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Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Hello Franklin Families!  I am Lori Cohen, your new principal.  Summer is a busy time for a school principal.  It's a time to reflect on the past school year and prepare for the one ahead.  I have been busy getting to know the ins and outs of Franklin School and I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and parents. For now, I too will be busy with summer reading and summer fun.  All the best for a happy and safe summer.  See you in September! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Tuesday, June 4th:  School Closed
Thursday, June 6th - Friday, June 7th: Sixth Grade Overnight Trip
Friday, June 7th: NJ Jackals Game (Hit the Books Reward) 7:00pm @ Yogi Berra Stadium
Tuesday, June 11th: Dress Down Donation Day for Mrs. Dacey - wear green!
Tuesday, June 11th: PTO Meeting @ 6:45pm in MPR
Friday, June 14th: District Dress Down: Patriotic Day!
Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st: 1:00pm dismisssals
Tuesday, June 18th: Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony at 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 19th: Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony at 6:30pm
Thursday, June 20th: Sixth Grade Picnic
Friday, June 21st: Last Day of School!

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