"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace and a soul generated by love."
Its Valentine’s week at Franklin HS and love is in the air. This week our students and staff participated in numerous acts of kindness and love that makes Franklin HS the special place that it is today.
On Tuesday our Advanced Scholars Program hosted Listos, an affinity group luncheon for all Latinx and Native American students. Students listened to words of inspiration from various members of our community as a way to encourage them to reflect on their potential and future plans. We were also honored to have PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero in attendance who shared his educational path and word of encouragement and hope.
The BSU hosted “Love Affair with Black hair” which was a community building activity that showcased industry professionals and FHS students demonstrating their cosmetology skills. Participating students received free goodie bags of hair and body care products. We want to thank our volunteers for celebrating with us.
More love was spread throughout the week as students supported Communicare by purchasing chocolate roses and purchasing Valentine grams from the FHS Choir; that were delivered by a members of the Acapella choir with a beautiful rendition on Blue Moon.
Feels good to be a part of such a loving and supportive community.
Updates and Reminders
National Merit Scholarship Finalist Recognition
Please join me in congratulating William Hammond who was recently recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Congratulations William and best of luck moving forward!
Immunizations – Exclusion Date 2/20
Students in Portland Public Schools who have not gotten all of their required immunizations face a Wednesday, Feb. 20 deadline. That is the “exclusion date” set by the state for 2019, when any student who is not fully immunized may be barred from attending classes or district-provided child care.
Families of students whose records show missing immunizations will have received a letter from the Multnomah Education Service District last week.
Required immunizations can be fulfilled at no cost at a Multnomah County Student Health Center, seven of which are located on a PPS campus. Any student who lives in Multnomah County can utilize the services at any of the 10 Student Health Centers (three are at non-PPS schools). See the program’s website for locations, hours and phone numbers. It is recommended that you call ahead to make an appointment and to confirm that the center has the vaccines your child needs.
(See a full list of immunizations required by the state)
Student Voice and SRO Forum - Thursday, February 28th from 2:15-3:30pm FHS Library
The PPS School Board’s decision to pull back the contract for SROs allows the central office to conduct a much more effective process of elevating student and administrator voice on this topic. To address this decision, the Central Office will be holding Student Forums at every PPS high school.
The topic of school security generally and SROs specifically, gives PPS a great opening to be transparent about our school systems’ beliefs (values) about the role of student voice in their decision making process. The district has drafted some value statements about student voice (obviously from an adult-centered perspective) that they would like to share with students for feedback.
The Student Voice and SRO Forum at Franklin is set for Thursday, February 28th from 2:15-3:30pm. Please encourage your student to attend and be heard.
Successful Schools Survey
We are excited to announce the 2019 Successful Schools Family Survey. When you take the survey, you help us understand your experience as a parent or guardian. This important information will guide us as we determine the future of our schools. The survey launches today and will be available for the next four weeks.
Take the survey today! You can complete the survey from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It should only take 15-20 minutes of your time. Select the school your child attends and answer the questions for that school. If you have children at more than one PPS school, please complete one survey for each school your children attend. If you need help taking the survey please contact your school secretary.
This Week's Frankling STRONG Winner:
Anthony Pate: Grade 9
Recognized by: Joe Rowe
Anthony will receive credit at the Quarker Nation Student Store!
From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook
Each week we will focus on a particular aspect of the Student Climate Guide and Handbook to keep the lines of communication open in our community. Please take some time to review these focal points with your students as a concerted and intentional effort from us all provides clarity and reinforcement.
Franklin is guided by our STRONG expectations. Franklin students and staff Strive to be Thoughtful, Respect, Organized, Neighborly, & Generous.
This week the newsletter focuses on the "Thoughtful" aspect of STRONG behavior:
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FHS Auction News
FHS Auction February 23, 6-10 at the Embassy Suites by the airport: Our auction is a great way to become a part of the FHS community. It’s also the main way we raise money that goes directly back to teachers and students in the form of grants. Buy tickets or a chance to win a week stay in Mexico at the auction website .
Can’t make the auction? Buy a raffle ticket! For only $50, you get a 1 in 100 chance to win a One Week Stay at Rosarito Beach Villa, a spectacular oceanfront resort at La Paloma Beach and Tennis Club, Rosarito Beach, Baja California. Enjoy a one week stay in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Villa with full-on ocean view and steps to the beach. Sleeps 8-10 so it’s great for 2 families or three couples (get friends to joint bid). Fully furnished with all the appliances, TV/DVD and CD player, Free Internet, BBQ and fully stocked with games, sports equipment and beach toys. La Paloma, a gated community with 24 hour security, has 4 pools and Jacuzzis, 3 tennis courts, kid’s playground, pool tables, 4 clubhouses, sauna, workout facility, an on-site restaurant. Surf, swim, 4 wheeling all just steps away! Within a 10 minute walk you will be horseback riding, shopping, visiting the ladies spa or enjoying first class restaurants in Rosarito Beach. Golf, deep sea fishing or wine tasting within 30 minutes or less.