Parent Education Group (PEG)
This is a parent resource and support group that meets monthly to discuss and address the learning differences of all our children. Professionals and experts in a variety of fields come to discuss educational, social and child-rearing issues. Please see The Almanack for speaker topics, dates and times.
Franklin Leadership Action Group or FLAG (Site Governance Council Committee)
A group formed to bring issues of importance to Franklin and its community-at-large and help facilitate their discussion, action and implementation. FLAG initiatives may include organizing attendance at Board of Education or Santa Monica City Council meetings, letter/e-mail writing campaigns, circulating of petitions, phone banking and precinct walking to provide awareness of national, state, or local PTA endorsed proposals or ballot issues.
Room Parents (PTA Committee)
Designated parents in each classroom serve as essential resources to
- serve on Franklin's Emergency Phone Tree
- disseminate school information
- attend PTA meetings and serve as PTA liaisons
- help teachers directly with classroom events and festivities, and
- be responsible for organizing class parents to work in the class booth at Carnival.
See the Room Parent volunteer form in the First Day Packet.
Science Club (PTA Committee)
The Club encourages the love of Science by sparking a child's natural curiosity to explore the world around them. The Club meets monthly for hands-on science experiments and demonstrations. Meetings rely on parents participating together with their K-5th child/ren at each meeting. (No drop-offs are allowed.) Franklin Parents with scientific expertise have volunteered at the Egg Drop Engineering Contest and arranged presentations of a NASA Mars Rover Engineer and on a Biofuel engine among many activities. The annual Science Fair is an integral part of the Science Club. Notice is given in the Almanack.
If you are interested in chairing or being involved in any of these PTA or Site Governance Council programs or committees, please contact the appropriate PTA or Site Governance Council representative.