Showing posts with label FEF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FEF. Show all posts

Monday, July 25, 2022

Only regular School Committee in July is also Supt Lucas Giguere's first one (audio)

FM #830 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 830 in the series. 


This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022. The meeting was conducted in the Council Chambers. 


School Committee Chair Denise Spencer opens the meeting at 7:08 PM. This was the first official meeting for new Superintendent Lucas Giguere.


The show notes contain a link to the agenda and to my notes.


The recording runs just about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to the only regular meeting scheduled for this month by the Franklin School Committee on July 19, 2022.


Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-830-school-committee-meeting-07-19-22


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Meeting agenda

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_7-19-22_workshop.pdf 


Meeting recap and video link -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/07/franklin-school-committee-welcomed-supt.html


School Committee page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee 


My notes in this ThreadReader PDF ->  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbcgzkEbC38sNzE1z_2PBtFtfBfI6tBU/view?usp=sharing 


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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(L-R) Business Manager M Goodman, Supt L Giguere, Dir Student Svcs P Marano
(L-R) Business Manager M Goodman, Supt L Giguere, Dir Student Svcs P Marano


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Franklin School Committee welcomed Supt Giguere and heard the FEF story in their brief meeting

Quick: Recap:
  • The School Committee meeting met briefly (37 minutes) on Tuesday for their only July scheduled regular meeting
  • Superintendent Lucas Giguere has hit the ground running per his update in the Superintendent's report. This was his first formal meeting as Superintendent filling in for Sara Ahern who departed for Barnstable
  • Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) board members Pandora Carlucci and Roberta Trahan presented on the FEF history, their fund raising efforts, changes due to the pandemic and hope to return to a more normal operation eventually. The School District did get a grant this year and how those funds were used was shared during the session
  • Very little action was reported among the subcommittee meetings due to the 'vacation'/summer schedule
  • All action items were approved via the Consent Agenda although not in the bulk format the process usually affords them. They were split individually to allow committee members to abstain from individual meetings they missed, and then continued this individual approach
Minutes voting via roll call (updated)
A. Approval of Minutes
(i) I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 14, 2022 School
Committee Meeting as detailed.  (6-0-1) Spencer abstain
(ii) I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 14,
2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed.  (6-0-1) Spencer abstain
(iii) I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 27, 2022 School
Committee Meeting as detailed. (7-0) 
(iv) I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 27,
2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed.  (6-0-1) Callaghan abstain


My notes taken via Twitter can be found in one PDF doc

The Franklin TV video is available for viewing -> https://youtu.be/-4mgHYeNMLA



(L-R) Business Manager M Goodman, Supt L Giguere, Dir Student Svcs P Marano
(L-R) Business Manager M Goodman, Supt L Giguere, Dir Student Svcs P Marano

(L-r) R Trahan, P Carlucci
(L-r) R Trahan, P Carlucci

FEF grant funded item 1
FEF grant funded item 1

FEF grant funded item 2
FEF grant funded item 2

FEF grant funded item 3
FEF grant funded item 3

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting Agenda - Jul 19, 2022 - 7 PM

Franklin School Committee
July 19, 2022 -7:00 PM
Municipal Building – Council Chambers

Call to Order Ms. Spencer
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Payment of Bills Ms. Spencer
C. Payroll Ms. Stokes
D. FHS Student Representative Comments
E. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Franklin Education Foundation Update - Mrs. Carlucci & Mrs. Trahan

III. Discussion/Action Items - None

IV. Discussion Only Items - None

V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
B. School Committee Liaison Reports

VI. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
(i) I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 14, 2022 School
Committee Meeting as detailed.
(ii) I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 14,
2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
(iii) I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 27, 2022 School
Committee Meeting as detailed.
(iv) I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 27,
2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. Declare Surplus
I recommend approval to declare the list of Jefferson Elementary School books as
surplus as detailed.
C. Jefferson Gifts
I recommend acceptance of 2 checks totaling $2,217.14 as follows:
Jefferson PCC - Field Trips $1,813.14
Jefferson 5th Grade Celebration Committee - Supplemental Supplies $404
D. Music Gifts
I recommend acceptance for two checks totaling $3,239.48 as follows:
$ 846.48 Students Field Trip
$2,393.00 Gate MS Spring Concerts In-house enrichment
E. Scholarship
I recommend acceptance of a check for $3,015.00 from the Class of 1972 for a
scholarship as detailed.

