Towne News - Give to a classroom! - Go

Topics from this week's Parent Newsletter:
  • The Giving Tree
  • 4Sight Dress Down
  • Cold Weather Reminder
  • Home & School News
  • Planning Ahead
News Letter December 8 2014.pdf
Towne Connections

To our Franklin Towne families:

Our students, staff and Board of Directors have raised funds to support the Towne Connections Program. Connections provide meals and necessities to struggling Towne families. The stagnant economy has intensified the troubles: job loss, death of a family member or poor health of so many of our Towne families making it especially difficult to provide meals and presents to their children during the holiday season.

We are welcoming letters from our Towne families who are facing particularly tough times and would be grateful for a food basket or help with holiday gifts. So if you or if you know of a Towne family who would benefit from our help, please write a note explaining why the help is needed and how we can help your family. If you are writing for another Towne family, please include why the help is needed, how we can help and the recipients name and address. Remember, Towne Connections is limited to Towne Families only.

Letters requesting our help or contributions can be dropped of to the front office, mailed to the school c/o Towne Connections, Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School, 4259 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137 or emailed to Megan Walsh at

Thank You,
Joseph Venditti

Read Across Towne

Are you up for our 10,000 Book Challenge?  Please see the attachments below for information on our "Read Across Towne" initiative!

Student Achievements

While we are proud of all of our students, we would like to recognize the following students for achieving Honor Roll status for the 1st Marking Period of the school year:

Honor Roll MP1 2014-2015.pdf

 and keep up the excellent work!

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:
Mr. Smith's 6th Grade Class

FTCES Power Players of the Week:
Marc Marchetti, Grade 6

Click below for this week's list!


School Calendar

Tuesday, December 23
Ugly Sweater Spirit Day
Winter Break Begins
1:50 Dismissal- Grades 1-8
1:00 Dismissal for Kindergarten
Wed, Dec 24 - Sun, Jan 4
Winter Break

Mon, Jan 5 - Thu, Jan 15
DRA Testing
Grades K-2
Monday, January 5
School Resumes
Tuesday, January 13
4Sight Testing
Grades 3-8
Wednesday, January 14
4Sight Testing
Grades 3-8
Friday, January 16
Teacher Professional Development Day
Only students who earned a detention should report to school.

Lunch Program

More Choices - Healthy Alternatives

Set up your child's prepaid meal account:

Managed by The Nutrition Group

Breakfast and Lunch are served daily.

Click Below for December's Menus!
December's 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, 12/21/2014
High: 40 Low: 27
Mostly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/22/2014
High: 43 Low: 37
Chance rain
40% 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.

Please call 1-855-846-8376 for more details or visit