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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

Dear Benjamin Franklin Elementary families:
August, 2021
Welcome to a New School Year! My entire team and I are excited and ready to safely welcome all of our students for in-person learning, five days a week starting Tuesday, August 31st – the first day of school.

We are already gearing up for an incredible new school year. Many layers of safety will be in place to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing in our school, including: mandatory mask wearing for students and staff, touch-less hand sanitizer stations, air and surface purifiers, and COVID testing. Our teachers and school staff are attending special training sessions to better support our students’ social, emotional and educational needs as they transition back to a more structured school day. Student schedules are being created. Our hard-working custodians have been cleaning and sanitizing our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children delicious, healthy and free breakfast and lunch each school day. To support a safer, healthier and more inviting school environment for students and staff, the custodial staff has worked very hard over the summer months to ensure the building is clean upon our return to school.

This year, we’re delighted to welcome a few new additions to our staff. We have two new counselors. Our counselors are Ms. McKenna, who will work with grades K to 4 and Ms. Koresko, who will work with grades 5 to 8.

I invite all of our families to attend our in-person Back-to-School Open House on Friday, August 27th from 1 – 2 p.m. This will be a great time to meet key staff members, learn more about the new school year and tour our school. In the meantime, I encourage you to take a few minutes to view these What We’re Doing to Protect Everyone’s Health and Well Being While at School, Why In-Person Learning Matters Now More Than Ever and Back-to-School Bus Tour videos, and visit www.philasd.org for the latest back-to-school information in multiple languages.

All of us at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School look forward to welcoming students

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back to school in person on Tuesday, August 31 . School starts at 7:30am and ends at

2:09pm. Together, if everyone does their part, we can make this a safe and successful school year for everyone!

R. Greene, Principal

 

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Our Mission

The Benjamin Franklin Elementary School recognizes the right of every child to reach his or her potential. We believe that each child has the ability to learn and succeed. We intend to create and maintain a school climate where teaching and learning are priorities. We commit ourselves to providing educational, social, psychological and medical support to meet the needs of each child. We commit ourselves to: take every child from where he/she is now and to move him/her forward and create a stimulating environment where all members of the school family will learn, continue to grow and to strive for excellence. These commitments are the cooperative responsibility of administration, faculty, family, the community and students. It is our goal the graduates of Ben Franklin Elementary School are prepared with the academic, technological, and social skills necessary to achieve success in high school and are prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century.