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Do you have a child who will be starting Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten in the fall of 2018? Is your family new to the area and want more information about your local neighborhood school? Click on Read Full Story to learn about enrollment in Franklin-McKinley School District or to request more information about our schools.
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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7 - 11

Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. PTA events at the national, state and local levels celebrate the outstanding contributions teachers make.
National PTA also serves on the selection committees for the National Teacher of the Year Program.
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On Wednesday, May 16, Sylvandale, under the guidance of Principal, Amber Andrade, will once again hold an inspirational College Day for its 7th and 8th-grade​ students. The goal is to create a college-going culture among the students, and to inspire and support first-generation students in their pursuit of a college education.
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2018 Sylvandale Track Springs into Action

Recently, Sylvandale Track, under the guidance of Coach Tony Gianotti, had its first meet of the season. It was an intra-squad track meet that had over 150 kids participating in every type of field event from hurdles and triple jump to relays and 100-meter dash. Students were excited by the chance to compete and improve their personal best. Many teachers were on board to supervise and act as timers for the race events.
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Sylvandale's New Library Tech

Sylvandale welcomes its new library tech, Junior Bitao. Mr. Bitao has been on the support-staff at Sylvandale for 12 years, but this is his first time as a library tech. He started in the teaching profession in the late 90's after graduating from college in the Philippines. Mr. Bitao enjoys watching TV, eating, and going out with his family. He has two beautiful girls and feels very contented with his life thus far.
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Sylvandale Visits Google Village

Recently, over a two day period, one hundred Sylvandale students visited the Mountain View Google Campus. Hosted by Googler Veer Dedhia and school volunteer Martha Reitman, students got the chance to mingle with Googlers, tour the large campus, and learn about cybersecurity. Students were able to eat lunch for free at the amazing Google cafeteria and speak to the Sylvandale Alumni who are now Google employees. It was a learning experience that will not soon be forgotten.
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Cesar Chavez Day of Service

In honor of Cesar Chavez, Sylvandale Morning of Service will be this Friday from 7:30 am-11: 30 am. Volunteers will be working in​ the school garden and the area behind the shed and portables. Anyone wanting to join this effort may sign up in the school office.
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Sylvandale's Amazing Art Teacher, Kim Wallace Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Everyday the work of Ms. Wallace's students astound her. She says her goal in art class is to give her students memorable experiences and not just teach lessons. Her philosophy to teaching art is to let her students have a good time and explore art through the projects she guides them through. Her favorite projects are the multicultural ones, as for example, the Chinese Lantern project her classes recently completed in honor of the Lunar New Year and Tet Festival, celebrated February 15 through February 18.
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