Hey Franklin! Curious about what you can recycle or compost? About how to de-clutter in an environmentally friendly way? Are your children insisting on sorting their trash at home, but you’re not sure where anything goes??? Fear not, your Green Team has been busy putting together this handy-dandy flyer for you! (If you would like a paper copy, we will put some in the Front Office for you to collect, or print at home!)
If you’d like to join the Green Team next year to help keep trash out of our oceans, train our students in the Franklin value of responsibility to help build a sustainable world, and support Bike It Walk It and Safe Routes to Schools, please consider volunteering with us next year! We think globally, act locally, and can make a big difference! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Green Team continuing member Amy Woodson-Boulton at email@example.com.
Haven’t bought your tickets yet? Need convincing? Check out the 2017 Franklin Follies commercial!! Then purchase your tickets HERE!
Is your child missing a sweatshirt, hat or lunch item? Please check the lost and found (located in the hall by Room 3) to see if any items there belong to you! ALL items not picked up before Friday, May 26 will be DONATED to charity. The last Lost and Found clean up will be Thursday, June 8.
Order your 5th Grade Culmination DVD today! South West Video will be capturing the special moments with their multi-camera setup so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ceremony! Discounted pricing available if you order the DVD on or before Culmination Day. Please see the attached flyer for details.
Please help make CREST better and participate in a short survey about the CREST Enrichment program. We appreciate your feedback and your input is important in order to improve our program. Find the survey here.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback about CREST Enrichment – Ambar Serrato
The fabulous Franklin library is about to launch into its end-of-year reorganization and we need your help! No experience necessary, just a desire to lend a hand and contribute some of your time. From checking in textbooks to cleaning up shelves to taking inventory of books there’s plenty to do to help close out the year and prep for the next!
Please read the details at this link and sign up to as many slots as you can! Mr. Tse, our wonderful librarian will be very appreciative!
Franklin Follies is a very special tradition. This is a show written, directed and performed by Franklin Staff! That means teachers, administrators and support staff and many other members of the Franklin family participate.
Students and their families attend the show and enjoy a picnic style dinner on the back lawn. There are fabulous food trucks this year serving multiple fares and treats.
Come listen to some great music with our favorite DJ and hang out with the wonderful families of Franklin for the End of the Year Celebration. You have the opportunity to buy SEATS and food tickets in advance online STARTING TODAY!
Participants wanted for UCLA Study on Brain Potential! Participation includes up to $110 for only two visits of up to 2 hours each! Find out more here.
All parents are welcome to join us Tuesday, May 16th at 8:40 am in Room 20 for our Special Needs PTA meeting. We will be discussing the new IEP process, providing updates from the district and we want to learn how the year is going for the children/parents of Franklin. This meeting is open to ALL parents whether you have a child that has an IEP or not. If you have a concern about your child’s education and do not know where to start, please join us and get information on where to begin. Hope to see everyone there!
For more information, contact Julie Ginsberg or Cassandra Melhuish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for fun in the sun? Head to Malibu for a joint fundraiser for Pt. Dume, Webster and Juan Cabrillo Elementary schools on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 am – 5 pm for the Malibu Festival! There will be music, an art village with arts and crafts, sports and competition games. Click here for a postcard that entitles you to one free ticket. More info can be found at http://www.malibu-festival.com.
Ever notice the fabulous food spread at our PTA meetings? Bristol Farms generously sponsors the food at many of our PTA-sponsored events at Franklin. Please stop by sometime and let them know in person you appreciate what they do for Franklin. Yelp! them! Like them on Facebook, Tweet… let ‘em know we love their participation!
Thursday, April 27th – 10:00-10:15am and 12:00-1:15pm Love poetry? Love kids? What could be more fun lending an ear to our young students as they read poetry aloud to you?! Parents are invited to join us at recess and/or lunch and give the children an “I Love Poetry” sticker in exchange for their participation. Poems and stickers will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their favorite poems from home! Please click on the SignUpGenius link here to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/
Join dozens of Santa Monica families on April 22nd from 9am to noon at Memorial Park for the 3rd Annual Kidical Mass Earth Day Ride! We’ll be showing that Kids are Traffic Too and that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN! There will be prizes for best costume, snacks, and other family activities. Bike safety checks, craft activities, and snacks/ refreshments start at 9 a.m. The ride starts at 10 a.m. More info is here, and if you’d like to join the fun, RSVP to rsvp@SMSpoke.org.
It’s gonna be a wheely good time!
Do YOU love WINE? Enjoy tastings of amazing wine and bid on exceptional wine in our live and silent auctions.
Do YOU love FOOD? Sample bites from some of the top restaurants in town.
Are YOU a wine collector — or, know someone who is? We have great wine in our auction and are still looking for more, especially REALLY SPECIAL BOTTLES for the live auction. Put that bottle sitting in your wine cellar to good use for our students – and get a tax break!
We want Syrahs to transform into STEM classes and Malbecs to transform into music classes. Contact Ann Conkle at email@example.com or fill out the form on the Wine Auction website. Full event details at smmwineauction.org
See you on April 30th!
We have two upcoming opportunities for parents and kids to participate in. Come support our library!! Please click on the SignUpGenius links below to volunteer.
Wednesday, April 19th – 1:30-5:30pm – Spring Cleaning at the Library
Lend some elbow grease as we make a cleaner and healthier library
environment or our students! Children may only attend if an adult is
present and if they are serious about helping. Volunteers are welcome to
come for as long as you are available, anytime between 1:30-5:30pm.
Thursday, April 27th – 10:00-10:15am and 12:00-1:15pm – Poem in Your
Pocket Day Love poetry? Love kids? What could be more fun lending an ear to our
young students as they read poetry aloud to you! Parents are invited to
join us at recess and/or lunch and give the children an “I Love Poetry”
sticker in exchange for their participation. Poems and stickers will be
provided, but students are welcome to bring their favorite poems from home!
Are you a fabulous painter or do you know one? Ever wonder how you might contribute your talents to the Franklin community? The PTA is looking for muralists interested in sprucing up our school’s walls with vibrant, exciting artwork.
If you are an artist, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your recommendations. We are especially interested in finding someone willing to donate their time. Thanks!
The Franklin PTA 5th Grade Culmination Committee is at it again with another FUN – raiser! From March 27th – March 29th, Rosti will be giving Franklin families 20% back from those three consecutive evenings! That means we need peeps to dine there, take out food, send food baskets to friends, whatever…for 3 days! This is a great time to take out the family, celebrate a special event, or order to-go at one of our favorite local venues. Please remember to mention FRANKLIN when you dine, or bring the flyer printable here with you to the restaurant – rules prohibit the PTA from distributing it at the restaurant!
Enjoy your three days at Rosti! And thanks for supporting our 5th grade culmination!