Parent - Teacher - Student Association
Senior All Night Party Meeting
Each year the Franklin PTA sponsors the Senior All Night Party (SANP). This is an opportunity for seniors to celebrate their graduation in a controlled, drug and alcohol-free atmosphere with friends and fellow students. With graduation fast approaching and little (or no!) planning done yeat, we need to get on this ASAP! Tammy Carpenter (last year's coordinator) will meet with interested participants on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 7pm-8:30pm in the FHS Library. Remember, that this time-honored event cannot take place withou volunteers! Please come and invite others to join you!
New Parent Academy!!!
See PPS Parent Academy Course Schedule and learn more about the program.
EdBox Gradebook website:
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/4394.htm The login screen asks for User Name and Password: enter the User ID number and student's or parent/guardian's password as provided on the letter from Portland Public Schools. For more information, contact your student's counselor.
Explore our PTA & Community web pages
Click on the PTA link above and find out what's going on at Franklin High School, who the PTA officers are and how you can contact them, and what the PTA is doing to make Franklin a great place for our students.
Would you like to get more involved at Franklin? Click on the Volunteer Opportunities link above and learn about opportunities where you can fit in.
Check out what the FHS Site Council is doing by clicking on the link above.
To receive a free weekly email about activities and events at Franklin, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
PPS PULSE: The Portland School District has a new electronic newsletter called "PPS Pulse". It will be published once or twice a month during the school year to share district news and information with families, students and the community. If you would like to be on the newsletter mailing list, contact the PPS Communications Office: email@example.com or call (503) 916-3304.
Pulse – How can I help my student? Three tips for every family
Here are three tips:
- Sleep schedule: Stick to a nightly bedtime that enables your student to get at least eight hours of sleep. In addition to fending off sickness, sufficient sleep is critical for brain development and optimal mental processing. Concentration, memory and physical performance also benefit. This is as important for teens as young children – so ask them to turn off the electronics at a reasonable hour, too.
- Give praise: Positive parenting improves child behavior and self-esteem — possibly far into the future. Look for opportunities to actively encourage your student. Feedback should immediately follow the desirable behavior, it should be specific (“Your handwriting is neat and easy to read,” or “Good for you for starting your research now, instead of waiting until the night before it’s due”), and it should be genuine — kids can tell the difference!
- Homework: Create homework spaces away from distractions – Internet, TV, phones – and a homework basket to keep all supplies in one place. Switching up study locations improves retention. Check homework every night.
“Now is the best time to establish healthy routines and good habits,” says Reiko Williams, who heads family engagement efforts for the school district. “Starting off on the right foot can make the difference between a good year and a tough one.”
More tips for families are on the school district’s Family Engagement Web page, which also includes homework resources for K-12 students.
Parent Education Opportunities
PPS Child Abuse and Sexual Conduct Training is available to Parents and Guardians.
The online training is hosted by the Oregon Virtual School District website: http://nwonline.nwresd.org/capt2010/capt.html Once you've connected to the Oregon Virtual School District website:
- After you have finished with a screen, you can forward to the next screen by clicking on the arrow located in the tool bar in the upport left corner of the training screen.
- Parent/Guardian - When you reach the end of the course, please do not complete the fill-in form.
Another parent resource about this critical topic is the booklet "What You Can Do About Child Abuse, Department of Human Services". This pdf can be found in English at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/student-services/DHSWhatYouCanDoAboutChildAbuse.pdf , or in Spanish at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/student-services/DHSWhatYouCanDoAboutChildAbuseSpanish.pdf.