Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8

Happy New Year!

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Parent Calendar

The January Parent Calendar has been posted on our website at

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Winter Holiday Break

On Monday January 2nd, 2023, our offices will be closed. Winter Holiday Break ends on Friday January 6th, and classes resume for students on Monday January 9th.

Character Counts!

Fairness “I try to give everyone the same rights and chances that I have.”

Elementary students that play by the rules set forth by their home, school, community, and society exhibit fairness. They take turns, share, are open-minded, and listen to others. They don’t take advantage of others and don’t blame others.


Open-minded “Everyone I meet knows something new I can learn.”

MYP students that are understanding and appreciative of their own cultures and personal histories exhibit being open-minded. Because of this, they are open to the perspectives, values, traditions, and identities of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from their experiences.

Character Star Assembly

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 8:45am

18800 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

Nominated students and their families are invited to attend this special assembly!

Students expected to receive an award at this ceremony are eligible to dress down appropraitely for the event.

Quarter 2 Ends & Quarter 3 Begins!

On Thursday January 12th, 2023, our 2nd academic quarter ends! Our 3rd academic quarter will begin on Tuesday January 17th. Q2 Report Cards will be delivered electronically to email addresses on file and can be viewed and downloaded from the parent/guardian PowerSchool account for 30 days after initial receipt of the report. Report Cards will be issued to families on Friday January 20th.

Eligible MYP Students

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Limited Office Assistance

Due to mandatory staff training on Friday January 13th, 2023, we will have limited office assistance available. Our offices will be closed at 3pm that day and we will resume regular office hours when students return to campus on Tuesday January 17th.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday honors the civil rights leader’s contributions to racial justice and ending violent discrimination against Black people during the 1950s and 1960s.

He is well known for his founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and his 1963 March on Washington, cementing his role as one of the most outspoken and famous desegregationist leaders of the Civil Rights era.

Dr. King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28th, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, in which he called for an end to racism, is widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history.

In observance of Dr. Martin Lutehr King Jr. Day, there is no school for students and our offices will be closed. Classes resume for students and our offices will be open on Tuesday, January 17th.

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

On Tuesday January 17th, 2023, we will celebrate the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, who answered the question What Good May I Do In It?” – Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1737, time and again as a writer, printer, inventor, American diplomat, and godfather to a free and independent nation. He was called “The First American” and was in many ways the very idea of what an American could and should be during the Founding Era of our nation.

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

MYP Semester 2 Schedules

MYP students received their 2nd semester schedules via SwiftReach message, in preparation for our 3rd academic quarter beginning on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. Please make sure your student has reviewed their schedule for the 2nd academic semester of the school year.

Learn About Paper!

You can learn about Paper by signing up for a free live webinar! Clicking on this link provided.

We are thrilled to announce that Franklin Academy has partnered with Paper to provide free 24/7 access to academic support for students in grades 5-8/MYP Y3. Families with students in those grades can visit Paper by going to You must enter the name of our school to search for it and have your child login for a tutoring session.
Service Hour Program

If you have not already completed the one-time application to become an approved volunteer, please visit for information about our program.

Service hours performed by families in the 2nd academic quarter of the school year will be updated in the parent/guardian PowerSchool accounts on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023.

Returning Raptor Portal Users

Use this link to access your existing Raptor account to see service hour opportunities.

Q3 Clubs

Quarter 3 Clubs, for eligible registered students, will begin on Monday January 23rd, 2023, and will end on Friday March 10th.

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The Great Kindness Challenge Week is a global campaign that promotes kindness in schools from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. It is a positive, action-based bullying-prevention initiative that creates a school culture of kindness, compassion, unity, and respect.

During The Grade Kindness Challenge Week, January 23rd - January 27th, students are invited to participate in this celebration of kindness in our community.

Let's Celebrate Literacy!

Beginning on Monday, January 23rd, 2023, we will enjoy the 2023 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! until Friday, January 27th! Let's Take a Deep Dive Into Literacy together!

Purchase 22-23 Yearbook Online

Families can purchase a 2022-2023 Yearbook online using this link and/or the QR Code below. The last day to purchase a yearbook is Friday, January 27th, 2023. Limited quantities are available!

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Visit Jostens for Your Yearbook Ad

Visit Jostens' website, via this link, to customize a Yearbook Ad for your child(ren). You can include a special message and pictures designed especially by you!

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On Monday, January 30th, 2023, Franklin's Student Intent to Return (ITR) window opens.

The ITR process is how families indicate whether they are planning on returning to Franklin for the 23-24 school year or not. The ITR window will remain open until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 13th, 2023. Please complete your survey, which can be found inside of the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

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Field Day Events in February, 2023!

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