Franklin Soup Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, April 28th!

Get published at Franklin!  Our very own literary
magazine, Franklin Soup, is seeking submissions of writing and illustrations from ALL Franklin students.  Prizes will be awarded to the top two submissions (one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-5).

We are also seeking submissions of original artwork to put on the cover of the magazine. If you have a drawing or painting that you think would look good on the cover, please submit it to us.  We will select one art piece for the cover of the magazine.

The staff of the publication is composed of Ms. Flynn, parent editor Natalie Meir, and parent Brent Ballatore, who will do the layout and design. Copies of Franklin Soup will be available for purchase at Open House.

If you would like to submit a story or art piece, please follow the guidelines below and submit to franklinsoup@gmail.com by Friday, April 28th.

For writing:

  • Must be an original piece of writing by the student
  • Must be typed in Microsoft Word in Font Times New Roman, Font Size 12
  • Must include child’s name and grade as well as the title of the piece of writing
  • Please submit an electronic copy by attachment to franklinsoup@gmail.com
  • Deadline: Friday, April 21

For illustrations and cover art contest:

  • Must be an original work of art by the student
  • Must be in PDF format
  • Size not to exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches
  • Please include child’s name and grade as well as the name of the art piece or story (if the art accompanies a writing piece)
  • Please submit an electronic copy by attachment to franklinsoup@gmail.com
  • Deadline: Friday, April 28

Lego Architecture and Engineering event – Thursday April 20 at 6:30 pm, Cafetorium

Science Club welcomes Play-Well TEKnologies (http://play-well.org/index.shtml) as they explain fractals and how this relates to the science of engineering and architecture.  Students will build their own individual Lego fractals and then combine them into one big structure based on principles of engineering.

SIGN UP at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aaaf2ca7fc1-lego

Franklin Soup Literary Magazine Seeking Submissions and Cover Art

Get published at Franklin!  Our very own literary
magazine, Franklin Soup, is seeking submissions of writing and illustrations from ALL Franklin students.  Prizes will be awarded to the top two submissions (one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-5).

We are also seeking submissions of original artwork to put on the cover of the magazine. If you have a drawing or painting that you think would look good on the cover, please submit it to us.  We will select one art piece for the cover of the magazine.

The staff of the publication is composed of Ms. Flynn, parent editor Natalie Meir, and parent Brent Ballatore, who will do the layout and design. Copies of Franklin Soup will be available for purchase at Open House.

If you would like to submit a story or art piece, please follow the guidelines below and submit to franklinsoup@gmail.com by Friday, April 21st.

For writing:

  • Must be an original piece of writing by the student
  • Must be typed in Microsoft Word in Font Times New Roman, Font Size 12
  • Must include child’s name and grade as well as the title of the piece of writing
  • Please submit an electronic copy by attachment to franklinsoup@gmail.com
  • Deadline: Friday, April 21

For illustrations and cover art contest:

  • Must be an original work of art by the student
  • Must be in PDF format
  • Size not to exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches
  • Please include child’s name and grade as well as the name of the art piece or story (if the art accompanies a writing piece)
  • Please submit an electronic copy by attachment to franklinsoup@gmail.com
  • Deadline: Friday, April 21

Summer Adventure Registration Now Open!

Our amazing summer program will run from June 19 through July 21, 2107.  This year’s elementary school program is at one site and will run from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Franklin Elementary School.

Early Bird Registration: Only $525 for five weeks.  Childcare is available before and after for an additional fee.  5th grade families, be sure to check out Middle School Summer Adventure.

Visit us at: www.summer-adventure.org.

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SMMEF Wine Auction – April 30

The second annual Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction, benefiting the Ed Foundation, will take place on April 30, and we would also love to have a Franklin Elementary School Wine Basket as part of the event’s silent auction! Please consider donating a bottle that has special meaning to you – your wedding wine, a winery you’ve visited, your favorite special occasion bottle, etc. The wine should be valued at $20 or more. Please attach a note with your “story of the wine” and sign the label, and then separately provide a brief description and the dollar value of the wine (this can be printed from the internet). We cannot collect wine on campus but Jeanna Beck or Samira Poulos would be happy to arrange for private pick-up/drop-off. We need to collect all wine by March 31. (Click on Jeanna’s or Samira’s name to schedule a wine pick-up/delivery.)

Additionally, if you have wine that you would like to donate separately to the Wine Auction, please contact Ann Conkle (ann.conkle@smmef.org). This could be from your personal wine collection or from other contacts who may want to donate. Last year, there were some spectacular wines and hopefully, this year will be just as successful! The deadline to donate directly is April 14.

Malibu Unification Negotiation Presentations, 7pm, 3/21; SMMUSD Board Room,1651 16th Street

The Malibu Unification Negotiation Committee will present the report that has come out of our year-long negotiation for the  public in Santa Monica in the SMMUSD Board Room on Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm and a presentation for the public in Malibu at Malibu City Hall on Monday, March 27th at 7pm.

All events are open to the public and all are welcome to come and hear about this important Agreement.  The report can be found on the District website along with many appendices at http://www.smmusd.org/superintendent/MalibuUnification/report.html.

Summer Adventure Registration Opens March 20

Our amazing summer program will run from June 19 through July 21, 2107.  This year’s elementary school program is at one site and will run from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Franklin Elementary School.

Early Bird Registration: Only $525 for five weeks.  Childcare is available before and after for an additional fee.  5th grade families, be sure to check out Middle School Summer Adventure.

Visit us at: www.summer-adventure.org.

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Time To Order Your Franklin Art Plate

Every year students in kindergarten through 4th grade work on a self-portrait in their classrooms, which is then used as the design for a commemorative plate. Ask other parents – these become great keepsakes to remember the years of elementary school at Franklin. Parents pre-order these – the deadline is next Friday, March 24th.

