Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Live Reporting: Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

2b. SBIRT Screening – Mr. Peter Light; Ms. Nancy Whitehouse, R.N.


Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

an unfunded mandate for Districts
tied up due to the Board of Health and DESE discussion around funding which was provided to Dept of Health but not to the Districts

choosing 8 and 10
others have chosen to go with 7 and 10, may be reviewed after implementation

parent opt out option to be made available 

screeners getting trained in the tool and process

8th grade
mid-Sep to mid-Dec period, takes about 5 mins per interview
if students answer on frequency, then brief intervention referred to

anticipated low level of referrals

at FHS, screening to be done over a week in January
conducted by the 6 counselors

statistical threshold set at 2 yes answers to questions

partnering with SAFE Coalition in addition to other organizations already available

student privacy is paramount
name of students for referral required but not in connection to the questions/answers

standard of operation is different than what is being done today; will NOT be able to discuss with parents as that info is simply not available

student responses are recorded but not associated with student names

75 work hours required to implement this unfunded mandate

CRAFFT 2 screening tool



Live Reporting: School Committee - May 22, 2018

Present: Feeley, Linden, Douglas, Scofield, Bergen, Schultz, Zub
Absent: none

1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
none this evening, the seniors are complete with classes now

d. Superintendent’s Report
administrative searches underway
Remington, finalists completed site visits
anticipate announcement by end of week

Oak St, search continues
1st round but decided to re-post
site visits for 1st week of June

Davis Thayer just starting

Asst Superintedent
3 candidates are finalists from 8 interviewed
Richard Drolet, Jennifer O;Neill, Lucas Gigeure
site visits coming to allow meetings with a cross section of folks

thanks to Jeff, Jamie as well as Town Council
for Town Budget budget hearings
conversation and discussion on revolving funds, special education funds
mental and behavioral health needs
budget was approved last week

Seniors with internships, senior project presentations Weds evening
Awards night Thursday
Senior week events culminate in graduation on Fri June 1

Superintendent Conf
need for computer skills and awareness as it is becoming a requirement
technology and algorithmic thinking a requirement
coding session

student panel, including one of the organizers of the March in Boston
also one from Parkland FL
students using their voices to engage community and discussion on issues

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Retirees

27 Franklin Middle School Music Students perform with the Massachusetts Jr. Central District Honor Band, Chorus and Orchestra

Twenty seven members of the Franklin Middle Schools music program auditioned and were accepted into the 2018 Massachusetts Jr. Central District Honor Ensembles. Franklin students represented Annie Sullivan Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School and Remington Middle School. The performances took place in April at Blackstone Millville High School.

Participating in the Jr. Central District Band were Samantha Bilello, Christopher Botchis, Amirees Estarkhouse, Nipun Goel, Luke Jackson, Aidan Karlowicz, Joel Keller, William Olbrys, Nathan Palmer, Charlene Peng, Tyler Powderly, Kathryn Rudolph, Jacob Tennant, Derek Terwilliger and Rachael Yuan.

Performing with the Jr. CD Jazz Band was Ian Richardson.

Selected to perform with the Jr. CD Orchestra was Aadit Bhatia, Christopher Broyles, Shreya Choudhury, Chai Harsha, Colin Manocchio, Grace Newton Madison Pavao and Sarayu Vijayanagaram.

Singing in the Jr. CD Chorus was Adriana Jordan, Meghan Linkkila and Jack Pokorny.

27 Franklin Middle School Music Students perform with the Massachusetts Jr. Central District Honor Band, Chorus and Orchestra
27 Franklin Middle School Music Students perform with the
Massachusetts Jr. Central District Honor Band, Chorus and Orchestra

High School - College: Social Media Part-time Summer Work

Arlyn Halpern, Franklin resident, psychotherapist, and author writes:
"I am looking for a mature high school or college student who might want a part-time job this summer. I have been looking for someone who is good at social media and could assist me in getting the word out about my book through Facebook, Instagram, etc., as well as assisting in some other office tasks."
Arlyn is scheduled to talk about her book at the Franklin Library on June 5 at 6:30 PM. You can find more about her book "Dancing into the Light: A Spiritual Journey of Healing" on her page  http://www.arlynhalpern.com/

If you have interest in the social media work, please contact Arlyn at arlyn@arlynhalpern.com

