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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th.  Conferences are mandatory for all Kindergarten parents.  If your child is in Grades 1 through 8 and your child's teacher is requiring a conference, it will be indicated on your child's report card.  Please click the link below to sign up for an appointment with your child's teacher.

Topics from this week's Parent Newsletter:
  • Picture Retake Day
  • Sibling Applications
  • Report Cards & Parent Conferences
  • Food Drive
  • Towne Turkey Trot
  • Important Dates
  • Home & School Announcements
News Letter November 10 2014.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:

Honor Roll MP1 2014-2015.pdf

 and keep up the excellent work!

Towne Turkey Trot

On Wednesday November 26th we will hold our Second Annual Towne Turkey Trot.  Please see the links below for more information.

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!

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

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. Campbell's 7th Grade Class

FTCES Power Players of the Week:
Rylee Simon, Grade 5

Click below for this week's list!


School Calendar

Monday, November 24
4Sight Testing
Grades 3-8
Parent Conferences
Noon Dismissal- Grades 1-8
No School for Kindergarten
Tuesday, November 25
4Sight Testing
Grades 3-8
Parent Conferences
Noon Dismissal- Grades 1-8
12:15 Dismissal for Kindergarten

Wednesday, November 26
Towne Turkey Trot
Noon Dismissal- Grades 1-8
12:15 Dismissal for Kindergarten
**No After School Program**
Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break
No School for Students
Friday, November 28
2015-16 Enrollment Applications Due
Saturday, December 6
Saturday Detention
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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 November's Menus!
November 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, 11/24/2014
High: 73 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
52% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/25/2014
High: 54 Low: 35
Partly sunny
12% 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