A Word From Our Principal

Dear Franklin Families,

I am delighted to welcome you and your child to the 2020-2021 school year at Benjamin Franklin Elementary! I am proud to continue to serve as your school principal, and I remain committed to providing each child with the best possible learning experience. I am dedicated  to providing our students with a high quality education in a RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE learning environment, both virtually and, when safety allows, at the school site.  I am honored to be a part of the Franklin community. 

This year, we are starting the school year with Distance Learning. Your child will participate in live instruction every day, via Microsoft Teams. Students will be using Seesaw and Google Classroom to complete their daily assignments. Our staff has been working diligently to create rigorous and engaging lessons in a warm and caring virtual learning environment to ensure that each of our students thrive.

Our theme for the school year is  Adventure Awaits. This is a year like no other, and as we embark on this new venture in our online platform, we will encourage our scholars  to set goals and persevere in attaining them. We want our students to fly to great heights as we celebrate their accomplishments! Our STEAM approach to instruction allows students to fully engage in solving real-world problems in all subject areas as well as continue to participate in our music program in all grades.  Every staff member at Franklin Elementary is here to support your child to Dream -Believe -Achieve. Our teachers are your partners in your child’s education and they are happy to meet with you.

We are proud of our Franklin community, and we have many opportunities for our parents to participate both inside and outside the classroom. Please know that although parental involvement may look a little different, your active participation will be the key to your child’s success. We invite you to continue to work together with us by staying connected with our school and with your child’s teacher and by joining our PTA. Be sure to also check your email daily for any school updates and be sure to visit www.aesd.org to access district updates.

I look forward to a fantastic school year. I am dedicated to work together to make Franklin Elementary the best place it can be. Together, we will make this a successful year for each and every Franklin Falcon!


Mrs. Bernadette Grzechowiak,

A Word From Our Principal Was Last Modified: September 8, 2020