Greetings Falcon Family,
Happy New School Year! I am honored and excited to be returning as your building principal and serve the Franklin community. The students seem to have had a great summer and are happy to return to school. We missed them! We have few things to celebrate as we start the year:
• Our Back to School night was well attended and the energy from both staff and families was very positive!
• We welcome Mrs. Beets as our new 5th grade teacher and Mrs. Balderrama as the 3 – 5th grade special education teacher.
•Our PTO has started with a full board of officers and are excited for our first meeting which is a Meet and Greet with pizza for families on September 5 from 5:30 – 6:30.
•Students will continue to have the opportunity to apply for CHAMPS jobs such as library assistant, nurse helper, door greeter, etc. Applications will be coming soon.
•Franklin students will continue participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program.
• 4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to run for a STUCO position.
• We will continue our community relationship with the Nazarene Church. They will be volunteering during our recess and lunch times.
Franklin staff wants to build relationships with our families. There are many ways to be involved as everyone’s schedule looks different. Some suggestions are:
•Volunteer in the classrooms or library
•Eat lunch with your child
•Help a classroom teacher at home by cutting out letters, etc…
•Attend building – wide events such as freedom walk, academic awards, etc.
•Attend and support PTO activities
•Spending time with your child before school and after school
•Other… just ask and we’ll be happy to find a way to use your talent!
In closing, please stop by or call as I have an open door policy. I like to
hear how we are doing and if there is anything we can do to make it better!
Thanks for sharing your child with us!
Mrs. Becky Coy, Franklin Elementary School Principal
All visitors entering the building, at any time of day, must enter through the front office, sign in on the visitors log, and obtain a vistor’s badge.
Upon departure from the building, visitors will sign out.
Breakfast is served to all students from 7:25 -7:50. No adults are on duty until 7:30 for breakfast and 7:40 for classroom arrival. Students are to arrive prior to 7:45 to eat breakfast.
Arrival: The five minute reminder bell rings at 7:55 am with the tardy bell ringing at 8:00 am. Please be sure to allow enough time in the family’s morning routine so that you child gets to school a few minutes prior to 8:00 am. If you child arrives after 8:00 am, please bring them into the front office to be signed in and to receive a pass to class.
Dismissal: The final bell rings at 3:15 and this is when students are dismissed. They will be escorted to their assigned door. If your child has an appointment throughout the day, the front office will work with you in regard to having your child brought to the office.
Absences: Please remember to call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent or tardy that day. If you know in advance, please send a note to the teacher and/or office so the absence can be documented.
When sending in lunch money, please put all money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and their teacher’s name on it. You do have the option of paying on line.
Your Franklin School Counselor, Ms. Megan Roe, is thrilled and grateful to announce the opening of the first and exciting Falcon Counseling Center, located on our upper level in Room 27! Although still “under construction”, all visitors are welcome to stop by to look around and chat.
Upon entering the “Land of Ah Ha’s”, visitors notice the space is delineated to reflect the three KSDE domains of School Counseling: Social Emotional Character Development, Academic Support, and Career Exploration. Shortened to the Feeling, Thinking, and Doing Centers, all Falcons will have the opportunity to participate and grow in all three comprehensive areas throughout the school year.
Several classes have already participated in Tier 1, whole-class, school counseling lessons in the fun, new, space while Tier 2, small group meetings, and Tier 3, individual sessions, are also in full swing, with many more to be scheduled. New parent request / consent forms for Tier 2 & 3 school counseling will be available in the front office.
All Falcons, Grades 1-5, are being presented with the opportunity to apply for specific categories of meaningful work known as “Champs Jobs”! During weekly, whole class counseling lessons, School Counselor and Champs Jobs Coordinator, Ms. Megan Roe, has been encouraging students to discover how our building-level Champs Jobs announcement, application, hiring, and subsequent working process correlates to real-world job seeking, placement, and employment.
Students have been busy and engaged learning about and applying for Champs Jobs vacancies that most closely match his or her interests, needs, and availability. All Quarter 1 Champs Jobs new hires will be featured on the large Champs Jobs bulletin board located in the first level hallway, outside the front office and gym, and will be published in the October family newsletter!
Student Council, Ms Jackson
Hello Parents / Guardians,
I am excited to announce that I will be this year’s Student Council Sponsor. I look forward to working closely with our soon to be elected 4th and 5th grade Student Council members. It is going to be a great year!!!
***We are always looking for new ideas to try; if your place of work or hobby has ways for students to get involved with the community, I would love to hear from you. ***