To see what events are happening at Franklin, check out the school link to the left called Upcoming Activities.
Do you have your project ready to go for Stem Fair? It is Jan. 24th. You can set up your project on the Jan. 23rd. For more information, contact Mrs. Fuller.
SEP Conferences will be Feb. 7-8. You can schedule your appointment soon.
The Book Fair is coming. It will be Feb. 5 - 9. You can start ordering books online starting Jan. 31st. Here is the link.
Times you can shop at the Book Fair are;
Monday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Principal's Book Challenge
Mrs. Hawkins has chosen a new book for January as her Principal's Book Challenge. You won't want to miss it. Take the AR quiz by January 31st and get 80% or higher on the test and your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Visit from Local Falconer
Our 4th and 5th grades received a special visit from a local falconer set up by our Art Teacher, Miss Peterson. She brought in birds and reptiles for the kids to draw. It was also tied to the 4th grade curriculum and they saw some animals that are native to Utah.
Falcons of the Month
Here are the Falcons of the month for December.
Thanks to everyone that
came to the
Family Stem Night. We had
a huge turn out.
Here are some of the winners of the
Thanks to everyone that entered the competition.
NEW Student Registration
Kindness Week is happening at Franklin.
Every day this week, during lunch, our Kindness Club has sponsored an activity to encourage Hope and Kindness with the students. Here are some of the students doing the Kindness dance.
Every student that came to SEP Conference were able to put his/her name into a drawing. Here are some of the winners.
Thanks for coming to SEP Conferences. We have the best parents and we couldn't do it without YOU!
To see more pictures from our parade click here.
Teacher Winners of large chocolate bar
WAY TO GO!
It's Red Ribbon Week
WE SAY NO TO DRUGS!
Thanks Utah Valley Regional Medical Center!
WE LOVE OUR JUMP ROPES!
Fundraiser Top Sellers
Thanks for all your hard work.
Candy Box Fundraiser
Thank you for all of your support this year.
Here are the winners of the PTA Contest to get everyone signed up for Smiths and Maceys donations to our school.
Utah Valley Student of the Week
Kahissa Corniel was spotlighted in the Daily Herald for being our first student of the week. To read more about Kahissa click on this link. Congratulations!
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.
Every Friday is Spirit Day.
Don't forget to wear your school shirt!
(The rules for free or reduced lunch have changed. Check to see if you qualify.)
Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch
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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