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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Rita Pereira, Principal
210 West Cubbon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: 714.564.2900
Fax: 714.564.2999

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  • Thank you!

    A huge thank you to Martha Henderson, Mrs. Scott's stepmother for the book basked donated to our library. Martha is an executive vice president of City National Bank and graciously donated books to us here at Franklin.

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  • Welcome to Franklin Elementary School 2014-2015

    Our school provides a welcoming, stimulating environment where students are actively involved in learning academics through a standards-based curriculum. Our goal is to establish a strong foundation and motivation for students to reach their full potential. September 2nd is the first day of instruction.

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  • Who is Benjamin Franklin?

    Did you know Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States? Keep reading to learn more about this iconic person our school is named after.

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  • Congratulations Franklin

    We were, again, recognized during the Principals’ meeting and by the Board during Dr. Rodriguez’s presentation as a Reward School. With the new Differentiated Accountability with CORE, participating schools will be grouped according to performance and a few other factors as Reward, Focus, and Priority Schools. Priority Schools are those schools with very low performing results. Focus schools are Title I schools with at least one low performing subgroup over a number of years, large achievement gaps in performance or graduation. Finally, Reward Schools are divided in 2 groups: Highest performing schools are 30% top of schools based on performance in 2010-2012. They must be making AYP for “all students” and all subgroups. The other group is schools with the highest achievement in the last 3 years. These schools are among the top 10% of CORE schools in improving performance over a number of years. Muir, Middle College, Franklin and Lowell are within this category: Reward Schools. We are very proud of our accomplishments and the high quality level of instruction our teachers deliver every day. Congratulations!

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  • Franklin API and AYP Growth Continues to Climb.

    Franklin's Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) growth increased 16 points from last year. Click on the flyer to learn more.

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  • Website Excellence

    Franklin Elementary School's website has been chosen as an exemplary school website in SAUSD for the 2011-2012 school year. Congratulations Franklin!

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  • Dr. Miller Visits Franklin

    Dr. Miller Visits Franklin Elementary School on Friday, May 16th, 2014. Welcome to the Home of the Lightning Bolts.

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Para Padres

ACADEMIA PRIMARIA FRANKLIN
BOLETIN DE PADRES
Mes de mayo del 2014

Estimados padres,                                                                                                                            

      Continuamos con la administración del exámen estatal SBAC para los grados 3, 4 y 5. Este es un exámen nuevo que esta reemplazando al Exámen Estatal CST. Gracias por enviar a sus hijos todos los días a la escuela. Solamente tuvimos unos pocos niños ausentes los que tendrán que tomar el exámen del día en que no estuvieron.
      Como les informamos anteriormente, durante estos exámenes y con el propósito de asegurar que los estudiantes vengan a la escuela a tiempo y coman desayuno antes de venir, estamos haciendo un sorteo diario, con todos aquellos que lleguen temprano y coman desayuno. Todos los días seleccionamos 10 alumnos entre todos los participantes y los ganadores pueden elegir premios que mayormente son juguetes o materiales de instrucción.

Educador del Año

      Nos gustaría felicitar nuevamente a la Sra. Huddleston como “Maestra del Año.” Ella representará a la escuela Franklin. La Sra. Huddleston será honorada con los demás seleccionados el jueves, 8 de mayo a las 5:30 p.m. en la escuela Santa Ana High School. Felicitaciones por un honor bién merecido.

Día del Maestro

      El miércoles 8 de mayo es El Día Nacional del Maestro. Por favor de recordarle a sus hijos de escribir una pequeña notita a sus maestros con apreciación del trabajo diario que los maestros hacen para que sean buenos alumnos y que estén bién preparados para los desafios que nos depara la vida.

Ceremonia de Promoción

      Este año vamos a tener 2 Ceremonias de Promoción: la primera promoción será para los alumnos de kindergarten que van al primer grado. La fecha para la Promoción de kindergarten es el último día de clases, jueves 19 de junio. La segunda Promoción es para los alumnos de 5to grado y tendrá lugar el miércoles 18 de junio. Por favor planee asistir para reconocer el esfuerzo que sus hijos han puesto en hacer bién en la escuela y completar todos sus cursos de studio.

Aliente a sus hijos a ser responsables y trabajar independientemente

Tomar mayor responsabilidad y trabajar independientemente son cualidades importantes para el éxito escolar. Estas son algunas sugerencias para ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar esas cualidades.

Imponga reglas. Todos los hogares necesitan reglas razonables que los niños comprendan bién y en las cuales se puedan apoyar. Permita que su niño ayude a definir esas reglas y luego asegúrese de hacerlas cumplir con consistencia.

Hágale ver claramente que su niño es responsable por lo que haga en la casa y en la escuela.  Por ejemplo, no defienda a su hijo automaticamente si el maestro le dice que frecuentemente llega tarde o perturba la clase. Escuche su lado de la historia. Pero si la acusación es cierta, déjelo enfrentar las consecuencias.

Trabaje con sus hijos para desarrollar un horario razonable y constante para hacer los deberes de la casa. Apúntelos en una lista. Los niños más pequeños pueden ayudar a poner la mesa o a guardar los juguetes y su ropa. Los niños un poco mayores pueden ayudar a  preparar la cena y a recoger después.

