Franklin MS Weekly Update - February 23

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Students are working hard on their pillow projects in FACS.

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

It is hard to believe that we are wrapping up the month of February next week!  Related to that, we are officially at the halfway point of the 3rd quarter.  This is a great opportunity to connect with your child over the coming days to review current grades in StudentVue/ParentVue and ensure your child is on track to successfully completing the quarter.  As a reminder, teachers have office hours every week during Falcon Time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Additionally, homework club is a regular part of our after-school program and students can make appointments to stay after with teachers.  

Next week our assistant principals will be meeting with all students for a midyear Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) review.  This is an opportunity for us to review behavioral expectations, specifically those outlined in our Falcons CARE matrix.  As you review your child’s grades with them, I ask you also review their attendance with them, including any class tardies.  While we understand there are inevitably times when a student is late to a class, we do have concerns if a student is coming consistently late to a class and missing valuable instructional time.  We appreciate your support in reminding your child of the importance of coming to class on time.

Lastly, I would like to officially welcome our new administrative assistant, Ms. Cindy Horan, to the Franklin Community!  Cindy’s first day with us was Tuesday and she has done an amazing job transitioning into this new role.  I look forward to you having the chance to connect with her sometime in the near future.

I wish you a wonderful weekend and, as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

Important Dates

February 26 - 29 - WIDA Testing

March 5 - Student Holiday, School Planning Day

March 6 - Anchor Day - Students will report to all periods this day

March 11 - Religious Observance

March 15 - 8th Grade Field Trips to High School Activity Fairs

March 15 - Franklin MS vs. Rocky Run MS Basketball Game at Chantilly HS

 

 

Sully District Budget Town Hall - February 29

Please join Sully District School Board member Seema Dixit and Supervisor Kathy Smith for a joint town hall as they present the proposed FY 2025 Budgets and take your comments. Details of the Fairfax County budget can be found here. If you would like to ask a question regarding the FY25 Budget, please send an email to [email protected] with "Budget Town Hall" in the subject. Detailed information about the FCPS FY25 Budget can be found on our website and also detailed below.

When: Thursday, February 29

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: Rocky Run Middle School Lecture Hall

Address: 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 

*If American Sign Language or language interpretation is needed, please submit your request by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27.

 

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge 

On Saturday March 2, four Franklin students will compete in the Real Food for Kids Competition at Hayfield Secondary.  The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge is an annual event that gives students in the National Capital Region a platform to influence and change what is served in their school cafeterias.

Come out and support our Franklin team: Alana Levitan, Vy Nguyen and Samantha Hagy as they compete against 11 other schools in the DC Area.  You will be able to try their healthy, amazing school lunch entry of Salasta and Z Chips! It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 AM.  Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon.  Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region.

 

Track Parents Zoom Meeting - Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 PM 

There will be a parent Zoom Meeting on Thursday March 7 at 6:30 PM for all parents that have completed the MS Sports Registration.  At the meeting we will discuss the upcoming track season, meet the coach and discuss the schedule for the spring.  Zoom Link will be emailed by March 4.  More information can be found below on the Franklin CC/Track page.

Franklin Track - Information

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring.

The FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.  Students that participated in Cross Country in the fall and have completed all of the required forms and registration do not need to complete the forms again.

 

Yearbook Request: Submit Your Holiday Photos

The yearbook class is creating a page about different holidays that Franklin families celebrate. Submit a photo of your student or your family celebrating a holiday, along with a brief description, to Anne Baker.

Franklin MS 2023 yearbooks are on sale through May 4, 2024. The cost of the yearbook is $30.  Families may order online by clicking here (school code 5330).  Please contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.

 

March 5 Presidential Primary

The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

Therefore, March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. As outlined in Regulation 4421, School Planning Days are directed by school-based Administrators in order to devote time to school improvement efforts, including collaboration around data, common assessments, responsive instruction, etc. 

Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as on other professional work days. 

 

Public Schools Week - February 26 - March 1

Public Schools Week is an annual celebration that brings together school leaders, educators, parents & community leaders to recognize the importance of our nation’s public schools. 

 

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from March 3 to March 22.  Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district.  Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight.  A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website.  Paper surveys will be available in our front office.  Please stay tuned for more information.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to learn more about the After-School Program 

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day. Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins. 

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

 

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Students passed out Candy Grams on Valentine's Day.

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

We had a wonderful week celebrating kindness!  Students and staff did an amazing job with their participation in our spirit week, particularly with our “cupid shuffle” in which our staff dressed like students and students as staff!  In addition to our fun spirit week, we also enjoyed delivering candy grams to students and the conclusion of our student volleyball tournament during Falcon Time.  The week was a great reminder to all students and staff about how special this Franklin community truly is and the care we show each other everyday.  It was also a way to ground ourselves back in our tier 1 Falcons CARE behavior matrix, which highlights and celebrates the behaviors we wish for all students to exhibit each day.  

This week we also had the opportunity to celebrate Officer Jim Smith for SRO Appreciation Day on Thursday!  We are so grateful for not only his role in keeping us safe each day, but also his commitment to building positive relationships with our students and staff.  

Lastly, we have several student successes to share!  Our Robotics team of Kaichen and Hayden came home with yet another award this past weekend at the Robots at the Mall tournament!  Also, a huge congratulations to Raiyan Saaim, Noelle Eunhae Moon, Nihira Gole and Jamie Choi for their Regional Scholastic Art awards!  We are so proud of the many talents of our students here at Franklin Middle School!

I wish you all a wonderful long weekend and, as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

Important Dates

February 19 - Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 20 - 21 - 8th Grade Court Tour Field Trip

February 20 - March 1 - WIDA Testing 

February 21 - Dining for Dollars Fundraiser at Big Buns

March 5 - Student Holiday, School Planning Day

  Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20.  See the complete school year calendar.

 

Big Buns Dining for Dollars on Wednesday, February 21

Please consider supporting our PTA with Dining for Dollars on Wednesday, February 21.  Come out to Big Buns in Franklin Farm Shopping Center from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Let them know that you’re there to support Franklin Middle School and the Franklin PTA will receive 20% of the sales.  We hope to see you there!

 

Track Parents - Zoom Meeting for Registered Track Students

There will be a parent Zoom Meeting on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 PM for all parents that have completed the MS Sports Registration.  At the meeting we will discuss the upcoming track season, meet the coach and discuss the schedule for the spring.  Complete MS Sports Registration by March 4 to receive the Zoom Link.  More information can be found below on the Franklin CC/Track page.

Franklin Track - Information 

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring.

The FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.  Students that participated in Cross Country in the fall and have completed all of the required forms and registration do not need to complete the forms again.

 

February Is Career and Technical Education Month

By enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course or program, students learn the technical applications of many occupations while preparing for higher education or entry-level employment.  A core program of CTE courses is offered in every middle and high school including Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology and Engineering Education, and Trade and Industrial Education.  Since this is an elective, course offerings may vary by school.  Learn more on the CTE website

CTE also offers summer programs for students to explore their programs.  Enroll now!

 

Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to four Franklin students for being recognized through the Scholastic Art Awards program for the Fairfax County Art Region. 

  • Jamie Choi: Gold Key - My Surrealism Bedroom, painting
  • Jamie Choi: Honorable Mention - A Self Portrait, painting 
  • Nihira Gole, Silver Key - Judge, drawing and illustration
  • Noelle Eunhae Moon, Silver Key - Friends, painting
  • Raiyan Saaim, Silver Key - Bedridden, sculpture

Their artwork will be included in the County Scholastics Art Show at the Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale in March.

 

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS.

Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school.  On March 8 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, there is a webinar to review mathematics courses. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

 

Screen Activity Reports

Parents can get information about their child's activity on their FCPS laptop. Sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week.

 

Seeking Players for the Chantilly Chargers Ice Hockey Club

Are you a rising freshman who enjoys playing hockey?  Chantilly HS is searching for experienced players to join the team.  Reach out to Kelly Morgan or view this flier for more information.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to learn more about the After-School Program. 

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day. Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins. 

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

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Students created beautiful and tasty treats for Cupcake Wars

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

We have much to celebrate this week at Franklin MS!  First, we were thrilled to celebrate our amazing counselors and student services team this week for National School Counseling Week!  Thank you to everyone who sent in a brief note or shared some appreciation for all this fantastic team does for our students.  

We also are celebrating a tremendous accomplishment of our Franklin Robotics Team that won 1st place at last weekend’s VEX IQ Tournament at Metz Middle School!  Our winning team of Hayden and Kaichen will compete in the Virginia State Championship on March 2nd.  Congratulations to Hayden and Kaichen!

