The Lightning Rod

The Monthly Newsletter of Ben Franklin

Spring 2015

Note From the Principal:

Dear Ben Franklin Families,

I hope you have enjoyed the start of Spring. We have some important events coming up, so please see our newsletter video below, but also continue to scroll for upcoming events, supplementary videos and a special "Tech Talk" with Mrs. Miller, our Technology Resource Teacher. Please note the Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for May 20 (for adults at 6:30 pm) and June 4th (for students and parents at 4 pm). Please spread the word to Kindergarten age neighbors along with a reminder to register for next year's Kindergarten Class.

Thank you for all of your support and enjoy the newsletter! We have had a great March and April and are looking forward to a special May. I'm very proud of the great work happening at Ben Franklin. Please take a moment to check out what's been going on.

Please reach out if you have any feedback or need anything at all.


Chris Turnbull

Spring Newsletter




May, 2015 calendar of events

· Friday, May 8 PTO Dance Party – last event of Screen Free week 6:30 pm

· Monday, May 11 - PTO Meeting 7:00 pm

· Wednesday, May 13 - Board of Ed. Meeting 7:00 pm

· Friday, May 15 – Spirit Day ... Aloha Day

· Tuesday, May 19 – Gr. 3 field trip

· Wednesday, May20 – Trout release field trip

- incoming kindergarten parent orientation 6:30 pm

· Friday, May 22 - School Spirit assembly. Spirit day - blue and white

· Saturday, May 23 – Lawrence Township Memorial Day parade

· Monday, May 25 school is closed for Memorial Day

· Week of May 26 - NWEA testing

· Wednesday, May 27 – preK field trip

· Field Day is Friday, May 29. Wear blue and white

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Movie: A Day in the Life of Jian An (our sister school in Taiwan)

2014.10-11 A Day at Jian-An

A Day in the Life of Ben Franklin (our response)

A Day in the life of Ben Franklin

Board of Education Presentation Video from April 15, 2015

Board Presentation Final w edit

PLEASE SEE TECH TALK from Mrs. Miller - LTPS Technology Teacher