Please note that some committees require signing up for particular dates or duties.

Beginning of the Year Support:

August 3-11, 2023

  • Morning Support 7:40-8:20
  • Lunch Support 11:15-12:15
  • Afternoon Support 2:30-3:00
    • Wednesday Afternoon 12:30-1:00

This will run for the first 2 weeks of school. Parents will need to be on campus before or after school to help children find their way around and learn the drop off and pick up routine. Parents can also help in cafeteria for school breakfasts and/or lunch. The committee chair will email volunteers to sign up for shifts.


Arts and Letters Night:

Date TBD

Volunteers assist with judging the arts, writing, and poetry contests.  Criteria for judging will be provided. Arts and Letters Night: Parents help with preparing art for display, set up for Arts & Letters Night and clean up.


Book Fair:
Fall Dates: Monday, September 18th through Thursday, September 21st.
Spring Dates: Monday, February 26th through Thursday, February 29th.
Signing up for the Book Fair will count toward (1) committee commitment.
This event is held in the campus library immediately after school during the weeks of Teacher Conferences.
The committee chair will email a sign up for volunteers to support in shifts of one (1) hour increments.
Volunteers will be asked to do any of the following:
  • Greet people at the door and ask them to leave their backpacks/supplies near the door while browsing, and also keep an eye on the backpacks/supplies while students are browsing the book fair.
  • Check people out at the Point of Sale register, which is user friendly and self explanatory. Students are also encouraged to help check out customers with the supervision of an adult.
  • When the Book Fair event is over (that Thursday), assist in packing up books and products.

Copy  Committee:

Copy materials for the teachers. Times can depend on your availability, but copying must be done DURING SCHOOL HOURS. The teachers depend on this committee so your commitment throughout the school year is critical. This is one hour every week, and training will be provided.  You will be able to sign up for the day of the week that works best for you.


Ice Cream Social Event:

Date TBD - Spring 2024

The ice cream social is the main fundraising event for the Franklin Parent Organization. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, clean-up, or help serve ice cream during the event. You can also visit local businesses to ask for donation items to be raffled off during the event. A letter with the Franklin at Jordan FPO’s 501(c) (3) status will be provided to assist in soliciting donations. This can be done as early as August, as many businesses might want to donate in the 2023 tax year as opposed to 2024. Volunteers also assist with organizing and putting together raffle baskets.

*The FPO Board will be responsible for any lighting, sound, generators and any other rentals for the event. They will also, be responsible to create and distribute all flyers and pre-sale information for the event.

Food and Entertainment: 

  • Ice cream, whether this is donated or purchased (if it is in budget)
  • Finding a reasonable dinner option for families to pre-purchase
  • Sourcing drinks for purchase, whether donated or purchase (if it is in budget)
  • Finding entertainment, such as a group or single performance
  • Creating games and activities for the day of the event

Raffle:

  • Reaching out to companies to donate raffle items
  • Helping with classroom raffle basket ideas
  • Putting together raffle baskets for the classrooms, on campus
  • Setting up the raffle baskets day of and assisting with the raffle during the event, on campus

Operations:

  • Day of setup and teardown, possible next day clean up
  • Monitoring raffle baskets
  • Welcoming and counting attendees
  • Day of sales for tickets
  • Distribution of food & drink
  • Passing out ice cream
  • Running activities
  • Selling any products from the FPO

Literature Review/Media Center Assistance:

All library books used at Franklin must be read and critiqued by parents. The reading can be completed at home and criteria for assessing books is provided. In addition to reviewing books this committee also supports by re-shelving books, maintaining shelves, assisting with book care and repair, creating bookmarks, and setting up displays throughout the year. This can be scheduled around your availability. This committee is year-round. The library is open to parents from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily.


Teacher / Staff Appreciation:

Assist with showing staff appreciation throughout the school year. This is a great committee for parents who cannot physically be on campus but are willing to make treats or send in donated foods for appreciation days. You will be contacted by the committee head with what items need to be purchased & brought in.


Track & Field Day:

March 14 – 15, 2024

This is an outdoor activity held in the spring where volunteers assist in running events and supervising children.  Descriptions of the events and tasks are provided to volunteers. This is a one-time event and even if you do sign up for both days, it counts as only one committee requirement. Children who do not attend Franklin should not be brought with volunteer parents.


Winter/Spring Sing:

This committee will be involved in planning decorations/event theme, setup, clean up, and ushering at both our winter and spring concerts. This is an evening event and setup would begin around 4:00 p.m. 

The Winter/Spring Sing events are two separate committees.