To see what events are happening at Franklin, check out the school link to the left called Upcoming Activities.
United Way Day of Caring
Today, September 14th, we had awesome volunteers come to Franklin to read stories and do an activity with the students. Some volunteers painted a variety of projects on the playgrounds. Thank you Utah Community Credit Union, The Daily Herald and MartizCX.
Bike to School
Thanks Hangar 15 for the wonderful donations to those students that rode their bikes to school.
The Reflections Theme this year is Within Reach.
All students are invited to enter any category or categories they would like. The rules and entry forms are attached below.
All entries are due October 27th.
Rules in English
Rules in Spanish
Entry form in English
Entry form in Spanish
(The rules for free or reduced lunch have changed. Check to see if you qualify.)
Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch
Meet the New Teachers at Franklin:
Miss Diamond - Kindergarten
I grew up in Highland Utah. I love to bake and take photos! I love to read and collect Children's Books! Some things that are interesting are that I have a twin sister. I have taught Summer Preschool for Refugees from Somalia. I went to BYU-Hawaii and graduated in Elementary Education in February 2017. Last summer I did an teaching internship in Fiji for 6 weeks and it was an awesome experience! I have been helping in different schools for years and I am so excited to have my own classroom at Franklin!
Mrs. Wilcox - Kindergarten
My name is Mrs. Debbie Wilcox. I enjoy teaching kindergarten and helping my students gain a love of learning. I have taught school for the past 6 years. I live in Provo with my husband Nick and 5 children. I love to read, garden, and travel. Some of of my favorite books are The Princess Academy and Where the Wild Things Are, as well as many other great books.
Mrs. Bennett - 6th Grade
I'm from Providence UT. I have 6 siblings and I'm the 5th child. I graduated from Utah State (Go Aggies!) I love to read, play sports like basketball, soccer, softball and play music on the piano and violin. I also like to spend time with my husband Andy. We go hiking, play catch, cook, and watch movies together. A fun fact about me is that I speak Mandarin Chinese.
Miss Peterson - ART
I grew up in Orem and went to school at BYU-Idaho. There I majored in Illustration and spent a year after working in the creative industry. I still draw and illustrate to this day and consider myself both an artist and a teacher! I've taught art for the past 3 years at small studios, schools and for the community and I absolutely love it! Besides teaching I love to camp and hike in the mountains and travel to cool outdoor spots.
Mrs. Snow - Title One Coordinator
I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My husband Dan and I have been married 27 years. We have 4 daughters, 3 who are adults. My youngest daughter is a senior in high school. I graduated from BYU and I taught for 6 years in the district. I love to travel with my family and read. I'm excited to be a part of Franklin Elementary!
Mrs. Casper - 3rd Grade
I grew up on a little farm in Williamsport, Indiana and I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. I began my colligate education at Purdue University before transferring to Brigham Young University where I attained my degree in Elementary Education. I have been married to my husband Tanner for about a year and a half. When I’m not teaching or spending time with my husband, I love to be taking or editing photos. I am so excited to be a part of the Franklin community this year!
Miss McLaughlin - 5th Grade
My name is Monica McLaughlin, and I am originally from Cave Creek, Arizona. I graduated a little while ago from BYUI, and I am mostly grateful that I no longer have to live in Rexburg, Idaho. ; ) I love to play soccer and watch it whenever I can. I grew up playing soccer, because in Arizona that is the sport to be played. I also grew up doing Ballet, Modern, and many other types of dance. I enjoy eating lots of really delicious food, and being able to sit and watch a great movie. I also love to go on hikes and be outside in the sun. The sun and I have been great friends for many years, became in Arizona the sun never leaves. I am rather un-fond of the winter time, but it is pretty fun to go ice skating in the winter. I am a quarter Japanese, and my grandmother is from Japan. I grew up eating lots of delicious food, and now I am still extremely happy to eat all of the delicious sushi that I can. I have a family in Arizona that I love, and two nephews who have now replaced most of my love for the rest of my family. Just kidding, but I love to spend time with family, and be silly and funny.
Mrs. Jacobson- 6th Grade
I am excited to be a 6th grade teacher this year. I graduated from Utah State and I have taught Kindergarten for two years. I grew up in Richfield, Ut. I come from a family of six kids and I am right in the middle. I have a daughter who will be 2 this year and a little boy coming in October. I love art, math, science, and music. I play the piano, flute, nose flute, and piccolo. My favorite time is spent with my family. I have travelled to Europe and over 25 countries in the United States. However, my favorite place is home. I am looking forward to teaching at Franklin Elementary this year!
Every Friday is Spirit Day.
Don't forget to wear your school shirt!
NEW Student Registration
District Response to 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series
There has been a lot of concern around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix based on a 2007 book by Jay Asher. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role and glamorizes suicide. The content is rated TV-MA, which designates “unsuitable for children under the age of 17.” The series includes graphic scenes involving drugs, bullying, rape and suicide. See link for more information about content IMDB Parent Guide. Netflix has announced that a second season is in production.
Greg Hudnall, Executive Director of Hope4Utah and a well-known suicide expert in the state of Utah said, “the series is harmful for impressionable teens. In the long run, it can cause more trauma and more pain for a child.” His concern is based on the following things:
The Netflix Series:
- Offers no solutions to problems and challenges
- Does not educate people about suicide
- Could lead to more trauma and death
We strive to take a very proactive approach when it comes to suicide prevention in our schools and community and we’d like to share some resources that are available to help.
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points (Spanish & English)
- Helpful Tips for Addressing Suicidality
- National Association School Psychologist Guidelines
- Parent Resource English
- Parent Resource Spanish
- Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393 (available 24/7)
The message we want to share is that help is available. If you have further questions or concerns please contact your school’s Counselor or Social Worker.
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