News from Ms. Tornopsky

January 2022 Edition

Big picture

Dear Franklin Families,


Happy New year and welcome to 2022! I hope that all of our families and staff enjoyed their winter holidays and taking time with their families and friends.


As we return to school from winter break, we will begin our third quarter & second semester of the school year. With that there are some class changes in middle school for half year courses. Please make sure your student checks their PowerSchool schedule before coming to school this Wednesday, the first day back from break.


Sincerely,

Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky

Principal

Student COVID Policy


Please read the updated COVID student policy on our website, which was updated 1/2/2022:

https://franklin2017.s3.amazonaws.com/1/ckeditor/Student%20Policy%20re%20Covid%2019%20010222_LxKgr5NV_y.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 your student tests positive for COVID-19 or was exposed to someone who tested positive, please fill out this form as soon as possible: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeszjAjkrahnu7wL6obAnuaQRaOHO2icBFx3iSQ0hOTT5JUJw/viewform


If you have not opted out of your student wearing a mask, please be sure to send them in with it. Students are asking for masks on a daily basis and it is challenging to sustain the supply at this rate.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

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 halfway through the year, have you started to earn your hours? To be on track, you should have at least 4 hours done by this point of the year.

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

Big picture

School Uniforms & Reminders

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 50 degrees or below, students may wear a non-Franklin jacket. 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 student who is not following the above uniform requirements.


Please remind your student 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.

Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For January the Jeans day's are 1/14 and 1/28.


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.

Big picture

Memo from our Registrar

  • Ensure that your address is current in PowerSchool. If you have moved, please notify Ms. Joi Green immediately to make the change. green.joi@franklin-academy.org
  • Update all personal information such as email address and phone number
  • Ensure you have submitted all registration documentation, including medical forms
  • Intent to Return time is right around the corner. Look for an email early February to complete during the open window to secure your student's seat for next year.
Big picture

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.

Full Page: $150

1/2 Page: $85

1/4 Page: $55

1/8 Page: $25

Big picture

Staff Member Appreciation

Start 2022 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

Big picture

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

1/4 - Staff PDD day

1/5 - Students return to campus

1/5 - 1/21 - iReady Diagnostics will be completed

1/7 - Report cards send home via email 1st thru 8th grade, Kindergarten will be sent home

1/13 - Spirit Night Panda Express

1/15 - Live Campus Tour 10:00 AM for families interested in attending Franklin Academy

1/17 - No School - offices closed

1/22 - Chess Expo at Wellington Mall food court

1/24 - 100th day of school

1/25 - Live Campus Tour 6:00 PM for families interested in attending Franklin Academy

Big picture

IB PYP News

Primary Years Programme: Arts

The arts is a powerful mode of communication through which students explore and construct a sense of self and develop an understanding of the world around them. Arts provide students with a wide range of opportunities and means to respond to their experiences and engage with historical, social and cultural perspectives. Learning about and through arts is fundamental to the development of the whole child, promoting creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and social interactions (IBO.org).

At Franklin Academy Boynton Beach we are proud to offer a robust education in the arts. The curriculum is organized into two strands for each of the four identified areas of the IB arts: creating and responding. Arts is woven throughout the units of inquiry and as a stand-alone special for Kindergarten through PYP 5.

Our talented artists showcased their skills at our annual holiday concert in December. This presentation encompassed singing, dancing and instrumental performances.

Big picture

IB Learner Profiles

Big picture

December Winners Are..............

Congrats! Knowledgeable Award Recipients at Boynton Beach

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Kinder- Marwan A.

PYP 1- Larry R.

PYP 2- Micah Y.

PYP 3- Christian B.

PYP 4- Ava Marie M.

PYP 5- Annabelle L.

6th-Vibha R.
7th-Jimmy D.

8th- Isaac B.

Big picture