TextBook collection: The FHS library will begin collecting textbooks and novels from Semester 1 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m., starting January 12 and running through January 28. Place books in the bin you will find under the tent in the FHS east parking lot (the lot off Woodward, next to Clinton Park). Drive or walk up and place books in the bin. Please return all books you no longer need for class. Return books you need for finals by January 28 so we can redistribute them for Semester 2. You can also return any old books you have from FHS or any other PPS school. Look for an email detailing the books you have on your record.

    Letter from the School Nurse regarding required immunizations: Dear Parents or guardians as in previous years we are working to ensure all students are fully immunized. On Jan 13th  a reminder letter will be sent out. These letters will contain missing immunizations or lack of documentation. Please remember this past year has provided challenges. If you have any questions please Email me  at jmanle@mesd.k12.or.us exclusion day is Feb 18th. I would hate to see your student return to school and then be excluded because of a lack of immunizations. Thanks Kay R.N.

    AMC 12 Math Competition: The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.


    12:15-2:15 PM 


    ● 75 minutes long

    ● All students can participate

    ● Multiple choice questions

    ● Great for college applications!

    ● Learn more about the test and sign up at  https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012 

    Questions? ayork@pps.net

    PTSA News:

    Join the PTSA

    Our PTSA's main purpose is to serve the needs and desires of its members in promoting the health, welfare, safety and education of children and youth. The best way to support these efforts is to join as a parent member. The easiest way to sign up is through your SchoolPay account: https://pps.schoolpay.com/login

    Community News:

    Free Class for Black & African American Parents & Caregivers of Children with Mental Health Barriers: 

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free, 6-week course for parents and caregivers of children/adolescents living with mental health barriers:

    • People who take this course say it's "life-changing"

    • Taught by specially trained volunteers who are parents themselves  

    • Nationally recognized curriculum designed by mental-health professionals

    This class is being offered to specifically create space for Black & African American parents & caregivers to discuss and learn about children's mental health. Parents from across Oregon are welcome!

    Class Schedule:  Thursdays, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM,  January 14 - February 18, 2021

    To register, call: 503-228-5692

    Topics include, but are not limited to:


    *   Trauma of mental illness for the child & family

    *   Biology and research on medical aspects of mental illness 

    *   Support on getting an accurate diagnosis

    *   Overview of treatment options

    *   Overview of the systems involved in caring for children & teens

    *   Self-care for caregivers

    ...And more! 

    Did you know NAMI Multnomah also offers free support groups? Please call our HelpLine at 503-228-5692 for online group access information or questions about our groups! 

    Family Support Groups

    • Parent Support Group: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    • Family Support Group: Mondays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    • Spouses and Partners Support Group: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Peer Support Groups

    • Connection Recovery Support Group: Wednesdays, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    • Veteran Peer Support Group: 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    *All groups are currently meeting online until further notice.

    Click here for a list of all metro area NAMI programming!


    Below is the website regarding the new Statewide Eviction Moratorium (here is the Spanish version). 

    Families who are experiencing hardship due to COVID and are unable to pay rent can complete the Hardship Declaration and turn into their landlords via in person, mail, email, text.

    • As a good practice, please be sure to document (timestamp or take a photo) when turning in the declaration form to their landlords.

    Do have an Eviction Notice or been Evicted? Contact Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT):  

    Franklin Athletic Boosters (FAB) News:

    • Stay up to date with FAB on Facebook. Like Franklin Athletic Boosters page on Facebook or send a friend request to Franklin Boosters.

    • Sign up here for FAB's bi-monthly newsletter. 

    School Social Worker Services:

    • Support with Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Counseling

    • Connection to Basic and Emergency Resource needs (healthcare, housing, food, clothing, etc.)


    Jed McClean, Cell: 971-319-4087, jmcclean1@pps.net

    Quan Nguyen, Cell: 971-413-9881, qnguyen1@pps.net

    Amanda Mayernik, MSW Intern, amayernik@pps.net

    **Also visit the FHS Resource Center webpage in both English and Español with regular resources updates**

    Athletics News




    The Loprinzi program allows any high school senior to apply for the scholarship.  

    • Deadline is March 1st

    • A new $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the school finalist from each of the program high schools.

    • Then the school finalists are considered for the three $8,000 awards that are given to the overall finalists.

    • All the information and application links can be found here - https://www.multnomahathleticfoundation.com/scholarships/loprinzi-scholarship/

    • Criteria – the candidate is a good student, community minded and involved, an athlete and has financial need.

    • Thank you for your help to get this scholarship opportunity in front of student athletes!

    Athletic Workout Programming for the week of January 11-January 15



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    Mens Soccer

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