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164 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901    |    P 607.762.8100
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
262 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903 
Phone: (607)762-8340   Fax: (607) 762-8393 
Franklin School Supply Lists 2017-2018
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B Logo BCSD Seeks to Improve Communication through Family Engagement Task Force
The district is creating a Family Engagement Task Force and would like your input. We realize that the only way to improve engagement, communication and collaboration is to listen and learn from our families as to what we can do better to support them. The Task Force will meet three times this year and anticipate the first meeting to be held in February 2018. We would like some input on the location and times that work best for families. We will also use this information as we plan future events. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey and hope you are interested and able to join us. Thank you. Here is a link to the Family Engagment Survey 
Franklin Students hop into math in a fun manner image Franklin Students hop into math in a fun manner

Students at Ben Franklin Elementary took part in a fun program to help them learn math faster on Wednesday night.The Math and Movement program is an interactive workshop that takes a multi-sensory approach to learning.It incorporates physical activity with visual stimuli that makes learning fun, active, and memorable. It uses specially designed floor mats and banners to help kids dance, walk and hop their way to mastering math and reading concepts. Watch the story on WBNG.   

B Logo BCSD Introduces NEW Three-Hour Delay for Winter Weather
The district is committed to a process that ensures decisions regarding the safety and well-being of our entire school community are made wisely and in a timely fashion. The following are general guidelines followed when determining a delay or closure: For snow, ice or other weather-related delays, we monitor the current conditions and the forecasted conditions for travel between the times of 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Given the weather conditions, we take into consideration the ability of our staff to plow parking lots and sidewalks, as well as, the ability of local municipalities to plow and make streets passable.   
In the news graphic BCSD Alumnus, Rod Serling Celebrated for his Legacy
It's been nearly 60 years since "The Twilight Zone" first aired on TV. Rod Serling's hometown has gone through some changes since then, but pieces of Binghamton that inspired the Emmy Award winning screenwriter still remain.

Serling was born in Syracuse and moved to Binghamton with his family in 1924. His time in Binghamton would inspire one of the reoccurring themes in Serling's work. “To get away from the stress of work, the stress of everyday life and to go back to his hometown," says Larry Kassan, Serling enthusiast and Special Events and Theater Coordinator at Binghamton High School. Watch the Rod Serling Story on WICZ.   

In the news graphic Franklin Elementary Gets Large Donation of Books
Students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary each went home with a new book Friday. More than 500 students made their picks from hundreds of available selections. The books were donated by the Grady Edge Reading program, through New York State United Teachers. Officials say that they hope students take more than just a book away from this experience. Watch the story on WBNG and WIVT 
Upcoming Events
Coolidge Winter Concert
Mon Dec 18 2017
Board Meeting - 7 p.m.
Tue Dec 19 2017
Franklin Booster Club
Wed Dec 20 2017
Early Release Day
Fri Jan 12 2018
Suzanne Thomas, Principal
Kyle Skinner
Kyle Skinner, Assistant Principal 
Contact Numbers
Main Office:  Susie Harding  762-8340
Suzanne Evans  762-8345
Social Worker:  Jessica Waffle  762-6062
Librarian:  Lisa Besecker  762-8351
UHS Ben's Health Care:
Stacey Stalter, PNP  762-6017
Judy Vergason, MOA 762-6017
Board Representative
Penelope Harper
Penelope Harper
Liz Rosenberg
Liz Rosenberg
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