Franklin Friday News

November 19, 2021

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Franklin Feast

Our Franklin feast was a HUGE success!

Thank you SLA and to all our volunteers!


Click below to watch our kindergartners and first graders sing!

Quarter 1 Honor Roll

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR QUARTER 1 HONOR ROLL RECIPIENTS!


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SLIDE SHOW OF PHOTOS FROM THE CEREMONY.

Upcoming Parent Academies

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Parent Academy

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iReady Parent Academy

Pajama Drive

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Click the flyer below to purchase a coupon book.

Meet the teacher-take 2

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CHESS

This past Saturday three of our scholars: Reed Joeckel, Keanu Vogel, and Shir Schwartz played in a Chess tournament. They finished in the top 15 individually, and as a team, finished in 1st place.


CONGRATULATIONS!

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REMINDERS

Way Home Changes

When changes are made for your scholar's way home, please notify your scholar's teacher AND Ms. Greenman. Ms. Greenman can be reached by phone or email, greenman.jennifer@franklin-academy.org.


Masks

Students who have not opted out of wearing a mask MUST bring their own mask to school daily. Franklin does not provide masks. In addition, please send your scholar to school with extra masks, as they may break during the school day.


Uniforms

Franklin's uniform dress code is being fully enforced.

Students are required to wear a polo shirt with the school logo and the required Franklin bottoms. In addition, belts should be worn, and shirts are required to be tucked into skirts/skorts, shorts, and pants.


Uniform infractions will be given to any scholar who is not following the above uniform requirements.


Drop-off & Pick-up

Per the Franklin Academy Parent-Student Handbook, parents/guardians of students who do not arrive at the correct time will be required to park and escort their student(s) into the office to be signed in as tardy. This applies to PYP and MYP parents.


Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student.


Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents must come into the lobby to sign out their scholar.

FINAL COIN WARS UPDATE

The final day of Coin Wars brought an incredible race to the finish line with only a minuscule $3 difference between first and second place!

This truly was a situation where every penny counted!



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS!

They will be rewarded with an ice cream, donut, or pizza party!



The final Coin Wars order from first to last place is as follows:

Kindergarten 8516 points
5th grade 8269 points
3rd grade 6046 points
1st grade 3908 points
6th grade 1974 points
4th grade 5 points
2nd grade -2762 points
7th grade -2848 points
8th grade -14,592 points


The total amount raised was $3,721.26!



Special thanks to the following Franklin Family members:

Fanny Johnson for putting together the Coin Wars display.

Phil DeJesus, with Print Mavericks, for heavily discounting our signage to give us a reusable display for years to come.

Rachie Martin, Lee Hardy, and Jessica Lipan for helping the PTO President, Tonya Ewing-Gomez, count and relocate coins each day.

High School Choice Programs

Students in Palm Beach County may apply to different high schools through the Choice program. The booklet for the 2022-2023 school year is now available here.


Applications Opened on November 1st, 2021


Arts High Schools & Conservatories Application Deadline: December 10, 2021.

Audition information may be found on the individual school websites.


All Other Programs Deadline: January 28, 2022


Click here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Choice program, available in Spanish and Haitian Creole as well.


Click here for the Palm Beach County Choice Program Contact

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November IB Attribute of the Month: Risk-Taker

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The IB Learner Profile aims to develop scholars who are risk-takers. Risk-takers explore new ideas and innovative strategies, challenge their ways of thinking, and are confident in those decisions. Risk-taker scholars are those willing to be wrong in order to learn something new. Risk-takers are not afraid of mistakes.


If you see your scholar demonstrating risk-taking, please email Ms. Hanza at hanza.leah@franklin-academy.org so we can celebrate your scholar!

YEARBOOK SALE

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BYOD Information

If you are planning to send in an electronic device for your scholar to use on campus, please ensure that you complete the form below and have your scholar bring the device to the cafeteria next week. The same device needs to be brought to school daily. If a different device is brought to school, that device will not work, as it will not be connected to the network and will need to be set up by Mr. Menchella.


Please click here: https://forms.gle/Nnq8YHnvfrAdL4V6A to complete the BYOD form.

Weekly iReady Requirements

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All scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade receive a weekly classwork grade for iReady.

Scores are determined as listed below.