Social Media Part-time Summer Work
Social Media Part-time Summer Work

FHS boys lacrosse and baseball teams post wins on Monday

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Baseball = King Philip, 2 @ Franklin, 5 – Final
– Franklin senior Jake Noviello scattered five hits, struck out five, allowed two runs and didn’t issue a walk in a complete game effort to lead the Panthers to a win. Steve Luttazi (two doubles, RBI, run) and Jack Nally (RBI, run) each had two hits for the Panthers while Alex Haba (triple, run), Jake Macchi (RBI), and Colby Fitzgibbons (double) each had a hit. Pat Limerick (RBI, run), Jeremy Rhines (RBI), and Ian Zimmerman each had a hit for KP.

Softball = Franklin, 0 @ King Philip, 9 – Final
– Brooke Taute set the tone early with a first-inning grand slam to help the Warriors sweep the season series against Franklin. Sydney Phillips, Jessica Bonner (two-run home run) and Brianna Lacy each had two hits. Elise Pereira pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only three hits while striking out five.

Boys Lacrosse = Franklin, 17 vs. Dover-Sherborn, 7 – Final
– Franklin’s offense had another strong game, picking up a win over D3 powerhouse Dover-Sherborn. Eric Civetti was responsible for 10 of those goals, scoring seven and assisting on three more. Jake Davis (three goals, one assist), and Matt Lazzaro (two goals, two assists) each had four points while Nitin Chaudhury and three assists. Jacob Alexander dominated the face-off X, winning 24 of 28 attempts. Connor O’Rourke made nine saves while Will Davis came in and made two stops.

Boys Tennis = Franklin, 0 @ King Philip, 5 – Final
– King Philip clinched its second straight Kelley-Rex title with a sweep over Franklin. Marco DiStefano earned a 6-1, 6-4 win at first singles, Nick Putney prevailed 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 at second singles and Jack Cannon won 6-1, 6-4 at third singles. The team of Sean Desroches and Nate Ihley emerged with a 7-5, 3-6, 10-5 at first doubles and Nick Ihley and Aidan Ignatius teamed up for a 6-1, 6-0 victory at second doubles.

Girls Tennis = King Philip @ Franklin, 3:45

For the other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

In the News: Peacheaters and Daybreakers to perform; Lifelong Community Learning summer registration open

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

"The Black Box Local Artist Series will present The Peacheaters — an Allman Brothers band experience — and The Daybreakers at 8 p.m. May 25 at The Black Box, 15 W. Central St. 
Fueled by admiration and passion for the music of the Allman Brothers Band, The Peacheaters have been performing for more than 15 years, digging deep into the 40-plus year catalog of Allman Brothers Band music. The Boston Globe, WZLX - Boston’s Classic Rock Radio, and many other media outlets have raved about the authenticity of the band’s performances, and the group has won multiple “Best Tribute Band” awards. From festivals to concert halls, the band’s success has taken them all over the U.S., including performances at venues such as Showcase Live, The House of Blues, Daytona’s Bike Week, The Big House in Macon, GA and B.B. Kings, NYC."
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The Peacheaters/The Daybreakers - May 25
The Peacheaters/The Daybreakers - May 25

"Registration is now open for the summer session at Lifelong Community Learning in Franklin, 355 E. Central St. Classes begin in early July. 
Participation is open to individuals in Franklin and the surrounding region towns. This summer, participants can take advantage of Hatha Yoga on the Common, Hatha Yoga at Tranquil Souls Studio and Men’s Basketball."
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"new fare would begin June 9"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin. This is a good idea for Franklin line riders after suffering through shuttle buses for two months due to construction on the weekends. The normal round trip fare for Franklin is $20 so getting multiple rides on the weekend for $10 is a real bargain.

"The commuter rail plans to experiment with new weekend fares this summer, offering customers a $10 ticket to ride as much as they want Saturday and Sunday. 
“This crisp ten dollar bill would be good for unlimited rides all weekend long,” said Evan Rowe, the T’s revenue chief. 
The special price will apply to customers over the age of 12 and paying adults can travel with up to two children for free. 
Typically, a round trip fare costs $15. 
“It should be leisure rail,” Rowe said."

