Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8

September 2022

September Parent Calendar

Click on this button to see our September Parent Calendar that is posted on our website.

Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 5th is Labor Day. There is NO SCHOOL for students and our offices are closed. Classes will resume for students on Tuesday, September 6th, and our offices will be open again. Telephone assistance is available from 7 am until 4 pm and in-person assistance is provided from 8:45 am until 1:45 pm when office hours resume.

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Never Forgotten

In 2001, it was announced that September 11 would be recognized as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. Students and staff are invited to dress in RED, WHITE, and BLUE ATTIRE with uniform bottoms on Friday, September 9th, in recognition of Patriot Day on Sunday, September 11th.

Quarter 1 Clubs Begin!

Quarter 1 clubs begin on Monday, September 12th, for eligible students who have been successfully registered. All communication about your child's club(s) will be sent by the Club Moderator. Club dismissal takes place at 4:00 pm for elementary students (K-5) and at 5:00 pm for MYP students on the east side of the building (bus side). Last day of Q1 Clubs is Thursday, October 20, 2022.
National Junior Arts Honors Society

Grade 6-8/MYP Y1-Y3 students can apply to participate in the National Junior Arts Honors Society by visiting this link for more information.


Tuesday, September 13th is an EARLY RELEASE DAY for students. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:15 am and MYP students at 12:15 pm. Early sign-out ends at 10:45 am for all students, in preparation for early release dismissal. A $1 per minute late fee will be applied for each student who is not picked up on time beginning at 11:45 am (K-5) and 12:45 pm (MYP).

Our offices will not have in-person assistance after 10:45 am and telephone assistance will be limited due to mandatory staff training between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Family Night at Jersey Mike's

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 10am-9pm

Pines Village 16030 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33027-1169 USA

You, your families and friends are invited to support our fundraiser! Use the information on the flyer below when placing your order to support our school!
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Support Our Picture Day Fundraiser

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Pay Online For Package Images

Click on the link to pre-pay for your image package!

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Students will be receiving their 2022-2023 school id card

after the photographers from Fox-Mar have visited our campus.

Students that need to replace a lost/missing id will be charged for the replacement pieces.

Any fees applied for replacement items will apear in your PowerSchool account

and can be paid with a check, money-order or online payment with a credt card.

MYP Athletic Tryout Events

Grade 5 - 8/MYP Y3 atheletes are ivited to particpate in our basketball tryout events,

as long as they have submitted their Pre-participation Paperwork!

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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the latter half of September and the first half of October. It began as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Communities mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities.

2022-2023 Student and Educator Art and Essay Contests

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the upcoming 2022–2023 school year student art and essay contests and the Excellence in Education awards. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Achievements of Hispanic, Native American, and Black Floridians.” The contests will coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2022, Native American Heritage Month in November 2022, and Black History Month in February 2023.

Interim Progress Reports Issued

Interim propgress reports for all students in grades 1 - 8 will be issued electronically on Friday, September 16th. Parents/Guardians should check their email account for the message sent via SwiftReach, or may log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access the report.

Spirit Stick Dress Down Day

Students who purchased a TOP FRANKLIN SPIRIT STICK are eligible to DRESS DOWN in school-appropriate clothing on Friday, September 16th.

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Click on theis link to visit a printable copy of the order form!

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End Social Isolation Initiative

Our Start With Hello Campaign begins on September 19 and ends on September 23, 2022!

2022-2023 Top Franklin Yearbook

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For Elementary Students Only

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International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

PTO General Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 9am

18800 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

You are invited to join us to find out about what is in store for the year ahead!
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menchie's Family Night

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 2-9pm

14804-14954 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

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September 26

There is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS and our offices will be closed on Monday, September 26th. Classes resume for students on Tuesday, September 27th and our offices will reopen for in-person and telephone assistance.

Character Counts!

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 8:45-9:30am

18800 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

Attendance is by invitation only.

Elementary students nominated in recognition of the Character Counts! Trait Responsibilty will be awarded during the ceremony.

MYP students nominated in recognition of their IB Learner Profile Attribute Communicator will be awarded during this event also.


Clever has released a mobile app for parents! The downloadable links have been added to our Online Resources page on the school website.

Once the parent/guardian has accepted the Clever invite, the free Clever Parents app can be downloaded. It has been designed to be accessible to all families - in six languages, on both desktop and mobile devices. Download the Clever Parents mobile app:

Download iOS | Download Android

School Lunch Menu

Visit our website to find out What's On The Menu?

Volunteer Application

First-time Portal Users: To Access the Volunteer Portal you are required to complete a one-time “Volunteer Application”. Once the application is approved, you will receive an email with instructions on the next steps, including a link to set up your portal password. All information will remain confidential.
Service Hour Information

Please click on the link provided to find out more about our families' required participation in our Service Hour program.

Save The Date - November, 2022!

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