$384 food credit to every child on free/reduced lunch program. The state of Oregon has announced they will soon provide $384 of food credit to every child in the program.  PPS explains here in several languages >> click here << The state websites:https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits Link to apply is here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/FRLApp/Default KVAL TV news has a very clear article that explains.


    Anxiety? Lack of Focus? Confusion? Try out the opportunities in the "PPS Calming Room" includes activities and meditation apps. 


    PTSA News:

    If your children normally get free or reduced price school meals, you’re eligible to get extra grocery money. It’s a new program called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT).


    For each month that school is closed and you are eligible, you will get $5.70 per day for each of your children in a K-12 school, school-based preschool, or school-based Headstart that normally participate in the National School Lunch Program. AND you can still get “grab and go” meals from school during the pandemic!


    Immigration status does not matter for Pandemic EBT. Pandemic EBT will not count in a public charge test.

    Here are the ways your family can receive the Pandemic EBT benefit:

    1. Already get SNAP? The extra money will be loaded on your Oregon Trail EBT card automatically. 

    1. Don’t have SNAP, but already qualify for free or reduced school meals? A new EBT card will be automatically mailed to you with instructions. If your whole school gets free meals, you will qualify too. Even though Pandemic EBT uses the same type of card as SNAP, Pandemic EBT is NOT SNAP benefits and is not considered in a public charge test. 

    1. Never received SNAP or free and reduced price school meals before?

      1. A simple way to access the P-EBT benefit is by applying for free school meals here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp.

      2. Receiving SNAP benefits can also qualify you, here's how to apply https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits.

      3. You will automatically be given Pandemic EBT benefits starting the month you’re approved for either free school meals or SNAP.

    To find out more information, you can visit oregonhunger.org/covid-19 or call 2-1-1. You can also find some commonly asked questions and answers here.

    For more food resources, please visit http://needfood.oregon.gov/

    Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay fed.


    Oregon PTA


    Library News:

    New!Seniors! Google Takeout Transfer Graduating seniors, retiring staff and others moving out of the district may want to move their pps Google drive and email content to a personal account. Your docs in your drive will be deleted. If you want your papers, resume, college essays. . . Follow the directions here for transferring your stuff. More thorough instructions are HERE.  


    New!Senior Book Return/Library Clearance : June 1 & 2. (instructions and schedule here).  Library Notices were sent by email to parents (check your spam) and student's pps account and will also be sent by US Postal Service this week along with  schedule and special instructions.  Seniors will return materials directly to library staff, but must pay charges on SchoolPay. Only pay for old charges or what you know for sure is LOST. PPS Materials in lockers will be checked in and you will be given your personal belongings. Questions, concerns, or special circumstances-please contact librarian Sunny sjchilds@pps.net 


    New!Underclass Book Return: June 3-10 (times and instructions coming soon). Library Notices were sent by email to parent (check your spam) and student's pps account. We will send out instructions and return schedule soon. You will return materials directly to FHS, but must pay charges on SchoolPay. Only pay for old charges or what you know for sure is LOST. PPS materials in lockers will be checked in and you will be given your personal belongings. Questions, concerns, or special circumstances-please contact librarian Sunny sjchilds@pps.net 


    (Revised!)FHS Poetry Slam and #Virtualandia! : Everyone is welcome. Even if you did NOT register for the Poetry Slam, you can join the Slam Club Google Classroom with code jwd3j4q . You can write on your own or use the provided prompts. You can join us for video lessons and sharing sessions (see dates and times in the google classroom stream and more details HERE) and get a chance to submit work to #Virtualandia for feedback and publication. Lessons feature our New Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojani! Feedback form opens May 11-May 17. Submission to Virtualandia closes May 29.


    2020-2021 OBOB Season has begun.Sign up HERE if you would like to get information about FHS Oregon Battle Of the Books Team(s) or to join our group in the Fall. If you are interested in participating in OBOB next year you can start reading NOW.  Hound of the Baskervilles is available as an ebook on Sora and as audiobook in the public domain HERE . Check the Multnomah County Library Digital Collection on Libby for other titles.


    franklin.strong on Instagram FHS Reads! See the latest news and see what your favorite FHS staff are up to during our home /distance learning. 


    PPS Gale Database access: The password is posted on the Research Tools Page in Red


    soraSORA— Digital books for free. No checkout required, can be used by any number of patrons at one time, and available on any device. Use link  or download the app.Once downloaded open the app. Click “I have a setup code” at the bottom and type “ppsor” in the box. Click “Get Started” and then click on “Sign in using Portland School District 1J”. Click on google sign in – students and instructional staff log in using their PPS email (must include @student.pps.net / @pps.net 


    SYNC Audiobooks for Teens- free audio downloads available from  April- August. You get to keep the books forever but each book only has a 1 week window for downloading. Books this season include  Kindred and Mexican Whiteboy. Check out full schedule and list of titles at SYNC


    Community News:

    Please join us for this year's NAMI Walk YOUR WAY!  

    At NAMI Multnomah, our mission is to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.  We offer a wide array of classes and support groups to the public, ALL free of charge.  To make this possible, NAMI Walks is our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year, and our biggest community opportunity to break the stigma of mental illness!  

    Say it with us!   MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

    This year's event is a virtual walk ~ which means you can walk wherever you want ~ on Saturday, May 30th.

