Franklin Academy

November 2018

This month At a glance

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Our campus has a Teacher Planning Day on Tuesday November 6, 2018 and there will be no school for students that day. Classes will resume on Wednesday November 7.

There will be no school for students on Monday November 12 and our offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Tuesday November 13.

Our Thanksgiving Break for students begins on Wednesday November 21 and classes will resume for all grades on Monday November 26. Enjoy the time with your family.

Character Counts

Families of those students recognized for this trait and attribute will be recognized at the ceremony on Tuesday November 27. An invitation will be sent to those families involved.

Our student Character Trait of the month of November is Citizenship.

Students that exhibit great citizenship are doing their share to make our school and community a better place, while cooperating, staying informed and voting. Those students are being good neighbors and always obeying the laws and rules set. Our student citizens always respect authority and protect their environment.

Our IB Learner Profile Attribute is Risk-Takers!

Our Middle Years Programme Risk-takers are individuals who approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies for the task in hand. Those risk-taking students are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Families can order special keepsakes of their child's artwork online! Just use your child's very own special code marked on the brochure that they brought home to you last month. Payments can also be made by check or money-order. All checks and money-orders must be made payable to Square 1 Art. Please make your order selections and payments by November 12, so that your special gifts arrive before the December holidays begin. Orders processed by November 12 are expected to be shipped to Franklin Academy by the end of the first week in December.
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Student Challenge

Please encourage your child to participate in our i-Ready school-wide challenge! Each student has their own unique username and password and specifically designed lessons for their academic needs.

Q2 clubs began on October 29 and will end on Friday December 14. Dismissal for all students attending clubs is from the east side of our building. Elementary students are dismissed at 4pm and MYP 1-3 are dismissed at 5pm from the bus side only. Late fees will apply for any student not picked up at the correct time.

When your child is absent from school, you must report their excused absence in accordance with our Parent-Student Handbook and send an email to with all information listed below:

first and last name of person reporting the absence

• student’s first and last name
• student's grade level
• student's homeroom teacher
• the date of the excused absence
• the reason for the excused absence

All emails received will be processed with 72 hours of receipt.

All absences reported incorrectly and without valid and authorized reason will remain Unexcused.

Travelling to England in 2019!

All of those travelling to England for our premier trip with EF Tours in 2019, should attend a very important and informative meeting on Monday November 5 at 6:15pm.
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Box Tops For Education

Students should submit 25 Box Tops by Friday, December 7, 2018 to be eligible for a 'dress down' day on December 14.

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Service Hour Information

As you know, parental involvement plays a vital role in a student’s academic success. Parent participation demonstrates to your child that you believe school is important. By participating in school activities whether at home or in the classroom, many studies have shown that parent involvement increases learning gains, supports respectful classroom behavior, improves communication between the teacher and parents, and fosters an atmosphere of safety and security.

We have a convenient process for parents to participate in the service hour program. All parents must complete a one-time online application. The link for the application is located on our Franklin website on the “For Parents” page; select Service Hours. Once enrolled you are able to access the service hour opportunities, sign up to participate and track your hours on our volunteer portal.

At the conclusion of each quarter we calculate each families’ completed service hours and post the totals in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Parent Academy at our High School Campus

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MYP Athletics

Franklin Fall Basketball Classic

Saturday, Nov. 10th, 9:45am-5:30pm

5000 Southwest 207th Terrace

Southwest Ranches, FL

You are invited to support our middle school basketball teams as they battle against the other Franklin Academy teams. in the Basketball Classic this month for the trophy!
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In addition, our regularly scheduled middle school basketball games for the remainder of the season, will continue to be played, according to the schedule posted on our website.
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superfan Fundraiser

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We will recognize Anti Bullying Awareness Week during Monday November 12-Friday November 16.
National School Lunch Program

Franklin Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available for those that meet the guidelines.

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from around the world. There are currently over 28 nations involved in The World Kindness Movement which is not affiliated with any religion or political movement. The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness. World Kindness Day is recognized on November 13 annually.
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Student Q2 Interim Report cards will be sent electronically to our families on Tuesday November 20.

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