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A Note from Dr. Heineck

Welcome Back Franconia!

It has been a wonderful two days. I have enjoyed seeing your child(ren)’s smiling faces and warmed by their kind words. This year, our focus is, “Be the “I” in Kind.” What does this mean? Our thoughts, actions, and words are powerful! Throughout the school day, we will read stories, facilitate conversations, and model treating others with kindness. Saying and doing kind things builds our self-esteem and builds positive relationships. Research has shown that kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it, so that they can reproduce it (O’Grady, 2015). I encourage you to meet as a family and discuss what this looks like and means for your family.

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world! - Author Unknown

Sprinkle Kindness,

Dr. Heineck

A Note From Mrs. Coale

We were so happy to welcome back our students these past two days. We have missed them! While this school year will be very different, the kids are adjusting better than we ever expected. As we continue to navigate our post- COVID world, here are some tips and strategies to help children cope and adapt.

· Be a role model. Kids will look to you on how to react and behave. There are many different beliefs and ideas about COVID and the upcoming election. Share your families’ values and beliefs with respect and model positivity. Children learn from the example that you set for them.

· Be aware. How you talk about COVID can increase or decrease your child’s fears. Be aware when the kids are around, limit news and social media exposure and share a calm and reassuring message with your children.

· Listen. I do not know about you, but my child does not want to talk about school until around bedtime. It might be just a stalling tactic but I think its more than that. Kids need time to decompress after school, they want to relax and reacclimate to being home before hashing out the events of the day. Give them time and be ready to listen when they are ready to talk.

· Keep explanations age appropriate. Provide brief, simple information that balances facts with appropriate reassurances that the adults at school are here to keep them healthy and safe. Please support school guidelines and safety procedures when talking with your children.

· Stay connected. The school district has been sending information via email. If you are not getting school emails, reach out so that we can make sure you are getting what your family needs. The Franconia website and district website also have information posted. Check there first and if you still have questions reach out to the school and we will help.

If you or your family need additional resources, please call or email me. I am here to help make this school year the best that it can be.

In Partnership,

Barbara Coale, M.Ed.

School Counselor

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SPANISH CLUB 2020-2021

Virtual? Yes, Boring? Nooo!

We may be in the middle of a Pandemic, but our children’s education needs to continue. Today, more than ever, we have to give them more educational opportunities to be successful in the future. Spanish is spoken for more than 400 million people in the world in 21 countries!

Our Remote Live Teaching class will have games, songs, videos, Kahoot and much more. It will also be a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. All while we learn Spanish together.

Who? *Spanish Club: Students K-5th *Spanish for Highschool: Students 6th and up

When? Please check the schedule for your school in the registration form.

Where? Zoom classrooms Starting week of October 5th, 2020

Señora Paty Kulathum and a caring group of instructors will be using a wonderful, nationally recognized multi-grade program. The Zoom classes will be protected with a password and a waiting room. The class vocabulary will be emailed to you. The class material will include their folder, a dry erase board, marker and eraser. It will be sent by regular mail.

Instructional Cost* for the 24 week program including material:

BEGINNER (30 minutes once a week): $200/child ($190 for siblings attending)

ADVANCED (45 minutes once a week): $210 /child ($200 for siblings attending)

Spanish for Highschool (45 minutes twice a week): $400/child ($360 for siblings attending)

We have a max of 10 students per class. Please press the link to register in your school no later than Friday 9/25/20.

School: Contact: Registration link:

Franconia Amanda Lorenc at (215)370-3078

Welcome Back from Home and School

Welcome back Franconia Families! Boy we have missed you! It's been a strange past few months to say the least and things will look different as school begins this year. Some families will be virtual, while others are returning to their school buildings. Likewise, Home and School will look differently this year with us not being able to host the traditional Franconia events we are used to. Please know that we will continue to support both teachers and students as we are able. We would like to invite you to join us for our Home and School meetings where you can learn about what's going on in the school and how to be further involved. Also - stay tuned to our Facebook page as well you can search Franconia Home and School as well as the weekly SMORE that will be emailed out.

Thank you Parents, Teachers and Administrators for your commitment and involvement in our children's education.


Home and School Executive Team (Bobbi Moyer, Mandy Wendell, Steph Parente, Cheramie Benfield and Leah Hetherington)

First Home & School Meeting!!!

The first Home and School meeting of the year (virtual) will be Tuesday September 15th at 7pm - information to log on as follows

Get your backgrounds ready!!!

Topic: Home and School September Meeting

Time: Sep 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 776 2155 3491

Passcode: 044560

Would you like to work in your child's school?

There are positions available for cafeteria/playground assistants at Franconia. Applications can be done through the district website.

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Important Upcoming Dates:

9/8 First Day of School

9/15 First Home & School Meeting for the 2020-2021 school year