Karen A. Lewis, Superintendent
March 27, 2007 Fran Fedyna, School Supervisor
Volume 2, Issue 7 Carol Wolfe, Supervisor of Special Services
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information to
parents, students, and residents of Franklin Township. This is an
informational newsletter and serves to help make all constituents
aware of happenings in our school.
The Work Family Connection
I am pleased to inform you that The Work Family Connection
will continue to provide before and aftercare services for our
Our Purpose 1 children in the 2007/2008 school year. Be advised that they
offer summer programs at local sites as well. Log onto
Information Update 1
www.theworkfamilyconnection.org for more information.
Upcoming Events 1
Fifth Grade 2
Calendar Dates 2 NJ State Report Card
Absentee Ballots 2 Each year the Department of Education publishes information
regarding schools and districts in New Jersey. This
Spelling Bee Winners 2
information includes test scores, costs related to staffing,
Special Services Dept. Notice 2 length of the school day and other information. To review
Food Pantry 2 this information, please visit www.state.nj.us/education/
Box Tops for Education 3
and click on NJ School Report Card.
Kindergarten News 3
State and Local Testing
From the Health Office 3
During the month of March, the children in grades 3,4,5,6,7,
PTA News 4 and 8 participated in the state-testing program. Results are
School Budget Vote 4 expected in June. During the week of 4/23/07, the students
in grades 2-7 will take the Terra Nova Test of Basic Skills.
Upcoming Rural Awareness Contest
Events As you know, the children in grades 3-6 are participating in a
community program sponsored by Rural Awareness. Please
Teacher In- talk to your children about this contest that focuses on the
service March beautiful rural community they live in.
29th – 1:00
Spring Recess Congratulations to FTS
Teacher of the Year
for Grades 3 & 4 Mrs. Pamela Watkinson
Page 2 of 4 Grade Level News FTS Newsletter
Fifth Grade News
The County Clerk Social Studies
must receive The focus of the fifth grade social studies program has been to study the
absentee ballots at geography of North and South America. Through the use of technology,
least 7 days prior to students have actually been able to receive a very strong visual presentation of
the election, April many regions and places throughout the Western Hemisphere. Even better is
17th. that students themselves have become creators of information by preparing
You can visit the detailed and lengthy presentations on states of the United States and provinces
Hunterdon County of Canada. Through the use of laptops, Smartboards, and the Internet, students
Board of Elections have been able to conduct research and present their finding to their classmates.
on-line as well. The fifth grade will continue to emphasize the integration of technology into the
curriculum through the use of project work throughout the year. Barry S. Kramer
Fifth grade science students have been hard at work throughout the school year
using science process skills to examine the world around them. Students have
conducted investigations in geology, chemistry, and physics. For example, we
are learning about an English fellow named Sir Isaac Newton who sported some
interesting hair, but was quite intelligent when it came to physics and calculus.
Using Newton's ideas, we are currently testing and proving the laws of motion,
even calculating the speed it takes to jog through the hallways of FTS. Whoops!
Don't tell. No running in the hallways! As we approach spring, the students will
explore living systems and gain knowledge of how these systems interact.
Science is simple, with lots of fun, hands-on learning experiences. Pat Quick
Spelling Bee Winners Each school district in New Jersey
is responsible for providing
We would like to congratulate the following students for winning their services to children between the
individual grade level sections of our annual Express Times spelling ages of 3 & 21 who have a
bee: handicapping condition that
Grade 6 - Emily Hudak; Terry Li interferes with learning to a
Grade 7 - Jacqueline Bataille; Kathryn Cargill significant degree. If you have a
Grade 8 - Sarah Popa; Kerianne Roberts child in this age group and you
Terry Li, the school-wide winner, competed for Franklin Township feel they have significant delays in
School at the 21st Annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee Finals at areas such as motor coordination,
Lehigh University on March 8th. Way to go, Terry! relating to others, speaking
and/or understanding of language,
etc., contact Carol Wolfe,
Food Pantry Supervisor of Special Service, at
The Food Pantry, located at the Quakertown Methodist the school for possible assessment
Church, is open on the third Wednesday of every month
from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. This service is
available to anyone who lives in Franklin Township. If
you have any questions please call 735-5870 or 730-
New Calendar Dates
0214. Please leave a message and your call will be
This year we were fortunate to have only
returned as soon as possible.
