Franklin Elementary School Blog

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News for the Week of Sept. 5, 2016 Dear Franklin Families: Mon, Sept. 5 Tues, Sept. 6 Wed, Sept. 7...

Aug. 29, 2016 Dear Franklin Families: We had a busy full week at Franklin this week!  The children are settling into the daily routine of being back at school. &nbs...

Dear Franklin Families: I look forward to meeting all of you and your children with the start of school this week!  The first day of school for 1st - 5th graders will ...

Welcome Back to School

July 6, 2016

Dear Families: Welcome back

Congratulations to Ms. Sweeney's, Mrs. Kennedy's, Ms. Brennan's and Mr. LoPresti's classrooms for Earning the Golden guitar of Glory for the Month of April! P...

We had another great turn out for Muffins with Moms on Thursday! Thank you to all of our volunteers and all of the families who participated. It was a great event! Photo Gallery

March was a great month for students earning Rocks!  We had two ties one for second place and one for third place. Overall th building collected almost 200 rocks in ONE MON...

St. Patrick's Day

March 21, 2016

Mrs. Weller's Class enjoyed a festive St. Patrick's Day! They wish you the luck of the Irish in the year to come! ~Ms. Lech (assistant principal)    

Congratulations to Mrs. Lally's 1st Grade Class, Mr. Belmonte's 5th Grade Class Class and Mr. LoPresti's 4th Grade class for earning the most Rocks for the Month of ...

This year Ms. Fulara's 1st grade has been working on the 4 C's through poetry!  Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking! See their har...

Winterfest 2016 had a great turn out of volunteers! Thank you to all who stepped up to make this event a huge success. Photo Gallery

Valentine's Day

February 12, 2016

We had so much fun celebrating Valentine's Day!  Thank you to our PTA moms for organizing our fun-filled parties. Franklin students also enjoyed an action packed asse...

The Franklin Science Club is up and running with their first project being the Cotton Ball Catapult! the program is being lead by our LRC Director Ms. Hetzke. The kids are ha...

We are very excited to see the start of the Franklin Coding Club!  Mrs. Sobotka and Mr. Rubenstein are the start up team of teachers and will be leading this group this yea...

Congratulations to Mrs. Millers 3rd Grade Class, Mrs. Majeski's 3rd Grade class and Mrs. Weller's AM and PM Kindergarten Classes for earning the most Franklin Rocks in J...

Congratulations to Mrs. Dinverno's 4th Grade Class, Ms. Sweeney's 2nd Grade Class and Ms. Sutter's 3rd Grade Class for winning the Golden Guitar of Glory for the mon...

This is a fun event supporting a great cause!  

Congratulations to Ms. Pankau's  Class, Mrs. Fulara's Class, Mrs Miller's class and Mrs. Majeski's Class. All were winners of the Golden Guitar for November...

Congratulations to all of the Students in  Ms. Rousakis, Mrs. Lally and Mrs. Sianis's classrooms for earning the most "Rocks" for the Month of October!!!! ...

Congratulations to all of our Franklin String Ensemble students who performed in Emerson's Spooktacular Strings Concert last week. We are so proud of your hard work. We can&...

We had a marvelous time at Camp Duncan this year with the 5th Graders.  The weather was outstanding for most of the time, with only a few raindrop during the trip.  ...

We had a fantastic day of visiting all sorts of new places "virtually" with Google Expeditions last Thursday here at Franklin.  Students got visit many different ...

Please check out our wild Hair as we celebrate Red Ribbon Week! Photo Gallery

The Franklin Students have outdone themselves this year with outstanding and creative Pumpkin Designs form their Favorite books!  Check Them out at this link: https://l...

Outdoor Ed. Day 2

October 22, 2015

We had a beautiful day today. Canoeing was a dream in very still waters and practically no wind. The trees are in full bloom and the mid-day temperature was ideal! We had activi...

5th Grade Outdoor Ed. Update

October 22, 2015

We are doing very well up at Camp Duncan. Dinner  was very good and night activities went well. We did a night hike and a connections activity before journal writing in the...

5th Grade Outdoor Ed. Day 1

October 21, 2015

Outdoor Ed. is going along very well! The kids are having a great time and learning about teamwork, sensing a variety of things in the environment and water ecology today. The t...