This week several faculty members were treated by our talented student bakers in this year’s version of Cupcake Wars.  The competition was intense, as our students showcased their creativity and skills to make winter-themed cupcakes.  I had the honor of presenting certificates to our 1st place winners, pictured in the upper right hand corner of our collage.  Kudos to all of our student bakers for such a fun and sweet event!

Lastly, we are celebrating the kindness of our entire community, particularly our students, with our kindness spirit week next week.  Please take a moment to view our dress up days below and we look forward to celebrating our fantastic school community.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and, as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

Important Dates

February 12 - 16 - Kindness Week - Spirit Week

February 19 - Presidents’ Day Holiday - No School

February 20 - March 1 - WIDA Testing 

February 21 - PTA Dining for Dollars Fundraiser at Big Buns

 

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea.  In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year.  The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family.  Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids.

  Kindness Spirit Week Next Week

Students and Staff will have the opportunity to celebrate Kindness Week during the week of February 12.  Students are reminded that all attire should fall within the SR&R Guidelines.

  • Monday, February 12 - Cozy Up for Kindness - PJ Day
  • Tuesday, February 13 - Double Dose of Kindness - Twin Day - Dress Alike with One or More of Your Friends
  • Wednesday, February 14 - On Wednesdays We Wear Pink or Red - 7th Grade Wears Red, 8th Grade Wears Pink
  • Thursday, February 15 - A Cupid Shuffle -  Students Dress like a Teacher and Teachers Dress like Students
  • Friday, February 16 - Shine Bright in Neon - Wear Neon

 

Candy Grams for Sale

Students will have the opportunity to buy a box of conversation hearts for $1.00 each during all lunches on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13.  Only cash and exact change will be accepted.  Students can write a message to the recipient and they will be delivered during Falcon Time on Valentine’s Day.  Candy Grams will only be available while supplies last.

 

National School Counseling Week

This week was National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career.  School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling.  Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

Here at Franklin MS, we are so fortunate to have a group of caring and creative counselors that ensure all students feel supported, successful, and loved.  We encourage you to connect with your student’s counselor this coming week with appreciation, or consider submitting and FCPS Cares nomination to recognize a time they went above and beyond!

 

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS.

Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school.  Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 AM Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

 

Middle School Sports - Track Interest Meeting Next Week

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring.

The FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.  Students that participated in Cross Country in the fall and have completed all of the required forms and registration do not need to complete the forms again.

More information will be provided at a Track Interest Meeting Tuesday February 13 at 2:30 PM about the upcoming season.

 

Anti-Vaping Guest Speaker

Chantilly PTSA will host guest speaker, Stacey King, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist for the Chantilly Pyramid, on the topic of vaping and use amongst teens.  Join us on February 15 at 6:30 PM in the Chantilly HS Library.

You must be 18 or older to attend.  Ms. King will discuss the harms of tobacco use and vaping and will provide information about the latest trends in tobacco/vape use in our community.  She will also talk about ways parents can initiate productive conversations with their children.  There will be time for a question-and-answer session, and literature will be available in both English and Spanish.  Light refreshments and student-provided childcare will be provided.

To register for this free event, please sign up here.

 

Seeking Players for the Chantilly Chargers Ice Hockey Club

Are you a rising freshman who enjoys playing hockey?  Chantilly HS is searching for experienced players to join the team. Reach out to Kelly Morgan or view this flier for more information.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to learn more about the After-School Program.

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day.  Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

 

February Is Career and Technical Education Month

By enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course or program, students learn the technical applications of many occupations while preparing for higher education or entry-level employment.  A core program of CTE courses is offered in every middle and high school including Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology and Engineering Education, and Trade and Industrial Education.  Since this is an elective, course offerings may vary by school.  Learn more on the CTE website

CTE also offers summer programs for students to explore their programs.  Enroll now!

 

Quick Links

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Facebook | Instagram

Franklin MS Weekly Update - February 2

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Students are gearing up for a volleyball tournament next week.

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

We had a wonderful start to our second semester this week!  Students adjusted well to their new schedules and were excited to begin exploring the fun opportunities in their new electives courses.  

Speaking of new classes, I want to remind you of our upcoming rising 8th grade virtual curriculum night this Tuesday evening.  This is a chance to hear from our Student Services team about 8th grade course selections and provide you with a refresher regarding the many opportunities we have for our students.  In addition to supporting our rising 8th grade families, we will also host a breakout room for our rising 9th grade families that have some lingering questions following the high school curriculum night events last month.  A separate email will be sent on Monday with the zoom link for this event.  Please note, the same link will be used for both rising 8th and rising 9th grade presentations, as we will utilize breakout rooms to separate the two groups.  

Lastly, next week is National School Counselor Appreciation Week!  We are so lucky to have an incredible team of counselors here, including Joni Fraundorfer, Kim Gallagher and Sarah Zeid.  If you have a moment next week, please consider reaching out to your child’s counselor or submitting an "FCPS Cares" nomination to let them know how much you appreciate all they do.  Please see below for additional information on the appreciation week.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

  Important Dates

February 5-9 - National School Counselor Appreciation Week

February 19 - Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 20 - March 1 - WIDA Testing 

February 21 - Dining for Dollars Fundraiser at Big Buns

 

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.  Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.  Learn more about Black History month

 

Next Week is National School Counseling Week

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career.  School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling.  Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

Here at Franklin MS, we are so fortunate to have a group of caring and creative counselors that ensure all students feel supported, successful, and loved.  We encourage you to connect with your student’s counselor this coming week with appreciation, or consider submitting an FCPS Cares nomination to recognize a time they went above and beyond!

 

Middle School Sports - Track Interest Meeting 

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring.

The FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country and Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.  Students that participated in Cross Country in the fall and have completed all of the required forms and registration do not need to complete the forms again.

More information will be provided at a Track Interest Meeting Tuesday February 13 at 2:30 PM about the upcoming season.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to learn more about the After-School Program 

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 2023-2024 school year.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day. Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins. 

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

 

Stay Connected on Social Media

Follow Franklin on Facebook and on Instagram @FCPSFranklinMS to stay connected to what's happening at school.

  Summer Camp at Rocky Run MS

Rising 7th and 8th grade Franklin students are invited to join the VIP Summer Camp at Rocky Run Middle School this summer.  Camp will run from July 1 to August 1.  The cost is $100 for the 5 week program and transportation is provided.  More information and an application to join are coming soon.  Contact Mr. Tippins for more information. 

 

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3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Facebook | Instagram

Franklin MS Weekly Update - January 26

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Engineering students took their cars to the racetrack.

 

Good evening, Franklin Community,

As you know, we have officially wrapped up the first half of the school year!  I am so proud of what our students have accomplished and am in awe of the growth they have exhibited thus far.  We have seen incredible academic gains, as well as overall improvements with student behavior.  I encourage you to take a moment this weekend to reflect with your child on their successes, as well as their goals for the second half of the year.  I want to take a moment to thank you for your partnership with us and I look forward to that continued partnership this year and beyond. 

As we move into the second semester, your child's schedule may alter as a result of new semester electives.  Please take a look at Parentvue/Studentvue to see any changes.  School staff members will be available first thing Monday morning to support any student who is unsure of where to report or how to find their updated schedule.

And lastly, just a friendly reminder of our SpongeBob performances, which begin tonight!  My family and I are excited to catch opening night tonight and celebrate the hard work done by our students.

As always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

Important Dates

January 26 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 27 - SpongeBob Musical at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

January 28 - SpongeBob Musical at 2:00 PM

 

The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition at Franklin MS

Franklin Drama’s Winter Musical is this weekend.  Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults, and can be purchased here.  Thank you for supporting our students!

 

Schedule Changes in Semester 2

Student schedules for Second Semester will be available to view on StudentVUE beginning Friday, January 26, 2024 at 4:00 PM.  Please take a look at your student’s schedule over the weekend to identify any changes to classes and periods.  Students will start in Period 2 on Monday, January 29, 2024.

 

Middle School Sports - Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring.  More information will be provided at a Track Interest Meeting in February.  (Date TBD)

FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

American Library Association Youth Media Award winners

The American Library Association recently announced winners of over 20 book awards for young people of all ages and backgrounds.  If you and your family read them, share your thoughts with our librarian, Sheri Ruffle.

 

Anti-Vaping Campaign

The National PTA, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are committed to educating youth, parents, school boards and local officials about the dangers of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.  Your PTSA is running its own campaign beginning this February!