You should have received a form in your child’s backpack to be filled out to order your Art Plate for this year!  If not, we have attached one below for your convenience!  You will be receiving another copy of the form on Monday as well! Please print, complete the form, attach a check payable to the Franklin PTA, and send it back in an envelope with your child to place in the large envelope in your classroom (ask your teacher.) Thank you for participating in an important fundraiser for the Franklin PTA!

Click here and print your order form

 

Science Fair Presentations – Thursday March 16th, 6:30 pm (tentatively) – stay tuned for updates!

Students are invited to present their science project in an encouraging setting to friends and family.  This is a great public speaking opportunity and another chance for your student to be recognized for their work!
We will provide updates regarding this event as we continue to monitor the GI illness “norovirus” outbreak.

And finally, a reminder if your student has participated in 5 events AND the Science Fair, they will receive special recognition at the end of the year.

Let’s Connect and Create a Closer Community!

Hey Franklin Parents!

A few parent volunteers, in coordination with the Franklin PTA, have created a short survey to better understand areas of interest and/or needs of Franklin parents.

We want to hear from YOU to help organize and support more relevant community activities, parent support groups and parent education series.

The Parent Support Survey (March 2017) will remain open from today until Monday, March 20, 2017.

If you can, please take a few minutes to provide your feedback.  Our goal is to have as much participation as possible so we can effectively reflect parents’ needs to build a closer Franklin community!

District Advisory Committee Applications – Due Tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 24

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is currently accepting applications for openings on its district advisory committees (DACs). For more information and access to the application, please click here: http://www.smmusd.org/news/news1617/AcceptingDACApplications.pdf.

Completed applications are due to the district office no later than February 24, 2017.

Transition and College Programs for Students with an IEP or 504, Mar. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm, Malibu Library

The Malibu Special Education Foundation Hosts an Evening of Possibilities for the Future Transition and College Programs for students with an IEP or 504. Light snacks and beverages will be served

FACT Family will do a presentation on their GAP Program: www.factfamily.org.

GAP PROGRAM: GAP staff provide academic support on campus at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Los Angeles Mission College, Pierce College, Santa Monica College (SMC), and West Los Angeles College (WLAC). Gap staff are on site regularly to help students navigate campus resources, select and register for courses, as well as interface with professors, school counselors, tutors and other campus departments.

VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Gap engages in many partnerships in the community and aide with providing Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, We Rock the Spectrum and more.  As young adults express interest in new fields, GAP works to find new opportunities that fit their goals.

MEET THE DIRECTOR AND REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROGRAM as well as Regional Center, Malibu; HS College Counselor, Santa Monica; HS College Counselor, Malibu; HS College Counselors; and parents and current GAP students

STRATEGIZE WITH THE TEAM HOW TO MAP OUT A PLAN FOR YOUR STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.  

“Tina and GAP were great at CSUN for me.  I am a junior with a 3.4 grade point average, in a fraternity and am majoring in TV Production.”  Danny Sills Malibu High School 2014

Greg Coote Concert For The Arts, Mar. 11 , 7pm at Samohi’s Barnum Hall

The Greg Coote Concert For The Arts is taking place in just over three weeks on March 11 at Samohi’s Barnum Hall. This is something you won’t want to miss. It’s a truly special evening.

The concert features Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers (with special guest Amy Holland), “Weird Al” Yankovic, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, VENICE…and our talented high school student musicians!

Tickets and Information: smmef.org or 310-396-4557.  All proceeds benefit arts education in our schools!

Watch these videos from past concerts! David Crosby (2011) and Billy Idol (2009)

Rosie’s Girls registration is open!

Rosie’s Girls is a camp for middle school girls that builds self-esteem, leadership, and physical confidence through exploration of the trades and other non-traditional activities. Santa Monica’s unique program combines creative expression and physical challenges with civic engagement. Participants go behind the scenes in various parts of the City to see what it takes to make Santa Monica run.

Spring Challenge for 5th grade girls & returning alumnae occurs April 10- April 14.

Summer Camp occurs June 19-July 7 and July 17-August 4.

To enroll, please visit Crest’s website: www.smgov.net/reserve.

For more information please see attached Rosie’s Girls, call Virginia Ave Park at 310 458-8688 or visit www.smgov.net/rosiegirls .

Poetry Party in the Library!

Please encourage your students to come along to the library and have a go at writing poetry during lunch recess on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday next week (2/27; 2/28; 3/2).

Why? Franklin students have been invited to submit poems for possible inclusion in this year’s Young American Poetry Digest.  Any poetry format is encouraged, although haiku poems are this year’s focus.   Poems must be 80 words or fewer.

Students are also welcome to get creative at home.

All entries must be accompanied by a permission form signed by parents and must be submitted to Mr.Tse, Franklin’s wonderful librarian, no later than Friday, March 3.

For more details and the permission form, see Young American Poetry Digest flyer & form.

 

Science Fair on March 9th at 5:30 pm

We are gearing up for our annual Science Fair on March 9th at 5:30 pm in the Cafetorium, MPR, and Science Lab (room 25). ALL students are encouraged to design and present their project in a poster session that evening.  Explore gravity, how mold grows, or examine how sunlight affects plant growth – sky’s the limit!  It’s a great opportunity for hands-on science, and our students really value positive feedback.  We NEED VOLUNTEERS to help set up, evaluate K-4 posters, and clean up. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aaaf2ca7fc1-science.
Fliers are coming home in backpacks with submission guidelines, and are also posted on our PTA Science Club Websitehttp://franklinschoolpta.org/science-club