Dear Franklin Families, We created a video to give a quick and helpful overview of traffic rules and suggestions for dropping off and picking up your children at Franklin. ...

This past Thursday the Franklin PTA held their annual "Donuts With Dads". Once again, the turnout of Dads was extraordinary!  Thank you to all of our volunteers a...

Congratulations to Ms. Rousakis' Kindergarten Class, Ms. Sweeney's 2nd Grade Class and Mr. Belmonte's 5th Grade Class. They all won the Golden Guitars for Rocking Be...

Here are some short videos of our Recent Walk-A-Thon! Thank you to Mrs. Sobotka for her incredible filming and editing of these short films.  

Franklin Walk-A-Thon

September 25, 2015

Mrs. Benedetti and I are getting into the Walk-A Thon action with Kindergarten! Great program today!

Check us out on Twitter!

September 24, 2015

Dear Franklin Families,   Mr. Walsh & myself are new on twitter! We'll be tweeting Franklin happenings & educational topics! You can also search the has...

Lunch!

September 24, 2015

We are looking for more lunchroom staff. If you are interested, please email Mr. Walsh or Mrs. Lech. If you're interested in the supervisor role, please indicate that...

This was the first time the Franklin PTA held a Ice Cream Social  for Kindergarten Students and their dads on Tuesday. We had a great turn out and all were having a good ti...

We are so proud of our Orchestra Teacher Ms. Erica Charous, also a member of Xtra Credit, for her special performance with O.A.R. at Ravinnia this summer. Photo Gallery

One of our Kindergarten classes dropped in to visit Mrs. Lech in her office.

Franklin Kindergarten Student do know how to Rock! It was the first Friday Spirit day for 2015 and all were ready to ROCK! Photo Gallery

We had special visitors from the Park Ridge Fire and Police departments come to speak with our first grade classes regarding safety during our Safety Week. Photo Gallery

What a great turn out for our Back to School Picnic this year! It was great seeing all of our families and the Franklin Alumni coming back to visit! Thank you to Mr. Cammino f...

It was a great First Day for our 2015-16 Kindergarten Classes.  What an uplifting moment to see all of those cheerful and excited faces as they entered the building and cam...

We had a great first day! I was so happy to  see everyone and get this school year launched.  I look forward to a year filled with excitement about learning and gro...

Our 5th Grade had a BLAST at their Annual 5th Grade Party. Pizza, Awesome DJ and an overall fun packed evening for everyone! We were so glad to see such a great turnout. Thank y...

The Franklin Night of the Stars was a huge success with over 40 performances and a great finale! Thank you to all of our volunteers and families to all of your had work to make ...

Franklin Walking Club

May 10, 2015

Last Friday May 8th was the kick off of the Franklin Walking Club! A Joint Effort with the Franklin PTA, The Park Ridge Park District and Beyond the Bell Program and Members of ...

Congratulations to Mrs. Fulara's 1st Grade Class for Earning the Golden Guitar for April and to Mrs. Schuetz's Class for their Amazing "Three-Peat" earning the...

Muffins With Mom

May 7, 2015

Muffins with Mom was a huge success! Thank you to our PTA Volunteers and our dads for helping make this event special and a little break for Moms. Photo Gallery

Last Thursday we had a wonderful visit from the Emerson Chorus who performed many pop songs  of today as well as some scenes form the recent musical performance they put on...

Franklin Track-A-Thon

April 20, 2015

The Franklin Track-A-Thon was a huge success last Friday with beautiful weather. Many great volunteers and a fun spirit of wellness in the air! Thank you to Everyone for your pa...

2nd Grade Book Box Projects! By: Emily Lech, assistant principal We are very busy learning at Franklin School! Teachers continue to find creative ways to entice students t...

Franklin Rocks for March

April 12, 2015

Congratulations to Mrs. Schuetz's 2nd Grade Class and Ms. Sweeney's 2nd Grade Class for both earning the Golden Guitar of Glory  for March! Photo Gallery  

Dr. Heinz Stops By! By: Emily Lech, assistant principal Today Dr. Heinz stopped by for her bi-monthly visit to Franklin! In Ms. Kennedy’s third grade, students were...

