Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8

October 2022

October is globally known as 'Diversity Awareness Month.'

October Calendar

Click on the button to visit the October Parent Calendar posted on our website.

October 5, 2022

There is no school for students on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, and our offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Clever Support

If you are experiencing any issues accessing Clever and/or HMH from home, the problem is usually caused by conflicting credentials on your personal device.

For your student(s) to access the HMH products at home, it is very important that you log out of your personal Gmail accounts before your child logs into Clever. Please try the following troubleshooting steps:

- If you are using Google Chrome and have a profile setup in the browser, please log out of it.

- If you are logged into Google.com with a personal account, please log out of it.

- Then access https://clever.franklin-academy.org with either a Clever badge or the provided student username/password

Attendance Matters Everyday!

FTE week is October 10th—October 14th. It is critical that all students enrolled in our school are PRESENT, as our funding is greatly impacted by student enrollment and attendance during this critical survey week.
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Safety Patrol Pinning Ceremony

Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 8:45am

18800 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

Eligible students and their families have been invited to attend the ceremony.

We Support The Cause

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Quarter 1 Clubs End!

Q1 Clubs will end on Thursday, October 20th, 2022.

Club Registration for Quarter 2

Click on the link to register your child for Q2 Club(s)!

Quarter 2 Club Descriptions

Click on the link to access our Q2 Club Descriptions!

Field Trips

Eligible students, in Grade 8/MYP Y3, will be taking part in a

'Snorkeling Safari' on Monday, October 3!


On Tuesday, October 4, Grade 7/MYP Y2, eligible students,

will enjoy a field trip to 'Key Largo Kayaking'.


Our Kindergarten students, that are eligible, will be visiting

the Berry Farm, on Friday, October 7!

Event Tickets Can Be Purchased Online!

Tickets can be purchased online until 8pm on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, using this link.

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Check, money-order, credit or debit card will be accepted at the event to pay for tickets.


Check and money-orders should be made payable to Franklin Academy.


Memo should include your child's name, grade level and the event tickets you are paying for.

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On Friday, October 21st, our first academic quarter ends

and there is 'no school' for students.

Classes resume for students on Monday, October 24th,

when our second academic quarter begins!

You Are Invited!

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Let's Celebrate Life and Live Drug Free

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Volleyball Tryout Events

Grades 5 - 8/MYP Y3 students are invited to our Volleyball Tryout events! Please check our website for scheduled event dates and times at https://ppk8.franklin-academy.org/calendar


All pre-participation paperwork must be on file prior to the student attending an event.

October's Character Counts Trait


The Character Counts trait for the month is TRUSTWORTHINESS - “I am someone people can count on.” Students recognized for this trait have the courage to make wise choices and are honest and reliable. They build a good reputation for being loyal and standing by their friends, family, school, and country.

October's IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner profile trait for the month of October is PRINCIPLED. Students who are principled try to do what’s right in everything they do. These students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of individuals, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Students Assembly, By Invitation Only

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 8:45am

18800 Pines Boulevard

Pembroke Pines, FL

Nominated students of the monthly Character Counts trait or IB Learner Profile will attend the event and receive recognition at our Student Assembly.

All nominated student families will receive an invitation to attend the event.

Elementary Students Only

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Trunk Or Treat

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Q1 Report Cards

Families will receive their child's Q1 Report card electronically on Friday, October 28th, or can login to their PowerSchool account to download a copy.

Purchase 22-23 Yearbook Online

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Order Form - Top Franklin Field Day Shirt

Click on the link to access the printable Top Franklin Field Day Shirt order form!

2022-2023 Student and Educator Art and Essay Contests

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the upcoming 2022–2023 school year student art and essay contests and the Excellence in Education awards. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Achievements of Hispanic, Native American, and Black Floridians.” The contests will coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2022, Native American Heritage Month in November 2022, and Black History Month in February 2023.

Coming In November 2022!

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Fortify Florida

Safe School Practices: Suspicious Activity Reporting Tool

Fortify Florida is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows students, staff, and community members to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. It is a web-based tool that does not require unique login credentials and is available to all students through Clever SSO. The varied law enforcement offices throughout the State are notified of messages through this app.