Franklin Athletic Booster’s end-of-year celebration: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm: Save the date for Franklin Athletic Booster’s end-of-year celebration Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-8:30pm in the FHS Cafeteria. See details in our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/c37f61a884b2/one-year-of-fab?e=[UNIQID]
Franklin Historical Society on display June 3, 5-7pm: You are formally invited to the opening of the 2019 Franklin Historical Society constructed by the FHS Advanced Placement U.S. History classes. This year’s museum topics include: ● 50 Years of Rip City: The History of the Portland Trail Blazers
- A League of Her Own: A History of Women’s Softball
- After Nam: The History of the Vietnamese Community in Portland
- Ashes, Dust and Formaldehyde: A History of American Undertaking
- Boogeymen on the Silver Screen: The History of Horror Cinema
- Chaotic Good?: The Controversial History of Dungeons and Dragons
- Grappling with Change: A History of Women’s Wrestling
- The X Factor: Examining the Historic Mutations in X-Men Comics
With more than 100 students enrolled in the participating APUSH classes, there could be as many as 50 exhibits showcased throughout the Franklin High School campus. Many original oral history interviews will be archived at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland for posterity. Join us Monday, June 3, 5:00-7:00 at Franklin High School (5405 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR 97206.) There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be provided.
May 23 AP Seminar 2019-20 Mandatory Meeting: If you signed up for AP Seminar for next year you must attend this meeting at lunch in M223.
Volunteer at the annual Grad Night Party! We’re looking for parents to help the night of the annual Grad Night Party. We ask parents of underclassmen to pay it forward by working this night so parents of seniors can take the night off. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094baba92ba57-franklin3
PTSA School Board election forum success: Thanks to everyone who came out to hear the candidates for the PPS School Board answer questions Monday night. You can read a transcript of the meeting minutes on the PTSA website soon.
May Educators of the Month: The PTSA recognized Laura Valent (Spanish teacher) and Jill Register (assistant principal secretary) as May’s Educators of the Month. Thanks to everyone who nominated educators this year. Even those who did not get selected for recognition at our monthly meetings will know that they were nominated. Please nominate them again next year!
Tabor Jam ‘19 - Friday, May 31 at the Eagles Lodge: This is a fundraising concert for Franklin High School. Spread the word, invite your friends, and come out to the Eagles Lodge for a great evening of music and community with FHS student musicians, the ‘Rents and Stump City Soul. This is our 4th annual Tabor Jam and it is a really fun evening. Join us won’t you? Tickets are $15 in advance here and $20 at the door.
“FHS Grad” Lawn Signs: The countdown to graduation has begun! Recognize your Senior with an FHS Grad lawn sign. We are selling these for $20 and the proceeds go to the Grad Night Party. Quantities are limited so purchase one soon before we are sold out! The sign doesn't have a year on it so it's not too early to purchase for your Junior, Sophomore or even Freshman student! Or, consider buying one for your neighbor! How to purchase: Send a check (made to PTSA) to the PTSA box in the Franklin High School Office. Include your email and home address. Sign will be delivered to your home. Contact Jean Hansen and let her know you would like to purchase and she will coordinate with you: email@example.com, 971-409-4165
Last day to check out library books May 20: Last Day to checkout library books for freshman, sophomores, juniors!
Senior Clearance for Graduation: Notices delivered May 7-10 in government and econ classes. TO RECEIVE GRAD TICKETS Seniors must have completely cleared their record of all charges and books by May 30th. Seniors will visit the library to check in books through their government and econ classes on May 22 & 23. Questions? Need Help? Special Circumstances? Contact Chris or Sunny or Beth in the library. Seniors Instructions Slideshow is HERE.
Underclass Textbook Check In: Students are scheduled to 1) return ALL materials for ALL classes not needed for finals, 2) pay charges, 3) clear their records. They come with the following classes: CCE for 9th grade, Modern World History for 10th grade, English for 11th grade. We ask that students please clear their record during their scheduled time as we will be busy with other classes later. Instructions and notices will be delivered in class during the week of May 20. See detailed instructions HERE. Students can also see their record by logging into the catalog with StudentVue/Synergy username and password.
Oregon Battle of the Books 2019-20 Informational Meeting June 4: at lunch in the library. Bring a friend. Check out one of the titles for summer!
Multnomah County Summer Reading: Students can sign up/track reading online HERE starting June 14, or pick up a game card from MCL or Franklin Library. Students can play to earn prizes at MCL and then show us proof of playing when we return for 2019-20 school year and get a treat from us and be entered to win a prize.
Free Audio Books Sync Audiobooks For teens 13+ Can download two complete audiobooks per week. New offerings every Thursday (as of 4 am Pacific) each week through mid-August. Students (or their parents) can sign up for weekly alert about new titles or check site weekly for new downloads. For more info go to https://www.audiobooksync.com/what-is-sync/
Cheer on the Dragon Boat Team and support their fundraisers: Come cheer on the FHS dragon boat team (the Zamboanga AquaRockets) at the PDX Scrimmages May 18 just south of the Hawthorne Bridge behind the Riverplace Hotel. The team is also selling raffle tickets, available at FHS May Fete and at the scrimmages on May 18.
Volunteer at this neighborhood clean-up event “Paint the Town Green”, June 1: Join your neighbors for Paint the Town Green on Saturday, June 1st. It’s a community event and volunteers will be picking up litter and removing graffiti in seven SE Portland neighborhoods. All are welcome to participate and we’ll provide all of the supplies. Project locations include:
- Richmond - Sunnyside - HAND
Snacks are provided. Please come dressed for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Volunteers must be 5 or 6 years or older. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students over 16 will need a signed waiver. Qualifies for Portland Public School’s Community Service Requirement. Click http://solveoregon.org/paint-the-town-green to sign up!
Saturday Academy summer classes in science and technology: Check out the great summer class offerings for Saturday Academy. Their summer camps and classes are hands-on opportunities designed to inspire curiosity in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. Find classes here.
Summer workouts and expectations: In the next issue of the Principals Newsletter I hope to have all summer activities posted. They will also be posted on pilathletics.com. Please schedule your vacations and have fun while keeping in mind these summer workouts are never mandatory but we do know that if kids are working out they are getting better and preparing for fall tryouts.
FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE for the weeks of 5/17/2019-5/25/2019
PIL DISTRICT TRACK
OSAA ROUND 1
OSAA ROUND 2
TRACK OSAA STATE
MT HOOD CC
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm Thursday. Find past issues of the Bulletin on the FHS PTSA website.
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