News from Ms. Tornopsky

January 13, 2023

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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:

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 2022-2023

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

1/16 - No School Offices closed

1/18 - Class Group pictures K-5

1/19 - Fall Makeup picture day

1/19 - Coffee with Administration

1/21 - Palm Beach Chess Expo at Wellington Mall

1/21 - Campus tour for new families coming to Franklin

1/27 - Jeans Day with purchase

1/31- NJHS Induction Ceremony (By Invitation Only)

2/6- 2/10- FTE Week (Spirit Week)

2/8- Campus tour for new families coming to Franklin

2/9- Talent Show

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Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For January the Jeans day's are 1/13 and 1/27.

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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Citizenship at Boynton Beach

Developing good citizenship allows students so have self-confidence and build agency. Not only have the Middle School students learned the requirements to be an American citizen, but they have also explored what values would be important to them in an imaginary country. Students ended the unit of study by creating a pamphlet encouraging people to immigrate to America.


Excerpt from the student handbook

The use of electronic devices by a student when school is in session is not allowed. Handheld games and the like should not be brought to school. Students who bring handheld games to school will have them confiscated, unless authorized by Administration. The use of Kindles and Nooks is permitted for reading purposes only. If any of these items are brought to school, and then lost or stolen, the school is not responsible for the loss. Apple Watches and similar time pieces are to be turned off just like a phone while on campus.

According to the Palm Beach County Public School Board’s Code of Conduct, “Any unauthorized use of cellular phones and other wireless communication devices during the instructional school day, while on school-sponsored transportation, or at such times as not authorized by the school principal or designee, is prohibited as it disrupts the instructional program or distracts from the educational environment” (SB policy 5.183) If a student possesses a cellular telephone, it should be turned off and kept out of sight inside a book bag and may not emit any ring tone or other noise on school grounds during school hours. The consequences are as follows:

· First Offense: The cell phone will be returned to the parent/guardian of the student after signing the cellular telephone policy form.

· Second Offense: The cell phone will be returned to the parent/guardian of the student after signing the cellular telephone policy form and the student receives a detention.

· Third Offense: Parent must sign paperwork that acknowledges that the cell phone will be returned at the end of the academic year.

Failure to surrender items to a faculty or staff member upon request will result in other disciplinary consequences, including possible suspension for insubordination.


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.

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. Here is the link if you do not have your Service hour ID, use this link to apply for one on our Volunteer Portal:

Families who DID NOT complete the 8 hours for last school year and did not complete the 4 hours by winter break, will not receive the Intent to Return for next year.

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General Smile Info:

How do I shop with AmazonSmile?

To use AmazonSmile, simply go to on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.

Link to select Franklin Academy Foundation as the shoppers organization

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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 Flyer above.

Full Page: $170

1/2 Page: $115

1/4 Page: $80

1/8 Page: $50


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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 in the home and school. As parents, using this language and terminology in the home can be a powerful way of reinforcing these ten personal attributes.

January IB Learner Profile Attribute: Principled

Students who are PRINCIPLED have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning.

How can parents help to develop students who are Principled at home?

  • Involve your child in deciding on the rules for a game or activity and then ensure that they stick to the ones that have been decided upon.
  • Encourage your child to play games that involve teams. Discuss with your child the qualities of a team player. What sort of person would they want on their team?
  • When your child wins a game insist that he or she is a well-mannered winner. They might thank their opponent or shake hands with them if it’s appropriate.
  • When playing a game, don’t change the rules or let your child win. Being a gracious loser is just as important as being a good winner.
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