VII. Citizen’s Comments

VIII. New Business
To discuss any future agenda items

IX. Adjournment


Meeting packet folder -> 

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting Agenda - Jul 19, 2022 - 7 PM
Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting Agenda - Jul 19, 2022 - 7 PM

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Franklin Education Foundation celebrates birthday with 25 days of giving

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) this month marks 25 years of supporting Franklin schools. To commemorate the milestone, the FEF is looking back at the numerous programs its efforts have helped make possible – from the first Empty Bowls project at Franklin High to the purchase of ukuleles for fifth-grade music students. Birthday festivities include a special fundraising campaign to propel the organization into its next quarter-century. 

Since its founding in 1997, the FEF has awarded grants to educators seeking to innovate in ways that fall out outside of traditional school budgeting processes. FEF volunteers screen applications and work with district administrators to select projects deemed most worthwhile in that particular grant-review cycle. To date, the FEF has provided in excess of $350,000 for such projects.

“The Franklin Education Foundation was established to provide district-wide fundraising of benefit to all schools under the leadership of the Franklin School Committee,” said Pandora Carlucci, one of the organization's co-founders. “Grant proposals selected for funding covered the costs of creative, innovative, educational programs that were not included in the traditional school budget.”

Roberta Trahan, Mary Kroon, Lisa Brady, Dave McNeill, Phil Sweeney, Pandora Carlucci, Rick Lacroix, and Krishna Shetty
Left to Right: Roberta Trahan, Mary Kroon, Lisa Brady, Dave McNeill, Phil Sweeney, Pandora Carlucci, Rick Lacroix, and Krishna Shetty


To fund the grants, the FEF has relied on donors large and small. Generous individuals and businesses have enabled the foundation to fund projects in each of the town’s schools. Examples include an ecology project in which students conducted field research on the well-being of aquatic and terrestrial habitats surrounding Franklin High School, assistance to seventh-graders at Annie Sullivan Middle School with astronomy studies, books for Remington Middle School students to study ancient Greek myths, and math boxes so that students at Kennedy Elementary School could practice math concepts at home with their parents.

To continue its efforts in support of these sorts of programs, the FEF is asking for the community’s financial support this month. In the spirit of the Day of Giving tradition, the organization is conducting a campaign lasting 25 days as part of its 25th birthday celebration. Franklin residents are asked to make a gift via the foundation’s website at franklined.org/get-involved/donate This 25 days of giving fundraising campaign kicks off May 4, which is the birthday of Horace Mann, the Franklin native who championed quality public education for all.

With the support of the community, the FEF can build on its achievements and help educators and students continue to thrive.  

Franklin Education Foundation celebrates birthday with 25 days of giving
Franklin Education Foundation celebrates birthday with 25 days of giving

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) scheduled for Framers Market Friday, Sep 3

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) (@FranklinEdOrg) tweeted on Mon, Aug 30, 2021:
FEF will be at the Farmers Market on Friday, September 3, from 2 PM to 6 PM on the Town Common.

We look forward to saying hello to all who have supported FEF over the years and to those still learning about FEF.
 
