Franklin Friday News

November 5, 2021

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Franklin Feast

FRANKLIN FEAST IS BACK!


On November 18, 2021, the tradition continues. The entire Franklin Family will sit down to enjoy a festive meal. An email will be sent out at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, for parents who would like to volunteer.


Spaces are limited, so be on the lookout for the email!

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Save the date-QUARTER 1 HONOR ROLL CEREMONY

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QUARTER 1 HONOR ROLL CEREMONY


November 15, 2021


First Grade: 9:00 AM-9:20 AM

Fourth Grade: 10:00 AM-10:20 AM

Second Grade: 11:00 AM-11:20 AM

Fifth Grade: 12:00 PM-12:20 PM


November 16, 2021


MYP: 8:50 AM-9:30 AM

Third Grade: 10:00 AM-10:20 AM

Welcome to our new faculty/staff

REMINDERS

Way Home Changes

When changes are made for your scholar's way home, please notify your scholar's teacher AND Ms. Greenman. Ms. Greenman can be reached by phone or email, greenman.jennifer@franklin-academy.org.


Masks

Students who have not opted out of wearing a mask MUST bring their own mask to school daily. Franklin does not provide masks. In addition, please send your scholar to school with extra masks, as they may break during the school day.


Uniforms

Franklin's uniform dress code is being fully enforced.

Students are required to wear a polo shirt with the school logo and the required Franklin bottoms. In addition, belts should be worn, and shirts are required to be tucked into skirts/skorts, shorts, and pants.


Uniform infractions will be given to any scholar who is not following the above uniform requirements.


Drop-off & Pick-up

Per the Franklin Academy Parent-Student Handbook, parents/guardians of students who do not arrive at the correct time will be required to park and escort their student(s) into the office to be signed in as tardy. This applies to PYP and MYP parents.


Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student.


Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents must come into the lobby to sign out their scholar.

COIN WARS UPDATE

Our scholars have had a blast playing Coin Wars all week long. We want to thank our parents and teachers for supporting our favorite fundraiser. It’s been wonderful seeing the students each morning gleefully strategizing together in the lobby.

Today gave us a big surprise when 3rd grade held on to the number one spot for the second day in a row with 10,029 points. Your classmates tried hard to take you down with 800 silver sabotage coins, but you prevailed!

Kindergarten was rocked from 2nd place all the way to 8th place with -6,271 points. I saw many of your classmates sabotaging you with over 1100 silver coins this morning! The audacity!

The 4th and 5th grades are the sleepers with 5073 points and 2084 points, respectively, just floating along under the radar, so no one attacks them. Will they make it to Monday unscathed? I still predict 5th grade will win it all!

1st grade is back in the positive with 657 points. Unfortunately, their 2nd-grade counterparts have not been able to recover from the beating they suffered earlier this week and they are still negative with -5,669 points. Are they just holding out until Monday? Time will tell.

The 6th grade is an interesting group. They haven’t had much movement, and so no one has attacked, but I overheard their plans for Monday’s dominance.

The 7th and 8th grades are at the bottom of Struggle Mountain with -2441 and -13657 respectively.

The overall ranking is as follows:
1st place - 3rd grade: 10,029 points
2nd place - 4th grade: 5,073 points
3rd place - 5th grade: 2,084 points
4th place - 1st grade: 657 points
5th place - 6th grade: 256 points
6th place - 7th grade: -2441 points
7th place - 2nd grade: -5,669 points
8th place - Kinder: -6,271 points
Last place - 8th grade: -13,657 points


Remember the contest ends on Monday at noon!

Our 5 day total is $2,558.91.

Every penny raised will go back to the students and teachers via our PTO.

The top grade level will have their choice of pizza, donuts, or ice cream.

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FEED THE FACULTY

Today our teachers enjoyed lunch catered from Jumby Bay. Kindergarten Scholar, Siena Rincon’s family sponsored today’s meal to show their gratitude to our wonderful staff. If you are interested in sponsoring a meal or small treat for our Feed the Faculty campaign, please reach out to PTO President, Tonja Ewing-Gomez at 561-512-9724. There are many days to cover before the holiday break.

PTO UPDATE

On Tuesday, we held our second PTO meeting of the year. We are seeking a new Event Coordinator for our board. If you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to Tonja Ewing-Gomez at 561-512-9724.

The minutes for the meeting are available here.

High School Choice Programs

Students in Palm Beach County may apply to different high schools through the Choice program. The booklet for the 2022-2023 school year is now available here.


Applications Open on November 1st, 2021


Arts High Schools & Conservatories Application Deadline: December 10, 2021.

Audition information may be found on the individual school websites.


All Other Programs Deadline: January 28, 2022


Click here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Choice program, available in Spanish and Haitian Creole as well.


Click here for the Palm Beach County Choice Program Contact

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November IB Attribute of the Month: Risk-Taker

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The IB Learner Profile aims to develop scholars who are risk-takers. Risk-takers explore new ideas and innovative strategies, challenge their ways of thinking, and are confident in those decisions. Risk-taker scholars are those willing to be wrong in order to learn something new. Risk-takers are not afraid of mistakes.


