The Franklin Flyer Newsletter
Week of November 13
Weaving science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics into daily instruction using hands on learning and exploration! Our vision: All students grow to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and confident global citizens who positively impact our world. Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet-Home of Innovators, Scholars and Leaders!
As Parent-Teacher Conference week ia upon us, kindly take a moment to check the lost and found for any belongings your child may have misplaced. Our lost and found collection will be donated to charity after Friday, November 17th, so please ensure you retrieve any items before then. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in helping us support those in need. the LOST & FOUND is located outside of the auditorium doors.
🎉 Brief Message From Principal Muhammad 🏆
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support during the crisis we faced yesterday. Your understanding and cooperation were invaluable during a challenging time. I would like to discuss the incident further, and I will be available next on Monday from 8:00 to 8:30 for a conversation. Thank you once again for your cooperation and trust.
With our many families who attend Franklin, we understand parking is a concern, especially during drop off and dismissal. We kindly request that families no longer park in the student loading zones (Copeland eastern side of the street). If you must park, kindly park on the opposite side or another street and walk your student to the gate.
To help alleviate the drop off traffic our gates open at 7:30 am each morning. This time allows for staggered drop offs to happen. Students who arrive at or after 7:50 will need to be dropped off a the main entrance. We kindly ask parents not to exit their cars after 7:50. Once your student receives their tardy slip, students will walk themselves to class. Franklin Staff/Volunteers will assist UTK & K students to class.
Thank you, always, for your understanding and cooperation.
Nominate Your Teacher TODAY!
Your active involvement in shaping our school community is crucial, and we currently have a vacant School Site Council position that needs your voice. Your vote matters, and by participating in this election, you contribute to the decisions that impact our children's education. Please take a moment to cast your vote and help us ensure a diverse and representative School Site Council. Thank you for your commitment to our school's success. CAST YOUR VOTE HERE
In person voting will be conducted at the PTA meeting on Thursday, November 30 at 8:00am.
Fall Break is November 20--November 24
📆 Upcoming Events
SDUSD SCHOOLS ARE ORGANIZED INTO CLUSTERS FOR GREATER COMMUNITY COHESION
Clusters will consist of a high school and the middle and elementary schools that feed into it.
Clusters will ensure that there is a continuity for the neighborhood students in the pre-K-to-12 program.
Cluster councils will promote the schools in their communities.
Cluster councils will work with schools, community and district staff to improve the quality of their neighborhood schools.
Cluster councils will be a democratic representation of the school community including teachers, administrators, support staff, students, parents and community members
As a Franklin family, you belong to both the Hoover and Patrick Henry Clusters. I would like to encourage our Franklin families to attend the bi-monthly cluster meetings to best learn about our cluster communities. This is also a time for your voice to be heard on a more global platform.
Follow the links below you will find the meeting times for both clusters:
I hope to see you there!
DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING
If your 5th grader or incoming Kindergartner would like to attend a school other than our feeder middle schools, please complete the Choice Application. The "Priority Window" for School Year 2024-2025 is from October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023 Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2024.
Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet offers families the unique opportunity to choose between two middle and high school paths after Franklin, without having to go through the Choice Enrollment process. Families may choose to remain within the Hoover Cluster and move on to Hoover Community Schools' Wilson Middle School and Hoover High School, or join the Henry Cluster via Henry Community Schools' Lewis Middle School and Henry High School. Franklin students are guaranteed access to both Wilson Middle School and Lewis Middle School after completing fifth grade. This dual-track opportunity allows Franklin families to chose the college and career pathway that best suits their student.
Use the SCHOOL FINDER tool to assist in your search.
PTA General Association Meeting
We're always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make our events and programs a success. Whether you have a few hours to spare or can commit to a longer-term project, your involvement is highly valued.
If you're interested, please fill out this GOOGLE FORM
Or you can email us: FranklinSDPTA@gmail.com
PTA Membership Drive
Have you joined the PTA yet? Your membership supports essential programs and resources for our school. Becoming a member is easy, and it's a great way to show your commitment to your child's education.
Membership paperwork is being sent home through homework folders soon.
Or you can join online: https://jointotem.com/ca/san-diego/franklin-elementary-pta
Join us for a fun and delicious fundraiser at Young Cluck on Sunday November 5th! 10% of all food sales that day will be donated to the Franklin Elementary PTA so that we can do good things for kids!