At our next general meeting on February 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Chantilly HS Library, we will host a guest speaker on the topic of tobacco use and vaping among our youth.  Stacey King is a licensed clinical social worker and the substance abuse prevention specialist for the Chantilly Pyramid.

You must be 18 or older to attend.  Ms. King will discuss the harms of tobacco use and vaping and will provide information about the latest trends in tobacco/vape use in our community.  She will also talk about ways parents can initiate productive conversations with their children.  There will be time for a question-and-answer session, and literature will be available in both English and Spanish.  Light refreshments and student-provided childcare will be provided.

To register for this free event, please sign up here.

 

National Mentoring Month

Imagine a world where young people feel empowered, encouraged, and understood.  Mentors can make that world a reality by helping young people find and follow their passions, excel in school, and thrive wherever they are. Learn more about Mentoring Month.

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce.  Yet one in three children lack a mentor.

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path in life.  Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life.

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work.  They meet for at least 30 minutes a week.  Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student.  Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at [email protected]

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions & Weekly Schedule.

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day.  Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins. 

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

 

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter

Franklin MS Weekly Update - January 19

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Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

I hope you are all finding ways to enjoy the snow day!  It certainly was not the week we all were expecting but I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with our rising 7th grade families this past Wednesday night and showcase all of the great opportunities we have for students at Franklin MS!  

While many of us enjoy the fun of a snow day, please note that one unfortunate consequence of our closure today is the delay of our opening night for our winter musical, SpongeBob.  We are hopeful the weather will cooperate to allow us to open tomorrow night instead but please stay tuned to messaging from FCPS regarding activities this weekend.  For those who were planning to come this evening, I hope you are able to catch another showing these next couple of weeks.

I wish you a restful and warm unexpected long weekend and, as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

 

Important Dates

January 19 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 20 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 23 - FLE Parent Preview Night at 6:00 PM

January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter, 2 HR Early Release at 12:15 PM (No After School Program)

January 26 - No School for Students - Teacher Workday

January 26 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 27 - SpongeBob Musical at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

  The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition at Franklin MS

Franklin Drama’s Winter Musical opens on January 19.  Performances will be on January 19, 20 and 26 at 7:00 PM and on January 27 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults, and can be purchased here.  Thank you for supporting our students!

  Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night Rescheduled for January 23, 2024

We invite you to join us on Zoom for the FLE Parent Preview Night that has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 6:00 PM via Google Meet.  This opportunity is for parents who would like to meet the teachers and ask any questions pertaining to the upcoming FLE (7-8) curriculum.  Parents and guardians will need to have their SIS Parent Vue username and password available for the session. Please complete this Google Form to RSVP.  Upon receiving the form, you will be e-mailed the link to login. 

Prior to attending, it is recommended that parents and guardians view the detailed Middle School (7-8) program descriptions online.  FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights to are available for parents online in Schoology/SIS Parent Vue.

Human Growth and Development (HGD) Timeline

  • 7th Grade HGD classes will be taught January 29 - February 1
  • 8th Grade HGD classes will be taught February 2 - February 7
  • All HGD classes will be gender separate.

Emotional and Social Health (ESH) Timeline

  • 7th and 8th ESH classes will be taught February 5 - March 22

Parents and guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, click here for opt-out forms.  Any parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of instruction may complete and return the opt-out form or scan and email a copy of the completed form.  An opt-out request can also be made in an email which indicates the lesson(s) the child will be opted out of.  The actual opt-out form is not required.  Opt-out emails or scanned forms should be addressed to Steve Howes at [email protected] with the subject line FLE opt-out:  Student last name, Teacher and Class Period.

  Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students.  Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day.  See the complete school year calendar.

  Academic Advising

In January and February, our counselors support all students with academic advising and course requests for the 2024-2025 school year.  Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks:

Rising 7th Graders: 

  • February 2:  Elementary counselors and teachers will support rising 7th graders with inputting course selections into SIS by February 2.
  • For more information, including presentations, course selection sheets, and the course catalog, please see the Franklin MS Site: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/Rising7th.

Rising 8th Graders:

  • Franklin students will begin the academic advising and course selection process in February.  Students will learn about courses and programs through counselor lessons in early February. 
  • The course catalog is now available, and families can explore these resources on the Franklin MS Site: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/Rising8th.
  • February 3:  Join us for a virtual Curriculum Night.  This event will take place over zoom (link to come) and will preview the academic advising process and course options for the 2024-2025 school year.

Rising 9th Graders:

  • Early February:  Franklin MS Counselors will meet with students individually to review student choices and complete the course request process.
  • February 3:  Join us for a virtual town hall to have any final questions answered about the course request process.  This event will take place over zoom (link to come).

As your student navigates these processes and events, our counselors are here to support.  Please reach out to your student’s counselor with any questions or concerns.

 

Middle School Sports - Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring. More information will be provided at a Track Interest Meeting in February.  (Date TBD)

FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing. More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions & Weekly Schedule 

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day.  Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins. 

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

There will be No After-School Program next Thursday January 25, due to the 2 hour early release.

  Chantilly Girls’ Basketball Camp

Register online for girls’ basketball camp for ages 7-14 at Chantilly HS this summer. 

  • Session 1:  June 24 - June 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Session 2:  July 8 - July 12, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Each camper will receive a complimentary t-shirt.  Please contact Josh Regan, CHS Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, with any questions.

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - January 12

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Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

We had another exciting week here at Franklin Middle School, including the visit of our rising 7th graders!  Our current students played such an important role in these visits, serving as tour guides and panel members for our future Falcons.  It was so fun seeing the pride and excitement of our students being able to share their experiences with our rising 7th graders and helping to set them up for a great 2 years here.  

One of the important tips our current students shared with our rising 7th graders is the importance of checking grades.  As we approach the last 2 weeks of the second quarter, I want to take this moment to remind our students and their families to please check Parentvue and Studentvue over this long weekend to double check grades and, if needed, determine a plan to finish the quarter strong.  Our teachers and counselors are here to support you with any questions you might have about grades.

And lastly, I have some bittersweet news to share about an integral member of our Franklin Middle School community.  My administrative assistant, Jade Horne, has been promoted to a new role in FCPS, serving as the Region 4 executive administrative assistant.  Jade has been a friendly, helpful and caring person for all of our families and students since 2020 and prior to that, at Oak Hill Elementary School.  I am so excited for her to move on to this well-deserved opportunity but she will be greatly missed here.  Jade’s last day at Franklin is today.  I am in the process of hiring a new administrative assistant and will share updates on that as soon as they are available.  In the meantime, if you have had the pleasure of speaking with Jade, I know you share my bittersweet sentiments but absolutely wish her the very best.

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend and as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal 

  Important Dates

January 15 - No School - Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

January 16 - Family Life Education (FLE) Preview Night at 6:00 PM

January 17 - Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders at 6:00 PM

January 19 - Religious and Cultural Observance

January 19 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 20 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter, 2 HR Early Release at 12:15 PM (No After School Program)

January 26 - No School for Students - Teacher Workday

January 26 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 27 - Sponge Bob Musical at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.  Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

  Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students.  Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day.  See the complete school year calendar.

  The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition at Franklin MS

Franklin Drama’s Winter Musical opens on January 19.  Performances will be on January 19, 20 and 26 at 7:00 PM and on January 27 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults, and can be purchased here.  Thank you for supporting our students!

  Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night Rescheduled for January 16

We invite you to join us at Franklin Middle School for the FLE Parent Preview Night that has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 16, at 6:00 PM.  This opportunity is for parents who would like to meet the teachers and ask any questions pertaining to the upcoming FLE (7-8) curriculum.  Parents and guardians will need to have their SIS Parent Vue username and password available for the session.

Prior to attending, it is recommended that parents and guardians view the detailed Middle School (7-8) program descriptions online.  FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights to are available for parents online in Schoology/SIS Parent Vue.

Human Growth and Development (HGD) Timeline:

  •     7th Grade HGD classes will be taught January 29 - February 1
  •     8th Grade HGD classes will be taught February 2 - February 7
  •     All HGD classes will be gender separate

Emotional and Social Health (ESH) Timeline

  •     7th and 8th ESH classes will be taught February 5 - March 22

Parents and guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, click here for opt-out forms.  Any parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of instruction may complete and return the opt-out form or scan and email a copy of the completed form.  An opt-out request can also be made in an email which indicates the lesson(s) the child will be opted out of.  The actual opt-out form is not required.  Opt-out emails or scanned forms should be addressed to Mr. Steve Howes at: [email protected] with the subject line FLE opt-out: Student last name, Teacher and Class Period. 

