Principal Tornopsky's News

We are all an essential piece!

Principal's Point of View

Parents are entrusting their students to us for anywhere from 8-10 hours a day and safety is our top priority. Since Franklin Academy opened it's doors, we have had a PBSO officer working daily on campus. They are here to keep our students and faculty safe. Wearing their ID, is one way that we are able to identify our students and make sure they are safe and where they need to be. We have a rule that cell phones have to be off and in their backpacks, that is another way to keep them safe. We have practice drills for fire, code red, tornado warnings, etc. All of these procedures have to be taught and taken seriously by our staff and students. It would be very helpful if parents could also speak about these things at home. Most importantly, during these drills is for students to remain silent. They have to be able to hear directions and hear when a drill is over so that they can return to their normal activity.

We want our students to focus on their academics and we can help by letting them know that our campus is safe and secure.

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Upcoming Events

Please check our website for our calendar of events using this link:

When you see an event that you must attend, simply click on it and it can be added to your Google or Outloook calendar. If the event is underlined, then there is a flyer linked to it as well.

Simply click on it and the flyer will open up with more information.

November 7, 2018, parents are invited to come to a presentation at our PBG campus, by Petteri Elo a Finnish Educator. The topic he will be addressing is: Innovative Parenting Techniques & Investigative Study. The presentation starts at 6:30 PM.

IB PYP Update

This month the IB Learner Profile is Inquirers. An Inquirer nurtures their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. There are many books that you can share with your student at home to learn more about what an Inquirer looks like. Some of my favorites are: The Mitten, by Jan Brett, How Much is a Million, by David Schwartz, and most of the Curious George series of books. Curious George is a perfect example of an Inquiring mind.

Great Things I Recently Noticed on Campus

  • A lot of hands on science is happening in all grade levels.
  • Some classes are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and taking their classes outside to work.
  • Storybook Dress-up Day was a huge success as the students paraded around the track.
  • Several families have registered their middle school students to go to South Africa in 2020.
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