School Happenings

Parent Council

The mission of Parent Council is to support and sponsor Elmwood Franklin School’s programs, projects, events and activities. We strive to encourage communication between administration and Parent Council members by sharing matters of mutual concern, working together on fundraising events and encouraging involvement by all parents in the school community.

We would like to welcome you to the 2013/2014 school year and to Elmwood Franklin’s Parent Council. Each parent or guardian of an Elmwood Franklin student is a member of Parent Council.

2013/2014 Parent Council Executive Committee
Terri Rich, President

Tracy Heneghan, Vice-President
Katharine Popat, Secretary

Marni Bogart, Treasurer

Jody Warner, Room Rep Coordinator

Committee Chairs and Volunteers
Passive Fundraising/Box Tops: Anna Geronimo and Anna Voelkl
Fall Family Picnic
: Marie and Susan Andersen-Strait
Fall Book Fair: Gretchen Galvin, Josephine Siddiqui and Joan Good
Teacher Treats: Patti Jablonski-Dopkin
Prep & Lower School Ice Cream Social: 
Maria Conrad
Original Works: Josephine Siddiqui

Parent Council is looking for volunteers and we hope you will begin or continue to be an active member of Parent Council. If you would like to join a committee and have not done so yet, please download the Parent Council Volunteer Form or e-mail

Meeting Dates for 2013/2014 School Year
We meet the third Thursday of every other month at 8:15 a.m. in the school dining room, unless otherwise notified. We encourage all to attend.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thursday, January 16, 2014 (5:30 p.m.)
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Parent Council Speaker Series
Opposite the Parent Council meetings, the Parent Council Speaker Series is held every other month at 8:15 a.m. in the school dining room. The Parent Council brings in a speaker to share information or insight on a specific topic of interest to parents. If you would like to suggest a topic or speaker, please e-mail

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Contact the Parent Council

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