UCLA Astronomy Live

Celebrating the S in STEM education (SCIENCE, technology, engineering, math)
Helping to make science come alive for our students and families! UCLA Astronomy Live! and Outreach Coordinators invite us to their “Exploring Your Universe 2012” held on November 10, 2012 with daytime activities from 12pm – 5pm and nighttime activities from 5pm-8pm.
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Walk it Fridays

Bike-it! Walk-it! Day was a great success! Let’s keep it up with Walk it Fridays!
You did it again, Franklin! We had 281 students who biked, walked, rode the bus, scooted, or carpooled, meaning about 36% of the school avoided a single-family car drive, three times the national average of active commuters! Read more …

Absence Policy Reminder

Dear parents,
Please remember to send absence notes to absent@franklinschool.net within 72 hours of your child’s absence.
There have been many absences in the past 2 weeks due to cold,fever,sore throat etc that went unresolved. In order to avoid receiving Truancy letters, please keep sending your excuse letters for each day that your child is out with the following information, student name, teacher name, date of absence, reason for absence. Read more …

Prop 38 Rally

Join Franklin families and other educational advocates in SMMUSD to rally in support of Prop 38 and public education.

When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 4:00pm
Where: Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Who: PTA members, community members, and parents who support public schools

Bring your kids—it’s at the park and there will be refreshments!
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Sci Club – Desert Dome

California Science Center’s The Desert Dome, Oct. 22 varied times

On October 22, 4:30 to 7:30 pm (TODAY!), we will enter the Desert Dome! We will immerse ourselves into the sights, sounds and smells of the Mojave Desert as we step inside a mobile inflatable dome and learn about ecology, adaptation and desert habitats. Read more …

No Alcohol Policy

Important Reminder Regarding Board Policy and California Education Code
Consumption of alcohol on a school campus is strictly prohibited.  It is a violation of California Education Code, and SMMUSD Board Policy.  This is not only applicable during school hours, but includes after hours community/ PTA events that take place on a school campus as well…..ie:  PICNICS , Carnivals, Franklin Follies, etc…
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Susan Stone – “They Just Won’t Listen”

October 26th, 8:45am: Susan Stone: Join us for a talk about “They just won’t listen” .  Back by popular demand, Susan Stone will help give us tips to finally get our children to do what we want.  Susan is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area, helping children, parents, families and schools for the past 32 years.  Read more …

What is Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week – October 22nd to 31st – is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program, reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year.   By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free life.   Read more …

Voter Forums Around Town

TONIGHT, October 10 — “Hometown Forum” – City Council candidates
Santa Monica Mirror — 6:30 PM — Main Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

October 11 — “Pros and Cons: Ballot Measures” – League of Women Voters of Santa Monica
7 PM — State, county, and local ballot measures will be discussed – Olympic High School Auditorium, NW corner of Lincoln & Ocean Park Blvd. Read more …

Videos from PTA Meeting Oct 4th 2012

Part 1 – School Board Candidates

Six candidates are running for the SMMUSD School Board:
Reform Slate: Craig Foster, Karen Farrer, Seth Jacobson
Incumbents: Ben Allen, Jose Escarce, Maria Leon-Vazquez
Here they introduce themselves and explain why they are running

Part 2 – Election Forum Presentation

Three important legislation on November Ballot that has the potential to significantly impact Franklin: Prop 38, Prop 30, and Bond Measure ES.   Read more …