  Academic Advising

In January and February, our counselors support all students with academic advising and course requests for the 2024-2025 school year.  Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks:

Rising 7th Graders: 

  • January 17:  Franklin’s Curriculum Night will take place on January 17, 2024.  Curriculum Night is for rising 7th graders and families for the 2024-2025 school year.   During this in-person event, you will have the opportunity to hear from school leaders about the academic advising process and course offerings in the Gymnasium beginning at 6:00 PM, and then explore electives course offerings and ask questions to individual staff members across the building from 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM.  All students and families are welcome!
  • February 2:  Elementary counselors and teachers will support rising 7th graders will inputting course selections into SIS by February 2.
  • For more information, including presentations, course selection sheets, and the course catalog, please see the Franklin MS Site: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/Rising7th.

Rising 8th Graders:

  • Franklin students will begin the academic advising and course selection process in February.  Students will learn about courses and programs through counselor lessons in early February. 
  • The course catalog is now available, and families can explore these resources on the Franklin MS Site: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/Rising8th.
  • February 3:  Join us for a virtual Curriculum Night.  This event will take place over zoom (link to come) and will preview the academic advising process and course options for the 2024-2025 school year.

Rising 9th Graders:

  • Early February:  Franklin MS Counselors will meet with students individually to review student choices and complete the course request process.
  • February 3:  Join us for a virtual town hall to have any final questions answered about the course request process.  This event will take place over zoom (link to come).

As your student navigates these processes and events, our counselors are here to support.  Please reach out to your student’s counselor with any questions or concerns.

  Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science?  FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields.  Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

  Middle School Sports - Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring.  More information will be provided at a Track Interest Meeting in February.  (Date TBD)

FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country and Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

  Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click here to see the Club/Activity Descriptions and Weekly Schedule.

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

There are many activities to choose from in the After-School Program each day.  Students that may have an interest in starting a club can reach out to Mr. Tippins. 

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

  Yearbook Request: Submit Your Holiday Photos

The yearbook class is creating a page about different holidays that Franklin families celebrate. Submit a photo of your student or your family celebrating a holiday, along with a brief description, to Anne Baker.

Franklin MS 2023 yearbooks are on sale through May 4, 2024. The cost of the yearbook is $30.  Families may order online by clicking here (school code 5330).  Please contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.

  Volunteer with Give Together

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen.  The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event.  It is designed to engage families with children (ages 5-12) in service learning.  Projects will include a food drive, assembling caring kits for community members who need support, making no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental stewardship, and support for animal welfare. 

Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to serve as teen event volunteers.  This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - January 5

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Students jumped right back into school this week with hands on learning.

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and the chance to spend some time with family and friends.  While the break was wonderful and much needed, we were so excited to welcome our students back to school this week and return to some great learning experiences!

January marks the start of our academic advising season and there are many activities planned for all grade levels.  Please be sure to read below for specific information around those activities, including evening events we have planned to support our families with the academic advising process.  Additionally, I will be scheduling parent coffees in early February to answer remaining questions about academic advising so please stay tuned for further information about those dates.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Student Services team if you have questions about academic advising.

Lastly, please make special note of the upcoming community conversation with Superintendent Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10th at Edison High School.  This conversation will be focused on the topic of fentanyl and some important resources to help ensure our children remain safe.  Additional information, including the registration link (optional) and resources are included below this message.  

While it does not look like Mother Nature will be providing snow-lovers the storm we all were hoping for, I do hope you have a restful weekend.  As always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

 

Important Dates

January 12 - No After-School Program

January 15 - No School - Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday)

January 17 - Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders at 6:00 PM

January 19 - Religious and Cultural Observance

January 19 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 20 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter, 2 HR Early Release at 12:15 PM (No After School Program)

January 26 - No School for Students - Teacher Workday

January 26 - SpongeBob Musical at 7:00 PM

January 27 - Sponge Bob Musical at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

 

Academic Advising

In January and February, our counselors support all students with academic advising and course requests for the 2024-2025 school year.  Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks:

Rising 7th Graders: 

  • December:  In December, our counselors visited our feeder elementary schools to present about academic advising.
  • January 9 and 10:  Next week on Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 10, our rising 7th graders will visit Franklin for their orientation and student-led tour!  
  • January 17:  Franklin’s Curriculum Night will take place on January 17, 2024.  Curriculum Night is for rising 7th graders and families for the 2024-2025 school year.  During this in-person event, you will have the opportunity to hear from school leaders about the academic advising process and course offerings in the Gymnasium beginning at 6:00 PM, and then explore electives course offerings and ask questions to individual staff members across the building from 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM. All students and families are welcome!
  • February 2:  Elementary counselors and teachers will support rising 7th graders will inputting course selections into SIS by February 2.
  • For more information, including presentations, course selection sheets, and the course catalog, please see the Franklin MS Site: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/Rising7th.

Rising 8th Graders:

  • Franklin students will begin the academic advising and course selection process in February.  Students will learn about courses and programs through counselor lessons in early February. 
  • The course catalog is now available, and families can explore these resources on the Franklin MS Site: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/Rising8th.
  • February 6:  Join us for a virtual Curriculum Night! This event will take place over zoom (link to come) and will preview the academic advising process and course options for the 2024-2025 school year.

Rising 9th Graders:

  • Curriculum Night Resources:  This week, both Oakton High School and Chantilly High School welcomed rising 9th grade families through the Curriculum Night and Electives Fairs. For more details about information shared at these events, please see the hyperlinks for each school above.
  • January 5 (Chantilly) and January 11 (Oakton):  Counselors from each high school present to students directly during Falcon Time.  This lesson reviews the course request process and previews the decisions students will make when planning for next school year.
  • Early February:  Franklin MS Counselors will meet with students individually to review student choices and complete the course request process.
  • February 6:  Join us for a virtual town hall to have any final questions answered about the course request process.  This event will take place over zoom (link to come).

As your student navigates these processes and events, our counselors are here to support.  Please reach out to your student’s counselor with any questions or concerns.

 

Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science?  FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields.  Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

 

Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 PM at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness.  You may register to attend.  Registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations.

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12.  All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night on January 9

We invite you to join us at Franklin Middle School for the FLE Parent Preview Night on Wednesday, January 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM.  This opportunity is for parents who would like to meet the teachers and ask any questions pertaining to the upcoming FLE (7-8) curriculum. Parents and guardians will need to have their SIS Parent Vue username and password available for the session.

Prior to attending, it is recommended that parents and guardians view the detailed Middle School (7-8) program descriptions online.  FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights to are available for parents online in Schoology/SIS Parent Vue.

Human Growth and Development (HGD) Timeline:

  •     7th Grade HGD classes will be taught January 29 - February 1
  •     8th Grade HGD classes will be taught February 2 - February 7
  •       All HGD classes will be gender separate

Emotional and Social Health (ESH) Timeline:

  •     7th and 8th ESH classes will be taught February 5 - March 22

Parents and guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, click here for opt-out forms.  Any parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of instruction may complete and return the opt-out form or scan and email a copy of the completed form.  An opt-out request can also be made in an email which indicates the lesson(s) the child will be opted out of.  The actual opt-out form is not required.  Opt-out emails or scanned forms should be addressed to Mr. Steve Howes at: [email protected] with the subject line FLE opt-out: Student last name, Teacher and Class Period.

 

The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition at Franklin MS

Franklin Drama’s Winter Musical opens on January 19.  Performances will be on January 19, 20 and 26 at 7:00 PM and on January 27 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults, and can be purchased here.  Thank you for supporting our students!

 

Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

Our school is using a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions and Weekly Schedule.

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

 

Middle School Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  Interested MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring. More information will be provided at a Track Interest Meeting. (Date TBD)

FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing. More information can be found on our website about Cross Country and Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment.  This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support.  The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help.  Visit the FCPS website for more information. 

 

Message from the Franklin MS PTA

We invite you to learn more about our organization and our Membership Drive by visiting our website.  Please click here to join the PTA!  If you are interested in volunteering to help support the PTA, please email Anne Lake at [email protected].  Thank you for your support!

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - December 15

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Franklin MS Winter Music Assembly on December 15, 2023

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

For the first time since the pandemic, we kicked off the holiday season with an in-school performance from our talented band, orchestra and chorus groups!  It was so fun to have our students showcase their talents in front of their peers and those in the audience were truly enjoying the festive music.  Speaking of festive spirit, I also want to share our extreme gratitude to our PTA and the many families that supported our hot chocolate bar yesterday.  It was such a fun and thoughtful way to show appreciation for our staff and give us that much needed extra boost of energy to finish off this week strong!  

