Sunday, February 14, 2016

In the News: clothing drive recognized, summer school for kindergarten, scholarships before college

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"Students from Jefferson Elementary School were recognized by local legislators for their work in organizing and conducting a pajama and sock clothing drive for foster children. 
State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, and state Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, were at the school Friday to present the children - members of the student council - with citations honoring their work. 
Assistant Principal Sarah Klim said the council had come up with the idea, wrote a proposal for it, decorated a collection box and designed fliers advertising the drive."

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Jefferson Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School

"Franklin Public Schools will offer four one-week summer sessions of Ready Set Kindergarten at Jefferson Elementary School, 628 Washington St. 
Ready Set Kindergarten is a course for incoming Franklin Public Schools kindergarten students that enables children to become familiar with a kindergarten classroom setting and daily routines. All activities will be theme-based using books, dramatic play, music, manipulatives, outside games and arts and crafts. This course is taught by a staff of certified teachers and educational assistants. 
There are four one-week sessions, from July 11 to Aug. 4, with different themes each week."

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"I know that it’s going to be a few years before my oldest child heads to college, but I can already tell that the time will fly by.
We are in those middle school years where he's not quite close to college, but he's also no longer a little boy. 
College is starting to become more of a weekly conversation topic as we try and contextualize why it's important to do homework and have math skills, and even how sports and being on time for practice is relevant to those college years. Keeping college as a topic of conversation provides a vision into the future for our kids – one that allows us to be able to dream together and talk about how what they are learning today will make a difference later on."

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