Franklin Center

The Bridge Newsletter

September 15th, 2022

Save the Date for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Important Details

What: Official Ribbon cutting for Franklin Center's new campus!

When: Wednesday, September 28th

Ceremony at 11:30 am

Where: 1001 Boone Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427

RSVP: [email protected] by September 20.

Save the Date for the Next Parent/Caregiver Social

Our next parent and caregiver social will be held on Thursday, October 27th.

Details coming soon!


September 15th

High School Curriculum Night

September 20th

Picture Re-Take Day

September 28th

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 3rd

Second Session Clubs Registration Opens

October 14th

Activity Day

October 17th-21st

No Clubs

October 19th-21st

Activity Days

View the 2022-2023 Year at a Glance Calendar on our Parents' Page

Franklin Academy's Family Corner

Picture Make-Up Day and Photo Print Orders

If your child was absent for Tuesday's picture day, there will be a make-up date on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Also, if you haven't submitted a photo order form, and would like to order prints, please fill out the following form linked here  and have your child return it to their Advisory teacher by Tuesday, Sept. 20. Thank you!

Disability HubMN and MyVault

A representative from Disability Hub will be presenting to some of the Capstone staff on 9/30 @9am. Extra seats are available (but limited) if you would like to attend.

MyVault is an online tool that you can use for a variety of social services related to health, housing, benefits, work, and more. If interested please contact Mike Faeth at [email protected]

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Franklin Enrichment

Session Two Clubs 

Registration for Session Two clubs will be on October 3, 2022 at 10 am. Please log into your BlackBaud account to register. Please see the flyers linked below for details.

Middle/High School Clubs Flyer

Lower School Clubs Flyer

Also, be on the lookout, backpack flyers will be provided prior to Session Two club registration opening. If you are interested in volunteering or maybe even being an instructor for a club, please reach out to Amber Trapp, Enrichment Program Manager at [email protected] or 952-737-6925.

Owls' Nest 

Owls' Nest continues to go well and soon we will have pictures to share. Students in Owls' Nest are enjoying some thought provoking questions of the day, as well as themed activities. Be on the lookout for Maker Monday, Teamwork Tuesday, Writing Wednesday, Technology Thursday and Free For All Friday photos.

General Reminders: Owls' Nest is provided before and after school during the following hours: 7:00 am-8:00 am, 3:10 pm-5:00 pm.

Activity Days

Registration for all Activity Days is open on BlackBaud. You will find the Activity DayActivity Day Flyer Linked Here.

Our next Activity Day is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2022. On that day, we will have Forensic Fun with High Tech High Touch Science. Students will become crime scene investigators as we explore the science of busting bad guys; fingerprints, dental records, and DNA Fun!

Letters From Leaders

By Kim Strandemo

Franklin Academy Principal

Welcome back to school. We are two weeks into our new school year and I am very excited about what this year will bring. The excitement about the year from teachers and students is contagious and electric right now. It’s been a really fun start to the school year.

We had two very successful curriculum information nights. If you were unable to attend, your case manager can send you the slides from the evening and if you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact the teacher, Kade or myself. Thank you to those that participated.

We have multiple “new” things: new campus, new name, new leadership, maybe a new teacher for your student and now I’m introducing our new mascot and their story. Welcome Frankie to the Academy!

Frankie’s Story

Frankie is a majestic young owl who was born in the attic of an old school. Frankie has a lot of special abilities, including flight, super-sensitive vision and hearing, and being able to turn his head almost completely around. Of course, these powers mean he experiences the world a little differently than the other animals. However, despite being a little different, he’s certainly not alone. He has a bunch of brothers and sisters, and over 200 cousins. Frankie loves to use his unique senses to explore and learn, so someday he’ll grow up to be the wisest owl in the whole parliament.

Audra Williams and Kerry Brown

PTO Co-Chairs

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Kim Snow

Interim Executive Director

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Kim Strandemo

Academy Principal

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