As we head into winter break, I want to yet again express my gratitude for this entire school community.  It continues to be such an honor to serve as your interim principal and I have truly enjoyed the opportunities to connect with our students, staff and so many community members.  Thank you for trusting us with your children and I look forward to continuing our partnership into the new year.  

As we have done in past years, our staff has committed to not assigning any homework assignments over the break that will be due immediately upon our return in January.  Similarly, no assessments will be given those first few days back.  We want to ensure this holiday break provides time for our students to connect with their families and loved ones.  Similarly, I have asked our staff to disconnect from work as much as possible during this break so they, too, can have that same opportunity with families and loved ones.  Our office will be closed over winter break but we very much look forward to connecting back with everyone on January 2nd.  

I wish you all a wonderful winter break, holiday season and Happy New Year!  Safe travels to those of you hitting the road and please reach out to me at [email protected] with anything you might need.  

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal 

 

Congratulations VEX Robotics Team!!

On Saturday December 9, 2023, Franklin’s very own Robotics Team competed in the Annual Mark Twain Middle School Area VEX Robotics Scrimmage in Alexandria, Virginia.  Team co-drivers, Hayden T. and Kaichen L. won First Place in the competition.  Team Franklin Advisor, and Sponsor of ‘Robo Mondays’, Mr. Adams, says it was Kaichen’s and Hayden’s persistent practice, planning and communication that helped them win not only First Place overall, but also First Place in the Drivers Skills Challenge, earning nearly double the points of other teams.

The team also won the “Amaze” Award for ‘… the team that has built the most consistently high scoring and competitive robot.’  The Robotics club meets every Monday after school.  Please click here for more information.  Congratulations, Kaichen and Hayden!

 

Important Dates

December 18 - January 1 - No School - Winter Break

January 2 - Classes Resume (Blue Day - 1, 3, 4, 5, 7)

 

Winter Break – Franklin MS Office Closed

The Franklin MS office will be closed during Winter Break (December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024). For urgent needs, please contact FCPS at: (571) 423-2000. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

 

Assignments Over Winter Break

So that all students may enjoy winter break and rest and recharge, no assignments will be due, nor assessments given on January 2-3.

 

Academic Advising Season - Save the Dates

Rising 7th Grade Franklin Curriculum Night: Rising 7th graders at feeder elementary schools met with Franklin counselors at their school and will visit Franklin Middle School in January.  Additionally, Franklin’s Curriculum Night will take place on January 17, 2024.  The event is for Rising 7th graders and families for the 2024-2025 school year.  More information will be sent directly to those families. 

Rising 8th Grade Academic Advising: Franklin students will begin the academic advising and course selection process in January.  Students will learn about courses and programs through Falcon Time after returning from winter break.  The course catalog is now available, and more information will be shared in January.

Rising 9th Grade High School Curriculum Nights: Rising 9th graders will hear directly from Oakton or Chantilly Counselors through a presentation during Falcon Time in January (date is still being finalized).  Additionally, rising 9th graders and their families are encouraged to attend curriculum nights for their respective high schools.  The current dates are below.  Please check each school’s website, as dates may change.

  • Oakton High School - January 3, 2024 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM) Click Here for more information
  • Chantilly High School - January 4, 2024 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)   

From Chantilly HS - We are all looking forward to our upcoming winter break and hopefully some peaceful and restful late December days.  We are also looking forward to meeting our newest Chargers who will begin academic advising when we return from winter break.  Students will have multiple opportunities and ways to learn about courses at Chantilly HS.  After March 8, 2024, we will be unable to make any additional class changes as we make staffing and course offering decisions in mid-March based upon student course selections. Students may access advising information by going to the CHS Advising Site.   Additionally, course catalogs, electives fair videos, and other advising information is posted on the CHS webpage.  Please see below for detailed dates and information.  We hope you will join us for our annual Curriculum night on January 4, 2024. 

 

Curriculum Night at Chantilly HS on January 4, 2024
  • 5:00-5:45 PM:  Introduction to Chantilly HS and Tips for Supporting Student Success - This program will be presented in the Library and will be offered in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean; it is geared towards parents of rising 9th graders and parents whose home language is not English.  A light dinner will be provided so please RSVP here.
  • 6:00-6:45 PMWelcome to Chantilly HS - This program will be presented in the Auditorium and is geared specifically towards parents of rising 9th graders and will include staff introductions, academic rigor and course trajectory recommendations, and a student panel. 
  • 7:00-8:00 PM- Curriculum Fair - Rising 9th-12th graders and parents are invited to learn more about the courses offered at Chantilly HS.  Located in the Lecture Hall, Library, and Cafeteria.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions & Weekly Schedule 

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

The After-School Program will resume on Tuesday January 2 after Winter Break!

 

Middle School Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  More information is coming soon!

MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring:

FCPS Physical Form, Emergency Care Card and MS Sports Registration must be completed before a student can begin practicing. More information can be found on our website about Cross Country and Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Chantilly High School Varsity Basketball Double Header on January 3, 2024

January 3 is a Varsity Basketball Double Headers at Chantilly HS.  We will celebrate Pyramid Night and we welcome families from our feeder schools to attend one or both games!

5:30 PM - Girls Varsity vs. Stafford HS

7:30 PM - Boys Varsity vs. Stafford HS

Varsity Sideline cheer will be at both games as well.  All feeder students get in free to the games with a paying adult.  Wear school spirit gear or school colors!  Please click here for more information.

 

 

Oakton High School Marching Cougars Update

The Oakton High School Marching Cougars, a prestigious 25-year Virginia Honor Band, has been chosen as a FINALIST in Metallica's inaugural marching band competition, "For Whom the Band Tolls."  Metallica has brought their legendary presence to the world of marching bands by inviting high schools and colleges from across the nation to showcase their musical prowess in this unique online competition.  The Marching Cougars are competing against four other bands for $15,000 in prizing in the category for high school bands with less than 75 members.  You can view the Marching Cougar’s online submission of “Parade to Black” here.  Oakton High School encourages the school and local community to proudly vote in support of the Marching Cougars as “Fan Favorite” on this national stage.  Vote for the Oakton Marching Cougars by texting #HSOAKTON to (833) 609-0330.  Go Cougars!

 

Stay Connected on Social Media

 

Follow Franklin on Facebook and on Instagram @FCPSFranklinMS to see what’s happening in the building throughout the year.

 

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Our book fair this week was a great success! Thank you to the students, staff and families who shopped at the book fair.

 

Chorus Concert at Rocky Run Middle School on December 5, 2023

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

We have had another busy and exciting week here at Franklin Middle School!  We wrapped up our week-long book fair, which was a tremendous success.  A special thank you to our librarian, Sheri Ruffle, for her hard work in coordinating this event.  Also a special thank you to our English teachers and other staff members for their support in providing our students the opportunity to visit the book fair and stock up on some new books before the holiday break.  

This week we also wrapped up our winter holiday concerts with our choral performance at Rocky Run Middle School Tuesday night.  Our students did an amazing job and it was so fun to see them celebrating with one another and their families after a wonderful night.  

As we head into our last week before break, please note we will be celebrating with a spirit week!  Details for each day are below and will also be posted on our social media accounts.

Lastly, while there is much excitement about the upcoming holiday season and the potential for winter weather, I also am aware some families might need some extra support during these times.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our team if you or your loved ones are in need of community resources, warm weather gear, support during the holidays or anything else.  

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

 

Important Dates

December 12-13 - VGA Testing

December 18 - January 1 - No School - Winter Break

January 2 - Classes Resume (Blue Day - 1, 3, 4, 5, 7)

Outstanding Employee Awards on December 1, 2023

 

Outstanding Employee Awards

On Friday, December 1, 2023, we recognized some very important staff in our building as part of our Outstanding Employee Awards.

Please join us in congratulating the following Franklin Staff Members:

Outstanding Teacher – Sarah Francis

Outstanding New Teacher – Ashley Guillie

Outstanding Professional Employee – Kim Gallagher

Outstanding Operational Employee – Chennel Polhemus

Outstanding Leader – Michelle Case

These employees were nominated for this recognition by staff and Franklin families, and were selected based on their work to instill in students a desire to learn and achieve, connect meaningfully with their students, demonstrate outstanding leadership, and foster an environment of belonging and inclusion across our Franklin Community.  Congratulations to these staff members!

 

Next, we will forward these nominees to our Chantilly Pyramid for consideration in the next level of Outstanding Employee Awards. If you are interested in contributing to these nominations, please reach out to our Director of Student Services, Danna Hailfinger, via email at [email protected].

