Posts Tagged ‘Franklin Elementary School’


Troops Take Part In Read Across America Event—Now in its 12th year, Read Across America Day is the nation’s largest reading event. It focuses on motivating children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills. The reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids and books, and you can too! Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently celebrated by having special visitors read to the students. One special guest reader was Sergeant Garcia, recruiter for the National Guard. In this picture, he is accepting donations of supplies and letters of thanks from the Principal Arina Robinson and the children of Franklin School. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Cilia)


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Happy Holidays from School #4–Linden School #4 Pre-K and the entire School #4 family wishes everyone a Happy Holiday, Photo by Christine Hudak, Linden Public Schools


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thanksgiving-food-drive-a-success-120508Thanksgiving Food Drive A Success—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual Thanksgiving food drive. Pictured here, Ana Rita Marques, Cecilia Acevedo-Herras and Tripti Misir stand by some of the food that the generous families of Franklin School donated. A total of 1,360 food items were donated, helping to make this another successful year. The food will go to other families in Rahway so that they can have a memorable Thanksgiving dinner.

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Students Let Their Imaginations Soar—Frank Buglione, superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, visited all of the city’s elementary schools dressed as an astronaut this week to promote reading. He challenged the students to read a total of 75,000 books during this school year to “fly him to the moon”. The number of books the students read in each building will be counted monthly using the district’s Accelerated Reading Program. Books that are identified as accelerated readers have a brief comprehension test which the children take after reading them. Buglione’s progress will be charted on bulletin boards in each school building, in the Board of Education meeting room at the Middle School, as well as at the Rahway Public Library. The superintendent is pictured during his visit to Franklin School.

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Money Matters

Money Matters—Students in David Antunes’s third grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway got a lesson on budgeting their money. A representative from Washington Mutual Bank of Rahway showed students the difference between what you want and what you need. Students then created a budget to buy both the things that they wanted and the things that they needed. Pictured here, students Milton Vazquez, Cedric Price and Xavier Lighten try to figure out how to save up enough money to buy a new video game. Third grader Ana Oliveira shows us her budgeted amount of money on her calculator

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