News from Ms. Tornopsky

November Edition

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Dear Franklin Families,

Happy November!

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:


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 with a personal account, please log out of it.

- Then access 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?

Service Hours

As agree to by all Parents/Guardians and defined in the Parent School Contract, Franklin Academy families must complete service hours each academic year. Each family is required to complete 8 hours of service each academic year. We are a quarter of the way through the year, have you started to earn your hours? Here is the link if you do not have your Service hour ID, use this link to apply for one on our Volunteer Portal:
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Staff Appreciation

Let's show some appreciation for what the staff does for your student(s). Please fill out this form and let us know who has done something you appreciate in regards to your student or your family:

Jeans Day

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:

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Yearbook Information

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 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

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Staff Member Appreciation

Have you had a great experience with a staff member, teacher, or support personnel? If so, I would love to hear about it. I see great things happening all day, but I would like to share the appreciation with my staff. Please take a moment to fill out this form and tell me why you appreciate someone on our campus:
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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

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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.

November: Balanced

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.

Topics Included:

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

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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!

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Cognia Accreditation

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 3: Engagement of Learning

Standard #16

Learners experience curriculum and instruction that emphasize the value of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.

Standard #17

Learners have equitable opportunities to realize their learning potential.

Standard #18

Learners are immersed in an environment that fosters lifelong skills including creativity, curiosity, risk taking, collaboration, and design thinking.

Standard #19

Learners are immersed in an environment that promotes and respects student voice and responsibility for their learning.

Standard #20

Learners engage in experiences that promote and develop their self-confidence and love of learning.

Standard #21

Instruction is characterized by high expectations and learner-centered practices.

Standard #22

Instruction is monitored and adjusted to advance and deepen individual learners’ knowledge and understanding of curriculum.

Standard #23

Professional staff members integrate digital resources that deepen and advance learners’ engagement with instruction ad stimulate their curiosity.