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Knights in Training Fun Run Challenge!

posted Sep 22, 2017, 8:30 AM by Joe Clarke

Hello fearless leaders, 

The 7th Annual Knights in Training Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st.  Each year a special trophy is awarded to the one North Andover elementary school with the highest participation rate!  Last year the THOMSON TIGERS dethroned the 4-time champion ATKINSON was an incredible achievement.
​My question for you today is, w​
ho will bring home the trophy for 2017?
Please encourage your school community to join in the fun and take pride in being a future Scarlet Knight!

The Knights in Training Kids’ Run (for kids under 12) will be held at NAHS on Saturday, Oct. 21 as part of the 2017 Homecoming celebration.  
  • Registration Fee: $5.00. 
  • Check-in begins at 8:00AM
  • Kids’ Run begins at 9:00AM
*ALL participants receive a race bib at check-in, a Knights on the Run band bracelet and lots of great giveaways!

Register online at or download a mail-in form.  

Questions? Email:

Important Dates to Start off 2017-2018

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:27 AM by Joe Clarke   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

August 15th - School Tours at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. No need to schedule, just come on by!!

August 21st - Class assignments emailed out to families. As we have done for a few years now, we are utilizing our School Messenger email system to notify all NAPS elementary-aged children of their teacher/class assignments for the 2016-2017 academic school year. This will be communicated through the family email addresses on file in our PowerSchool system. Each email will be child/family specific and will not contain a complete class listing. In addition, class lists will not be posted at the school.

August 30th - New Family Orientation at 6:00 in the back courtyard (no tour available at this event - please come on the 15th for a tour of the building)

September 5th - First day of school for 1st-5th and Kindergarten Orientation from 9:30-10:30. Kindergarten parents, please see the post below for more specific info about Kindergarten.

September 6th - First day of school for Kindergarten

September 9th - Welcome Back Picnic from 1:00-3:00 on the playground

September 12th - First PTO meeting of the year at 7:00 pm in the Franklin Library

September 13th and 20th - First early release days of the year (1:45 dismissal)

September 25th - K-2 Open House from 6:00-8:00 pm (specific grade level times will follow)

September 26th - 3-5 Open House from 6:00-8:00 pm (specific grade level times will follow)

November 7th - No school for students; full day parent conferences

Dismissal Form 2017-2018

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:18 AM by Joe Clarke

Hey Hey Hey, Franklin Families! Below, I have attached a copy of the Dismissal Form for you to fill out and send in with your child on the first day of school. This form enables us to know how to send your child home safely. If at any point throughout the year you need to change the dismissal plan for a day or two, please send in a note to your child's teacher that morning alerting him/her of the change for the day. If your plan is changing permanently though, please fill out the form and send it in to your child's teacher again. Thanks for your cooperation!

Kindergarten Information 2017-2018

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:10 AM by Joe Clarke

Welcome to all Kindergarten families! We are excited to welcome all of your little dragons into our den. There is a lot going on at the school as we prepare for the upcoming school year, but please check out some of the important links below for more information on important Kindergarten dates and events! And we hope to see you all of you new families at New Family Orientation on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the back courtyard.
Kindergarten Orientation
This is a chance for your child to meet their teacher and for you to meet and get some more information from Mr. Clarke, the principal.
Dismissal Plan
This tells the school how your child will go home each day. VERY IMPORTANT
Important Dates
Kindergarten Supply List
Suggested materials to bring with you on your first day

Supply Lists 2017-2018

posted Jul 31, 2017, 8:40 AM by Joe Clarke

Please check out the suggested supply lists from each grade level below. Due to a lot of research and careful consideration, we are asking that if you are planning on sending in any type of disinfectant wipes, please avoid sending any in with bleach or harsh anti-bacterial chemical agents. Please try to select products that are more naturally derived and do not contain bleach. Thank you for helping to keep our school minty-fresh and free of harsh chemicals!

Summer Registration Dates 2017-2018

posted Jul 10, 2017, 7:57 AM by Joe Clarke   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Franklin Summer Registration Dates


Mr. Clarke, Franklin Principal, will be available on the following dates to help you with new student registrations:


Tuesday, July 18

Tuesday, July 25

Tuesday, August 1

Tuesday, August 22



 Please visit the registration page for important information prior to your arrival:

Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions:

Franklin Open House Schedule 2016-2017

posted Sep 15, 2016, 5:52 AM by Joe Clarke

 Welcome back to school, everyone! The year has started off with high energy and lots of fun! Each year there is a time period for parents to come in, meet their child's teacher, and get an understanding of what curriculum and classroom procedures will be followed for the current school year. This is a parents-only event, but it is NOT a one-on-one parent conference time but rather a group presentation. Parent Conferences are in November (more on that later!). Below is the schedule for when each grade level's open house is being conducted. Feel free to arrive at the school 15 minutes before your assigned time and head into the cafeteria to meet the PTO board, sign up for some events, and get welcomed back by yours truly, Mr. Clarke!
Monday, September 26th
     2nd grade - 6:00-6:30
     Kindergarten - 6:45-7:15
     1st grade - 7:30-8:00
Tuesday, September 27th
     5th grade - 6:00-6:30
     3rd grade - 6:45-7:15
     4th grade - 7:30-8:00
See you then!

Franklin Art Room Blog

posted Aug 3, 2016, 1:42 PM by Joe Clarke

Dear Franklin Families-

Are you interested in seeing what your children are making in the Franklin Art Room?
Please check out the Franklin Elementary School Art Room Facebook page! This page will be updated frequently with project information and pictures of working students.

Like our page at --> Franklin Elementary School Art

~Mrs. Rivera, Art Teacher

Franklin Spirit Wear!

posted Aug 3, 2016, 1:39 PM by Joe Clarke

Hey Hey Hey everyone! Now you can purchase Franklin Spirit Wear ALL YEAR LONG! Click on the image below to check out the website and all of the Franklin gear you can handle! :)

Playground Guidelines

posted Jul 16, 2016, 6:28 AM by Michael Motherway

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