The Site Governance Council is a representative body consisting of elected parent representatives and members of Franklin’s staff (teachers, administration, and classified personnel). SGC is involved in many interesting and important aspects of the school including budget, facilities, technology, and curriculum support. The election process begins this week – please vote!
Ballots will be distributed (through backpack delivery) this week, and you will be able to vote through the end of the day on Friday, June 1st. Each family should receive 2 ballots, and each family may cast up to 2 ballots (on which you may vote for up to 4 of the candidates). There will be a box in the front office where you can turn in your ballots. If you have questions, feel free to contact Craig Zund (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why is our school librarian Mr. Tse standing next to the big blue bin along Montana Ave in front of Franklin? Mr. Tse is encouraging you to donate your books, DVD and CDs whose value is used via the Ed Foundation to support our SMMUSD libraries. Franklin benefits from your donations to the blue bin.
Our library is also generously supported by our PTA and the district. Another a great example of the partnership among Franklin, the PTA and the Ed Foundation. Go, Team Franklin!
Fifth Grade Culmination Day is quickly approaching! As a special part of this year’s ceremony we are excited to be incorporating flowers in honor of each and every teacher & staff member at the school who has taught or supported your child during his or her time at Franklin. We are asking graduates and their families to bring in a flower for each teacher they have had at Franklin, as well as aides and other educators they have been influenced by during their time here. The morning before culmination the children will be distributing the flowers into vases for each teacher. The flowers will be given to the teachers and support staff after culmination.
Tell me more!
What do we bring and when?
Please have your child bring flowers to drop off on TUESDAY, June 5th. We will have collection tables set up by the basketball / handball courts.
How many flowers should we bring?
We recommend bringing a total of 15 individual stems or more (for classroom teachers, administrators, P.E. teachers, specialists such as the school psychologist and reading specialists, etc) though any number is appreciated. If you are inclined to bring more than 15 stems, please do! We will use all of them!
What kind of flowers?
Any kind of flower is great! If your child has a favorite flower or color, please bring it! Trader Joe’s, Pavilions and Whole Foods all sell great flowers, as do the many flower shops in the area. If you have flowers blooming in your own garden, those would be wonderful too! When selecting flowers, please remember that longer stems are better for these arrangements. Do not worry about wrapping or embellishments – we only need flowers!
Please make sure your child transports the flowers carefully (no stuffing in backpacks, please!) and finds us at drop off on June 5th on the basketball courts.
This beautiful addition to our ceremony decor will only be possible with the participation of every one of our graduates. Please mark your calendars and join us in this last group activity before the end of the school year!
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Rosenfeld (email@example.com
We are quickly approaching culmination, which marks the end of your child’s time at Franklin – we can’t believe it! While it’s almost time to move on to a new school, your Franklin culmination memories can last forever. Professional DVDs of the culmination ceremony are available for pre-purchase. Keep your cell phone in the your pocket the day of the big event and let someone else do the recording for you! Please see the attached order form for details and ordering information.
SITE GOVERNANCE COUNCIL PARENT ELECTION
The Franklin Elementary School Site Governance Council (SGC) is looking for parents
to run for membership. This year’s election is for five parent representatives, each
serving a two-year term. The purpose of the SGC is to review Franklin students’
academic achievement and consider ways to enhance academic success. This is done
through assisting the Administration in developing a Site Plan.
The SGC consists of members of the staff (teachers, administration, and classified
personnel) and parent representatives. The term of service for parent members is two
years, but terms are staggered to maintain continuity. We actively encourage
representation from all members of the Franklin parent body.
Members of the SGC attend monthly meetings that are generally conducted on a selected
Monday every month at 3:15 p.m. in Room 3. However, towards the end of the school
year, the Council typically meets at least twice a month. These meetings are vital to the
Council’s role, and attendance is strongly encouraged.
ELIGIBILITY AND ELECTION
In order to be eligible for election, a candidate must have children at Franklin during the
2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years.
To add your name to the ballot, please submit a brief biography (5-6 lines only) via email
to Craig Zund at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 25. If you do not have access to
email and prefer to submit a written statement, you may submit it to the front office by
the end of the day on Friday, May 25.
Ballots will be sent home with children the week of May 28th and the election will be
held by June 4 – June 6. There will be a box in the front office where you can turn in
your ballots. The winners will be announced by June 7th.
Parents, please consider participating in this vital group. If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact Craig Zund at email@example.com.