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Topics from this week's Parent Newsletter:
  • Important Dates to Remember
  • PSSA Schedule Adjustment
  • Yearbook Sales
  • Teacher Appreciation Night at the Phillies
  • Poetry Contest
  • Safety Reminder
  • PSSA Testing Reminders
Newsletter April 13rd 2015.pdf

PSSA Information for Parents and Guardians

Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School will administer the PSSA to students in Grades 3 through 8 on the following dates:

Tuesday April 14th and Thursday April 16th


Tuesday April 21st and Thursday April 23rd

Science (Grades 4 & 8 only)
Tuesday April 28th

Please see the important information concerning testing from Mr. DuPell, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

FTCES Parent Information on PSSAs.pdf

PDE PSSA Information for Parents.pdf

Franklin Towne Night at the Phillies

Friday, May 8th at 7:05 PM
Phillies vs. Mets
Cost: $15.00 per person
Tickets are limited and on sale now.  Please send payment to school in an envelope marked with Student Name, Homeroom, and Number of Tickets Requested.

Philadelphia Phillies

Kindergarten Parent Teacher Conference

We will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences for our Kindergarten students beginning Friday, April 17th.  There will no school for Kindergartners on Friday, April 17th to accommodate the appointments.  There is also limited availability with the Kindergarten teachers in the mornings and afternoons during the following week.  To sign up for a conference time, please click the link below:

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 2nd Marking Period of the school year.

 and keep up the excellent work!

Honor Roll MP2.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:
Mr. Crane's 8th Grade Class

FTCES Power Players of the Week:
Cameron Burns, Grade 3

Click below for this week's list!


School Calendar

Tuesday, April 21
1:50 Dismissal for Students in Grades 1-8
Thursday, April 23
1:50 Dismissal for Students in Grades 1-8
Friday, April 24
Dress Down Day
$1 Donation for the "Kiss A Pig" Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 28
PSSA Science
Grades 4 & 8 Only
Regular Dismissal for all
Saturday, May 2
Saturday Detention
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mon, May 4 - Fri, May 8
Book Fair
Wednesday, May 6
Family Night at the Book Fair
5:00 PM
Orientation Night
6:00 PM

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 April's Menus!
April'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, 4/18/2015
High: 72 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
25% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2015
High: 65 Low: 46
Partly sunny
14% 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