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2020 Census

️Hello Franklin Families,

I hope this message finds you well! I would like to share some very important information regarding the 2020 US CENSUS.

As you may already be aware, the Congress approved the extension of the census until October 31st. That's really great news since the census takers assignment was delayed due to COVID-19.

Currently, Stratford's self-response rate is at 67.4%. Fairfield County is 62% , Connecticut 63.2%, and the US 59.6%. Compared to the 2010 census , this data is very similar for this time period. The main difference is that most residents are now completing the survey online.

We still have a high non-response rate of 32.6%. According to the last census, for each counted resident the federal government distributed an average of $2500/per resident to states/towns!!! The funds were used for critical programs, disaster recovery initiatives and services. More than ever our schools need the support of the federal government . More people counted , more funds will come our way.

If you did not have the chance to complete the survey please visit :

https://my2020census.gov/


The census is quick, confidential and secure. Residents can respond by mail, online or by calling the toll-free number 844-330-2020

Our teachers shared this video in the past but if you did not have the opportunity to watch, our sixth graders and our town videographer Lou Spetrino created a short, bilingual video to help educate our residents about the importance of the US Census and how an accurate count can help improve our community for the next ten years.

Vimeo Video Link : https://vimeo.com/393943114
Password to access video : census

👍Please help us spread the word, everyone counts!!!

❤️Thank you so much for your support and have a great week !

Mrs. Johnson

Franklin Students Win Black History Month Awards

As part of the Black History Month Project, each student wrote and submitted an essay to the Stratford Library's Essay Contest. The Stratford Library has announced their winners. Congratulations to Zoe Villagra who won first place! Congratulations to Sanaii Clarke & Brittany Cortez who received honorable mention! The students will be asked to read their essay at the Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, March 4 , at 6:30 pm at the Wooster Middle School Auditorium.

Franklin PJ For Kids Day

The Franklin Asset Committee organized a whole school Pajama Day to support kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's. Students were able to make an optional donation of $1.00 or more and wear pajamas.

Franklin- January SOAR Assembly

We recently had our SOAR assembly and our special audience was proud and excited to celebrate their peers, Ms. Montano and Mr. Eric Mazzo. Congratulations to all for working hard and trying their best!

Our Drill Dance Team was simply amazing!!!! Their energy and choreography energized everyone and it was a special treat to all. We would love to thank our lovely teachers Ms. Owen and Mrs. Alves for working with our talented dancers for the past few weeks.


Franklin Mismatch Day is coming!

Bring in $1 to wear your favorite crazy mismatched outfit on January 24th. All proceeds benefit the 6th Grade Class.

PJ for the Kids Day at Franklin

The Franklin Asset Committee has organized a whole school Pajama Day to support kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's. PJ Day for the Kids is scheduled for Friday, February 7th. Students are able to make an optional donation of $1.00 or more and wear pajamas! Please see the flyers for more information! There will be a reminder as the date gets closer.

Franklin- CT Food Bank Tomorrow

Franklin Families- please don't forget, the Connecticut Mobile Food Pantry will be set-up in the parking lot of Johnson House tomorrow afternoon at 12:00.

Franklin Students Share the News!

Franklin students have sat down to record and share the news about what's going on at our school. Please click HERE to see all the episodes!

Franklin Starts with Hello!

Franklin students in grades 3-6 participated in Start With Hello Week! This program teaches students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way. They take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion!

Franklin Falcon Mural

All Franklin students took part in creating a Franklin Falcon Mural by designing their own feathers to hang proudly on our Falcon.

Franklin Open House 2019

Franklin families were welcomed and had valuable information shared with them that will help them support their children's success in school. Classrooms looked absolutely beautiful and welcoming! Students' artwork, writing, pictures and drawings decorated the rooms. It was another successful event!

Franklin SOAR Assemblies

Every month, Franklin School will acknowledge students who are demonstrating good character. Please click HERE for information.

Franklin Movie Night

Franklin families came out to enjoy a movie and socialize. Many thanks to the Franklin PTO for organizing!

Franklin Elections Results

Congratulations to our sixth grade student government; Lumingu Nkuili, Ryan Mattis (Co-Presidents), Tajaia Robinson (Vice President), Shamara Burton & Isaiah Vasquez (Student Reps).

Franklin 6th Graders "Taste" a book!

Franklin sixth graders began their first reading Unit, A Deep Study of Character, yesterday!

We began this unit with a book tasting! The book tasting provided the students with a chance to be exposed to different kinds of fiction books. The students sampled different snacks while they became engaged in reading!

Franklin Family Picnic

Franklin had it's first Family Picnic of the year. A great time was had by all!