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Stopping the Summer Slide

Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it's also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the "summer slide," and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.

Here are some ideas to keep your child(ren) mentally active this summer:

Elementary and Middle School Students

High School Students

  • Summer can be the perfect time for high school-aged children to prepare for college, and setting aside at least one day a week to keep math and science skills fresh is an excellent way to start off the summer. Local libraries are an excellent plance to find books full of practice problems -- and they're quiet and often air-conditioned too!
  • Summer is also a good time to sit down and discuss financial aid and other expenses. The Office of Federal Student Aid has prepared checklists to help you at geared toward students of all ages.
  • Many high school students might also want to take the time to start developing their professional resumes. Finding a part-time job can help students gain valuable experience and line their pockets with a bit of extra cash. Visit for more information.
  • Volunteering is also an option. Youth-oriented summer camps, local museums, animal shelters and, of course, libraries are often looking for extra help during warmer months. This experience is not only valuable for personal and professional development, but it often looks good on college application. Find opportunities at

You are invited to the 6th annual Parkland Pace or Race


New student registration assistance available during summer

This summer, Franklin Pierce Schools will add an extra resource to assist parents who need to register their child(ren) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Computers and a dedicated staff person will be available in the main office of the Jo Anne Matson Administrative Center (315 129th Street South) from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 18 through August 9. Directions can be found HERE.

Once the online registration process is finished, parents will still need to arrange to come into their child's school to complete the registration in late August.


Franklin Pierce Schools hosts four summer lunch sites

Franklin Pierce Schools will be hosting four summer lunch sites for children 18 years old and younger.  The lunches are free, and will be available Monday through Friday, June 23rd through August 8th (with the exception of July 4th).

This free service is available at the following four sites:

Brookdale Elementary School

611 132nd St. S.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


James Sales Elementary School

11213 Sheridan Ave. S.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


Harvard Elementary School

1709 85th St. E.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Tahoma View Apartments

11208 1st Ave. Ct. E.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


 2014-2015 New Student Registration
Online Registration for 2014-2015 New Students

 Superintendent's Corner

As we complete the 2013-14 school year, we once again reflect on our past to prepare for our future. We celebrate our successes, we learn from our mistakes, and we squarely face our challenges. We are living in a global economy that requires our students to be prepared to think both critically and creatively, evaluate massive amounts of information, solve complex problems, and communicate well.
 Quarterly Newsletter
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