 

Winter Spirit Week Next Week!

Students and Staff will have the opportunity to show their Winter Spirit next week. Students are reminded that all attire should fall within the SR&R Guidelines.

  • Monday, December 11 - “Holidays are My Jam-mies” - PJ Day
  • Tuesday, December 12 - “Holidays on the Brain” - Crazy Winter Hats
  • Wednesday, December 13 - “Put some Pep-permint in your step!” - Dress like a Candy Cane
  • Thursday, December 14 - “Winter Wonderland” - Wear White or Winter Gear in preparation for Winter!
  • Friday, December 15 - “Elf Yourself” - Ugly Sweaters, Holiday Colors and Jewelry

We hope that everyone will participate in our Spirit Week to support Franklin.  Be sure to follow the SR&R guidelines when it comes to your choices of clothing.  Thank you for your support!

 

 

Academic Advising Season - Save the Dates

Rising 7th Grade Franklin Curriculum Night: Rising 7th graders at feeder elementary schools will be hearing soon (between December 5-15) from Franklin Counselors at their school, and will plan for a visit to Franklin Middle School in January.  Additionally, Franklin’s Curriculum Night will take place on January 17, 2024.  The event is for Rising 7th graders and families for the 2024-2025 school year.  More information will be sent directly to those families.

Rising 8th Grade Academic Advising: Franklin students will begin the academic advising and course selection process in January.  Students will learn about courses and programs through Falcon Time after returning from winter break.  The course catalog will be live on December 11, 2023 and more information will be shared in January.

Rising 9th Grade High School Curriculum Nights: Rising 9th graders will hear directly from Oakton or Chantilly Counselors through a presentation during Falcon Time in January (date is still being finalized). Additionally, rising 9th graders and their families are encouraged to attend curriculum nights for their respective high schools. The current dates are below.  Please check each school’s website, as dates may change.

  • Oakton High School - January 3, 2024 (4:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
  • Chantilly High School - January 4, 2024 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)   

 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referrals

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Janet Schiavone no later than December 15, 2023.

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Janet Schiavone.

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school.  If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall.  For more information, please visit the  Advanced Academic Programs website.

Please note: The Parent Referral form is required.  The Parent Questionnaire is an optional way for families to provide additional information about their student that the school might not know.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions and Weekly Schedule 

The After-School Program will not meet on the following days.  All clubs that meet on Tuesday, December 12 have moved to Monday or Wednesday next week.

Tuesday December 12

Friday December 15

 

Middle School Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  More information is coming soon!

MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring:

All students that ran Cross Country this fall are already eligible to participate in Track in the spring.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country and Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

We often notice more empty seats in our classrooms as winter break approaches.  This year, let's work together to nurture a rock-solid attendance habit.  Every hour of every school day is a unique opportunity for students to learn, connect, and grow. 

A big thank you to:

  • Students who show up every day and the parents/caregivers supporting them.
  • Teachers who create a welcoming environment for learning.
  • Administrators providing a safe and engaging place to grow.
  • Bus drivers, support staff, and volunteers lending a helping hand to all our learners.

If you or your child need support, please reach out to our school social worker or family liaison.  If your child is not feeling well, please refer to the When Should I Keep My Child Home? webpage for guidance. 

There will be no school from Monday, December 18, to Monday, January 1, 2024, for winter break.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2.  Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

 

Assignments Over Winter Break

So that all students may enjoy winter break and rest and recharge, no assignments will be due, nor assessments given on January 2-3.

 

Keep Learning Over Winter Break with Tutor.com

Does your child need help getting up to speed in high school math, science, or English?  Tutor.com offers diagnostic quizzes to help students test their knowledge and find areas where they may need help. Quizzes can be taken anytime, and students can connect immediately to a tutor. 

Test prep is also available for students preparing for the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. 

FCPS students have unlimited access, 24/7, to online tutoring support services through  Tutor.com at no cost to families.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. 

 

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents.  There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance.  Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

 

Recess

During the winter months we continue to offer indoor and outdoor recess, as well as indoor and outdoor lunch.  Parents, as the temperatures drop please make sure your student is bringing a coat to school if they plan to take advantage of these outdoor options.

 

Lost and Found Items

We have accumulated many misplaced items.  Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the cafeteria before winter break.  At the end of the school day on Friday, December 15, any remaining lost and found items will be donated to a local charitable organization.

 

Winter Break – Franklin MS Office Closed

The Franklin MS office will be closed during Winter Break (December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024). For urgent needs, please contact FCPS at: (571) 423-2000. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations.  Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season.  Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

 

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar.  Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

 

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services - Teens in Action Program

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is hosting a Winter Teens in Action Program for two weeks over the winter break at the Sully Community Center.  Featured activities include: sports, arts and crafts, STEAM, music, and even field trips (such as the pool, movies, trampoline park, and more).  Spots are limited for the camp, so reserve a spot for your student today.  If you have questions about the program, please contact Joshua Renne-Brown at the Sully Community Center.

Week 1 - December 18-21

Week 2 - December 26-29

Please click here for more information and the application for the Winter Teens in Action Program.

 

Chantilly High School Varsity Basketball Double Header on January 3, 2024

January 3 is a Varsity Basketball Double Headers at Chantilly HS.  We will celebrate Pyramid Night and we welcome families from our feeder schools to attend one or both games!

5:30 PM - Girls Varsity vs. Stafford HS

7:30 PM - Boys Varsity vs. Stafford HS

Varsity Sideline cheer will be at both games as well.  All feeder students get in free to the games with a paying adult.  Wear school spirit gear or school colors!  Please click here for more information.

 

 

Stay Connected on Social Media

Follow Franklin on Facebook and on Instagram @FCPSFranklinMS to see what’s happening in the building throughout the year.

 

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter

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Band Concert on November 29 and Orchestra Concert on November 30

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

We have officially kicked off our holiday season here at Franklin Middle School with two amazing performances this week from our band and orchestra groups!  I am in awe of how much students have improved since the beginning of the school year and am so proud of their hard work to deliver such a fun and well-rehearsed performance.  Thank you to our families for your continued support of our performing arts programs and allowing your children to share their talents with our greater community.  Next week we wrap up our holiday concert season with our chorus concert on Tuesday evening at Rocky Run Middle School so I hope to see many of you there!

I also want to take a moment to thank you for your tremendous support for our gift card donation this year.  Because of your generosity, we are able to ensure our families in need have the ability to provide a wonderful holiday celebration with their children.  I want to extend my gratitude to our school social worker, Elyse Brunais, who helped to coordinate this effort with our PTA and greater community.  We are so grateful for the ability to support one another all year but particularly during this holiday season.  

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Inte

 

Important Dates

December 4-8 - Scholastic Book Fair

December 5 - FMS Chorus Winter Concert at 7:00 PM at Rocky Run MS

December 7-8 - Religious and Cultural Observance

December 12-13 - VGA Testing

December 18 - January 1 - No School - Winter Break

January 2 - Classes Resume (Blue Day - 1, 3, 4, 5, 7)

 

National Special Education Day

National Special Education Day is recognized each year on December 2 and commemorates President Gerald Ford’s signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975.  We celebrate our teachers and staff who serve and support our students with special needs, as well as our families who are partners in the education and support of those students.  Learn more about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

 

FMS Book Fair is Next Week!

The Franklin MS Library will have a Scholastic Book Fair for students from December 4-8.  Family shopping time is on December 6 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the library.  Students can use cash or a check written out to “Franklin Middle School”.  Please use the Scholastic website if you would like to set up an ewallet for your student.  More information is available in the Schoology Library Course.  Please reach out to Sheri Ruffle with any questions

 

Virginia Growth Assessment - Winter VGA Dates

In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly introduced the expectation for new state "through-year" assessments in elementary and middle schools.  Students in grades 3-8 take the Virginia Growth Assessment in fall and winter.  The purpose of these assessments is to measure student growth and progress in reading and mathematics content standards.  Learn more here about Virginia Growth Assessments.

Students at FMS will be taking the Winter VGA tests on the following dates:

Tuesday, December 12 - Pre-Algebra, Math 7 and Math 7H VGA*

Wednesday, December 13 - Reading 7 and 8 VGA

* VGA tests are not available for students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1.

Students do not need to prepare for these tests as they are used to determine current understanding of content.  However, we do ask that you remind your students of the test dates and be sure they come to school on time with a fully charged laptop.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Franklin’s school test coordinator, April Brown.

 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Referrals

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Janet Schiavone no later than December 15, 2023.

