Our website & directory are now updated for 2023-24.
1. Sign up to volunteer
Our events only happen if we have volunteers! It's a fun, rewarding way to connect with your kids, meet new people, and help your community. Events throughout the year include Drive-in Movie Night, Math Mondays, Family Dance, Science Fair, and Book Fair.
2. Join the PTA
Please join the PTA to have a voice in how we support the community! Everyone is welcome to join our monthly meetings, but only members are eligible to vote.
All gifts go 100% into Franklin for enrichment programs, classroom supplies, assemblies, library books, music, science and art supplies, and much more. Click below to donate via PayPal, or learn about other ways to donate. Franklin PTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
WHAT THE PTA DOES
This year (2022-2023) we've had 3 major fundraisers, Fall Turkey Trot, Holiday Cookie Dough Drive and Book Fair.
With your help, Franklin's PTA raised a record $56,450 which augments the school experience of our students. This year, we contributed 100% of the Book Fair profits to go towards our Franklin Library, and the funds raised were able to buy our library another 113 new books for our students to check out!
We were able to deliver the following enrichment programs throughout the school year for various grades. We spent $11,500 to offer these programs.
TK-3 grades - SF Opera Sing-a-Story, CuriOdyssey Workshops
TK-5 grades - NED’s Mindset Mission Performance, Lawrence Hall of Science/Engineering Festival, National PTA Reflections Arts Program, Pop-Up Art Clubs
4-5th grades - Mad Science Workshops & Special Event
Community - Family Math Night, Franklin Reflections Arts Show & Stations
We spent $4150 celebrating our graduating class of Franklin 5th graders funding their yearbooks, graduation t-shirts & party. We wish them a successful transition to their middle school experience!
This year, Franklin PTA took the additional responsibility of funding the field trip transportation for all grades who had planned field trips. We spent $10,200 towards these expenses.
We were able to fully fund the budget for classroom supplies, arts, music & science supplies, student planners & binders and scholastic subscriptions/applications at $15,350 to supplement the classroom needs of all our students & teachers. Additionally, we funded library books worth $3500 and $750 towards Green Team and STEAM supplies.
We celebrated our teachers, volunteers and Franklin administration with appreciation events and funded these events with $4200 for food and thoughtful gifts from Franklin community members.
We spent roughly $5000 in administrative expenses including taxes, council fees, tech software, Founders day luncheon and PTA dinner.
We are making a $5000 donation to BCE on behalf of the Franklin Community which helps fund the teacher salaries for music, arts and PE programs and keeps our classroom sizes small. This would help BCE close the gap on their fundraising goal of $2.75M (currently $2.2M)
Finally, we spent roughly $12,900 in our community events which were offered completely FREE for all attendees. Our three biggest events were Ice Cream & Pizza Social (400 attendees), Franklin Family Dance (420 attendees) and Franklin Family Festival (831 attendees). Our other community building events were Multicultural Night, Samaritan House Drive and Meals on Wheels Holiday Card Drive. All these events were a phenomenal success and really brought our community together. We connected with many new families joining Franklin and bonded with parents, students and community members together after a long hiatus from the pandemic years. We heard many parents share their appreciation of bringing our community together once again at these school events!
Our total expenses for the above were $72,550 that is roughly $188 per student for an enriched school experience. In addition to the turkey trot donations, we received donations through the year and a carry over from our last year’district fiduciary account balance of $6000 which have helped us fund our programs.
MEET THE DAD'S CLUB
The Franklin PTA partners closely with the wonderful Franklin Dad's Club. Please visit their site to learn more!
LEARN ABOUT BCE AND SUPPORT BURLINGAME SCHOOLS
While the PTA directly supports our Franklin Community, the BCE is vital to keeping our Burlingame Elementary and Middle Schools fully funded. Please visit their site to learn more and contribute.
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