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Franklin PTO Dues Impact Week: Staff Mini Grants

“We used our PTO grant to fund a series of music therapy sessions led by David Nicholson from Dana Farber’s pediatric oncology department. David’s sessions taught and practiced mindfulness and art & music therapy. Students learned important skills like managing their feelings and worries, regulating their emotions and increasing self control. It encompassed all 5 competencies of social emotional learning. Because of the PTO grant, we were able to provide this valuable learning opportunity to our second graders at a time when their social emotional development was a particularly high priority. Most importantly, the second graders really enjoyed the music therapy sessions and were able to use the skills they learned and practiced in a variety of settings throughout the school year.”

- Chelsea Burke, Melissa Chiozzi, and Stephanie Lefever, Second Grade Teachers

Donations to the Franklin PTO fund staff mini grants, vital support for our teachers who are truly making a difference in our students’ Franklin experiences.

After one day of the Franklin PTO Dues Impact Week, we are 21.6% to our goal of raising $15,000! Thank you to all of the families who have contributed!

Did you know? In the 2020-2021 school year, PTO Dues funded mini-grant requests from 32 Franklin teachers and staff totaling over $5,000 to improve everything from classroom seating to specialized texts and materials, equipment for the gym, and more!

Thank you for your support!

- The Franklin PTO

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