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Important PTO Updates in November!

Updated: May 19, 2021

Hello Franklin families!

We hope that you have had a great first couple of months of school!  First of all, we wanted to thank you for all of your support at PTO events that we have had so far.  Everything from virtual trivia to the Halloween Bash was so well attended, and we want to continue to find new and creative ways to bring the wonderful Franklin community together.  The Franklin Flocking fundraiser just ended this week and the flamingos have flown south!  We had such an amazing response from families about this new fundraiser and we love that the flocks of green flamingos showed Franklin school pride and it was something fun for the kids to wake up to and for others to walk by!  Thank you so much to Kelly Schultz for her organization of this event and for all of the volunteer flockers who went out in the dark to move all of the flocks every other day!  This week, Kelly has decided to step down from the board, so we would like to announce that Jessica Allen is the new PTO board secretary.

Here are some important dates for November:

  • ALL of November - Our 2020-2021 Dues Campaign kicks off!  If you haven't paid your dues yet, please contribute online HERE.  Some highlights of what the PTO has used funds for just in the last month: $1,400 towards gift cards for Franklin families in need, $200 to help replenish snacks, coffee, & tea for the Franklin staff break room, and $3,275 towards teacher discretionary checks that help them buy the supplies they need for the students in the classroom.  Your dues contributions really do so much for our school.  Thank you!!

  • Thursday, Nov 12 - Holiday Gift Drive with Village Bank begins (ends December 15th)

  • Friday, Nov 13

    • Virtual Kindergarten Moms' Night Out at 8pm

    • Last day for the Franklin Annual Coat Drive

    • Last day for Meadow Farms to count towards student prizes (ends December 13th)

  • Thursday, Nov 19 - Turkey feather day + Food Drive (Cohort B & DLA from 8:10am - 8:30am)

  • Monday, Nov 23 - Turkey feather day + Food Drive (Cohort A & DLA from 8:10am - 8:30am)

  • Wednesday, Nov 25 - Early release for Thanksgiving (12pm)

  • Nov 26-27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thank you to Siobhan Crosby and Amy Horsman for putting in so much work to get our new website up and running! It has all of our latest news, events, and links to helpful resources like our school directory.

The 2020-2021 Franklin PTO Board Emilie Chang, President Amy Horsman, Treasurer Jessica Allen, Secretary Allison Brown, Board Member Julie Conlon, Board Member Anya Huston, Board Member Nancy Maida, Board Member Megan Reilly, Board Member Claudia Rossi, Board Member Tamara Wieder, DLA Liaison

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