• 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, be Respectful, be Your Best, be Safe, and be Kind.
Word of the Week: Passages
Franklin School is closed for the summer. 
Summer School for selected students:
Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Breakfast: 8:10-8:30 a.m.
Classes: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
EBAYC program: 12:00- 3:30 p.m 
John Zaro, one of Franklin's newest teachers spreading the music with our Third graders! Franklin and OUSD have some mighty fine teachers.Lucky are we!
Click here to view John performing for his students!
Lake Merritt Cleanup 
Joaquin Miller and Franklin
Mr. Porter and Mr. Cuthrell
June 2, 2017 
 Lake Merritt Cleanup 1 Lake Merritt Cleanup 2
Lake Merritt Cleanup 3
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 June 7 and 8, 2017
 K Promotion 2017 a K Promotion 2017 b  
 K Promotion 2017 c  K Promotion 2017 d
 K Promotion 2017 e

Quiet Coyote Celebrates Our Franklin Scholars! 
 Quiet Coyote 01  Quiet Coyote 02
 Quiet Coyote 03
Quiet Coyote 04  

Franklin Elementary School
Fifth Grade Promotion

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Williams Chapel Baptist Church
1410 10th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
Special thanks to Pastor Anderson


Pledge of Allegiance Color Guard:
Darlin Diaz, Princess Momoh, Jae'Meer Bryant

Welcome            Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, Principal

Song: You Can Get It        Fifth Grade Students

Promotion Address    Quise Edward, Assistant Principal

Song: You Can Get It If     Fifth Grade Students
You Really Want                

Sportsmanship Award        Max Langaard

Presentation of Classes    Classroom Teachers

Song: Happy            Fifth Grade Students Recessional                        
Special thanks to:
Ms. Alix Black      
Mr. Jeffrey Lowenstein
Dr. Peggy Monroe   
Ms. Marilee Simons
Mr. Anthony Trujillo 
June 6, 2017
 Grade 5 2017 Promotion 01  Grade 5 2017 Promotion 02
 Grade 5 2017 Promotion 03  Grade 5 2017 Promotion 04
 Grade 5 2017 Promotion 05  Grade 5 2017 Promotion 06
 Grade 5 2017 Promotion 07  Grade 5 2017 Promotion 08
 Promotion 2017 10
June 5, 2017 in the Library at 2:00 pm
Dear Parents, Teachers, Staff, and Community Members,

You are invited to attend the School Site Council (SSC) meeting in our library at 2:00 pm, June 5, 2017.   This council offers an excellent opportunity for parents, community members and site personnel to work together and plan for student achievement.

Principal Ingrid
Franklin Families,                        

This has been a wonderful year and we have enjoyed working with your family and child. To help us prepare for a smooth close to the school year, please review the following information. Contact the office if you have any questions.

