Good morning Franklin families,
It’s a short week and a short newsletter. The most important message today is gratitude! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Holiday Staff Appreciation Fund. You exceeded the goal and raised $12,444! Every dime will be spent on our staff members, including a lovely cash gift, sweet gift bags filled with cozy items, and staff meals. The kind notes will be shared with our staff as well. If you want to really make their holidays bright – consider sending in handwritten notes of appreciation. Did you know that many (perhaps most???) teachers and school staff members have a special space where they tuck away thank you notes? These small acts of kindness are treasured. Thank you for your continued support and contributions to the Franklin community!
FSI Staff Members Enjoyed a Lovely Holiday Party!
A few important calendar reminders:
Tuesday, December 19 is an early release day: We will follow a Wednesday schedule – middle school will be released at 12:45 and high school students will be released at 1:00. We will provide Beyond the Bell after school program until 4:00 pm.
- Tues, Dec 19: Early Release (12:45/1:00) – Beyond the Bell program till 4 pm
- Wed, Dec 20 – Wed, Jan 3: Winter Break – no school. Teachers return for a work day on Jan 3; students return Thursday, Jan 4.
Please note that the school office is closed during Winter Break. School staff will not be answering phone calls or responding to emails during the break. We want everyone to rest up and return refreshed and ready for a strong 2nd semester!
Open Enrollment for 2024-25 (including siblings) Is Jan 1 – March 31!
If you plan to enroll a sibling for the coming school year – submit an application online and be sure to let us know it is a sibling enrollment. Current students who will return next year do not need to do anything right now. We will invite everyone to re-enroll later (in February).
If you know a student or family who would benefit from Franklin’s approach to education, please spread the word and encourage them to apply!
Creating a Culture of Kindness Family Resources:
As promised, I’m keeping the links to lessons on kindness and respect here and I encourage all families to talk with your students about how they contribute to a culture of kindness in our school. It’s one of the most important ways you can support our teachers and our staff. Use these resources to help define what respect looks like in your home. Creating a culture of kindness starts with each of us!
Thank you for choosing Franklin and creating a great school together.
Mon, Dec 18
- 4:30 pm: MS (V) Basketball vs Shining Rock
Tues, Dec 19 – Early Release
- BtB 1:00 – 4:00 pm (late fee for late pickups)
Winter Break: Dec 20 – Jan 3: Students Return Thursday, Jan 4
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Bolts Athletic News
The week was full of basketball, but unfortunately all teams fell short in the games. All a chance to learn and put the work in to getting better!
MS (V) played a tight game vs ICI and came up just short with a score of 20-25. Gates Stone led the Bolts with 12 points.
HS fell to the sharp shooting of ICI. Tyler Pruitt was the leading scorer for the Bolts and Shemar Wilson and Gabe Kirsch led in rebounds.
MS (JV) played their first game of the season vs New Classical and battled against the bigger opponent. Henry Ward led the Bolts with 8 points and Jude Melton with 5 points.
The MS (V) will play one more game before winter break on Monday at home versus Shining Rock at 4:30pm.
Thank you to our 2022-2023 Annual Fund sponsors!
You helped see us through a year of growth and change we have been dreaming of for a long time. These community partnerships help to bridge gaps in funding for programs and help to create equitable opportunities which benefit the entire student community. We look forward to continuing these partnerships in the future!
If you are interested in becoming a community partner for the 23-24 year, please reach out to email@example.com.
MANNA Packs for Kids
MANNA Packs for Kids is a take-home food program that provides a weekly bag of food to students. Bags will contain items such as proteins, fruits, vegetables, snacks and/or breakfast items.The “MANNA Packs for Kids” program’s mission is to serve those families with children who are experiencing economic difficulty and could use assistance in providing food when school meals are not an option. To join the program, please fill out the Manna Packs google form here.
Buy Your Yearbook Today!
Our Yearbook Class is hard at work designing our school yearbook! Order yours now for the best prices:
Current sale: $50 until Nov. 10
Next Sale: $55 from Nov. 11- Jan. 26th
Final Sale: $60 from Jan. 27-May 26th
And here is the link:
Who do I go to when….
Whether you are new or returning to Franklin, we know you will have questions, and we want to help you find the best person to answer them, quickly and efficiently. We hope this little guide will help you navigate! Click here to access the guide: Who do I go to when…
Need to contact a teacher? Find them quickly with this link to our Teaching Teams for 2023-2024