Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines

December 2018

December at a glance

The end of Quarter 2 is on Friday, December 21st, and this is an 'early release' day for students. Elementary students (K-5) will be dismissed at 11:15 am and MYP students (grades 6-8) will be dismissed at 12:15 pm. Families signing their child out earlier than these dismissal times must do so by 10:45 am.

Winter Break

There will be no school for students during Winter Break: Monday, December 24th through Monday, January 7th.

Classes for students will resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Our offices will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31, 2018 and January 01, 2019.

Character Trait - CARING

“Good character education means cultivating virtues through formation of good habits.”

Elementary students demonstrating their care of others by displaying kindness and compassion and helping those in need are considered to be exhibiting the character trait of the month - CARING. Our caring students express an attitude of gratitude and forgiveness to those around them.


MYP students displaying empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others are exhibiting the IB Learner Profile of CARING. Those students have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to their environment.

Character Counts Assembly

Our Character Counts assembly for the month of December will be held on Thursday, December 20th, at 8:45 am. Families of those nominated students receiving recognition for the character trait and IB Learner Profile Attribute of the month will be notified by special invitation.

winter show tickets are on sale!

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Tickets may be purchased online at (fees apply) or in person at the Theater Box Office (cash only). This is sure to be a SOLD OUT production. Don't delay, buy your tickets today!

2019-20 Enrollment Window

The NEW STUDENT enrollment window opens on December 2, 2018 for prospective families who would like to enroll their child for the 2019-2020 school year. Existing Franklin families do not need to complete an application, unless their child is not currently attending Franklin Academy. Please see your email for a message that was sent to our K-8 families regarding the enrollment window.

Hour of Code

We are a registered participating school in the Hour of Code!

For more information about the event, please see the Computer Science Week: Hour of Code newsletter sent electronically and featured in the newsletter section of our website.

Holiday Toy Drive

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Box Tops For Education

Students should submit 25 Box Tops by Friday, December 7th, to be eligible to 'dress down' on Friday, December 14th. Student who do not submit Box Tops must be in full uniform.

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superfan fundraiser deadline extended!

The Superfan fundraiser, benefiting our Bulldog Athletic Program has been extended until Friday, December 7th. Families can place orders and payments made payable to Franklin Academy, using the form provided or online. Please see the details on the flyers provided and consider supporting our teams!

MYP Athletics

Volleyball Season is here! All scheduled games, opponents, times and locations have been added to the calendar section on our school website. You are invited to support our Franklin Academy MYP athletes as they step up to the challenge of the 2018-2019 season! GO BULLDOGS!

Class Pictures (Grades K-4)

Grades K-4 homeroom classes will be photographed on Monday, December 10th by Fox-Mar photographers. Students should wear their regular school uniform for the class portrait. PE uniforms are not permitted to be worn for the group photos.

Class Pictures (Grade 5 and Grade 8)

Grades 5 and 8 will be photographed on Thursday, December 13th by Fox-Mar photographers. Students should wear their regular school uniform for the class portrait. PE uniforms are not permitted to be worn for the group photos.

Franklin Art Showcase

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 6:30-8pm

5000 SW 207th Terrace, 33332

You are invited to visit our gallery of student art being showcased at our High School campus.
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Q2 Clubs End

The last day of Q2 clubs is on Friday, December 14th. Elementary students are dismissed from the bus side (east side) at 4:00 pm and MYP students at 5:00 pm. Any changes for your child's club will be communicated to you by your child's club moderators. there are no clubs during the week of December 17th. Please plan for your child's regular dismissal.

International Baccalaureate

Please visit our website to see all information for our middle school students and their families about our IB program.

Reserve your yearbook today!

Yearbooks are currently on sale! Please submit your check or money-order for $40 made payable to Jostens by Friday, January 25, 2019. Orders can also be placed online at

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Online Resources

Students can access their textbooks as well as other useful online resources while they are off-campus.

Full Academic 2018-2019 Broward Campus Calendar

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