Please stop by and enroll as a Friend of FEF. All are welcome!
Shared from Twitter: (https://twitter.com/FranklinEdOrg/status/1432323282817146885?s=03

Franklin Ed.org scheduled for Framers Market Friday, Sep 3
Franklin Ed.org scheduled for Framers Market Friday, Sep 3


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

FM #544 - What does the Franklin Education Foundation do? - 05/06/21 (audio)

FM #544 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 544  in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Pandora Carlucci and Joni Magee, Board members of the Franklin Education Foundation (FEF). We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about how the FEF supported the Franklin education with supplemental grants to teachers for educational enhancements. The grants total more than $400,000 since 1997.


Pandora was one of the founders of the FEF. 


The recording runs about 26 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Pandora and Joni. Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7bb1628c-d589-4617-9b5d-d82a463ebd07



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Franklin Education Foundation =  https://www.franklined.org/

About page = https://www.franklined.org/about 

Volunteer = https://www.franklined.org/get-involved/volunteer 

Donate = https://www.franklined.org/get-involved/donate 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #544 - What does the Franklin Education Foundation do? - 05/06/21 (audio)
FM #544 - What does the Franklin Education Foundation do? - 05/06/21 (audio)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Support Franklin Education Foundation so they can support the teachers

Franklin Ed.org (@FranklinEdOrg) tweeted on Fri, May 07, 2021:

Today is the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week, and FEF would like to finish our week-long fundraiser on a high note!  Any support you could give would be greatly appreciated for what these grants provide for our teachers and students.

More Info:

Shared from: https://t.co/cZBXYQfEi7

Support Franklin Education Foundation so they can support the teachers
Support Franklin Education Foundation so they can support the teachers


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Reminder: - May 4 - Day of Giving

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) invites the community to join in a day of giving on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, as Franklin celebrates the birthday of public-school advocate, Horace Mann, and the amazing work of our local educators. 

Since 1997, FEF has funded hundreds of educational grants totaling well over $300,000, to inspire innovative and sustainable programs, and to further support excellence in education within Franklin Public Schools. The educational grants support engaging, diverse and sustainable preK-12 learning opportunities and resources including a Franklin Family Resource Guide, Box City, Family Astronomy Night, Franklin High School Empty Bowls Project which are just a few of the many amazing projects that have benefitted students, families, educators and the community-at-large over the decades.

 However, none of these innovative programs and resources would be possible without the financial support of area businesses, organizations, families and individuals. The Franklin Education Foundation is entirely dependent on the generosity of sponsorships, financial donations, and in-kind donations. We welcome contributions all year long and hope you will consider participation in our day of giving to the Franklin Education Foundation to support innovative programs that truly enhance student learning in Franklin Public Schools. 

Contributions can be made directly to the Franklin Education Foundation website under the donate tab https://www.franklined.org/get-involved/donate, or by mailing a check to Franklin Education Foundation at P.O. Box 531, Franklin, MA 02038. 

You can learn more about the Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) on their website at https://www.franklined.org/. For more information about FEF please contact FEF co-chair, Pandora Carlucci at pandora.carlucci@gmail.com

The Franklin Education Foundation thanks you for your continued support.

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving
Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving


 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) invites the community to join in a day of giving on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, as Franklin celebrates the birthday of public-school advocate, Horace Mann, and the amazing work of our local educators. 

Since 1997, FEF has funded hundreds of educational grants totaling well over $300,000, to inspire innovative and sustainable programs, and to further support excellence in education within Franklin Public Schools. The educational grants support engaging, diverse and sustainable preK-12 learning opportunities and resources including a Franklin Family Resource Guide, Box City, Family Astronomy Night, Franklin High School Empty Bowls Project which are just a few of the many amazing projects that have benefitted students, families, educators and the community-at-large over the decades.

 However, none of these innovative programs and resources would be possible without the financial support of area businesses, organizations, families and individuals. The Franklin Education Foundation is entirely dependent on the generosity of sponsorships, financial donations, and in-kind donations. We welcome contributions all year long and hope you will consider participation in our day of giving to the Franklin Education Foundation to support innovative programs that truly enhance student learning in Franklin Public Schools. 

