Clothing Drive for Our Community’s Children in Need

Clothing donation collections continue in the office until Thursday, June 6th

THREADS is a 501(c)(3) organization started by two Santa Monica-Malibu public school parents, Franklin parent Suzanne Goldman and Grant Elementary parent Jake Wachtel, so that gently used and new clothing and unclaimed Lost & Found items would be given to families in need throughout SMMUSD without charge. Read more …

Superintendent Presents Vision for Student Success – Tuesday May 28

Missed it?  You have one last chance to hear Superintendent Sandra Lyon present her allocation plan for district-wide fundraising!
Join Edison, Grant, John Muir, Rogers, and SMASH parents for the final elementary school community conversation on the Vision for Student Success:

TODAY Tuesday, May 28th from 5:30-7:00pm, in the JAMS (John Adams Middle School) cafeteria. Read more …

Franklin Follies Q&A

Question:  Siblings?
Answer :   While we would love to share this event with entire families our cafeteria will not hold the capacity of all family members.  We have enough tix for our immediate Franklin Family members only and this will sell out.  Read more …

Scout & Brownies Help Book Drive

Bring your books, DVDs, and CDs to donate to the American Book Drive.  All our old books, DVDs, and CDs will be sold and 25% comes back to our libraries.  Every morning from May 20th to May31st Brownies and Cub Scouts will be in front of school and at the rear gate to make it easier for you to dropoff.  Read more …

Parent Edu: Power of Your Child’s Imagination 5/10

Franklin Parent Ed Group presents:

Dr. Charlotte Reznick: “The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success”
May 10th, 8:45 am, Room 3

Imagine your frustrated kindergartner calming anger with a special “Balloon Breath.” What if your seven-year-old’s conversation with her heart could teach her to be proud of herself? Read more …

Library is looking for a PC Laptop to Borrow


I am looking to borrow a PC that has Windows XP for one-two weeks beginning May 20 so I can do textbook inventory in the classrooms. This involves temporarily installing our District library catalog, Horizon.

If anyone has an available laptop that you are willing to donate during that time period, please contact me, Franklin Library Coordinator, at, or x62156. Read more …