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September 2017 Parent Power News

September 2017 Edition
Charlotte L. Matthew, Principal
Nichelle Logan Jones, A.P.
Patrice Joseph, A.P.
Principal’s Message
Making Connections
Your Parent Power Newsletter is named “Parent Power” because I know parents have the power to make a difference in their child’s school. This is truly exemplified by our BFE families and as your child’s Principal, I am truly thankful.
September brings many opportunities to get involved with our school. The month begins with an extended weekend as we have the Labor Day holiday the 4th. Thursday, September 7th there is a Town Hall meeting at McDonogh 35 Senior High School. Wednesday the 13th is the first of our three Grandparents Days for PK – 1st. Thursday the 14th for grades 2 – 5th and Friday the 15th for grades 6 – 8th. Our Grandparents Luncheon is a very popular event, where our students get to eat lunch with their Grandparents! September 12th is our Mid Quarter Conferences. We will send report cards home at the end of each quarter. We are having a Mid Quarter Conference which is mandatory for all parents so that you can be informed of the progress your child has made so far in the first quarter. Please mark your calendar or post the calendar on the reverse side of this paper on your refrigerator.
Superintendent To Discuss Citywide Survey; Vision For Unified School District
The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is hosting town hall forums as part of an ongoing commitment to significant public engagement. The OPSB will share findings from March’s Citywide Survey, discuss plans for the current and upcoming school year, and invite public comment. The town hall forums are part of the OPSB’s public engagement efforts as the state’s Recovery School District (RSD) steps back and OPSB begins oversight of all New Orleans public schools for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. There is one Town Hall meeting left, Thursday, September 7th at McDonogh 35 at 6:00 PM. Please come out and represent your school and share your thoughts and insights.
Links for Information
Our theme this year is “Making Connections”, so let’s start the year getting connected with the school and other informative sites.
Our Facebook page: 12298216/
Twitter: website:
OPSB Parent center:
FERPA Guide: pco/ferpa/index.html
ECS Program Description al-childrens-services/program-descriptions/ecs-program/
ECS Disability Discrimination Complaint Procedures -
Discipline Policy and Procedures for Students with Disabilities - al-childrens-services/discipline-policy-procedures-for-students-with-disabilities/
Section 504 Rights and Grievance Procedures - al-childrens-services/section-504- rights-and-grievance-procedures/
Seclusion and Restraint Procedures - al-childrens-services/seclusion-and-restraint-policy-and-procedures/
Campus Information
6101 Chatham Drive
401 Nashville Avenue
FAX – 304-6257

Proud to be a New Orleans Public School!

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School
1116 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Charlotte L. Matthew, Principal

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