Letters from Mr. Harrell

Letters from Mr. Harrell
Posted on 04/30/2020
Mr. Harrell

July 29, 2022


Dear Franktown Families,


We have spent the week in different trainings and kickoff meetings for the 22-23 school year.  For Chandra and I, this time before the school year is always a great time to re-center us to the purpose of our work at Franktown Elementary School- walking alongside families to develop great human beings.  We so look forward to partnering with all of our families to provide a great educational experience.


In addition to our excitement for the school year and our enthusiasm for seeing your children again in just a few days, we need your help in finding solutions to a few difficult problems and support managing some upcoming issues.


First,  we are in dire need of a Before and After School Enrichment Program Supervisor. The ideal candidate would have a Large Child Care Center Director Certification; however, we will talk with anyone who has a child care background and interest in the position… The full job posting can be viewed here. This is an essential service for some of our families. Please contact me directly if you are interested in the position and share the posting with anyone who may be interested. We also have a full time and half time evening custodial position we would like to hire as well.  Let's get these positions filled.


Second, we appreciate your patience with Express Check-in.  It appears we are making some progress with families being able to complete the online check in process.  If you continue to have unmanageable struggles, please reach out to Shellie Hawkins for support.  Also, if you have not received an email from your child’s classroom teacher for the 2022/23 school year, please contact Chandra Baca or Mark Harrell, and we will get that information to you and connect you to your child’s teacher. 


Next, as you complete Express check-in, please register to ride the bus. If we don’t maximize the number of students on the bus after school, our parent pick up line will be a LONG and TRYING process.  Even if your bus stop is a considerable distance from your home, it still has to be more efficient than waiting in our pick up lane and backing traffic up onto the highway and past Hwy 86. The highway construction and impending lane adjustment will only exacerbate the difficulties. PLEASE RIDE THE BUS! 


Finally,  each one of us at school is so excited to see you and your children during our open house on August 4, 2022.  During our open house we hope you and your student will meet their teacher, drop off your supplies, and orient your children to the location of their classroom.  School will be very busy during our open house, so please try to adhere to the following schedule:

Families with the last name beginning A-G from 2:00-3:00

Families with the last name beginning H-N from 3:00-4:00

Families with the last name beginning O-Z from 4:00-5:00

We’ll see you on Thursday!


As always, if you have any thoughts to share please reach out to us, we would love to talk.

Mark Harrell, Principal

Chandra Baca, Assistant Principal