Franklin Elementary

Friday Focus 10/14/16

Our Week

Over fifty families joined us for parent conferences on Monday, October 10th. Conferences were held in the cafeteria, classrooms, and Starbucks to meet the needs of our families. Our goal is to conference with 100% of our parents. Report cards were issued, CIRCLE progress monitoring data and intervention strategies were shared. We appreciate the feedback we received from parents. On Wednesday, Ms. Skelton led fingerplays and storytelling activities with prekindergarten students. The Hillsboro Fire Department visited us on Friday. They gave us helmets and taught us about fire prevention and how to be safe.

Our Staff

Help us congratulate Katie Pierce for receiving $400.00 from Donors Choose to fund her "Center Supplies to Bring Our Centers to Life" project. This week our staff hosted the Blooming Grove ISD prekindergarten teachers. The district is implementing a full day program, so we are happy to support this effort. On Monday our special education department participated in CLASS training. Other staff members attended a design session which focused on creating an outdoor garden and innovative indoor spaces. During our faculty meeting, we brainstormed ways to increase family engagement.

Our Learning

This has been an awesome week in Pre-K! We have been busy learning about the color purple, the number six. We reviewed circle, square, triangle, and rectangle. We continued talking about communities and answering the question, “What do families do together for fun?” This week we began learning letters Ss and Ii. We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and did a retell of the story with props! We had a great week!

Reminders and Events

Red Ribbon Week is October 24th -October 28th.

During this week, we encourage children to be drug free!

Monday - "Red Ribbon Day" - wear red

Tuesday - "Hats Off to Being Drug-Free!" - wear a hat

Wednesday - "We Stand United Against Drugs!" - wear red, white, and blue

Thursday - "I Have the Power to be Drug Free!" - Dress like a Super Hero or wear a Super Hero t-shirt

Friday - "Eagles Soar Without Drugs!" - School Spirit


Prekindergarten 132

Head Start 51

Total 183

Weekly Attendance