1111, BasileRouthier
Repentigny, QC
J5Y 4C8
Phone : 450 470-0755
Fax : 450 470-9734

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Franklin Hill Elementary School

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The Roots

Franklin Hill Elementary School is an amalgamation of four communities brought together to create an English School in Repentigny.

School Name

The issue of a school name was addressed, and it was decided to have the students choose the name of the new school.

During the first months of the school's existence the entire student body participated in the naming of the new school. After several votes 5 names were selected for the students to vote on. Franklin Hill Elementary was chosen because of the school's close proximity to a large geological feature that had been named Franklin hill in the recent past. A new street will be created across from this feature to be named Franklin.

First General Assembly

A first meeting of the parent body of the new school in Repentigny met in June at Rosemere High School. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the newly appointed Principal and to elect a Provisional Governing Board to begin the first steps of creating a new school community.

After some discussion it was decided that 2 elected members from each of the 4 communities would serve on the Provisional Governing Board.

Prospective staff members also assumed their pedagogical roles on this committee.

Provisional Governing Board.

During the months leading up to the opening of the school the Provisional Governing Board met several times to discuss and establish the parameters for the beginning of the school. A survey was created to address some of the issues regarding the make-up of the school regarding language of instruction and other fundamental issues.

When the Provisional Governing Board met in the summer of 2004, and after the survey was sent out and collated, it was decided that the language of instruction would be 70% English and 30% French.

The school was staffed according to this breakdown.

Dress Code

A dress code was adopted by the Provisional Governing Board in response to the survey. The students are expected to wear a white or navy blue top and navy blue pants or tunic. The gym uniform is the same colour-pattern.

A supplier was found for those parents who wished to use this one store to shop.

Hot Meal service

A caterer was hired to provide hot meals for students whose parents wish to use this service during the year.