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MBTA: new fare would begin June 9
MBTA: new fare would begin June 9

Monday, May 21, 2018

Franklin PMC Kids Ride planned - June 10

Are you looking for a fun event to do with your children while coming together as a community to help fight cancer? Come join Franklin's 12th annual PMC Kids Ride being held on Sunday, June 10. The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be one of more than 35 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. 

Last year, the Franklin ride attracted over 250 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who rode between 3 and 10 miles. The ride exceeded their fundraising goal and raised more than $55,000 for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The ride offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission by involving them in volunteerism and fundraising in a safe and athletic way.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 10 from 8 AM to 12 PM, and will start and end at the Remington/Jefferson School, 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6 or 10-mile course. Younger participants not yet on 2 wheels can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. 

There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum. There will be a party after the ride, with music, games, food, face painting and more.

Register on line at http://www.kids.pmc.org/franklin.aspx. All local communities are encouraged to participate. 

For more information, contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net


Franklin Historical Museum: The Brides Return in June

The Franklin Historical Museum will open its annual Bridal Gown Exhibit in coordination with this year’s Downtown Partnership’s Strawberry Stroll on Friday, June 8. The museum will open early, at 4:00 PM for this special event.

This year’s exhibit will focus on Franklin brides and their vintage mid-century gowns from our collection. The display will include Emma Velluti’s famous Parachute Dress, a one of a kind original creation of a wartime gown locally designed and hand made from a silk Japanese parachute sent home by her groom, Edward Rabioli, in 1946. The train on this dress is so long, the dress needs a room of its own to be displayed. Also included is the beautiful preserved gown worn by Franklin’s own Stella Jeon. Stella’s daughter donated the dress, still boxed in its preserved state, to the museum after her death. 

The gown had been professionally preserved, as many gowns were in those days. When the carefully wrapped and sealed box was opened, it was the first time anyone had seen the dress in over 60 years and the first time Stella’s daughter had seen it other than in photographs. The dress along with many mementos from Stella and Nick’s wedding day will be showcased together for this display.

The exhibit includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and stories of the brides, their grooms and their special day.

At least a dozen beautiful vintage gowns will be on display in the exhibit that runs through the summer from Friday June 8 through Sunday August 26.

Two special presentations will take place in conjunction with exhibit. 

Why do brides wear white? Does a slice of wedding cake under your pillow bring good luck? Learn all about wedding traditions, superstitions and their origins in Something Borrowed, Something Blue on Sunday July 8

And on Sunday August 12, Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective returns to share clues in how to identify people in family photos. She’ll focus her talk on wedding photos, styles and fashion hints. The Photo Detective’s presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum. Both presentations begin at 1:15.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, is wheelchair accessible and is always free.

FHM: wedding dress
wedding dress on exhibit in 2013

FHS girls finished 1st; the boys 5th in the Hockomock Outdoor Track Championship

FHS girls finished first and the boys fifth in the Hockomock Outdoor Track Championship meet held on Sunday, May 20 at Canton High School. The Franklin individual results have been shared here. The complete meet results are linked to below.