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Janet Schiavone.

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school.  If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall.  For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Please note: The Parent Referral form is required.  The Parent Questionnaire is an optional way for families to provide additional information about their student that the school might not know.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions & Weekly Schedule 

The After-School Program will not meet on the following days. All clubs that meet on Tuesday, December 12 have moved to Monday or Wednesday that week.  

Tuesday - December 12

Friday - December 15

 

Middle School Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  More information is coming soon.

MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring:

All students that ran Cross Country this fall are already eligible to participate in Track in the spring.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Scoliosis Information for Parents and Guardians

Please click here for information on scoliosis and methods for early detection (translated forms available).  If you have any concern that your child may have scoliosis, make sure that your child is screened by a healthcare provider.  The school Public Health Nurse may provide screening for individual students at the request of the parent or guardian.  Please click here for more information on scoliosis.

 

Winter Break – Franklin MS Office Closed

The Franklin MS office will be closed during Winter Break (December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024). For urgent needs, please contact FCPS at: (571) 423-2000. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

 

Lost and Found Items

We have accumulated many misplaced items.  Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the cafeteria before winter break.  At the end of the school day on Friday, December 15, any remaining lost and found items will be donated to a local charitable organization.

 

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services - Teens in Action Program

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is hosting a Winter Teens in Action Program for two weeks over the winter break at the Sully Community Center.  Featured activities include:  sports, arts and crafts, STEAM, music, and even field trips (such as the pool, movies, trampoline park, and more).  Spots are limited for the camp, so reserve a spot for your student today.  If you have questions about the program, please contact Joshua Renne-Brown at the Sully Community Center.

Week 1 - December 18-21

Week 2 - December 26-29

Please click here for more information and the application for the Winter Teens in Action Program.

 

Chantilly High School Curriculum Night for Parents and Caregivers - January 4, 2024

Chantilly High School will host an in-person curriculum night for parents and caregivers on Thursday January 4, 2024.  Parents and caregivers of rising 9th graders (class of 2028) are invited to attend an introduction to high school session from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM in the auditorium.  We will review graduation requirements and provide guidance on course selection for 9th graders.  A student panel will also present information about helping your student find success at Chantilly HS

A curriculum fair in the cafeteria and lecture hall from will follow 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Teachers and department chairs from each content area will be present to answer questions about core classes as well as Chantilly’s myriad of electives.  We look forward to seeing you on January 4. 

 

Stay Connected on Social Media

Follow Franklin on Facebook and on Instagram @FCPSFranklinMS to see what’s happening in the building throughout the year.

 

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter

Franklin MS PTA News and Updates - November 27

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This message is from Franklin MS on behalf of the PTA.

 

Virtual PTA Meeting tomorrow at 7:00 PM

We invite you to join the PTA for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 28, at 7:00 PM.  We're excited about all that is going on and would love to share with you.  We hope to see you there!

Please click here to join the meeting tomorrow at 7:00 PM.

 

PTA Gift Card Drive

Franklin Middle School is collecting donations of gift cards to help FMS families in need during the winter holidays.  Please consider a donation of any amount in a regular or electronic gift card.  We would like to consider stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohls, and Burlington that offer a variety of shopping options.  Additionally, gas station gift cards are also appreciated.  If interested, please contribute by December 1.  

Please email E-gift cards to our Franklin Middle School social worker, Elyse Brunais.  Gift cards may also be mailed to the address below.

Franklin Middle School

attn: Elyse Brunais

3300 Lees Corner Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Franklin Middle School PTA President, Anne Lake, [email protected] or Franklin Middle School social worker Elyse Brunais.  Thank you for supporting our community.

 

FMS Staff Hot Chocolate Bar - Donation Request

The PTA will host a Hot Chocolate Bar for the wonderful FMS staff on December 14.  Can you help out by providing some supplies?  Please click here to sign up.  We ask that all donations be dropped off at the main office by end of day on Monday, Dec 11.  Thank you for your support!

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - November 17

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Students practice their coding skills with the Lego Robotics After-School Club

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

As we prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the support you have shown our staff this year.  The shift from elementary school to middle school is huge and full of so many changes for students and families.  While we work hard daily to support students, we could not do this without the support of our families and the partnership you provide us each day.  From a personal perspective, I want to express my gratitude for the support this community has provided me in my first year as the interim principal here at Franklin.  I say this every opportunity I have when speaking about our school community - it is truly special and it is because of the people.  I could not be more proud of this school community and I truly feel lucky to be a part of this.  

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and safe travels to those of you venturing out of town.  As we have done in the past, there will be no homework assignments given over the break and no assessments will be given the Monday we return from break.  It is essential our students and our families have this time to rest and be present with their families.  Similarly, it is essential for our school staff to have that same opportunity.  

Please reach out with any questions or concerns at [email protected] and I look forward to reconnecting with you all after the Thanksgiving break.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

Interim Principal

 

Important Dates

November 22 - 24 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday (office closed)

November 28 - PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM (virtual)

November 29 - FMS Band Winter Concert at 7:00 PM at Franklin MS

November 30 - FMS Orchestra Winter Concert at 7:00 PM at Franklin MS

December 1 - School Picture Make-Up Day

December 5 - FMS Chorus Winter Concert at 7:00 PM at Rocky Run MS

 

AMC 10 Math Competition

The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examination in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.  The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. The AMC 10 provides an opportunity for students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

We had 28 students participate in the AMC 10 this year from our high school level Geometry class.  Our top scoring students at Franklin were:

Gold (1st Place): Colin Ryan

Silver (2nd Place): Malcolm Mclenahan

Bronze (3rd Place): Elizabeth Dai, Beckett Gnipp, Ghrini Sai Jella

Congratulations to all students who participated!    

 

2023 Fairfax County Youth Survey

The 2023 Fairfax County Youth Survey will be given to 8th grade students on Tuesday, December 5, during an extended Falcon Time. As shared in the eNotify that was sent to parents and guardians of Franklin Middle School eighth grade students in October, the Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous, and voluntary survey given each year to FCPS students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. Parents and guardians who do not wish for their students to participate in the survey should send an opt-out email to Forrest Reid ([email protected]). The subject line should read Youth Survey Opt-Out. Please also include the first and last name of the student as it appears on their school records in the body of the email. In the event, you do not receive an email acknowledging receipt of the opt-out within 48 hours, please contact the school at 703-904-5100.

 

Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

Our school will be using a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.

  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Currently, we have a pilot team of teachers using it in order to identify best practices for school-wide implementation. Following feedback from the team piloting the tool, all teachers will have access to the tool.  We anticipate all teachers utilizing the tool by the start of the new year.

 

PTA Gift Card Drive

Franklin Middle School is collecting donations of gift cards to help FMS families in need during the winter holidays.  Please consider a donation of any amount in a regular or electronic gift card.  We would like to consider stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohls, and Burlington that offer a variety of shopping options.  Additionally, gas station gift cards are also appreciated.  If interested, please contribute by December 1.

Please email E-gift cards to our Franklin Middle School social worker, Elyse Brunais. Gift cards may also be mailed to the address below.

Franklin Middle School

attn: Elyse Brunais

3300 Lees Corner Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Franklin Middle School PTA President, Anne Lake, [email protected] or Franklin Middle School social worker Elyse Brunais. Thank you for supporting our community.

 

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses often rise this time of year. It is important for students to wash their hands regularly and cover their coughs and sneezes. Please monitor your child’s health daily and keep them at home if they are sick. Visit FCPS' Health and Safety Guidance webpage for more tips.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

All students that stay after school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  The After-School Registration only needs to be completed once for the 23-24 SY.  

Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday-Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.

Click Here to to see the Club/Activity Descriptions and Weekly Schedule 

No After-School Programming on the following days:

November 20

November 21

The After-School Program will resume on Monday November 27,2023.

 

Middle School Track Coming this Spring

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  More information is coming soon.

MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring:

All students that ran Cross Country this fall are already eligible to participate in Track in the spring.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country and Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Special Education Resources for Families

Fairfax County Public Schools has the following resources available to assist families of students with special needs. 

  • The Office of Special Education Procedural Support helps staff, families, and students with the implementation of and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended. 
  • Kathy Murphy, the assistant ombuds for special education, provides information and support to caregivers and students regarding special education and Section 504 services. Contact the Ombuds Office by submitting a question, calling 571-423-4014, or emailing [email protected]

Additionally, the Virginia Department of Education has updated the Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education. This state guide was developed to help those involved in special education including families, teachers, school administrators, advocates, and students.

