April PTA Meeting Summary


Missed the PTA Meeting on Tuesday? 

At our April 25th  PTA meeting our Principal Deanna Sinfield presented her Principal’s report.  Franklin Elementary was named Honor Roll school for the 2016 California Honor Roll. The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. Congratulations Franklin!  Our very own cheerleaders, the Franklin Bolts were named Division Champions at the Cali Finale competition!  GO BOLTS!  Many congratulations! SBAC testing is about to begin for grades 3-5.  5th graders will be taking a new science test this year.

Our PTA President Megan Histand presented her report.  There are still a few tickets left for the SMMEF Wine Auction this Sunday April 30.  Click here to purchase. We are in need of more parent volunteers as part of our Olweus Anti-Bullying Program during the lunch hour.  If you have an hour you can give at lunch, please stop by to help oversee the big yard during recess.  E-mail franklinptapresidents@gmail.com for more details.  SAMOHI PTA is hosting a number of drug and alcohol awareness events – the first is a reality party on March 6, and the second will be a presentation at a SAMOHI PTA meeting that will be open to all district parents on March 9.

The PTA membership approved $4,500 to purchase additional shelves for the library, $850 to Purchase Playground Occupational Therapy Items and $30,000 for Beautification and Gardening.  This money will be used to revitalize the gardens along the breezeway and on the big yard, repaint the large mural on the big yard and purchase other beautification items such as bulletin boards.

We held our annual election for the  2017-2018 Franklin PTA Executive Board.  Our Membership elected John Jericiau as President, Alexis Elsea as Executive Vice President, Pharida Long as 1st Vice President, Kimberly Lancaster as 2nd Vice President, Virginia DeVaul as 3rd Vice President, Katie Rosenfeld as 4th Vice President, Janna Boelke as 5th Vice President, Sarah Oxman as Treasurer, Kristina Schauer as Financial Secretary, Patti Senior as Recording Secretary, Payal Maniar as Historian and Jennifer Hui as Auditor.  Congratulations to our new Executive Board!

Our 2017 Carnival Committee is in full swing!  They have held their first meeting and are looking for more parents to get involved.  Please contact franklincarnivalchairs@gmail.com for more infomation.

Our final meeting of the school year will be Thursday, June 1 at 8:00 am. in room 3.  We will present the 2017-2018 proposed budget for approval by our membership. Look for the June PTA meeting agenda ten days before the meeting in your inbox via eblast, on our bulletin board outside Room 3, and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/franklinschoolsantamonica/  . 

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