This Week's Deadlines & Events
Staff Appreciation Week: We so appreciate the work of our Franklin teachers and staff all year long, but this is the week we really pour on the thanks! Be sure to check out the creatively decorated classroom doors, and give a big thanks to any staff and teachers you see! If you'd like to contribute or be involved please contact Katie Nyquist or Malissa Olson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin's Got Talent Assembly, Tomorrow: Franklin's all-school talent show is tomorrow, May 23 from 9:45-10:35 am. Parents are welcome to attend.
Sparrow Club News
Please Turn in Sparrow Checks: The Sparrow Club has many more hours of service that must be done before the money raised can be released to the Gordon family. Next week is the last week! Need some ideas for community service? Check out the Sparrow Club flyer. Another idea is writing letters to military personnel.
Wine and Win: Sunday’s Sparrow Club fundraiser at NW Cellars was a big success, raising approximately $1,248!
Pancake Breakfast on June 7
: Our annual pancake breakfast is coming up on June 7! This is a fun event where the men of Ben Franklin and our community make and serve up a delicious pancake breakfast before school. We need more volunteers to make it happen this year; if you can help please contact Mark Vincent
as soon as possible.
Field Day on June 13: Field Day will be held Thursday, June 13, and we need your help to make it a success! We need volunteers to help set-up after school on June 12 and before school on June 13. We also need volunteers to pass out drinks, popsicles, and help with events during the Field Day activities from 9:30-11:00 am for K-3 grades, and from 1:20-2:20 pm for 4-5 grades. The make-up day, in case of rain, is Friday, June 14. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Emily Brown .
Open PTSA Council Positions for Next School Year: The Lake Washington PTSA Council, which supports all district school PTAs, has the following open chairperson positions: Awards, Directory, Hospitality, Parent Education, Special Needs and Reflections. Positions can be shared as co-chairs. Please contact council president Jane Dulski with questions.
Staff Honors Volunteers: Franklin staff will celebrate school volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Tea on May 30 from 9:30 - 10:30 am in the Commons.
School Tour: There will be a school tour led by Principal Bilanko on May 29 at 9:15 am. This tour is for new or prospective parents to Franklin, and will be our last tour offered this year. Please call the school at 425-936-2550 if you would like to attend.
Cyber Safety Seminars: "Cyber Safety and Social Media Risks, What Every Family Needs to Know" is a free seminar to be presented at Franklin on May 30 from 7 - 9 pm; other dates include May 16 at Rosa Parks Elementary and May 23 at Christa McAuliffe Elementary. Admission is free.
BBQ Lunch For All on June 5: Tune up your taste buds, mark your calendars, and plan to join your student for lunch! On Wednesday, June 5, LWSD Food Services will be cookin’ up delicious turkey hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, salads, fruit and dessert for all. Information andreservation forms (note the new gluten-free option) are online. Volunteers are needed! If you’re interested in helping please email Ms. Neumann.
One-Day Book Swap June 6: Students are invited to bring up to five gently used books to the library any recess prior to the annual Franklin Book Trade on June 6. Students can attend the trade during their lunch recess that day. Books must be in good shape and appropriate for K-5 readers. Be sure to review the other guidelines and complete the Book Trade permission slipprior to bringing in books. Trading books is optional, but a great way to get free reads for summer!
Annual Pancake Breakfast June 7: Dad’s are flippin’ up pancakes for the Annual Pancake Breakfast on Friday, June 7 from 7:30 – 8:30 am. Bring the whole family (kids must be accompanied by an adult)! Just $5 for adults and $3 for kids, all the proceeds are saved for next year’s event. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available – please email your request. For more information or to volunteer (dads and others!), contact Mark Vincent.
Alladin Performed on June 7: Franklin’s proud actors will perform Disney’s Aladdin Kids, a musical presented by our PTA in association with Studio East. Show times are 6 and 8 pm on June 7 in the school Commons. Tickets are $6 per person, and all proceeds will go to Sparrow Club. Parents interested in being a part of the musical by helping at a concession stand or selling tickets can contact PTA musical chairperson, Roopa Satagopan. The children are absolutely thrilled to be a part of the musical, and we encourage the Franklin community to attend!
Are You Missing An Item? The weather is getting warmer and students are shedding jackets and sweatshirts. That means the Lost & Found outside the Commons is overflowing, and other discarded jackets can be found in the playground area. Please have your student/s check for items they are missing before it is too late – all Lost & Found items are donated to charities at the end of the school year.
School Calendar: Please be sure to monitor closely the school calendar online and in these Weekly Updates for those special events that tend to fill the months of May and June!