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Friday, May 17, 2024

Reminder: PMC Kids Ride set for Sunday, June 9, 2024

Reminder: PMC Kids Ride set for Sunday, June 9, 2024
Reminder: PMC Kids Ride set for Sunday, June 9, 2024

If you don't have a QR Code reader, use this link ->    https://flowcode.com/p/vR4cyAQo5

Or go directly to the Franklin PMC Kids page -> https://kids.pmc.org/franklin


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Register (or support) the PMC Kids Ride in Franklin June 9

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride is an exciting event for young bikers who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer. On Sunday, June 9th, kids from all around Franklin and supporting towns, will come together to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and pedal their way to crushing cancer. The ride will take place at the Jefferson Elementary School in Franklin from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
 
PMC Kids Ride in Franklin
PMC Kids Ride in Franklin
This is not just any ordinary bike ride. It's a chance for young riders ages 3-14 to show their grit and determination to help those affected by cancer. The PMC Kids Ride is an experience like no other, filled with energy, excitement, and a whole lot of fun.
 
Kids can choose from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. Young riders not yet on two wheels can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area with several fun stations and activities for the little ones. Kids can join a team, create their own or ride solo. The Franklin PMC Kids ride will hold a party after the ride with music, food, games and more to celebrate their achievements.
PMC Kids Ride
PMC Kids Ride
 
So, mark your calendars for Sunday, June 9th and get ready to ride! Join the Franklin PMC Kids Ride and help make a difference.100% of every rider-raised dollar goes to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  
 
To register a rider or make a donation, please visit www.kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@Verizon.net

Thursday, January 25, 2024

School Committee gets update from Jefferson, on Facility Planning. approves DECA trip (audio)

FM #1142 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1142 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting held on Jan 23, 2024. The meeting was held in the Council Chambers. 


All 7 members of the Committee were present in Chambers. The meeting started slightly late as the Budget subcommittee meeting prior to this ran late holding up 3 members.


Quick recap:

  • FHS student update, Panther Pride night Feb 12; Jan 29 jazz concert at FHS. Course selection underway by class. Tutoring for Spanish offered. Boys and girls playing basketball vs Mansfield; Boys indoor track take KellyRex champ for first time, Sarah Dumas player of week 

  • Superintendent Report, thanks to students and families for patience and safety during this winter period, safety utmost. Inclement weather process shared previously, PR firm touting various aspects of the program to share the goodness. Also on schools web page

  • Newcomers update, 69 students total; 14 high school, 15 middle, balance at elementary; Interfaith group helping with after school program, library helping with English as second language training

  • Slides for the Jefferson update captured via photo album; Getting a sense of "return to normalcy". Good to have the families in the building more frequently (vs COVID period) Thank you all for what you are doing!

  • Motion to take the agenda out of order, and get to the DECA trip proposal. About 200 competed and about 100 moved to districts in Boston, approx 50 anticipated to qualify for the CA nationals. Also coordinating with KP, Rehoboth and other MA communities to ensure a good … MA representation. April, week conference, also an opportunity to visit Disney as part of DECA organization; Fund raising to alleviate the cost of the trip.  A. DECA International Competition - Recurring Trip I recommend approval of the request of Emily Rosborough to take DECA Student to Anaheim, CA from 4/26/24-5/1/24 to participate in the DECA competition as detailed. Motion second, passes 7-0

  • Comprehensive Facilities Planning Update; Lucas presenting, slides will be captured to an album

  • Draft of school committee meeting schedule reviewed, could be on next meeting for vote Review of subcommittees, some met some haven't

  • Consent agenda, motion to approve, second, passes 7-0

  • New business, calendar vote, budget teaser, possible school calendar draft for review also Motion to adjourn, second, passes 7-0


The meeting runs about 1 hour and 55 minutes so let’s listen to the School Committee meeting held on Jan 23, 2024. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1142-franklin-ma-school-cmte-mtg-01-23-24


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Franklin TV video link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UrUZ9emung 


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


Meeting Agenda doc  -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_1-23-24.pdf 


Meeting packet folder ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/january-23-2024-school-committee-meeting-packet 


Jefferson Elementary highlights -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/tmGGuhBnB3z84jwc9 


Comprehensive School Facility Plan outline ->  https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQCfP2MFdmxHyZ3c7 


My notes in one PDF file -> 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KwqPUeKnJXhqYEzyiy-v7IZi-IfxzAfn/view?usp=drive_link 


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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

School Committee gets update from Jefferson, on Facility Planning. approves DECA trip (video)

the Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting was held as scheduled on Jan 23, 2024. The meeting was held in the Council Chambers. 


All 7 members of the Committee were present in Chambers. The meeting started slightly late as the Budget subcommittee meeting prior to this ran late holding up 3 members.


