The Franklin Press
Counselor's Corner - Sep-Oct 2015
Week of Respect Kicks Off on October 2!
October is an exciting month at Ben Franklin! Not only do we celebrate the Week of Respect, but we will also be kicking off our Character Education program at our first Spirit Day on Friday, October 2nd. We will release our Take Care awards, launch the Social Skill of the Month, get the students energized for the Week of Respect activities, and end with our annual “clap-in” to welcome all of our new students and staff members to the BF family.
The students are very excited to kick off our Take Care award program. The Take Care award is a simple acknowledgement for students who are caught ‘taking care’ of themselves, each other, our school, and/or our earth. Students will receive a special award and be celebrated at the following month’s Spirit Day.
Our goal for the Week of Respect is quite simple: to ensure that all BF students understand what it means to be a respectful student at Ben Franklin and in the community. During the week, we will focus on our school rules, which are so eloquently taught to us by our very own cartoon characters Ben, Frank, and Lin. Each character helps our students follow the rules in a different area of the building. We will also be adding a new character to the team this year to help our bus riders. Stay tuned for more information on who that character will be…
And what about The Benny? The Benny will be re-tooled for the new school year with a new focus! Stay tuned for more!
Megan Umbach, School Counselor
Want to learn more about our counselling program? Visit our school website and find the Counselor's Corner section under Special Areas/Programs.
See you at Back to School Night on September 30 - 7:00 pm
Back to School Night
Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 7pm
2939 Princeton Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ
Character Ed in the classroom - Tech teacher Mrs. Miller teaches 3rd graders about the importance of leaving a respectable digital footprint.
Students in classrooms work collaboratively to develop classroom expectations. This is one example of what these conversations produce.
Students loved the Mad Science Assembly focused on air concepts!
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