Happy Thanksgiving from the Franklin-McKinley School District
Please read our latest edition of the community e-Newsline. There are many reasons we are thankful this holiday season. We wish all students, families, and staff a wonderful Thanksgiving.
$2,625,000 in funding to support children starting smart and strong
The David &Lucile Packard Foundation has supported the Franklin-McKinley School District over the last 5 years in closing the opportunity gap for our youngest learners. Starting Smart and Strong is our shared long term
commitment that every child in San Jose grows up healthy and ready for kindergarten. Achieving this goal requires that we do more than just make sure every child has access to early childhood education.

Our Caring Staff is Committed to Every Child's Success: Teacher of the Year, Lynette Irvine
Franklin-McKinley School District (FMSD) staff care about your child and work hard to ensure all students have the skills and experiences they need to be successful in school and in life. 

Through caring & positive relationship building, our staff develop an environment tailored to your child’s academic and social needs. Learn more about one of our classroom heroes and 2019 Teacher of the Year, Lynette Irvine!

Lynette Irvine is a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary. She has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade at Dahl Elementary for the last 19 years.

In the following video, Lynette discusses how she makes a positive impact on her students' lives.

New Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program
We are extremely thankful to have such a diverse community of students and families in the District. We serve over 60% of students who are of Hispanic or Latino descent in the District and are excited to announce that we are in the planning stages of launching a NEW Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program, tentatively scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2020.

Facility Upgrades Across the District
We are excited to have completed a number of facility modernization and school yard projects taking place throughout the school year. Below is a complete list of projects and key updates.

1. New Speed Bumps: Between the fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020, all schools in Franklin-McKinley School District will have speed bumps added to their parking lots for added safety. Estimated Cost: $500,000 (Measure H funding).

Breakthrough - A FREE Six-year College Readiness Program to Support Your Child to Go to College
Applications are now open for current 6th grade students interested in joining Breakthrough Silicon Valley, a nonprofit partner of the Franklin-McKinley School District since 2013. Breakthrough Silicon Valley is a tuition-free, six-year college access program for highly motivated students with limited educational opportunities. Breakthrough provides fun summer classes to prepare students for the next school year, free tutoring, academic advising, engaging after school programs, family workshops, college visits, and college application and financial aid support.