Franklin Friday News

What's Going On In The World Of FA-PBG-Wk. of October 23

Parent Calendar

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Weekly Wrap Up & Announcements

We have now officially finished the first quarter of the 17-18 school year. As we begin the second quarter, we have a couple of staffing changes we'd like to announce. Ms. Egan in Kindergarten will be leaving our Franklin Family to join her new husband in Melbourne. Ms. Egan's students will be dispersed amongst our awesome Kindergarten team to round out classrooms. We will be hosting a Kindergarten Meet the NEW teacher in the coming weeks so those affected by this change can be introduced to their child's new teacher.


Mr. Feldman will also be departing from Franklin this coming week. He will be continuing his work with students and families in St. Lucie county, where he resides. We will miss both Ms. Egan and Mr. Feldman and wish them both well on their future endeavors.


Mr. Victor Ospina will now be serving in the role of Director of School Operations. Ms. Muzzillo will continue in her role as assistant principal, but will now oversee all of K-8. She is also handling all curriculum support due to Ms. Maldonado's return to the classroom.


Ms. Mullins, our 4th grade ELA teacher, will be leaving the classroom to round out our ESE department. Ms. Williams will be taking over the Support Facilitation functions of elementary ESE and Ms. Mullins will transition into Direct Instruction. If you have any questions regarding your student's ESE services, please contact Dr. Dallas.

Halloween

Elementary students will be permitted to dress in costume to school on Halloween. Costumes cannot include a mask or any type of real or imitation weapon. Teachers will be planning individual activities within their classrooms to minimize lost instructional time caused by school-wide activities. Middle School students are NOT permitted to dress in costume on Halloween.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Book Fair will take place from October 23rd to October 30th. Daily Book Fair hours will be 8:00 AM-4:00 PM with the exception of October 24th & 26th (8:00 AM-6:00 PM) and October 28th (11:00 AM- 2:00 PM). We need volunteers! Please email Ms. Taverna if you are interested in helping out. More information regarding students visiting and purchasing from the Book Fair will be sent out soon.

Franklin Feast Dress Down

Our next dress down day to raise money for the Thanksgiving Feast is November 2nd. If you were not with us last year, the Franklin Feast (November 15th) is our time to sit down as an entire, 1300+ Franklin Family of students and staff and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Our middle school students buddy up with our primary students and great friendships are made and fostered. It's an event to remember. Please consider participating in both dress down days to help us make this event possible. The minimum donation for dressing down these days is $5 each day. Checks or money orders must be turned in to your first hour teacher to participate.

Middle School Dance***

Ms. Vogel's Engaged Citizenship class is hosting a Halloween Dance for the Middle School students on October 27th from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. All proceeds from the dance will be donated to aid in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. Here's what you need to know:

Place: The dance will be held in our cafeteria, though you probably won't recognize it once it's transformed into our spooky dance hall.

Cost: $10 paid in check or money order to the student's 1st hour teacher by October 25th.

What's included: Students who have paid for the dance can dress down on the 27th. They can also dress in costume during the dance only, though it is not required that students be in costume. Costumes must follow the dress-down dress code and cannot include masks or weapons. Your $10 also includes snacks, use of a photo booth, and all the dancing you can handle! Watch out though; Ms. Muzzillo and Ms. Ellis have been known to be scary on the dance floor...scary good that is!

Pick-Up: Students will be picked up at the carline at 6:00 PM. Any student not picked up by 6:15 PM will have a late fee of $1/a minute added to their Franklin account.


***Please note, Middle School students will NOT be permitted to dress in costume to school on Halloween, so if you want your Franklin friends to see your awesome (and awesomely appropriate) costume, the dance is your chance.

Harvest Festival

The 4th Annual Harvest Festival October 28th from 11 AM - 2 PM! This year we will continue to offer bounce houses, games, pumpkin decorating contest, food and entertainment, and the Scholastic Book Fair, as in past years, but we have several new features include a trunk-or-treat hosted by our awesome teachers, a student art sale, and a silent auction. There will also be three food trucks on site to make sure everyone is well-fed! Please visit https://www.smore.com/pnd39-franklin-academy-pto-news for more information.

Franklin Faculty Birthdays-October

October 2nd - Ms. Lee

October 6th - Ms. Rutter

October 9th - Ms. Fulop

October 14th - Ms. Ellis

October 14th - Ms. Graham

October 16th - Ms. Appleman

October 18th - Ms. Sanchez

October 21st - Ms. Tamika Taylor