News from Ms. Tornopsky
Student COVID Policy Update
Please read the updated COVID student policy on our website: https://franklin2017.s3.amazonaws.com/1/ckeditor/Student%20Policy%20re%20Covid%2019%20082322_tsajXN4YSZ.pdf
If your student has tested positive, please email the classroom teacher(s) and let them know that is why they are absent. They are the ones that will need to know for attendance purposes.
All students are required to wear a uniform purchased from iUniform. Most students should have received some or all of their order. If not, parents please print out and place the order notification in your students backpack.
Join PTO. This is a great way to get involved in your student's schooling. PTO has volunteer opportunities and events, where they could use parent's help. Keep a watch for the PTO meeting coming up soon.
Apply for free and reduced lunch. School lunch is not free this year, the National School Lunch Program keeps track of families that would qualify. Here is the link: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
As we are in the preparation stage, we are now working on:
Key Characteristic 1 – Culture of Learning (standards #1-#6)
Standard #1: Leaders cultivate and sustain a culture that demonstrates respect, fairness, equity, and inclusion, and is free of bias.
Standard #2: Learners' well-being is at the heart of the institution's guiding principles such as mission, purpose, and beliefs.
Standard #3: Leaders actively engage stakeholders to support the institution's priorities and guiding principles that promote learners' academic growth and well-being
Standard #4: Learners benefit from a formal structure that fosters positive relationships with peers and adults and peers.
Standard #5: Professional staff members embrace effective collegiality and collaboration in support of learners.
Standard #6: Professional staff members receive the support they need to strengthen their professional practice.
As we continue through this process, I will share the other standards we are reviewing and collecting evidence for to show that we are meeting the standards required for our accreditation.
Thanks for everything you do
to help make the school year
a good one!
More than you know!
Please use this link to share some appreciation: https://forms.gle/Q2xySzuHXeSHzd8R7
Service Hours & Fees
Every family are required to complete 8 hours of service for the school year. If you are a returning family and you did not meet that requirement last school year, your student may not be able to participate in sports, field trips, and other activities throughout the school. If you are in this category, you must complete at least 4 hours so that the alert is removed and your student is not affected.
Here is the link to the form to use when completing service hours for a specific teacher:
If your student has a fee balance from last year or previous years, please make sure to pay your account. Student's will not be able to do some activities, if they have a fee balance. We can make arrangements and payment plans if needed, but we have to make sure families complete their responsibilities.
If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For September the Jeans day's are 9/2 and 9/16. These are the only days a student may wear jeans. No ripped jeans, pajamas, or leggings may be worn. Students must wear their Spirit shirt or Polo shirt with the jeans.
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.
A/B Rotation & Elementary Specials Rotation
Arrival Procedures and Expectations
Cars may start to line up at 6:45 AM if you have an elementary student or a student that would go to Sibling Link, but please do not let your student out of the car before 7:00 AM.
Breakfast for Elementary students is served from 7:00 AM - 7:20 AM.
Arrival time for Middle School students who do not have an elementary sibling, is 8:00 AM.
Breakfast for Middle School students is served from 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Middle school students may not arrive prior to 8:00 AM unless they are registered in Sibling Link.
Exciting things coming up
9/2:Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5
9/5: No School Offices Closed
9/7: Curriculum night 2nd and 3rd grade
9/8: Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night
9/09: Progress reports sent via email
9/12: Kickoff of Charleston Wrap Catalog Fall Fundraiser
9/13: Early Release day 11:15 dismissal for elementary and 12:15 for middle school
9/15: Coffee with Administration
9/16:Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5
9/26: No school/Offices Closed
9/28: FoxMar picture (Franklin Polo required)
IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Franklin Academy
PYP- Being an IB Parent
The PYP is a curriculum framework that helps to build knowledge, skills, attitudes and conceptual understanding, as well as encouraging students to take action and become lifelong learners. This learning does not stop at school. As a PYP parent, it is imperative to help reinforce the knowledge and skills that your child is learning in the classroom. One way to help support the home-school connection is through the IB Learner Profile.
The Learner Profile strives to build global citizens and lifelong learners, challenging us all to be the best that we can be in the home and school. As parents, using this language and terminology in the home can be a powerful way of reinforcing these ten personal attributes. At Franklin Academy, each month is dedicated to a specific trait and we will give parents tips to help implement the attribute at home.
In September the learner profile attribute is Courageous. How can parents help to develop students who are courageous at home?
Students who are courageous try new things and consider new ideas. They try to solve problems in a lot of ways. They have the bravery to tell people what they think is right. If your child is feeling uneasy about trying something, encourage them to attempt it and then reflect on both whether they liked the activity and how it felt to try something new.
Your child might want to set some short-term goals. Consider activities that make him/her nervous. What are realistic goals for the week? Your child might set a goal to:
- Offer an opinion in class
- Spend one recess with someone they might not usually play with
- Order something different from the lunch menu
- Try an activity they haven’t tried before
And the winners are...
Kinder- Benjamin Ramos (Freebird)
PYP 1- Nala Gayle (Georges)
PYP 2- Ja'niyah Presendieu (Burton)
PYP 3- Kaylee Rissley (Edelstein)
PYP 4- Kentin Powell (Lefebre)
PYP 5- Jahzarah Ramirez (Nelson)
6th- Jonathon Mercado
7th- Gabrielle Goss
8th- Sophia Hagerty
Congratulations to the award recipients!