Dodgers Game
Jun
2
1:10 PM13:10

Dodgers Game

IT’S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!

On June 2nd, join fifty of your fellow Franklin Foxes as our Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Philadelphia Phillies. It’ll be a beautiful, sunny afternoon, but our seats are guaranteed to be in the shade. Come out to the stadium, enjoy a Dodger Dog, all while supporting your school. 100% of all proceeds go directly to support the programs you care about at Franklin.

SEE YOU AT THE STADIUM!

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Parenting for Change Parent Workshop
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting for Change Parent Workshop

Join educators Monique Marshall and Michelle Simon Fromme from Parenting for Change: Family Conversations About Race for an interactive workshop focused on creating supportive spaces to nurture developmentally appropriate conversations around multi-cultural themes in our families and with our children. Parents will learn how to invite and lean into challenging conversations with our children around race, class, gender, social issues and other silenced topics.

RSVP to rsvp.friends.of.franklin@gmail.com

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Franklin’s Got Talent Show
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Franklin’s Got Talent Show

Hey Franklin Fox Families!

It’s that time of year again, when our very own Foxes get to share their talents and shine, in the10th Annual Franklins Got Talent show on Saturday, April 6th. Does your child sing, dance, do gymnastics, juggle, play the piano, tell jokes? We want to see it all! Talk to your child and encourage them to participate and share their talents with the school in an exciting supportive and fun show.

FOR THE TALENT SHOW SUBMISSION FORM CLICK HERE

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Please be on the look out for the SUBMISSION FORMS that will be coming home with your child. These forms need to be filled out by a PARENT and returned to the mailbox in the office marked “FRANKLINS GOT TALENT” no later than February 22nd. Your child will not be permitted to participate without this form!

Here are some very important details:

Please have your child prepare talent act for the show (no longer than 3 min)to perform for the Talent Show Committee at the First Look. This is not an audition, it is an opportunity for the student to showcase their act to the committee. 


If they are performing to prerecorded music, we need to have that music for the First Look. They can bring it with them (on a thumb drive) or email the mp3 ahead of their scheduled First Look date to Franklinsgottalentshow@gmail.com.

We need to see the preview of their act at our First Look(March 6th or March 7th). The First Look will be held in the school auditorium from 3pm-5pm. We will email your child’s First Look date and time slot to the email address you provide on the SUBMISSION FORM.

We will hold a Second Look(March 13 or 14) to review all acts and be sure your child is staying consistent, practicing and provide helpful encouraging feedback and guidance. This is another showcase, and review of the acts progress. It is not the final rehearsal. 

MANDATORY DATES: 

Permission slips DUE: FEBRUARY 22nd

First Look: March 6th or March 7th 

Second Look: March 13th or 14th

Dress Rehearsal: April 4th or 5th


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Prompting Social Emotional Development & Mindfulness in Children 
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Prompting Social Emotional Development & Mindfulness in Children 

Have you ever wondered how to boost your child’s confidence in school? 

How to help your child challenge negative thinking? 

How to best teach your child empathy for self and others?

How to positively reduce problematic behaviors in the classroom and/or at home? 

If so, please join Friends of Franklin for our complimentary Parent and Educator Workshop series on…

Prompting Social Emotional Development & Mindfulness in Children 

Presented by Smile Pediatric Therapy & Diagnostics 

Date: Thursday, March 28th 2019 

Time: 5:30pm

Where: Franklin Auditorium

RSVP: By March 21st @ rsvp.friends.of.franklin@gmail.com

Childcare, light snacks, & beverages provided

Flyer attached. Hope to see you there!

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Franklin Kids: Kids Night Out
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Franklin Kids: Kids Night Out

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Franklin Kids is offering: Kids Night Out

  • Includes: pizza, popcorn, orange slices and drinks

  • We will be having a Mini (kid-friendly) Silent Auction-tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

  • Just bring your sleeping bags, PJ’s and favorite stuffed animal.   

