• 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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December 5, 2016
Dear Parents, Teachers, Staff, and Community Members,
You are invited to attend the Emergency School Site Council (SSC) (Budget Approvals) Meeting in our library at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016.   This council offers an excellent opportunity for parents, community members and site personnel to work together and plan for student achievement.
Ingrid Seyer-Ochi
             Item                                               Description          Action
1. Welcome/Call to Order/Roll Call    Ms. Alexandre        Informational
2. Budget Approvals                            Ms. Seyer-Ochi      Voting Item
3. Adjournment                                    Ms. Alexandre        Voting Item
Next SSC Meeting: December 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Click here for the translated flier and agenda.
Parent Information (Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese)
December 2, 2016
Franklin Families,          
We will distribute report cards next week.  All families are encouraged to pick up their child’s report card and their ID cards on one of the days and times detailed below. Unless your classroom teacher notifies you, all report cards will be distributed in the Library. We have also planned some special activities for Family Engagement Week and hope you will join us for any or all of these events.
Report Card Distribution Schedule
Grades 4 and 5            Monday, 12/5        8:00-9:00 & 2:30-3:30, Library
Grades 2, 3, and SDC  Tuesday 12/6        8:00-9:00 & 2:30-3:30, Library
Grades TK/K and 1     Wednesday, 12/7   8:00-9:00 & 12:30-1:30, Library
Family Engagement Events
December 5, 6, and 7 Technology workshop, 8:00-9:00, Family Resource Center (Portable 35)
Monday, 12/5               Middle School Options and Enrollment Information, 8:00-9:00, Library
Tuesday, 12/6              Drop-in Art Studio, 3:30-4:30, Art Room (Portable 31)
Oakland Parks & Recreation
Girls' Sports Basketball Clinic
Want to practice and learn basketball fundamentals?
Need the skills to be a Junior Warrior?
Eight Week Session for only $30.
Register Online: www.oaklandnet.com/com
Click here for the flier and Registration Form
Girls' Sports Basketball Clinic
Site English Language Learner Subcommittee (SELLS) Monthly Meeting
Click here for the HTML version.
Tech and Learning Survey
Franklin School needs input from Parents, Students, and Teachers regarding our use of technology at Franklin School. 
Please complete the survey to help guide us in this matter. 
 Teacher/Parent Link:  https://bbyt.es/6W8PC 
(Teachers about 12 minutes and Parents about 5 minutes)
 Student Link: www.BByt.es/FU6NL

(Students about 15 minutes)

San Francisco Boys Chorus
East Bay Auditions
January 7, 2017
East Bay Rehearsal and Audition Location:
The Cathedral of Christ the Light: 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland
Click here for more information.
Creating Confident Kids Through Dance!
Winter Camp
December 19-30, 2016
Looking for a fun place for your child's Winter Break? Let them dance and play at the East Bay Dance Center!  Affordable pricing starting from $45/day.  Classes in jazz, ballet, tap and hip-hop, tumbling, African dance, drama, and art. Games, performances and fun!
December 19-30, 2016.  No camp on December 26. 
Easy online enrollment: East Bay Dance Center
Please click here to download the flier for more details.
MUSE Orchestra
Winter Concert

December 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Franklin Elementary Auditorium
915 Foothill Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
Season’s Greetings!
Please join us for this exciting first concert of the MUSE Orchestra Season. Family, Friends, Franklin Community, and Music Enthusiasts are invited. Guest Conductor: Michael Morgan, Music Director of the Oakland Symphony, Instrumental students from 12 elementary and middle schools throughout Oakland unite to make music in this free after-school program which is sponsored by Oakland Symphony and hosted by Franklin Elementary and Oakland Unified School District Instrumental Music.
MUSE 2016 Winter Concert
    Muse Orch 2015 01 Muse Orch 2015 02  
Muse Orch 2015 03  Muse Orch 2015 04
Click here to view pictures from the Muse Winter Concert, December 2015! 
Coming soon, pictures from the Muse Winder Concert, December 2016!!
Bring the Internet home for just $9.95 a month
If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches,
you may qualify for Internet Essentials from Comcast.
Click link for more details: English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese.
Comcast Internet Essentials

What is the School Performance Framework?

The School Performance Framework (SPF) is like a report card for your school. It is a comprehensive system to help schools focus on strengths and areas for targeted improvement. 

The SPF guides schools and the community in setting priorities for improvement with specific groups of students. The report uses color-coded tiers based on the school’s levels of performance in the categories. The SPF guides schools and the community with improvement—aligned to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The SPF is used by the district to determine specific interventions and support and define the amount of autonomy school receive to make decisions.

​Reports will be released annually for each OUSD school in the fall beginning in 2016. Oakland charter schools will receive their own SPF ratings in future releases.
Click here to directly reach Franklin's Summary School Performance Framework (SPF).
Explore Your Options
Families: Learn about OUSD Schools
Enrollment begins Dec. 5

OAKLAND, CA — Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) announces three new resources under the Explore Your Options campaign to improve the way families learn about and enroll in Oakland public schools. With enrollment season for the 2017-18 school year opening on Dec. 5Explore Your Options is well timed to provide families the information they need both online and in-person to enroll in an OUSD school.

  • Oakland School Finder - an interactive, online tool that allows families to find detailed information about the 86 OUSD schools and 42 public charter schools in Oakland. Through the Oakland School Finder, families can search for and compare schools based on location, academic achievement, before and after-school offerings and the availability of programs such as STEM, bilingual education, arts, music and more.
  • OUSD will also host seven Enrollment Options Fairs across the district for students and their families to meet with school representatives in person and learn more about school offerings.

Explore Your Options at Upcoming Enrollment Options Fairs! 

  • All Oakland public schools will be present
  • ​Child care and translation services will be provided, please RSVP
  • School Booths: Time to speak with principals, teachers and families
  • Enrollment Booth: For support with the enrollment process
  • School Slam (MS & HS Fairs ): Hear each school’s 2-minute story

RSVP: No confirmation required to attend, but please RSVP to let us know if you will need a translator or child care:  http://tinyurl.com/optionsfairs

Explore Your Option Locations

Free Computer for Attending an Option Fair

  • Each family that participates in the fair will receive a refurbished Windows 7 desktop computer.
  • Comes with preinstalled software & a complimentary digital literacy introduction
  • If your family currently doesn’t have Internet at home, join to receive $10/month Internet (no credit check, no contract, no installation fee Cal Internet Essentials before the event, to register, call 1-855-339-6944.
Flag Football
Here is a great opportunity for any Oakland students interested in learning and playing flag football this Winter. Please share with families, schools, youth organizations, and networks.
     • Next Level Flag Football (in partnership with Laney College and Coach John Beam) is offering this program to Oakland youth for FREE!
     • Who: Oakland students from kindergarten to 8th grade.
     • When: Saturdays, starting January 7 thru  March 5, 2017 at Laney College.
     • 2 hours each Saturday, with practice and a game.
     • Every player receives a numbered jersey with their name on it.
     • This program costs $250 per participant but is free for Oakland students.
     • Kids do not have to be on a team. Teams will be formed at the program and will have a student athlete as a coach.
     • Parents can register their children online at www.nextlevelflag.com
     • More information for Oakland here: http://www.nextlevelflag.com/Default.aspx?tabid=90918
 Next Level Flag Football
Click here for the Next Level Flag Football flyer!
 Oakland Technology Exchange (OTX) West offers:
 Comcast  ATT
Franklin School Photo Albums!
1989-90 (Missing Vol 2)
Check back for more photo albums!!