SPRING BREAK: March 26-April 6. Please plan all vacations during this time. We are unable to approve short term independent study requests before or after the school holiday.
BOOK DRIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: Rooms 7 (Mrs. Harris) and 14 (Mrs. Nix) will be collecting gently used children’s books on April 9 and 10, right when we return from Spring Break. We hope families can use part of their vacation time to go through their bookshelves for books they are ready to pass on to other children. These books will benefit New Heights Charter School, which is in need of classroom libraries and where some students don’t own any books at home. Please help by donating any books that would be appropriate for K-5th grade. Every single book makes a difference in a child’s life! Deadline to turn in books: April 10
SCIENCE MONTH: Our PTA is currently planning a number of events for our STEAM month in April. We will have a Family Science Night on Tuesday, April 10. Our Cain’s Arcade Science Fair will take place April 24 and 25 with a number of assemblies and lab projects happening during the month. Karin Al Hardin and Connie Jenkins are already putting in lots of hours of time to make sure our students benefit from a number of great experiences.
LCAP COMMUNITY MEETING : SMMUSD Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati invites you to a LCAP community meeting. We are seeking your input on our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). We have rescheduled our LCAP Community meetings in order to accommodate requests made from families regarding their inability to attend due to holiday plans. The new dates are as follows: April 16th in Malibu, April 24th in Santa Monica. Please review the English and/or Spanish flyers for more details.
$100,000 MATCH!: The Franklin PTA has voted to approve a $100,000 match for our students! For every dollar donated to the Ed Foundation’s Annual Fund, the Franklin PTA will donate a dollar to our For Academics Endowment, up to $100,000, where it will fund additional staff and programs in perpetuity. By donating now to the Ed Foundation, you will fund arts, STEM, wellness and more for students next year and for decades to come. Thank you to Franklin PTA for this tremendous gift! Donate now. Double your impact.