Franklin Friday News

April 22, 2022

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Do you have a shout-out to one of our amazing staff members?

Please fill out this form to recognize a staff member who did something you really appreciated and/or went above and beyond for you or your student!

MR. DWYER: DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL OPERATIONS

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Chris Dwyer comes to Franklin Academy with a background in nonprofit and education management. He most recently served as the Director of Business and Operations at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of this Jerusalem-based nonprofit. Prior to the Monastery, Mr. Dwyer was the Executive Director of The Conservatory in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he managed a faculty of sixty-five who provided music instruction and therapy to over six hundred students of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


The decade prior to his Conservatory position, Mr. Dwyer was the development director for Child, Home & Community, Inc., a social service agency in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In this role, he worked to increase the organization’s service capacity by establishing solid relationships with foundations, businesses, and local community partners. While at CHC, Mr. Dwyer was also tapped by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Welfare to pilot an innovative “Fatherhood Program” that provided educational and employment services for teen dads. The program, which was expanded throughout Pennsylvania and continues today, equips young men with the skills and resources necessary to successfully complete their education and effectively parent their children.


Mr. Dwyer is a resident of Tequesta, Florida. He remains on the Board of Directors at the Franciscan Monastery and actively volunteers for several other nonprofits in his spare time.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6.


From May 2-May 6 we are celebrating all Franklin teachers and staff!

Please help us show love and appreciation to our teachers and staff throughout this week.


Click here to donate money for gift cards.

KINDERGARTEN T-SHIRTS

The t-shirt cost is $13.50.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER


Families can also pay by check or by money order.


The deadline to order is 4/26/22.


The front of the shirt is as below.

The back of the shirt will list the kindergarten scholars' names.

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The t-shirt cost is $13.50.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER


Families can also pay by check until May 1 or by money order.


The deadline to order is 4/26/22.


The front of the shirt is as below.

The back of the shirt will list all the fifth-grade scholars' names.

Scholars will wear this shirt for the Bridging Ceremony in May.

https://fapbg.wufoo.com/forms/20212022-5th-grade-t-shirts/

EIGHTH GRADE T-SHIRTS


The t-shirt cost is $13.50.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER


Families can also pay by check or by money order.


The deadline to order is 4/26/22.


The front of the shirt is as below.

The back of the shirt will list all the eighth-grade scholars' names.

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VOTE FOR FRANKLIN!

HELP US REWARD FRANKLIN ACADEMY FACULTY AND STAFF!


Palm Beach Gardens-Jupiter Macaroni KID is looking for the most loved school in our area! Parents, grandparents, teachers, faculty, and staff can vote for their favorite school to win prizes.


CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR FRANKLIN ACADEMY TODAY!

Votes can be made once every 24 hours through April 26, 2022!

A valid email address is required.

Ballots with invalid email addresses will be deleted.


The school with the most votes will receive $500 from The Gardens Mall and a catered lunch for the faculty and staff from Brio Tuscan Grille. In addition, the winning school will receive dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes PBG and a personalized yard sign from Card My Yard PBG announcing the win.


One voter will also be chosen randomly to win an annual family pass to the Cox Science Center and Aquarium. Vote DAILY to earn more chances!

Please note the date and time change of the drama performance.


April 29, 2022 & April 30, 2022

7:00 PM

7th & 8th GRADE WASHINGTON, D.C. FIELD TRIP

Last week, 7th and 8th graders at the Palm Beach Gardens campus spent the week exploring Washington, D.C. They saw the beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees, visited the Washington Monument, visited the Archives Building, toured the African American Museum, sat at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, viewed the Capital Building, toured Arlington National Cemetery, explored the Law Enforcement Museum, visited the 911 Memorial, explored Mount Vernon, took pictures in front of the White House, and many more!

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KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION

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2022-2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

APRIL IB ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH-KNOWLEDGABLE

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The IB Learner profile aims to develop students who are knowledgeable. Students who are knowledgeable explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


IB students are extraordinarily well prepared for the academic requirements of university coursework.

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

  • Encourage your scholar to be aware of current events by watching the news or reading news articles when appropriate.
  • Explore connections between the area of interest and other topics.
  • When your scholar asks a question, encourage him/her to seek the answer rather than giving the answer.
  • Ask your scholar about what he/she is learning in school and engage in conversations about it.
  • Foster areas of interest that your scholar displays though books, outings, and activities.


Ask:

  • "Why do you think that is important to know?"
  • "Can you think of anything that's happening today that might be similar to...?"
  • "What does that make you think of?"
  • "Does that remind you of anything else you've learned?"

PYP SPECIALS SCHEDULE

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FRANKLIN COVID POLICY (Links Below)

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