It’s time to review and update your contact information for our 2018-2019 directory. Things are a lot simpler this year:
Your family will be displayed in the directory this year as it was last year unless you update your information when you're confirming your account. Your response is due by September 4th, 2018.
ROOM PARENT INFORMATION - Visit our website for more details about updates on the room paren program.
As a member of Franklin's PTA you receive exclusive access to our online school directory, private Facebook group, voting privileges, weekly newsletters, and much more!
Stay connected by subscribing to our PTA calendar, SAVE THE DATE for our first PTA meeting on September 13, 2018
Here's to another great year,
Franklin School PTA
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On behalf of the Franklin PTA, we would like to welcome you all to the school. We are very excited to meet new families and hope you all get the chance to attend many of our events throughout the year.
This email is to give you some brief information as we prepare to announce all the scheduled 2018-2019 events that your children can participate in, and as well as opportunities for the parents and caregivers. As well as give a quick glimpse into what the PTA is for those that have never been involved in the Park Ridge D64 school district.
BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE PTA
In the next couple of weeks, you will receive an email with details on how to join the PTA. It includes a small membership fee that will last the entire 2018-2019 school year, that helps fund the events throughout the year. As a member of Franklin's PTA you receive exclusive access to our online school directory, private Facebook group, voting privileges, weekly newsletters, and much more! We are very fortunate to have incredible parents within our school that love planning events for the children, and we would love to have all of you involved as well. No pressure, you do not have to volunteer to be a member of the PTA, you can volunteer for as little or as much as you want.
We use an online program called “MySchoolAnywhere” that allows parents to create their own account to login and see details about upcoming PTA events, signup your children for these events, access the online directory, as well as signup to volunteer throughout the year for numerous opportunities. In addition, we have a “pizza Monday” for 1st through 5th graders, watch for details!
ROOM PARENT INTRODUCTION
Something that we wanted to introduce you to prior to school starting, is the opportunity to be a Room Parent for your child’s classroom. This means you can help plan parties throughout the year for the classroom, such as the Halloween and Valentine’s Day classroom parties. There is a certain number of parents that can volunteer and be in the classroom for these events. MORE ROOM PARENT SIGN UP INFORMATION COMING SOON!
With those quick introductions, we are very excited to meet you all and hope your children enjoy the school as much as we do! Please stay tuned for more detailed information and when you can sign up to be a part of the PTA and create your account on MySchoolAnywhere.
Your Franklin PTA Board
It's hard to believe that another great school year is upon us! Here are a few tips to get you started on your way to a GREAT 2018-2019 year!
Join the PTA: Benefits include email/newsletter subscription, access to the online directory, voting rights, as well as our private Franklin PTA Facebook group. Click here to join (we will be opening registration shortly)!
Get Involved! Join a committee: You can do something big or small, from work or home. Here is the list of open opportunities, including those coveted room parents positions!
Order Pizza, Franklin & Falcon Spiritwear Pizza Ordering will be opening shortly. PTA will be offering pizza at lunch every Monday that school is in session for 1st - 5th graders. All the pizza info can be found here.
Don't forget about all the other great stuff...
Check out our calendar of events! The first one is our annual Back to School Picnic on Friday, August 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Weekly PTA Newsletter: Every Sunday evening, we will send out an online newsletter to all PTA members on our distribution list as our main form of communication. You want in? Then, you need to join the PTA to receive the newsletter and notices.
Meet This Year's PTA Board! We are very excited to kick things off for the year. We have some new and returning faces. We are always open to new ideas and would love to hear from you if you want to help us make changes or brainstorm new ideas!
Save the Date for our First PTA meeting and Room Parent Meeting will be Thursday, 9/13. It’s a great way to find out more about your school, principal, staff, and details on offerings at Franklin for your children. Babysitter provided in teacher’s lounge.
We are looking forward to a great year!
Any Questions? Please reach out to us! Info@franklinpta.com