Welcome to Franklin Elementary School!

Welcome back Franklin Families! 2017 - 2018 promises to be a great year at Franklin School! I look forward to seeing all of you on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 16.  If you are new to Franklin School, welcome to the Bulldog Family!

Our theme this year is Growth Mindset?  After studying the behavior of thousands of children, Dr. Carol Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence.  When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger.  Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement. The Growth Mindset theme will be carried out throughout the year during assemblies, bulletin boards, t-shirts, etc. I look forward to sharing the theme with the Franklin School community!

Welcome to our new Administrative Secretary, Melissa Bradford. Melissa comes to Franklin from Barry School where she worked as the Office Specialist for 3 years. Prior to working at Barry School Melissa worked at Andros Karperos School for almost 5 years. Please come by the office and introduce yourself to Melissa!

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the first day of school.  Breakfast prices remain at $1.75. Lunch prices have increased to $2.80.  Free and reduced lunch applications will be sent home the first day of school. Families need to fill out a new application each year.  Only one application per family needs to be completed!

The After School Program, “The Bulldog Academy”, will also be open the first day of school. If you have questions regarding the program, please direct your calls to Camille Resendez at (530)822-5151, or email camiller@franklin.k12.ca.us.  The Bulldog Academy will be available for “drop-ins” on minimum day Wednesdays for a cost of $10.00.  Please notify Camille one week in advance of the minimum day if your child will be attending the Wednesday minimum day. 

New this year, The Bulldog Academy will be offering daily KinderCare until 2:40 p.m. Please call Camille if you are interested in taking advantage of the After School Program for your kindergarten student.

Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 23. I strongly encourage all parents/guardians to attend this event as it is a great opportunity to not only meet your child’s teacher but to also learn about important dates and information for your child’s grade level. The times for Back to School Night are as follows:

          Grades K-4: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (2 sessions)

          Grades 5-8:  6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (2 sessions)

I wish all of you a wonderful 2017 – 2018 school year!

Lisa Shelton

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