St. Patrick’s Day by: Mrs. Lech, assistant principal Franklin students and staff enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day! The Kindergarteners made traps to catch a tricky l...

Congratulations to the Franklin Battle of the books Team for winning 1st place in the 2015 Park Ridge Battle of the Books! It has been 20 years since we have won 1st place in...

Congratulations to Mr. Belmonte's and Mr. LoPresti's Classes for earning the most ROCKS in February! You did an AWESOME Job!!! Mr. Belmonte's Class earned 36 rocks. ...

Franklin Families turned out in droves for our March Family Fit Night! We were so pleased with the level of participation and this was another great example of the programs set ...

I wanted to congratulate our Young Authors Winners for our building. We have submitted their work to the District Level and can't wait to see how they do!!!   Con...

A little about Franklin Rocks

February 18, 2015

This is how we make the Rocks.

Franklin Winterfest 2015

February 6, 2015

Winterfest! By: Emily Lech Last weekend we had an awesome turnout at Winterfest. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces-along with the chance to introduce new o...

I am very proud to announce the Classes that Earned the Golden Guitar of Glory for the Month of January!  Congratulations to Mrs. Sweeney's 2nd Grade Class  and ...

The Franklin 4th Grade Team, with help from other Franklin teachers, put together a Ellis Island reenactment  as part of a Social Studies Unit. The students were able to ...

I had a great opportunity to read to one of our second grade classed this morning. Mrs. Schuetz invited me to be the "Mystery Reader" for her class this morning. Wha...

Mrs. Pater and Mrs. Kinecki coordinated  Franklin School's  Spelling Bee for the 2015 School year. The top 3 winners of this Spelling Bee will move on to the Dis...

Congratulations to Mrs Schuetz's and Mrs. Sianis' classrooms for earning the Golden Guitar for Glory for collecting the most "Franklin Rocks" for Demonstrati...

On Friday December 19th the Franklin PTA Sponsored the Jesse White Tumblers to come and perform for the Franklin Students. They put on an incredible show! Thank you to the Frank...

Mrs. Kennedy's Room 109 collected warm winter items in the month of December to donate to needy families. They used these items for our Estimation and Statistics Jar Act...

Franklin Rocks!!!

December 4, 2014

Franklin Rocks! By: Emily Lech, assistant principal We have kicked it up another notch with our Franklin Rocks behavior program. We are implementing a new system as a wa...

Author Visit to Franklin

December 1, 2014

Author Visit! By, Emily Lech, assistant principal                             “Don'...

I am very happy to have school on Veterans day. It is a learning opportunity for students and adults to develop a better understanding of the sacrifices made by the men and wome...

Franklin Green Team Video

November 6, 2014

Please check out out Green Team Video highlighting our initiative to keep recyclables out of our landfills. Thank you Mrs. Hetzke and our PTA for all of their support. Photo ...

Warm Regards, Emily Lech, Assistant Principal November 3, 2014 The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe -Mrs. Lech Franklin students enjoyed a cultural arts experien...

Mrs. Lech Blog Post

November 4, 2014

  Hello from Franklin’s New Assistant Principal November 2, 2014 Hello Franklin Families! It's hard to believe November is underway! The leaves have c...

The Franklin Green Team is working well with the Lunch Program to organize an efficient model to support recycling and reduce landfill waste through educating students and put...

Early Afternoon Photo Update

October 21, 2014

It is a little overcast and cool today, but no rain and we are having a great time! Here are some pics of the activities this morning and afternoon.  

Here are some more pics of our Camp Duncan Trip. We are doing Kayaking , Orienteering and Wilderness Survival this morning.

We have arrived at Camp Duncan this morning and it is a beautiful day! We have a full day of activities planned and I'll be posting pictures periodically while we are he...

Thank you to all of the Parents, Students, Teachers and Staff for an incredible turnout for our McTeacher Night last Wednesday. It was a huge success and a great community event...

This evening, October 15th, from 4:30- 7:30 Franklin Teachers and Staff will be working the counters and other areas at our Local McDonald's To support our PTA. McDonald&#...