News from Ms. Tornopsky
Dear Franklin Families,
We are well into the second quarter for the year and we have done so much already! Have you checked out our posts on the Franklin Academy Charter School social media venues? If not, please do and follow the pages so you can see all the fun things we are doing on campus. Here are the links:
As a reminder: Elementary school starts at 7:30. Students who are arriving after that time are marked as tardy. If you have excessive tardies, you may get a letter from the district regarding truancy. Middle school start time is 8:30. Same thing will apply for students who are arriving after that time as well. Please partner with the school in ensuring your student is set up for success. That starts with arriving on time and being in full uniform.
Are you or someone you know looking for a job? We are still hiring classroom aides and have 2 more positions available. We also are always looking for substitute teachers. If you may be interested, please go to this link and apply: https://www.franklin-academy.org/employment
Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky
Clever and/or HMH Hints for Logging in from Home
If you are experiencing an 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
PS. Did you know that your Clever Parents account can provide instant-login access for your child, in the event that they don't have their Clever badge or don't remember their credentials?
The National School Lunch Program keeps track of families that would qualify. Here is the link: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
If you are already in the FDC program or if you've already applied, please do not apply again.
If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For November the Jeans day's are 11/4 and 11/18.
This is a school fundraiser and the money raised will all go towards the students and special events. You may bring a check or money order on the jeans day or pay through Wufoo link. Please make sure your payment goes through and clears: https://fabb7882.wufoo.com/forms/k1gh074t1lhpak2/
What's in a yearbook? Laugh Inducing Memories, Autographs from Friends, Your Classmates, Moments that Matter, and Much More! Preorder a yearbook for your student today at Jostensyearbook.com. Payment Plans are available.
Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.
For More Information, please see the attached Flyer.
Early Bird Pricing is in effect through 11/11:
Full Page: $175
1/2 Page: $115
1/4 Page: $80
1/8 Page: $50
Staff Member Appreciation
Exciting things coming up
11/4 - Jeans Day with purchase
11/7 - PB&J-athon kickoff
11/8 - School Closed/Teacher Work Day
11/9 - Fall Pictures - Must be in regular uniform with Polo shirt
11/10 - Veteran's Day Assembly
11/16 - Thanksgiving feast for all students and staff
11/17 - Coffee with Admin
11/17 - PB&J-athon in the cafeteria
11/18 -Jeans Day with purchase
11/18 - Interim reports emailed home
11/21-11/23 - No school/Office Open
11/24 - 11/25 - No School/Offices closed
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.
Students who are BALANCED are healthy and are aware that eating properly and exercising is important in their lives. They understand that it is important to have a balance between the physical and mental aspects of their bodies. They spend time doing many different things.
How can parents help to develop students who are well-balanced at home?
Encourage your child to participate in a wide variety of structured activities.
During less structured time, also be aware of the activities that your child is participating in. Too much time in front of the computer or television is obviously not desirable, but all kids need to do a variety of things. Generally active kids should take time for quiet reading or reflection; students who spend a lot of time drawing or reading, should be encouraged to also exercise and play.
Discuss the food groups with your child. Spend a few minutes during a mealtime deciding if what your family is eating is balanced.
Role model this attribute. Spend time as a parent or family doing many different things.
IB in Action: Noticias FABB
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Gonzalez's middle school Spanish students created an authentic FABB Spanish newspaper. The goal of the project was to practice creative writing and share information about Hispanic Heritage Month.
In this GRASPS project students took on the role of internationally minded reporters who wrote newspaper articles to share information about the Hispanic Culture.
Origin and reasons for Hispanic Heritage Month
Famous Hispanic in the Unites States
Achievements of Latinos in the United States
Latin Food- places to eat in the local community
Enjoy our Spanish newspaper: Noticias FABB: Mes de la hispanidad
And the winners for October are...
Kindergarten- Silas Damas (FRANCOIS)
PYP 1- Ryann Bias (MEILLAREC)
PYP 2- Jayla Narcisse (POST)
PYP 3- Noah Michael (LEBLANC)
PYP 4- Anjelica Bachoon (MARIA)
PYP 5- Joslyn Leite (MALANGWASIRA)
6th grade- Carlos Vives III
7th grade- Pooja Bhatt
8th grade- Sidney Michel
Congratulations to the award recipients!
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 3: Engagement of Learning
Learners experience curriculum and instruction that emphasize the value of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.
Learners have equitable opportunities to realize their learning potential.
Learners are immersed in an environment that fosters lifelong skills including creativity, curiosity, risk taking, collaboration, and design thinking.
Learners are immersed in an environment that promotes and respects student voice and responsibility for their learning.
Learners engage in experiences that promote and develop their self-confidence and love of learning.
Instruction is characterized by high expectations and learner-centered practices.
Instruction is monitored and adjusted to advance and deepen individual learners’ knowledge and understanding of curriculum.
Professional staff members integrate digital resources that deepen and advance learners’ engagement with instruction ad stimulate their curiosity.