Dear Franklin Families,
Welcome back to all returning families and a big WELCOME to all new families. I am so proud and honored to volunteer again this year as your PTA President with an amazing group of parent volunteers, a dedicated PTA Executive Board, wonderful teachers, and a Principal who truly embodies every one of our eight Franklin Values. We have a lot of exciting news to share with you! Please visit this website often in order to keep up to date on Franklin events, learn all about the PTA, purchase logowear, sign up for PTA membership, and much more! Check it out and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions. And if you don’t make it to our website as often as you’d like, don’t despair! You can subscribe to our twice-weekly PTA Eblast in order to receive the latest and greatest straight to your inbox!
As we begin another school year, we ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our students and Franklin staff. Your membership allows the PTA to raise funds to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for the students. Funds raised through your Annual Donation and awesome fundraisers (like the Franklin Carnival on October 27th and our two book fairs) help to purchase classroom supplies, technology, and office equipment, subsidize field trips and assemblies, and support the clubs and groups that work hard for all Franklin students. Over the years, the PTA has provided many learning opportunities and social activities that, in partnership with the Santa Monica Education Foundation, would have otherwise been unavailable to our students. The PTA supplies the STUFF, and the Ed Foundation supplies the STAFF. What a great team!
For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel that they cannot participate in the PTA because they cannot come to meetings or be on campus during the day. We want everyone to feel that they are part of the Franklin community. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, your talents and your VOICE are all truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks. There are endless possibilities in the ways you can help.
Keep in mind that by volunteering at our school, you will get to enjoy interacting with the kids, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference. We have many ways in which parents, grandparents and other extended family members, and local businesses can contribute to the Franklin community. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTA and the school will be worth your while—and fun! Please consider volunteering – it really does make a difference in the lives of all our students!
On behalf of the entire PTA Executive Board, I would like to thank you in advance for all your support. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a wonderful, productive and fun school year, and know that we are so happy that you are part of the Franklin family.
Franklin PTA President