Date:  March 2nd, 2019 

Time: 6:30-10:30 Pm

Where: Daurden Dance Studio 3330 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Ages: 3 and up (potty-trained please) 

Cost: $35.00 ($25.00 for each additional siblings)              

  • Payments through PayPal (franklinkidsla@yahoo.com/franklinkids.jimdo.com), Venmo (Sandra Picazo), Checks or Cash.

  • Non-Franklin families are invited.

To sign up email the following information to sandipicazo@gmail.com 

Child(s)Name:

Parents:

Contact’s:

Emergency Contact (not parents):

Concerns:

Any questions, contact:  Sandi Picazo 323-395-8932 or email sandipicazo@gmail.com     

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Franklin Night Out
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Franklin Night Out

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March 2nd, 6-10pm

LA River Studios

2025 N San Fernando Rd

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Get ready for the best party of the year! Come celebrate Mardi Gras, Carnival and Poon Paregentan at Franklin Night Out. This year's FNO is a not-to-be missed party incorporating Fat Tuesday traditions from around the world! For more details click HERE.

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The Los Silver Lake Cup Kickoff Day
Feb
9
11:30 AM11:30

The Los Silver Lake Cup Kickoff Day

Gates open at 11:30am at Marshall High School.

Admission is free (tip what you want at the door)

At 12pm there will be a performance from Marshall including the Drill Team, the Drumline and Cheer team. Then our very own Franklin Chorus will perform the National Anthem!

 Who plays who will be determined the day of the event. The first game is at 12:30pm and the second starts at 1:45pm. 

There will be activities for the kids throughout including on-field games from 3pm - 4pm. 

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Franklin Film Festival
Feb
8
3:00 PM15:00

Franklin Film Festival


Film Fest Guidlines

Film Fest Guidlines

Attention Franklin filmmakers!

Short film submissions to the Franklin Film Festival can be uploaded at this site:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vJw5gtBriA8pvrkUtnq0BqNQRC9Iki_z?usp=sharing

Please send an email to franklinfilmfestival@gmail.com to let us know you've uploaded a film. Use the subject line FILM FEST SUBMISSION, and include the following information:

* Film title

* Film running time (remember it should be 2 minutes or less!)

* Director’s name, age, and grade

* Director’s teacher and room number

* Please also provide a “headshot” of the director and a very short 1-2 sentence “bio” (something short and sweet like “Ruby likes jelly sandwiches and running around Griffith Park”) to add to a Playbill-style program that will be printed for the day of the festival.

Export movies as a .mov or .mp4

Remember the deadline for submissions is coming up very soon: Jan 22nd!

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!



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POSTPONED: Parent Workshop "Inside Out with our Children and the Internet"
Jan
15
5:30 PM17:30

POSTPONED: Parent Workshop "Inside Out with our Children and the Internet"

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE STRIKE A NEW DATE IS FORTHCOMING

Presented by Friends of Franklin

Join us as Franklin parent Wes Gavins provides expert insight on the use of social media with children.


This workshop helps parents:

  1. Understand what our children are doing online

  2. How to keep our children safe when they are online

  3. How to teach our children to make smart choices when they are online

  4. How to start an ongoing discussion on Internet safety with families and others.

Seating is limited and this is a workshop you won’t want to miss! Childcare and light snacks provided. 

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Franklin’s First Annual Winter Welcome Picnic
Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Franklin’s First Annual Winter Welcome Picnic


Our First Annual Winter Welcome Picnic will take place in Section B of the Crystal Springs Picnic Area, closest to the play structure. Franklin merchandise will be on sale, plus complementary tacos, quesadillas and all the fixin’s, courtesy of Friends of Franklin. We have reserved picnic tables, but feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs and snacks. B.Y.O.B. (Non-alcoholic of course!) Come reconnect with all your fellow Franklin Foxes before the start of the new school year.

Please register for your free tickets below (so we can make enough tacos for everyone!)



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Franklin Construction Update
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Franklin Construction Update


Join the Facilities Team for the second Community Meeting regarding the most recent updates on the construction project.

 LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Facilities Services Division 

RELOCATABLE CLASSROOM REPLACEMENT PROJECT 

AT 

Franklin Avenue Elementary 

DESIGN UPDATE COMMUNITY MEETING 

Per state requirements, LAUSD will remove certain relocatable classrooms that were initially intended as a temporary solution for overcrowding. We are moving forward with a project to remove and replace the relocatable classrooms with permanent classrooms. 

Please join us at our upcoming PARENT & COMMUNITY MEETING where we will review the project scope, updated design, and schedule. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL TERESA AKINS AT FSD COMMUNITY RELATIONS 

● MAIN NUMBER (213) 241-1340 ● DIRECT NUMBER (213) 241-1326 ● EMAIL TERESA.AKINS@LAUSD.NET 

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Decoding Dyslexia: Parent Workshop
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Decoding Dyslexia: Parent Workshop

  • Franklin Avenue Elementary School (map)
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Is your child a struggling reader?

Have you noticed that your child…

• has difficulty learning to tie shoes

• has trouble memorizing their address,

phone number, or the alphabet

• can’t create words that rhyme

• has slow, choppy, inaccurate reading

• has phonetic or poor spelling

• often can’t remember sight words

(they, were, does)

If so…then join us to learn more about

Dyslexia

(and approaches to overcome it)

Presentation and Q&A

by Pamela Cohen, Regional Leader, Decoding Dyslexia

Franklin Elementary School Auditorium

Refreshments and Child Care will be available

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Fall Fest & The Pinewood Derby
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Fest & The Pinewood Derby

Come on down and bring the whole family! There will be food, carnival games and everyone's favorite event... the Pinewood Derby. Make sure you purchase and build your car before the event. FOF will be selling cars leading up to the big day.

THE PINEWOOD DERBY

All cars must be registered when you arrive at the Fall Festival.  Registration takes place at the main entrance for all cars.  Prizes will be awarded for the fastest cars (“Speed Race”) and those judged to have ‘’Best Style.’’ There is a $10 fee to enter a car in the Speed Race; no charge to enter the Style competition.

  1. All car kits must be purchased from Friend of Franklin (“FOF”).  Do not buy them on-line as they may be a different type of car. 

  2. In the Speed Race, cars must be taken to the drop-off after initial registration at the main entrance for inspection.  Drop off is near the “Pit-stop” in the Northeast corner of the Lower Yard.  All cars entering the speed race must have four wheels, with axels and wheels from a car kit purchased through FOF or from a teacher. Cars may not weigh more than 6 oz., or be wider than 2 3/4, or longer than 7 ½ inches. There are no size, weight or material limitations on cars that only enter the style competition so be creative!

  3. Speed Race Registration - Cars must be registered and in the drop-off line before 3 pm in order to race. Any car that wins a ribbon in a preliminary round/heat race must stay in race center in order to be eligible for the final championship race. Keep in mind: cars that make it to the final championship race may be on the tracks until 5 pm or later, no matter when they first started to race.

  4. The Speed Race has “Heats” of 18 cars that race 3 at a time.  All cars in the Speed Race race a minimum of 6 races.  The cumulative performance in the Heat determines the top 4 cars in a Heat, who then race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and receive ribbons in the Heat.  Those winners advance to single elimination bracket races (similar to the NCAA Basketball brackets) against the winners of the other heats.  The top 3 cars overall receive trophies.

  5. Every car that is registered for Style and/or Speed is judged for Style.  Judging occurs throughout the day at both the Style table (at the center of Fall Fest) and in the race center. If your car is in a race, it will still be judged for best style in the race center.  Ribbons are awarded for Best Style to five cars at three different times: 2pm, 3:30, and 5 pm.   The top Style car receives a Trophy.

  6. There will be a workshop where cars can be cut by a parent volunteer on Friday, September 28th from 2:35-5pm after school in the lower yard.  The cuts will be basic and will require you to complete the car on your own.

