The Franconia Falcon Flyer

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Dear Franconia Parents and Guardians,

I hope this finds you and your family well! I’m writing first to share some news with you, then kindly asking that you share the letter below with your children.

I have been honored and grateful to be a Souderton teacher for the past 29 years, ten of those at Franconia. I began here as a fifth grade teacher in 1991 and returned in 2011 to teach art for the past nine. Franconia holds a very special place in my heart which made this decision especially difficult. After much soul-searching, I decided to retire this past June rather than next. My decision is predicated upon several factors, not all pandemic-related. I am confident it is in the best interest of my beloved students as well as myself.

I’d like to thank you for the support I’ve received over the years; for compliments about art shows and projects, for pictures shared of your home galleries, for your many kind words. I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with my successor who is very excited to join the Franconia family! I am confident “my artists” will be in good hands! I’m hoping the letter below will help make this transition as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for sharing it with them!

With gratitude and best wishes to you and your children, Cathy Swanson

Spirit Wear Store is now open!

Click on the link to access the store!


Sales will go through October 5th.

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October 5th-9th

Next week, we will be having our annual Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

We are sad to say that there will be no “Starts with Hello” photo booth this year but me have some meaningful and fun activities planned for the kids.


Monday: Wear Blue in unity to STOMP out bullying.

Tuesday: Start with Hello Day

Wednesday: The Power of One read aloud with Mrs. Coale

Thursday: Putting The Power of One into action

Friday: Crazy Sock Day!


We will kick of our SOCKTOBER event today by giving back to Good Samaritan Services. Starting Monday, please bring in a pair of new socks (boy, girl, women or men) or a pair of shower shoes (flip flops).

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2020 Lip Sync Video Available to View and for Purchase!

So much has happened since February, 28, 2020. Did you know that was when Franconia had it’s Third Annual Lip Sync? We are ecstatic to tell you that the raw footage from the Lip Sync has finally been edited and is now ready to be viewed at


https://satv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=BUIHgz4TiBAp.


If you would like to purchase the recording, you can do so by going to:


https://soudertoncommed.revtrak.net/SATV-14/#/v/SATV-Video-Request-46 or https://www.soudertonsd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_94298/File/community/SATV/SATV-VideoRequestForm.pdf.


You will need to use “Franconia Lip Sync 2/28/2020” as the show title and date on the order form. Cost to purchase is $10 and can be made online or by following the directions in the pdf link above.

Would you like to work in your child's school?


Positions for cafeteria/playground assistants are avaiable at Franconia.


Applications are available through the district website. You must have all required clearances.

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The first Home and School meeting of the year (virtual) was on Tuesday September 15th at 7pm. It was great to see everyone, even if it was just virtually. Meeting minutes can be viewed on the Franconia website.


Our next meeting will be November 10th at 7pm.


We would love to see you there!

Did you know...

The Franconia Home and School has a Facebook page. To join, look us up and answer all of the questions to be added. This is a great way to get reminders throughout the school year and get to know other parents!
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10/2 Spirit Day

11/03 Election Day No School for Students