Quick recap:

  • FHS student update, Panther Pride night Feb 12; Jan 29 jazz concert at FHS. Course selection underway by class. Tutoring for Spanish offered. Boys and girls playing basketball vs Mansfield; Boys indoor track take KellyRex champ for first time, Sarah Dumas player of week 

  • Superintendent Report, thanks to students and families for patience and safety during this winter period, safety utmost. Inclement weather process shared previously, PR firm touting various aspects of the program to share the goodness. Also on schools web page

  • Newcomers update, 69 students total; 14 high school, 15 middle, balance at elementary; Interfaith group helping with after school program, library helping with English as second language training

  • Slides for the Jefferson update captured via photo album; Getting a sense of "return to normalcy". Good to have the families in the building more frequently (vs COVID period) Thank you all for what you are doing!

  • Motion to take the agenda out of order, and get to the DECA trip proposal. About 200 competed and about 100 moved to districts in Boston, approx 50 anticipated to qualify for the CA nationals. Also coordinating with KP, Rehoboth and other MA communities to ensure a good … MA representation. April, week conference, also an opportunity to visit Disney as part of DECA organization; Fund raising to alleviate the cost of the trip.  A. DECA International Competition - Recurring Trip I recommend approval of the request of Emily Rosborough to take DECA Student to Anaheim, CA from 4/26/24-5/1/24 to participate in the DECA competition as detailed. Motion second, passes 7-0

  • Comprehensive Facilities Planning Update; Lucas presenting, slides will be captured to an album

  • Draft of school committee meeting schedule reviewed, could be on next meeting for vote Review of subcommittees, some met some haven't

  • Consent agenda, motion to approve, second, passes 7-0

  • New business, calendar vote, budget teaser, possible school calendar draft for review also

  • Motion to adjourn, second, passes 7-0


Franklin TV video link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UrUZ9emung 


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


Meeting Agenda doc  -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_1-23-24.pdf 


Meeting packet folder (some docs are posted after the meeting, supposed to be ready on Wednesday, this is not always the case) ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/january-23-2024-school-committee-meeting-packet 


Jefferson Elementary highlights -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/tmGGuhBnB3z84jwc9 


Comprehensive School Facility Plan outline ->  https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQCfP2MFdmxHyZ3c7 


My notes in one PDF file -> 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KwqPUeKnJXhqYEzyiy-v7IZi-IfxzAfn/view?usp=drive_link 


screen grab Facility Planning
screen grab Facility Planning



Saturday, August 5, 2023

Franklin Food Pantry looking for two parents to help coordinate the Food Elves Campaign

The Franklin Food Pantry is recruiting for two volunteer District Parents for Food Elves in the Oak and Jefferson elementary school districts this year. The Food Elves Campaign is The Franklin Food Pantry’s largest fundraiser of the year! 

In 2022, The Elves raised over $93,000! 

Food Elves are middle and high school students in the Franklin community organized by, and working with, District Parents.
Food Elves Campaign
Food Elves Campaign

Between December 1 and December 12, Food Elves pass out The Pantry’s signature purple envelopes and flyers to houses in their elementary school districts and set up their online pages to raise funds for The Pantry. 

Food Elves are assigned to District Parents who help guide them through the process. District Parents are typically assigned 20 -30 students (depending on the district).

The District Parents play a very important role in the campaign! Six district parents correspond to the previous six school districts that our current middle and high school students attended: 
Jefferson Elementary School (recruiting)
Parmenter Elementary School
Oak Street Elementary School (recruiting)
Hellen Keller Elementary School
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Davis Thayer Elementary School (now closed but students who attended still canvas in the Davis Thayer district)

What Does a District Parent do?
You are the direct contact for the Elves who sign up in your district. 
You assign streets to the Elves (The Pantry will provide street maps corresponding to elementary school districts).
Elves indicate their Elementary Schools when they sign up.
You help the Elves organize kick-off activities in the neighborhood.... 
o Distribute lawn signs
o Oversee envelope and flyer distribution
o Help them to say thank you
You sign off on community service hours (The Pantry will provide you with forms)
In-person Elves get 12 hours
Online Only Elves get 10 hours
You collect and deliver checks to The Pantry.
Elves can also choose to fund raise online only – you will not have any responsibilities to these Elves!

The Pantry will provide a staff contact to help District Parents. 

Time commitment: November 1 – December 15 
1 hour meeting with Pantry and other District Parents for kickoff
Meet with Food Elves to assign streets (in person at your home), give out lawn signs and envelopes
Answer Food Elf questions via email
Collect envelopes from Food Elves
Return envelopes to The Pantry 

If interested in participating for the Oak or Jefferson district, please contact Jen Johnson at the Food Pantry. Her email is jjohnson@franklinfoodpantry.org

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Get Ready to Ride in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride - June 4th (Or donate to this worthy cause!)

The 16th annual Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 8 AM to 12 PM. The Franklin ride is one of more than 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. The Franklin ride usually attracts 200 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who ride between 3 and 10 miles. The ride raises money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Altogether, the PMC Kids Rides program has raised more than $9 million since their first ride in 1998. This year's goal is $50,000.

This ride is a unique event that motivates kids to learn about the importance of giving back, introduces them volunteerism and fundraising, and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can partake in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. There is a $20 registration fee which includes a tee shirt and goodie bag. There is also a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders.

Riders and volunteers can register, and donations can be made online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin

All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer

Monday, May 1, 2023

Are you going to get ready to Ride in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride - June 4?

