Towne News

Parent/Guardian Survey

This spring, the Philadelphia School District’s Office of Research and Evaluation is requiring ALL District and Charter schools to administer an annual survey to parents regarding the quality of education in Philadelphia schools. The surveys are intended to help school and District leaders to understand what key members of the school community think about the learning environment at each school. Information captured by the survey will be used to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make each school a better place to learn.

This survey is only open to parents/guardians of children in grades 3-12. You will need to use your child's student ID number that is printed on their school ID in order to access the online survey.  Please use the link below, and thank you for all that you do to support Franklin Towne. - Give to a classroom! - Go

Topics from this week's Parent Newsletter:
  • Important Dates to Remember
  • Census Verification
  • Towne Charity Challenge
  • Cafeteria Account Balances
  • NJHS PAWS Collection
  • Spring Concert
  • Behavior Reminder
Newsletter May 11th 2015.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 3rd Marking Period of the school year.

 and keep up the excellent work!

Honor Roll MP3.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. Gallant's 8th Grade Class

FTCES Power Players of the Week:
Jaylin Slappy, Grade 3

Click below for this week's list!


School Calendar

Mon, May 18 - Fri, May 29
DRA Testing
Grades K-2
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
No School for Students
Tuesday, May 26
Gates Reading Test
Grades K-2
Wednesday, May 27
Gates Reading Test
Grades K-8
Thursday, May 28
3rd Grade Trip to Johnson's Farm
Gates Reading Test
Grades K-2
Friday, May 29
8th Grade Dance
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FTCHS Activity Center
Monday, June 1
4th Grade Trip to Academy of Natural Science

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 May's Menus!
May'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, 5/24/2015
High: 80 Low: 62
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/25/2015
High: 86 Low: 68
Partly sunny
9% 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