Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8

February Is Here!

Our February Parent Calendar is posted on our school website and all important data, events and schedules have been added to the campus Events Calendar.

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Black History Month

Wikipedia has shared that, "Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October."

Florida Black History Month Contest

The Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians". Both contests will run through Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, when entries are due.

One-on-One Tutoring

Our K-4 Tutoring Program, for registered students, will begin on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. Eligible families should check their email for details and information.

Student Attendance

Regular student attendance is important for student learning and progress throughout the school year. The state's financial support for schools is also directly linked to student attendance. To ensure our attendance records are counted for maximum state funding this school year, please have your child attend school each day from Monday, February 6th through Friday, February 10th, 2023.

Please note that students who ride the yellow buses are also reported to the state. Should your child not ride the bus on a regular basis and if they do not ride during this week, they may lose eligibility for transportation services.

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February 6 - February 13

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Q3 Interim Reports

Q3 Interim Reports will be sent electronically via SwiftReach to families with students in Grade 1 - 8/MYP Y3 on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023.

MYP Y3 Event at the K12 Campus

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Freshman Tour for MYP Y3 Families

Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 7pm

Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K12, 5000 Southwest 207th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

All Grade 8/MYP Y3 Franklin Academy students and parents/guardians are invited to a special Freshman Tour event at our K12 campus! Academic, athletic and arts programs will be discussed, as well as how students can be involved with 'school life' through clubs and organizations. Student High School graduation requirements will also be communicated. Families will learn about the K12's IB Diploma Programme, Dual Enrollment, Honors and AP classes available.


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On Tuesday February 14th, 2023, Broward County Schools and communities across Broward County will host A Day of Service and Love, in observance of the 17 loved ones we remember, and those injured as a result of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School on February 14, 2018. Students are invited to wear pink, red, silver, and/or burgundy attire. February 14th is also an early release day for students. K-5 students will be released at 11:15am and MYP at 12:15pm.

Black History Month Celebration Tickets Online Sale

Use the link to access the order form for our special event tickets on Tuesday March 2, 2023! Participating K-8 students and children under 5 do not need a ticket for the event.

February 15 - February 19

Students will receive their 'grassroot' cards to use at Jersey Mike's

anytime between 10am and 9pm on Wednesday Febuary 15th,

or Thursday February 16th, or Friday February 17th, or Saturday February 18th

or Sunday February 19th! See flyer for more details.

We appreciate your support for Franklin Academy PPK8 PTO.

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International Mother Language Day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Our MYP students will be celebrating their Mother Language on Tuesday, February 21st 2023. MYP students are invited to wear a shirt representing their Mother Language on this day. Students must wear uniform bottoms.

Kindness: “It’s important for me to be generous and considerate of all people.” These elementary students show interest and concern for others. They are friendly and considerate. They display kindness when they demonstrate understanding and caring about another person’s thoughts and feelings where their Character Counts. Kindness is the Character Counts! focus of the month of February.

Reflective: "I thoughtfully consider the world and my own ideas and experiences.” These MYP students are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. They really are our IB Learner Profile Stars! The IB Learner Profile for the month of February is being Reflective.

Character Star Student Assembly

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 8:45am

18800 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

For this event, students that have been nominated to receive an award for Kindness or being Reflective, may 'dress down' appropriately on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023. An invitation to attend the assembly will be shared with the families involved.

School Closed - February 20

Presidents' Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885, in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents' Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents' Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. In obervance of Presidents' Day, there is no school for students and our offices will be closed. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 21st, and our offices will resume their regular schedule.

Hearing Screenings

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, thru Thursday February 23rd, Hearing Screenings

will be performed on eligible students in Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 6/MYP Y1.

Family Technology Program Guide

Please click to see the "Family Technology Program Guide" that is published on the "online resources" tab for our campus and is also available in the 'guardian' section of your Clever portal.

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, eligible Grade 4 students will enjoy an overnight field trip to St. Augustine!

Eligible Grade 5 students will take a field trip to JA Biz Town on Friday, February 10th.

Our eligible Kindergarten students are scheduled to go on a Bluefoot Pirate Adventure on either Monday, February 13th, Wednesday, February 15th, Thursday, February 16th or Friday, February17th.

February 28 - March 4

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Spirit Stick Dress Down Day is Thursday, March 6th.

Last day of attendance for Quarter 3 clubs is Friday, March 10th.

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

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Event Ticket Sale Continues Online

Click the link to purchase tickets for our Black History Month Celebration event online prior to the event on Thursday March 2, 2023!

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Family Fundraising Night - March 9

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Pay Online for Paint & Sip Event

Click on this link to make your reservation and payment for our Paint & Sip event on Wednesday March 15th, 2023. Reservations and payment must be made by Tuesday March 7th.

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