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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

ARRIVAL

It is important that all students understand the importance of regular school attendance. In addition, it is important that students report to school on time. Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 AM for students in K-5 and 8:45 AM for students in grades 6-8. As a reminder breakfast will be provided 7:15 AM-7:40 AM for students in K-5 and 8:15 AM-8:40 AM for students in grades 6-8.


DISMISSAL

Dismissal is 2:30 PM for students in grades K-5 and 3:30 PM for students in grades 6-8. Parents of students in grades K-5 are not permitted to “stack” until 2:10 PM, and parents of students in grades 6-8 are not permitted to stack until 3:10 PM. Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents must come into the lobby to sign out their scholar.


Students who walk or ride their bikes are to sign out in the front lobby and leave the campus within five minutes of the dismissal bell. All students walking or riding bikes must have an authorization form signed by a parent/guardian on file in the school office. Parents who complete this form acknowledge the risk associated with allowing a child to arrive/leave campus unaccompanied by an adult. These forms must be updated annually and may be found on the school’s website.

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Sports Tryout Dates

(Click to Register)

Boys Soccer Schedule-UPDATED

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Lunch Menu

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Lunch Treats

Cookie Day will be on Tuesdays and Ice Cream Day will be on Fridays.*


MYP Snack Cart is available daily.*


SCHOLARS MUST HAVE MONEY ON THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNT TO PURCHASE A TREAT.


Cookies are $1.00.

Ice Cream ranges between $1.00-$2.00.


*THERE WILL BE NO SNACKS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-22.



Connecting To Your Online Lunch Account

Guide To SLA Management's Online Lunch System

Add funds to your child's lunch account

SLA Lunch Cafeteria Hub and Menus


Cafeteria Hub Flyer


Breakfast $2*

Lunch $3*

Connecting To Your Online Lunch Account

Guide To SLA Management's Online Lunch System

Add funds to your child's lunch account


*There is no cost for school lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please complete the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Application by clicking here: http://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/FLORIDACF_FL?langid=1

1) It’s not just about free food – which by the way, is free for everyone this school year

2) Title I status brings A LOT of services and resources to the schools; which we could not afford without the designation.

3) Our network infrastructure (internet equipment and download speeds) are discounted based upon our NSLP rates. Without the submissions, the costs to maintain and replace this equipment goes up and then the upgrades could be delayed to financial restrictions.

4) It enables us to hire additional instructional staff.

5) We get access to other grants and resources based upon our NSLP rate.

6) By completing the application, families can also qualify for the Pandemic EBT Card (P-EBT), which can help them buy groceries. (Up to $399 per student)

If you have any questions regarding the National School Lunch Program, please feel free to email a member of the administration.


If you already applied online for Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Benefits and have application status questions, please email lunch@franklin-academy.org

Service Hours

As a reminder, every family needs to complete 8 service hours for the 21-22 school year.


Please refer to the email sent this morning about Service Hour Requirements.

Click here for the Service Hour website.

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School Uniforms

Please see the Parent-Student Handbook for Franklin's DressCode Policy.

As a reminder, non-Franklin sweatshirts or hoodies are not permitted to be worn.

Place your uniform order online at: www.iuniforms.com

iUniforms provides Free Shipping and Easy Exchanges with a FREE Return Label included in every order.


- Ensure you are logged into your account before you start shopping.

- If you are unsure of your size, please visit the Sizing Kiosk in the school lobby.

- To set up a sizing appointment at iUniforms, please contact Service@iUniforms.com

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Way Home Changes

When changes are made for your scholar's way home, please notify your scholar's teacher AND Ms. Greenman. Ms. Greenman can be reached by phone or email, greenman.jennifer@franklin-academy.org.


If you have not already done so, please complete this form so we have a record of how to dismiss your scholar(s).


Please notify your scholar's teacher if your scholar's way home changes.

Dash Pass

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DashPass Pickup Mobile App Instructional Video (Parents & Guardians)

Parent-School Communication

Please check the Power School Parent Portal to ensure that your correct email address is on file. The school uses parent email addresses to communicate information.


The instructions for the Power School Parent Portal are located here.


Don't miss out on important school information and updates!

Parent/Student Handbook 2021-2022

Bring your own device form (BYOD)

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Franklin COVID Policy

Building Better People, Every Day

Franklin Academy, a FREE Public Charter School, Now Serving Students in Grades K-12.