Franklin School PTA

October

Here's what's going on this month:

Oct 2nd - Art After School Program Begins (All Grades, K-2)

Oct 4th - Pumpkin Patch

Oct 4th - Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Ends

Oct 7th-11th - Week of Respect

Oct 7th-11th - Fire Prevention Week

Oct 10th - Visit to the Firehouse

Oct 11th - Ride of a Lifetime Raffle Ends

Oct 14th - School Closed - Columbus Day

Oct 15th - PTA Meeting (3:15pm)

Oct 16th - Ride of a Lifetime Raffle Winner Announced

Oct 18th - Box Tops Due

Oct 21st-25th - School Violence Awareness Week

Oct 22nd - Parent Conferences - Single Session Day (8:30am-12:30pm)

Oct 23rd - Parent Conferences - Single Session Day (8:30am-12:30pm)

Oct 25th - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer

Oct 25th - Halloween Mash (6:30pm)

Oct 28th-Nov 1st - Red Ribbon Week

Oct 28th - Board of Education Meeting (7:00pm)

Oct 31st - Trunk or Treat

**Please note that all dates and times are subject to change**

 

PTA Welcome

Dear Families,

On behalf of the PTA, we would like to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year.  If this is your first year at Franklin School, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you.  For our returning families, we know that you are as excited as we are to be starting the school year again. We hope you all enjoyed your summer and are ready for a fun filled year.  We would like to take a minute to tell you a little bit about our PTA.

PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association, consisting of parents, teachers and our principal, Mrs. Scardino, working together to support and enrich all students.  So, who can be a member?  If you are a parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle then you can become a PTA member. 

Our primary objective as a PTA is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective, we must fundraise. Here are a few programs that we sponsor and/or support: Annual Fall & Spring Book Fairs, Pumpkin Patch, Trunk or Treat, Holiday Shop, Pictures with Santa, Fun Day and various other fundraisers throughout the year. All of these fundraisers are made possible with the help and the continued support of you, the families of Franklin School.

As you can see, we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do our children. If you are interested in being a chaperone on field trips, serving as a class parent, or chairing a PTA committee, you must be a member of the PTA.  However, by paying your membership dues, you are not obligated to participate.  Many families feel that they cannot participate in the PTA because they cannot be at school during the day. We want everyone to feel that they are part of the Franklin School community. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, your talents and your voice are all truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks. There are endless possibilities in the ways you can help.

Here at Franklin School, we strive for excellence and what a better way than to become involved today. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue reestablishing the organization. We have planned some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their children’s education. The PTA is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own.  We look forward to working with you in planning and organizing all of the amazing events and activities that the PTA sponsors every year. 

We would like to thank you in advance for all your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at fsptapresident@gmail.com.

 

Board of Directors

President – Paula Patrocinio

Vice President – Angel Castillo

Treasurer – Laurie Ferrandino

Recording Secretary – Elba Castrovinci

Corresponding Secretary – Marcella Kartanowicz

Budget and Finance – Katherine Scaglione

Procedures & ByLaws – Prameela Vijay

Membership – Christine Rotondo

Box Tops Chairperson – Michelle Jennings

Class Parents Chairperson – Jen Trzepla

Volunteers Chairperson – Anna Gencarelli

Feel free to contact us at fsptapresident@gmail.com with any questions or concerns 

 

Earn Free Money for Franklin School

Box Tops

Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school and our first collection is due on 10/18/2019.  Please be sure to clip all your Box Tops and send them to school in a baggie labeled with your child's name, grade and teacher.  Click on the above link for a complete list of participating brands and to learn more about how you can help our school.  

Stop & Shop

A+ School Rewards Program: (School ID: 12892)
September 6, 2019 – March 14, 2020

Sign in to your Stop & Shop account (or register for an account) to link your Stop & Shop card to our schoolUse School ID 12892 for Franklin School and earn money from your qualified purchases.

Since 2005, Stop & Shop has awarded more than $18 million to local schools.  Click on the above link to register your Stop & Shop card and learn more about the program.

Shoparoo

Earn points with your everyday purchaes.  Simply snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that primarily sell food, health or beauty items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for our school. Whether you're shopping at a supercenter, dollar store, or local convenience store Shoparoo will make a cash donation for every receipt.

Click on the above link to dowload the app on IOS or Android and begin scanning your receipts.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school.

Simply click on the above link or go to smile.amazon.com, select 18607 Franklin School PTA and we will automatically receive donations from eligible purchases.

 

Useful Links:


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