Franklin Friday News

December 22, 2021


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Last week and this week the PTO organized holiday treats for Franklin faculty and staff.

This would not have been possible without the generous donations from restaurants and parents in our Franklin Family.

  • Pizza Lino on Singer Island: Anisa Balijagic is a first grader in Mrs. DeSimone’s class. Stop by and support her family’s pizzeria!

  • Crumbl Cookies: Ariel Kimbro is in 8th grade and her mom, Debra, has donated cookies for our staff twice this year. This week they are featuring some amazing cookies, but you must try the Sticky Bun cookie. It is out of this world!

  • Flakowitz Deli donated twice in 8 days. On the first day, they donated bagels and cream cheese spreads, and yogurt parfaits. On the second day, they donated a huge variety of pastries. Skyler Tulchin is in Ms. Carusi’s 2nd-grade class. Her mom, Darcie Coburn. Flakowitz Deli is a full NY Deli located in Boynton Beach and throughout South Florida.

  • Jupiter Donuts: Donated by the Lipan family on Friday. Jessica Lipan serves as our PTO Vice President and she has consistently supported our school. Brianna Lipan is in 5th grade, Alessandra Lipan is in 3rd grade, and Sebby Lipan is in 1st.

  • Chick-fil-A: Mrs. Scott’s kindergarten class coordinated the last day of treats, Chick-fil-A Chicken Minis and Fruit Trays.

The other days were covered by our PTO and the staff enjoyed Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits & Publix Subs.

Thank the following parents who also contributed:

Tania Aiken, Kimberly Gimson, Karelia Morales Castillo, Ashley Blouin, Johana Monticello, Trachide Greene, Mya Guarnieri Jaradat, Heather Gramer, and Lisa Lanzerotti.

An extra special thanks to Ashley Costa, who also thoughtfully decorated our staff lounge.

Lastly, the PTO raised over $5390 for holiday gift cards and was able to gift every staff member $55!

Thank you, families, for being so generous to those who support your scholar(s).

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Franklin's uniform dress code is being fully enforced across all grade levels.

Students are required to wear a polo shirt with the school logo and the required Franklin bottoms. Non-Franklin sweatshirts, sweaters, and/or jackets are NOT permitted. In the event that the temperature outside is 40 degrees or below, scholars may wear a non-Franklin jacket; however, hoodies are not permitted to be worn at any time. In addition, plain black or brown dress-style belts MUST be worn by students in grades 2-8, and shirts are required to be tucked into skirts/skorts, shorts, and pants.

Click here for the iUniforms website.

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

Please remind your scholar that gum is not allowed and cell phones must be turned off and kept in his/her backpack until he/she is picked up from school.

Cell phones may NOT be used curing carline for any reason.

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Homework enhances scholars' education, and your scholar's teacher may assign homework for him/her to complete.

Please take a moment to read Franklin Academy's Homework Policy below.

This information is located in the Parent-Student Handbook on page 26.

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Scholars in grades 3-5 attended a motivational assembly this morning and were introduced to USA Test Prep’s Green Dot Challenge.

This program was created to encourage students to practice for the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment by completing assignments that are specifically geared towards your child’s weakness in Reading.

Below are the steps that must be followed in order to successfully complete the challenge that ends April 1, 2022.


Step 1: Log on to USA Test Prep using Clever

Step 2: Independent Practice can be accessed from the left side of your homepage. Click the "Practice" link from the menu.

Step 3: Select the subject area that you would like to study.

Step 4: If you've already completed any activities or assessments, your Dot Rank will reflect your cumulative score for each standard. A grey dot indicates that no activities have been completed yet for a standard. Consider working in standards where you have a pink dot first. Several types of practice activities are available: videos, vocabulary, questions, and performance tasks. Click any activity to begin.

Step 5: Because this is considered an independent practice that your teacher did not assign to you, you'll need to select your teacher and class. Click the "Begin" button.

Step 6: Once you've completed an activity with a score of over 66%, the Learning Category, Star Progress Bar, and Dot Rank will all update accordingly. ALL videos, vocabulary, questions, and performance tasks must be completed to earn a gold star in one section.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 1-5 to master all of the yellow dots, then move on to the red dots. Complete all of the assignments.


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The IB Learner Profile aims to develop students who are inquirers. Students who are inquirers nurture their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. They know how to learn independently and with others. Inquirers learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.

If you see your scholar demonstrating inquiring, please email Ms. Hanza at so we can celebrate your scholar!



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 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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