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December 13, 2019

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

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Dates to remember

Thursday, December 19 2nd Grade Children’s Museum

Friday, December 20- Wednesday, January 1 No School

Tuesday, January 7 ExCEL resumes

Tuesday, January 14 Two Hour Late Start

Tuesday, January 14 Theme Day

Monday January 13 & Tuesday, January 14 Auditions

Monday, January 20 No School

Thursday, January 23 MSUM Play

Friday, February 7 Talent show

Thursday, February 27 Science & Interest Fair

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Career Day

Tuesday, Jan. 14th 2020 at 10am

1000 North Broad Street

Mankato, MN

Dress like the career that you want to have when you grow up.

Did you see our amazing students perform?

3rd Grade Franklin Winter Concert 2019
4th Grade Franklin Winter Concert 2019
5th Grade Franklin Winter Concert 2019

When is the pick up for the Back Pack Food Program?

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Does your child want to enter the Science & Interest fair?

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How do families learn about weather cancellations?

To check information about school being delayed, dismissed early or cancelled, you can:

Call: The District Information Line at 386-4777. HINT: If you save it to your phone your kids can check it and not bother you at 6 am.

Watch: WCCO (Ch 4), KSTP (Ch 5), FOX (Ch 9), KARE (Ch 11), KEYC (Ch 12)

Listen: KMSU (89.7 FM), KXLP (94.1 FM), KDOG (96.7 FM), KEEZ (99.1 FM), KXAC (100.5 FM), KRRW (101.5), KYSM (103.5 FM), WCCO (830 AM), KTOE (1420 AM)

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO SEE IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED OR RELEASING EARLY. Our school phone lines tie up quickly when an early closing is announced so be sure you have your Snow Emergency Form current as we will follow the directions you have given us on that sheet.

District text messages with reminders and announcements. You can receive text messages to remind you about things such as two-hour late starts and inform you of weather related changes. Subscribe using this link.

Please remember that ACES, our after school childcare program, does not operate when we close due to inclement weather.

* When the weather causes school to start two hours late, breakfast will not be served.

When do students have indoor recess/mornings?

To determine whether or not children are outside, we use the chart below as a guideline. When the temperature gets close to the second blue field, we strongly consider keeping students indoors. Anything in the 30, 10, or 5 minute sections are automatically indoors.

It is important that you send your child to school dressed to be outside for 20 minutes of recess.

Must haves

  1. Hats
  2. Gloves
  3. Winter jacket
  4. Boots

  1. Snow pants
  2. Scarf
  3. Face mask
  4. Other items your child may need to stay warm

When every child at Franklin has a hat, a pair of gloves, a winter coat and a pair of boots, that's 6 items per child times 465 children for a total of 2,790 pieces of clothing. Chances are high that things will get dropped, misplaced or mixed up with other students' clothing. Labeling your child's clothing helps greatly.

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What's new on Peachjar?

Check out all the flyers on the Peachjar site by clicking the link at the top of the page (or the peach icon next to this text). Make it a regular habit to check out the latest offerings from around our community. It's a great way to find programs for kids that keep them active and connected to other kids their age.
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Youth Enrichment
  • United Soccer Training
  • Maverick Holiday Carnival
  • Softball/Baseball Camp
  • and more....
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Welcome to 2019-20 school year from Franklin Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). As a parent, legal guardian,or staff of students enrolled at Franklin Elementary School, you are a member!

What can I do over Winter Break to support Franklin PTO?

If you shop at Hy-Vee or purchase items with Box Tops, please keep clipping and scanning Box Tops and submitting your Hy-Vee receipts to Franklin for the remainder of the school year. If you see family and friends over the break, you can ask them to collect them for Franklin as well. We earn over $1000 each year through these two programs.

What will Franklin PTO look like next year?

Join us at the January 14 PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center as we discuss what events and leadership roles are essential for next year's PTO. We're going to have interactive voting of some type, so everyone can share their opinions.

Tracy Ball has been the PTO president for the past three years, but she will be leaving Franklin PTO when her son goes to Prairie Winds next year. PTO needs parents who are willing to volunteer in leadership roles next year. Leadership roles in PTO can be incredibly rewarding as you get to know students, teachers and parents better and recognize the positive impact your actions make at Franklin. Please join us at the January meeting or contact Mr. Olson or Tracy Ball (, if you would like more information on how you can help PTO next year.

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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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