News from Ms. Tornopsky

October Edition

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Fall is Here!

Dear Franklin Families,

Believe it or not, we are finishing the first quarter of the school year and going into Fall. With that being said, do you know parents can check grades on a regular basis through PowerSchool? While it is important in all grades, in middle school it is especially important because students have to earn quality points to be promoted to the next grade. Our guidance department has a parent academy coming up next week on October 5th that would greatly benefit parents to attend. Some of the items that will be covered are Bullying, SEL, and Quality points. Please see the flyer on our website and plan to attend.

We have so many wonderful activities happening on campus. Are you following us on Social Media? I challenge our families to follow Franklin Academy Charter Schools on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We want to see if we can get over 100 likes on our campus posts this month. Are you up to the challenge? Click the links below, follow us and like our posts!

I thank you for your partnership with our school in doing our best to keep everyone safe!


Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky


Student COVID Policy Update

Please read the updated COVID student policy on our website:

In addition, when a student is quarantining or home with COVID all classwork should be posted to the teachers Google Classroom. This work can be accessed by all students. As long as a student is able to, health wise, they should be completing their work and submitting it to the teacher. While we are not permitted to do virtual teaching at this time, a student can request the teacher have a Google Meet, when the teacher is available, to help the student with any questions they may have.

Please contact the teacher with any questions regarding the posting of work, or available times. All students should have already joined the Google Classrooms for their teachers, if not, again please speak with the teacher.

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Halloween Grams

Halloween grams are on sale now until Friday, 10/22. These make great little gifts for your child, their friends/teachers, and your favorite staff members! It is such a nice way to surprise your child/faculty member/teacher with a little gift and personal message! There will be a toy goodie bag option as well as a treat (Halloween themed candy goodie bag) options to choose from once payment is received. They are just $4 and goes towards supporting our award winning Student Government Association. Please visit this link: for more information and/or to complete your order. Please do not forget to complete the whole order form-you will know you are done once you have entered payment information. Questions? Contact

Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For October the Jeans day's are 10/1 and 10/22.

Jeans Pass per day at $5 each time

Please remember to make the payment at the time of the order. If you already ordered the jeans pass and did not complete the payment, please go back on the link and make your payment. This is a school fundraiser and the money raised will all go towards the students and special events.

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Yearbook Information

What's in a yearbook? Laugh Inducing Memories, Autographs from Friends, Your Classmates, Moments that Matter, and Much More! Preorder a yearbook for your student today at Order by 10/22 to pay the early-bird price of $35. Payment Plans are available.

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

For More Information, please see the attached Flyer.

Early Bird Pricing is in effect through 12/3:

Full Page: $150

1/2 Page: $85

1/4 Page: $55

1/2 Page: $25

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Exciting things coming up

10/1: Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5

10/5: Parent Academy - Guidance Night

10/11-10/14: Spirit Week

10/15: School closed for students/Teacher Work Day

10/15: Bullying Prevention Month starts

10/16: Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

10/18: Benchmark Assessments

10/20: Unity Day - Wear Orange

10/22: Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5

10/22: 1st Quarter report cards issues electronically

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IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Franklin Academy

IB International Mindedness

International-mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility towards its members. It is an awareness of the interrelatedness of all nations and peoples, and is a recognition of the complexity of these. Internationally minded people appreciate and value the diversity of peoples, cultures and societies in the world. They make efforts to learn more about others and to develop empathy and solidarity towards them to achieve mutual understanding and respect. Source: From Principles Into Practice -

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) aims to teach and build upon these diverse perspectives to generate a sense of common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. Through our academic course work, events within the classroom and school wide, students are learning to becoming internationally minded.

Just within the last few weeks our students have been learning about the interrelatedness of people through the following activities & events: Peace Week, Learner Profile Attributes and Hispanic Heritage Month.

–Yamile Francese

IB Coordinator

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IB Learner Profiles

For more details about the IB Learner Profile: IB LEARNER PROFILE



They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.



They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering different opinions.



Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.



They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.



They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.



They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.



They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.



They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.



They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.



They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

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