Fox Facts 8-19-19


It's hard to believe summer is over and the 2019 / 2020 school year is starting up tomorrow! Join Friends of Franklin for our "Welcome Back Coffee Socials" next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the auditorium after drop-off.

Kinder & 1st

Monday, 8/26

8:00 am, auditorium

2nd & 3rd

Tuesday, 8/27

8:00 am, auditorium

4th & 5th

Wednesday, 8/28

8:00 am, auditorium


Join Friends of Franklin for our first FOF Board Meeting of the year on Tuesday, August 27th. As always, food and childcare will be provided.

FOF Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 27th

6:00 pm


Childcare: Library


We are holding a School Supply Drive. Look for the boxes in the foyer. We are asking for donations of the following items:

  • Crayola crayons 24 count box

  • Crayola colored pencils

  • Ticonderoga pencils

  • Glue sticks


Franklin Avenue Elementary is looking for classroom volunteers, including Room Parents. In order to help out in the classroom, please follow the following guidelines from LAUSD:

  • Complete On-Line Application HERE

  • Submit copy of application and TB test form completed by healthcare provider to the office.

  • The office will contact you once your identification badge has been received from the Parent, Community and Student Services Branch.

  • Arrange volunteer time with your child’s teacher.

Additionally, FOF is looking for help outside of the classrooms, which does not require the LAUSD application process:

Valets Needed!

Anyone looking for a pretty easy way to help get kids into school safely at a time when you might be at there anyway?

We are looking for volunteers for the morning drop off valet, and there are quite a few spots to fill! Timewise, the commitment is short - 7:45-8:15, one morning per week.

Please contact Ami if you are interested and let her know what mornings you are available at:

Graphic Design Help Needed!

Are you able to help design graphics for FOF fundraisers and events?

We are looking for someone who can put in a couple of hours per month. If you are interested, please contact Lauren at

Additional Volunteers

FOF is looking for the following additional volunteers. Email us at and let us know if you are interested:

  • Soccer Players

  • Fall Fest Committee

  • Franklin Night Out Committee

  • New Family Mentors


    Are you new to Franklin and looking for someone to help you learn the ropes?

    Or are you an experienced Franklin parent who is interested in making a positive impact on the lives of new families joining our Franklin Avenue Elementary community?

    We are pairing parents as mentors with new, incoming families. We want to help welcome all new families to the school and provide a resource to make the transition to Franklin as seamless and stress free as possible.

    To sign up for this program, please email Heather Handel at:


Dropping off and Picking up Students Safely

  • Observe the 25 MPH speed limit near the school

  • Utilize the Valet “Drop Off” in the mornings.

  • Avoid parking or stopping in an area that has orange cones set up. This area needs to be kept clear at all times. Please do not move the cones to park.

  • Drop-off and pick-up children on the passenger side of the vehicle (next to curb).

  • Do not pick up or drop off children on the opposite side of the street and cause children to jay walk, cross the street without adult supervision, or walk between vehicles.

  • Do not park or stop in traffic lanes when picking up or dropping off children.

  • Loading Zone Definition - According to Parking Enforcement, an adult must remain behind the steering wheel of the vehicle. If you get out of your car to pick up your child … it is a violation and you may be ticketed.

  • Gates are closed promptly after drop off in the morning and after pick up at dismissal.

  • At dismissal we ask that families who pick up at the Franklin gate to wait near the eating area. We also ask that you wait in front of the school for pick up or at the Commonwealth gate. We ask that families do not enter the school and walk hallways while waiting.

  • The front door will be locked from 8:10 until 5:30 on a daily basis.

Silverlake Reservoir Complex

Master Plan Community Workshop

As many of you may know, a master planning process has been undertaken by the City of Los Angeles to redesign the Silver Lake Reservoirs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have input in space that will be shared within the community, as well as an incredible teaching moment for our kids. The process kicked off at the start of summer with a community meeting to explain the master planning process that is now underway.

The second meeting is scheduled for Saturday August 24th. This meeting will be a chance to go inside the reservoir and help invent the future space. It will be a time to meet the project team and also give your thoughts and ideas on how to re-imagine this incredible space.

Friends of Franklin