If you see your scholar demonstrating risk-taking, please email Ms. Hanza at hanza.leah@franklin-academy.org so we can celebrate your scholar!

YEARBOOK SALE

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BYOD Information

If you are planning to send in an electronic device for your scholar to use on campus, please ensure that you complete the form below and have your scholar bring the device to the cafeteria next week. The same device needs to be brought to school daily. If a different device is brought to school, that device will not work, as it will not be connected to the network and will need to be set up by Mr. Menchella.


Please click here: https://forms.gle/Nnq8YHnvfrAdL4V6A to complete the BYOD form.

Weekly iReady Requirements

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All scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade receive a weekly classwork grade for iReady.

Scores are determined as listed below.

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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

ARRIVAL

It is important that all students understand the importance of regular school attendance. In addition, it is important that students report to school on time. Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 AM for students in K-5 and 8:45 AM for students in grades 6-8. As a reminder breakfast will be provided 7:15 AM-7:40 AM for students in K-5 and 8:15 AM-8:40 AM for students in grades 6-8.


DISMISSAL

Dismissal is 2:30 PM for students in grades K-5 and 3:30 PM for students in grades 6-8. Parents of students in grades K-5 are not permitted to “stack” until 2:10 PM, and parents of students in grades 6-8 are not permitted to stack until 3:10 PM. Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents must come into the lobby to sign out their scholar.


Students who walk or ride their bikes are to sign out in the front lobby and leave the campus within five minutes of the dismissal bell. All students walking or riding bikes must have an authorization form signed by a parent/guardian on file in the school office. Parents who complete this form acknowledge the risk associated with allowing a child to arrive/leave campus unaccompanied by an adult. These forms must be updated annually and may be found on the school’s website.

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Sports Tryout Dates

(Click to Register)

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Lunch Menu

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Lunch Treats

Cookie Day will be on Tuesdays and Ice Cream Day will be on Fridays.*


MYP Snack Cart is available daily.*


SCHOLARS MUST HAVE MONEY ON THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNT TO PURCHASE A TREAT.


Cookies are $1.00.

Ice Cream ranges between $1.00-$2.00.


*THERE WILL BE NO SNACKS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-22.



Connecting To Your Online Lunch Account

Guide To SLA Management's Online Lunch System

Add funds to your child's lunch account

SLA Lunch Cafeteria Hub and Menus


Cafeteria Hub Flyer


Breakfast $2*

Lunch $3*

Connecting To Your Online Lunch Account

Guide To SLA Management's Online Lunch System

Add funds to your child's lunch account


*There is no cost for school lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please complete the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Application by clicking here: http://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/FLORIDACF_FL?langid=1

1) It’s not just about free food – which by the way, is free for everyone this school year

2) Title I status brings A LOT of services and resources to the schools; which we could not afford without the designation.

3) Our network infrastructure (internet equipment and download speeds) are discounted based upon our NSLP rates. Without the submissions, the costs to maintain and replace this equipment goes up and then the upgrades could be delayed to financial restrictions.

4) It enables us to hire additional instructional staff.

5) We get access to other grants and resources based upon our NSLP rate.

6) By completing the application, families can also qualify for the Pandemic EBT Card (P-EBT), which can help them buy groceries. (Up to $399 per student)

If you have any questions regarding the National School Lunch Program, please feel free to email a member of the administration.


If you already applied online for Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Benefits and have application status questions, please email lunch@franklin-academy.org

Service Hours

As a reminder, every family needs to complete 8 service hours for the 21-22 school year.


Please refer to the email sent this morning about Service Hour Requirements.

Click here for the Service Hour website.

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School Uniforms

Please see the Parent-Student Handbook for Franklin's DressCode Policy.

As a reminder, non-Franklin sweatshirts or hoodies are not permitted to be worn.

Place your uniform order online at: www.iuniforms.com

iUniforms provides Free Shipping and Easy Exchanges with a FREE Return Label included in every order.


- Ensure you are logged into your account before you start shopping.

- If you are unsure of your size, please visit the Sizing Kiosk in the school lobby.

- To set up a sizing appointment at iUniforms, please contact Service@iUniforms.com

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Way Home Changes

When changes are made for your scholar's way home, please notify your scholar's teacher AND Ms. Greenman. Ms. Greenman can be reached by phone or email, greenman.jennifer@franklin-academy.org.


If you have not already done so, please complete this form so we have a record of how to dismiss your scholar(s).


Please notify your scholar's teacher if your scholar's way home changes.

Dash Pass

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DashPass Pickup Mobile App Instructional Video (Parents & Guardians)

Parent-School Communication

Please check the Power School Parent Portal to ensure that your correct email address is on file. The school uses parent email addresses to communicate information.


The instructions for the Power School Parent Portal are located here.


Don't miss out on important school information and updates!

Parent/Student Handbook 2021-2022

Franklin COVID Policy

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