NPS & Franklin Calendar 2021-22

August 2021

  • 10 Kindergarten Playground Popsicle Night (6pm) - Rain date August 11th

  • 25 Kindergarten Playground Popsicle Night (6pm) - Rain date August 26th

  • 27 Class assignments go out on Aspen

  • 31 Virtual Information Session with Principal Chitty (7pm)

September 2021

  • 2 Meet the Teacher (9:00am)

  • 6 Labor Day

  • 7-8 Rosh Hashanah

  • 9 First day for students

  • 10 Welcome Back Parent Coffee Social (8:20am)

  • 16 No School - Yom Kippur

  • 22 Back to School Family Picnic (6:00pm)

  • 23 Back to School Family Picnic Rain Date

  • 24 Principal Coffee (8:30am)

  • 27 Picture Day

October 2021

  • 1 Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins

  • 1-13 Drive for Five to support the Newton Community freedge

  • 4 Franklin 2021-2022 Family Directory Cover Artwork Contest submission deadline (8pm)

  • 4-8 Franklin PTO Dues Impact Week

  • 5 Back to School Night for families (virtual - 6pm - 6:45pm Grades 3-5, 7pm - 7:45pm Grades K-2)

  • 7 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

  • 11 No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • 13 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 5th grade

  • 16 Franklin Family Day in Franklin Park (12-4pm)

  • 18 PTO Meeting with Mark Chitty (7pm for room parents, 7:30pm meeting)

  • 20 Cookie Dough Fundraiser ends

  • 21-22 Cookie Dough Fundraiser orders & payments due

  • 30 Halloween Bash (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

  • 31 Halloween Bash Rain Date (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

November 2021​​

  • 1-12 IvyMath Fundraiser - each student that takes a FREE assessment raises $50 for the PTO

  • 1-5 Treats for Troops Halloween Candy collection

  • 1 Franklin School Construction Project Virtual Update (6pm)

  • 2 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

  • 3 "Dining for Dollars" at Ward 4 Restaurant

  • 5-12 Thanksgiving Pie Sale

  • 8 Coats for Kids Drive begins

  • 9 Franklin SEPAC Welcome Coffee (8:20am)

  • 11 No School - Veterans Day

  • 15 Picture Retake Day

  • 16-29 Virtual Book Fair

  • 19 Principal Coffee (8:30am)

  • 19 Pajama Day

  • 22-24 Franklin Spirit Wear Holiday Flash Sale

  • 22 Bring decorated turkey feather to school & food drive (8:00am - 8:20am)

  • 23 Thanksgiving Pie Sale pickup at dismissal

  • 24 Franklin Friendship Walk (10:45am - 11:30am)

  • 24 Early Release for Thanksgiving (12:10pm)

  • 25-26 No School - Thanksgiving

  • 29 Holiday Gift Drive begins

December 2021​​

  • 1 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 4th grade

  • 2 Virtual Trivia night (8:00pm-10:00pm)

  • 3 Coats for Kids Drive ends

  • 6-10 Inclusive Schools Week

  • 9 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

  • 12 Franklin Frozen Falcon Frenzy - Craft Fair (1:00pm-3:00pm)

  • 13 Holiday Gift Drive ends

  • 17 "Dining for Dollars" at Blue Ribbon BBQ

  • 20 Spirit wear pick-up (2:30pm - 3:10pm)

  • 20 Snow/Winter Day - dress with a winter theme

  • 21 Fancy Day

  • 22 Sports Day

  • 23 PJs/Movie Day

  • 24-31 No School - December recess

January 2022

  • 10-14 Social Action Committee City-wide food drive

  • 17 No School - MLK Jr. Day

  • 17 Newton's 54th Annual MLK Breakfast (9:30am)

  • 19 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 3rd grade

  • 20 PTO Meeting with Mark Chitty (7pm for room parents, 7:30pm meeting) 

  • 24 "Dine for Cause" at Fiorella's Restaurant

  • 27 Franklin FORJ MLK Jr. Book Discussion (7:30pm)

February 2022

  • 1 Lunar New Year (school day)

  • 3 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

  • 3 Franklin Building Committee and Community Meeting (6:00pm)

  • 10 Progress reports are released on Aspen

  • 11 Principal Coffee with visit from Superintendent and NPS School Committee Members (8:30am)

  • 15 Franklin Acts of Kindness Submissions Due (8:00pm)

  • 21-25 No School - Winter Vacation


March 2022

  • 3 Incoming New Kindergarten Parent Info Night (7:00pm)

  • 4 "Dining for Dollars" at Bertucci's

  • 9 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 2nd grade

  • 9-16 Franklin Online Auction

  • 24 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

  • 24 PTO Meeting in Library with Mark Chitty followed by Franklin Building Tour (7:00pm)

  • 28 Grade 3 ELA MCAS

  • 29 Grade 3 ELA MCAS

  • 31 Grade 4 ELA MCAS

April 2022​​

  • 1 Grade 4 ELA MCAS

  • 2 Franklin Community Volunteer Event at Cradles to Crayons (10am - 12pm)

