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From this week's Parent Newsletter:
  • PSSA Wrap-up
  • Report Cards
  • Honor Roll Dress-down Day
  • Graduation Portraits
  • Spring Pictures
  • Spring Break
  • School Bus Issues
  • From Home and School 

PSSA Information for Parents

All FTCE students in Grades 3 through 8 will participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests on the following dates:

April 1st-4th- Reading & Math (Grades 3-8)
April 8th-9th- Writing (Grades 5 & 8)
April 29th- Science (Grades 4 & 8)

Attached below is a Parent and Guardian Information Sheet released by the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

PSSA FAQ for Parents.pdf

Honor Roll

While we are proud of all of our students, we would like to recognize the following students for achieving Honor Roll status for the 3rd Marking Period of the school year!

Congratulations and keep up the excellent work!
Honor Roll MP3.pdf
Infinite Campus Parent Accounts

Infinite Campus is our new Student Information System and Online Gradebook.  In September all parents received a personalized letter with a unique Campus Portal Activation Key to create a Parent Account.  If you need a copy of that key again, please e-mail our IT Department at

Please click here to visit the log-in page.  If it is your first time creating an account, choose "Help" then the link to enter your Campus Portal Activation Key.

Please click here to view a video tour of Infinite Campus.
Infinite Campus Student Directions.pdf

Student of the Week

The following students have been named
Student of the Week
by their teachers for displaying OUTSTANDING achievement both in and out of the classroom!

Click below for this week's list!

First in Math

FTCES Power Team of the Week:
Ms. O'Neal & Ms. Walker's Classes

FTCES Power Players of the Week:
Ethan Baker, Grade 5

Click below for this week's list!


School Calendar

Monday, April 21
School Resumes
Wed, Apr 23 - Thu, Apr 24
Spring Picture Day Grades 1-7
Tuesday, April 29
PSSA Science
Grades 4 & 8
Tuesday, May 13
Spring Concert
6:00 PM
Tuesday, May 20
Board Meeting
6:00 PM
Friday, May 23
Teacher Professional Development
No School for students except those who need to serve Friday Detention.
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day
No School for Students
Friday, June 6
Kindergarten Graduation
10:00 AM

Lunch Program

More Choices - Healthy Alternatives

Set up your child's prepaid meal account:

Managed by the Nutrition Group

Click Below for April's Menus!
April Menus.pdf


Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School's mission is to establish a happy and nurturing environment that both promotes and cultivates a positive learning experience for our children. By involving staff, students, and parents we plan to create a challenging and supportive school where our students can learn and grow.


Today, 4/20/2014
High: 63 Low: 41
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/21/2014
High: 69 Low: 48
Partly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.

Low-Cost Internet

Comcast Internet Essentials

If your child receives free or reduced school lunch, as part of The National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for the low cost Comcast Internet Essential program.

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