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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
Holiday Concert
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District News

Rally in the Alley Back-to-School event set for July 30

Newark City Schools' 11th Annual Rally in the Alley Back to School Event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 30 at The Works, LeFevre Courtyard. The annual event provides NCS students with free school supplies, school uniforms, free haircut vouchers, and the opportunity for students and parents to link with various support or resource organizations. Students need to be present in order to receive a uniform package. Supplies and Uniforms are limited until supplies last. If you would like to make a donation, Please contact Terrell White at [email protected].
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School Supplies

Supply Lists for the 2022-23 school year

Supply lists for the 2022-23 school year are now available. You can click the below links to see the lists, or visit the Newark City Schools page on TeacherLists to find pre-populated lists for ordering supplies through Amazon, Staples or other online retailers.
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Licking County Veggie Van locations around Licking County

The Licking County Health Department and Local Matters (Columbus), in partnership with the Mobile Grocery Store Committee, a coalition of community organizations and members, are piloting 4 pop-up Veggie Vans around Licking County this summer. Licking County Veggie Van is a mobile grocer that provides affordable, convenient access to healthy food options! Veggie Van accepts cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, and Produce Perks. Everyone is welcome to use this service. 
Please join us at these locations: Veggie Van Pop-Ups: 
  • 06/17/22 | 4 to 6 p.m.: Oak Hill Manor (1 Cross St, Utica, OH 43080) 
  • 06/24/22 | 4 to 6 p.m.:  Legacy Park (2286 W High St NE, Newark, OH 43055) 
  • 07/15/22 - 4 to 6 p.m.: Licking County Family YMCA Newark (470 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055)
  • 07/22/22 | 4 to 6 p.m.: West Licking County Family YMCA (355 W Broad St, Pataskala, OH 43062)  
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Summer Intervention for students with IEPs - sign up now

Students with IEPs and who receive services for reading, math and/or writing are eligible to sign up for summer intervention. Summer intervention will be held at Newark High School from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday, three weeks during the summer: June 6-9; July 18-21; and August 1-4. You may sign up for one, two or all three weeks. Registration will be required to be completed 7 days prior to the start of each week of intervention. Busing will be provided if selected at time of registration. Sign up at the following link:
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April 2022 Citizens of the Month

Every month, Newark City Schools honors 30 students in grades 4 through 12 from across the district as Citizens of the Month during a special luncheon. These students are chosen for their leadership, character, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship. This month’s event was sponsored by the Energy Cooperative. The Wilson Middle School 8th Grade Choir performed during the event. Congratulations to the April 2022 Citizens of the Month! A photo gallery is available on Facebook at the following link: Photo gallery
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School Information

Ben Franklin Elementary

Principal: Dena Cable-Miller
[email protected]

8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

533 Beacon Rd.

Newark, OH 43055 
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