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Franklin Elementary PTO


Monthly Archives: June 2017

2017/2018 School Supply Lists Click on the link below for the school supplies needed for each grade.  All supplies should be sent into school with your child on the first day. Have a safe and relaxing summer! Contact Christie Engel (cbengel@gmail.com) with any questions. 1st Grade Supply List  2nd Grade Supply List  3rd Grade Supply List 4th Grade Supply List 5th Grade Supply List 
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Sign-ups are available NOW through June 30th SIGN UPGenius HERE  Being a Class Parent is a fun and rewarding way to help your child and their classmates and support our school’s teachers. Responsibilities include:  Organizing back to school night and a beginning of the year parent social  Collecting and managing class dues and arranging for teacher gifts  Planning class parties  Working with your class to staff Franklin Fair volunteer slots  Contributing to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the Spring and  Serving as a teacher-parent liaison as needed. We are thankful for all parent volunteers and will make as many placements as we can based on the priorities you give us on the form, but assignments are on a first come, first serve basis, so GO TO THE LINK TODAY! There can be gaps in coverage for some classes (we look for 3 Class Parents per class) so even if you are on the fence or want to volunteer only if there is a need in your child’s class please sign up and indicate that you’re “willing.” We’ll hold your name in reserve. We’ll be in touch with assignments only after the classrooms are announced […]
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  2017 Summer Reading Challenge Grades 1 and 2  2017 Summer Reading Challenge Grade 3 2017 Summer Reading Challenge Grade 4
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Here are some things to celebrate from the past year. Loreli Stochaj, School Librarian Number of books checked out: 29,200 YEAH!!! Morning Clubs: Green Team, Library Pages, Techies, Gardeners, Maker Madness, Paper Challenges Lunch Time Clubs: Battle of the Books, Coding, Animal Research, Book Clubs, Bee Bots Two Author Visits: Todd Parr (Thanks to a tweet! that won his visit) Audrey Vernick (thank you PTO) Hour of Code Maker Week Book Fair Two Book Swaps! Remember Me Donations – this year we received 75 books from very generous families New BIG glorious rug for all students to enjoy- thank you PTO. Two book carts to be used when classes share resources- thank you PTO. *SEF Grant Related Activities in FLIC: Battle of the Books, Bee Bots, STEAM in the Library using Ozobots and Squishy Circuits Looking forward to 2017-2018…. just so you can start thinking! Battle of the Books for grades 4 and 5- Thanks to the SEF Coding with Bee Bots and Ozobots Making connections between books and singing- Thanks to the SEF And Much Much More!
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Thank you to our generous Franklin community who baked, bought, and volunteered at the bake sale in honor of Detective Tarentino.  The sale was a huge success raising $2,608!!!  But wait, we didn’t stop there.  With a table full of leftovers, we brought them into town and continued the bake sale outside of Starbucks…. raising an additional $1,134.  That makes our grand total donation to the PAL Tarentino family fund = $3,742.  A big thank you to Katie Darcy, Jenny Birch and Sheila Cheney who organized the bake sale at Franklin.  A special thank you to Jessica O’Neill, Melissa Cooper, Alejandra Armijo, Katie Darcy, Line Barlow and Christie Engel who helped extend the bake sale into town.  In the true spirit of Officer Matt we shared the remaining baked goods with the police station, the fire house and the senior housing center.
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Dear Franklin Families, I want to take a moment to thank you for having me as your PTO President this past year! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many more of you and seeing all that the PTO achieved this year thanks to your generosity in volunteer time and donations. This year together the PTO and Franklin Community (teachers included!) made the following happen: – New Falcon Footprints walkways and front yard landscaping (bye, bye mud!) – New Swing sets which added both more color and swings to our playground; New “Franklin” branded benches forthcoming too! – New gym mats to replace the very old ones currently hanging on the walls; New “Franklin” branded mat underneath the stage to bring school spirit -coming end of this summer – Hiring of outside company to help with incredible SHReK the Musical JR! – Emojis invasion for the incredibly successful Franklin Fair which sets us up for a fantastic 2017-2018 school year – Painting of the colorful US Map and games on the blacktop – 4 Assemblies, 2 Authors Visits and monthly Art in the Classroom – Purchase of American Flags for all classrooms, New Book Bags for students, and other items for classrooms – Fun Community Building School Events: 1st Back to School BBQ, Book Fair, Holiday Shop, Movie […]
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The entire Summit community has been devastated by the untimely passing of Detective Matthew Tarentino.  Franklin School is hosting a bake sale this Friday, June 9 at 3:00pm on the front lawn to show our love and support to the Tarentino family.  100% of proceeds will go to the fund created by the Summit PAL. LINK We need bakers/buyers to donate treats and others to donate time to make this bake sale a success.Please sign up using the sign up genius link – SIGN UP GENIUS LINK All goods can be dropped off at school between 2:15 and 2:45 on Friday or earlier on the porch at 52 Blackburn Place. Please send your kids to school with money on Friday to purchase baked items after school. Thank you for your support and thank you Detective Tarentino for your honor, commitment, selflessness and for being an amazing role model for our children.
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