Away we Go!

September 18, 2023

Off to an Awesome Start

With our first full week now complete, we are off to a great start. Franklin staff members are working hard to build positive relationships with all our students. New teachers and new students have been welcomed into our Franklin family, and everyone is excited about the learning that lies ahead. Between this year's group of incoming kindergarteners, and many students who have moved into the Franklin attendance area, we have well over 100 new students in the building this year. It might surprise some people to hear that Franklin currently has the second highest enrollment of all Mankato elementary schools, trailing only Hoover. It must be because of all the wonderful work our amazing staff does every day to make Franklin such a special school community. : )

Early Release This Week

If you need Early Release care for your child(ren) from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on Wednesday:

Please fill out the form linked HERE.

Buses run at 12:30 only. No buses at 2:30.

Please have this completed by Monday, September 18th before 4pm.

** If you do not need after school care from 12:30 to 2:30 do not sign up. **

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Are you, or is someone you know, looking for a way to earn some extra money or looking for a rewarding job working with students? If so, check out the links below to explore opportunities to work as a paraprofessional, lunch/recess supervisor, or ACES staff member. We have multiple openings right here at Franklin, and we'd love to have Franklin family members as part of our school staff. If you have questions specific to any open positions, please call the Franklin office at: 507-345-4287.

From the Fabulous Franklin PTO

For updated information on "all things PTO" check out the PTO Facebook page.

For the latest news, check out the PTO newsletter linked below.

Dates to Remember

  • Sept. 20 - 2 Hour Early Release (ELEMENTARY students dismissed at 12:30)
  • Sept. 27 - Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Sept. 28 - PTO Fundraiser at Frozen Yogurt Creations (details in the PTO newsletter linked above)
  • Oct. 4 - Picture Retakes