Franklin MS Weekly Update - March 17

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Award-winning author, Jennifer Nielsen, visited Franklin MS on March 14.


Franklin Families and Students,

Good Afternoon!

It has been a wonderful week at FMS. We had an amazing Author Visit on Tuesday, a Theatre field trip to the Kennedy Center and an afterschool Roller Skating Party on Wednesday, and several successful performances by our Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs. I would like to share a special THANK YOU to our PTA for supporting the Author Visit from the award-winning writer, Jennifer Nielsen. This was an outstanding and memorable experience for our students.

We are also pleased to share that our Rising 9th Grade students will be able to participate in the High School Activities Fair at Oakton and Chantilly on Friday, March 24, 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about clubs, sports and tips to succeed at Oakton and Chantilly High School. Students will also have the chance to meet Oakton and Chantilly staff members, including administrators, counselors and club sponsors.

Students will depart from Franklin Middle School at 9:30 AM and return at 12:00 PM. All students attending the field trip will eat during C lunch when they return to FMS.  Permission slips have been distributed during all lunches and will continue to be available in the main office and on Schoology for students. Permission slips are due back to the main office by Tuesday, March 21. Please reach out to our After School Specialist, Courtney Mollé, with any questions.

Best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.


Dustin Wright



Important Dates

March 23 - Religious and Cultural Observance - First Full Day of Ramadan

April 3-7 - Spring Break

April 13 - End of 3rd Quarter, 2 HR Early Release at 12:15 PM (No After School Program)

April 14 - No School - Student Holiday and Teacher Workday

April 21 - No School - Holiday - Eid al Fitr


Stress Less, Laugh More Week

We are excited to kick off Stress Less, Laugh More Week starting Monday, March 27! Our students will spend time throughout the week learning ways to support their mental health and wellness and also have the opportunity to visit with therapy dogs. Please see the schedule below for our daily themes. If you would like to learn more about mental health resources, please visit the FCPS Mental Health page and the Parent Resource Center. We appreciate your support and hope this is a helpful, fun week for all as we focus on mental health and wellness.


Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 19

Please save the date for the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 19 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The art show will feature artworks from: Chantilly HS, Franklin MS, Rocky Run MS, Brookfield ES, Greenbriar East ES, Greenbriar West ES, Lees Corner, ES, Oak Hill ES, and Poplar Tree ES. Families are invited for fun activities and to view featured artwork. There will also be food trucks, so come hungry!


Franklin MS After School Program Information

Please click here for the March 20 - March 31 activities.  

We hope your child has found an interest in one or more of our after-school activities. As a reminder, many of our clubs are “open enrollment” meaning students are welcome to start attending whenever they are ready. For questions regarding the After School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.


Lost and Found

We have accumulated many misplaced items. Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the cafeteria. At the end of the school day on Friday, March 31, any remaining items will be donated to a local charitable organization.


Franklin MS Office Closed During Spring Break

Our school office will be closed during the week of April 3-7. We will resume normal office hours on April 10.


Summer Music Camp at South County Middle School

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings (formally Stallion Summer Strings) is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School weekdays from July 10-21 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day. Please click here for more information and to register.


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