• Welcome from the Principal 
    at Franklinville Central School

    Dear Franklinville Families,

     

                I hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable summer spending time with families and friends.  I would like to take this time to introduce myself as your new elementary principal.  I am so excited to be here and be a part of the Franklinville Central Schools.  Some of you in summer recreation may have seen me around the school over the last couple of weeks. 

    I live in East Aurora with my wife, who is also an educator.  I have four sons.  We enjoy spending time together in the outdoors, walking, golfing and relaxing.  For the past ten years, I have worked just up the road at Delevan Elementary. 

                We have many exciting things planned for this school year, including a new reading series Pre-K to 4th grade, new STEAM activities in all grade levels and increased family engagement activities.  Working together with families and welcoming them into our school is one of my main priorities for the year.

    We will also be implementing a new rotating 6-day (A-F) schedule at the elementary school. Under the new schedule, special area classes, which include Physical Education, Art, Library/STEAM and Music, will be assigned a letter A through F. In an A through F schedule, each student will receive PE three times per cycle, and Library/STEAM, Art and Music once a cycle. 

    The biggest advantage of the new schedule is consistency.  With the old schedule many special area classes were missing class times based on days off and holidays.  Students could miss up to ten classes a year.  The new schedule will provide more time in each area.

    Calendars outlining the days will be available on Meet the Teacher/Principal Night and will be sent home the first day of school to help with the transition.

                I look forward to meeting everyone in the next couple of weeks at Meet the Teacher/Principal Night and working together throughout the year.

     

                                                                                        Sincerely,

     

                                                                                        Thomas Riddoch