Showing posts with label vacation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vacation. Show all posts

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Recreation Dept provides April vacation programs -registration is open now

Our friends @FranklinRec  have plenty of great programs to keep the kiddos entertained this April Break.  

Registration is live now! buff.ly/3qMGzhk

Recreation Dept provides April vacation programs -registration is open now
Recreation Dept provides April vacation programs -registration is open now

Shared from Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1509219666446671882

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - April 2021

"Please find the April Edition of the FPS District newsletter posted here! conta.cc/2RF65Xg  
We hope everyone enjoys a fun and safe April Break week!"

Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - April 2021
Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - April 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Franklin Public Schools: Reopening Status update for SchCommMtg Feb 24, 2021

The Reopening Update for the School Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 24, 2021 was posted to the meeting packet page. It had not been available on the weekend when the agenda was shared here on Sunday (likely due to the schools vacation last week).

Reopening Status:   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/reopening_schools_status_update_feb_18_2020-2021.pdf


Agenda doc  

Meeting packet folder (with all docs for this meeting - note - some released after the meeting)  

Reopening Status update for SchCommMtg Feb 24, 2021
Reopening Status update for SchCommMtg Feb 24, 2021


Friday, February 12, 2021

Franklin (MA) Public Schools: No school Friday, vacation week 2/15-2/19

Friendly reminder:
  • Friday (Feb 12) is a Professional Development Day with no school 
  • February 15 thru February 19 is vacation week 
Shared from the Franklin Public Schools web page  https://www.franklinps.net/

No school Friday, vacation week 2/15-2/19
No school Friday, vacation week 2/15-2/19

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Franklin schools cancel Spring break

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"School officials have voted to cancel April vacation this year, making the Franklin School District the latest to erase the spring break from their calendars.

Instead, the district - like others in the area - will continue with remote learning as students remain home during the coronavirus crisis.

Schools have now been closed for five weeks, with some having gotten more formal remote learning underway two or three weeks ago.

“This will provide for continuity at this time,” Franklin school officials noted in a statement issued on Wednesday."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200417/franklin-school-board-cancels-april-break/1


My notes from the School Committee meeting on Tuesday can be found
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/04/real-time-reporting-school-committee.html

The audio recording of the School Committee can be found
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/04/fm-246-school-committee-mtg-virtual.html

The Franklin Public Schools coronavirus portal page with all the information pertaining to the schools   https://www.franklinps.net/district/pages/franklin-public-schools-covid-19-closure-information-portal


screengrab of the budget discussion portion of the School Committee meeting Tuesday, April 14, 2020
screengrab of the budget discussion portion of the School Committee meeting Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Franklin Public Schools: Closure Update and Vacation Survey Response Requested

April 7, 2020
 
Dear Franklin Families,

We are thinking of you and your children as we adjust to a new phase of Remote Learning this week. We all recognize there is a big learning curve here (including your Central Office team who had a bit of a fumble Sunday night with live streaming). We are all learning!

Survey about April Vacation
There have been many questions about April vacation. DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley issued a statement on Friday, deferring to local decision making for potential changes to April vacation/the school calendar. Some districts have already made decisions to either stay with April vacation or to eliminate it in favor of shortening the end of the school year.

Right now, in Franklin, we are expected to end on Wednesday, June 24, or our 185th day. We are surveying both faculty/staff and families to learn more about your preferences. 

Please complete this form by noon on Thursday, April 9.

https://forms.gle/rnq9LEwh6bZj9Jo38


Breakfast, Lunch, and Weekend Backpacks Over Long Weekend
Friday, April 10 is a non-school day, as it is Good Friday and typically a day off of school in our school year calendar. As a result, the breakfast and lunch program from FHS will not be operating. We will, however, issue Thursday and Friday lunches and breakfasts on Thursday, April 9. Additionally, weekend backpacks will be available for pick up on Thursday, April 9, instead of Friday, April 10, this week.

Sincerely,

Franklin Public Schools


Closure Update was shared from
https://www.franklinps.net/district/superintendent/pages/messages-superintendent-regarding-coronavirus


Franklin Public Schools: Closure Update and Vacation Survey Response Requested
Franklin Public Schools: Closure Update and Vacation Survey Response Requested

Friday, February 7, 2020

Register Now for Kids' Corner February Vacation Events

Special February Vacation Events
REGISTER TODAY

All classes are at Franklin High School

February Vacation Painting Class Grades 4-7
What a great way to spend an afternoon and have some creative fun! Students will paint and take home their own piece of art.

