Hello, Franklin Families! Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year. I welcome all of our new and returning families to what I hope you find is your best year ever. I hope that all of you had a wonderful and relaxing summer. I look forward to seeing all of you on the first day of school, August 17!
The theme this year is Making a Difference, and if you have children at Franklin School you know that the dedicated Franklin School Staff makes a difference with our students each and every day. This particular theme will be shared with our students and families throughout the year, hopefully making it an unforgettable academic and social experience for all our students, staff and families.
Franklin School has a new track and field and broad jump pit! I would personally like to thank Doug Reeder for spearheading this project. He spent countless hours this summer working with contractors, volunteers, and landscapers to make sure that this job was done to his specifications. The new track is a wonderful addition to the Franklin School campus and will be used by the students and community for generations to come. Thank you, Doug, for your dedication towards this project.
One big change for the upcoming school year is the START and END times for school. For the 2015 – 2016 school year, school begins at 8:25 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. Previously we had two ending times, 2:40 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. but the two times caused some parents to have to wait an extra five minutes for a sibling. It is our hope a single dismissal time, 2:40 p.m., will help with traffic and allow older siblings to pick up their younger brothers and sisters more efficiently. Please add these new bell schedules to your calendar. Thank you.
I look forward to my second year as the Superintendent/Principal of Franklin School. Please don’t hesitate to call me or email me if you have any questions regarding your child’s academic program. Together we will make a difference!