Franklin Friday News

What's Going On At #FAPBG-Week of February 25, 2019

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Math Masters

It is with great eagerness that we announce our new, school-wide, Math Fluency Program named “Math Masters” which will begin in the fourth quarter. This program runs from K-8 and offers many opportunities for students to excel in math fluency and is tiered for differentiation. In order for this program to be successful, we are requesting lots of parent involvement to set up all the classrooms, run the printing jobs outside of school, and donations for the prizes and t-shirts students earn as they progress through the levels. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please reach out to our Math Specialist, Ms. Wilhelm, at at your earliest convenience. Once we get closer to the start of fourth quarter, a detailed description of the program will be sent to all parents. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Get ready to Stomp, Chomp and Read at the Spring Book Fair! It’s a place where reading rules the Earth and dinosaur adventure lives on! Students can strengthen their reading skills as they track down new books perfect for them. The Book Fair will be: February 27- March 7, 7:30- 3:30 daily. There will be a “Grand” Event on February 28, 4-6 pm and “Family” Night on March 7, 4-6 pm. Please sign up in the Raptor System, if you would love to Volunteer! Don’t forget you can use e-wallet to save a hassle and not have to worry about checks or credit cards. Please visit our web page to sign up:

Franklin Track

We are launching our very first track team for Franklin Academy this year! We will be offering the team to grades 4-8. The first meet will be on March 7, so practices will start next week in order to be ready! All students signing up for track team will need a sports physical to begin. As this is an official Franklin team, each student will need to pay $175 in order to join to pay for uniforms, trips to meets and practices (

Practices will begin THIS Tuesday and will be every Tuesday, MOST Wednesdays and every Thursday until the end of season (end of April). They will begin promptly at 3:30 and end at 4:45pm. Please make sure your student brings work-out clothes for practice and appropriate running shoes. We will be doing drills, endurance training, speed work and HIIT workouts.

Franklin Baseball Tryouts!

Boys baseball tryouts will be March 4th and 5th from 3:45 to 5:30 (location TBA). All students trying out must have a sports physical on file and must register at

Middle School Field Trips

Please see the flyers below for information about our end-of-year middle school field trips. Please remember students with an outstanding fee balance or on service-hour probation will not be permitted to attend the field trip. Deposits are non-refundable.
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February IB Learner Profile Focus: Principled

Principled students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Caught Soaring! Teacher shout-outs submitted by parents!

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February Birthdays

Amanda Cantrell-February 4th

Linda Mills-February 4th

Catherine Kuhn-February 14th

Deborah LoPresti-February 17th

Alyssa Ayala-February 20th

Victoria Johnson-February 22nd



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