two days when school was cancelled due to
snow. This does change our calendar and
graduation for the Class of 2007. Barring any
additional emergencies, school will close for
students on June 14, 2007 and Graduation
Exercises will be held that evening at 7:00
p.m. Teachers will report on June 15th and
FTS Newsletter Grade Level News Page 3 of 4
Kindergarten News From The Health Office
The kindergarten let loose on Dr. Seuss! To Here's some Good Health Tips from "Happy Feet":
celebrate Read Across America Week, the Prevention is the watchword for parents to keep their child
children had a variety of guest readers who healthy and reduce the spread of cold and flu germs!
shared their favorite Dr. Seuss selections. *Wash your hands frequently: proper hand washing for 15
As a final culminating activity, the children to 20 seconds to remove germs. Place sanitary hand
engaged in a delicious green eggs and ham wipes and gel cleansers in lunch boxes.
breakfast. *Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze:
Green was the theme for March. The recommend using your upper sleeve and emphasize the
children finger painted with green pudding, importance of throwing away used tissues and washing
made fun leprechauns, created paper hands right away.
shamrock designs and ate green bagels. *Try not to rub your eyes or nose: explain how cold and flu
We would like to thank all of the germs can spread from contaminated surfaces to the eyes,
kindergarten parents for their ongoing nose, and mouth.
support for these activities. *Follow healthy habits: encourage good nutrition,
Dr. Petersen exercise, and enough sleep.
*Stay clear of people who are sick: Students (and staff)
who are sick should stay home.
Congratulations to the Franklin Township
*Know the signs of the flu: The key flu symptoms are
students who wrestled for the North Hunterdon
Wrestling Club this season. These students had
fever, aches (headache and muscle aches), chills, dry
a successful season and had great fun cough, tiredness, and sudden onset of symptoms like
supporting the North Hunterdon High School's extreme exhaustion. Colds usually present symptoms
Wrestling Team at their home matches: such as stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat.
Since cold and flu season is still with us, following the
8th Graders: Wesley LaBorde and Andrew Reed above recommendations will assist in staying healthy. You
can access online maps that show where the flu is found
6th Grader: Stephen Swider around the country. Visit
3rd Graders: Kyle Busher, Nick Gurreri and www.fluFACTS.com for flu-tracking information.
ML Findley, RN
2nd Graders: Geoffrey Jurgensen, James
Jurgensen, Tyler Simony and Sean Swider Boxtops 4 Education Update
1st Graders: Matt Busher, Ryan Reed and Matt Thank you to all of the parents that have clipped
Rounds and submitted box tops. We have made our final
submission for this year and our total earnings for
Kindergartener: Josh Rounds the year is $750.00.
Please continue to clip and submit your boxtops;
we'll submit again in September. Kim Skalaski
How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk
Based on the book by Faber and Mazlish, this presentation focuses changing the way we speak to
kids so that we can help them deal better with feelings and cooperate more often. These ways of
speaking also foster independence, and help us learn more effective ways to praise kids. In
addition, this style of speaking encourages kids to open up more and share more of their lives and
their feelings. This program is for parents of students aged 4-18.
Join us on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 7 PM, in the multi purpose room.
•The PTA is in need of a Treasurer and a Market Day Chairperson for the
2007/2008 school year. If you are interested, please contact Maureen Cargill
Phone: at 908-284-1608.
(908) 735-7929 •Ice Cream Social Night sponsored by The Coldstone Creamery of Flemington
Fax: and Phillipsburg. The PTA would like to invite all FTS families to an evening
(908) 735-0368 of FREE ice cream, after you vote on Tuesday, April 17th. More details to
•Walkathon will be held on Wednesday, April 18th. The rain date is Friday,
April 20th. The walk will take place during school hours. Walk packets went
home on March 22nd. All volunteers will be notified soon.
We’re on the Web!
•The PTA’s Town-Wide Garage Sale is getting a great response. Stay tuned for
•Market Day pick up will be at Franklin Township School in the month of
April. Please show your support for this very popular & profitable fundraiser.
To date, we have received $1,646.04 in profit. Order forms are due April 11th.
Pick up date is April 17th. This month’s profit will go to the 6th grade class.
•The next PTA Meeting will be held on April 3rd at 7:00 P.M. at FTS.
•Any correspondence? Please contact Shelley Crisologo at 908-735-9553.
School Budget Vote
April 17, 2007 3-9PM
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