News from Ms. Tornopsky

January 20, 2023

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Service Hours

All Service Hours have been updated as of December 21, 2022 (End of Quarter 2). Please check your PowerSchool and Raptor accounts to make sure your hours are correct. If you have questions regarding your service hours, please contact Ms. Dowdell at Please continue to fulfill your 8 service hours requirement for this school year, your hours Thank you

All Parents/Guardians as 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. Here is the link if you do not have your Service hour ID, use this link to apply for one on our Volunteer Portal:

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Staff Member Appreciation

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: (24/7 online tutoring program) for grades 5-8

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

1/23-1/27- Literacy Week

1/27 - Jeans Day with purchase

1/31- NJHS Induction Ceremony (By Invitation Only)

2/6- 2/10- FTE Week (Spirit Week)

2/8- Campus tour for new families coming to Franklin

2/9- Talent Show

2/10- Jeans Day with purchase

2/10- Interim Progress Reports sent home

2/14- Half Day

2/16- Coffee with Admin

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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 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 Flyer above.

Full Page: $170

1/2 Page: $115

1/4 Page: $80

1/8 Page: $50

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Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. The next Jean's day in January is 1/27.

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 or the Wufoo form on the website.

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IB Learner Profile for Parents

The Learner Profile strives to build global citizens and lifelong learners, challenging us all to be the best that we can be in the home and school. As parents, using this language and terminology in the home can be a powerful way of reinforcing these ten personal attributes.

January IB Learner Profile Attribute: Principled

Students who are PRINCIPLED have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning.

How can parents help to develop students who are Principled at home?

  • Involve your child in deciding on the rules for a game or activity and then ensure that they stick to the ones that have been decided upon.
  • Encourage your child to play games that involve teams. Discuss with your child the qualities of a team player. What sort of person would they want on their team?
  • When your child wins a game insist that he or she is a well-mannered winner. They might thank their opponent or shake hands with them if it’s appropriate.
  • When playing a game, don’t change the rules or let your child win. Being a gracious loser is just as important as being a good winner.

Oreo Moon Phases!

PYP 5 students at the Boynton Beach campus displayed their understanding of the different moon phases by creating a moon phase model using Oreo cookies. It was a tasty way of learning!
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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 2022-2023

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The National Center for Education Statistics states, "students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career." Parent-Student handbook.
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General Smile Info:

How do I shop with AmazonSmile?

To use AmazonSmile, simply go to on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.

Link to select Franklin Academy Foundation as the shoppers organization

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