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October 17, 2019

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Dates to remember

Thursday, October 17-Friday, October 18 No school

Tuesday, October 22 SCSC Science & Nature Conf. (5th)

Friday, October 25 Fall Box Tops due

Friday, October 25 Fall Carnival by MSU Ed Students

Monday, November 4 Read Out, 6-7 p.m.

Do you recognize this Golden Apple award winner?

What's the plan for roller skating?

Monday, October 21 permission slips will be sent home

Thursday, October 24 slips should be returned

Monday, October 28 Classes will begin roller skating in PE

Because of the successful Walk-a-thon event, students will NOT need to pay for the rollerskating unit. Thanks to our students, families, staff, and PTO for a great Walk-a-thon event!

Know someone who wants to join the Franklin team?

Franklin has an immediate opening for a clerical assistant. For information about this position, you can use this link to access the district Human Resources page to get details and apply.

When do students have indoor recess/mornings?

To determine whether or not children are outside, we use this chart as a guideline. When the temperature gets close to the second blue field, we strongly consider keeping students indoors.

It is important that you send your child to school dressed to be outside for 20 minutes of recess.

Must haves

  1. Hats
  2. Gloves
  3. Winter jacket
  4. Boots

  1. Snow pants
  2. Scarf
  3. Face mask
  4. Other items your child may need to stay warm

When every child at Franklin has a hat, a pair of gloves, a winter coat and a pair of boots, that's 6 items per child times 465 children for a total of 2,790 pieces of clothing. Chances are high that things will get dropped, misplaced or mixed up with other students' clothing. Labeling your child's clothing helps greatly.

Are you missing a.....

sweatshirt, jacket, hat, gloves, etc? Remind your child to check the Lost & Found located in the hallway on the way to the cafeteria.

Joining your child for lunch?

Students and staff enjoy when parents join us for lunch. When you come to school, please stop in the office to get a visitor's pass. Our lunch system will not allow adults to charge a lunch to a student account, so visitors will need to bring $3.85. Please be prepared to write a check, or have the exact change to pay for your meal.

Can you assist us with playground supervision?

We are looking to hire people who will be a good fit to supervise and support our students when they are on the playground.

Supervision is 11:15-1:00 and $12.36/hr. We have some flexibility in scheduling if candidates are not available every day. If you, or someone you know, is a good fit for this position please email Travis Olson at to learn more.

What's new on Peachjar?

Check out all the flyers on the Peachjar site by clicking the link at the top of the page (or the peach icon next to this text). Make it a regular habit to check out the latest offerings from around our community. It's a great way to find programs for kids that keep them active and connected to other kids their age.
  • PTO Clothing sales
  • Children's Museum events
  • Drama Kids
  • Free dental service
  • Family Yoga
  • Winter baseball/softball
  • Girl Scouts
  • and more....

Need a fun family activity?

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Welcome to 2019-20 school year from Franklin Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). As a parent, legal guardian,or staff of students enrolled at Franklin Elementary School, you are a member!

Do you need Franklin clothing?

PTO has multiple options for you.

1) Annual Clothing Order: To shop every style of Franklin apparel available, you can order directly from B. Stark by November 1, 2019. New this year is a performance hoodie! Shop online at:

or print and fill out a paper order form (available at

We will not have a second order this school year, so if your family wants to show their Franklin pride, please place your order by November 1. Items will be delivered to school and sent home in backpacks before Thanksgiving Break.

2) All in-stock Franklin apparel is 50% off this year. You can order online at: or shop at future PTO events. Check out what we have in stock before placing your B. Stark order.

This discounted price applies only to clothing items that Franklin PTO has in-stock. Quantities and sizes are limited. Once in-stock clothing is sold, PTO will no longer stock Franklin apparel. Franklin apparel will need to be ordered during our annual clothing sale in the future.

If you want to pay by cash or check, you can also place an order directly with PTO Treasurer Amy Thomas at

Do you have clipped Box Tops for Education?

While Box Tops for Education has gone digital, we can still submit clipped Box Tops. If your family purchased items with Box Tops for Education on them, please collect and submit Box Tops to Franklin as they are worth 10 cents each to the school. Box Tops can be turned into classroom teachers by October 25 as part of the Fall Box Tops Classroom Competition. As always, if your family doesn’t typically buy products with Box Tops, we don’t expect you to change your purchasing habits. We’d just appreciate that you clip and submit if you have Box Tops around the house.

If you've been scanning receipts with the new Box Tops app, please look for a PeachJar announcement next week with more details on how to give your child's classroom credit for your digital Box Tops.

What are the Trash into Cash programs that help Franklin?

Franklin collects two items that would typically be considered trash and submits them for cash. If your family purchases food from Hy-Vee or products with Box Tops, you have items around your house that can earn Franklin money. Please collect and submit any of the following items:

  • Receipts from the two Mankato Hy-Vee stores dated after Sept. 1, 2019

  • Box Tops for Education

There are collection bins across from the school office near the first grade classrooms to turn in any Hy-Vee receipts you have. Franklin raises almost $1500 between these two trash into cash programs.

Looking for a free, fun family event?

If you're K-3 grade student is sad that the Family Picnic was cancelled because of the weather, you'll want to check out the Franklin Fall Carnival organized and hosted by the MNSU Learning Communities on Friday, October 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Franklin cafeteria. This event is not sponsored by PTO, but it's been a parent and student favorite for years. Children can come dressed in costumes, but don't have to, and education majors from MNSU will have fun games and activities for the kids to do.

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Want to give a shout out?

We are inviting families to email Mr. Olson when their child(ren) have a successful experience outside of school. The celebration will then be included in the morning school wide announcement. Ideas of things that families might want announced: winning a soccer tournament, moving up to a new tae kwon do belt, participating in the regional science fair, etc. If you have something that you'd like us to recognize your child(ren) for, email

Please include:

Child's Name

Child's Teacher

The Child's achievement

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