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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by January 13, 2016, 4:00 PM Applications received after this time will not be accepted. Lottery Drawing:  January 14, 2016, 2:00 P.M. at the Board of Education Conference Room, 14 Beekman Terrace  Parents are welcome to attend the drawing on January 14th at  the Board of Education Conference Room at 2:00 p.m. PreK Lottery Application 2016 SP PreK Lottery Application 2016
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Now that the colder days have arrived, our lost and found racks and bins are overflowing! If your child is missing a sweater, a coat, or something else, please send a note to your child’s teacher to help your child find the missing item. The Lost and Found is located by the side entrance of the gym, next to the exit to the playground. Please don’t forget to label all your children’s clothing, so the lost items can be easily returned to your child. All items that are not claimed will be donated to the Junior League of Summit. If you have any questions contact Isabel Ribeiro at isabel.ribeirony@gmail.com
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This program offers free dental services to children ages 12 and under who otherwise would not be able to afford it.   Appointments fill up fast, call asap! GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY
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Franklin’s Student Council is sponsoring a Pajama and Book Drive for the Pajama Program.  Please bring in your donation by Thursday, December 17th. PJ Charity Drive Flyer
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Are you a third grader? — Do you love art SO much that… you wish art class was twice a week instead of just once? — Would you like to make art during one of your lunch/recess periods every week? Then this is the choice for you! Ms. Bruns will offer art club as an optional activity for interested third graders during Friday lunch recess periods. We will meet in the art room at 11:30 where you will be invited to bring and eat your lunch. After eating, we will participate in a teacher directed activity. Some projects might include drawing, crafts, painting, or 3D projects. We will meet on 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12. An announcement will be made as a reminder. Please sign up by Monday, December 21st. Class limit is 20. Students who already participated in the art club may not sign up again. Google Doc Sign Up
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3rd Grade Postcard Lunch Club Does your child have an interest in geography? Can our club get a postcard from all 50 states? That will be our goal. We will also learn about the states by doing research! Postcard Lunch Club will meet on Tuesday 1/5 and 1/19 and Wednesday 1/27, 2/3, and 2/10. Children will eat and work in FLIC. The club is limited to 20 children. Sign up ends December 23rd. Please click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/nHrtTqHZcb   4th Grade iMovie Lunch Club 2 Have your child learn how to make an iMovie. I will host this club on Mondays in FLIC- 1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29. Children will meet in FLIC at 11:30 AM then eat in the cafeteria. The club is limited to 20 children. Sign up ends December 23rd. Please click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/vsOjXS2Oao   5th Grade Honoring Our School Lunch Club In this club we will be figuring out how to turn the front showcase into a Franklin School Mini-Museum. I will host this club on Fridays in FLIC- 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26. We will meet in FLIC at 11:50 after the children have eaten lunch. […]
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Full Day Kindergarten Lottery applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now available. Full Day Kindergarten in Summit is tuition and lottery based. Yearly tuition is $7175.00, with discounted rates if you quality for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program.  If you have or know of a child who will be eligible to attend kindergarten next year (age 5 by October 1, 2016 and a Summit resident at the time of the lottery drawing) and are interested in attending the full day kindergarten program, please complete the attached application. Return the completed application to Wilson Primary Center Main Office, 14 Beekman Terrace, no later than December 16, 2015 at 4 PM.  Lottery numbers will be assigned by drawing at the Board of Education Board Office, 14 Beekman Terrace, at 1:30 PM on December 17, 2015.  English Application Spanish Application
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Hour of Code is coming to Franklin School. While the rest of the world will be experiencing the Hour of Code the week of December 7th, we have so much happening at Franklin School that we will participate during the week of December 14th. During library class everyone at Franklin will get to try some computer science activities. Check them out at code.org BUT try not to let your children see the website so we can experience it for the first time together. Your child will receive a bookmark stating what each grade level tried in library class!
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Would your child like to do some animal researching the library with Ms. Stochaj? We will explore animals that live in Ethiopia. Hopefully we will be able to Skype with a former Franklin student who is a photographer for National Geographic who was just in Ethiopia. We will eat in FLIC on 12/15, 12/22, 1/5, 1/19, and 1/26. An announcement will be made each time. Please sign up by Monday, December 14th. Class limit is 20. Click Here to Sign Up
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The Franklin Fair planning committee will have their first meeting in January and there are still a few open positions: Games Committee – Responsible for setting up 10 games in the gym and contracting with Fun Services for outside inflatables. Children’s Raffle Committee– Responsible for collecting monetary donations from Franklin community, purchasing toys, and wrapping in baskets. Birthday Cube Committee – Responsible for purchasing stuffed animal prizes for the game. Please contact Fair Co-Chairs Rachel Callahan rachelrcallahan@verizon.net or Esther McNulty minaanddouglas@gmail.com for more information.
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