  • 4 Grade 5 ELA MCAS

  • 5 Grade 5 ELA MCAS

  • 5 Ruby Bridges CAS Program for 4th grade

  • 6 Kindergarten Screening (8:30am - 11:30am)

  • 7 Franklin School Building Committee and Community Meeting (6:00pm)

  • 9 Live Auction / Trivia Night at Post 440 (7pm - 11pm)

  • 11 Sheela Chari CAS Program for 3rd grade

  • 12 Creative Arts & Sciences AuthorFest (3:15pm - 5:30pm)

  • 12 Eric Velasquez CAS Program for 5th grade

  • 13 Kindergarten Screening (8:30am - 11:30am)

  • 15 No School - Good Friday

  • 18-22 No School - Spring Vacation

  • 25 Grade 3 Math MCAS

  • 26 Grade 3 Math MCAS

  • 26 Naco Taco Food Truck at Franklin (4pm-7pm)

  • 27 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 1st grade

  • 28 Grade 4 Math MCAS

  • 29 Grade 4 Math MCAS

  • 29 Social Action Committee Diaper Drive (8:00am-8:20am)

  • 29 Principal Coffee (8:30am)

  • 29 School Appreciation Day - Painting Projects in classrooms (3pm-5pm)

May 2022​​

  • 1 Newton Serves at Franklin

  • 1 School Appreciation Day - Small Organizing & Painting Projects in classrooms (9am - 4pm) 

  • 1 Franklin Flocking Fundraiser begins

  • 2 Grade 5 Math MCAS

  • 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 3 Grade 5 Math MCAS

  • 3 Eid al-Fitr (school day)

  • 5 Grade 5 Science MCAS

  • 5 Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm (Wild Adaptations) CAS Program for 1st grade

  • 9 Grade 5 Science MCAS

  • 11 Franklin Staff Appreciation Luncheon

  • 12 Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm (Soil Investigations) CAS Program for 2nd grade

  • 12 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

  • 14 Up and Covers 5th Grade Moving On Benefit at Union Street Restaurant (9pm)

  • 16-20 Book Fair

  • 17 Sarah Lamstein (Salamanders) CAS Program for 3rd grade

  • 25 Incoming Kindergarten Family Visiting Day at 1:00pm

  • 27 Discovery Museum CAS Program for Kindergarten

  • 30 No School - Memorial Day

 

June 2022​​

  • 2 PTO Meeting with Mark Chitty (7pm for room parents, 7:30pm meeting) 

  • 6 End of Year Picnic (6:00pm)

  • 7 End of Year Picnic Rain Date

  • 10 5th Grade Step-Up Day

  • 12 Franklin Family Day - Roller skating at Chez Vous (12-3pm open skate)

  • 15 Color Day & Fun Run

  • 15 Crossing Guard & Bus Driver Appreciation Day

  • 15 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by Kindergarten

  • 20 No School - Juneteenth

  • 22 Spring Friendship Walk (11:40am)

  • 23 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony (8:45am)

  • 24 Principal - Pie in the face (11:00am)

  • 24 Last Day for Students (12:10pm dismissal) includes 5 snow days

 

July 2022

  • 20 Kindergarten Playground Popsicle Night (6pm) - Rain date July 21st

 

August 2022

  • 8 Kindergarten Playground Popsicle Night (6pm) - Rain date August 9th

September 2022

  • 1 Kindergarten Playground Popsicle Night (6pm) - Rain date September 2nd

  • 6 First Day of School

  • 9 Welcome Back Parent Coffee Social (8:20am)

  • 20 Back to School Picnic (6pm)

  • 21 Franklin Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons (1-3pm)

  • 22 Picture Day

  • 23 Principal Coffee in Cafeteria (8:20am)

  • 26 No School - Rosh Hashanah

  • 28 Curriculum Night

  • 29 Early Release Day (12:10pm dismissal)

Upcoming Franklin PTO Events

  • Franklin Directory Cover Artwork Contest - Submissions Due by October 11th at 8pm!
    Tue, Oct 11
    Online Submission Form
    We are very excited to announce our Second Annual Franklin Family 2022-2023 Directory Cover Artwork Contest! One winner will be chosen by Principal Mark Chitty, and will have their artwork featured on the cover of the Franklin Family 2022-2023 Directory!
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  • Family Day in Franklin Park
    Sat, Oct 15
    Franklin Park - American Legion picnic
    Franklin families, one and all: Join fellow Franklin Falcon families for a picnic to connect Newton and Boston Franklin families….in none other than Boston’s Franklin Park!
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  • Franklin Mystery Dinner
    Sat, Nov 05
    Mystery Dinner Locations
    Want to get to know other Franklin parents, have a night out without the kids, enjoy great food, and support the Franklin PTO (and your student!) all at the same time? Then save the date for our fourth “annual” (thanks Covid!!) Mystery Dinner on Saturday, November 5!
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Back to School Picnic
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Franklin Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons
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