Place Grade Athlete Performance    Event Meet
1 10 Tyler Brogan 4:23.69a PR 1 Mile  Varsity - Finals x Boys
5 9 Nicholas Calitri 4:33.92a PR 1 Mile  Varsity - Finals x Boys
6 11 Michael Hagen 4:39.50a 1 Mile  Varsity - Finals x Boys
22 12 Saicharan Dadireddy 12.14a 100 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
27 10 Hikaru Ontsuka 12.31a 100 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
29 12 Colin Flaherty 12.39a 100 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
11 12 William Jacobs 16.64a 110m Hurdles - 39"  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
19 11 Kyran Peters 18.18a 110m Hurdles - 39"  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
24 12 Blaine Roche 18.83a 110m Hurdles - 39"  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
9 11 Ryan Goldman 10:31.12a PR 2 Miles  Varsity - Finals x Boys
15 11 Mitchell Regan 10:46.39a 2 Miles  Varsity - Finals x Boys
29 12 Bryce Parkman 12:02.61a SR 2 Miles  Varsity - Finals x Boys
11 11 Liam Pek 24.02a 200 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
24 12 Sal Balkus 25.25a 200 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Boys
25 11 Matthew Shumway 57.87a 400 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Boys
28 12 Zachary Siders 58.91a 400 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Boys
5 11 Andrew Faught 58.08a PR 400m Hurdles - 36"  Varsity - Finals x Boys
6 12 William Jacobs 59.41a 400m Hurdles - 36"  Varsity - Finals x Boys
16 11 Kyran Peters 1:02.97a SR 400m Hurdles - 36"  Varsity - Finals x Boys
9 Relay Team 46.24a 4x100 Relay  Varsity - Finals x Boys
10 Relay Team 3:48.22a 4x400 Relay  Varsity - Finals x Boys
2 Relay Team 8:16.95a 4x800 Relay  Varsity - Finals x Boys
5 11 Dylan Kehoe 2:00.50a PR 800 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Boys
8 11 Daniel Barrow 2:02.82a PR 800 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Boys
9 10 Camden Harrington 2:03.29a PR 800 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Boys
3 11 Nicholas Mazzarella 118-00 Discus - 1.6kg  Varsity - Finals x Boys
5 11 Anton Dzyuba 116-02 PR Discus - 1.6kg  Varsity - Finals x Boys
32 11 Jason Haynes 62-10 Discus - 1.6kg  Varsity - Finals x Boys
7 12 William Jacobs 5-08.00 High Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
-- 12 Sal Balkus NH High Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
6 11 Zanthius Collins 145-10 PR Javelin - 800g  Varsity - Finals x Boys
11 11 Nicholas Mazzarella 127-05 Javelin - 800g  Varsity - Finals x Boys
24 11 Sam Bernstein 110-06 Javelin - 800g  Varsity - Finals x Boys
12 11 Andrew Faught 19-05.00 Long Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
17 11 Tyler Guidi 18-05.00 Long Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
20 11 Kyran Peters 17-02.00 Long Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
17 11 Zanthius Collins 38-00.50 Shot Put - 12lb  Varsity - Finals x Boys
22 12 Jackson Gilbert 34-06.00 Shot Put - 12lb  Varsity - Finals x Boys
23 12 Andrew DiLeo 34-02.50 PR Shot Put - 12lb  Varsity - Finals x Boys
7 11 Tyler Guidi 40-06.00 PR Triple Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
13 12 Colin Flaherty 38-01.50 Triple Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
22 12 Sal Balkus 34-09.00 Triple Jump  Varsity - Finals x Boys
1 12 Katherine Hartnett 5:16.31a PR 1 Mile  Varsity - Finals x Girls
16 11 Katrina Walbert 6:00.50a 1 Mile  Varsity - Finals x Girls
19 10 Carly Alston 6:08.62a 1 Mile  Varsity - Finals x Girls
3 12 Jessica Kroushl 12.79a 100 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
3 12 Jessica Kroushl 12.79a 100 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
11 12 Brianna Cummings 13.38a 100 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
28 11 Arianna Pierre 14.13a 100 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
2 11 Daniella Pierre 15.19a PR 100m Hurdles - 33"  Varsity - Finals x Girls
2 11 Daniella Pierre 15.35a 100m Hurdles - 33"  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
19 11 Kaylee DeSimone 17.77a PR 100m Hurdles - 33"  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
24 11 Madison Stewart 17.89a 100m Hurdles - 33"  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
1 12 Nicole Clermont 11:31.98a 2 Miles  Varsity - Finals x Girls
15 11 Maura Bruns 13:42.84a 2 Miles  Varsity - Finals x Girls
20 11 Mary Viera 14:10.70a 2 Miles  Varsity - Finals x Girls
2 12 Jessica Kroushl 25.84a 200 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
1 12 Jessica Kroushl 26.11a 200 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
24 11 Sydney Dion 29.29a 200 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
30 10 Sabrina Addi 30.11a 200 Meters  Varsity - Prelims x Girls
1 11 Julia Fenerty 59.59a 400 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
14 10 Lauren Jackson 1:04.01a 400 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
26 11 Stephanie Malachowski 1:09.17a PR 400 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
2 11 Julia Fenerty 1:06.00a 400m Hurdles - 30"  Varsity - Finals x Girls
17 10 Katie Nguyen 1:15.02a SR 400m Hurdles - 30"  Varsity - Finals x Girls
21 11 Julia DiGiacomo 1:16.76a SR 400m Hurdles - 30"  Varsity - Finals x Girls
5 Relay Team 52.65a 4x100 Relay  Varsity - Finals x Girls
2 Relay Team 4:06.28a 4x400 Relay  Varsity - Finals x Girls
1 Relay Team 10:00.00a 4x800 Relay  Varsity - Finals x Girls
1 12 Nicole Clermont 2:17.18a SR 800 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
5 10 Samantha Powderly 2:25.87a PR 800 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
16 10 Sarah Giuliano 2:41.17a 800 Meters  Varsity - Finals x Girls
4 12 Allison Rizoli 96-06 Discus - 1kg  Varsity - Finals x Girls
10 12 Sarah Goodermuth 78-08 Discus - 1kg  Varsity - Finals x Girls
20 11 Avery Knous 71-00 Discus - 1kg  Varsity - Finals x Girls
6 11 Daniella Pierre 4-10.00 PR High Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
13 10 Dreya Martin 4-08.00 High Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
14 11 Elizabeth Wisniewski 4-08.00 High Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
5 12 Miranda Smith 103-03 PR Javelin - 600g  Varsity - Finals x Girls
6 11 Maggie Doyle 102-03 PR Javelin - 600g  Varsity - Finals x Girls
8 9 Julia Bertone 96-00 PR Javelin - 600g  Varsity - Finals x Girls
7 9 Abby Fitzpatrick 16-05.00 PR Long Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
19 11 Madison Stewart 15-00.00 Long Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
31 9 Rylee Dooney 11-07.00 Long Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
2 12 Miranda Smith 33-06.75 SR Shot Put - 4kg  Varsity - Finals x Girls
4 12 Sarah Goodermuth 32-07.25 Shot Put - 4kg  Varsity - Finals x Girls
14 12 Allison Rizoli 28-04.50 Shot Put - 4kg  Varsity - Finals x Girls
10 12 Brianna Cummings 32-11.50 Triple Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
13 10 Sabrina Addi 32-00.50 Triple Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls
14 9 Abby Fitzpatrick 32-00.00 Triple Jump  Varsity - Finals x Girls

