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Ben Franklin Elementary 1st grade students are receiving free swim lessons from the YMCA thanks to a grant
Ben Franklin Elementary 1st grade students are receiving free swim lessons from the YMCA thanks to a grant
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Community Forum about State Farm building set for April 29

Newark City Schools will host a Community Forum at 6 p.m. on Thurs., April 29, in the Newark High School Auditorium to discuss the State Farm Building opportunity. The forum will also be streamed live to the district’s Facebook page, and will be shown on the district website. During this forum, district administrators and board members will discuss the opportunity to purchase the State Farm building at 1440 Granville Road in Newark.


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Board meeting start time changes to 5:30 p.m.

The Newark City School District Board of Education will move its regular meeting start time to 5:30 p.m. moving forward, beginning with the April 12 meeting. Meetings previously began at 6:30 p.m. The Board meets regularly on the second Monday of each month except for November’s meeting, which is on November 15. Meetings are held in Room 151 at the Administrative Service Center, 621 Mount Vernon Road in Newark.

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March 2021 Citizens of the Month


March 2021 Citizen of the Month.mov from The Wildcat Network on Vimeo.

Superintendent David Lewis was able to visit classrooms across the district this month to congratulate our March 2021 Citizens of the Month. Students are honored monthly based on their actions inside and outside of the classroom at school. They are nominated by their teachers. Usually, students are able to invite their families to a pizza lunch to recognize their achievement. This year, students are being recognized in front of their peers, with a certificate and coupons.

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NCS Summer 2021 Learning Opportunities

Newark City Schools will offer summer programming opportunities for students at all grade levels this summer. More information about each opportunity will be forthcoming, but we wanted families to be able to plan for each of these free opportunities:
  • STEM Camp: June 14-18
  • Foreign Language Camp: June 21-25
  • Kindergarten Readiness Academy: July 5-29
  • "Count Me In" Math Camp: June 28-July 2 and/or July 19-23
  • Newark Reads: June 28-July 2 and/or July 26-30
  • Newark Makes: July 5-9
  • Newark Codes: July 12-16
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Register now for Kindergarten Readiness Academy 2021

The annual Kindergarten Readiness Academy is a four-week summer program meant to help incoming kindergarten students become comfortable in a school setting, while exposing them to letters, numbers, literature, science, math and art concepts. This summer's program begins July 5 and lasts 4 days a week through July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Register for this free program by downloading and filling out the form at this link. The form can be dropped off at any school building, mailed to the administrative service center, or emailed to Amy McDaniel at [email protected]. All registrations will be accepted as long as they are an incoming NCS kindergarten student.
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School Information

Ben Franklin Elementary

Principal: Dena Cable-Miller
[email protected]


8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Administration:740.670.7340
Fax:740.670.7349
Attendance:740.670.7343

533 Beacon Rd.

Newark, OH 43055 
May
20

2-hour Late Arrival Day

Thu May 20 2021
May
25

Last Day for Students

Tue May 25 2021
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