Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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  • PTA Bingo Night

    Come join the fun for our Annual PTA Bingo Night on March 20th in the multi-purpose room!

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  • PAJAMA JAM

    On March 19th, Ben Franklin will host another great event, PAJAMA JAM! The papers went home on Friday. Remember to hand in your forms ASAP and join the fun!

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  • PARCC Testing

    During the week of March 9th-13th, grades 3,4 and 5 will be taking the PARCC test. Please remember to get a good night sleep, eat breakfast and be ready to do your best work! Make-up testing will take place the following week, March 16th through March 20th.

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  • Read Across America

    On March 2nd, all students and staff will stop, drop and read to celebrate Read Across America. Many classrooms will be celebrating with guest readers during the week, skyping with authors, and much more. This is a great time to read to your child too!

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  • Middlesex County Community Food Drive

    The Student Council will be visiting classrooms to ask children to bring in a canned food item during the Food Drive. It will last from March 9th until March 13th. Let's donate more than we did last year!

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  • 3rd Grade Entrepreneurs!

    Students in Mrs. Karamanos, Mrs. Steinheber and Mrs. Kulyassa's classes collaborate on an end of Unit math project. It was exciting to see the creativity, critical thinking, and communication emerging in this 21st century classroom! Students were engineers, shop owners, chefs, and even a principal of a school!

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ANNOUNCEMENT
 

Due to the impending inclement weather in the forecast for today, March 3, 2015 and Thursday, March 5, 2015, we have revised the conference schedule as follows:

March 3, 2015 – All evening conferences cancelled, rescheduled to March 12, 2015. All elementary students and staff will follow the early dismissal schedule

March 5, 2015 – All afternoon conferences cancelled, rescheduled to March 17, 2015 . If school is in session, we will have a full day of school and operate on regular school schedules.

March 10, 2015 – No change. Evening conference will go on as scheduled. Elementary students remain on an early dismissal schedule.

March 12, 2015 – All elementary staff and students will have a FULL DAY of school. Evening conferences will be held.

March 17, 2015 – All elementary students will have an early dismissal. Afternoon conferences will be held.

 


 
       2nd Grade Community Project
               2nd grade  
 
 
                                         teacher of the year
 
                                        molliw
  
      Congratulations to Miss Lindsey!
      Benjamin Franklin's Teacher of the Year 2015 
 
 
                                  bully
                            Anti-Bullying Examples by Students 
           Ben Franklin students have been discussing anti-bullying
            with the Guidance Counselor and shared their thoughts! 
 

Welcome to Benjamin Franklin

“It is not what you say or do but how you make people feel” 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 three to five is in possession of their own Chromebook at school and in the near future, it will travel home in their backpack instead of a textbook.  Teachers are making assignments through Engrade and creating Wikis instead of worksheets. Writing pieces are receiving immediate feedback as their teachers make comments through Google docs. Grades one and two are also integrating technology in their classes with iPads and laptops.


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 Ben and Us (the school newspaper)  Dance Fitness, Technology, Theater Arts, Environmental and Cooking Club.  Odyssey of the Mind also provides students with the opportunity to shine.


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, “It is not what you say or do but how you make people feel” .



Steven Preville                                732-650-5300

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