  • Thursday, February 20


Kids' February Vacation Cooking Camp Grades 4-7
It's February vacation and it's a great time for cooking camp! For 3 hours each day - over 3 days, students will enhance their kitchen skills and learn complex techniques like searing, sautéing, folding and more.

  • Tuesday - Thursday, Feb. 18, 19, 20


For more information visit: www.FranklinLifelongLearning.com

Register Now for Kids' Corner February Vacation Events
Register Now for Kids' Corner February Vacation Events


Sunday, August 25, 2019

In the News: "Selectmen agreed the bylaw needed to change"; third case of EEE found

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
A third human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in the state, and horses in Mendon and Uxbridge have been euthanized after testing positive for the virus, the state Department of Public Health said Friday.

The patient is a man over the age of 60 who was exposed to the virus in northern Franklin County, health officials said. The risk level in two communities in Franklin County - Heath and Colrain - has been raised to critical as a result.

Uxbridge interim Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that the horse, which was on a farm in South Uxbridge near the Rhode Island border, had been sick and couldn’t successfully be treated for the infection, which is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190823/horses-in-uxbridge-mendon-euthanized-after-found-with-eee-virus


This article falls into the category of "Really?"
Selectmen are looking to update a policy that prevents nonunion employees from taking a vacation for as much as a year after their start dates.

“Probably my biggest challenge in soliciting folks to come in and work for the town is when I explain our vacation policy,” Milford Human Resources Director Maureen Gifford said.

Town employees – regardless of their prior experience or past benefit package – must accrue the available two weeks’ time off during their first year before being able to use it in their second year.

After five years, employees can earn a third week. The deal is written into the bylaws and is non-negotiable.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190823/milford-municipal-vacation-policy-gets-closer-look




Friday, May 24, 2019

FTC Alert: Make it a scam-free vacation




FTC Alert: Make it a scam-free vacation
by Lisa Lake
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC


It's almost summer! Right now, you probably have beaches on the brain or you're thinking about that long-planned trip abroad. Before you head out, take steps to help keep your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare:

Read more
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/05/make-it-scam-free-vacation?utm_source=govdelivery


This is a free service provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Franklin Library: April Vacation Week Updates for 2019

April Vacation Week Updates

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, April 15 for Patriots' Day. 
Starting Tuesday, April 16, the Library has fun April Vacation Week programs planned!
wally the green monster and world series trophy
Wally the Green Monster visits with the World Series trophy, Tues Apr 16
Book Bites - a monthly event for tweens (those 8 and under)
Book Bites - a monthly event for tweens (those 8 and under), Tues Apr 16
Animal Affair - Weds Apr 17
Animal Affair - Weds Apr 17
Mr. Vinny Shadow Puppet Show
Mr. Vinny Shadow Puppet Show - Thu Apr 18
Peter Rabbit egg hunt
Peter Rabbit egg hunt, Fri Apr 19
catch your breath with guided meditation
catch your breath with guided meditation, Fri Apr 19
Family Yoga Adventure
Family Yoga Adventure, Sat Apr 20

Thursday, February 21, 2019

It is time for your turn

Now it is time for your turn!

You come here often. You see what I do on Facebook.

I share an article, share a photo.

Something about Franklin that matters to me and that I hope will help you understand a little more of what goes on around town. There is much good that does go on. Good news doesn’t get headlines unfortunately.

I will be away for a couple of weeks and while that is not unusual, this time I don’t expect to have internet access to be able to keep tabs on what is happening while I am away. Or to keep posting on Facebook.

So this is time for your turn.

Be bold, share something that matters to you on what is happening around town.

Share a photo.

If you follow high school sports, share what’s happening to the FHS teams as reported by HockomockSports.com or Tri-County via their Twitter feed or one of the newspapers.

Be bold, do good.


It is time for your turn
It is time for your turn 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Franklin Library: Spy Training Camp


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (All day) to Friday, February 22, 2019 (All day)
This February Vacation, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drop by the library each day for a series of spy training activities!
Come in at any time each day for a new activity where you’ll build your skill set and learn to be a master spy! 
Once you have completed all of the activities, receive your special spy prize on Friday!

