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Ben Franklin Elementary News

All Incoming Kindergarten Students - Free Program

The Kindergarten Readiness Academy is a FREE five-week program designed to assist incoming kindergarten students in becoming comfortable in a school setting, while exposing students to letters, numbers, literature, science, math and art concepts.

The program meets three days per week for five weeks, beginning on July 5. The dates are: July 5, 6, 7; 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27; and August 1, 2, 3 from 9 a.m. until noon. Breakfast and lunchtime snacks will be served.

Call 740-670-7000 to register.

*Children who will be 5 years of age, on or before September 30th, meet the age requirement for kindergarten.*

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Open House Dates for Ben Franklin Students

Class lists for grades 1-5 will be posted on the front windows of the school on August 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Open House grades 1-5 is scheduled for August 14 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Class lists for kindergarten students will be posted on the front windows of the school on August 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Open House is for kindergarten students is scheduled for August 21 from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

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2nd issue of The Paw Print Available Now

2nd issue of The Paw Print Available Now

The second of issue of the Newark City Schools newsletter, The Paw Print, is available now. The issue was mailed throughout the community, and will be available at each of our schools and other locations in the community. Please download the issue here. Our first issue is available at this link. More +
Supply Lists for the 2016-17 school year

Supply Lists for the 2016-17 school year

Supply lists for students entering grades K-8 are now available. Families can download the list for elementary schools here. The middle school lists are available, as well: Heritage Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Wilson Middle School. More +

District News

Meeting for girls in grades 3-6 interested in Jr. Cats Cheerleading

Meeting for girls in grades 3-6 interested in Jr. Cats Cheerleading

The Jr. Cats Cheerleading program is holding an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, for girls entering grades 3 through 6 who are interested in participating. At the meeting, parents can learn more about teams, uniforms and shoes, a practice schedule, fundraising opportunities and more. Please click on the following link to find out more: Jr. Cats Cheerleading flyer. Contact Joanna McClain at 740-364-8112 with any questions. More +
Summer Food Service Sites

Summer Food Service Sites

Summer is coming soon. You may be thinking about what your child will do for meals while school is out. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered in your local community and agencies to serve free meals. It’s food that’s in, while school is out. There are no income requirements, and any child under the age of 18 is invited to eat. To find the list of local summer food service sites, click this link. More +
Kindergarten Readiness Academy expands districtwide

Kindergarten Readiness Academy expands districtwide

Incoming kindergarten students now have the option to attend a five-week Kindergarten Readiness Academy across the district. The Kindergarten Readiness Academy is a five-week program meant to assist new students in becoming comfortable in a school setting, while exposing students to letters, numbers, literature, science, math and art concepts.  More +
Starting Conversations wrap-up

Starting Conversations wrap-up

On April 26, Newark City Schools and a variety of community organizations hosted a daylong series of events designed to bring the conversation of drug addiction out into the open. Here are a few photos from the day. Also below are a list of links that cover various aspects of the day. We will post videos from each event later. More +
April 2017 Citizens of the Month

April 2017 Citizens of the Month

Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 28 students from grades 4 through 12 in every school as our Citizens of the Month. Students are chosen for what they do both inside and outside of the classroom. Also every month, a different group from one of our schools performs for students and their families. This month, the Liberty Middle School Stage Band performed for the families. Thank you to The Energy Cooperative for sponsoring this month's lunch. A Facebook photo gallery is available here. More +
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