A photo gallery of the meet from Hockomock Sports can be found online

Meet results  https://hockomocksports.com/hockomock-league-outdoor-track-championships-2018/

Complete meet results https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=337744&show=all

one of the boys relay teams in action
one of the boys relay teams in action

Register O'Donnell Warns Homeowners About Deed Scam

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

Register O'Donnell Warns Homeowners About Deed Scam

Continuing his efforts to combat consumer fraud, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell is once again advising county residents to disregard a direct-mail solicitation offering them a certified copy of their property deed for an outrageous fee of anywhere from $59.50-$86.00.

Register O'Donnell stated, "There is a California company that continues to send direct-mail solicitations to unsuspecting homeowners asking them to send a check for $86.00 in order to receive a copy of their deed. If a consumer knew that the Registry of Deeds would provide them the same certified copy of a property deed for a charge of only $1.00 per page, plus an additional $1.00 for postage, they would never agree to pay such an outrageous fee for service. The average price for a mailed homeowner's deed by the Registry, (usually two pages) is $3.00."

"These solicitations," noted O'Donnell, "are labeled Recorded Deed Notice and request that the homeowner forward a check in the amount of $86.00 for a copy of their deed. The Registry has been contacted by many who have received this solicitation. Do not fall for this scam."

Register O'Donnell concluded, "While the deed direct-mail solicitation may be legal, it's certainly not ethical. From my perspective, this is a scam being perpetrated against hard working Norfolk County residents, many of whom are first-time homeowners or elderly. Consumers are interpreting these notices as a bill, since they are affixed with a due date. I again urge in the strongest terms that Norfolk County citizens not let themselves fall prey to these types of misleading deed scam advertisements."

If you receive such a deed solicitation notice, please contact the Registry's Customer Service Center immediately at (781) 461-6101 or by email at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org. Additionally, if you desire a copy of your own deed, also contact the Registry's Customer Service Center and we will be glad to provide you with one for a nominal fee of usually $2.00-$3.00.

To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds and instagram.com/NorfolkDeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street, Dedham. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry's website at www.norfolkdeeds.org

Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.

Register William P. O'Donnell
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

email: registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org
phone: 781-234-3336
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street, Dedham,, MA 02026-1831

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