News from Ms. Tornopsky

November Edition

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Dear Franklin Families,

Happy November!

We are well into the second quarter for the year and we have done so much already! Have you checked out our posts on the Franklin Academy Charter School social media venues? If not, please do and follow the pages so you can see all the fun things we are doing on campus. Here are the links:

As a reminder: Elementary school starts at 7:30. Students who are arriving after that time are marked as tardy. If you have excessive tardies, you may get a letter from the district regarding truancy. Middle school start time is 8:30. Same thing will apply for students who are arriving after that time as well. Please partner with the school in ensuring your student is set up for success. That starts with arriving on time and being in full uniform.

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? We are still hiring classroom aides and have 3 more positions available. We also are always looking for substitute teachers. If you may be interested, please go to this link and apply:


Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky


Student COVID Policy Update

Please read the updated COVID student policy on our website, which was updated 10/15/21:

In addition, when a student is quarantining or home with COVID all classwork should be posted to the teachers Google Classroom. This work can be accessed by all students. As long as a student is able to, health wise, they should be completing their work and submitting it to the teacher. While we are not permitted to do virtual teaching at this time, a student can request the teacher have a Google Meet, when the teacher is available, to help the student with any questions they may have.

Please contact the teacher with any questions regarding the posting of work, or available times. All students should have already joined the Google Classrooms for their teachers, if not, again please speak with the teacher.

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Service Hours

As agree to by all Parents/Guardians and 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. We are a quarter of the way through the year, have you started to earn your hours? Here is the link if you do not have your Service hour ID, use this link to apply for one on our Volunteer Portal:

Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For November the Jeans day's are 11/5 and 11/19.

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.

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Yearbook Information

What's in a yearbook? Laugh Inducing Memories, Autographs from Friends, Your Classmates, Moments that Matter, and Much More! Preorder a yearbook for your student today at Payment Plans are available.

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

For More Information, please see the attached Flyer.

Early Bird Pricing is in effect through 12/3:

Full Page: $150

1/2 Page: $85

1/4 Page: $55

1/8 Page: $25

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:
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Exciting things coming up

11/5 - Jeans Day with purchase

11/8 & 9th - 4th grade field trip

11/10 - Veteran's Day Assembly

11/11 - School closed

11/15 & 16th - 5th grade field trip

11/17 - Coffee with Admin

11/19 - Early Release

11/22-11/26 - No school

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IB PYP Newsletter Link

Please click on this link to see some of what is happening in the IB PYP classrooms:

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IB Learner Profiles

For more details about the IB Learner Profile: IB LEARNER PROFILE



They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.



They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering different opinions.



Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.



They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.



They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.



They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.



They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.



They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.



They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.



They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

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