Tuesday: Code Names

Wednesday: Disguises

Thursday: Secret Messages

Friday: “Laser” Maze!

Franklin Library: Spy Training Camp
Franklin Library: Spy Training Camp 
This was shared from the Franklin Library page
https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/spy-training-camp-0

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Franklin Public Library: Mr Vinny's Puppet Show - Sign Language

Two programs are scheduled for the Franklin Library today. Mr Vinny's Puppet Show at 10:30 AM and Sign Language at 1:00 PM

Franklin Public Library: Mr Vinny's Puppet Show
Franklin Public Library: Mr Vinny's Puppet Show

Franklin Public Library: Sign Language
Franklin Public Library: Sign Language
This was shared from the Franklin Library page
https://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2018/04/april-vacation-programs-at-franklin.html

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Reminder: NO Lifelong Community Learning Classes Next Week



DON'T FORGET



There will be NO Lifelong Community Learning classes during the week 

of April 16 EXCEPT for Kids Vacation Cooking Camp.

Schools will be closed for April break.

Classes will resume during the week of April 23.










         See you then!
FPS- Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Community Learning
218 Oak Street
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038
(508) 613-1480



Franklin Public Schools      Lifelong Learning Institute
Lifelong Community Learning


Sent by lcl@franklinps.net in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Friday, April 6, 2018

FSPA Ensembles To Perform At Walt Disney World

Thirty-nine local students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will travel to Walt Disney World during the April school break to perform for Disney audiences and to take master classes with Disney performers, choreographers, and directors. This is FSPA’s 23rd year of Disney performances as part of the Disney Performing Arts program.

FSPA musical theater troupes Broadway Ladies, Broadway Light, and Broadway Bound, as well as FSPA’s senior dance company, CenterStage, will entertain at the Disney Springs Marketplace Stage. Show times on Sunday evening, April 15, are 6:00 (CenterStage), 7:30 (Broadway Bound), 9:00 (Broadway Ladies), and 10:30 (Broadway Light). On Monday night, April 16, performances are at 5:15 (CenterStage), 6:45 (Broadway Bound), 8:15 (Broadway Ladies), and 9:45 (Broadway Light). The FSPA students also will participate in Disney’s Broadway Magic, Disney Dancin’ Jazz Technique, and Acting 101 workshops with Disney performers, directors, and choreographers.
Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA)
Franklin School for the
Performing Arts (FSPA)

FSPA performing troupe and dance company members are selected by audition at the beginning of each academic year. The Disney-bound FSPA students are Brian Barrett of Foxboro; Caroline Mack of Framingham; Jason Barney, Lily Barney, Julia Buccella, Hayley Driscoll, Mia Fleischer, Anna Grasso, Collin Hancock, Kelly Irwin, Sydney Leach, Kelly McCormick, Emma Nicholson, Michaela Olah, Hannah Rezendes, Maddie Rezendes, Emily Reilly, Deanna Rivera, Sarah Schiavo, Abby Settle, Caitlin Woodcock, Amanda Wylie, Lindsey Wyner, and Delaney Zolnowski of Franklin; Abby Roth of Holliston; Caroline Merten of Hopedale; Cassidy Baratta and Kelsey Breslin of Hopkinton; Sam Evans of Medfield; Ally Lynch of Medway; Nick Steiner of Millis; Juliette Welter of North Attleboro; Naomi Fitzgerald, Samantha Goldman, Mairead Nee, Caroline Wilkins, and Griffin Wilkins of Walpole; and Madeleine Cron and Susuana Wickstrom of Wrentham.

The musical theater ensembles will be accompanied by FSPA Director Raye Lynn Mercer on piano, FSPA faculty member Kenny Hadley on drums, and bassist Mark Poniatowski and guitarist Mark White, both of the Berklee College of Music. Hallie Wetzell is Vocal Director for the FSPA musical theater troupes. Ensemble choreographers are Kellie Stamp, Casey Harkness Andrade, Cheryl Madeux, Nick Paone, Amanda Dubois, and Raye Lynn Mercer.

