Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines K-8

February, 2020 Events & Information

Parent Calendar

A copy of February's Parent Calendar has been sent home with your child, as well as being posted electronically to our website in the calendar section. You can click on the embedded link below to access the calendar document on our website. Each event date has also been added to our campus calendar on our website. You can add the events to your own personal Google Calendar, iCalendar or Outlook Calendar.

Attendance Matters

Attendance matters every day, but especially during FTE week on Monday, February 3 thru Friday, February 7, when student attendance impacts our state funding for our campus. Please have your child ride their A1A Transportation bus, if they have an eligible bus pass. (Bus Transportation also attributes to our financial state funding.)

February 3 - February 7

Students should dress in the attire outlined in the flyer below for each day of our Spirit Week!
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Spirit Week Grade Colors

Students can wear their assigned grade level color from head to toe on Wednesday, February 5 - our campus Color War Day!
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Character Trait - Kindness

The Character Trait for the month of February is Kindness for our elementary students.

Kindness means being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others. Kindness requires empathy. A kind person is able to put themselves in another person's position and see things from his/her perspective. Kindness is essentially about treating others the way you would want to be treated. Kindness is doing something nice for someone else without expectation of reward or recognition.

IB Learner Attribute - Thinkers

Our IB Learner Profile Attribute for the month of February is Thinkers for our Middle Years Programme students. MYP students who are thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively in order to recognize and approach complex problems. Thinkers make reasoned and ethical decisions based on objective reasoning.

Field Trips

On Tuesday, February 4, and Wednesday, February 5, eligible Grade 4 students will attend an Everglades Exploration field trip! On Friday, February 7, eligible MYP 2 students will attend a field trip to the Epcot Center. All field trip details have been shared by the chaperoning teachers involved.

MYP Athletics - Flag Football

You are invited to join in support of our middle school Bulldog athletes, as they strive for success during our 2019-2020 flag football season! Game opponents, dates, locations and times have all been posted to our website in the Calendar and Athletics sections of our website. An entrance fee may apply at each game.

Box Tops For Education

Students can submit their Box Tops For Education attached to the collection sheet provided in this link by Friday, February 7, in order to be eligible for a dress down day Friday, February 21.

Q3 Interim Report Cards

Q3 Interim Report Cards will be sent electronically to all our K-8 families on Friday, February 7.

Pennies For Patients

Students can collect cash - coins and dollar bills, checks and money-orders in honor of our 'Pennies For Patients' Campaign. Our campaign for this worthy cause begins on Monday, February 10 and will end on Friday, February 28. Checks and money-orders should be made payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We appreciate your support of this special campaign.
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Spelling Bee Events

Our Spelling Bee events will be held this month for those eligible students in grades 4, 5 and our MYP Years 1-3. These events will be attended by those families that have been invited only.

Spirit Stick Dress Down Day

Students that purchased a Spirit Stick are eligible to 'dress down' appropriately on Thursday, February 13.

February 14

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has designated Friday, February 14 this year as A Day of Service and Love, in commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. It is a day to give back to the community in honor of the 17 students and staff who lost their lives and for those who were injured during the tragic event. A Day of Service and Love has been designated an early release day for our campus and attendance by students is mandatory. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:15 am and our Grades 6-8/MYP 1-3 students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm. Students enrolled in AfterSchool Connections will engage in activities associated with their program.

Yearbooks On Sale!

Our 2019-2020 Yearbook is still on sale! Our Yearbook is a great way to look back and celebrate the success, milestones and to reflect on the school year and all of the wonderful events that have happened during it. Please visit www.jostensadservices.com to purchase your special souvenir today or simply scan the QR code included below before Friday, February 21! Friday, February 21, is the last and final day to order your 2019-2020 Yearbook.

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