  7. Most important of all is to HAVE FUN! 

RIDES AND GAMES

This year we are introducing some very cool carnival games and new inflatables. $1 Tickets will be available at the ticket booth located at the entrance.

New This Year: "Fall Fest All-You-Can-Play Wristband”. One wristband gets your kiddos on every inflatable, and unlimited plays on every carnival game, all day long! Cost: $100 available in the store page.

As always, admission is free to Fall Fest.

THE PUMPKIN PATCH

sponsored by Hyperion Gelato

Grab your Halloween pumpkins at this year's Fall Fest and the guys at the newly opened Hyperion Gelato will give you a coupon for one free kid’s scoop of gelato.

Enter to win a Big Pumpkin at the end of the day.

POP-UP SHOPS AND FOOD TRUCKS

Did you know? 20% of all sales generated from your purchases off the Food Trucks and Pop-Up Shops goes to Friends of Franklin.

MUSIC AT FALL FEST

What's a Fall Fest without great music? We are very pleased to have Greg in Good Company and The Furious Seasons joining us this year. Take a listen for yourself.

Plus we will have a very special performance by the Franklin Ave Elementary Chorus at 1:15

FOR MORE INFO: http://theoddmarket.com/fallfest/

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Thomas Starr King Middle School Magnet Presentation
Oct
9
4:30 PM16:30

Thomas Starr King Middle School Magnet Presentation

Learn about:

-Perspectives from Magnet Teachers

-Overview of the three magnet programs at King MS

-“Choices” Magnet application process

Film/Media Magnet (With Honors classes for Gifted students) 1820801

Gifted/High Ability Technology & Arts Magnet 1820802

Environmental STEAM Magnet (With Honors classes for Gifted students) 1820803

Application available at eChoices.lausd.net starting

October 1, 2018. Deadline is November 9, 2018.

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Pinewood Derby Car Workshop
Sep
28
2:45 PM14:45

Pinewood Derby Car Workshop

Come to the Pinewood Derby workshop where cars can be purchased and cut by a parent volunteer on Friday, September 28th from 2:35-5pm after school in the lower yard.  The cuts will be basic and will require you to complete the car on your own.

For more info on Fall Fest and The Pinewood Derby CLICK HERE

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KING MAGNET PROGRAM TOURS- MULTIPLE DATES
Sep
27
to Nov 1

KING MAGNET PROGRAM TOURS- MULTIPLE DATES

  • Thomas Starr King Middle School (map)
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  • Thursday, 9/27/18
  • Thursday, 10/4/18
  • *Thursday, 10/11/18* Select this date for Cantonese.*
  • Thursday, 10/18/18
  • Thursday, 10/25/18
  • Thursday, 11/1/18

Thomas Starr King Middle School

4201 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Meet in the Auditorium

8:15 - 8:30 am-  “Choices” Magnet application process

8:30 - 8:50 am- Overview of our three magnet programs

8:50 - 10:15 am- Classroom visits

  • Film/Media Magnet (With Honors classes for Gifted students) 1820801
  • Gifted/High Ability Technology & Arts Magnet 1820802
  • Environmental STEAM Magnet (With Honors classes for Gifted students) 1820803

Space is limited.

Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/KingMSTour2018

or go to KingMS.org (in the center column, under “Lion News”)

Questions? Please contact the school at (323) 644-6710

Marylou Mejia, Parent Liaison, marylou.mejia@lausd.net (323)644-6708

Application available at eChoices.lausd.net starting

October 1, 2018. Deadline is November 9, 2018.

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Back to School Moms' Night Out
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Back to School Moms' Night Out

Back to school Mom's Night Out at All'Acqua in Atwater Village. Come mingle with your fellow Franklin Moms. Your first glass of wine and appetizers are included in you $45 dollar ticket price and all profits will benefit Friends of Franklin. Though the event is called Moms' Night Out, all mothers, grandmothers and caregivers of foxes are welcome!

Tickets available in the store page.

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