You’ll find a number of updates from our Grade Seven students who are well on their way for their Capstone projects.

Before we get to the new projects, please find a few thank you messages from students who have already completed Capstone activities:
“Good Day! Parents of BFCCPS,
This is Vinay B.and as you know, I had a movie night on Friday April 29th. It was a very successful movie night with many parents, students and their siblings at the event. I truly thank each and everyone who participated in the movie night and spending their evening with me for this cause. BFCCPS is a community of people who like to help, and it was so apparent in the movie night. Many parents were generously donating money for the cause. I am sure that you are going to put a big smile on the infants at Boston children’s hospital. I also thank the parents who couldn’t come to the movie night, but still donated money to help the cause of supporting the infants at  Boston Children’s hospital. With this strong parent community support, you are not only supporting for the cause but also giving the students, great motivation & confidence now & for their future.Can’t thank you all enough!
Have a great rest of the day.
Sincerely, Vinay B.”

Hello – This is Stephanie B. and I wanted to thank all the teachers, parents and students who donated toward my Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on May 7th.  The event was a big success and the CF Foundation was grateful for the donation.  Thanks again for supporting the cause.

“Thank you to these three helpful dogs that assisted the kids and faculty to feel calm and confident during PARCC testing at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School . This was the second step of my service project and everyone felt better after visiting the dogs! I would love to have them back another time!” – Jack B. Grade 7 BFCCPS


 

Used Field Hockey Equipment Drive:

Adriana N. will be holding a used field hockey equipment drive to benefit the Franklin Recreation Department from May 2 through May 13.  A donation box will be in the trophy case area.  Donations of shin pads, socks, mouth guards, field hockey sticks, and field hockey balls are needed.  Thank you for your help!   

Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser for Boston Children’s Speech Communications Department: 

By a drawstring Cinch Sac or any Thirty One item and a portion of the sale will help raise funds for the Boston Children’s Speech Communications Department.  You will be supporting Hannah M.’s Capstone Project and getting organized just in time for summer.  See the attached flyer for details.


HELP OUR VETERANS:  
Have you ever thought about giving back to those who have protected our country?  Now’s your chance!  Robby T. is currently holding a book/magazine drive to support the veterans at the VA hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. The books/magazines are items that are frequently requested by the veterans during their visit; however, there are no funds in the VA hospital’s budget to purchase them.  The books may be dropped off in the front office through the end of the school year.  Thank you for your support! 

Field Hockey Clinic: Adriana N. (7th grade) will be holding a field hockey clinic at BFCCPS fields for her capstone project.  This clinic will be open to student students from grades kindergarten to 5th grade. The camp will be $20 for 5 sessions or $5 for one session.The camp begins May 10th and runs through June 7th.
Click for more details and an enrollment packet.

 
Donation Drive: Mythili B. will be holding a donation drive from May 16 through May 26 to benefit Planet Aid.  Her Capstone Project is designed to raise awareness for recycling.  Please help by donating gently used clothing, donation bins will be available on each floor.

Popsicle Sales:
  • Vibha K. will be holding a popsicle sale from May 16th through the 20th.  The popsicle sale will be open to students in grades 3-6 and sold during recess. Each popsicle will be $1.00 and all proceeds will be donated to an animal shelter in India which supports strays in need.
  • Connor V. from 7th Grade is working with the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) to raise awareness for sports concussions.  He will be holding a popsicle sale on 5/31 from 11:50 to 12:10 to raise money for the CLF.  Popsicles will be available for $1 each.
  • Sam P. will be raising money for the SAFE coalition, an organization that is working to help stop the opiod crisis in Franklin. He will be holding a popsicle sale to raise money. They will be 50 cents each. The event will be held during recess for 3rd – 6th graders from June 7th and June 9th.

Donation Drive: Mythili B. will be holding a donation drive from May 16 through May 26 to benefit Planet Aid.  Her Capstone Project is designed to raise awareness for recycling.  Please help by donating gently used clothing, donation bins will be available on each floor.

Donation Drive for Bellingham Senior Center:  Josh R. will be having a donation drive for the Bellingham Senior center as part of his Capstone Project. He will be collecting unused cards (thank you, get well, sympathy, birthday and holiday cards) shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, hand sanitize, deodorant, tissues, baby wipes insect repellent, sunscreen and band aids.  The drive will run May 20 through June 2nd and a bin will be available in the Front Office. Donated items will be used to help the residents to live happier and better lives, and a portion will also be donated to the Bellingham Food Pantry.


Casey Maeve B. will be holding a drive for 100% cotton fabric, plastic beads and gimp from May 20 through June 10th as part of her Capstone Project to benefit Dress A Girl Around the World.  Boxes will be available in near the trophy case. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Panera Fundraiser Day for Franklin Girls Softball on Saturday, 5/28: Did you know only 1 in 3 children are physically active everyday? Please help Leila F.’s capstone project to support youth sports programs and the Franklin Girls Softball Association.

Visit Panera in Franklin on Saturday, 5/28, to raise funds for this worthy cause by showing the attached flyer when placing your order. Funds go towards youth sporting equipment, scoreboards, field maintenance and more. Thanks for your support!

Dante M will be selling camouflage bracelets at lunch for Grades 3 – 8 for  his Capstone. The bracelets will be going to the Veterans Affairs organization to help our veterans.  The bracelets will cost $2.00 each.
13239962_10209656417630052_42429879892157908_n(1)The PMC Kids Ride is a great way to get active and also help the community.  There will be raffles, prizes and food!  100% of all funds go to the Dana Farber Institute for Cancer Research.  There will be a 3 mile, 6 mile and 10 mile ride. – Justin W.