News from Ms. Tornopsky

December Edition

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Dear Franklin Families,


Welcome to December:


This year is just flying by as we enter into December. This is the last three weeks of the second quarter and the halfway point of the school year. This month classes will take the second Benchmark assessment through USA test prep and midterms for all our EOC courses. These assessments will be part of the second quarter grades, so it is important for students to put forth their best effort.


We have several activities coming up this month as well. The Holiday Shop is back LIVE! The students really enjoy the opportunity to purchase their own gifts for their families and parents will be able to send in a check for their student to do just that. We also have the Toy Drive and Santa breakfast, which is a great event to attend for free, enjoy several different activities, and earn a service hour. By the end of December, all families should have completed at least 4 of the service hours for the year.


Are you or someone you know looking for a job? We are still hiring classroom aides and have 3 more positions available. We also are always looking for substitute teachers. If you may be interested, please go to this link and apply: https://www.franklin-academy.org/employment


Sincerely,

Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky

Principal

Student COVID Policy Update


Please read the updated COVID student policy on our website, which was updated 10/15/21:

https://franklin2017.s3.amazonaws.com/1/ckeditor/Student%20Policy%20re%20Covid%2019%2010152021_f_LG0rXpcC.pdf


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.


If you have not opted out of your student wearing a mask, please be send them in with it. We can no longer supply masks on a daily basis. Students are asking for masks on a daily basis and we cannot sustain the supply at this time.

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Service Hours

As agree to by all Parents/Guardians and defined in the Parent School Contract, Franklin Academy families must complete service hours each academic year. Each family is required to complete 8 hours of service each academic year. We are a quarter of the way through the year, have you started to earn your hours? Here is the link if you do not have your Service hour ID, use this link to apply for one on our Volunteer Portal: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTMxMjplbi1VUw==

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 Opened 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

Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For December the Jeans day's are 12/3 and 12/17.


This is a school fundraiser and the money raised will all go towards the students and special events. You may bring a check or money order on the jeans day. The form is no longer available.

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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 Jostensyearbook.com. 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

1/8 Page: $25

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Staff Member Appreciation

End 2021 with some positive affirmations!

Have you had a great experience with a staff member, teacher, or support personnel? If so, I would love to hear about it. I see great things happening all day, but I would like to share the appreciation with my staff. Please take a moment to fill out this form and tell me why you appreciate someone on our campus: https://forms.gle/k3uP54jndoSu3Ln27

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Exciting things coming up - Please see our website for more details

12/3 - Jeans Day with purchase

12/11 - Breakfast with Santa

12/13-12/17 - Benchmark Testing grades 3-8th

12/14 or 12/15 - 4th grade trip to Wetlands

12/17 - Jeans Day with purchase & Ugly sweater day

12/20 - Winter Concert (4th & 5th grade and middle school band and chorus)

12/22 - Early Release 11:15 for Elementary and 12:15 for Middle school

12/23-1/4/22 - No school

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IB PYP Newsletter Link

Please click on this link to see some of what is happening in the IB PYP classrooms:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SLINTmqbQjnJgWobkWvGmGJRx163lKsV/view?usp=sharing

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IB Learner Profiles

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November Winners Are..............

Congratulations to the "BALANCED" award recipients! .


Kindergarten- Jace Dycus

PYP 1- Brycen Rodarte

PYP 2- Jayden Joseph

PYP 3- Logann Bautz

PYP 4- Victoria M Leavitt

PYP 5- Arabella Allaire

6th grade-Kailey Brown

7th grade- Jawad Atway

8th grade- Abigail Gracius

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