Muéstrele a su niño como dividir una tarea en varios pasos pequeños y luego a realizarla un paso a la vez. Esto funciona bién para todo lo que hay que hacer- vestirse, limpiar el cuarto o cumplir con una tarea muy larga.

Haga que su niño se responsabilice de prepararse para la escuela todas las mañanas.- levantándose a tiempo, asegurando que tenga su tarea, instrumentos y todo lo que necesita para su día. Si es necesario, haga una lista de control para recordarles todas las cosas que tienen que hacer.

Supervise las actividades de su niño después de las horas de clases, en las noches y los fines de semana. Si usted no está en la casa cuando sus hijos lleguen de la escuela, dele la responsabilidad de avisarle a usted por teléfono para discutir sus planes.

Reportes de Medio Trimestre

      Si su hijo obtuvo “1”s o “2”s como notas en su cartilla de reportes, y la maestra ha marcado que el niño está en peligro de reprobar, Ud. recibirá un Reporte de Medio Trimestre. Este reporte tiene el propósito de informarle si su hijo todavía no está a nivel de grado o si ha progresado.

Desayuno para los Voluntarios

      El viernes 30 de mayo, vamos a honorar a los padres voluntarios quienes han contribuido durante este año al éxito académico de sus hijos y apoyado nuestros esfuerzos para proveer la mejor escuela, con expectativas muy altas para sus hijos. Les recordaremos a medida que el tiempo se aproxima.                                  
     
      Esperamos que tengan una Día de las Madres maravilloso y que disfruten de los privilegios de ser madre, rodeada del amor de sus hijos y familia.           

Sinceramente,

Rita Pereira, Directora                                                                                          

Principal's Message

FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY ACADEMY          

PARENT BULLETIN
Month of December, 2014
 
To read in Spanish click here.

 

Dear Parents,

         

The month of December brings lots of excitement for us all. It is a month to reflect on many important occurrences in 2014 and anticipate future events in 2015.

         

This past year, we put a strong emphasis on exposing your child to a balanced literary program. We would like for the reading to continue at home and during the holidays. Cooking a recipe together is an excellent way to give your child practice in reading and following directions. Choose a simple recipe. Be sure it is food your child enjoys. Have your child read the directions out loud to you. Work together, step-by-step, then enjoy! Remember, during this time of gift giving and family togetherness, the greatest gift of all that you can give your child, is an education. Books make wonderful gifts of knowledge and pleasure.

                                                  

WINTER RECESS

         

The last day of school for this period is Friday, December 19, 2014, which is a modified day. Winter recess begins on December 22nd  and ends on Friday, January 2nd , 2015. Students return to school on Monday, January 5th , 2015 as usual. Some parents consider the month of December as a time to take their family on vacation before December 19th .  Remember that not only is regular attendance the law, but it is a powerful way to show your child how much you value their education by sending them to school each scheduled class day. We would appreciate you scheduling your holiday travels during the winter recess break to ensure continuity of your child’s educational program.

                                                       

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

 

On Monday, December 15th until Friday, December 19th Franklin’s students will

have Parent/Teacher conferences. Monday, December 15th will be a Student Free Day. The students will not be coming to school but the teachers will be conducting conferences with the parents.  We will be on a modified day schedule for the rest of the week, which is Tuesday, Wed., Thur. and Friday as follows:

 

First- Third grade will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Fourth and fifth grades will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m. Kinder morning will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. and kinder afternoon will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Please note the changes in your calendars.

Please make sure to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress. This is a good opportunity to express your concerns and see how you can help your child at home.

Below is a list of questions parents can ask at conference time:

 

·        What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to learn this year?

·        What will my child learn this year in key subjects like math, science, history and English?

·        What are my child’s strengths? What are areas my child needs extra help in?

·        What can I do to help my child?

·        How are grades determined in your classroom? What kind of tests do the students have to take?

·        How are my child’s work habits? Does he/she finish assigned tasks?

·        How is my child’s behavior? Does he/she participate in class?

·        What can I do to stay more involved in my child’s education?

·        What can I do at home to help my child be successful at school?

·        How can I know on a daily basis what homework has been assigned?

·        How can I help my child get to Proficient or Advanced on his/her tests?

·        Which math facts should my child know by memory?

·        What level of book should my child be reading?

·        How much time should my child be reading each day?

 

Please select which questions pertain to your child and bring them with you when you attend

the conference.

 
VACATION HOMEWORK

 

Students will be receiving homework to complete during their winter vacation. We want to make sure that students keep their minds active during their two week vacation. Also, each student should be reading at least 30 minutes per day. You should also have your child write in a journal about what they are reading or their new experiences during their Winter Vacation. You become a better reader by reading every day.

During Vacation, your child should:

 

·        Read every day

·        Write every day

·        Practice Math Facts

·        Complete a page or two a day of their homework packet.


Caring and loving are the two character traits we are teaching your children for this month. If you are fortunate enough to be able to share, please do so. Putting a smile on a child’s face will make you very happy. Thank you!
 
Remember, Winter days are very cold and students need to wear warm clothes and jackets. In closing, we the Franklin Family, wish you and yours a healthy, happy holiday season! Thank you for your continued support in making Franklin a great place for kids to learn.

 

Happy New Year to all!                                     

 

Sincerely,                                                                                                            

 

Rita Pereira/Principal                                                    

                                                          

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