Franklin Flier

February 4, 2019

Integrity * Respect * Excellence * Adaptability * Responsibility * Engagement * Collaboration

Dates to remember

Tuesday, February 5 PTO meeting @ 6:30 in media center

Tuesday, February 12 Two Hour Late Start & Favorite book character theme day

Friday, February 15 PTO game night (6:00 pm)

Tuesday, February 19 Box Tops due

Tuesday, February 26 BINGO for Books (see details below)

Tuesday, February 26 Spring Pictures

Thursday, February 28 Franklin's Science/Interest Fair

Friday, March 1 PTO Movie Night (6:30 pm)

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BINGO for Books

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 6-7:30pm

Franklin Lower Auditorium & Gymnasium

Celebrate I Love to Read month with the following activities:

  • Play Bingo to win free books
  • Spin the wheel for prizes
  • Test your knowledge with book trivia
  • Make your own bookmark
  • Win books at the book walk
  • Guess the coins in the guessing jar
  • Have your picture taken at the pirate photo booth
  • Exchange old books for something new
  • Eat popcorn

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What events are happening for 'I Love to Read' month?

All Month: Scholastic Book Giveaway

Save all the 400 Club Bookmarks turned in during the month of February. At the end of the month, each classroom will draw one winner who will receive $10 to spend on a Scholastic book order.

All Month: Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

One day each week will be a “Drop Everything and Read” day. Students will be told during morning announcements if it is a DEAR day. If it is they will need to carry a book with them all day (not lunch/recess). When the announcement is made on the intercom, they will stop whatever they are doing and read for a time determined by their teacher.

Tuesday, February 12: Dress-up Day

Invite your students to come to school dressed as their favorite book character.

Friday, February 15: Barnes and Noble Gift Card Drawing

Sometime before this day, give each of your students one ticket for every bookmark they have turned in. Teachers will bring all of their class tickets to the office and put them in the jar and ten students will be drawn to win a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. Gift cards will be announced and delivered on Monday, February 18.

Thursday, February 21: Traveling Treasure Box

Teachers will pick two students that will earn a prize from the Treasure Chest.

Tuesday, February 26: Bingo for Books (6:00-7:30)

A fun (and FREE) event for Franklin students and their families. Events will include bingo, popcorn, a book walk, prize wheel, book exchange, make your own bookmarks, photo booth, guessing jar, and much more in the lower gym and auditorium.

Last Week of February: SOAR Prize Box

One of the SOAR prize boxes will be a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

How can families help Franklin be a good neighbor?

Drop off and pick up times can be a very busy time at Franklin with buses and families using the streets. This traffic can make it difficult for our neighbors to get in and out of their homes.

Please make sure that when you are driving in the Franklin area, that you do not block our neighbors' driveways, alleys or sidewalks with your vehicle.

Thank you for your help in making Franklin a good neighbor.

Are you ready for the next theme day?

On the February 12 theme day dress as your favorite book character for I Love to Read month! This theme was selected by the Reading Committee.

How can you learn about weather cancellations?



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ACES is closed when we close due to inclement weather.

Boys & Girls Club is closed when we close due to inclement weather.

Breakfast will not be served on weather related late starts.

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Have a Pre-School aged child?

Registration for Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) will begin Wednesday, January 9th. This program requires families to reside within the Kennedy and Washington school boundaries. Children must be 4 on or before September 1st and may not be eligible to enter kindergarten. Additional program information and registration forms are below and can be found online at Online registration is not available for this program. Completed registration forms can be returned or mailed to the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001.

Voluntary Pre K Program Information

Voluntary Pre K Registration Form 19-20

Registration for MAPS Preschools will begin on Monday, January 14th. Registration can be completed online at, in person or by mail at the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001. A $25 registration fee is due at the time of registration. Additional information and registration forms are below and can be found online at

MAPS Preschool Program Information

MAPS Preschool Registration Form 19-20

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What family events are happening in 2019?


All are invited to join us at the PTO meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 in the Media Center. Free child care is provided. We’ll be talking about the spring PTO events.


Have you ordered your Falcon Wear? Ordering ends on 2/5/19! Check out the online store at

or print out the order form and return it to your teacher. Any questions, please contact Hilarie Tolifson at or 507-340-7228.


You may drop your child off for a fun night of play while you enjoy an evening out (or in)! Your child will have a great time playing board games and eating snacks with their friends. We will have bag boards, a bingo table, and board games such as Operation: Escape Room, Rollers, Pete The Cat Groovy Buttons and Zingo, just to name a few. There will be games for all age levels. We will also be serving bottled water and popcorn.

Pre-Registration is required for Game Night. Space is limited so turn in your registration forms as soon as possible. Game Night is for K-5 Franklin students only please. Registration forms will go home with students the week of February 4th. The deadline to turn in registration forms is Friday, February 8th. Please register early as space is limited!

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Location: Franklin Elementary Cafeteria (use Door #6)

We are very excited to offer this event again this year. So pull up a chair and join us for some fun!

Want to give a shout out?

We are inviting families to email Mr. Olson when their child(ren) have a successful experience outside of school. The celebration will then be included in the morning school wide announcement. Ideas of things that families might want announced: winning a soccer tournament, moving up to a new tae kwon do belt, participating in the regional science fair, etc. If you have something that you'd like us to recognize your child(ren) for, email

Please include:

Child's Name

Child's Teacher

The Child's achievement

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