Special Ed Parent Support Meeting on May 17

The last in a series of Support Meetings for Parents of Students with Special Needs will be held Tuesday, May 17, at 6:00 PM at the Franklin Elementary School Media Center. Hosted by the FSSD Special Education department, the topic for this meeting will be “Here Comes the Sun: Summer Activities for Children.” Included will be summer activity ideas and tips to help you and your children stay engaged throughout the season! Occupational Therapist Trisha Clark and Autism Consultant Katie Menanno will address safety training, socialization, fine-motor activities, gross motor activities, life skills training, and learning, literacy, and language opportunities at home. All parents are welcome and child care will be provided. Please contact Beth Herren at 615.238.1867 or herreneli@fssd.org to make arrangements for your child care...

Come aboard for reading fun on FSSD’s Story Bus Plus this summer

The Story Bus Plus program is a free community service offered in the summer by the Franklin Special School District and designed to foster a love of reading in children. It offers reading time and storytelling to children ages 4 through the 4th grade (younger if accompanied by an adult). Children may choose a good book, curl up on a beanbag and read or have books read to them. Whatever the format, children are sure to have a good time aboard the Story Bus Plus. The bus is staffed with certified teachers and paraprofessionals who love reading with children. Parents may sign their children on board for up to 45 minutes while shopping. This is the amount of time that children generally remain interested and enjoy their stay on the bus. For smooth operation of The Story Bus Plus program, parents must adhere to the time limit. Also, a cell phone number must be provided at the time of drop off in case a parent needs to be contacted. The Story Bus Plus will be at the locations below June 6 through July 15 (excluding the week of July 4 – July 8): Mondays:  June 6, 20 and July 11th    Franklin Estates Mobile Home Community700 West Meade Blvd.9:00 – 12:00 Tuesdays:Between Kroger & Target3064 Columbia Avenue9:00-12:00 ThursdaysPublix at Franklin Market Place1031 Riverside Drive9:00-12:00                              For more information, please contact Gina Looney, Story Bus Plus Coordinator, at...

MAC’s Summer of Exploration Calendar/Registration Now Available

MAC (Motivation, Achievement and Creativity) Extended Learning program has set its summer calendar and the activities abound for children whose parents who are looking for a fun and engaging place for their children to hang out this summer! MAC’s Summer of Exploration has themed weeks (Beach Party, Jurassic Journey, Secret Spy, etc) and plenty of field trips (Nashville Sounds, Adventure Science Center, the Rec Center pool, etc.). Two snacks and lunch are also included in the summer rate. Visit MAC online to learn...

Important Registration Information for 2016-2017 School Year

Important Registration Information for 2016-2017 School Year: Thank you to those who have pre-registered their children for next year using Skyward Family Access. While the official registration period is over, Skyward Family Access is still available for those who have not yet logged on to enroll their students. Important budget and personnel decisions that are being made now rely on accurate student enrollment numbers, so your prompt attention to completing student registration is extremely important. Also, if you have registered, but NOT YET submitted your proofs of residency, please send two current utility bills with your name and address printed on them to your child’s school office. Students are not considered enrolled and will not be assigned to a class until all documents are turned in. Thank you for taking the time to update your child’s student records and enrollment information for next school year....