Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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  • Blood Drive Poster Contest

    Samantha Bozzone won the poster contest for the Little Doctor’s program that was presented by the New Jersey Blood Services. The posters were created to help promote the Blood Drive that took place on March 23rd at Ben Franklin where 30 units of blood were donated to help two children at Ben Franklin and others who need it. Thanks to all contestants!

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  • 5th Graders Go Hi-Tech to Herbert Hoover

    Several 5th grade students went to Herbert Hoover to discuss how they use the Chromebook in class! It was an informative evening listening to students explain how technology is infused in their lessons.

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  • Jump Rope for Heart

    The physical education department is holding their annual Jump Rope for Heart event on Thursday, April 2nd. All students will have physical education on April 2nd, please have your child wear/bring sneakers! Donations for the American Heart Association will be due on the day of the event

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  • Blood Drive was A Huge Success!

    Ben Franklin had a successful blood drive March 23, 2015 in the memory of Sergio Branco and to benefit two children with Thalesemia Major. We had 28 registered donors who gave 30 units of blood. Four people were unable to give at this time. Thank you to everyone who support the Drive either by donating blood, preparing bakery goods, or by volunteering time to the effort.

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  • Buddy Reading Researchers!

    "Mrs.Hyjack's, Mrs.Elkinson's and Mr.Ryan's students learning to research on their Chrome Books with their First Grade Buddy Readers.

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  • Students Art Work Displayed at Middlesex County College

    Shreeya Malikreddy (4th grade) work was exhibited in celebration of Youth Art Month at Middlesex County College.

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  • Students Art Work Displayed at Middlesex County College

    Justin Handwerk (4th grade) work was exhibited in celebration of Youth Art Month at Middlesex County College.

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  • Staff Members in Miles for Music!

    Miles for Music– a Non-Profit Organization working to help fund music education programs in classrooms. Thank you to all that participated!

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    Students, Staff and Parents had a fantastic evening during the annual Pajama Jam!

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    Family Bingo Night has been rescheduled for this Friday, March 27th. Doors will open at 6pm and Bingo will begin at 6:30pm.

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       2nd Grade Community Project
               2nd grade  
                                         teacher of the year
      Congratulations to Miss Lindsey!
      Benjamin Franklin's Teacher of the Year 2015 
                            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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