Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sign up for the Annual Veterans' Day luncheon at the Elks Lodge - Nov 11

Please join us of for our Annual Veterans' Day luncheon at the Elks Lodge at 1077 Pond Street on Friday, November 11 at 11 AM.

Please RSVP to the Veterans' Services Office!

Veterans' Services Officer
Shannon Nisbett
Phone:  (508) 613-1315

Sign up for the Annual Veterans' Day luncheon at the Elks Lodge - Nov 11
Sign up for the Annual Veterans' Day luncheon at the Elks Lodge - Nov 11

Shared from the Town of Franklin page -> 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Franklin Senior Center: Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 11

VETERANS' DAY LUNCHEON - Franklin Senior Center

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Franklin Senior Center: Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 11
Franklin Senior Center: Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 11 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Senator Becca Rausch: #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM

Senator Becca Rausch (@BeccaRauschMA) tweeted on Thu, Mar 18, 2021:

For my 3rd #LocalLeadershipLunch, I'm chatting with Dr. Regina LaRocque, an infectious disease expert and advocate for equity and public health protections throughout the #COVID19 pandemic.

Tune in tomorrow (Friday, 3/19/21) at 1 PM! #WomensHistoryMonth #mapoli @harvardmed @MGHMedicine
Shared from Twitter:

Senator Becca Rausch:  #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM
Senator Becca Rausch:  #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM

Friday, March 12, 2021

FM #487 - School Committee Mtg - 03/09/21 - P3 of 3 (audio)

FM #487 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 487 in the series. 

This session shares part 3 of the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: some of the School Committee members, Central Office personnel, and key guests were in the Council Chambers; the remainder, along with the public, were remote via conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the just almost three hour meeting into three logical segments:
  • First - covers the opening through the Keller Elementary presentation (approx. 39 minutes)
  • Second - School Budget - first view- Supt Ahern and her staff walk through the budget highlights (approx. 53 mins)
  • *** Third *** - from the return to in person learning plan through to the end of the public meeting (approx. 85 minutes)
The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda and to my notes. The meeting packet folder will hold the other documents released for the meeting.

Let’s listen to this segment of the School Committee meeting of Mar 9, 2021



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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Senator Becca Rausch: #LocalLeadershipLunch - Mar 12

Senator Becca Rausch (@BeccaRauschMA) tweeted on Wed, Mar 10, 2021:

"For my first #LocalLeadershipLunch, I'm thrilled to chat with North Attleboro resident Lisa Graves, an accomplished writer, illustrator, and the brains behind "Simple Stories of Strong Women: An A to Z Guide to Girl Power." Tune in Friday at 1 PM! #IWD2021 #mapoli "


Thursday, May 28, 2020

CURBSIDE CAFE opens June 1 at Senior Center

PLEASE REGISTER  and select your meal(s) and pricing by 9:00 AM for day of pick up

The Curbside Cafe provides freshly prepared meals for curbside pickup, Monday through Friday, at the Franklin Senior Center from 11 AM to 1 PM, for elders, 60 years and older and disabled residents. This program is funded by a grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation and generous support from the Franklin Council on Aging.

Meal pick up is at the side door of the Center’s kitchen using the rear access road; see sign for Senior Meals as you enter the parking lot.

Stay in your vehicle at all times; meals will be placed in the trunk of your vehicle.

Masks must be worn and physical distancing practiced. If customers are not masked, a separate area is designated for pick up

  • The program offers meals at a subsidized rate of $2 but customers can make an additional donation to support the program.
  • Customers will be invoiced for payment.
  • Cash or checks can be mailed to the Senior Center or deposited into the secured mail box at the entrance to the Senior Center. Please include name and phone number on the envelope. (There is a $10 minimum amount for checks.)
  • If you cannot afford any payment, please call the Center and ask to speak with our Social Service Coordinator.

Dial-A-Ride is available to drive customers to the Center for meal pickup. Please call (800) 698-7676 by noon on the day prior to pick up.

