Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
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Meriden CT Elementary Schools, Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Elementary School

426 West Main St.
Meriden, CT 06451
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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School!


Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a welcoming place for parents and students. It is your involvement in the school and your child's education that truly makes this a learning community. Working together is how we achieve the best results for all. We welcome your time, efforts and ideas at this school because a strong home/school partnership is the key to your child's success.


Daily, all students should arrive at school between 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. Please adhere closely to these times. There is no supervision for your child prior to 8:30 a.m. Students arriving after 8:55 a.m. will be marked tardy. Upon arriving to school, your child may enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria or some free time out on the playground; weather permitting. When the weather is not cooperating, your child should report to their classroom hallway.


Dismissal begins at 3:20 p.m. except for Thursday when dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. All walkers are expected to be picked up at that time. If the need arises to pick up your child early, please send a note to the teacher that morning. We appreciate your attention to this matter. We have attached the "Dismissal Procedure" form. Please fill-out this form and return it to your child's teacher on the first day of school.


State legislation requires a note from a parent or medical professional within 10 days of a student absence. Our state guidelines only allow for 9 authorized absences for the whole year. Please see the attached policy for your reference.


We are honored, proud and excited to be your administrative team at Hanover Elementary School and we look forward to working with you and your child/children. Please do not hesitate to call if you have questions, comments or concerns.






Mrs. Joanne Conte: Principal

Mr. David Montemurro: Assistant Principal



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