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Monday, May 20, 2019

PTO Book Fair

Our PTO Book Fair is quickly approaching! Set up is Tuesday evening (May 21), students will visit with their classes on Wednesday (May 22nd) and Thursday (May 23rd), and Wednesday  is Family Night from 6:00 - 7:30pm! This event is Buy One Get One Free - don't miss out!!
Please use this form to volunteer to help out with our book fair:  Franklin School PTO Book Fair.  We are especially in need of morning volunteers!

Cardboard Carnival Building Night - students in grades 4, 5, and 6

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To parents of students in grades 4, 5, and 6:

If you have a child in grade 4, 5, or 6, please see attached link to RSVP to come assist your child with the creation of their game:

Our fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are working hard with our media specialists on creating carnival games using cardboard.  The goal is to set up our "Cardboard Carnival" in our gym one school day this spring for the younger students to play and enjoy.  Your children have planned their game, brought in their cardboard, and have begun constructing it.  We are at the point where we could use some assistance!  Come join us on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in our MPR to help your child complete their game.  Ask your child what their plan is, what materials they still may need, and what their thoughts are on how to perfect their game.  Based on what your child says, you may need to bring extra cardboard, masking tape, hot glue gun, or any other items their game may need such as rings, certain sized balls, etc.  Please RSVP using this form so we can ensure we have enough space!

This is the same night of our family book fair night, so you can do both!!

Saturday, May 4, 2019


Thursday, May 9th & Friday, May 10th: PTO Plant Sale
Tuesday, May 14th: PTO Meeting @ 6:45 in MPR
Monday, May 20th: Franklin School Spring Concert @ 7:00pm in HS auditorium
Wednesday, May 22nd - Thursday, May 23rd: PTO Book Fair
Friday, May 24th: No school
Monday, May 27th: No school
Wednesday, May 29th: Franklin's Field Day

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

State Assessment

New Jersey has changed the name of the state assessment from PARCC to NJSLS assessments.  Please see our schedule of testing by clicking here: Testing Dates @ Franklin.
I will be hosting a parent session on general topics such as state testing, our I&RS team, levels of intervention, student data such as reading levels and other assessments, plus other items the evening of Tuesday, April 9th immediately following our PTO meeting. All parents are invited to attend.  I will be covering topics that are applicable to all grade levels, and I'll bring snacks so please come!  Please RSVP here:


April Lunch Menu: Click Here
Monday, April 1st:  1:00pm dismissal
Tuesday, April 9th: 6:45pm PTO meeting
Tuesday, April 9th: Parent Session immediately after PTO meeting
Thursday, April 11th: 3rd Grade Recorder Concert @ 7:00pm in high school auditorium
Monday, April 15th - Friday, April 19th: School Closed
Friday, April 26th: District-wide Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March Madness for Books!

March Madness has arrived at Franklin once again - Book Madness!!  Students were given brackets to complete and return to their teacher by this Friday: March 8th.  Here is the letter explaining how March Madness for Books works: March Madness parent letter.

Here is a link that contains the summaries to all of the books (to help you choose):  Summaries of books

Your child came home with the bracket today, but in case you need another here it is: March Madness 2019 Bracket; and here is a sample bracket if you need assistance:  Completed Bracket: Sample

If you have any questions, please reach out to our reading specialist: Mrs. Dunn at 


March Lunch Menu
Monday, March 4th: 1:00pm dismissal
Tuesday, March 12th: PTO Snack Sale during the day
Tuesday, March 12th: PTO meeting @ 6:45pm in the MPR
Friday, March 15th: PTO Grades 2 & 3 Fun Night
Wednesday, March 20th: Elementary Report Cards opened on Parent Portal in Genesis
Friday, March 29th: School Spirit Day - Flashback Friday! All students are invited to dress in a past decade.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Pompotonian's Healthy Food Challenge!

Pomptonian is challenging our students to create a healthy recipe! The recipe must include the following:

  • At least one fruit or vegetable
  • Lean protein
  • Whole grains
  • Must utilize healthy cooking techniques
  • Cannot include peanuts or tree nuts
  • Must include a photo
All recipes are to be submitted by March 22nd, with a photo to
Here is the provided recipe form: Pomptonian Recipe Form
(We have paper copies of the recipe form in our Main Office from Pomptonian as well.)

First Place winner will receive a vertical garden for their school, a banner celebrating their success, and Pomptonian's Chef Greg will prepare their meal to be featured in the school cafeteria!!

There will be four Second Place winners who will receive a banner celebrating their achievement and their meal featured in the school cafeteria!