Ben Franklin School


July 28, 2015

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

Welcome to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School!  I hope you are continuing to enjoy the last few days of your summer vacation.

It is my pleasure to announce that for the 2015-2016 school year, Benjamin Franklin Elementary will have two Assistant Principals assigned to the building.  Please join me in welcoming Angel Doyle, M.Ed., and Pia Peterson, M.Ed. There will be two school counselors and three security officers on campus as well.

The academic year for students will start promptly on Monday, August 17, 2015, at 8:45 a.m.  The students may enter the building at 8:15 a.m., and breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  All kindergarten students should report to the gymnasium.  The school day will end at 3:35 p.m.  As we have school buses, vans, and cars dropping off and picking up students (these are peak traffic times), safety is our first priority!

We will focus on the goals in this year’s school Comprehensive Plan by:

- Ensuring there is a system within the school that fully ensures school-wide use of data that is focused on school improvement and the academic growth of all students; and,

- Ensuring there is a system within the school that fully ensures consistent implementation of effective instructional practices that meet the needs of all students across all classrooms and aligns with Pennsylvania Framework for Teaching.

Our goal is to provide educational leadership that will raise student achievement.  Parents, teachers, support staff and administration all have an important role to ensure that our children become lifelong learners.

We look forward to a great year, and we hope to see you at Open House on September 10, 2015, at 6 p.m.


Will Towson, M.Ed., Principal

Ben Franklin School Pledge

Today is a new day.
A day that I promise to respect myself,
others, and my school.
Learn all that I can.
Be responsible for myself,
practice patience and peace,
and make good choices. 
A day that I will do my best.

Ben Franklin School
1205 North Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717-703-1215 (fax)
Mr. Will Towson
Assistant Principal:
Ms. Angel Doyle
Ms. Pia Peterson