The 16th annual Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 8 AM to 12 PM. The Franklin ride is one of more than 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. The Franklin ride usually attracts 200 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who ride between 3 and 10 miles. The ride raises money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Altogether, the PMC Kids Rides program has raised more than $9 million since their first ride in 1998. This year's goal is $50,000.

This ride is a unique event that motivates kids to learn about the importance of giving back, introduces them volunteerism and fundraising, and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can partake in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. There is a $20 registration fee which includes a tee shirt and goodie bag. There is also a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders.

Riders and volunteers can register, and donations can be made online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin

All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Get Ready to Ride in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride - June 4

The 16th annual Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 8 AM to 12 PM. The Franklin ride is one of more than 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. The Franklin ride usually attracts 200 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who ride between 3 and 10 miles. The ride raises money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Altogether, the PMC Kids Rides program has raised more than $9 million since their first ride in 1998. This year's goal is $50,000.

This ride is a unique event that motivates kids to learn about the importance of giving back, introduces them volunteerism and fundraising, and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can partake in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. There is a $20 registration fee which includes a tee shirt and goodie bag. There is also a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders.

Riders and volunteers can register, and donations can be made online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin

All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Register to ride in the Franklin PMC Kids fund raising event on Sep 25

On Sunday, September 25th, the Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride will be one of 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. In 2020 and 2021, the ride was held virtually, but we are excited to host the ride live again this year. 

PMC Kids Rides are mini bike-a-thons that involve children 3 to 14 in the PMC mission by providing them the opportunity to fight cancer just like adults. From a Tikes and Trikes area to a 10-mile ride, the PMC Franklin Kids Ride challenges young cyclists of all skill levels. 

It’s a great way for kids to learn about the importance of giving back and introduces them to volunteerism and fundraising and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since the first ride in 1998, the PMC Kids rides program has raised more than $10 million.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled
Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled

Though this ride takes place in Franklin, we welcome all towns to join. We encourage kids to form teams and ride to honor a friend or loved one who has been touched by cancer. To provide riders with additional motivation, the PMC recognizes participants in the Kids Rides program who go above and beyond their fundraising. 

Riders who raise $450 or more will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Heavy Hitter, and riders who raise over $950 will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Breakaway. Each will be honored with a special PMC item and a certificate to distinguish their achievement. In the past, many kids have lemonade stands, car washes, bake sales, and yard sales to raise money for their ride. These kids have so much passion and determination; they feel like they are making a difference, and each year they say, “I can’t wait to ride again the next year”.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, September 25th, from 8 AM to 12 PM. The ride will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. 

This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. Kids can also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. There is a $20 rider registration fee which includes a Tee shirt and goodie bag and a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders. 

Register online at https://kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Notice from the DPW - Jefferson Rd. Neighborhood roadwork to begin September 15, 2022

Notice from the DPW - Jefferson Rd. Neighborhood to begin September 15th, 2022

Notice from the Department of Public Works:

Attention: Jefferson Road Neighborhood

Weather permitting, a micro surfacing road project will begin on Thursday, September 15th, 2022.

The following roads will be affected:

  • Peter's Lane
  • Jackson Circle
  • Adams Circle
  • Grant Circle Heaton Circle
  • McKinley Road
  • Reagan Ave.
  • Jefferson Road (from Harrison pl towards McKinley)

Please seek alternate routes.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/notice-dpw-jefferson-rd-neighborhood-begin-september-15th-2022

Jefferson Rd. Neighborhood roadwork to begin September 15, 2022
Jefferson Rd. Neighborhood roadwork to begin September 15, 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022

Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled as an "in person" event for Sep 25

On Sunday, September 25th, the Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride will be one of 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. In 2020 and 2021, the ride was held virtually, but we are excited to host the ride live again this year. 

PMC Kids Rides are mini bike-a-thons that involve children 3 to 14 in the PMC mission by providing them the opportunity to fight cancer just like adults. From a Tikes and Trikes area to a 10-mile ride, the PMC Franklin Kids Ride challenges young cyclists of all skill levels. 

It’s a great way for kids to learn about the importance of giving back and introduces them to volunteerism and fundraising and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since the first ride in 1998, the PMC Kids rides program has raised more than $10 million.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled
Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled

Though this ride takes place in Franklin, we welcome all towns to join. We encourage kids to form teams and ride to honor a friend or loved one who has been touched by cancer. To provide riders with additional motivation, the PMC recognizes participants in the Kids Rides program who go above and beyond their fundraising. 

Riders who raise $450 or more will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Heavy Hitter, and riders who raise over $950 will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Breakaway. Each will be honored with a special PMC item and a certificate to distinguish their achievement. In the past, many kids have lemonade stands, car washes, bake sales, and yard sales to raise money for their ride. These kids have so much passion and determination; they feel like they are making a difference, and each year they say, “I can’t wait to ride again the next year”.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride
The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, September 25th, from 8 AM to 12 PM. The ride will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. 

This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. Kids can also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. There is a $20 rider registration fee which includes a Tee shirt and goodie bag and a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders. 

Register online at https://kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net