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

  • 24-31 No School - December recess


January 2022

  • 17 No School - MLK Jr. Day

  • 19 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 3rd grade

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

February 2022

  • 1 Lunar New Year (school day)

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

  • 18 Principal Coffee (8:30am)

  • 21-25 No School - Winter Vacation

March 2022

  • 9 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 2nd grade

  • 9-16 Franklin Online Auction

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

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

April 2022​​

  • 9 Live Auction / Trivia Night at Post 440

  • 15 No School - Good Friday

  • 18-22 No School - Spring Vacation

  • 25 Franklin Flocking Fundraiser begins

  • 27 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by 1st grade

  • 29 Principal Coffee (8:30am)

May 2022​​

  • 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 3 Eid al-Fitr (school day)

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

  • 16-20 Book Fair

  • 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

  • 15 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by Kindergarten

  • 20 No School - Juneteenth

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

Upcoming Franklin PTO Events

  • Holiday Gift Drive
    Mon, Nov 29
    Franklin School Office
    If you are able, please consider giving to Newton families in need by donating new toys or games (unwrapped, please) for children ages newborn to 10. You can also donate gift cards to local toy stores, Target, or Newtonville Books. You can drop off at the Franklin School office or at 167 Cherry St
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  • Inclusive Schools Week!
    Mon, Dec 06
    Franklin Elementary School
    In addition to the special activities the staff has planned for all students, Franklin SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) will be hosting a breakfast for the Student Services Staff on Friday, December 10th, and we need your help! Please check the sign up in the event details!
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  • Franklin Frozen Falcon Frenzy Craft Fair!
    Sun, Dec 12
    Franklin School Staff Parking Lot
    We invite you to join us at the First Franklin Craft Fair! The Franklin Frozen Falcon Frenzy will be held in the staff parking lot, and there will be hot chocolate, home baked goods and the cheer of live music! Come shop among the trunks of craft vendors from the Franklin community and beyond!
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  • "Dining for Dollars" at Blue Ribbon BBQ - 20% back to the PTO!
    Fri, Dec 17
    Call for Take Out or Order Online!
    Order takeout (lunch or dinner or both!) by calling 617-332-2583 or by ordering online at http://www.blueribbonbbq.com. You must mention "FRANKLIN PTO" when picking up an online order, or when ordering on the phone. The Franklin PTO will get 20% of the sale!
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Events by Month

December 2021
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
28
29
8:00 AM
Holiday Gift Drive
30
1
8:00 AM
Teacher Appreciation Days - sponsored by 4th grade
2
7:40 PM
Virtual Trivia Night!!
3
2:50 PM
Bake Sale - 5th Grade Moving On Committee
4
5
6
7:00 AM
Inclusive Schools Week!
7
8
9
10
11
12
1:00 PM
Franklin Frozen Falcon Frenzy Craft Fair!
13
14
15
16
17
11:00 AM
"Dining for Dollars" at Blue Ribbon BBQ - 20% back to the PTO!
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8