• Franklin PTO Newton

PTO March Updates - Helping staff with vaccine appointments & upcoming events!!

Updated: May 19, 2021

Hello Franklin community!

We wanted to first thank members of the Franklin community SO MUCH for stepping up and for volunteering so quickly when asked if anyone would be interested in helping our Franklin staff secure COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The response was immediate and within just a few hours last Friday, we had a spreadsheet going with instructions/tips with 23 volunteers, and a Google form was sent to our Franklin staff for anyone interested in our help. By Saturday, every Franklin staff member who requested help was secured a vaccination appointment in a nearby CVS location, and they were all so grateful! The enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers was amazing, and there were multiple conversations happening in the 4:00am - 5:30am timeframe on Saturday morning... it was incredible! If any more Franklin staff request help this week, we have a big team of volunteers ready to go. We also offered all of our document outlines to all PTOs across Newton last Friday to try to help them save thinking time if they wanted to assist teachers at their own schools with a similar initiative! GO FRANKLIN!

This Wednesday, we have the start of our Franklin Online Auction from March 10-17! We will send the link out when it begins, and get ready to bid on restaurant gift cards, homemade meals from Franklin the community, Principal for a Day, and other great items! This is typically one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and even though we intentionally have a smaller auction this time around due to the pandemic, any contributions would really help fund important programs for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Lucky Notes Days are next week on March 17th and 18th! We want to spread the love to our teachers for all of the hard work they have done this year. Let's let them kno