The Franklin Academy

Weekly Update Newsletter - June 3rd - June 10th

THANK YOU TEACHERS AND STAFF!

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! June 6 - 10th

We have such an amazing group of educators and administrators here at The Franklin Academy. We honor and celebrate your hard work and dedication this week. Thank you for ALL you do!


Here is the schedule for Teacher Appreciation Week:


Monday, June 6 - Grab n Go breakfast items plus a surprise from PALS

Tuesday, June 7 - Bring a handmade card from home for your teacher plus a surprise from PALS

Wednesday, June 8 - Bring a treat and coffee for your teacher

Thursday, June 9 - Bring a flower from your garden (or the store)

Friday, June 10 - Luncheon provided by PALS (This is already handled)


*Any and ALL Treats and gifts can be brought in on ANY DAY

Please direct any questions to your room parents.

SPIRIT WEEK!

What a fun week our students had all dressed up.


We had princesses, Sonic the Hedgehog, dragons, and more. The week was full of spirit with house colors, western wear, and summer fun. The kids are ready to - SLIDE INTO SUMMER - RAIN OR SHINE!

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT - COME RAIN OR SHINE!

Bring your rain gear! Rain or shine, we will have GREAT FUN tonight.


Some games may be moved inside each building's gym if necessary. Otherwise, gear up, and we can't wait to see you!


PALS

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT DETAILS:

We are so excited to have our annual Family Fun Night for the first time since 2019!


Here's all you need to know including parking info!!


PARKING:


Please park in the alley behind Robin Hall, NOT in the parking lot (We need this space for volunteers who are setting up/cleaning up).


Parking is also available at the Salvation Army and the strip mall next door to Robin. We encourage families with smaller kids to park in these areas.


Families with BIGGER KIDS--please park along the street AND at Holly Hall on Meridian St., but NOT in the Markell Hall parking lot. We need this space for volunteers who are setting up/cleaning up.


FOOD AND DRINKS:

Food/drinks will be available for purchase on-site from food trucks parked at Markell Hall and will include a hot dog truck, a taco truck, and Sugar Shack Ice Cream!


TICKETS:

Below you'll find the costs for each activity and food, so you can plan how many tickets your family will need for the evening.


1 ticket = $1.00.


You can buy tickets upon arrival.


  • Entrance = $15 per family which includes 15 tickets to get your kids started


ACTIVITIES:


Robin Hall will host many fun games and activities for younger kids. These will include a bouncy house, super slide, carnival games, cotton candy, popcorn, and jars to spin for with prizes inside.


Markell Hall will host a DJ, mini-golf, bocce ball, volleyball, corn hole, darts, and a pie toss at teachers! There will be a raffle-styled drawing several times each hour for the big kids to win prizes! For the graduating 8th graders, we will set aside at least one hour for just their class to enjoy mini-golf.


1 Ticket Activities:

  • Super Slide = 1 ticket
  • Popcorn = 1 ticket
  • Cotton Candy = 1 ticket
  • Pie Toss = 1 ticket (per entry) - Teachers LOVE this game!


2 Ticket Activities:

  • Bouncy House = 2 tickets, will have supervision and a limited number of kids at one time
  • Balloon Animal = 2 tickets


3 Ticket Activities:

  • Face Paint = 3 tickets
  • Spin for a Jar = 3 tickets


MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:


  • Middle School drawing = 1 ticket with a name on it
  • Mini Golf (reserved for 5th-8th graders) = 5 tickets for 9 holes


ALL OTHER GAMES ARE FREE!!!

NIGHT IN TOKYO DANCE

The Middle School students had a fabulous time at their recent "Night in Tokyo" dance. Here are some fun images from the evening.
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Calendar OF EVENTS

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  • UNIFORM CLOSET- online anytime: https://tfa-pals-store.square.site/

  • FAMILY FUN NIGHT - TONIGHT 5:30 - 8:30 pm
  • USED BOOK SALE - Saturday, June 4th at Holly Hall, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • ALL SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE- Monday, June 6th
  • SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DUE - June 6th
  • CROSS COUNTRY TEAM MEETING - Thursday, June 9th, 12:45 pm
  • 8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY - Friday, June 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- FIELD DAY! - Thursday, June 16 - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

PALS UPDATES - REQUESTS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Parents Actively Lending Support (PALS) - the parent-led organization supporting The Franklin Academy. Click below to see the current volunteer needs identified by PALS.


