Principal Tornopsky's News
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Principal's Point of View
Parents also be aware, that you may provide input for a teacher's evaluation, as appropriate, by sending an email to the principal by May 15, 2019.
Employees of the Month
Mr. Dexter Savage is our employee of the month for August. This is Mr. Savage's 5th year at Franklin Academy and this year, in addition to teaching 2 classes, he is also our Math Coach. Mr. Savage inspires our students and staff alike. He mentors some of our middle school students and help them to make better choices on a daily basis. In addition, the teachers can't say enough about the encouragement and support he gives them in the math department on a consistent basis.
On August 20th, we started having classes complete their i-Ready diagnostic testing. Once the grade level is complete, your student will be required to start completing the 45 minutes a week, in both ELA and Math. The lessons are assigned based on how your student does on the diagnostic. So, please speak with them about taking it seriously.
Clubs and Enrichment
There are a plethora of enrichment activities listed on our website. There is everything from STEM to Yoga. Our band clubs are on there as well and Ms. Slotnick is very excited about her beginning band. If you have a 4th or 5th grader interested in joining band, please look for the instrument trial date coming up in early September.
The students are really enjoying our new food service from SLA. All parents need to sign up for a lunch account through the link below. You will no longer see lunch activity on PowerSchool, only through this site:
Clubs and Enrichment
IB PYP Update
The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) provides a shared curriculum for primary schools throughout the world. It does not replace the district scope and sequence or the state requirements but expands on them providing breadth and depth to understanding for primary age children. In addition, it provides the students with an international perspective that relates their world in the U.S. and Florida to a larger global community. The curriculum is designed as an interactive whole, that eventually encompasses the full range of disciplines and adds to the district and state guidelines.
Please join me on September 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM for an IB information meeting for all families with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. It will be a night to learn more for the families and your involvement while enjoying our international dessert buffet.
Great Things I Recently Noticed on Campus
- Ms. Feders, middle school science teacher, worked alongside her students with Pan Balance Scales.
- Coach Johnson has completed her girls volleyball tryouts and the first game is September 6th at our campus. Join me in cheering on our team at 4:30 PM.
- Coach Hodge is coaching the boys flag football team and their first game is on September 4th. Please check the website for game locations.
- Morning safety patrols are doing an excellent job getting to their posts on time and helping with car line.
- Kindergarten and first grade have begun learning literacy using Fundations. Ask your student who Echo the Owl is.