 

Student Attendance and Engagement

During the Academic Matters segment of the November 9 School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid discussed student attendance and engagement. Attendance and absenteeism rates are one measure for Goal 2 of our 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Chronic absenteeism — which is defined as a student missing 10% or more of school for any reason — is a concern across Virginia school districts. Although FCPS continues to outperform the state average in attendance rates, we are tracking chronic absenteeism closely.

Data shows that:

  • Missing just 10% of school — just two days a month — negatively affects a student’s academic performance. 
  • Only 17% of students who were chronically absent in both kindergarten and first grade were reading proficiently in third grade, compared to 64% of those with good attendance.
  • Students who fail to read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than students who achieve proficiency to drop out of high school.
  • By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

Attendance is critical for academic success!

 

Missing School Over the Holidays

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, please speak with your child’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. However, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom.

Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

 

School Pictures

Students have received their Lifetouch proofs and pre-ordered picture packets. For assistance with ordering new packages or additional pictures, please contact Lifetouch by phone at: 1-800-736-4753 or by email at: [email protected]. Picture make-up day is scheduled for Friday, December 1.

 

Yearbook Information

Franklin MS 2023 yearbooks are on sale through May 4, 2023. The cost of the yearbook is $27, and will increase to $30 after January 1, 2023.  Families may order online by clicking here (school code 5330).  Please contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.

 

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources 

FCPS will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-25 school year. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources. 

You may access the resources in person and online from Wednesday, November 15, until Friday, December 15, at noon. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review webpage. Those reviewing instructional materials may complete an electronic comment sheet that will be available on the webpage during the review period. 

Visit FCPS' website for instructions on how to view hard copies of the instructional materials at Pimmit Hills Center. The Elementary Language Arts team will be there to answer questions Friday, December 1, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Saturday, December 2, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

 

FCPS Students Selected for 2023 All-Virginia Jazz Band, VMEA Senior Honors Choir, and All-Virginia Elementary Orff Ensemble

Forty-six students representing 16 Fairfax County high schools have been selected for the 2023 All-Virginia Jazz Band and the 2023 VMEA Senior Honors Choir. Students throughout Virginia went through a rigorous audition process for positions within these ensembles. Student-musicians will rehearse with nationally recognized conductors. 

In addition, seven students representing two Fairfax County elementary schools have been selected for the 2023 All-Virginia Elementary Orff Ensemble.

See the full list of students selected for these ensembles and a list of concerts that are open to the public.

 

Stay Connected on Social Media

 

Follow Franklin on Facebook and on Instagram @FCPSFranklinMS to see what’s happening in the building throughout the year.

 

Quick Links

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Franklin MS PTA Update - November 13

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PTA Dining for Dollars Tomorrow Night at Chipotle Franklin Farm

 

Please consider joining us at Chipotle in Franklin Farm on Tuesday, November 14, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM for our November Dining for Dollars Fundraiser. Dine in and let them know you are there for the Franklin fundraiser or order online and use the code XLVK2NL to make sure that Franklin MS receives 33% of the sales.  Please click here for more information.  Thank you for your support!

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - November 10

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Students learned about the history and importance of Veterans Day and created an Honor Wall in our main hallway to honor the the veterans in our Franklin MS family.  Thank you to Ms. Cusson for your leadership in this lesson and activity.

 

Good afternoon, Franklin Community,

Today we had the opportunity to celebrate our veterans that have inspired us and impacted our lives in such positive ways.  As the daughter of a former Captain in the US Army, I am proud each year to honor those who have sacrificed so much to serve our country.  As the daughter of a veteran, I also understand the tremendous sacrifices families make to support the service of their loved ones as well.  So to all that have served and their loved ones that supported them, I thank you on behalf of the entire Franklin MS team for your service to our country.  I invite you to check out our social media both today and next week to see the many tributes our students made (and are still completing) to our veterans.  One of my goals for Franklin Middle School is to obtain the Purple Star recognition, which signifies a school’s efforts to support our military-connected youth and families.  I look forward to providing you with updates on our efforts towards achieving that Purple Star in the coming months and welcome any feedback you might have to ensure all of our students and families, including those with military connections, are supported here at Franklin MS.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and as always, please reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Michelle Case

 

Important Dates

November 14 - PTA Dining for Dollars at Chipotle

November 22 - 24 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28 - PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM (virtual)

 

Quarter 1 Report Cards

Thank you for a successful Quarter 1 grading period.  Student grades have been finalized for Quarter 1.  Grades will be available through ParentVUE on Monday, November 13, 2023 and students will receive a paper copy of their report card in school on Monday.

 

PTA Gift Card Drive

Franklin Middle School is collecting donations of gift cards to help FMS families in need during the winter holidays.  Please consider a donation of any amount in a regular or electronic gift card.  We would like to consider stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohls, and Burlington that offer a variety of shopping options.  Additionally, gas station gift cards are also appreciated.  If interested, please contribute by December 1.

Please email E-gift cards to our Franklin Middle School social worker, Elyse Brunais. Gift cards may also be mailed to the address below.

Franklin Middle School

attn: Elyse Brunais

3300 Lees Corner Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Franklin Middle School PTA President, Anne Lake, [email protected] or Franklin Middle School social worker Elyse Brunais. Thank you for supporting our community.

 

Reminder:  Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Janet Schiavone no later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Janet Schiavone

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall. 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

 

Yearbook Information

Franklin MS 2023 yearbooks are on sale through May 4, 2023. The cost of the yearbook is $27, and will increase to $30 after January 1, 2023.  Families may order online by clicking here (school code 5330).  Please contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.

 

Franklin MS After-School Program Information

All students that stay after-school for academic support, clubs or activities must have a completed After-School Registration Form.  Academic Support is always available for students and students should make arrangements ahead of time to stay after for a specific teacher for academic support.  Bus Transportation for the After-School Program is available Monday - Thursday.  There is no transportation on Fridays for the After-School Program and dismissal is by parent pick up only.  When picking up your student from the after-school program, please either use the Kiss and Ride loop or the parking lot.  Please do not use the main bus loop in the afternoon.

Our Top Chef Competition will be after school on Tuesday, November 14.  If you are a past, current or 2nd semester Family and Consumer Sciences student, you are eligible to compete for our team that will be representing Franklin MS at the Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge at Hayfield HS. Teams should consist of 2-4 members.  Please reach out to Ms. Jeffry if you are interested.

Click here to see our Calendar for After-School Activities - More Clubs and Activities Coming Soon!

No After-School Programming on the following days:

November 17

November 20

November 21

 

Middle School Track Coming this Spring!!

All FCPS Middle Schools will field Track teams in the spring.  More information is coming soon!

MS Athletes will need the following to participate in Track in the Spring:

All students that ran Cross Country this fall are already eligible to participate in Track in the spring.  More information can be found on our website about Cross Country & Track or you can visit the FCPS MS Athletics Website.

 

Thank You Voters! 2023 School Bond Referendum Passed

Thank you to the Fairfax citizens who supported the 2023 Bond Referendum. Some of the money from the bond vote is expected to fund the next phase of our school’s construction project. 

Roughly 67% of those voting in the 2023 election supported the $435 million bond referendum, continuing a long history of support of school bond approvals in Fairfax County. 

Stay engaged as we build our future.  Keep up-to-date on construction and capital improvements across FCPS by visiting our Capital Improvement Project webpage. 

 

FMS PTA Dining for Dollars on November 14 - Chipotle at Franklin Farm

Please consider joining us at Chipotle in Franklin Farm on November 14 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM for our November Dining for Dollars Fundraiser. Dine in and let them know you are there for the Franklin fundraiser or order online and use the code XLVK2NL to make sure that Franklin MS receives 33% of the sales.  Please click here for more information.  Thank you for your support!

 

 

PTA Updates

As a thank you for your support of the Franklin PTA, all members will be entered into a drawing to win a Franklin tye-dye t-shirt.  You have until December 1, 2023 to sign up.  Remember all funds go right back to supporting the students and staff of Franklin Middle School.  Please click here to sign up: Givebacks (memberhub.com).  Thank you for your support!

Please save the date and join us for our Franklin MS Virtual PTA Meeting on November 28 at 7:00 PM.  A meeting link will be sent closer to the date.  We hope to see you there!

 

Lost and Found

 

We have accumulated many misplaced items. Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the cafeteria.  At the end of the school day on Friday, November 17, any remaining items will be donated to a local charitable organization.

 

Stay Connected on Social Media

 

Follow Franklin on Facebook and on Instagram @FCPSFranklinMS to see what’s happening in the building throughout the year.

 

Quick Links

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter

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