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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Mosaic Project  Franklin’s Artist in Residence program is complete!  Every child at the school had a hand in creating this beautiful mosaic that now transforms our schools’ entryway into a brighter, happier space.  It’s an amazing work of art that we can all be proud of!  A big thank you to artist Joshua Winer for guiding our students through the mosaic process along with help from our talented art teachers Ms. Bass and Mr. Mendez.  The PTO would also like to thank parent Amalia Gomez-Micone, for her support and personal fundraising and SEF for the generous grant. Parents are encouraged to view the mosaic during the week of parent teacher conferences (Nov 6-8) as well as Parent Visitation Day on Nov 7th.
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Dear Teachers and Parents, This year’s Turkey Trot (walk-a-thon) is scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2017. This year, students will walk/jog as a grade level during their scheduled special period, rather than as an entire school. Teachers are welcomed to join in the fun! Please remind your children to wear sneakers for this special day! Students who wish to donate food can bring in their non-perishable item on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, November 6th- 8th. All food donations should be labeled with the student’s name and class and then delivered to the cafeteria first thing in the morning or during scheduled PE times.  Students should place their food donations on the table with their grade level posted on it, for example – Grade 1 places their food on Table 1, Grade 2 on Table 2, Grade 3 on Table 3 etc., the grade who donates the most food will be awarded an extra PE class! This year all food will be donated to St. Teresa’s and will support families in need for Thanksgiving and into the New Year! Please consider sending in item(s) from the list below! Looking forward to another successful event, Mrs. Laura Burr Turkey Trot Schedule: Period […]
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Musical Registration Forms Due October 30th 4th and 5th Grade Families… In case you missed it, the Beauty and the Beast JR. Informational Packet for details on the Workshop, Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsals, the Show, Parent Commitment, our New Rehearsal Policy and How to Register can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1paxwM6Xw_cVQC45HHq35FI5ac4nIMdS87VZ7fbdITfQ/edit?usp=sharing Forms and Fees are due OCTOBER 30th.  Please make sure to fill out all of the necessary forms (as explained in the packet) and pay all of the relevant fees.  *** If your child is doing the Workshop AND Cast/Crew you must complete both the Workshop Form and the relevant Cast/Crew Form *** If you have difficulties opening the files, please contact FranklinElementaryMusical@gmail.com  Looking forward to a Beauty-full experience, Your Musical Team
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The Franklin Fair is Saturday, April 28th and we still need some help to make the magic happen! We are looking for a few parents to help Chair/Co-Chair two important Committees: FOOD & REDEMPTION. We encourage parents to sign up for Committees with friends – it’s much more fun that way! The Food Committee works with local restaurants like Starbucks, Batavia, Tito’s Burritos and more to secure food for sale the day of the Fair. These places are all too willing to help, so it’s just a matter of making phone calls, a trip to Costco and setting up the day of the Fair. The Redemption Committee secures those fun little prizes all the kids LOVE to win after playing the Fair Games. If you like shopping Oriental Trading, etc, this is the job for you. Requires some time to place orders after major holidays (to hit the sales!) and set up the day of the Fair. We hope you will consider signing up to help organize this amazing Franklin event — it is the PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year! Questions? Please contact Franklin Fair co-chairs, Melissa Madden (melissamaddenfamily@gmail.com) and Maggie Greene (mrmccart@yahoo.com)
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Author, Phil Bildner, to Visit Franklin on November 29th Thanks to our amazing and generous PTO author Phil Bildner will be coming to Franklin School on November 29th. All children will get to hear him speak. With 11 picture books, 9 chapter books, and 2 YA novels Phil now writes full time. In Library we are getting to know Phil and his books. You can do this also by going to his website: https://philbildner.com/ Phil will also be signing copies of his books. Check out the book trailers on his website. Order forms for books were sent home in the Wednesday folder or click here for another one. ALL order forms are due November 1, 2017.
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http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45afaf2ea7f58-volunteers For parents who would like to join us with your child(ren) during an evening session, please sign up using this link:             http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45afaf2ea7f58-volunteers1
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Save the date! Franklin Book Fair coming soon! Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th Volunteers need! Please sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fafae22abf49-franklin
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Calling all 4th and 5th Graders AND their parents! If you are interested in participating in this year’s musical, Beauty & The Beast JR., please come to our kick-off informational meeting this Friday, October 13th immediately after school in the cafeteria. All key information for participation in the workshop and the musical, as well as how try outs will go for both cast and crew will be shared. Questions? Please contact Sheila smccraith@hotmail.com
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