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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Homework Help for K-8 Students The Y Teen Tutor Club provides students in elementary and middle school the opportunity to obtain assistance with homework, practice basic skills, or help in studying for an upcoming test.  When possible, a student will reassigned to a high school tutor, based on grade level and the academic subject he/she needs the most assistance with. WHEN: Wednesdays TIME: 3:45-4:45pm WHERE: Summit Library COST: FREE Starts March 23rd!! For more information, please contact: Julie Wagenblast, Youth & Teen Director julie.wagenblast@thesay.org or 908-273-3330 x 1140
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New this year… our silent auction is going online with 501Auctions!  No more hovering over bid sheets, you’ll be able to place all bids on your phone or computer. We need your help to gather unique and interesting prizes!  We are looking for anything you may be able to donate including: Sports tickets, Entertainment tickets, Autographed items, Gift baskets, Gift cards, Monetary donations Please complete form below and drop in the collection box in the main lobby or email Silent Auction co-chairs Christie Engel (cbengel@gmail.com) or Marzia Venturin (marziav@me.com) with anything you can donate. Silent Auction Flyer
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Dear Franklin Community, Just to update you on the Ms. Stochaj Read Across America Challenge 2016. This year we had 149 students and 17 adults (staff and parents) participate. I am hoping next year we can have even more participants. Working as a team one class had 100% participation. Congrats to 5W! In the corner of F.L.I.C. we have an area called ‘The Space.’ This is an area to create, build, and investigate monthly challenges. I have an idea for a challenge for the end of the year BUT I need your help. Please save egg cartons for us and send them in with your child. Thank you. So are you asking yourself why your child has 6 library books? It is because the Summit Free Public LIbrary is renovating the children’s section. I wanted to be sure your children had enough to read. Sincerely, Lorelei Stochaj, School Librarian
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Minion coloring pages were in the Wednesday folders for students in 1st through 3rd grade. If your child would like to color them and return them to his or her teacher, we will use them to decorate for the Franklin Fair. If you have any questions please email melissamaddenfamily@gmail.com.
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We are holding a Schoola Clothing Drive Friday, April 1st  Simply by cleaning your closets, you can help us raise funds for our school. Here is how: Fill a bag with gently used kids and women’s clothes (clean clothing in new or gently-used condition, originally selling for $15 or more), and bring to school on Friday, April 1st. Donations will be accepted in the cafeteria during Movie Night. *What to Donate: Clean, like new or nearly new baby, children, teen and women’s clothing originally retailing for $15 or more, top and well-known brands, shoes (no scuffs or smell), boots, women’s handbags and accessories, coats, hats, scarves and gloves/mittens, halloween costumes *What Not to Donate: men’s clothing unless teen appropriate, originally sold for less than $15, signs of wear, socks and undergarments, missing labels, altered clothing, offensive language or content You can also order a free donation bag, follow our progress and spread the word to family and friends through our Schoola web page http://bit.ly/FESchoola (case sensitive). The more people that know about us, the more we benefit! Schoola will sort, photograph and sell our clothing at their online store and give 40% of the proceeds after shipping to our school! Visit www.schoola.com to learn […]
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The golf program is full but there are still spots open for Tennis Enrichment! Program Details for Tennis: Dates: Mondays 4/18 – 5/23 (6 weeks) Time: 3:15pm – 4:15pm Who: All 1st – 3rd grade students. Class max is 16. Location: Gym Cost:$125/child Register online: WWW.UNIONCOUNTY.PLAYTGA.COM For full details: Golf Flyer  Tennis Flyer
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March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. We all know him because of his great books. So in honor of Dr. Seuss I have this challenge for you. – Lorelei Stochaj, Franklin School Librarian Join our Wall of Readers Dear Adults- Staff, Parents, Neighbors, Grandparents, During the month of March read two things- see the choices below. When you complete your reading email me. Include your name, your relationship to Franklin, what two things you read, and a picture of yourself. Then I will add you to our Wall of Readers. (lstochaj@summit.k12.nj.us) Happy Reading! Reread an old favorite (this could be a book you read to your children) Read an adult book Read a children’s chapter book Read a magazine Read three blog entries Read 10 emails “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss
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Are you looking for a fun, engaging way to talk to your 3rd grader about Math? Come to one of the SEF sponsored Family Math Nights on March 24th or March 31st! Mrs. McCue and Mrs. Watson will be leading a night of interactive math activities that range from geometry to computation, and everything in between. To sign-up, please complete the form below and submit. The last day to sign-up will be Friday March 18th. Sign Up Form
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What is Scratch? Check it out: https://scratch.mit.edu All 4th graders are welcome to join us. We meet Monday lunches at 11:30AM in FLIC. We will be coding, exploring, creating, and working together. No experience needed. This club is limited to 20 coders. Please complete the form by Sunday, March 13th. Thanks! I’ve invited you to fill out the form 4th Grade Scratch Club starting Monday, March 14th!. To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p1ek3xuljUcRTLZK0E-8x5H7FSYOJfXrDrQX0mwt2NE/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
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5th Grade Parents… your child is off to middle school next year and the staff at LCJSMS and Franklin will make sure they are fully prepared for this transition.  But what about you?  On Friday, April 1st, while your children are enjoying the PTO-sponsored Minions in the gym, come hang out in the cafeteria and talk to parents of current LCJSMS students about the real nitty-gritty of the middle school, including STOKES, drop-off, cafeteria, etc.  There will be several parents on hand as we all have our own experiences.  There will also be a few current LCJSMS students happy to chat about their experiences to date.  Hope to see you then!
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Please join us on Friday April 1 at 6:30pm for Family Movie Night featuring Minions! This event is free for all families. Movie will be shown in the gym.  Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on and feel free to wear pajamas!  Popcorn and water will be available for sale.  Everyone is welcome to bring their own nut free snacks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to Sue Flannery Huffman flannery_susan@yahoo.com if you will attend so that we can plan accordingly. Sponsored by the Franklin PTO
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