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

  • 1 Color Day & Fun Run (Rain date: 6/8)

  • 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 Teacher Appreciation Days - Sponsored by Kindergarten

  • 15 Franklin Friendship Walk (11:40AM)

  • 20 No School - Juneteenth

  • 22 Principal - Pie in the face

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

  • 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

Upcoming Franklin PTO Events

  • Color Day & Fun Run
    Wed, Jun 01
    Franklin Elementary School - Field
    Franklin Color Day & Fun Run will be on Wednesday, June 1st (rain date: June 8th). As part of the fun run, we are raising funds for the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC). If Franklin collectively raises $2000, Principal Chitty will get a pie in the face at the end of the school year!
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  • PTO Meeting with Principal Chitty
    Thu, Jun 02
    Franklin School Elementary - Library
    Come join us for our last PTO Meeting of the year with Principal Chitty in the Franklin Library! Meeting is at 7:30pm - room parents will meet at 7pm!
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  • Franklin End of Year Picnic
    Mon, Jun 06
    Franklin Elementary School - Field
    The Franklin End of Year School Picnic is on Monday, June 6th at 6:00pm on the Franklin Field! The rain date is set for Tuesday, June 7th at 6pm. If you would like to order a large cheese pizza from Pizza Market, they are $13 each. The link to order is in our event details!
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  • Franklin Family Day at Chez Vous Roller Rink
    Sun, Jun 12
    Chez Vous Roller Rink
    Please join us for Franklin Family Day at Chez Vous Roller Rink on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 12pm - 3pm! $15 entry includes skate rental, vouchers available* 11 Rhoades Street, Boston, MA 02124 RSVP: Please email number of people coming to FORJFranklin@gmail.com
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  • Teacher Appreciation Days - sponsored by Kindergarten
    Wed, Jun 15
    SignUpGenius will be in the event details!
    We will set up a SignUpGenius with specific supplies and snacks that we're looking for like popcorn, chocolate, oatmeal, seltzer water, KIND bars, paper towels, coffee cups, stirrers, creamers, and more! Let's show the teachers at Franklin how much we appreciate them!
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  • Franklin Spring Friendship Walk
    Wed, Jun 15
    Franklin Neighborhood
    Save the date for our Franklin Spring Friendship Walk on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:40AM! Following the success of our fall event, we have decided to hold a spring Franklin Friendship Walk, in which buddy classes will walk together, side by side, through our school's neighborhood.
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Events by Month

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
9:00 AM
School Appreciation Day & Newton Serves
2
3
4
8:00 AM
Bring Decorated Flower Petals to School!
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
9:00 PM
The Up and Covers - 5th Grade Moving On Benefit!
15
16
8:00 AM
Franklin Scholastic In-Person Book Fair!
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
8:30 AM
Color Day & Fun Run
2
7:30 PM
PTO Meeting with Principal Chitty
3
4
5
6
6:00 PM
Franklin End of Year Picnic
7
8
9
10
11