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Family Bingo Night: Friday, November 8th

Join us from 6:30PM - 8:00PM and see what’s NEW and BRIGHT with Family BINGO night!


This year we will be collecting food donations for the Bean Bag Program. The following items are being requested: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wN9ctOvIHZsbU1yDngd8JwuLGAY-VsPg/view?usp=sharing


If you are able to help on Friday evening, please sign up here to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FACA62FA5F58-volunteer


If you are ABLE TO ATTEND, please RSVP here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FACA62FA5F58-franconia1

*Candy will be provided to the BINGO winners on behalf of Home & School.

Put on those smiles!

Friday November 8 is Group Picture day (band, chorus, orchestra, safeties, student council) as well as the entire 5th grade group picture.

Our first Sundae Bar of the year will be Monday, November 11th. The sundae bar is included with the purchase of an elementary lunch. If your child does not purchase lunch, the sundae bar may be purchased a la carte at a price of $1.75. Please be sure to send money with your child on that day or make sure there is enough money on their account to enable them to purchase the sundae bar as an a la carte item

Lip Sync 2020

The Lip Sync is getting ready for it's 3rd Year and we need your help! If you are interested in leading (or co-leading) the 5th Grade Act or Parent Act, please contact Monica Jalboot (thejalboots@gmail.com) or Lynne Solly (lynneandkevinsolly@gmail.com).


Without leads, these acts will not be a part of our show.


The 5th Grade Act Lead(s) Will:

  • Select a song (or montage of songs) appx 3 minutes in length for the 5th grade act.
  • Plan choreography for the selected song(s).
  • Select outfits/props for the act (if necessary).
  • Teach the 5th grade students the choreography DURING the school day.
  • Be present during the Lip Sync to chaperone and help the 5th grade act as needed.


The Parent Act Lead(s) Will:

  • Select a song (or montage of songs) appx 2 minutes in length for the parent act.
  • Plan basic choreography for the selected song(s).
  • Work with other parents to select outfits/props for the act (if necessary)
  • Work with other parents to practice the choreography for the selected songs (night time rehearsals are ok).
  • Be present during the Lip Sync to perform the parent act.

Thanks for your consideration! We are looking forward to another great year!

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE STUDENTS!

Would you like to have your very own artwork on the front cover of the yearbook this year? Now is your chance to show your creativity to the school. Fifth graders may submit a yearbook cover entry to their classroom teachers by Friday November 15th for consideration in the contest. Teachers will blindly vote on the winner which will be revealed at the end of the year. No late submissions will be accepted.

This year’s theme is “Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes”. To be considered, the entry must be submitted on a blank 8.5x10.5in sheet of paper and include the School Name, and theme. It must be original artwork. Please put your name on the back of the submission.

Be creative 5th grade! Show your best work! The winning entry will be printed on this year’s yearbook cover. Contact Bobbi Moyer at moyer723@yahoo.com with questions.

Looking for a FUN evening for the kids?

Spirit Gymnastics will be hosting an Open Gym night on Friday, November 22nd from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Open Gym will be $5.00/per child (with a max of $15.00) and available to children under the age of 18. Spirit has graciously offered to donate 50% of all proceeds from the evening back to Franconia.


So mark your calendars and we'll see you there!

Do you own or operate a small business?

Attention Franconia Families: November 30th is national “Shop Small Business” Saturday. If you own/operate your own small business and would like to advertise it on our “special edition” SMORE, please reach out to Maureen Yothers; maureenyothers@yahoo.com by November 1st.

*This is FREE and serves to help promote small business within our Franconia community.

COUPON BOOKS ARE COMPLETED

Coupon book sales have come to an end, THANK YOU to everyone who purchased or returned unsold books. We still have books that have NOT been returned. Notifications were sent home for outstanding books.

Please make payments by CHECK (to Franconia Home & School) for $25 to cover YOUR fees.

Thank You!

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It's almost time for our Scholastic Fall Book Fair! The fair will be held in the library from Monday, November 11th to Thursday, November 14th. Students will visit the fair during their regularly scheduled library class. On Thursday, November 14th, the fair will be open until 5:00 P.M.

Volunteering at the Book Fair is a great way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Please sign up using the link below if you are interested in volunteering.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444ACAA2DABFD0-fall

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Jaclyn Reice, Franconia Librarian

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Girls on the Run registration will begin November 1st through December 13th.

Volunteer to help in the library!

Ms. Reice is in need of volunteers to come and help shelve books in the library! This is a great way to help out in the school. Please contact Ms. Reice if you are interested at jreice@soudertonsd.org

NURSE'S CORNER

Due to recent concerns about lice in our community, our health suite would like to relay the following information. According to the Center for Disease Control and other health authorities, head lice are not a health hazard or sign of uncleanliness and not responsible for the spread of any disease. Head lice are common among children. Lice can be readily transmitted in schools, homes, camps, backyards, and playgrounds; almost any community setting. Nits (lice eggs) that are not viable (1/2 inch or more from the scalp) do not cause the spread of head lice.


If your child or a family member have nits/lice, please remember to contact your school nurse so she can help guide you through the care process for you and your family. Also, please remember to reach out to those close to you. Children may have connections with others in many different grades and schools so this is the best way at getting the word out. Remember, lice can be present in any community setting so frequent head checks by parents can be helpful throughout the school year.

GIANT A+

Welcome back to the start of a new school year and to a new year of A+ School Rewards! This year’s A+ program runs from September 6, 2019 through March 14, 2020.

Our school has the opportunity to participate in and earn cash from Giant A+ Rewards, a great fundraising program run through our local giant.

To register your BonusCard visit, www.giantfoodstores.com and select Savings & Rewards. Follow the prompts to create your online account. You’ll need your 11-digit BonusCard number and our school ID #23565. Each time you shop at Giant, you will earn cash for our school! Please encourage your family and friends to support our school.

Box Tops

Box Tops for Education has a new app! Please visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/ to learn all about it and how to start scanning your store receipts. Even though they are transitioning over to this new system, clipped Box Tops are still being accepted. If you have any clipped Box Tops, please send them to school in a zip top bag with your student's name and class written on it. While we get acquainted with this new app, we will determine what school wide contests are most appropriate and then send out additional information.