• Franklin Elementary School
    915 Foothill Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94606
    Main Office: 510-874-3354
    Main Office Fax: 510-874-3358
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Website: www.ousd.org/Franklin
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Be Responsible, Respectful, Your Best, Safe, and Kind
The Franklin Way
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Word of the Week: Earth and Poetry
Fifth Grade Science CST Test
Monday-Tuesday, May 2-3, 2016
 Franklin Community
Invites you to
Garden Day
Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Come help clean up the garden, plant new plants and make compost!
Bring gloves and a water bottle.
Weeding + planting + cleaning + sharing +
making new friends + learning = a fun time for YOU!
 Students must bring their parents or guardians. 
This is fun!  
 Look what I foudn!  
Trimming some stalks.
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Franklin School sincerely thanks  Peet's Coffee and Tea for kindly donating coffee, paper cups, and cream to Franklin's Earth Day event scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Franklin Garden. 
Peet's Coffee and Tea  
 Franklin School also appreciates the Grand Ave Ace Hardware
for donating buckets to our Garden Day event!!
Thanks You Ace!  
 Earth Day Globes from our
Deaf and Hard of Hearing students!
earth day globes
Girls' Movie Night
Friday, April 29, 2016
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Please see Ms Charity for permission slips and information.
The movie will be "Karate Kid." 
SSC Meeting
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Franklin School Library
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Message from Franklin Student Council
Teachers, our classmates are promoting a voluntary Random Acts of Kindness program.
Feel free to use this Random Acts of Kindness handout.
Maestro Morgan's Visit to Franklin School to talk to our third and second grade students to learn about music.
 April 22, 2016
Maestro Morgan
I know the answer!
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 Vision to Learn Visit
April 22, 2016
Here for glasses!  
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Junior Achievement Day
at Franklin School
April 21, 2016
Franklin students and staff sincerely thank the Social Security Team for supporting the students at Franklin Elementary School.
Meet and Greet
More meet and greet
In the classroom  
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Some poems by Franklin students read by the authors.
The Poets  
Ahmed G.

Spring is in the air,
I love when birds sing everywhere.
The darkest day is fun,
Summer is to come.
The bees start to buzz
Spring is everywhere.
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Forest Animals
Zhaoxue L.

Small as a squirrel, bigger than a whirl
Grass grows in the meadow.

The cutest and toughest animals
Gather around to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth will always be home,
No one will take it from us.
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Our Earth
Ivy N.

Earth’s colors are
As bright as your heart blooming.

Grow, grow, grow!
Your brain grows as you learn.

Rainbows are colorful with reds and blues.
They make us all happy.
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 Carry a Poem in Your Pocket on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Every year, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people across the U.S. pick a poem to carry with them and share with others. This year, we’ve expanded our celebration across North America by collaborating with the League of Canadian Poets to encourage even more people to share in this day of poetry.
Perfect Poems for Your Pocket
Find the perfect poem to print out, pocket, and share in our new downladable PDF of classic and contemporary poems by American and Canadian poets such as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Louise Glück, Juan Felipe Herrera, M. Travis Lane, Alice Major, W. S. Merwin, W. B. Yeats, and more.
I enjoyed reading these two poems:
 Cotton Candy
Edward Hirsch

We walked on the bridge over the Chicago River
for what turned out to be the last time,
and I ate cotton candy, that sugary air,
that sweet blue light spun out of nothingness.
It was just a moment, really, nothing more,
but I remember marveling at the sturdy cables
of the bridge that held us up
and threading my fingers through the long
and slender fingers of my grandfather,
an old man from the Old World
who long ago disappeared into the nether regions.
And I remember that eight-year-old boy
who had tasted the sweetness of air,
which still clings to my mouth
and disappears when I breathe.
Click here to listen to Cotton Candy.
Afternoon on a Hill
Edna St. Vincent Millay

I will be the gladdest thing       
Under the sun!   
I will touch a hundred flowers       
And not pick one.      

I will look at cliffs and clouds     
With quiet eyes,   
Watch the wind bow down the grass,       
And the grass rise.      

And when lights begin to show       
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,       
And then start down!
Click here to listen to Afternoon on a Hill.
Earth Day
April 22, 2016
at Franklin School!
The crew is on duty!
 The crew has found something that shouldn't be there!
My pile of weeds!  
Team Work
This was fun!
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Girls' Coding Club
by Ms. Phipps and Mr. Cuthrell
Every Tuesday and Thursday 
This is fun!  
The working hard on a task.
A great place to work with friends.
 I like working with computers.
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New link added to the Franklin Website in Parents Section:
Information about summer schools and activities your child may apply for will be listed at this site.
Teacher Appreciation Week Speaker Series
Provided by Chief Academic Officer, Devin Dillon, Ph.D.
We have an exciting Teacher Appreciation Speaker Series planned for the first week of May.  Teachers have three options to attend a Speaker series on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30pm at Claremont Middle School. There will be light refreshments and mingle time with an hour presentation. The first 100 teachers to sign up for each speaker will receive a free book written by that speaker! 
 May 3, 4, and 5, 2016
Location: Claremont Middle School
Registration and Hors d'oeuvres: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Presentation: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Click here for the flyer!
2016 Employee Health & Wellness Fair
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
McClymonds High Gymnasium
2607 Myrtle St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Come and enjoy raffle prizes, community vendors, connecting with unions and district representatives, learning about your health care options:
  *Get tested for Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, and Glucose Screening and more!!
  *Meet Vendors from your Health provider to ask questions.
  *Covered California will be there to answer retirees questions about available options.
Union Representation
Click here for information about this event.
7th Annual Spring String Festival
Tuesday May 3, 2016
Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
1926 East 19th St., Oakland, CA 94606 
Greetings Parents and Guardians:

Oakland Unified School District Music and Oakland Symphony bring our Beginning and Intermediate String students together for an evening of musical collaboration and celebration. Please review the details and return the permission slip for your string student to participate in this fun and inspiring event.

Your Hosts: Joyce Baker, Linda Green, Stephanie Holmes, Claudia McCarthy, Alison Streich, OUSD, Elementary string teachers, & Beth Vandervennet, (Symphony Education Coordinator) 
Click here for the permission slip.
Click here for the flyer!!
Field Trip Dates
==Kindergarten: April 29, 2016 to Lawrence Hall of Science
==Mr. Lowenstein: May 19, 2016 Asian Art Museum
==Ms. Llambelis and Ms.Dare: May 20, 2016 Aquarium of the Bay in SF
==Kindergarten: May 26, 2016 Fairyland  
==Fifth Grade: June 2, 2016 to Lake Temescal (Promotion BBQ)
Click here to view prior web postings, 2015-2016 school year.