Autumn is officially here and winter in Wisconsin is on its way! I would like to take a moment to thank those parents who ensure their child is in school and on time every day. Our attendance rate is improving and it is your commitment that makes the difference.
In recognition and appreciation of our partner, I would like to thank Quarles and Brady for their dedication and commitment to Benjamin Franklin School family. On October 21, 2015 staff from Quarles and Brady coordinated an Anti-Bullying/Unity Day event involving performers from First Stage, representatives from Children’s Hospital and UPAF. MPS’ own Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver joined us and greeted our staff, students, and guest with heartfelt words of encouragement. Included in the occasion, Quarles and Brady donated a monetary gift and Buddy Bench. Please read about the purpose of the Buddy Bench at: http://www.outdoorschoolfurniture.com/store/catalog/Buddy_Bench-15-1.html.
As the weather changes, please monitor the conditions and dress your child accordingly. Weather permitting, children will participate in outdoor recess every day.
Also, just a reminder, Thanksgiving Vacation for all students will be Monday-Friday; November 23-27, 2015. There is no student attendance during that week.
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 ensure that Benjamin Franklin will be 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
Benjamin Franklin School