The Franklin Flyer

April 28, 2023

Mark Your Calendars:

Now to May 3: Teacher Appreciation Gift Collection

April 28: Night of the Stars Performance

May 1 - 5: Grades 2-5 Spring MAP testing

May 10: Dine to Donate

May 11: PTA Meeting @ 7 pm

May 29: Memorial Day - No School

May 31: 23-24 Kindergarten Screening

June 1: Franklin Field Day

June 9: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony/Clap Out & Last Day of School


Please remember to call in or email absences by 8:45 AM. You can call our student absence line (847) 318-4390 (ext 1) is available 24 hours a day or email Mrs. Linda Berleth at

If the absence is illness related, please also make sure to include Franklin's nurse, Mrs. Queta Karstens, at

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COVID-19 Tracker

You can view the current Franklin COVID-19 cases on the Franklin COVID-19 Dashboard found here. The dashboard is updated at the end of the day, Monday through Friday.

COVID-19 Franklin Dashboard

COVID-19 2022-2023 Guidelines


Please take a moment to review your Parent Portal for the safety and security of our students to avoid confusion at pickup.

  • At least two contacts for each child's portal account
  • Accurate phone numbers for all contacts
  • Up-to-date primary address for your residence

If you are changing information for adults who have permission to pickup your child, please make sure this new information is in the Parent Portal. Please ensure you check the pickup permission box and include any other relevant information.

Notify your teacher and the front office of any changes by email or phone at 847-318-4390.

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Anyone Entering Franklin

All parents/guardians/visitors to Franklin must have a valid state ID or driver’s license. These will be entered into the Raptor identification system. This process only takes a short time to complete. Once you have clearance, a visitor pass will be printed and attached to a lanyard that you must wear throughout the building. The office will hold your ID until you return to the office and return the lanyard that was given to you. We request that you please be patient with staff as we proceed with this district-mandated safety procedure.

Student-Parent Handbook
Franklin Elementary School, along with all District 64 schools, operates following policies and practices that have been reviewed and implemented by the District 64 Board of Education. Please review the D64 Student-Parent Handbook before the start of the school year.

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PTA Updates

Teacher Appreciation Week and End-of-Year Gifts

Teacher appreciation week and the end of the school year are quickly approaching! We have

the very best teachers and staff at Franklin, so the PTA has organized an end-of-the-year gift

collection to show the Teachers and Staff at Franklin just how much we appreciate

everything they have done for our students and us this school year!!

All you need to do is log onto membership toolkit and select a teacher and staff member

and donate your desired amount. Once the shop closes, all head room parents will take the

collected funds and purchase a class gift for homeroom teachers. In addition, all other teachers and

staff will receive gift cards in the amount collected.

The shop is open now and closes on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Thank you in advance for your help with this! This is just one of the small ways we can show

our appreciation!!


Franklin spirit wear makes for a great Mother's Day gift! We've dropped new designs for

moms and grandmas. Order by May 3rd to ensure delivery before Mother's Day.

Franklin Store Link:

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Dine to Donate

Easy Street Pizza in Park Ridge is hosting our Dine to Donate event on Wednesday, May 10th.

All you need to do is mention Franklin School when you are ordering or dining in and 20% of the pre-tax total on every order will go back to Franklin!!

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Community Information

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