ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Franklin Elementary School is located near the heart of historic downtown Franklin, TN. The school lies on property that was part of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Although our surroundings are historic, our teaching and learning is innovative with the best research-based practices implemented in our classrooms.

We take pride in the ethnic and economic diversity that exists among our student body. Each child is valued and loved as we work as a community of learners to each reach our potential. You will be impressed as you walk into our school lobby and see the photographs of our students and displays of their artwork proudly decorating our halls. We invite you to come and visit!

We have built a safe, community atmosphere in which we care about and for each other. It is a great environment in which to grow up and become a responsible young adult.

 

Vision, Mission and Beliefs

Franklin Elementary Vision

We envision a school that embraces diversity in a safe and caring environment where assessment drives instruction and students are engaged learners who develop the character traits necessary to become productive citizens.  We envision a school where faculty, parents, and community members collaborate to foster excellence and success in life-long learning.

Franklin Elementary Mission

To provide excellent academic, emotional, artistic, and physical experiences in a professional learning environment.

Our Beliefs

Learning:  We believe everyone is a learner and has the right to learn. All learners are challenged to meet high expectations.  Learning is a life-long endeavor that is meaningful, inquiry-driven, and actively constructed through individual and social experiences.

Stakeholder Expectations:  We believe learning is enhanced when all students, parents, staff, and community members share responsibility in advancing the school’s mission through open and honest communication and collaboration.

Policy Making:  We believe that the policies and decisions focus on meeting the needs of the students and represent the values and beliefs of the school community. We value stakeholder input and collaboration.

Instruction:  We believe effective instruction is student centered and encourages children to explore, experiment, and experience the joy of learning in a safe and nurturing environment. Instruction is differentiated to engage and challenge students while meeting their individual needs.

Relationships:  We believe that positive, trusting relationships are necessary to build and maintain an efficient and effective learning environment.  Our relationships honor diversity, respect different viewpoints, and utilize individual strengths to build a professional learning community.

Assessment:  We believe that purposeful, ongoing assessment drives instruction and measures learning.  Assessments are authentic, varied, and performance driven.

 

Why We Are SPECIAL!
What makes Franklin Elementary so special?

  1. The teachers, the teachers, the teachers! Each one is so very professional , dedicated, personable, creative, and hard working. They are willing to work “outside the box” when appropriate and to always do what’s best for children. They have high expectations for all children and for themselves.
  2. Research-based practices are used to provide excellent instruction, which is differentiated to meet the varied ability level of each student. Teachers have the freedom and encouragement to be creative and “on the cutting edge.” Teachers inform instructional style and classroom organization to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms.
  3. Franklin Elementary is a professional community where students and staff feel accepted and are encouraged to continue life-long learning.
  4. There is ample support for teachers in materials and supplies as well as professional development from both the school and district level.
  5. The curriculum is clearly articulated and is focused on the state standards. Teachers effectively use disaggregated assessment data to plan units and lessons tailored to the specific needs of students.

Welcome to Franklin Elementary
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Upcoming Events

Aug
20
Tue
5:30 pm Parent Orientation Night
Parent Orientation Night
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Parent Orientation Schedule *Kindergarten  –  5:30pm-6:30pm *First Grade and Second Grade –  5:30-6:30pm *Third Grade and Fourth Grade  –  6:15pm-7:15
Aug
27
Tue
all-day FES Spirit Night – Baskin Robbins
FES Spirit Night – Baskin Robbins
Aug 27 all-day
This is a great time for students and families to come together outside of the school and get acquainted and who doesn’t love ice cream! Can wait to see everyone there. Please remember to let… ABOUT
Aug
28
Wed
2:30 pm Room Parent Meeting
Room Parent Meeting
Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please check with front office when you sign in for location for this event.
Aug
30
Fri
8:30 am Early Dismissal Day
Early Dismissal Day
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dismissal will be at 12:30 pm
Sep
6
Fri
10:45 am Grandparent’s Lunch
Grandparent’s Lunch
Sep 6 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Please watch for information that will be sent home in your child’s folder. This is the current grade level lunch schedule and may vary slightly, to accommodate this event. LUNCH SCHEDULE 1ST GRADE – 10:55… ABOUT
Sep
16
Mon
all-day Dot Day Celebration
Dot Day Celebration
Sep 16 all-day
Dot Day Celebration
Students can dress up where dot themed outfits to represent International Dot Day. International Dot Day: Peter H. Reynolds’ classic book, THE DOT, challenges us to ‘Make your mark and see where it takes you.’
Oct
25
Fri
all-day FUN RUN
FUN RUN
Oct 25 all-day
Okay students and families, it is time to run for fun! The students will be on the FES track during their regularly schedule PE time. Schedule: Kindergarten – 8:45-9:45 Third – 9:50 – 10:50 Second… ABOUT
Oct
31
Thu
all-day Fall Parties
Fall Parties
Oct 31 all-day
Schedules for this event will be sent home with your child. Times vary by grade level.