Congratulations Melissa Walters!!
2017-2018 MMABSE Teacher of the Year!!
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix deserves a Lambeau Leap for his work to promote literacy at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Milwaukee. Together with partner Quarles & Brady, Clinton-Dix worked with school leadership to build a reading oasis for students. The space, known as HERO Headquarters, was dedicated on Tuesday during a special ceremony at the school.
Franklin students now have a comfortable, cheerful reading space complete with carpet, beanbags, and cozy chairs. The area is decorated in a Green Bay Packers theme, complete with images of Clinton-Dix. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 will be able to browse and enjoy 600 new books that fill the shelves of the HERO Headquarters.
During the kick-off event, Quarles & Brady provided drawstring bags stuffed with books for every student. Having books at home is vital to students who struggle with reading. In low-income households, books are often a luxury. Students were excited to unpack their bags and explore their new books
Clinton-Dix kicked off his Ha Ha’s HERO Foundation in 2017 with the goal to support education. Franklin’s new reading oasis is his very first HERO Headquarters, and the Packers Safety plans to open two more new spaces this year.
“It was a great day as my HERO Foundation launched its first Ha Ha’s HERO Headquarters,” said Clinton-Dix. “The importance of education is something that I am passionate about, so I hope students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary can utilize the HERO Headquarters so they can grow in their reading, learning and education.”
Benjamin Franklin School is currently enrolling students in Head Start → 8th grades for the 2017-2018 school year. Stop in to register your child(ren) between the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM weekdays. You may also register online through the MPS Homepage.
To register your child for the Head Start program please call 414-252-0350.
Benjamin Franklin is a UNIFORM SCHOOL. The uniform consists of a royal blue polo shirt with an orange Benjamin Franklin logo and khaki pants.
Each student at Benjamin Franklin School will be issued one uniform polo top and one pair of khaki pants free of charge. Uniforms may be picked up due the school day.
Additional Benjamin Franklin School Uniform Polo Shirt
- $10 each (2XL and 3XL $12 each)
Khaki colored pants
- $10 each
Order at Benjamin Franklin School.
Payment must accompany order.
Dear Benjamin Franklin Parent/Guardian,
The staff and faculty of Benjamin Franklin School are happy to welcome our families and students to the 2017-18 school year. The staff have been hard at work preparing to offer students a quality educational environment. There is great anticipation of continuing to Defy Gravity at Benjamin Franklin School.
The goal of all instructors is to make school an enjoyable place for students to learn and grow. The staff has high expectations for all students and is committed to providing dynamic lessons for their students. Our highly qualified professionals will work collaboratively to provide all students a productive and positive learning environment. The top priorities at Franklin are safety and academic success for your child. Student success is determined by the partnership of all of us – families, teachers, students and community – working together as a team.
The staff at Benjamin Franklin believe that strong community-school relationships are essential to high academic, extra-curricular, and athletic achievement. Any successful school begins with parents and community members that are involved and supportive of the school activities. It is the expectation that our students will excel both inside and outside of the classroom. Your support with ensuring that students attend school daily, receive the proper rest at home, and complete assigned tasks and homework will be greatly appreciated and ensure the overall success of your child and future leader.
We welcome parents and guardians to be involved in the school as volunteers, members of the PTO/School Governance Council, and participants in all school events. Again, thank you for your continued support of the Benjamin Franklin School staff and program. Finally, I look forward to meeting you and your child on the first day of school.
If you have any questions, please call me at 414-875-4400.
Sara E. Hmielewski Principal
- Friday, May 25, 2018: No School
- Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day
- Thursday, June 7, 2018: 8th Grade Completion Ceremony
- Friday, June 8, 2018: Last student attendance day
Parents we need YOU… to help your child STRIVE FOR FIVE!
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.
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.