General Information

 
 Click HERE for info on Edison Family Day!
 
Our Spring Concert will be held on May 31 at EHS at 7:00.
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Our annual Flag Day Assembly will be held on Wednesday June 14 at 9:30 am.  The assembly will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  If held outside, family and friends are invited to attend.  
 
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 Camp Read S'More was a success!
 
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Congrats to our 2017 Teacher of the Year Mrs. Elisa Pickton!  Thank you for all you do for Ben Franklin students! 
 
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 What a great night "Reading with the Stars!"
 
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Thank you to our wonderful Ben Franklin PTA and Office Staff for such a yummy breakfast!  
 
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What a FANTASTIC night with our Ben Franklin Staff and Students!  Thank you for for a great show!  #BFourguest
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Nurtured Heart Approach
JPS May 10th. 
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Bolt Edition 3!  
Click HERE for the link! 
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"Rory" the Lion, Mascot for Jump Rope For Heart came to visit Ben Franklin School on Monday to remind everyone that Friday, April 7th our entire school is participating in Jump Rope for Heart.  We look forward to all students being part of this great event, please make sure to wear sneakers! 
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The 20th BF Pajama Jam was a BLAST!  
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Ben Franklin Blood Drive  Click here!
Congrats Ethan on your Winning Poster!
 
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The Edison Public Library Needs You!  Click HERE for an important announcement.  
 
 
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  We had a wonderful "READ AROUND BEN" day!  
 
 
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Safety Ambassadors visited First Grade!  Thanks for coming and making us safer and smarter!  
 
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The Ben Franklin Minute Champions and their families get to enjoy Luxury Box Seats at Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Knicks play the San Antonio Spurs.  Courtesy of Tix City and the Ben Franklin Physical Education Staff.
 
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Click above for the 2nd edition of THE BOLT TIMES!   
 
 
 

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Check out our amazing Ben Franklin Minute to Win It!
 
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Such a beautiful day for a visit from the Edison Fire Department!  Thanks for spending the day with the BF Kindergarten Crew!
 
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FireFighter Phil was AMAZING!  Thanks so much for coming!
 
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Principal's Message

“Ben Franklin Bolts Toward Excellence in Education Through Strong Bodies, Minds, and Character” is a motto that Benjamin Franklin students are encouraged to live by everyday.  Developing 21st  century citizens is as important as being persons of good character.  Our rigorous curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards while providing real-life problem solving strategies.


There are numerous initiatives apparent this year. The most prominent is that every student in grades two to five is in possession of their own Chromebook at school and will travel home in their backpack instead of a textbook.  Teachers are making assignments through Canvas and creating Wikis instead of worksheets. Writing pieces are receiving immediate feedback as their teachers make comments through Google docs. Kindergarten and First graders are also integrating technology in their classes with iPads.


Kindergarten, first and second graders are experiencing Math through the hands-on approach of Math in Focus.  Concepts are mastered by stages: concrete (hands-on), pictorial, and then abstract. Students are developing a greater understanding of number sense through this learning experience.


Our students have many opportunities beyond the academic curriculum to become well-rounded individuals.  They may participate in Art Club, Chorus, Band, and Orchestra as well as Student Council and Safety Patrols during the school day.  Beyond the scheduled hours there are clubs such as The Ben Franklin Bolt (the school newspaper)  Dance Fitness, Technology, Theater Arts, and Environmental Club.  


Benjamin Franklin School enjoys a solid base of community support through our PTA.  This organization provides many additional resources and activities to our students and families. Our Parent University provides the necessary information for our parents to support their children at home.  We value the importance that families play in our success in educating their children.


We hope that we live up to our motto, “Ben Franklin Bolts Towards Excellence in Education Through Strong Bodies, Minds, and Character."



Steven Preville                                732-650-5300

Principal                                         Telephone

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