Last day of school: Friday, June 9, 2017
Last week of school: Monday, June 5th – 9th, ALL MINIMUM DAYS. School ends each day at 1:20. Please make a note of this and make plans to pick up your students each day at 1:20.
After school programs: Harbor House’s program finished on June 1st. Be sure Harbor House students are picked up at 1:20 everyday next week. EBAYC’s last day is Tuesday, June 6th and the Rec Center’s last day is Friday, June 9th. Please note this information and make plans to pick up your child on time.
Report cards: Report cards will be sent home with your student on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  Fifth grade report cards will be sent home Monday, June 5, 2017.
Books: Please check your home for any Franklin classroom or library books and send them in with your child by Monday, June 5, 2017.
Summer School: For those students enrolled in summer school, classes begin Monday, June 19 at 8:00 a.m. Summer school is from June 19 to July 14 at Franklin School. Check with the office if you have any questions.
First day of School:  Monday, August 21, 2017!
Fall registration: Information will be sent home this summer; all students will need to register in August, 14-16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thank you for a wonderful year!
The Franklin staff
Spirit Week!
May 30 - June 2, 2017
Tuesday: Pajama Day
Wednesday: Throwback Day
Thursday: Sports Day
Friday: Blue and Gold Day
Go Tigers!!!
            Go Warriors!!!
                     Go Franklin!!!
Pass In Review 2017
Franklin Safety Patrol
Safety Patrol at Water Fountain
Best dressed safety patrol member! More pictures to follow....
 Best Dressed
 Jump Rope for Heart
Top 10 Funding Raising School in 3 Counties!
Franklin School: $5,023.00
Top 10 Fund Rainsing Schools  
Open House
Thursday, May 25, 2017
--Grades K-2 and 3-5--
 Open House 2017 a  Open House 2017 a
 Open House 2017 c  Open House 2017 d
Open House 2017 e
 Click here to view the picture gallery.
 Thrilled to celebrate our first of many years
partnering with Reading Partners!
 Reading Partners students celebrated their achievements
and hard work with tutors, teachers, and parents over books and cake! 
May 18, 2017
Reading Partners 2016 2017  
 Reading Partners b  Reading Partners c
 Father, son, and tutor caught reading together!
 Reading Partners 2017 d  Reading Partners 2017 e
Talent Show Pictures
May 25, 2017
 Talent Show 2017a Talent Show 2017b  
 Talent Show 2017c  Talent Show 2017d
 Talent Show 2017e  Talent Show 2017f
Click here to view the gallery!
Ramadan Mubarak
 Happy Ramadan
      To wish someone a happy Ramadan, you can say Ramadan Kareem, or Ramadan Mubarak. In Arabic, we say,  "Kul 'am wa inta bekhair." May you be well every year. No, you don't wish them luck with their fasting. When Ramadan is done, you can wish them a Happy Eid, which is the celebration of finishing Ramadan.
Click here to read a Ramadan Fact Sheet.
Franklin students enjoy listening to
a performance by
the Four Seasons Quintet. 
May 23, 2017
Click here to view a clip of this assembly. 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4:00 - 5:30: Class visits (individual classrooms) and summer learning opportunities (walkway)
      + Oakland Public Library
      + City of Oakland Parks and Recreation
      + Summer learning (on-line opportunities), Library
      + Exploring Oakland maps and interactive
      + River mosaic and mural interactive (with Jeni Anderson and Gabby Miller)
      + camp fliers
      + Franklin summer school

5:00 - 5:30:  Middle School 101, Roosevelt Principal Cliff Hong (for 5th grade parents), Library
5:30 - 6:00:  Light dinner, Family Wellness, Cafeteria
5:45: Raffle drawings, Cafeteria 
Third Grade Students Visit
May 22, 2017
botanical garden 01   botanical garden 02
 botanical garden 03  Botanical 04
 Botanical 05  botanical 06
 botanical 07  botanical 08
Passport Day
May 19, 2017
 Passport Day 01  Passport Day 02
 Passport Day 03  Passport Day 04
 Passport Day 05  Passport Day 06
 Click here to view the gallery!
Please Join Us For Our
Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Grs TK-1
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Grs 2 and 3
1:15-2:45 p.m. Grs 4 and 5
Where: Franklin Cafeteria
Who: Amazing Franklin Students
Student will perform their talents!
We would love for you to join our audience.
Franklin's 2017 Spring Music Festival
May 17, 2017
Featuring Franklin's String Orchestra, Band, drummers, and Pianists.
Ms. Joyce Baker, Music Teacher
Ms. Beth Vandervennet, Special Guest
9:00 a.m. Grades K-3
10:00 a.m. Grades 4-5
 Our Pianists Our Drummers  
 Our Band  Our String Orchestra
 Click here to view the gallery.
Franklin's Safety Patrol
Safety Patrol  
May 12, 2017 
Franklin School received $1,500 from the A-Z Fund for our mural and mosaic project: Franklin Elementary: design and creation of a mural by students to reflect their studies of immigration and water stories, including a visiting artist and “community paint days.”
Click here to see our list of donations for 2016-2017.
Emergency SSC Meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
American Heart Association
fund raising event concludes with the
Hair/Pie Festivities! 
May 10, 2017
 Coach Max Before Coach Max After  
Franklin students enjoyed the event!
 Getting ready to make a pie.  Waiting for a dessert.
 This is fun!  Pie in the face!
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Franklin's Science Fair
May 8, 2017
 Science Project Moving to District Level 01  Science Project Moving to District Level 02
 Science Fair 2017 01  Science Fair 2017 02
 Science Fair 2017 03  Science Fair 2017 04
Click here to view the gallery.
Franklin wishes a
to all our families!!
Cinco de Mayo  
Franklin's Top Fundraisers
-American Heart Association-
Emily Ochoa - 4th grade
Leah Rodgers - 3rd grade
Leah Ho - 3rd grade
Tyler Cao - 4th grade
Jolette Xiloj-Valerio - 3rd grade
Christian Tobar - 1st grade
Angelie Merida Velasquez - 4th grade
Liliana Wu - 1st grade
Ariel Boulware - 1st grade
May Phyu - 5th grade
Kyler Gao - 3rd grade
Aiden Chuong - 2nd grade
Lincoln Xaysithideth - 1st grade 
Parent Volunteers Needed!
Franklin School Passport Day is coming!
Friday, May 19, 2017 

            On Friday, May 19, 2017, our classrooms will be transformed into countries from around the world and your children will travel to distant lands! Teachers and students will help manage this fun-filled day but we need parent help. We need parent volunteers all day—from 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. to work in the classrooms to assist tour groups of mixed-age students and help bringing students to lunch.  Help for one hour or all day—we appreciate any assistance.  Please return this form to Franklin if you have time to assist.