Contributions can be made directly to the Franklin Education Foundation website under the donate tab https://www.franklined.org/get-involved/donate, or by mailing a check to Franklin Education Foundation at P.O. Box 531, Franklin, MA 02038. 

You can learn more about the Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) on their website at https://www.franklined.org/. For more information about FEF please contact FEF co-chair, Pandora Carlucci at pandora.carlucci@gmail.com

The Franklin Education Foundation thanks you for your continued support.

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving
Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving


 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30

Join us next Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30, at La Cantina for a night of wine and music.  
 
Portions of each sale of wine will go to support the Franklin Education Foundation.  
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Follow e Facebook event for additional info https://t.co/QIAIEaxB6i



Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30
Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) awards 17 grants totaling $30K

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) has awarded 17 grants totaling $30,904 for 2020 to teachers in the Franklin Public School (FPS) system. A committee composed of FEF representatives and FPS staff evaluated 28 proposals through a blind review process and selected the awardees. Final approval was made by the full FEF board at its December meeting. 

“Consideration was given to need, innovation, impact, and integration with other school programs when selecting applications for funding. These 17 grants will provide needed funding for innovative programs at the elementary, middle, and high schools that would not otherwise be possible”, stated Kit Brady, Ph.D., Chair of the FEF Grant Review Committee.

This year’s recipients at the elementary school level are (lead applicant listed first): 

  • Davis Thayer Elementary School – Lauren Diez and Jennifer Auld, Digital and hands-on resources to enhance school science curriculum; 
  • Lisa Ladd, Rebecca Ballinger and Robin Towle, Flexible seating options to help facilitate students self-regulation skills, readiness and availability for learning, and ability to attend to academic tasks; 
  • Christina Renaud, Makerspace for elementary students; 
  • Parmenter Elementary School – Shannon Barca and Tanya Lamoureux, Support the school’s new passion project initiative for grades K-5; 
  • Julie Doyle, Combine movement and the fundamental STEM skills in the physical education environment; 
  • Jefferson Elementary School – Sarah Klim and Debbi Winterroth, Garden for 1st grade life science curriculum; 
  • Keller Elementary School – Britt Dubendris and Staci Rogers, Playground signage designed to increase independence and enhance social communication with students during recess.


At the middle school level are:  

  • District-wide - Erin O'Leary and Dan Moriarty, Author visits to all FPS middle schools (Year 2); 
  • Annie Sullivan Middle School – Stephanie Ahearn and Emily Day, Establish a middle school Spanish reading program for middle school students; 
  • Remington Middle School – Carol Martin and Lisa Hayes, Leveled readers for the Spanish classroom.


At the district-wide middle and high school levels is 

  • Carla Loukota and Diane Plouffe, "Moxie Strings" string workshop via artist in residence for orchestra students grades 6-12.


At Franklin High School are: 

  • Brenna Johnson, Art installation for FHS main entrance (Year 2); 
  • Rosanne Achin-Housman and Hannah Bialer, Strengthen the FHS gay straight alliance; 
  • Trevor Barron, Integrating the use of the Arduino processor in the AP computer science principles course; 
  • Laura Evans, Classroom library of comprehensible readers/novels for 10 world language classrooms; 
  • John Leighton, Purchase a camera with photography training and materials for use by the Pantherbook staff; 
  • Carolann Tebbetts, Amanda Notz, Mailli Scott, Rebecca Ringrose and Jenn Briggs, Mosaic tile stepping stone installation in the courtyard adjacent to specialized high-needs programs.


Since its inception in 1997, the FEF has awarded approximately $430,000 in grants to FPS. Yearly fundraisers such as November’s Harlem Wizards basketball game as well as an annual fund campaign provide much appreciated support from businesses, families, and organizations for the FEF grants. 

To see a list of programs the FEF has funded over the years, visit www.franklined.org

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/franklined.org/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/FranklinEdOrg) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/franklinedorg/). 

