: A non-perishable food, which will be donated to the Junior League (please clearly place your name on it) Bring food in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Join Ms. Stochaj in The Space! Come experience: Challenges: Building with Paper. We will meet in FLIC for 4 weeks: 11/2, 11/9, 11/23, 11/30 at 7:45AM! Open to budding engineers in grades 1-3. Space is limited so sign up now! Click Here to Sign Up!
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Tuesday, November 10th  8:30am-3:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm Wednesday, November 11th  8:30am-3.30pm Book Fair Class Schedule Our annual Book Fair is here!  On Tuesday and Wednesday FLIC will be transformed into a bookshop stocked with a wide selection of books to appeal to all grades through elementary school, and a smaller selection of books for other ages. All children have an opportunity to purchase books at scheduled class times (see link above). Parents are encouraged to come into school to assist their child in choosing books. Just remember to sign in at the School Office!  We particularly encourage parents of younger children to attend the book fair during their child’s classroom visit. Our resident expert, Ms. Loreli Stochaj, and parent volunteers are also on hand to help the children choose suitable books, and in addition, teacher-recommended books, which are clearly labeled. If your schedule doesn’t permit you to attend during the day, we have evening hours on Tuesday, Nov. 10th! See schedule above! So please come to our evening session or support this fundraiser by sending money in with your child for their classroom visit.  There is no spending limit. In addition, our teachers put together a ‘wish list’ of those books that they would be very […]
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LICE:  Please notify the school if your child has lice.  Summit has a nit free policy requiring all nits (eggs) must be removed prior to returning to school.  Students must be checked by their school nurse for clearance in order to return to school. FEVER:  Students should remain home with a fever of 100.0F or higher.  All students are required to be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medications.  If your child is prescribed an antibiotic, a full 24 hours of the medication is required before returning to school. RASHES and/or open or draining sores:  Students are required to have a doctor’s note for clearance to return to school. VOMITING and/or DIARRHEA:  Students must be free from vomiting and diarrhea for a full 24 hours prior to returning to school. Additional information can be found on the Summit Public School website, www.summit.k12.nj.us under the link “Health Services” or on the Franklin Health Office website www.summit.k12.nj.us/~azanelli.
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Calling all Franklin Chess Players!  After a brief hiatus, the FES Chess Team is back!  All interested students will be assessed and ranked.  We will meet 21 times on Fridays from 3:05 – 4:05, with our first meeting is scheduled for November 13.  We will have the opportunity to play exhibition matches with other local elementary schools and will participate in the Summit Elementary Chess Tournament at the end of the school year.  The participation fee for each player is $150, payable to the Franklin PTO.  Send all checks to the Main Office.  (PTO scholarships are available.  Mrs. Mirrione will review all need-based scholarships.)  Due to the high interest level, all payments must be received by November 9th, otherwise your child will be placed on a wait list. In order to participate, please send an email containing you child’s name, class and your cell phone number to clarasjenkins229@gmail.com.  Please indicate in your email if you will be applying for a scholarship.  All parents of players will be expected to volunteer at one session to assist the instructor.
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If you see Amanda Grainger or Stacie Collins on campus, please thank them for their tireless efforts securing unique, entertaining and educational assemblies for our kids.  All grades enjoyed the musical stylings of Brent Daniels in October. The 4th and 5th graders will participate in the Artist in Residence Program, Circus Minimus, this November/December.  Learn more here: circusminimus.com There will also be two other assemblies in 2016.  Thank you ladies!!
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Please read the following letter from Mrs. Mirrione regarding the school schedule for Halloween. You must complete the permission slip for your child to go home during lunch on October 30th: Halloween Letter / Permission Slip
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Franklin School 5th ​Grade Parent Meeting for FIFTH GRADE ACTIVITIES 2015/16 WHEN: After Drop off Friday, October 23rd       WHERE: Cafeteria Come learn about all the amazing activities special to the 5​graders! We’ll talk about what your child/ren will experience, parent involvement, timing, and funding. 5​th Grade Activities Include: *Yearbook *Class Picture DVD *Community Service *Friday Night Blacktop Party *Fab Fifth Graders Display *Field Day Class Picnic *Moving Up Ceremony  *D.A.R.E Graduation *Fiesta Day/Pool Party … and of course, the ever popular Fifth Grade Parent Cocktail Party! Please contact us with questions or if you would like to volunteer to chair an activity. Fifth Grade Activity Co­Chairs: Dawne Hausman dawnehausman@verizon.net and Cara Heary ctalty28@gmail.com
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Is your 5th grader helping with Recycling Team? Please complete this form:http://goo.gl/forms/R4avgDN22a
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Join SOCKTOBER at FRANKLIN… THIS WEEK!   1) MISFIT SOCK DAY – Friday, Oct. 23rd Join the national event!  Wear mismatched socks for the day to celebrate what makes you different and unique.  It’s a fun and visible way to take a stand against bullying! 2) SOCK DRIVE – Now through Fri, Oct 23rd  Donate new men’s socks for Bridges Outreach; spread kindness (and warm, dry feet!) to the homeless.  This small gesture can make a real difference to these individuals! Join the celebration!  Mark your calendar!  Talk to your kids!  This is a great conversation starter!  Please take a moment to discuss with your kids WHY we’re doing this and WHAT IT MEANS … how to be proud and accepting of differences … what gratitude means … how/why communities help those less fortunate.  Encourage them to read the attached page and get involved! Sponsored by Franklin Girl Scouts as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. Learn more:  Socktober at Franklin Million Misfit Sock March:  www.misfituniversity.com Socktober (Kid President):  www.happysocktober.com
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It’s Not Too Late To Join – PTO Membership is at 67%!!! Thank you to the 169 families who have joined the PTO and have sent in their PTO Membership Dues. That means 65% of Franklin families have joined. We appreciate the support! To those of you who have not yet joined (we still have over 80 families), please join and support Franklin School as so many of these other families have done. Every little bit helps when it comes to supporting and enriching our children’s education. Ways to pay your dues: Click on the Join the PTO link located at www.franklinparents.com to pay your dues online via Paypal – Join the PTO.  Or send in cash or a check in the PTO envelope and send back to your child’s teacher, or give your $10 dues to your class parent at your class social.  Any contribution over the $10 dues amount is greatly appreciated. How do your dues help? Your PTO dues cover programs in our school such as author visits, stability balls, library books, art in the classroom, our cultural arts program and much more.  Your contributions directly impact your children. Any questions, please contact PTO Membership chair, Jennifer […]
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**Date changed to October 28th due to 1st grade Parent Social** Do you love to throw a good party?  Are planning menus and decorations up your alley?  If so, let us know!  Do you have a child who has been able to take advantage of the Middle School iPad initiative or the High School Chrome Book initiative?  Has your child enjoyed the visits of authors Melissa Stewart and Patricia Polacco?  Have they come home excited about the classical music they have listened to in their classroom or mention how they have enjoyed the stability balls or rolling desks?  These grants were all funded by SEF. Every year, the Summit Education Foundation asks an elementary school (on a rotating basis) to host their ONLY fundraiser of the year, the SEF Casino Night.  This year is Franklin’s turn.  Please come to an “open house” on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm, at the home of Clara Jenkins, to learn more about SEF, Casino Night, what is realistically involved, time-lines etc.  This is an information meeting only and you will not be asked to volunteer that evening (I promise!).  We know you will need some time to digest the information and then make an […]
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