The Latest from L'Etoile

February 17, 2023

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Dear Families,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the Interim Principal of Franklin Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such fabulous students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of this schools community for the past three years. I am excited and eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

During the coming weeks, we will have Coffee with Admin in person and through zoom to ensure continued communication with our families. Please be on the lookout for the information. I will continue to work with teachers, staff and parents to support learning opportunities for our students. I will fearlessly lead our school community while focusing on safety, student achievement and character development. I am confident that working together as a team, we can build an excellent foundation to enable students to learn and achieve at their fullest potential. If you ever have a concern or questions, please reach out and contact me

Warmest Regards,

Mrs. Alison L'Etoile

Interim Principal

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Staff Member Appreciation

Have you had a great experience with a staff member, teacher, or support personnel? If so, I would love to hear about it. I see great things happening all day, but I would like to share the appreciation with my staff. Please take a moment to fill out this form and tell me why you appreciate someone on our campus:

Handbook Highlights: Dress Code

Please remind your child to follow the Franklin Handbook Policy for proper uniform attire. Students must wear their Franklin polo shirt tucked in at all times. Non Franklin Academy outerwear is strictly prohibited. Students can wear solid (white, navy blue, grey, or black) long sleeve shirts under their Franklin polo. I.D.'s must be worn throughout the school day. Male students in grades 2-8 must wear a brown, black, or navy blue belt with a buckle. (24/7 online tutoring program) for grades 5-8

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Exciting things coming up - Please see our website for more details

2/20- No School/ Offices Closed

2/24- Jeans Day with purchase

2/24- Food Truck Night

3/10- Jeans Day with purchase

3/11- Campus Tour for new families

3/16- FABBfit Fun Run

3/17- No School/Teacher Planning

3/20-3/24- No School/Spring Break

3/31-Jeans Day with Purchase

3/31- Report Cards Issued

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Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. The next February Jean's day is on 2/24.

This is a school fundraiser and the money raised will all go towards the students and special events. You may bring a check or money order on the jeans day. The form is no longer available.

Service Hours

All Service Hours have been updated as of December 21, 2022 (End of Quarter 2). Please check your PowerSchool and Raptor accounts to make sure your hours are correct. If you have questions regarding your service hours, please contact Ms. Dowdell at Please continue to fulfill your 8 service hours requirement for this school year, your hours Thank you

All Parents/Guardians as defined in the Parent School Contract, Franklin Academy families must complete service hours each academic year. Each family is required to complete 8 hours of service each academic year. Here is the link if you do not have your Service hour ID, use this link to apply for one on our Volunteer Portal:

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IB Learner Profile for Parents

The Learner Profile strives to build global citizens and lifelong learners, challenging us all to be the best that we can be at home and school. As parents, using this language and terminology in the home can be a powerful way of reinforcing these ten personal attributes.

February IB Learner Profile Attribute: Inquirer

Students who are INQUIRERS are curious about the world. They can conduct research independently. They love learning and discovering new things and will carry this love of learning with them throughout life. How can parents help to develop students who are Inquirers at home?

  • Encourage areas of your child’s interest by visiting the library to borrow books that explore these topics.
  • Develop an understanding of the Internet. Work with your son or daughter when the Internet is being used and try to instill the understanding that some Internet sites are not reputable.
  • Model being an inquirer. Admit when you don’t know the answer to a problem or a question and seek out answers in front of your child.

IB in Action- Who We Are

Action, the core of student agency, is integral to the PYP learning process and to the program’s overarching outcome of international mindedness. Through taking individual and collective action, students come to understand the responsibilities associated with being internationally minded and to appreciate the benefits of working with others for a shared purpose (IBO).

National School Counseling Week at Boynton Beach Mr. VanDyke and Mrs. Stavisky have a tremendous impact on helping students achieve school success. We thank them for all the support and guidance they give to our students and staff!

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National Junior Honor Society The Boynton Beach campus celebrated its annual NJHS Induction Ceremony last week. Following the candle ceremony, our new members recited the NJHS pledge, received their pins and membership cards from Ms. Kidd & Ms. Catapano.

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 2022-2023

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The National Center for Education Statistics states, "students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career." Parent-Student handbook.
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