News from Ms. Tornopsky

October Edition

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Fall is Here!

Dear Franklin Families,


Believe it or not, we are finishing the first quarter of the school year and going into Fall. With that being said, do you know parents can check grades on a regular basis through PowerSchool? While it is important in all grades, in middle school it is especially important because students have to earn quality points to be promoted to the next grade. Our guidance department has a parent academy coming up in October that would greatly benefit parents to attend. Some of the items that will be covered are Bullying, SEL, and Quality points. More information coming soon.


We have so many wonderful activities happening on campus. Are you following us on Social Media? I challenge our families to follow Franklin Academy Charter Schools on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We want to see if we can get over 100 likes on our campus posts this month. Are you up to the challenge? Click the links below, follow us and like our posts!


https://www.facebook.com/FranklinAcademyCharter

https://twitter.com/FranklinCharter

https://www.instagram.com/franklincharter/


I thank you for your partnership with our school in doing our best to keep everyone safe!




Sincerely,

Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky

Principal

REPORT AN ABSENCE

To report an excused absence please send an email to the following address:

attendance-bb@franklin-academy.org

Refer to our Attendance Policy for a list of valid reasons.

Your email should include the following:

• First and Last Name of Person Reporting Absence
• Student’s First and Last Name
• Grade Level
• Homeroom Teacher
• Date of Absence
• Reason for Absence


Please allow 72 hours for processing.


NOTE: If reason for absence is not in the Attendance Policy the absence will remain unexcused.

You are not required to email administration. bb-attendance is the only email that can excuse an absence!

A/B Middle school calendar & Elementary Specials rotation

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Cognia Accreditation

Accreditation is an ongoing process of meeting standards, continuous improvement, and quality assurance demonstrated through internal and external review. Through the accreditation process, staff members across the school continuously review the Key Characteristics (4) and Performance Standards (30) to ensure that the standards are being met and to identify areas that may need to be strengthened or improved. This review challenges the school system to identify the data, information, evidence, and documented results that validate that it is meeting each standard.

As we are in the preparation stage, this month we are now working on:

Key Characteristic 2: Leadership of Learning

Standard #7 - Leaders guide professional staff members in the continuous improvement process focused on learners’ experiences and needs.

Standard #8 - The governing authority demonstrates a commitment to learners by collaborating with leaders to uphold the institution’s priorities and to drive continuous improvement.

Standard #9 - Leaders cultivate effective individual and collective leadership among stakeholders.

Standard #10 -Leaders demonstrate expertise in recruiting, supervising, and evaluating professional staff members to optimize learning.

Standard #11 - Leaders create and maintain institutional structures and processes that support learners and staff members in both stable and changing environments.

Standard #12 - Professional staff members implement curriculum and instruction that are aligned for relevancy, inclusion, and effectiveness.

Standard #13 - Qualified personnel instruct and assist learners and each other in support of the institution’s mission, purpose, and beliefs.

Standard #14 - Curriculum and instruction are augmented by reliable information resources and materials that advance learning and support learners’ personal interest.

Standard #15 - Learners’ needs drive the equitable allocation and management of human, material, digital, and fiscal resources.

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Faculty Appreciation

Thanks for everything you do

to help make the school year

a good one!

YOU'RE APPRECIATED

More than you know!

Parents please use this link to share some appreciation: https://forms.gle/Q2xySzuHXeSHzd8R7

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“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz

We thank our staff at Boynton Beach for their endless dedication to our school community!

Service Hours Information

Families: If you did not complete the service hours for the 2021-2022 school year, your students may not be able to participate in school related activities such as field trips, sports, clubs, and more. You will be required to complete 4 hours prior to them being able to participate. Please make sure you have a RAPTOR account: RAPTOR is used to track your service hours completed. Below is the Service Hour Brochure and the form you can fill out when you complete items outside of school hours, such as copies.


Service Hour Brochure - Download PDF


22-23 Off Campus Service Hour Form - Download PDF



THESE SERVICE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE EVERY SCHOOL DAY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THESE HOURS. PLEASE GO TO THE FRONT OFFICE TO SIGN IN.

