Spring is officially here!
For the 2016-2017 school year we are excited to announce that Benjamin Franklin will be a UNIFORM SCHOOL. Parents voted an orange shirt with a royal blue logo and navy pants as the official winner. However, if orange shirts are unavailable or too expensive then a royal blue polo with an orange logo and khaki pants will be the next choice as that selection took second place. Look for a flyer to come home soon with the final decision and details.
Do you as a parent want to know how your child’s day progresses? By signing up at https://home.classdojo.com/#/signup?_k=tn57pf, parents are able to communicate with their child’s teacher daily regarding behavior and/or other events happening in the classroom.
All students Kindergarten through 8th grade will be assessed in reading and mathematics this spring. The assessments are STAR grades K-8, WI Forward Exam grades 3-8, and PALS grades K4-2. Please ensure that your child gets proper rest and is in attendance and on time for school each day. Also, encourage your child to do his/her best on assessment.
Mathematics and Science Night
Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:30-4:30 p.m.
I would like to thank those parents who send their child to school and on time every day. Our attendance rate continues to be up .9% from the 2014-2015 school year. However, it is declining and our current rate is only 90.5%. The district goal is 95.0%. School begins at 7:35 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m. Please ensure your child is in school and on time daily.
Additionally, as an educational organization, we are committed to your child’s learning; however, we cannot do this without your help! Please make sure your child reads at least 30 minutes and completes his/her homework each day.
Finally, as a staff, we will continue to work hard to make certain that Benjamin Franklin is recognized as a top performing school in academics, athletics, and other student activities. As we strive for excellence, we are becoming GREAT and We Are Defying Gravity!
Katrina F. Fisher
Principal, Benjamin Franklin School