October PTA Spotlight

It’s alive!

After many late nights in the lab, the PTA Monthly Newsletter has been reborn as the Franklin PTA Spotlight. The Spotlight will keep the beating heart of the old monthly version, with the PTA Meeting Replay, in-depth looks at PTA-funded programs, and interviews with Franklin teachers, staff, and volunteers. More time-sensitive news and reminders will be covered in the weekly email newsletter.

Don’t be scared! The door is open and the candy bowl is filled here at the reanimated Franklin PTA Spotlight.

images-4They All Scream for Screen Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics has just released new, research-based guidelines for screen-time limits. Check out the new guidelines here, or use their Family Media Plan tool to craft a plan that works for your family. 
screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-5-20-18-pmMeet Ms. Dilworth!
Franklin’s new second grade teacher is a perfect match for Franklin’s Blended Learning Innovative Program. Let us introduce you to Ms. Dilworth. 
img_2678-2What You Don’t Know About the Book Fair
Ahoy, mateys! Sure, you may know that the PTA helps put on the Book Fair. But you may not know why. (Hint: It’s not just so your kids can beg you for chocolate-scented pencil boxes and posters of kittens.) Mr. L explains it all
imagesPTA Meeting Replay
October has been chock-full of PTA events, from the Book Fair to Spooktacular. Throw in discussions about Blended Learning and events still to come, and there was a lot to discuss at the October PTA meeting. Read on to find out what you missed!
screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-5-11-29-pmSpooktacular Photos are Ready!
A HUGE thank you to photographer Richard Haick for manning the first-ever Spooktacular photo booth! You can see your photos here.