    Please support NAMI Multnomah by:

    • BEING A TEAM CAPTAIN!  Lead a team of family, friends and co-workers.  REGISTER NOW at this LINK and select NAMI Multnomah as the affiliate you wish to support
      No donations are required to participate, but anyone raising $100 will receive some cool NAMI Multnomah swag.

    • JOIN OUR TEAM!  Join our FRIENDS OF NAMI MULTNOMAH team.  Everyone is welcome to join our team.  Register with us, and invite your friends to donate/sponsor you. 
      If you raise $100, you will receive cool NAMI Multnomah swag. Click HERE for more information.

    • DON'T WANNA WALK - DONATE INSTEAD!  If walking is not your thing, no problem!  Just click HERE to support our Friends of NAMI Multnomah team. 


    Thank you so much!  Any contribution - big or small - helps us to raise awareness, and support our community's mental health and well-being.


    Word is Bond Rising Leader Internship Word is Bond is hosting our paid summer internship for Black boys this summer. The program will be a virtual, work from home model where interns will build leadership skills and work to better the community from their laptops and cell phones. They are excited to offer this opportunity for youth in the community to earn money and make a difference during these challenging times. Attached is the internship flyer.


    Athletics News:

    Congratulations to Franklin Swimmer Benjamin Bridges! 

    Ben has signed to swim at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa starting this fall. 

    Franklin Male Athlete of the Year 

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    Aidan Palmer Senior Cross Country and Track and Field 

    2019 individual state cross country champion, leading team to first team XC championship in school history, 

    First school team title all sports since 1959, and first PIL men's XC state title since 1983 

    2019 first team Nike All-NW XC Region 

    2019 first PIL male runner to qualify for Nike NXN national championship 

    2018 state championship runner-up 

    Two time PIL district champion cross county 2018 and 2019 

    Two time first team all-state cross country 2018 and 2019 

    2018 All-State T&F honorable mention in 1500m, placing 4th in state. 

    Aidan will be attending Boise State University on a T&F and XC athletic scholarship


    Franklin Female Athlete of the Year 

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    Dore’ Young Wrestling, Track and Field 

    Wrestling Team captain chosen for Rose Festival Court:  Senior Doré Young will represent Franklin High School on the 2020 Rose Festival Court, the festival announced after a video-conference ceremony Wednesday. 

    The daughter of Rosalie Homan and Adam Young, Doré Young is captain of Franklin’s wrestling team. She also competes in Olympic-style weightlifting with her father, according to a news release from the festival. She was born in Portland and hopes to become a middle or high school science teacher.

    Dore’ will be attending Colorado College next year to study education.


    Franklin High School Co-Head Coach of the Year

    Ty Kovatch -Men’s Soccer 

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    Jacob Michaels- Cross Country/Track 

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    Franklin High School Assistant Coach of the Year

    Kilsi Nanee -Football, Wrestling, and Track 

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    Franklin High School Senior Signees:

    Aidan Palmer: Boise State- Cross Country/Track

    Tucker Pellicci: Hawaii Pacific -Basketball

    Cayden Wagner: Pacific - Basketball

    Benjamin Bridges: Luther College -Swimming


    2020 Oregon Sports Awards Kicks Off May 18! The Oregon Sports Award announcements will then be featured daily starting May 18thon The Brian Noe Show with the reveal of the Lou Burge Special Olympics Athlete of the Year award winners. Finalists were nominated and selected through a statewide voting panel consisting of local TV, radio and sports journalists, and respected sports professionals.  To learn more about the vote, the event’s history and each individual award, visit the Oregon Sports Awards website here


    2020 Oregon Sports Awards Categories and Finalists:

    (Finalists listed alphabetically)

    Now in its 68th year of existence, the annual event has partnered with NBC Sports Northwest once again to announce all awards live exclusively on NBC Sports Northwest and Rip City Radio 620AM.  Award-winners will be revealed on The Brian Noe Show every weekday between 9 a.m. and Noon PT beginning Monday, May 18, and will also be featured on NBCSportsNorthwest.com and social media.  Follow @ORSportsAwards and @NBCSNorthwest on Twitter


    Prep Soccer Player of the Year (Male):

     Edgar Monroy | Corvallis, Carlos Reyes-Aviles |South Albany, Vincent Rose | Franklin

    Prep Cross-Country Runner of the Year (Male): 

    Evan Holland | Ashland, Ahmed Ibrahim | Parkrose, Aidan Palmer | Franklin


    We are so proud of these two great student-athletes who have exhibited leadership on and off the field, way to go Aidan and Vincent,  Franklin Strong and Lightning Nation will be watching.


    Spring Sports Rosters OSAA Academic All State

    The Franklin Spring Sports Varsity Rosters averaged a 3.53 GPA. As you know that is incredible work and really means if

    you are dedicated to both your education and sports good things can happen.


    Junior Positive Coaching Alliance Scholarship Opportunity

    Brand Jordan WINGS scholarship.  Two years ago a TIC winner from Grant High School won the WINGS scholarship, her

    college was paid for through this program.  If you have athletes you believe would be good candidates for the TIC

    scholarship and would also be a strong candidate for the WINGS scholarship please reach out to them and get them to

    apply.   Remember these need to be current Juniors (class of 2021). The FIRM deadline is May 31st. 

    Here is the application link for you to pass on.  https://www.positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-