Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Franklin Elementary School!

It continues to be such an honor and privilege to serve this incredible learning community. Franklin Elementary enjoys a rich history of being a strong and vibrant community school. This is a direct result of the partnership between our school staff and parents who continue to work collaboratively to provide extraordinary educational experiences for our students. Every day, I look forward to continuing this partnership and keeping the focus on doing what is best for each of our wonderful students. Through collaborative and thoughtful effort, we can achieve just about anything.

As we begin a new school year, Welcome Back. If you are a new family to the Franklin community, Welcome! If you are a prospective family, come by and visit. Here at Franklin we offer kindergarten through fifth grade settings with a variety of distinctive programs including gifted and talented and special education, academic intervention supports, a strong arts and physical fitness program, a developing innovation lab and ever increasing integrated technology. We also have an incredible before and after school program for students as well as a multitude of enrichment opportunities. Our building-wide positive behavior support program focuses on behaviors that support learning and positive relationships. We have building-wide expectations we call our Franklin “I” Statements. In addition, we focus on a specific core virtue/ character trait each month as we help our students internalize and learn the practical application of building positive character traits. Our theme is for each of our students to have the opportunity (every day) to Learn, Achieve, and Serve. 

Our goal continues to be to find ways to support every student in every way with research-based best practices, a rigorous curriculum, and differentiated instructional strategies. As your principal, my charge is to continue to protect our strong school culture;  strive to be a servant leader to our staff and families;  help maintain a safe and joyful learning environment for our students; and whenever and wherever possible, come alongside your child in his/her educational journey.

I look forward to working alongside each of you in this important endeavor.   


John D. Melkonian