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Important Dates  

May 1
   Full Day of School (No Early Release) 
   An Evening with Kristi Mraz on Growth Mindset

   30 Day Challenge Begins!
May 2
   Club Yearbook Photos
May 3
   RHMS Family Pancake Breakfast 
May 6-10
   Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8 
   Full Day of School (No Early Release) 
May 9
   Math Challenge #14 Due

This May... 

Yearbook Pictures and Orders 

***Club Yearbook photos Thursday*** (Tomorrow, May 2nd)
This Thursday afternoon all Franklin club members will be called to the office for yearbook photos. Don’t forget to look your best!

Franklin Clubs include: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Patrol, Leadership and Green Team

It's not too late to order a yearbook!
Visit and enter Yearbook ID: 2069719

It's Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10!

Let's honor and appreciate teachers and staff for their contributions to education and the lives of our children. Details highlighted below in yellow will show how you and your student can get involved. Click here for a more detailed schedule.

Monday, May 6th - Thank you for helping us Bloom
Each student, with the help of room parents, will present a flower to their teacher.

Tuesday, May 7th - Ole! Ole! Start the Day with Café

Wednesday, May 8th – Taco, Burrito ….. your teacher is so Neato!
Bring a special note to teacher/staff, sample questions/statements are attached. Have your student decorate and write a note on an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper. 

Thursday, May 9th - Holy Guacamole its a Mexican Fiesta

Friday, May 10th - Muchas Gracias for Everything you do!
Students can bring a gift card, balloon(s), or chocolates to their favorite teacher or staff member. Please feel free to honor your child’s favorite teacher or staff member in your own way. For more ideas visit: "Staff Favorites

Thank you for taking time to say "THANK YOU" to our teachers and staff!

Questions? Email Heather 
Download a detailed schedule.

Running Club Volunteers Needed
Students are invited to participate in a running club on Tuesdays and Thursdays during 1st recess. Help our kids get the "wiggles" out and feeling ready to learn!

Please sign up to help pass out punch cards & encourage our kids to get moving! 

Questions? Email Alexandra
Volunteer for the Running Club

Get Ready for Math

All Students K to grade 5 are invited to participate in the Math Challenge program. Please submit your solutions by the due date to your teacher or drop your solution into the school office Math Challenge Dropbox.

For more information visit: Franklin's Math Challenge Site
Download the current challenge: Math Challenge #14 Now Available
Download the previous solution: Math Challenge #13 Solution

Questions? Email Aarti & Prasidha

Please Help Chaperone Enrichment

Before and after school enrichment is sponsored by the PTA. The general liability insurance requires that we have one individual who is both a PTA member and an approved LWSD volunteer present with the instructor during each class. If such a person is not present, class CANNOT be held - parents will be called and children will have to be sent home.

Thank you to everyone who has all ready signed up to be a chaperone. 

We still need chaperones for the following classes: 
Drama 1-5
Beginner Ukulele 1-3
Lego WeDO

Sign up to Chaperone
Questions? Email Gabriella & Audria

Make a Difference

Do you have some ideas on how to improve Ben Franklin? Maybe there's an after-school activity you want to see offered? Have a great idea for fundraising? View volunteer opportunities on our Franklin PTA website.

We need you! You do not have to become a board member to get involved. Email us today and let's find the best way for you to support our school on your schedule.

Questions? Email Siri
Ben Franklin School News

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Presents:
An Evening with Kristi Mraz

Come meet Kristi Mraz on Wednesday, May 1st in the Benjamin Franklin Elementary commons from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for a parent workshop on Growth Mindset. Kristi will be focusing her presentation on concrete and actionable strategies for parents working with their children around the topics of: Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Risk-Taking. There will be a question & answer portion to conclude the evening.

Please check out the videos Kristi specifically made for this workshop at:

To learn more about Kristi Mraz:

I look forward to seeing each of you at this important evening of learning and growth.
Jimmy Cho, Principal – Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Parent Input Forms 
Later next month, we will work on student placement/class assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Please click on this link and follow the instructions if you would like to provide input for your student(s). The link will expire on May 15, 2019, and there will be no exceptions made for late forms being submitted.

Helpful Forms:
Franklin Elementary 2018-19 Pre-Arranged Absence Form
LWSD Approved Volunteer Form (renew every 2 years)  

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