Franklin Elementary School

Elk Grove Unified School District

Franklin Elementary School

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Red Ribbon Week is NEXT Week! October 21-25

Check out how Franklin Elementary School will commemorate Red Ribbon Week and pledge to be Drug-Free!

Red Ribbon Week student flyer 2019

2019-20 Franklin Elementary HARVEST FESTIVAL is TOMORROW, Oct. 18 from 4-8pm!

Our LAST Harvest Festival in the town of Franklin, CA, is TOMORROW, Friday, October 18, 2019, from 4:00-8:00pm!  It will be a grand time and all are welcome and encouraged to attend…spend the afternoon and evening IN COMMUNITY!

October Calendar

October 2019 Calendar

Operation Gratitude: Halloween Give-Back Campaign

Teaching children the value of giving back by donating Halloween candy in support of Operation Gratitude is a win-win for kids, parents, and dentists. This Halloween, local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the country when they donate their extra Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude.

The sweet treats will be included along with handwritten thank you letters in Care Packages sent to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas, and hand delivered to Veterans and First Responders serving in their local communities.

“Operation Gratitude’s mission is to thank all who serve, forging strong bonds between grateful Americans and the Heroes who serve and protect them,” according to Kevin Schmiegel, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.) and CEO of Operation Gratitude. “The Halloween Candy Give-Back Program provides every American child the opportunity to learn about service, sacrifice and generosity.”

Candy will be collected in Mrs. Shirey’s room from November 1 through November 5th. Please do not buy candy specifically for this purpose. We want the children/families to donate leftover candy and/or from that which they received while Trick or Treating.

For those who do not celebrate Halloween, we will have a table at the Harvest Festival (October 18th) for Franklin students and families to write cards and handwritten thank you letters for deployed Service Members, Veterans, and First Responders.

PTA Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:00pm (Agenda items included in post)

On behalf of our PTA President:


Good afternoon Franklin PTA members,

Please join us on Thursday October 10th at 6 pm in the MP room for our October PTA meeting.

Some of the items on the agenda are:

Harvest Festival

Spirit Wear

Box Tops

Dinner Night Out

Pioneer Store

We would love for you to join us. Children are welcome to join; however, supervision isn’t provided. Refreshments provided.


Thank you,

Kim Howell

PTA President

Global Handwashing Day – October 15

Not only is the cold and flu season upon us, but Global Handwashing Day is also approaching. Handwashing with soap is an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

  • Wash your hand with soap before eating, cooking, or feeding others
  • Make handwashing part of your family routine
  • Help children develop good handwashing habits

Click here to learn more about Global Handwashing Day

Digital Citizenship Week – October 14-18

The week of October 14-18 is Digital Citizenship Week. We know that student learning is always expanded when schools and families work together. We encourage families to make digital citizenship discussions a priority during #DigCitWeek 2019. This might be a great week, for instance, to commit to device-free dinners. For resources and information on this annual event, please check out a recent post on the District’s Digital Citizenship website: Digital Citizenship 2019 – So Many Possibilities.

You’re Invited to EXPLORE: Map Your Future – Sept. 26 | 5 – 7PM

What will your student be when he or she grows up? Has your child had the opportunity to see a wide variety of the future career options that are available to him or her? Did you know that the Elk Grove Unified School District offers many career-themed academies and pathways? Here’s your chance to find answers to these questions!

Students in 4th through 9th grades are invited to attend EXPLORE: Map Your Future, a family-friendly BBQ event to explore career academy and pathway programs (food is available while supplies last). This school year, Map Your Future will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Elk Grove Regional Park’s Pavilion Center, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Guests may arrive at any time during the two-hour window.

Also, attendees may reserve a spot on a District school bus if transportation is needed (at least one family member must ride with the student on the bus). The school bus will arrive at the event by 5:00 p.m. and will depart at the conclusion of the event at approximately 7:00 p.m. If interested, please sign up for the bus service by visiting:

If you plan to drive, we encourage you to access parking at the Elk Grove Regional Park through Gate 10.

Want to read more about academy and pathway programs? Please visit:

Download the Event Flyer – English

Download the Event Flyer – Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese

Partner With Us – Parent LCAP Survey

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) believes that family and community engagement is a fundamental component to student success and achievement and appreciates your trust and commitment. We ask that you partner with us and share your hopes and dreams for preparing your student to be college, career and life-ready upon graduation.

As we work together to create our Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAP), we encourage each and every family and community member within the Elk Grove Unified School District to provide us with their valuable input on how best to prioritize funding for programs and services by filling out the Parent LCAP Survey:

2019-2020 Parent Survey – LCAP Needs

LCAP Survey – English
Encuesta LCAP – Español
Ntawv Sojntsuam LCAP – Hmong
Khảo Sát LCAP – Vietnamese

Important Notice to our Families: Exciting Opportunities Coming Up!

Dear Franklin Families,


Next week we will be having a few exciting opportunities for you to gain information, support your child, and be involved in our wonderful school!

  1. We will be holding our WATCHDOGS PIZZA NIGHT on Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm in the MPR. Please find more information and RSVP at this link:

  1. We will have a Fingerprinting opportunity at Franklin Elementary! Sign up here if you would like to take the opportunity to get fingerprinted on Monday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:30 pm. You must bring a Driver’s License /photo ID and sign up on this link:

  1. We will be holding our first ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) for all of our EL families. Please join us to connect with other EL families. This will also be a great opportunity for you to learn more about programs and services offered. This meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26th at 8:30 am in the MPR.

We truly appreciate our wonderful Franklin Families!

Thank You for All you do!!

Susan Landon

Vice Principal

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