Dear Benjamin Franklin Parents/Guardians,
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” Charles Dickens opened Great Expectations with this famous line which seems quite appropriate to our current situation. Although there are many reasons to be anxious and upset, the current situation has forced families and communities to come together to support those most in need. There is also hope that the social unrest we are experiencing leads to social justice improvements that are long overdue. As educators, we are called to provide hope and a sense of normalcy, predictability and routine to our students’ lives. There is a lot to learn for all of us, and at times it can feel overwhelming. We are fortunate that Franklin has a strong community of families and staff willing to do what it takes for every student to succeed. Although we are not together in the building, we are together in spirit.
We welcome parents and guardians to be involved in all aspects of their students’ education. Thank you for choosing Benjamin Franklin and for your support of the staff, students and program. I look forward to seeing everyone soon, whether virtually or in-person.
If you have any questions, please call me at (414) 875-4400 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara E. Hmielewski