Principal's Message


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Karen Franklin, Principal


Helen Street School Upcoming Events and Information

Week of Monday, November 13, 2023 - Friday, November 17, 2023

Dear Helen Street Families, 

Next week students and staff will participate in a parade in celebration of Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.  This is our third year participating in this special event.  More information is linked below.

Have a good weekend, 

Mrs. Franklin


Next Week at a Glance:

Monday, November 13, 2023

A Day


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

B Day

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Parade - 9:30 (wear purple)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

C Day


Thursday, November 16, 2023

D Day

Pie, Cake, & Cookie Dough Fundraiser Pick Up - 3:20- 4:30

PTA Meeting - 6:00 PM - ZOOM

Friday, November 17, 2023

E Day


Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023 - Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Recess
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023 - Spirit Day - Dress like your Favorite Musician
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023 & Friday, November 24, 2023 - No School - Thanksgiving Recess
  • Friday, December 1, 2023 - Picture Day Retakes
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 - No School - Staff Professional Development

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Parade:

  • On Tuesday, November 14th we will celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day with a parade around the block.  
  • Please see this letter for more information.
  • Students are encouraged to wear purple to school for the event.
  • This is an outdoor event.  Students should wear coats, gloves, and hats.
  • All students will participate in the walk around the block.  If you do not want your child to participate, please reach out to me directly via email at

Outdoor Recess:

  • We strive to have outdoor recess as much as possible.  As we enter the colder months, please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather.  If you need a coat please reach out to Mrs. McGuinn our school social worker at for assistance.

Lost and Found:

  • We have many sweatshirts and other items in our lost and found. 
  • Please visit the lost and found in the front lobby to look for misplaced items.
  • All unclaimed items will be donated over the break in December.

Spirit Day - Wednesday, November 22nd - Dress Like Your Favorite Musician:

  • The Grade 6 Spirit Days Committee is sponsoring a spirit day on Wednesday before the Thanksgiving break.
  • Students and staff are invited to dress like their favorite musician.
  • More details will be coming from the committee.