CURBSIDE CAFE opens June 1 at Senior Center
CURBSIDE CAFE opens June 1 at Senior Center

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Franklin Public Schools: Two important Announcements

Job opening: Activity Monitors!

Save the Date: Jan 6, 2020

Save the Date: Jan 6, 2020
Save the Date: Jan 6, 2020

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

“Adapting and changing can sometimes be scary"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Carol Lynch has been packing school lunches for kids since the mid-1980s, first for her own children, then for her grandchildren. For her, buying lunch from school has never really been a consideration.

“It’s nothing against the lunches they serve,” said Lynch, who has helped raise two generations of children in the same Plymouth home. “For me, food has always been about family. No one can put personal touches on food like a parent or grandparent. (Whether it’s) a Thanksgiving meal or a quick school lunch, I just like to use food as a way of showing my love.”

But given all of the children across the state who do take part in their school’s lunch programs, food service departments have the complex task of designing menus that meet an ever-growing diverse student population. There are allergies and food restrictions, pressure to offer newer and healthier choices while also increasing participation rates (read: more revenue), and federal food guidelines that are changing under the current presidential administration.

“What’s on the menu today?” is more complicated now than ever before."

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“Adapting and changing can sometimes be scary"
“Adapting and changing can sometimes be scary"

The Franklin Food Services page

The lunch menus for each school

Lunch payment accounts

Friday, February 15, 2019

“Our lives aren’t just the moments we live, they’re the stories we tell” - Ron DiBona

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

FHS 40% Club hosts luncheon for Seniors
"Hundreds of yellow and pink pin-on ribbons littered a table at the Franklin High School cafeteria on Thursday, as students met residents from the Atria Senior Living for a Valentine’s Day luncheon. 
The yellow ribbons stand for happiness, while pink ribbons were for Valentine’s Day, said Brianna Ritchie, a nursing assistant at Atria. She said students have been more than accommodating for these types of events. 
“This is the happiest crew I’ve ever seen,” Ritchie laughed. “They haven’t stopped smiling since we’ve been here. They love it. This generation, I can’t even put into words. They’re just phenomenal.” 
Ritchie said at least 200 students made the effort during their lunch period to talk to senior citizens."

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Franklin High students, senior citizens meet for lunch
Franklin High students, senior citizens meet for lunch (@CountryGazette photo)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 10

Veterans' Day Luncheon being held next Friday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Franklin Elks Lodge at 1077 Pond Street.

All Franklin veterans are invited (at no charge). Those interested should contact the Senior Center at: (508) 520-4945 to register as seating is limited.

Dale Kurtz will discuss new veterans' programs and the new Veterans' Memorial Brick Walkway being constructed on the Franklin Town Common.

Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 10
Veterans' Day Luncheon - Nov 10

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Live Reporting: Discussion Only Items

3. Discussion Only Items

looking to provide more environmentally sustainable trays
food department covers all the costs except for the health care, however an increase of lunch prices can start making a contribution towards that

middle school pricing will stay the same but an increase of $.25 at elementary and high school levels is proposed

approx 8% district wide have reduced or free lunch, has grown from 3 to 8% over the past 3-4 years

want to work towards composting food waste and include the new trays; no change immediately but would be coming down the pike


new resolution (link above) that some School Committee's are endorsing to ask for an increase in the Foundation Budget from the State

we are historically below the state average, we will vote ont his coming up during the actions

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Downtown Partnership: Networking Luncheon Dates, Dean Leadership Institute Speaker

Franklin Downtown Partnership 
9 E. Central Street, Franklin, MA  02038

2017 Networking Luncheon Dates Set:
***  February Date Correction  ***

Join us for our 2017 Networking Luncheons:  

February 14 
March 14
April 11
May 2

These luncheons happen from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dean College Dining Center, first floor of the Campus Center. 

A delicious lunch and excellent conversation all for the low, low price of $6.55! 

