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NOW ENROLLING FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!

Do you have a child who will be starting Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten in the fall of 2018? Is your family new to the area and want more information about your local neighborhood school? Click on Read Full Story to learn about enrollment in Franklin-McKinley School District or to request more information about our schools.
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CAASP Testing starting April 30th-June 8

Make sure to get 9-10 Hours of sleep
Eat a good protein/carb breakfast Before school. (remember Breakfast is free to all students in the cafeteria.
Parents- practice with your students and get a glimpse of sample questions at caaspp.org . or click the headline above for a link to the page.
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Winter Break Dec 18th- Jan 5th

Friday, December 15: Free Dress and/or Pajama Day, pictures with Santa too - Bring your own camera. Early dismissal @ 1:30
Looking for things to do, click the headline above for a link for family activities in the bay area.
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Winter Holiday Performance

Winter Program day performance – 9:30am in cafeteria
Parent Dinner @ 1:30pm outside cafeteria
Winter Program evening performance – 5:30pm in cafeteria
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Fall Carnival a hit!

The Fall Carnival raised just over $1,000 towards the purchase of a new speaker system for the cafeteria. Kids & Parents had fun at the booths, got prizes and brought food & drink. Thank you to Everyone for their support. Another fun event is coming up on Nov 21st. Stay tuned!
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New Playground open!

Our new grass & track is still growing and being put into place, but our new playground structure and basketball courts are open for business!
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Right to Dream: What does the repeal of DACA mean?

Parents, guardians, staff, and interested community members are welcome to join us for important conversations around the repeal of DACA and other related topics such as immigration and citizenship. Individuals will have a chance to consult with trusted legal representatives and talk to various community based organizations providing legal services in San Jose. Learn more by clicking on Read Full Story.
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Welcome Back to School

New Bell Schedule

Kinder: 8:30-1:37
Grades 1-3 8:30-2:37 (students either go to office or stay with teacher until a parent/sibling picks up or 2:50)
Grades 4-6 8:30-2:50
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Ice Cream Social & School Improvement Fundraiser

May 25th- From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. outside the cafeteria. Read full story for grade level donations needed and more information.
Mini Fundraiser is happening now. At 5:30 on the 25th, we (or rather our highest donating classroom/top student) will be cutting Dr. Franks' hair, (each $100 = 1/2 inch of hair, up to one foot, after that... bangs, tips or head get dyed blue. ) We are hoping to raise money mini school improvement possibilities are: A new marquee, library chairs, improved sound system in cafeteria.
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Chuckee Cheese Fundraiser

Thank you parents for the wonderful turnout! We raised $424.63 for the school! Here is a video Thank you for you. (click the headline to follow the link to the story)
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Book Fair

Dates: April 24-28
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!
Your Principal Dr. Laura Franks

(click the headline above 'Book Fair' for more information and a sneak peek at the books)
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Keeping fit & healthy!

Thank you to the San Jose Quakes & Sutter Health. Grades 3-6 all received Soccer balls via dump truck & Q (Quakes mascot). Play safe & keep healthy!
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CAASP Awards

Congratulations to our students with a PERFECT score on the 2016 CAASP. Our Special awards ceremony was February 28th for students who received a perfect score in Language Arts, Mathematics or Science. (That's the green trophy. ) Amazing work! Especially for our students who received the award 2 years in a row!!!
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