The Franklin Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All gifts are fully tax deductible. New members are always welcome – see our web site for an application or email: franklined.org@gmail.com

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) awards 17 grants totaling $30K
Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) awards 17 grants totaling $30K

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Harlem Wizards play Team FPS - Nov 22

"Please join us at Tri-County Regional High School, located at 147 Pond Street, Franklin, MA.
The game begins at 7:00 PM and the doors will open at 6:00 PM. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $14 for students and $17 for adults. An online processing fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final total.
THE ONLINE BOX OFFICE FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM THE NIGHT PRIOR TO THE GAME.
If you purchase tickets online, you will receive your ticket via email. You MUST print the ticket(s) and bring them to the event. Your ticket will be scanned for entry."

Tickets available online
https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/151533?fbclid=IwAR0FWAozSTROMUqGRt725pDui8o44pWoTe1G__wLLKh97VoQ_Y6i-l6__Co

Harlem Wizards play Team FPS  - Nov 22
Harlem Wizards play Team FPS  - Nov 22

For more about the Franklin Education Foundation  https://www.franklined.org/

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Author to visit the three Franklin Middle Schools in November






Download your copy of the flyer:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AiJPm1t1wZyOB-U07wxc3RZnsLR03Bfg/view?usp=sharing



Author to visit ALL THREE Franklin middle schools in November
Author to visit ALL THREE Franklin middle schools in November

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Call for Sponsors of the Harlem Wizards vs. Team FPS basketball fund raising event - Nov 22

Harlem Wizards Vs. Franklin Public Schools 
(“Team FPS”)
a Community Basketball Event & Fundraiser
to Benefit Franklin Education Foundation

Opportunity for Sponsorships

WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

WHERE: Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Gymnasium, Franklin, MA

WHAT: The Harlem Wizards will bring their team to Franklin to compete against “Team FPS” for a 2-hour tournament. The Harlem Wizards brand of “Trick Hoops & Alley Oops” entertainment basketball has been packing gyms across the globe for over 50 years! Their show includes amazing slams, world-class tricks, precision teamwork and humor.

WHO: “Team FPS” will include teachers and staff from Franklin Public Schools. We sell out every year with a crowd of 1,200 students, parents and children!

WHY: FEF fundraisers have raised over $350,000 which has been distributed to Franklin Public Schools in the form of special grants. All Franklin Public School staff members are eligible to submit creative, innovative ideas for programs or activities that would not traditionally be funded by tax dollars. To see a list of programs FEF has funded over the years, visit http://www.franklined.org/grants.

OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORSHIPS: This is FEF’s largest and most visible fundraiser of the year. Your sponsorship will highlight that your business supports Franklin Public Schools and the larger Franklin community. We have numerous opportunities at various levels to support the fundraiser and promote your business to the Franklin community. The attached flyer provides more details about the event and sponsorship levels. Thank you for considering supporting FEF and FPS!

Sincerely,
Franklin Education Foundation

Down your copy of the Sponsor Letter
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczX1pza2xkY3UxcVVfekVHeFRFVXBsWmVnR2lz/view?usp=sharing



Call for Sponsors of the Harlem Wizards vs. Team FPS  - Nov 22
Call for Sponsors of the Harlem Wizards vs. Team FPS  - Nov 22

Monday, June 17, 2019

Franklin School Committee recap - June 11, 2019

The School Committee meeting of Tuesday, June 11, can be summarized as follows:

The Superintendent's Report can be found online
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/uploads/superintendents_report_to_school_committee_june_11_2019.pdf

    

FEF Presentation



SEPEC Presentation



Student Services Tiered Focus



Student Services SEL Improvements Preliminary Report



Additional details can be found in my notes reported live during the meeting:


FEF meeting schedule for the coming school year 2019-2020
FEF meeting schedule for the coming school year 2019-2020