Franklin Friday News

What's Going On at #FAPBG-Week of October 7, 2019

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Jeans for Troops Day-November 6th

On November 6th, we will be participating in the GI Go Funds, nationwide Jeans for Troops dress down day. Teachers, staff, and students who donate $5 or more to GI Go Fund, can wear their favorite pair of jeans to school on November 6th. This small donation will help provide supportive services to military veterans, including housing for homeless veterans, job placement for unemployed veterans, and healthcare assistance to disabled veterans. We encourage all who've donated to wear a patriotic shirt with their jeans that day.

Please join our team to make your donation by visiting


There is ‘Snow Much to Read’ at the Fall Book Fair!

A blizzard of books is headed your way with Scholastic’s Artic Adventure Book Fair! Students can strengthen their reading skills as they go on the coolest expedition ever and venture deep into the ice-cold, polar regions!

The Book Fair will be:

October 7-16, 8:00 - 3:00 daily.

There will be a “Grand” Event on October 8th , 4- 6 pm, “Family” Night on October 10th, 4-6 pm, “Harvest Festival” on October 12th, 10:30-2:30 and before and during Elementary Curriculum Night, October 15th, 4-7:30 pm. Please sign up in the Raptor System, if you would love to Volunteer! Don’t forget you can use e-wallet to save a hassle and not have to worry about checks, money orders or credit cards. Please visit our web page to sign up:

Patriot News- Athletics & Clubs

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts are on 10/21 & 10/22 4:00 – 5:30
  • Boys Soccer Tryouts are on 10/23 & 10/24 4:00 – 5:30
  • Middle school Students interested in trying out please go to for paperwork and registration link
  • The girls volleyball team will play two games on Monday October 7th. 1st game is at 4:30 and the 2nd game is at 6:30. Little Moir’s Left Over food truck and Hawaiian shave ice will both be on campus between 4:30-7:30. Come join us for a great night of volleyball and food. $2.00 admission per person middle school and up.
  • 2nd Quarter Club registration will begin on Monday October 7th.

Weekly iReady Requirements

As our returning families know, our school has been using the iReady software for student support and reinforcement for the last three years. We have seen HUGE growth in the grade levels and students that have worked in the software with consistency and fidelity. To help us ensure all students and families do this this year, we have put the following school-wide requirements in place:

  • K-1 grade students: Successfully pass at least one reading and one math iReady lesson each week.
  • 2-8 grade students: Successfully pass at least two reading and two math iReady lessons each week.
  • Additional lessons may be required for students in intensive reading and/or math courses.

iReady is still recommended for a minimum of 45 minutes each in reading and math every week, but the required passed lessons outlined above with make sure that student iReady time is productive and not just a running clock. Please email Curriculum Specialist, Ms. Katie Young, if you have any questions or concerns regarding iReady.

As a reminder, iReady can ONLY be access through Clever. See the flyer below for information about Clever.

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Drama Fundraiser

Our drama department will be conducting this year's Yankee Candle Fundraiser and will benefit from all the sales. Your child will be bring home more information in the coming weeks. Sales must be turned by October 28th.

September & October Staff Birthdays

September 5-Ms. Greenman

September 7-Ms. Vargas

September 14-Ms. Maret

October 2-Ms. Lee

October 6-Ms. Rutter

October 14-Ms. Ellis

October 16-Ms. Appleman

October 25-Ms. Solivan

Growth, Gratitude, Goals, & Grit

This year, we are focusing school-wide on celebrating growth, expressing gratitude, achieving goals, and developing grit.

If you would like to recognize a student, teacher, or faculty member, please fill out the form below!



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