RSVP to Matt Lechter,, or Gary Donelan,

Member Announcements
Dean Leadership Institute Executive Lecture: Angela McKay
Franklin Downtown Partnership, 9 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MassBudget: Feeding Students, Counting Kids, Funding Schools


Feeding Students, Counting Kids, Funding Schools:
Six Recommendations for Improvement

To expand educational opportunity by making sure that more students are well-fed and ready to learn, the federal government has created a program that allows schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students in districts with large numbers of low-income students. Schools that implement this program, called Community Eligibility, no longer collect paper forms from every child to determine who is eligible for free or reduced price meals. Instead, schools use a data matching system to count students as low income for school meals purposes when they are enrolled in other programs that support low-income families. This data-matching direct certification process improves efficiency and expands access to school meals.

The interaction of this program and our school funding formula has, however, led to some challenges. MassBudget's new policy brief
Counting Kids at School: 6 Steps to Better Numbers, presents strategies to fix these unintended consequences.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has recognized the challenges and has already made significant improvements to its data systems. At the direction of the Legislature, DESE is developing further recommendations, which will be final by December 19. Based on MassBudget's ongoing research on
direct certification and its impact on Chapter 70 funding, this new brief presents six recommendations that could help the Commonwealth to achieve a more accurate count of low-income students.
You can read MassBudget's six recommendations in the new policy brief HERE (link).
Related MassBudget resources:

To read about implementation of the Direct Certification program in Massachusetts, read Direct Certification for School Meals: Feeding Students, Counting Kids, Funding Schools.
MassBudget's Children's Budget provides a concise description and funding history of the School Food Programs and Chapter 70 Aid.

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.

BOSTON, MA 02108
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 15 Court Square, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In the News: school lunch prices remain same, traffic change rescheduled

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The price of lunch at Franklin Public Schools will not be changing in the coming school year, officials announced Tuesday. 
District business administrator Miriam Goodman gave a presentation about the lunch program at the School Committee meeting and said a federal law - the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act - required the district's lunch program to charge enough to be sustainable. 
"As such, we need to go through a complex formula every year to see where our lunch prices fall, and how that compares to what the government says we should be charging," she said. 
This year's calculations, said Goodman, worked out in a way that does not require an increase. Currently, the price is $3 at the high school and middle school levels and $2.50 for elementary students."

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"The changeover to two-way traffic in downtown, originally set to take place Wednesday, has been pushed back a week. 
The switch - now scheduled for next Tuesday - was to be the culmination of two years of roadwork and many more years of planning. The state Department of Transportation, though, decided there were some tasks it wanted done before the move. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said signs were a major concern on the part of the state. He gave several examples of one-way signs that must be removed and new signs to be installed."

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an earlier downtown construction photo from the archives
an earlier downtown construction photo from the archives

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Live Reporting: School Committee - Aug 25, 2015


  • The Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of Franklin and the School Committee/School District was review, some minor changes made to the prior agreement and the whole item was approved by a 7-0 vote. It now goes to the Town Council for their approval.
  • Several updates on the preparation for opening school next week were provided. Additional administration changes were made, additional enrollments are still being seen (6 families enrolled today).
  • "increased complexity and rigor" is the theme for the coming school year for improvements to the instruction and curriculum.
  • The transportation plan was reviewed. Links provided for the bus schedule and several forms related to bus stops.
  • The reduced price lunch application form is now online (link provided)
  • Franklin Matters
    Franklin Matters
  • Security was addressed by a number of 'minor' changes. The major security review is still in process by the vendor. The full report is expected later this year with any recommendations to be included in the capital budget planning (also later this year) and then for potential decisions with the budget reviews by the Finance Committee and Town Council in an April/May 2016 time frame.

When I discovered that I was missing a few key components to my mobile reporting tools, I resorted to using Twitter to post my notes and then put together a Storify summary. 

I am getting to like this method. You'll have to let me know if it works for you.