Weekly Update

Donation Envelopes

Having trouble remembering to make your PTA donation online? No worries, donation envelopes will be coming home this week. You can still donate online here, but if you'd prefer to send in a check or cash, your child will be bringing home an envelope this week with all the information. We are hoping to hit our goal of $40k in order to maintain our current programs, resources, activities and events. We've only received $10k to date. Click here to see a list of what we fund. Please help us hit our goal today!


Kindergarten parents - please join us tomorrow morning for tea and coffee
The PTA would like to invite all Kindergarten parents to tea/coffee tomorrow, Thursday October 13th, from 9-10am in the Commons. Please join us and meet other kindergarten families, hear from our PTA president, ask questions and build your Franklin community. This is a free event and younger siblings are welcome. We hope to see you tomorrow.

3rd-5th Grader Choir
Would your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader like to join Choir? Ms Anderson is sending home forms today, or click here for more information. Choir begins on Thursday October 20.

Class Art Schedule

Are you interested in helping in your child's class during art? Or are you interested in seeing our Artist-in-Residence in action? Click here for the art schedule by classroom.

Room Parents Needed

We are still needing Room Parents for the following teachers: Clark, Bair, Date, Cody, Carter, Kjolso and O'Brien. Room Parents help coordinate the annual Halloween, Valentine and End-of-Year class parties, and help communicate to the other class parents. If you would like to be a Room Parent, or would like more information, please contact Bea Joe at roomparent@mybenfranklinpta.org  

Art Competition
It’s that time of year again for the National Reflections Art Competition. This is a great opportunity to show your creative/artistic side related to this year’s theme “What Is Your Story?” Student entries are due by Friday November 4th. For more information please visit http://www.lwptsa.net/reflections/

School News

Picture Day is Friday

Don't forget, individual picture day is this Friday, October 14th. Order forms are due Friday, or you can order online at mylifetouch.com. Picture Day ID: LS116992Q0

Remember you can pay in advance for Popcorn Fridays
Has your family experienced the trauma of a forgotten Popcorn Friday? Or triumphantly remembered as you drove into the parking lot, only to realize you didn’t have a quarter? Franklin Elementary is pleased to offer you a solution! Sending in $7.00 this week buys your child popcorn each week for the year, making your Popcorn Friday-stress a thing of the past. Checks can be made payable to Franklin Elementary. Please note, on occasion we have to cancel popcorn Fridays and will be unable to refund your money for that day.