Towne News

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Topics from this week's Parent Newsletter:
  • This Week's Schedule
  • Transportation Notification
  • Enrollment Applications
  • Food Drive
  • Turkey Trot
  • Welcome Aboard
  • Dress Down Days
  • The Giving Tree
  • From our Home & School
  • Giving Thanks

Morning Choir Club

Please see the link below for information on joining the Choir Club which meets before school for students in Grades 4-8:

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

Transportation Update- 10/5/15

There have been some adjustments to bus pick up times.  Please see the chart below for the most up to date times for all routes.  Thank you for your patience with our transportation service!

Bus Routes Effective October 6th.pdf

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.

 and keep up the excellent work!

Honor Roll MP1 2015-16.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:
Mrs. Mezzanotte's 8th Grade Class

FTCES Power Players of the Week:
Gabrielle Rhoads, Grade 6

Click below for this week's list!


School Calendar

Monday, November 30
Lottery Application Deadline
Saturday, December 5
Saturday Detention
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday, December 11
Sibling Lottery Paperwork Due
Wednesday, December 23
Winter Break Begins
1:00 Dismissal Kindergarten
1:50 Dismissal Grades 1-8
Thu, Dec 24 - Sun, Jan 3
Winter Break
School Closed
Monday, January 4
School Resumes
Thursday, January 14
Ben Franklin Day
Red, White, and Blue Dress Down Day
Friday, January 15
Professional Development Day
No School for Students
Friday Detention
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lunch Program

Click below for November's Menus!
November's Menu.pdf
Click below for December's Menus!
December's Menus.pdf
More Choices - Healthy Alternatives

Set up your child's prepaid meal account:

Managed by The Nutrition Group

Breakfast is served daily from 7:45 until 8:25 for students in Grades 1-8 and 8:45 until 9:25 for students in Kindergarten.
Lunch is served daily.


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.

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