Franklin MS Weekly Update - May 6

Franklin Families and Students,

Good afternoon!

We are excited about the week ahead at Franklin Middle School because it will be an opportunity to show our gratitude to a very special group….the staff at FMS! We will be celebrating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week to recognize our dedicated, passionate, and committed educators.

Our outstanding Franklin PTA has been hard at work organizing several events and special treats to honor our staff, but we are also asking for your help! We wanted to provide our entire community with the opportunity to Thank a Staff Member with a short note, a brief message about the impact they have had on your student, or simply a few words that may brighten their day. If you are interested in recognizing a staff member, please fill out this google form.  We will be surprising the staff with these messages throughout the week.

Thank you for helping us show our appreciation to the amazing staff at Franklin Middle School.

With Gratitude,

Dustin Wright



Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - Message from the Franklin MS PTA

The time has come to show your appreciation for all of our wonderful teachers and staff. Though they should be celebrated every day, we want to shower them a little extra during the week of May 8-12. Please click here for a Sign Up Genius to donate food items that will be provided to our wonderful staff during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. For those who cannot donate food items, or prefer to donate monetarily, please consider donating via our PayPal link. Thank you for your support!


Important Dates

May 8-12 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 9 - Reading SOL Testing

May 12 - 8th Grade Dance

May 16 - Science SOL Testing (8th Grade Only)

May 23 - Math SOL Testing

May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 30 - Make-Up SOLs


Spring SOL Testing Calendar

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and possible changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Please avoid absences, such as scheduling appointments, during this time. As always, it is important for students to arrive at school on time, especially on these testing days.


SOL testing calendar pic


Student Laptop Chargers

Students are responsible for charging their laptops every night so that they are able to fully participate in learning throughout the school day. Please check in with your student to ensure they have a charger and are actively keeping their school laptop charged. This will be particularly important prior to SOL testing starting next week. If your student needs a replacement charger, the cost is $23.00. You can purchase one through MySchoolBucks, or send in cash or check. 


SEL Screener

Students in grades 3-12 took the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener in March. The SEL Screener reports will be mailed directly to families in the next week. This website includes both the Parent Report as well as a Family Guide to support you in understanding results and ideas for talking with your student about their results. Both are available in multiple languages. To learn more about SEL and how we support students at school and at home please see the FCPS SEL website. Please reach out to our school counselors, school psychologist or school social worker with any questions.


SCA Presents an 8th Grade Dance on May 12

We hope your 8th grade child will be able to join us on Friday, May 12 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for an 8th grade dance. Tickets are $5 and will need to be purchased on > School Store anytime between Monday, May 8 and Thursday, May 12. For questions regarding the dance, please email Mrs. Mollé.


8th grade dance flyer


Franklin MS After School Program Information

The schedule for May 8 - May 19 can be found here. For questions regarding the After School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé. The last day for all after school programs and late buses will be Thursday, May 25.


Student Intention Forms - Moving This Summer?

If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to Ms.Smith at your earliest convenience.


Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS secondary schools can enroll in the Institute for the Arts (IFTA). IFTA is a two- or four-week summer arts enrichment program for students in rising 7th through 12th grades.  Students create their own schedules in art, music, theatre, and dance from nearly 80 courses offered. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the website for more information or email


Chantilly HS Boys Basketball Camp

Please click here for information on the 2023 Chantilly Charger Boys Basketball Camp, which will be at Chantilly HS the week of June 26 - 30.


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