“We are very excited to offer area residents the opportunity to purchase beautiful holiday wreaths and arrangements created by members of the Franklin Garden Club. This will help those who may not have the time to decorate their own wreaths or make arrangements, while also assisting the Club. "
Saturday, November 25, 2023
A. Review of AgendaB. Payment of Bills Mr. CallaghanC. Payroll Mr. McNeillD. FHS Student Representative CommentsE. Superintendent’s Report
A. Parmenter Elementary School Highlights PresentationB. FHS National Art Honor Society Trip ProposalC. District Assessment Presentation
A. FHS National Art Honor Society Trip ProposalI recommend approval of the request of Diane Plouffe and Amy Edson to take Art students to the MassMoca (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the Clark Museum in North Adams, MA from March 15-16, 2024 as presented.
A. School Committee Sub-Committee ReportsB. School Committee Liaison Reports
A. Approval of MinutesI recommend approval of the minutes from the November 14, 2023 School Committee meeting as detailed.B. Keller GiftI recommend acceptance of a check for $2609.86 from O’Connor Studios for in house enrichment at Keller Elementary as detailed.C. FHS GiftI recommend acceptance of a check for $356.67 from Ohiopyle Prints for Supplemental Supplies for FHS as detailed.
To discuss any future agenda items
This Chalkboard Chat recaps the School Committee reorganization, Tri-County debt exclusion, & FHS presentation (audio)
FM #1103 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1103 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with Franklin School Committee member Dave Callaghan. We had our conversation in the Franklin TV & Public Radio studio on Monday, November 20, 2023.
Our primary topic was a recap of the School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023. We covered
The election, the School Committee reorganization
The Tri-County debt exclusion avoids problems with the Franklin budget
The FHS update on what’s happening across their academic, club & sports activities
The recording runs about 25 minutes so let’s listen to my “chalkboard chat” with School Committee Chair Dave Callaghan. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1103-chalkboard-chat-06-dave-callaghan-11-20-23
Contact info for Dave Callaghan firstname.lastname@example.org
School Committee page => https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee
School budget -> https://www.franklinps.net/fy24budget
Franklin TV video for replay -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc8T3jv8fGc
My notes captured during the meeting via Twitter can be found in one easy to ready PDF -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M0cTWjQ0zg0L-SwDeswUGh-X5k2eUAcO/view?usp=drive_link
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My name is Ryan DePaolo and my family and I are continuing Project PJ this year! We have been running this organization since 2014 and are so excited to be doing it again!
Project PJ is a community service project that aims to raise awareness for children placed in foster care through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
We are asking people to donate NEW pajamas for children of all ages, infant to age 18. If you have any questions you can email us at email@example.com and make sure to follow us on Instagram @projectpj.ma for updates and information about the project!
You can drop in person donations off to my house at 48 High Ridge Circle, we have a donation bin on our side steps, and I have attached a QR code with links to online registries at Amazon and Target if that is easier.
Thank you all for your consideration and constant support of this project!
|Another DePaolo family member continues Project PJ|
|Viva Las Elvis: A Vegas Christmas|
Take a walk in a twin-ter wonderland! For over a decade the Rescigno brothers have performed a brand new holiday comedy show in NYC, and this year they are bringing another new holiday show to Franklin!
|The Rescignos: Franklincense|
Get your tickets online at -> https://www.theblackboxonline.com/
Friday, November 24, 2023
The Downtown Partnership Holiday Stroll also occurs during the open hours for the businesses participating Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Friday, November 24
9:00am Fill the Cruiser at BJs
9:00am Fill the Cruiser at Marshall’s
6:00pm Jamie Barrett (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
Saturday, November 25
10:00am Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:00am Mrs. Claus visits & reads (Franklin Historical Museum)
10:00am Post Thanksgiving Rail Trail Walk (Grove St entrance)
12:30pm Fill the Cruiser at the Raillery Pub
4:00pm Piano Steve (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
Sunday, November 26
1:00pm Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
4:00pm Santa Arrives at the Town Common
Tuesday, November 28
2:30pm Rainbow Café (Franklin Senior Center)
Wednesday, November 29
1:00pm Senior Scribblers (writing group) (recording session at FranklinTV Studio)
Thursday, November 30
6:00pm Charlie Rock (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
7:00pm New Thespian Showcase (ticketed event) Dean College)
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
|Franklin's Event Outlook: Nov 24, 2023 to November 30, 2023|
|Franklin Turkey Trot 2023|
"Wow! We are giving thanks for our amazing community who participated in this year's Turkey Trot and raised more than $48,000 for the Franklin Food Pantry!
More than 1,000 people registered for the race and 60 organizations and individuals sponsored the event.
So many volunteers made this run possible, but special thanks to Erin Campbell of LDS Franklin and Jen Johnson of The Pantry.
|what the start looked like from the back of the pack|
|FREE Stop the Bleed Training - Dec 13, from 3 to 4 PM|