CARLINE 7:00 AM TO 8:30 AM &

1:45 PM TO 3:30 PM

LUNCH 10:00 AM TO 1:30 PM

OFFICE ASSISTANCE

9:00 AM TO 1:30 PM

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Halloween Grams

Halloween grams are on sale now until Friday, 10/24. These make great little gifts for your child, their friends/teachers, and your favorite staff members! It is such a nice way to surprise your child/faculty member/teacher with a little gift and personal message! There will be a toy goodie bag option as well as a treat (Halloween themed candy goodie bag) options to choose from once payment is received. They are just $4 and goes towards supporting our award winning Student Government Association. Please visit this link: https://fabb7882.wufoo.com/forms/z1x5b4zt0b3jlae/

For more information and/or to complete your order. Please do not forget to complete the whole order form-you will know you are done once you have entered payment information. Questions? Contact principe.sarah@franklin-academy.org.

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Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For October the Jeans day's are 10/7 and 10/21.


Jeans Pass per day at $5 each time


Please remember to make the payment at the time of the order. If you already ordered the jeans pass and did not complete the payment, please go back on the link and make your payment. This is a school fundraiser and the money raised will all go towards the students and special events.

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Quarter 2 Club Registration

This form: https://fabb7882.wufoo.com/forms/z29itao0o43clk/ must be filled out in order to register your child for the clubs at Franklin Academy. You must fill out one form per child but you may select multiple clubs for your child. Example-if you have a first and second grader who wants to join chess and baking, you would fill out the form twice-once for the first grader and once for the second grader. General club questions go to Principe.Sarah@Franklin-Academy.org. Specific club questions go to the individual club sponsor which can be found on the flyer via the school website.

Clubs must either be paid in full for the quarter (October 17th-December 20th) or you may select a payment plan to pay half by October 14th and the other half no later than November 13th. If payment is not received by November 13th, your child will no longer be eligible to attend the club and will have to wait until quarter 3 to re-enroll. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
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Exciting things coming up

10/5: School closed for students/Teacher Work Day

10/7: Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5

10/10-10/14: Spirit Week/FTE Week all students must attend school

10/12: End of First Quarter

10/14: No school/Teacher Work Day

10/15: Bullying Prevention Month starts

10/19: Guidance Night

10/19: Unity Day - Wear Orange shirts

10/20: Coffee with Administration

10/20-10/28: Book Fair

10/21: Report Cards emailed home

10/21: Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5

10/22: Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

10/22: 1st Quarter report cards issued electronically

10/28: Spirit Night Adrenaline

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IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Franklin Academy

IB International Mindedness

International-mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility towards its members. It is an awareness of the interrelatedness of all nations and peoples, and is a recognition of the complexity of these. Internationally minded people appreciate and value the diversity of peoples, cultures and societies in the world. They make efforts to learn more about others and to develop empathy and solidarity towards them to achieve mutual understanding and respect. Source: From Principles Into Practice - ibo.org

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) aims to teach and build upon these diverse perspectives to generate a sense of common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. Through our academic course work, events within the classroom and school wide, students are learning to becoming internationally minded.

Just within the last few weeks our students have been learning about the interrelatedness of people through the following activities & events: Peace Week, Learner Profile Attributes and Hispanic Heritage Month.

–Yamile Francese

IB Coordinator

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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.


October: Open-Minded


An OPEN-MINDED student knows that all people are different. They listen to the points of view of others and consider many possibilities before making a decision. They celebrate the differences that make all people unique.


How can parents help to develop this Open-Minded trait at home?

  • Encourage your child to try new things – new foods, new games and new activities.
  • Expose your child to different festivals, celebrations and traditions.
  • Encourage your child to really listen to others when they speak.
  • Introduce literature about many different cultures into your home library.
  • What did they learn about other countries or cultures that they didn’t know before?
  • When you observe your child being Open-Minded, reinforce this positive behavior and use the PYP student profile terminology.

IB in Action: The Great Cookie Dunk


PYP 3, Ms. Edelstein- In our first transdisciplinary theme of Where We Are in Place and Time, we inquired into the concept of discoveries and how inquiry can lead to new opportunities and understandings. Our scholars studied the steps of the scientific method and how those steps are directly connected to inquiry. They were given the hands-on opportunity to use what they had learned by participating in "The Great Cookie Dunk" science experiment. While documenting the process, the science journals were used to practice their research skills by note taking and recording their results throughout the lab. As part of the final reflection, students agreed that the best part was being able to enjoy the delicious sweet at the end!