Dear Franklin Families:
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I hope you enjoyed a safe summer and had opportunities for fun and building memories with friends and families. The staff and I are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school year of in-person learning, academic achievement and personal growth. I am extremely grateful to be starting my 6th year as the proud Principal at Franklin and am honored to lead this amazing staff of professionals to support the students, families and community as we grow together and build long-lasting bonds. Together, we are the village that will make the difference for the young people we serve. The Playground Redevelopment is on track and you will be learning more about the project this year. We have new teachers and classroom assistants to welcome to the Franklin Family and new, exciting curriculum to present to our students.
One of our school goals this year is to increase our attendance rate. Did you know just missing two days a month, or about 18 days in the year, means your child misses 10% of the school year? Please help us to reach our school goal of 95% attendance by having your child attend each and every day.
I want to personally invite you to attend our Back-to-School Open House on Thursday, September 1st from 3:15– 5:30PM on the school playground. This will be a great time for you to strengthen our Franklin community, meet other families, and learn about the upcoming school year. There will be games and activities for the children to engage in and parents will be able to pick up their child’s uniform shirt, backpack and packet of school information. Students are asked to wear their uniform shirt and khaki or black bottoms along with closed-toe shoes to school daily. No body-hugging shorts or leggings should be worn to school. More information on the Dress Code is located in the Family Manual. **If you are unable to attend the Back-to-School Picnic, you may pick up your child’s uniform shirt, backpack and packet of information on Wednesday, September 1st from 12:15 – 3:00PM. Please come to the Main Entrance. **
The first day for student attendance is Tuesday, September 6th. The school day begins at 7:20 AM and students are asked to be on the playground at that time. They should line up behind their classroom number on the playground. Staff members will be on the playground to direct you, or your child, if there are questions about which classroom your child is registered for. Look for busing information to arrive in the mail from the Transportation Department at MPS Central Services.
As always, please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. You can reach the Main Office at (414) 875-4400. Thank you for your continued support and belief in Benjamin Franklin School.
Yours in Education,
Principal – Benjamin Franklin School