Franklin School

Sneak Peek to the Week...

October 3-October 7, 2022

Week at a Glance (Including Spirit Week!)

Monday, 10/3:

  • "Our Future is BRIGHT!" Wear sunglasses and/or neon clothing!

Tuesday, 10/4:

  • "Everyone counts!" Wear any shirt or team shirt with a number on it!

Wednesday, 10/5:

  • SCHOOLS CLOSED, Yom Kippur

Thursday, 10/6:

  • "We're crazy about making good choices!" Wear crazy socks and/or hair!
  • Friday, 10/7:

    • "Good choices are the key to dreams." Wear pajamas.


    Franklin Elementary School will be hosting its Fall Conferences on October 11-14. You should be receiving information from your son or daughter's teachers about conference opportunities, including an evening session on Wednesday, October 12. Please be mindful that night conferences are reserved for families who CANNOT attend during the day. If you or a family member can make a day time conference, please make that your first choice. Our teachers and staff are looking forward to meeting you all to share information on how your child is doing in school so far this school year. I hope to see you all that week!

    Franklin School RULES!

    It is with great excitement that I share the results of the surveys which were sent out to determine our school's core values. The words, voted on by students, staff, and parents, promote the key ideals that shape our Franklin School community. This afternoon, the students and staff had the results of the surveys announced to them. I hope you are as excited as we all are!

    Franklin School RULES!






    As the 2022-2023 school year continues, these attributes will shape our decisions as we continue to do great things at Franklin School.

    Counseling Corner

    October is the month to acknowledge and learn about bullying prevention, school and personal safety, as well as celebrate showing kindness, compassion, and respect to others.

    This year, the Roxbury School District will acknowledge this important month with a district wide theme of “Kindness Begins With You.” We have provided an optional Kindness Challenge Calendar (found HERE) for families to do at home. If you participate, please feel free to send Mrs. LaCosta pictures of your acts of Kindness to put up on the TV screen at Franklin ( Throughout the month of October, students in the district will be given the opportunity to participate in weekly October activities at school as well. October 3rd-7th is designated as the “Week of Respect.” We will be participating in a School-Wide Spirit Week-please click HERE for the schedule for themed days. On October 11th-14th Franklin School will be participating in a Food Drive. Students are asked to bring in canned and/or non perishable goods any day this week to be collected and donated to Roxbury Social Services. Throughout the 2nd and 4th weeks of October, students will be participating in grade-level lessons about bullying prevention. Lastly, October 24th-28th we will be participating in a school-wide chalk walk to help spread kindness, compassion, and respect.

    Announcements for the week of Respect-Week of 10/3

    Monday: “Treat others the way you want to be treated!”

    Tuesday: Respect people’s feelings. Even if it doesn't mean anything to you, it could mean everything to them”

    Thursday: Respect means you care enough to think about others feelings before you act.”

    Friday: A person’s a person no matter how small - Dr. Suess

    Grand Opening Flyer!

    Click for information about the Grand Opening of Gifts & More at The Paper Store

    2022 Night of Unity...Estamos Unidos

    Bring your family and friends to Eisenhower Middle School on October 27 for an evening of music, food, sports & games, activities, art, and a celebration of Hispanic culture.

    NJSLA Scores

    Last week, scores from the Spring 2022 NJSLA were sent home. Here is the letter that was sent home to all parents/guardians.

    From the Nurse's Office

    -Students and staff who have symptoms of illness should stay home. If no symptom improvement after 24 hours, please consult with healthcare provider. Home tests will not be accepted at this time. Absences without a doctor's note or lab confirmed test will be marked as unexcused.

    -Household members of an individual who tests positive for Covid do not need to quarantine.

    Playground Use After School

    Roxbury's BASES programs at the K-4 schools try to get out to the playgrounds/blacktops as much as possible. There have been times when families have stayed after pickup to allow their kids to play on the playground.

    When BASES comes out, the BASES staff is politely asking all other parties to leave the playground areas since BASES is a school-sponsored program and the area shouldn't be shared during that time.

    Breakfast & Lunch

    Please note that breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase this school year. It will not be free of charge as it has been in the past. In addition, an application will need to be completed in order to qualify for Free Lunch.

    Letter Regarding Health & Physical Education Curriculum

    Click here to find a district correspondence regarding Health & Physical Education curriculum.

    Additional Information for


    How to connect with a tutor

    How to connect with a tutor (Spanish)

    A Note from our Nurse

    Important Information from the Student Health Office

    1. Reporting your child's absence: Please remember to report your child's absence daily in Genesis or by calling the attendance line (973) 584-1643. The reason for your child's absence needs to be included. If your child is sick, the symptoms that he/she is experiencing need to be included.

    2. Reasons to keep your child home or contact the nurse:

    -Your child has tested positive for Covid-19

    -Your child has a fever

    -Your child has vomited

    -Your child has diarrhea

    -Your child has a rash

    -Your child has head lice

    -Your child has an eye infection

    -Your child has been in the hospital

    *In addition to the above, with any other illness you should keep your child home until his or her symptoms are improving.

    3. We take food allergies very seriously here at Franklin. If your child has a food allergy or sensitivity and you would like an alternate menu, please contact Lorraine Kunick, Director of Nutrition for Maschio’s Food Services via email: If your child comes to school without a packed lunch, we will assume it is okay for that student to have the daily menu option or the swap out item. You can find the lunch menu on the Franklin website.

    You can find information about our Life Threatening Food Allergy Program here.

    Students can only bring food from the Approved Snacks list into their classrooms or instructional areas.

    4. Please send your child with a change of clothes in the event they have an accident or get dirty at recess.

    Should you have any health questions or concerns, you can reach Mrs. Phillips at or by calling the school at 973-584-5549 ext. 2504.

    PTA Information

    Check out the picture featured in our media center for Hispanic Heritage Month!

    We Are All In This Together

    Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.

    Becka Schoettle