NEED TO SQUEEZE IN SOME FINAL HOURS? OR WANT TO HELP?


We need a LOT more volunteers for FAMILY FUN NIGHT (adults of middle school kids) to run games. Please sign up below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c45a8ab2da5fa7-family9


Help set up for or sell books at our used book sale in June!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45A8AB2DA5FA7-library1


Last Day of School - Field Day Volunteers:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45A8AB2DA5FA7-last1


We need June greeters:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c45a8ab2da5fa7-morning6

The reading corner

All books are due Monday, June 6th. Any remaining books out on Tuesday, June 7th will be considered lost, and we will be issuing replacement requests. (Obviously, if you find the original library book, we’ll take that!).


Happy Reading,

Mrs. Samuel

Joke:

What did the ocean say to the beach?


Nothing, it just waved.

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CREATIVE ART WITH MISS. SIMPSON

Origami Cranes & Animals - 5th-8th. All of our Middle School art students made Origami cranes and animals of their choice using origami paper. Next, we drew them in values using just a pencil on a page in their art journals.


To see all Origami Cranes & Animals - 5th-8th - CLICK ON THE IMAGE!


#BeKindLetsShine -Miss Rachel Simpson

SUMMER opportunities

Summer Camps

THE LAST DAY TO ENROLL AND THE FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE MONDAY, JUNE 6TH.


Download here: Summer Camp Registration Form


Have Questions? Please contact Violet Lord, vlord@thefranklin.academy

The Franklin Academy Summer Math Program

The Franklin Academy's Summer Math Program is back!


Dates - Saturdays:

  • July 16 & 23
  • August 6 & 13

Time - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For: 4th to 8th graders

Cost: FREE! To all Franklin Academy students registered for the following year.


Please get in touch with me if you have any questions.


Thanks,

Ole Hedahl, M.Ed.

Math & Coding Instructor

ohedahl@thefranklin.academy

Know a Family Interested in Our School?

Our school grows with parents/guardians enthusiastically sharing our school program and community. If you know someone interested in learning more about our program or wanting to set up a virtual tour, please encourage them to reach out to:


Natalie Bennett, Admission Director

nbennett@thefranklin.academy

360.733.1750

The Franklin Academy 2022

Veritas Media produced the video above with the support of admissions from the "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" Gala & Auction. It's a delightful reflection of our community.

Helpful information

PE Shirts

We wanted to send a reminder that all PE shirts and uniform sales are made via the link below through PALS, with all payments being made online rather than through either front desk at Robin or Markell.


https://tfa-pals-store.square.site


Anything purchased will be delivered to your child's classroom. As a reminder, the used uniforms can vary in size due to wear and shrinkage, so it's best to come in and try them on. We are working to add more uniform store availability for working families, hopefully in the evenings (by appointment).

AMAZON SMILE

If you shop at Amazon.com, this is a great opportunity to raise money for Franklin Academy. Sign up at Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your purchase price will go towards the FA Annual Fund. Here’s how:

1. Go to Amazon Smile

2. In the “pick your own charitable organization” box type in Franklin Preschool

3. Click on the Bellingham Franklin Academy (may still be listed under St. Paul’s Episcopal School through the summer)

4. Very Important! Please make sure whenever you shop on Amazon you go to the Amazon Smile webpage. If you shop on Amazon.com we won’t receive the donation.

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The Franklin Academy Points of Contact

Gretchen Bucsko, Head of School, gbucsko@thefranklin.academy

Melanie Hurley, Associate Head of School, mhurley@thefranklin.academy


Dawn Regier, Administrative Assistant Markell Hall, dregier@thefranklin.academy

Rachel Lee, Administrative Assistant Robin Hall, rlee@thefranklin.academy


Natalie Bennett, Admissions Director, nbennett@thefranklin.academy

Katie C. Dement, Development Director, kcole@thefranklin.academy


PALS (Parents Actively Lending Support) pals@thefranklin.academy


After School Care Supervisor Violet Lord vlord@thefranklin.academy