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Franklin PTO Falcon Fund

The Franklin PTO aims to foster an optimal educational experience for all students and to help develop a close connection between Franklin families and faculty. To achieve this, we allocate the contributions and proceeds received for our Falcon Fund to support and fund various enriching programs and community building events that benefit Franklin Elementary School, its students, teachers, and staff.

Here are some of the programs and events that the Franklin PTO supports and funds:

  • Creative Arts & Sciences: Students are provided with multiple opportunities to participate in curricular-enriching programs in Creative Arts & Sciences, such as author/illustrator guest speakers, musical performances, and hands-on STEM workshops.

  • Teacher Mini Grants and Discretionary Funds:  Teachers use funds to purchase items for their classrooms, such as literacy materials, supplies, or flexible seating.

  • Staff Appreciation Events: We host luncheons and provide tokens of appreciation for staff throughout the year for their hard work and dedication to our students.

  • Multicultural Celebration: An event where we celebrate and learn more about the many different cultures in our Franklin community.

  • Kindergarten Welcome: We host playground meet-ups and provide cool treats during the summer for incoming Franklin kindergarteners, fostering a place for our newest Franklin Falcons to build friendships and community.

And so much more!

To learn more about these programs or see past events, click here

Your generosity and financial support to our Falcon Fund enable these enriching programs and community building events for our school. To help make this possible again this year, please donate now.

Franklin Fund Annual Appeal

The Franklin PTO raises money for the Falcon Fund through our annual appeal.

For the 2023-2024 school year, our goal is to raise $15,000 for our Falcon Fund with your financial support by October 31, 2023. The minimum   suggested donation amount is $75. Please know that ALL gifts are meaningful and that no amount is too small because it's your participation that matters most.

How you can donate:

  • Online with our wufoo donation form

  • By Check, in person or send by mail. Please make checks payable to Franklin PTO. You can drop off your check in person in the Franklin PTO mailbox located at the main office at the school or mail your check to:

       Franklin PTO

       c/o Franklin School

       125 Derby Street

       West Newton MA 02465

All donations to the Falcon Fund are tax deductible, and many employers will match your contributions. 

Special Events and Franklin Spirit Wear Sales

Check out our calendar of upcoming events.

The Franklin PTO hosts special events and sells Franklin spirit wear throughout the year, where any proceeds received are directed to the Falcon Fund. These not only benefit the school, but also provide opportunities to:

  • Socialize as a community (e.g., Mystery Dinner, Auctions and Trivia Night and Halloween Bash)

  • Support local businesses (e.g., "Dining for Dollars" at our local favorite restaurants)

  • Show your school pride by purchasing Franklin Spirit Wear at our shop

Falcon Fund Annual Target Budget

The Franklin PTO sets an annual target budget for the Falcon Fund to ensure it is adequately funded each year. We strive to meet our annual target budget through donations from our Falcon Fund Annual Appeal and any proceeds received by hosting special events and selling Franklin spirit wear.

For the 2023-2024 school year, our annual target budget for the Falcon Fund is  approximately $43,000. These are the primary areas we fund and their estimated budget allocation:


Creative Arts & Sciences


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Community Support Events



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Teacher Mini-Grants/ Discretionary Funds



Staff Appreciation Events


For the 2022-2023 school year, these were the actual amounts that we funded:



Creative Arts & Sciences



Community Support Events



Teacher Mini-Grants/ Discretionary Funds



Staff Appreciation Events

Thank you for supporting the Franklin PTO!

Have a question? Feel free to contact the Franklin PTO.

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