Franklin Friday News

What's Going On In The World Of FA-PBG-Wk. of September 18th

Parent Calendar

Check out our live event calendar at: http://pbg.franklin-academy.org/


***CHESS TOURNAMENT CANCELLED*** Due to Hurricane Irma, the Chess Tournament scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. A new date will be scheduled and communicated soon.


***Thursday, September 21st, is a Teacher Work Day. There will be no school for students.***

Hurricane Irma-Related Updates

Hurricane Irma Relief

Did you know that if you return your extra hurricane food and water to the store, they are required to throw it out? Before you make those returns, please consider donating them to local hurricane relief efforts. Our students were already doing an outstanding job collecting and organizing donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey before we left to deal with our own hurricane preparations. Because local agencies are now shifting their focus to those impacted by Hurricane Irma, we will be joining these groups in sending supplies to the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands. Please send in non-perishable food, water, toiletries, and school supplies. Relief teams will pick up weekly from the school.

UPDATED Open House Dates

Due to school closures cause by Hurricane Irma, we will be hosting a 4th & 5th Grade Open House on September 20th from 6pm-7pm. There will not be a Family Fun night following open house so students should not attend if at all possible. We would encourage you to bring the family to FroYo Friday on the 22nd. PTO will be sending more information out regarding this event this week.


Middle School will host their Open House on September 19th from 6pm-8pm. Parents will have an opportunity to walk their students' schedules and visit each of their teachers. Each teacher will have a presentation prepared and their will be a bell schedule for parents to follow, so please be on time.

UPDATED DATE-Coffee with Admin

Friday, Sep. 22nd, 9am

5651 Hood Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Our first Coffee with Admin of the year will be held September 22nd at 9:00 AM. Come enjoy a cup of hot coffee and conversation with the administrative team. There's no agenda for these chats; we're simply here to get to know you and answer any questions. Hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Updates from Coach D

This week in FA sports:

Monday, 9/18: Home volleyball game 4:30

Tuesday, 9/19: Home flag football game (Mirasol Park) 4:30

Wednesday, 9/20: Home volleyball game 4:30 Varsity; 5:30 for JV

Friday, 9/22: Away Flag football game at RCS Wellington


Cheer leading tryouts will be October 2nd & 3rd. An Athletic Packet is required and can be printed from http://coachdefelice.weebly.com.


The Dodgeball Tournament is scheduled for October 4th for Grades 3-5 and parents and October 5th for Middle School. More info. to come.

Carline Reminders- Arrival and Dismissal

Please take note of the following reminders:

  • Elementary students should not be dropped off before 7:15 AM. We do not have sufficient faculty on site at this time to supervise students. The office will open and students will be welcomed on to campus at 7:15 AM.
  • Cell phones must not be used under any circumstances while in the car line or parking lot. Cell phone usage during this time poses a serious danger to our staff and students.
  • Switching lines/lanes without the prompting of dismissal staff is counterproductive. This often makes your wait time longer and serves to frustrate other parents in line. It also poses a safety risk to our dismissal staff.
  • Changes to your child's normal means of transportation must be communicated to the teacher as soon as possible. Additionally, please include Ms. Diaz and Ms. Frank (diaz.mercedes@franklin-academy.org and frank.christine@franklin-academy.org) so that they can be sure your student is where they are supposed to be after school.
  • Parents arriving after 7:45 am will need to park and sign their elementary students in as tardy. Middle school parents will need to sign in their students as tardy after 8:45 am.

Franklin Faculty Birthdays-September

Ms. Elford- September 2nd

Ms. Silvestre- September 6th

Ms. Barrow- September 12th

Ms. Maret- September 14th

Ms. Gregoire- September 16th

Ms Ung- September 17th

Ms. Shockency- September 22nd

Ms. K. Johnson- September 29th