Founded in 1985 by Raye Lynn Mercer, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts offers year-round music, dance, and drama programs for students of all ages and ability levels. FSPA serves more than 500 students annually from 40 communities in the MetroWest region. For more information about FSPA, including catalogue, class schedule, or summer brochure, call (508) 528-8668 or visit www.FSPAonline.com

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April vacation destination in our backyard: The Brown Sisters photos

As we enter April, a school vacation is coming up and perhaps you're looking for something to do. If you have ever been caught by the Brown Sisters photos, you can see them at the ICA in Boston through Apr 22. 

Nicholas Nixon is the photographer for the 40+ year series of the photos of his wife and her three sisters. More about Nicholas and his work follows:

"As an exhibition title, “Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision” is almost self-explanatory. The show runs at the Institute of Contemporary Art through April 22. 
Nixon needs no introduction around here. For many years, he’s been one of the starriest names in what has long been a very starry photography faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. And since his inclusion in the ground-breaking 1975 exhibition “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape,” Nixon has had a national, and eventually international, reputation for decades. 
So the Nicholas Nixon part of the title is clear enough. Ditto “persistence.” Nixon turned 70 in October, and the show’s 112 black-and-white images start in 1974 and extend to this year. In fact, there are two or three photographs for each year. The sole exception is 2017, which has just one image: the latest iteration of Nixon’s most famous body of work, “The Brown Sisters.” The series consists of an annual group portrait of Nixon’s wife and three sisters-in-law."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2017/12/20/ica-the-brown-sisters-and-much-more-from-nicholas-nixon/F0iwbZKPYarh3X2mPPkb2H/story.html

April vacation destination in our backyard: The Brown Sisters photos
April vacation destination in our backyard: The Brown Sisters photos





The ICA Exhibit   https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/nicholas-nixon-persistence-vision

MOMA online contains 190+ of Nixon's photos
https://www.moma.org/artists/4315?locale=en

New Yorker link to Brown Sisters Photos
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/looking-at-nicholas-nixons-forty-third-portrait-of-the-brown-sisters

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Vacation Week Skating Schedule at Pirelli Veterans Arena

"February school vacation is here! And what better way to spend the week than by going to public skating. Day-time public skating hours will be held every day this week. Head down to the rink for some school vacation fun!"



Vacation Week Skating Schedule at Pirelli Veterans Arena
Vacation Week Skating Schedule at Pirelli Veterans Arena



The Pirelli Veteran's Arena is a full service DCR skating facility, managed by FMC Ice Sports, and offers a variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities
https://fmcicesports.com/rink/franklin-veterans-skating-arena/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Franklin Public Library: Alchemy Laboratory and Lifesize Board Game

Alchemy Laboratory! Thursday, April 20th, 10:00 a.m.

In this exciting performance that blends science and magic, kids will help perform vanishes, transfigurations, and other amazing feats using everyday objects!


Lifesize Board Game! Thursday, April 20th, 3:30 p.m.

We’re turning the program room into a GIANT board game for the afternoon! Bring the whole family to play our board game, and get comfortable with the Dewey decimal system at the same time!


Temporary location of Franklin Public Library - 25 Kenwood Circle
Temporary location of Franklin Public Library - 25 Kenwood Circle

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Franklin Public Library: Vacation Activities - Wednesday, April 19


Wally the Green Monster Visit! Wednesday, April 19th, 9:30 a.m. 

We’re pleased to welcome back our friend Wally the Green Monster for a storytime and meet and greet! Wear your favorite Red Sox gear and bring your camera and your biggest smile!


Slime Time! Wednesday, April 19th, 3:30 p.m.

Make your very own slime to take home!


Pageturners” Tween Book Club, Third Wednesday of the Month, April 19th, 5:00 p.m.

Calling all readers! If you’re reading at a 4th-6th grade level and love talking about books, this book club is for you! Join us on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm for a discussion, craft, and snacks all centered around an age- appropriate book!


Doggie Tales. Third Wednesday of the Month. Wednesday, April 19th, 6:30 p.m.

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. The dogs and their handlers are from Pawsitive Touch and are trained for one-on-one sessions. For students in grades 2 and up. Call to Register!

Temporary location of Franklin Public Library - 25 Kenwood Circle
Temporary location of Franklin Public Library - 25 Kenwood Circle