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NSF Grants Awarded for Franklin staff & Honor Thy Teacher Campaign!

Hi Franklin families!

Did you know that over the past five years, the Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) has granted Newton Public Schools more than $750,000 to support initiatives across the school system? Did you also know that Franklin staff were recently awarded grants? Congratulations to Stephanie Lefever, Sheila Morris, Melissa Chiozzi, and Toni-Marie Kelly! At the bottom of the email is a list of all of the grants that Franklin will benefit from, and if you're interested in seeing all grants that were approved, head to

In addition, if you’re looking for a way to say “Thank You!” to your child’s teacher or other school staff as this extremely unusual school year starts to come to a close, please consider Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher campaign. It’s an opportunity for families to thank school personnel by giving a gift to Newton Schools Foundation in their honor, while also complying with the Newton Public Schools’ teacher gift policy. Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to advance educational excellence and equity throughout Newton's public schools. Your gift will fund NSF grants for promising educational initiatives, professional development, and programs that address racial and income inequities. NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift, share the honoree names with the Superintendent and principals, and list all honorees on the NSF website. It’s easy to donate online at or you can mail your donation to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the name(s) of your child(ren) and the names of the teachers and/or staff you are honoring. Many Franklin staff were honored last year - here is a list of 2020 honorees! Thank you so much! -The Franklin PTO

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