March 6, 2017
How can families help with School Wide Bingo?
We are looking for families who are able to donate items for prizes. There will be roughly 465 students playing at once so there will be many, many winners for each round. To accommodate these winners we will need many donations.
Here are some ideas for prizes: Candy, Stuffed animals, Coloring books, Books, Hot wheels, Pop, Juice boxes, Pencils, Pens, Markers/crayons, Notebooks, Water bottles/cups, Nail polish, Hat, Fruit snacks, Sports stuff, Shoelaces, Sidewalk Chalk.
If you are able, please feel free to donate from this list or any other items that you or your child(ren) think of.
Thanks in advance for your generosity. Donations can be brought to the office.
How do parents register for conferences?
We are offering online sign-up for Fall Conferences. It’s easy! Follow the link below, then choose your child’s teacher and book a conference time. If your child lives in more than one household, please schedule only one conference per student. To see more than one teacher’s schedule open up two or more tabs to see schedule each schedule.
We will have a computer set up in the office beginning
November 1st for those of you that do not have access to the internet. Franklin office hours are M-F 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The Staff at Franklin
When should my child return to school after an illness?
When is the 'Smarter than the 5th graders' event?
The even is on April 11 at Mankato West High School Auditorium. Franklin's Drew Strande will participate and has the chance to win prizes for his class and Franklin.
$7 General Admission Student
$10 General Admission Adult
$15 Reserved Seating
4 years of age and under get free admission
What's the Wax Museum?
What are the results of the Box Top Collection?
Thank you for submitting box tops for the Spring Collection. Together we collected $228.60 for Franklin. That is over 2,200 box tops!!! Congratulations to Mrs. Arndt and Mrs. Blaschko's classes for collecting the most box tops and the highest classroom participation. Keep collecting!!
How can parents help with traffic?
- Stop the car
- Drop your child off (or pick them up)
- Roll on to allow others to do the same for their child
The goal is to minimize the amount of time that any one car is stopped in front of the school so we can maximize the opportunity for others to drop off or pick up students.
If you want your child to wait in the car with you, or you need to leave your car to be able to go into the building, please use the parking spaces along Adams street.
To reduce the number of cars in front of the building, talk with you child about picking them up along Lime street, or on Broad Street where it intersects with Lime. These are often unused areas and can be very convenient.
How can we foster wellness in our students?
We want to work with you to foster wellness in our children. We have committed staff that will be alert to the issues our students bring to us. We want you to know that in each of our buildings we have school nurses, school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers along with our teachers, administrators and staff that will be available to our students to process their concerns. Open communication between home and school is critical to the well-being of our students.
In our schools, we work daily to help students deal with the stresses they face. Parents are our partners in helping their children learn to face challenges successfully, whether it is the stresses of everyday life, such as academic difficulties or problems with friends, or severe adversity, such as a serious illness or family crisis.
The National Association of School Psychologists recommends the following to build resiliency:
- Think positive! Modeling positive attitudes and emotions is very important. Children need to hear adults thinking out loud positively and being determined to persist until a goal is achieved. Using a “can do” problem-solving approach to problems teaches children a sense of power and promise.
- Express love and gratitude! Emotions such as love and gratitude increase resiliency. Children who are cared for, loved, and supported learn to express positive emotions to others. Positive emotions buffer kids against depression and other negative reactions to adversity.
- Express yourself! Resilient people appropriately express all emotions, even negative ones. Adults who help kids become more aware of emotions, label emotions appropriately, and help children deal with upsetting events are giving them useful life skills.
- Get fit! Good physical health prepares the body and mind to be more resilient. Healthy eating habits, regular exercise and adequate sleep protect kids against the stress of tough situations. Regular exercise also decreases negative emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression.
- Foster competency! Making sure that children achieve academically is great protection against adversity. Also, children who develop individual talents are much more likely to feel competent and are able to deal with stress positively. Working together we can help children see their strengths.
Protecting our children against all of life’s unexpected painful events is not possible. Giving them a sense of competency and the skills to face adverse circumstances can be a valuable gift to our children. Resiliency can be built by understanding these important foundations. The more we practice these approaches; the better able our children will be to weather whatever life brings.
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, March 7 Yearbook orders due
Thursday, March 9 PTO Meeting at 6:30 in media center
Friday, March 10 No School
Tuesday, March 14 Two Hour Late Start
Thursday, March 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, March 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 23 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 24 No School
Monday, March 27 No School
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