On Wednesday, May 17th, Dr. Velmer (a teacher at Franklin School) and the students of Franklin School kicked off a fundraising program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a precursor to the District Day of Service. The students learned about how cancer cells can affect parts of our blood: Red blood cells: They carry oxygen and we took deep breaths 😊 Platelets: They can heal cuts and we made stop signs with our hands 🛑🤚🏽 White blood cells: They fight germs and viruses and we made strong muscles 💪🏽 To donate online, please visit Franklin School’s Fundraising Link: https://pages.lls.org/ltn/cran/Morris22/franklinelementaryschoolsp Dr. Velmer's letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fy9duR3IXv3BMbnadDZpKI6DG5NCf-oJVwPJHn3gGeY/edit?usp=sharing
The elementary counseling department recently held a family meeting on transitioning to Grant School (and the Middle School). A like to the presentation is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KvFFtNWseQJplcl53MNSGNPi76zIXI-hqmJAPbF8wh8/edit?usp=sharing Please note that the presentation is also posted on our Franklin School website and the district's “for parent” site to refer to as needed.
Attention 4th grade families! Personalized lawn signs can be purchased to celebrate your student's "graduation" from Franklin School. "Class of 2023" signs are $20 each and will be displayed outside Franklin during the last week of school. Signs can be taken home following the clap out that will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, June 22nd. To purchase a sign, please fill out and return the form that was sent home with your student OR visit this link: https://class-of-2023-lawn-signs.cheddarup.com Signs MUST be purchased no later than Tuesday, May 16th . Due to the deadline set by the printer, late orders CANNOT be accepted. For more information, contact Susan Lester at 908-403-1539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Your Child to Work Day, Thursday, April 27: Our students have the opportunity to participate in Take Your Child to Work Day. This day is a state-approved absence; those students participating in the event that turn in the permission slip with company letterhead receive an excused absence. Please click the link to access the permission slip. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uRfRcIJLHASADdJ3z_zAqnkZYb6tuRv_MQPdl0utcgg/edit
The South Plainfield School District hosted their second annual Band Festival Day on March 29 at the South Plainfield Middle School. 316 band students participated. Every band student from the High School, the Middle School, the Grant School and all four elementary schools participated. Each school played one piece by themselves and then they played it again with the older schools joining in.
Come see the Teaching Tigers play the Harlem Wizards this Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the SPHS Gymnasium. Tickets are on sale now!! ticket link: https://pretix.eu/harlemwizards/southplainfieldnj03-25-23-06-00pm/
Franklin PreK is ready for the BIG game this weekend! By a narrow margin, our youngest fans predict the Philadelphia Eagles will be the big winner... Will we see our local team SOAR, or will the 2023 MVP lead the Chiefs to the Lombardi and ground Philly's hope yet another year?
Thank you to the Franklin PTO for the memorable Hearts Aglow Dance! The gym looked amazing- such a fun way for the students to kick off the week ahead! 💖
Franklin School's Got Talent! Our talent show finalists put on a FANTASTIC show- from vocal, instrumental, theatrical, and magic performances to hula hooping, reenactments, and paper airplane flying... Franklin was treated to a one-of-a-kind show today! Our audience showed talent in its own way- unbeatable support, praise, and encouragement for all performers! Franklin has never shined brighter! Bravo!
Franklin School kindergarteners in Mrs. Kensey's class shared a "Groundhog Day" poem with us... We are sorry to hear there are six more weeks of winter, but the students did a great job reciting and performing the poem! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jdi0l5IVjf93_58dUntVCGV9dc6fIEID/view?usp=sharing
Mrs. Bertucci's 2nd graders played board games during The Great Kindness Challenge. They were good sports during wins or losses... because "winning isn't everything"! #TheGreatKindnessChallenge #goodsportsmanship #kindnessmatters
Franklin School is excited to unveil its new book vending machine. Mrs. Broggi, one of our 4th grade teachers, applied for an NEA grant and was awarded this Reading Frenzy Machine! Each student will have the opportunity to select a book of their choice, which provides the students with a special keepsake from the school year and fosters a community of lifelong readers. Thank you to Mrs. Garrison (Director of Curriculum, grades 7-12) and Mrs. Benton (SPHS, Science Department) for supporting Mrs. Broggi during the grant writing process! Thank you to the Franklin School PTO for funding the machine's customization and purchasing the books needed to keep the machine stocked! Awesome work, Mrs. Broggi!
Franklin School's Mrs. MaryAnn Burns was recognized at the January 2023 BOE meeting for her efforts in saving one of our 4th graders from choking. We are so proud of Mrs. MaryAnn! article: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/south-plainfield/sections/education/articles/south-plainfield-employee-recognized-for-heroic-efforts?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=South+Plainfield+Employee+Recognized+for+Heroic+Efforts%C2%A0&utm_campaign= Photo: Victoria Caruso
Thank you to everyone for making Franklin’s READcycle book swap a success- especially our event volunteers, those that sent in extra book donations, and Mrs. Basedow for planning the event. We’re thrilled that every student got a “new” book today! #TheGreatKindnessChallenge2023
Ms. Dulin's preschool students' puzzles are on display in celebration of The Great Kindness Challenge!
Franklin School students partnered with The Marisa Tufaro Foundation and raised over $1200 for children in need! See the article here - https://marisatufarofoundation.org/franklin-elementary-school-helps-children-in-need-this-holiday-season/ #doinggoodfeelsgreat
On behalf of Franklin School, we wish all our community members a healthy and happy holiday season! Stay warm and safe! See you on 1/3/23 for new adventures in the new year!
Retired SPBOE social worker Karen Milano visited Franklin School's 2nd Graders this week to read her book, "Rockefeller, the Christmas Tree Owl". The story is based on events that took place during the December 2020 tree transport from Oneonta, NY to NYC and is told from the owl's point of view. The students enjoyed hearing about the writer's process and the journey a book takes from an idea to publication. Thank you so much to Mrs. Milano for visiting with us!
Franklin students were treated to a preview of the Winter Concert this afternoon. What a great show! We look forward to the evening performance!!
CLASS PICTURES/MAKE-UP PHOTOS 12/14 Absentees? Please use the pre-pay code- 3G8W8Q7Q -to place your order. THIS CODE IS ONLY FOR ABSENTEES. This allows you take advantage of the same packages we provided during original day. Retaking an Image without an order? At this time you are only able to view your original day image online. Once your image has been replaced with your re-take you may go online and place an order using your personal web code we provided to you on your Last Chance form. Retaking an image and already placed an order? Students MUST bring in original package and provide it to our photographer. We kindly ask parents to write any concerns on the FRONT of the envelope. Your order will be replaced using your new image.