The Franklin PTA Welcomes You

We are so glad you're here! The Ben Franklin PTA is here to provide continued support to the Franklin community. 

The PTA extends its deepest empathy to those affected by the coronavirus surge in India, both near and far. Learn more about the ways we can all help fight the pandemic in India.

Join Next Year's PTA Board

Please help us rebuild the Ben Franklin community that we have been missing over the last year!  We want your input on supporting our students and teachers.  Join other fellow parents in having an impact by volunteering for one of our many board or committee positions.

There are many options, and they vary in time commitment. Board positions span the school year, but many committee positions do not require a full year commitment; they are tied to a specific activity or event. Click here to read more about each role on the PTA and how it impacts Franklin students. Let us know via email if you're interested!

Learn more about PTA Board Member Positions >


Immediate Help Needed: We're planning for school to be back full-time and in-person in September and that means kids will need school supplies! The Franklin PTA is looking for a coordinator for our annual school supplies order with School Toolbox. You won't be on your own, we have a great mentor ready to assist you. Please contact Emily at if you're interested in helping out.

Teacher Appreciation Week Begins May 3rd

We love our educators! Teacher appreciation week begins May 3rd and runs through the week. The PTA has a very special week planned for our wonderful teachers. Check it out!

You're invited to "chalk the walk" at the school on Wednesday, May 5th and share notes, pictures, and cheer with our teachers in your best creative chalk!

If you'd like to show our wonderful teachers some appreciation, check out their favorite things on the Franklin website for inspiration! 

Pancake Breakfast - At Home!

This year, we're hosting the annual pancake breakfast at home!  Students can collect buttermilk pancake mix from school and enjoy a weekend pancake brunch.

Pick up pancake making supplies on Wednesday, May 5th from 12 - 2pm outside of the school.

Then, take a photo of your student enjoying their pancakes and share it on our Facebook page, or email it to by May 12. We can't wait to see!

Learn More >

Yearbook Pictures Needed

We're  finishing up the work on the Franklin Elementary yearbook and we would love to collect as many individual student photos as possible. Pictures are due by May 5th and – to submit student pictures you must be logged in with your student/student’s LWSD account. Click here to upload pictures. You must be logged in with your student’s LWSD account.

  • Stand in front of a plain/solid color background
  • Take a vertical photo from the mid chest up leaving plenty of head room
  • Try not to take a selfie, if at all possible. The front-facing camera on your phone tends to have a camera that takes lower resolution images, so the images might appear blurry in the yearbook.
  • If you can, rename the image in this format: FirstLast_Teacher (e.g., TanjaFournier_McDonald.jpg

Login to with your student's LWSD account, and Upload your picture >

Franklin Math Challenge

The Math Challenge program is available to all students at Ben Franklin Elementary! Hurry, there is one more challenge left this year! Click here to access this month's challenge. Students that complete 12 challenges will be recognized at the end of the year.

Virtual Enrichment Classes

Franklin Elementary has partnered with 6crickets to curate specialized virtual classes from quality providers throughout the nation on a variety of topics including engineering, robotics, debate, math, fitness, dance, music, entrepreneurship, science, theatre, and world languages. Get the details >

News from LSWD

Click here to view the latest news on the LWSD Pathway Forward.

If you're new to the LWSD district, sign up online at Click on “Students & Families” and “Skyward Student Access/Parent Access” to access lunch accounts, online grades, and more.

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