Parent’s Name: ____________________________,  Phone Number: ___________________

Student’s Name: _______________________, Grade: _____

Teacher: ___________________________

Time available:

___ All Day;  
___ Morning (8-11 am);
 ___afternoon (11pm-2:55pm);
Click here for translation of this message.
Team Hard at Work!
May 2, 2017 
 Team Work
May 1 Teach-In at Franklin
Learning about labor history and activism.
Solidarity at work! 
 May 1 01  
May 1 02
 May 1 03 May 1 04  
 May 1 05  May 1 06
Jump Rope for Heart and Twin Day
April 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 Jump Rope 01  Jump Rope 02
 Twins Day 01  Twins Day 02
Click here to view the gallery.
Jump Rope for Heart
April 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Jump Rope For Heart  
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Concert
Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
1926 E19th St
Oakland, CA 94606 
Join Junior Giants
Free noncompetitive summer baseball program for Girls and boys.
Sign-up at gojrgiants.org from April 15 - May 15. 
Click the link for the flyer: English, Spanish
League starts: June 15, 2017
Junior Giants English
Junior Giants Spanish  
Reading Partners at Franklin School
One Tutor, One Child, Infinite Possibilities!
     Reading Partners mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. Click here to read more about Reading Partners.
 Reading Partners 01  Reading Partners 02
 Reading Partners 03  Reading Partners 04
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Ms. Susanna's piano class performing
Beethoven's Ode to Joy at their piano recital.
March 29, 2017
Piano Recital 01
 Piano Recital 02  Piano Recital 03
 Piano Recital 04  Piano Recital 05
 Piano Recital 06  Piano Recital 07
Click here to view the gallery.
Presents: Snow White
March 28 and 30, 2017
East Bay Children’s Theatre (EBCT) is the oldest continuously performing theatre group in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a non-profit organization supported by over 45 active volunteers, dedicated to bringing live musical theatre to economically disadvantaged elementary schools, free of charge.
 EBCT 01  EBCT 02
 EBCT 03  EBCT 04
EBCT 05  
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2017-2018 OUSD Calendar
New Trees Planted at Franklin School
March 2, 2017
My students helped plant three new fruit trees on March 2, 2017. We dug, built a berm, mixed in compost and nutrients and learned about a many science standards related to this subject!
 New Trees at Franklin 01  New Trees at Franklin 02
 New Trees at Franklin 03  New Trees at Franklin 05
 New Trees at Franklin digging
 New Trees at Franklin 06
New Trees at Franklin Group
Another lovely Franklin Garden Day!
Thanks to the staff, families and students who "dug in" to keep our garden thriving!
Saturday, February 25,2017
Franlin Garden Feb 01
 Franlin Garden Feb 02  Franlin Garden Feb 03
 Franlin Garden Feb 04
 Franlin Garden Feb 05
 Mayor Libby Schaaf enjoys some fresh produce
at the Franklin Market!
February 21, 2017 
Mayor Libby Schaaf at Franklin Market.  
Congratulations to all our WeCode students! 
Thanks to Mayor Schaaf for joining us! 
February 21, 2017
 Mayor Libby Schaaf visits WeCode students. 01
 Mayor Libby Schaaf visits WeCode students. 02 Mayor Libby Schaaf visits WeCode students. 03  
When we share and cooperate!
Working Together!
Franklin 2017 Lunar New Year Assemblies
February 15 and 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. in the Franklin Cafeteria
Dragon Dance
Congratulations to LA's newest and soon to be best firefighter. 
Franklin will miss you, Mr. Richard!
Good luck and never forget your Franklin family.
February 10, 2017
Mr. Richard teaching.  
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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).
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Franklin School Photo Albums!
1989-90 (Missing Vol 2)
Check back for more photo albums!!


Franklin School Staffing Room Location Diagram