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From Principal Mrs. Tara Brown —
Again this year, Franklin Elementary School is fortunate to offer students Homework Club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 – 4:00 p.m. Each day this club is supervised by a Franklin teacher who is able to help your child with homework should they need assistance. Homework club will begin the week of Monday, October 1.
Last School Year, our Homework Club attendance was not ideal. We are going to use the first semester of this school year to determine whether or not this is something we should still offer. PTA graciously pays for this every year, but it is not the most prudent use of funds to pay teachers to stay after school when only 3-5 students attend homework club. We would love to see more students attend! This is not a babysitting service; however, if your child needs help with homework, it is an amazing, FREE opportunity for your child to get the assistance they need.
Primary Homework Club for grades 1, 2 & 3 will meet:
- Mondays – Room 12
- Tuesdays – Room 26
- Thursdays – Room 28
Upper Homework Club for grades 4 & 5 will meet:
- Mondays – Room 37
- Tuesdays – Room 35
- Thursdays – Room 5
(These locations will be posted in your child’s classroom.)
The Homework Club rules are as follows:
- Homework Club is for students who need help and are there to work.
- Students being disruptive to the educational process will receive a warning phone call home from the Homework Club teacher.
- If a student continues to be disruptive, parents will receive a phone call or a letter from the Principal letting them know that their child is no longer allowed to attend Homework Club.
As a reminder, we are requiring students to remain at each club until the dismissal time of 4:00 p.m. If you need to get your child earlier than the dismissal time you will need to pick your child up directly from the appropriate homework club location and sign them out; NO STUDENT WILL BE DISMISSED BEFORE 4 P.M. TO MEET A PARENT AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION.
Your child should come to homework club prepared with pencils, paper, and homework.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mrs. Tara Brown
September 28, 8:45 am, room 3
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Nicole Kaplan, M. SpEd., will discuss the role of Educational therapy in your child’s life and how it empowers a child by developing efficient, individual learning techniques. She will discuss how you can work with your child to get more out of school, including specific tips to make “doing homework” less painful.
Nicole Kaplan, M.SpEd., educational therapist, has been practicing for a total of 17 combined years, specializing in the learning process. By combining an understanding of how individuals learn, the ways in which feelings impact learning and the knowledge of specialized teaching methods, she optimizes individuals learning achievement. In addition to having a successful private practice, working with students (Kindergarten through adult), Nicole frequently lectures on various academic issues. She also consults privately with parents, teachers and administrators to successfully guide a students’ academic pathway.
Franklin will have even bigger class sizes, and face teacher layoffs and program cuts. Our PTA will need to raise a lot more funds just to keep up with our current standards. When Centralized Fundraising starts July 2014, Franklin PTA won’t be able to fund classroom aids and technologist directly. They will be centrally funded by the district.
Proposition 38 will provide $10 billion annually over twelve years to California public schools based on the number of students enrolled at each school. Money goes directly to our local schools. Sacramento cannot touch it.
Franklin can use the 38 money to reduce class sizes, pay for teachers, aids, technologist, nurses, counselors, as well as many other programs that will enable our children to have a well rounded education including art, music, math, science and technology.
The numbers below reflect a projected snapshot of how much new funding Franklin Elementary and SMMUSD will get in the first full year, fifth year and the twelfth year of Prop 38:
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Every school and every child in our district will benefit. Official Website: www.prop38forlocalschools.org
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Franklin’s Legislative Representatives, Suzanne Goldman and Shaun Dabby Jacobs.