PTO:  Parent Teacher Organization is made up of our Franklin Staff and Adult Family Members of our Scholars.  

    PTO President:  Martha Coleman
    Principal:  Dana DiTomaso-Junkman

Accelerated Reading:  Students are encouraged to read 20 to 30 minutes each day at home.  The Media Center's books are labeled with the Accelerated Reading Level.  Students who read books within their individual range will grow faster as a reader than students who read books too easy or too hard.  Students are given a STAR reading test by our teaching staff that tells the levels of reading in which they are most comfortable.  This is called their ZPD, Zone of Proximal Development.  This range is where your scholar should read to have greatest success in reading, understanding and scoring an 85% or higher on average for their AR Tests/AR Quizzes.

Scholastic Book FairFranklin School of Innovation has two Scholastic Book Fairs each year.  The dates of the Book Fairs usually coincide with Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The Book Fairs are held in the Media Center.  Come visit the Book Fair, before or after your Parent/Teacher Conferences.   

Student Council:  Meetings will be held during school hours in Mrs. Tonko's classroom.  

2019-2020 Battle of the Books Reading List for 5th Grade

The books are available from the Franklin Media Center.  
See Mrs. Suazo for help, if needed.

Battle of the Books List 2017-2018                                                                              
Alphabetically by Author

Anderson                 Chains
Avi                          True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Blackwood               The Shakespeare Stealer
Black                      Doll Bones*
Clements                 Room One:  A Mystery or Two
Coville                    Jennifer Murdley's Toad
Creech                    Ruby Holler
Curtis                      The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Dahl                        The BFG
DuPrau                    City of Ember
Ellis                         The Breadwinner
Fleischman               The Thirteenth Floor
George                     Charlie’s Raven
Haddix                      Among the Hidden
Hiaasen                    Hoot*
Hobbs                      Kokopelli's Flute
Holmes                     Operation Yes
Kehret                      Small Steps:  The Year I Got Polio
Konigsburg                From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. 
Levine                     Hana’s Suitcase
Lin                         Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Lord                       Rules
Lowry                     Number the Stars
Lupica                    Heat
Naylor                    Shiloh
O'Brien                  Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Palacio                  Wonder
Park                      A Single Shard
Paterson                Bridge to Terabithia
Porter                    Billy Creekmore
Rawls                    Where the Red Fern Grows
Rhodes                  Ninth Ward
Ruckman               Night of the Twisters
Ryan                     Esperanza Rising
Smith                    Cryptid Hunters
Speare                  The Sign of the Beaver
Spinelli                  Maniac McGee
Stead                    When You Reach Me
Taylor                   The Cay
Turnage                Three Times Lucky
Winthrop                Castle in the Attic

*New book for this year