The Roadrunner

Ben Franklin Elementary School

September 2019

Dear Families,

It has been wonderful having our students back the past couple of weeks. The teachers have worked hard teaching the expectations for the hallway, lunchroom, and bathrooms. Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports team kicked off the year by introducing our "Be the One" theme. Students are encouraged to "Be the One" to make Ben Franklin a great place to be. Ask your child how he/she plans to "Be the One". By the end of the month, we will have our Be the One statements posted in the foyer. Please stop by to see it! This week the students are learning about the expectations for arrival and dismissal. I have attached the Morning Reading options again for our families to review. Children are expected to enter the building at the designated locations and times, then go straight to where they belong. We appreciate your support.

Morning Arrival Times:

*Students eating breakfast at school arrive between 7:40 am-8:20 am. Students should not be dropped off at school before 7:40 am.

*Students joining us for reading arrive between 8:00 am-8:20 am.

*The first bell is at 8:20 am.

*Dismissal is at 3:00 pm. Please review the turn lane guidelines, posted below.

Having great attendance is important to us at Ben Franklin. Thank you for making your child's education a priority by arriving at school on time. We enjoy greeting every student in the morning!


Leslie Bjelde


Title 1 Parent Meeting Sept. 25th

Our annual Title 1 Parent meeting will be held on Sept. 25th at 1:30 pm-2:00 pm. During this meeting, we share and discuss various topics related to our Title 1 funding and data from different assessments given during the 2018-2019 school year. All are welcome to attend.
A special THANK YOU to our Roadrunners who helped teach us how to "Be the One".
Be The One

Please Mark your Calendars!

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Ben Franklin Roadrunners Buckle Up!

Safe Kids video

Turn Lane Guidelines~ Please make sure everyone who picks up your child(ren) know theses rules.

PTO News

We had our first PTO meeting last Tuesday and welcomed new faces to our meeting. Thank you to those who were able to attend. We hope to see more new faces at our October meeting. Please go to the Ben Franklin Website calendar to discover all of the events happening at our school. Calendar Link

Thank you for participating in our back to school raffle! The winners of the bikes are pictured below.

We had 809 valid summer Box Tops turned in! That is amazing! Visit our Facebook page for directions on how to scan your receipts.

Turkey Bingo is around the corner and we will be reaching out to our families for donations for our themed baskets. Keep an eye out for further communication on this in October.

Upcoming Events:

September 17th Chick-fil-a spirit night 5pm-8pm. Dine in Only! We are needing volunteers to help bus tables, please click the following link to sign up: Volunteer at Chick-fil-a

Box Tops New App: Scan for your School
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Kindergarten kids exploring with pattern blocks.
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First Grade

What fun we had at recess on our 1st Fay of 1st Grade!
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Fourth Grade

Chrome Book learning
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Fifth Grade

Team-building activity in 5th grade practicing teamwork, collaboration, and creativity.
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Information from the School Nurse

District Information

Ben Franklin Elementary

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