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Franklin Borough School


Teachers can be contacted by calling (973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next to their names.


Teaching Staff

Ms. Kelly Callahan - ext. 419

Mrs. Bridget Campana - ext. 468

Ms. Jamie Dippel - ext. 451

Mrs. Michele Fuzia - ext. 458

Mrs. Lisa Grillo - ext. 414

Ms. Melissa Storch - ext. 427


 Ms. Callahan, Ms. Dippel, Mrs. Grillo
kcallahan@fboe.org | jdippel@fboe.org | lgrillo@fboe.org




March has arrived!  We eagerly await sunshine and spring weather.  We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Seuss, and the Tasting of the Green on St. Patrick’s Day.           

During the month of March, please review letters and their corresponding sounds with your child.  The students have been introduced to the concept of both the upper and lower case letters, so practice writing, too.  We continue our work with sight words.  Some of our sight word are the, I, and, a, with, see, we, my, and can.  Please practice finding these words when you read to your child.  

In math, students will count to twenty and continue to practice with addition and subtraction.  We will begin shapes and measurement and continue our work with teen numbers.  Please review the numbers one through ten with your child by having him/her find these numbers in magazines, newspapers, and junk mail.  The children love this game of find a number!    

In science, we will learn about wind and weather.  The students will analyze clouds and create an observation book.  Observing weather and weather changes is exciting at this time of year when the weather is very unpredictable.  We will discuss how the weather impacts our lives and the varying types of weather.  

Please remember to send your child in layers of clothing.  This allows your child to add or remove layers in class for comfort.  Thank you for your cooperation! 


Dates to Remember:

March 17, 2017 – St Patrick’s Day

March 9, 2017   – Teacher’s In service- 12:30 p.m. dismissal


Mrs. Campana

shamrocks     shamrocks     shamrocks     shamrocks     shamrocks    


With a pot of gold sitting on the classroom whiteboard, the students are feeling quite lucky for some things that they have. March is our "lucky month" because we have family members, pets, toys, and things in our environment that make us feel very lucky! One lucky upcoming event involves a little, green, mischievous character that visits on "Green Day." 

This month the students will continue to strengthen their reading skills by reading books about time passing by and about the life cycles of various animals. The students are already familiar with signs (American Sign Language) for several animals. Ask them to tell you and show you one or two.

Along with the Dr. Seuss theme, our reading time will include several Dr. Seuss books. After coloring one of  Dr. Seuss' characters,  our class will  watch an illustrated book movie of one Dr. Seuss treasures.   

shamrocks     shamrocks     shamrocks     shamrocks     shamrocks 


Mrs. Fuzia

March News

 ladybug on flower 

Spring is just around the corner, and our lessons and activities will be surrounded by the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season! Celebrations of Dr Seuss’ birthday and St Patrick’s Day will also be noted with books, literacy activities, and crafts. March will prove to be a fun and exciting month for all your children!


Important Dates:

March 9- 12:30 p.m. dismissal

March 12- Daylight Savings Time begins (Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour!)

March 17- St Patrick’s Day (Wear green!)

March 20-22- Scholastic Book Fair


Why fit in when you were born to stand out?     ~Dr Seuss 


Ms. Storch


Kindergarten students will work on beginning and ending letter sounds. We will work in a variety of centers sorting words by their beginning and ending sounds. Students will also focus on consonant vowel consonant (CVC) words. Our sight word wall is growing each week, and the students are so excited when we add new words.  

First grade students will explore long vowel spelling patterns through sorting activities. The students will continue to strengthen their reading skills during independent reading time. We will discuss the story elements of our fiction books and answer comprehension questions. Students will practice their weekly high frequency words through word building activities. 

The second grade students will focus on r-controlled vowels. Students will practice words with r-controlled vowels through sorting activities. The students will work with a partner to practice their high frequency words by completing mystery word activities. We will continue to focus on using a variety of strategies to improve reading fluency. 







Last update March 13, 2017