• 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: Positive
Franklin staff wishes parents and students a wonderful four day weekend break! School will be closed Friday, May 27, 2016 (In Lieu of Lincoln's Day Holiday) and Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day Holiday).
School Spirit Week
Monday, May 23, 2016: Class Color Day: Wear your class color, top to bottom!
Our colors rock!  
 Our class color is orange!
Red and Black!  
Orange is our class color.
Click here to view the Spirit Week Gallery.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Pajama Day: Wear pajamas to school!
Pajama Day Begins!
Pajama Day Begins  
 Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Crazy Hair or Hat Day: Be creative with your hair! Show off your favorite hat!
Cool hair!
A no comb day!
Click here to view the Spirit Week Gallery. 
Thursday, May 26, 2016: Sports Day: Wear your favorite team's jersey or the team jersey you have played on.
Mr. Lowenstein's Class visiting the PC Lab, May24, 2016--just before leaving for summer vacation!!

Summer vacation is comming!!


 Check the principal's bulletin board to preview the certificates.
Checking out the awards!  
 Talent Show
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Grades TK and 1: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
     Grades 2 and 3: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Grades 4 and 5: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Preparing for the talent show!!
 Practice Makes Perfect
Practice Makes Perfect!
At the piano!  
  District Benchmark 3 Assessments
F&P 3, Grades TK/K-5, May 16 - June 10, 2016
Math 3, Grades K-5, May 16 - June 3, 2016
SRI 3, Grades 2-5, April 22 - June 3, 2016
SMI 3, Grades 3-5, April 22 - June 3, 2016
SIRA 3, Grades 3-4, May 23 - June 3, 2016
Grade 1: 190-419
Grade 2: 420-519
Grade 3: 520-739 
Grade 4: 740-829 
Grade 5: 830-924
Grade 6: 925-969
Grade 7: 970-100
Grade 8: 1010-1049
Grade 9: 1050-1079
Grade 10: 1080-1184 
Grade 11: 1185-1386
Grade 12: 1185-1386
Grade K: 10-259
Grade 1: 10-259  
Grade 2: 260-404  
Grade 3: 405-624
Grade 4: 625-714
Grade 5: 715-819
Grade 6: 820-869 

Grade 7: 870-949
Grade 8: 950-1029
Grade 9: 1030-1139
Grade 10: 1140-1229
Grade 11: 1230-1349
Grade 12: 1350-1439
Fountas & Pinnell (F&P)
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Thank You 
Thank You Google!
Franklin staff sincerely thanks Google for donating food to our school luncheons.
May 19, 2016: The barbecued pulled-pork and coleslaw were delicious. 
May 20, 2016: The egg plant sandwiches with grapes
and freshly cut strawberries were excellent!
Great Lunch!
Franklin Students visit the Chabot Science Center
May 18, 2016
 At the Chabot Science Center
In a balloon!
Click here to view the gallery.
Franklin Spring Concert with Ms. Baker's Music Students
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Grades 4 and 5: 9:00 a.m.
Grades 2 and 3: 10:00 a.m.
Franklin Drummers
Enjoying the music.  
Getting ready for a gig!
Someday we'll perform Bach's violin concerto for two violins!  
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Franklin School Science Fair Winners
May 16, 2016
Elizabeth Lam, Ms Simons, 5th grade: "An Egg in Water and Oil"
All class, Ms. Phipps, 2nd grade: "Water and Earth Materials"
Two classes, Ms. Luu and Ms. Wong, 1st grade, "Effect of Air on the Size of a Paper Plane" 
The Franklin Multicultural Festival
May 31 - June 3, 2016
PARENTS, we need your support! Please help make this year’s event special by volunteering. We need parents to share a children’s story, teach a game, or create an art project from your culture with our students. If you are interested please sign-up with Ms. Charity or Mr. Silver after-school.
Multicultural event at Franklin!
Read, Create, Explore - 2016 Summer Reading Challenge for Children

June is coming soon and I hope you will join us for a summer of fun at the library!  From June 11 until August 6, 2016 children and families can “Read, Create, Explore” during the Oakland Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Children can win prizes by signing up online or at the library and reading for 20 minutes or more on 10 days.  Children who aren’t yet reading can participate when adults and older children read with them.  Children who read for 20 minutes or more on 20 days will win a new book and a badge, and will also be entered into a raffle for even more prizes, including an iPad and a one-year membership to Fairyland.
Click here for the schedule of events at the Oakland Public Library
Summer 2016 ELA PDs for Teachers
This summer the Elementary Language and Literacy Department is putting together a robust summer training schedule. Teachers will have an opportunity to build their professional capacity in unit and lesson planning in reading and writing, as well as, attend sessions on word study, handwriting, and early literacy. Click here to view the schedule and class details. 
Field Trip Dates
==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.