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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING TRANSPASSES!
In keeping with our goals to help parents and students best prepare for the upcoming school year, it has become necessary to update you on the Philadelphia School District’s new policy regarding Transpasses. To address their $81M budget gap, the PSD has announced it will be altering various services it provides, including Transpasses. Effective for the 2014-15 school year, all students who live WITHIN 2 MILES of their high school will not be receiving Transpasses. Please be aware that this is an increase from the previous policy of 1.5 miles, and please be sure to make arrangements for your child’s travel to and from school if affected by the change.


Vendors Wanted for FTCHS Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, October 18th

Location: 4959 Richmond Street (FTC Elementary School)

Cost: $25 per table (2 for $45)

Please call Coleen Mitchell @ (215) 677-6533 for more information

FTCHS Dress Code

In preparation for the upcoming school year, all students and parents should take the time to review Franklin Towne's
Dress Code Policy.

Fall Sports Begin August 11, 2014

Anyone trying out for a team must have the NEW PIAA forms submitted to their respected coaches on the first day of tryouts.

Please check out the Fall team pages for summer workouts and information.

Boys and Girls Cross Country
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer
Girls Volleyball
Girls Field Hockey

NEW for the 2014-2015 Season:

 *Student athletes will have to pay the $250 Athletic Fee BEFORE they will receive a uniform*


National Blue Ribbon School Award


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Golfers Needed September 18th!



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HOLY FAMILY UNIVERSITY PARTNERS
WITH FRANKLIN TOWNE CHARTER SCHOOL


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FTC Achievements



FTC Awarded Grant for Music Program
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TOWNE INDEPENDENT READING PROGRAM

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS

As part of this year’s graduation requirements, all seniors must successfully complete the Senior Thesis Paper which requires them to independently select a topic, conduct research and write a paper about a current issue.   Some students have selected topics that, while not inherently inappropriate, may result in their exposure to content that, as a parent, you may not find permissible.  Please discuss with your child the topic they have selected and if you find that they have selected one that you do not approve of assist them to choose one you deem appropriate.  Please feel free to contact the English Department Chair, Jennifer Craig at jcraig@ftchs.org, with any questions. 

More ChoicesHealthy Alternatives 
  Set up your child's prepaid meal account



https://www.scholarconnect.com/login.aspx

Managed by the Nutrition Group

September 2014 Lunch Menu

FTCHS PARENT CALENDAR

Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 22
NEW STAFF PD
Mon, Aug 25 - Fri, Aug 29
ALL STAFF PD
Thursday, August 28
Freshman First Day of School
All Freshman should arrive by 7:40 am in full uniform
Monday, September 1
LABOR DAY
NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 2
Upper Classman First Day of School
9th Grade Students No School
10th Grade Students arrive by 8:30
11th Grade Students arrive by 10:30
12th Grade Students arrive by 12:00

FTCHS ATHLETICS CALENDAR

Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 22
Mens Soccer Practice
5:00-7:00 @ the Parade Grounds
Please bring cleats, running shoes, shin guards, and water.
Contact Coach Heaney with any questions: pheaney@ftchs.org
Women's Soccer Practice
Open to those named on the roster
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Towne Parade Grounds 
American Legion Playground
Everyone needs running shoes, spikes, shin guards, and water
Contact Coach O'Donnell with questions
bodonnell@ftchs.org
Wednesday, August 20
CHEERLEADING
Clinic
at Parade Grounds
3 pm..NOTICE TIME CHANGE
All are welcome !!!
Must wear shorts and sneakers
Bring Water !!
Field Hockey Tryouts
TIME:     3pm - 5pm
LOCATION:   Parade Grounds

Please make sure you have the following with you otherwise you wont be permitted to tryout:

 -   PIAA form Signed and Stamped by doctor
 -   Mouthguard
 -   Shin Guards
 -   Goggles (some available to borrow)
 -   Field Hockey Stick
 -   Running Shoes and/or Cleats
 -   WATER

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Specht at   lspecht@ftchs.org
volleyball tryouts
Tryouts are cancelled for today!
XC Practice (3:30-5:30 PM at Parade Grounds)
Athletes are required to bring their own water and running shoes. MUST HAVE PIAA PAPERWORK AS WELL.

FTCHS Community

 Take Charge of Education with Target

Did you know there’s an easy way to help us raise money for our school—for books, field trips, reading programs and anything else that can use extra funding? It’s called Take Charge of Education®, and it’s helping our school right now.

Here’s how it works: Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate FTCHS, then use your REDcard® whenever you shop. When you use your REDcard® (Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card), Target® will donate up to 1% of your purchases to Franklin Towne Charter School.


COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
FTCHS Community members - If your child receives free school lunch, as part of The National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for the low cost Comcast Internet Essential program.

Please call 1-855-846-8376 for more details or visit  http://internetessentials.com/