Falcon Post January 2020

Picture of Franklin January calendar

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy New Year – 2020!   I love the start of a New Year!!!  The staff and students are fortunate to have a winter break but are ready to get back into a routine.   As we start thinking about the New Year, I hope we can continue thinking of others and showing our kindness.   Unfortunately, the world around us has so many sad situations, I like to think that our Franklin Falcons are making a difference for each other and in our community.   If you have any ideas for ways we can give to our community, please contact us.

Upcoming Events:

PTO Meeting, January 9th 5:30 pm in Library

Academic Awards Grades 2-5 Friday January 10th 10:20

Kansas Birthday, January 29th – different activities are being planned that week and will be shared soon

Great Things I Saw Last Month at Franklin:

  • STUCO members ringing the Salvation Army bells at Dillon’s
  • All students attending SPIN City event
  • Building – wide sing along with a surprise visit from Santa Claus
  • 5th Grade DARE Graduation
  • Celebration with students from the 100’s board
  • Santa Shop for students sponsored by STUCO
  • AR Bingo celebration
  • Most Improved Student Recognition at City Commission meeting
  • 4th/5th grade Music and PE program
  • Etc…

As always, you are welcome to come eat lunch with your child.  Just stop by the office to sign-in.  Thank you for sharing your amazing children with us!


Mrs. Coy

Library News from Mrs. Deam

Falcons have been reading up a storm so far this school year. Students have checked out 9,451 books, and taken 3,633 AR tests to date.

The Top 10 books checked out are:

1. No More Tantrums by Maria Van Lieshout

2. Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey

3. Rangers Unite by Ray Santos

4. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

5. Barbie by Merry North

6. Dog Man Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

7. Saban’s Power Rangers Samurai: The New Ranger by Marilyn Easton

8. Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

9. Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

10. How is Root Beer Made? by Grace Hansen

Battle of the Books coming in April

Students in Grades 3-5 are invited to join the Battle of the Books competition. Five Franklin students will be chosen to compete against teams from other schools. Students may begin reading now for the April 30th competition. Teams will be answering questions about these 6 books (available in the Library now):

  1.  The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
  2. Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  3. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
  4. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  5. Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
  6. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
PLEASE NOTE: Chili Bingo Night on the 23rd has been rescheduled. Date to be announced.