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    FHS Gives Back started Friday: As we enter into the holiday season, we start a tradition called FHS Gives Back. Franklin will sponsor around a dozen of our own families who are in need of a little extra support for the holidays. It kicks off with an assembly (Nov. 9) and runs until December 7th. Student leadership (ASB) will be collecting the following items to deliver to the families: 

    • Non-perishable food
    • Clothes
    • New or lightly used toys
    • Toiletries
    • Money

    They will place bins in the main hallway sorted by grade. Please bring in items or send them in with your students. There will also be a "Giving Tree" on Sorena's desk (she does attendance and sits at the back of the main office) where you can grab an ornament with a gift idea for one of the families and make a purchase.  Please tape the ornament onto the gift and leave it in teacher Marc Appell’s box or bring it to him in room SS-014. 


    Conferences are coming

    • Dates: Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th.
    • Schedule: 8:00 - 11:30 AM, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and 5:00 to 7:30 PM both days.   
    • Location:  Conferences will take place in the Gym Complex. (Student schedules will be available for pick up in the gym lobby.)
    • Presentations for Parents: - Library November 19th & 20th

    Parent Vue – Access and monitor student grades and attendance    12:30 – 12:50pm & 4:30- 4:50pm

                Sheila Dygert, Counseling Dept.  


    FHS Digital Resources & Tips for parents/students                      12:55-1:15 & 4:55-5:15

    Sunny Childs, Library Media Specialist    

    • Parking: Street parking only.
    • Student attendance: FHS encourages students to attend conferences with their parent/guardian. Having students attend helps eliminate confusion between students and parents/guardians, and allows for a richer conversation with meaningful dialogue. Please come at a time when you can attend with your student(s).


    More chances to get your flu shot for FREE at the FHS Health Clinic: The Franklin School-Based Health Clinic has flu shots available for students and a limited supply for family members. Students can make an appointment for a flu shot any time. In addition, the clinic is teaming with the FHS PTSA to provide flu shots (free of charge) to community members at the following special events:

    • Parent Teacher Conferences, 11/19/18-11/20/18 (morning only)

    School Board member Julia Brim-Edwards gets her flu shot during the FHS Harvest Festival clinic.


    PTSA/Volunteer News

    Chaperone freshman trips to PSU: Our freshmen academies are visiting PSU throughout the year and they need chaperones to join them. There are 10 trips and you can sign up for one here.  


    Help with Discover Franklin, Nov. 28: We are welcoming 8th grade families from the Franklin feeder schools. Can you provide a friendly face or yummy treats? You can see what we need on our sign up here. If you want to stay & volunteer for the full event just sign up for both shifts. Desserts can be homemade or store-bought. Some GF and Vegan would be lovely! Please drop off food in the main office the day of the event (before 5:30pm) and CLEARLY mark it "Discover Franklin."

    PTSA General Meeting minutes: We had a well-attended, busy general meeting last week that coincided with Harvest Festival. Read all about what you missed in our meeting minutes that will be posted on our website ASAP (no tab yet, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page).



    FAST StorySLAM Nov 16 7-8:30pm: Hear our 8 storytelling finalists compete in our StorySLAM for cash and a slot at #TruthBeTold. ALL STUDENTS are welcome to attend. FREE. 


    Overdue Book Marked as LOST and charged $5 if not turned in! All library materials 6 weeks or more overdue will be marked “lost” on Friday, November 16th and students will be charged $5. Please return or renew overdue materials by this date to avoid being charged. This does not include Novel Sets or Textbooks. We now have a book return at the front desk. If you have questions or concerns please contact chamilto@pps.net or see library staff.


    Franklin Authors hit the big stage! Students Summer G, Blanca P, Macy P and Jovita L will be reading at the Portland Book Festival at the Portland Art Museum Nov 1- 2:15-3:15. Get your PBF tickets Now! Free to HS students. (See info above)


    Nov 10 Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) is free to all high school students with ID. $15 in advance for adults. Featured writers this year include Tom Hanks, Courtenay Hameister, Peter Sagal, Loren Groff, Tommy Orange, and this year wristbands can be picked up on Nov 8 & 9 in advance.



    Fred Meyer Rewards—new number and find out how much we raise! We have 133 households signed up to link their Fred Meyer Rewards card to kick back money to the FHS PTSA. That earned us $550 last quarter! Imagine how much we could earn to support our students and teachers if all 1,800 Franklin families signed up. It doesn’t cost you a cent, just sign up and Fred Meyers donates money for each dollar you spend. If you go to sign up here, we have a new account number: EI267. The old one is still valid but this is the new one that will appear on the website.

    Franklin Athletic Boosters Update: Your Franklin Athletic Boosters have been busy! Check out our October 18th update: https://mailchi.mp/9ce2b0fa38eb/franklin-athletic-boosters-october-18th-update 

    Club News

    The Eastside Snowboard Team is looking for new riders! We are a co-ed club team made up of riders from Grant, Franklin, Cleveland, Benson and Central Catholic. We practice and compete at Mt Hood Meadows. If you would like to spend the winter riding with your friends, learning from professional Coaches and having the time of your life, come join us! We have a sign up meeting on November 5 @ 7pm in the basement of the church at NE 34th & Knott Street. Please contact us about cost, schedule and any other questions at grantclevelandccsnowboardteam@gmail.com.


    Community News



    Winter Try-Out Dates and Times (you must get cleared by the Athletic Director before trying out for one of these teams):

    Monday November 12:

    • Boys Basketball 3:30-5:30
    • Girls Basketball 6:00-8:00

    Tuesday November 13:

    • Boys Basketball 3:30-5:30
    • Swimming 3:45-5:00 Mt Scott Pool
    • Wrestling 3:30-5:30 Wrestling Room
    • Girls Basketball 6:00-8:00

    Fall All League Teams

    Volleyball: Honorable Mention, Ailee Pederson Sophomore Setter/Utility, Adrian Schay Senior RS

    Men's Soccer: First Team: Arion Rivera, Senior Forward, Finn Rueegger, Junior Midfield, Gael Salas-Lara, Junior Goalkeeper; Second Team: William Hammond, Senior Defender, Hawk Baxter, Sophomore Forward, Sam Oeding, Senior Center Mid; Honorable Mention: Vincent Rose, Sophomore Defender: Head Coach of the Year: Ty Kovatch

    Women's Soccer: Ilse Stacklie-Vogt, Senior Midfield

    Football: Second Team Offense: Dee Clayton, Senior Utility, Second Team Defense: Francisco Avila, Senior Defensive Line, Anthony Cortese, Senior Defensive Line, Dee Clayton, Senior Defensive Back; Honorable Mention: Francisco Avila, Senior Offensive Line, Monroe Starr, Senior Kicker, Kevin Balawing, Senior Linebacker

    FHS Winter Athletic Parent Night, Thursday November 15, Franklin High School Gym

    • 5:15 Introductions
    • 5:20 Gatorade
    • 5:25 FHS Boosters
    • 5:30 Admin Address
    • 6:00 Team Breakouts


    We run general items in the Bulletin for 3 weeks unless there is a good reason to run them longer. To submit an item email: bethazar@msn.com by 4pm Thursday. Find past issues of the Bulletin on the FHS website.