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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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In the news graphic BCSD Awarded $2.9 Million Grant for Afterschool Programs
A nearly $3 million grant will help give more than 400 Binghamton City School District students access to new after-school programming. Binghamton schools received a $2.9 million grant from the New York State Office of Child and Family Services through the Empire State Afterschool Program, the district announced Thursday.The program is funded statewide by a $35 million appropriation in the state budget that allows high-need districts to partner with non-profit agencies to provide after-school programs. View the stories on PressConnects, WBNG, WICZ and WIVT 
In the news graphic 25th Annual Distinguished Graduates Dinner Honors Seven Alumni
Binghamton High School held its 25th alumni dinner on Thursday night.Various alumni filled the art gallery outside of the Helen Foley Theatre to reunite as current students hosted the event. There was a spread of appetizers and punch with music put on by students. Alumni were able to chat and catch up with each other.Each year the school honors several alumni that have reached a national recognition in their field. View the story on WBNG and WICZ 
B BCSD Wins Two Awards from NY School Public Relations Association
The Binghamton City School District won two awards from the New York School Public Relations Association. The district newsletter ‘BToday’ won an Award of Merit and the video ‘One Teacher’s Story’ won an Award of Excellence. The video can be viewed on the district’s YouTube channel. Both items were created by the BCSD Public Relations Department through Broome-Tioga BOCES. Congratulations to Doug Titus, Christina Kunzman, Clare Stenta and Jimmie Buyck.  
In the news graphic BCSD Brings Children Together Through Buddy Bench
A national movement known as the Buddy Bench, aiming to bring children together on the playground, is coming to the Binghamton Central School District.The concept of the bench is to bring safe spaces to children who might feel lonely or are looking for a friend during lunch and recess at school.Local mom Kate McKan said she came across the idea on Facebook more than a year ago and was inspired to bring it into the community. Read the story on WBNG 
TK Openings available Transitional Kindergarten Openings Still Available
Transitional Kindergarten or TK openings are still available. TK serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, functioning to provide students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success. Children must be five years old by Dec. 1. For more information please contact Brenda Lidestri at 762-8100 ext. 308. 
Upcoming Events
Oct
18
Franklin Booster Club
Wed Oct 18 2017
Oct
18
School Picture Day
Wed Oct 18 2017
Nov
4
Nov
10
No School Veterans Day
Fri Nov 10 2017
Nov
14
Nov
15
Franklin Math Night
Wed Nov 15 2017
Administration
 
 
Suzanne Thomas, Principal
Kyle Skinner
Kyle Skinner, Assistant Principal 
Contact Numbers
Main Office:  Susie Harding  762-8340
Nurse/Teacher: 
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
Forms & Information
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