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Parents Actively Lending Support (PALS)

Who are we?

PALS means Parents Actively Lending Support to a multitude of enrichment programs and events designed to enhance students’ learning experiences (in laymen terms, we are the PTA!).

Mission Statement:

By embracing the diversity of our school, the mission of Franklin Academy PALS is to connect the home, school and community, and to enrich every child’s learning experience.

We do this by:

  • Promoting parental and family participation and involvement
  • Providing funding and volunteer support for the school improvement projects and field trips
  • Creating a strong community through educational programs and family events

How do I join?

Every parent at The Franklin Academy is already a member of PALS. Please go to our PALS website for more information and sign up sheets to upcoming events.

So, what does PALS do? Our mission this year is to build a stronger sense of community and fellowship within the school while supporting the many enrichment programs that enhance our children’s learning experiences. We offer support to our teachers and staff and provide funds for school improvement projects and field trips.

Visit the PALS Website →

Two organizations under PALS are Chapel Service Guild  and Library Guild.

For any questions, feel free to mail us at


PALS Position
President Liz Walker
Vice President Rebecca Reddin
Treasurer Megan Lewis
Secretary Carol Lucero
Robin Hall Parent Rep (Room Parent Coordinators) William Yagoda
Markell Hall Parent Rep (Room Parent Coordinators) Sara Jentz
Chapel Service Guild/Loaves&Fishes Christy Fankhauser
Teacher Representative Suzanne Yorks
PALS Parent Representative to Board of Trustees Nadia Boulos
Auction Chairperson Heather Black
Box Tops Nneka London-Browne
Bulletin Boards Allison Caldwell
Chapel Service Guild/Loaves&Fishes Christy Fankauser
Fall Festival
Family Fun Night
Family Night Out
Laminating Sara Jentz
Library Guild Rachel Gulleson
Lost and Found Kerri Fitzgerald
Parade Coordinator
Passport Coordinator Karen Enriquez
Picnic Coordinator
Pizza Coordinator (lunch option)
Sandwich Coordinator (Port of Subs)
Scrip Randy Lewis
Service Hour Coordinators Heather Morse/Carol Lucero/Alli Houtsma
Sign up Genius Rep
Teachers Appreciation Coordinator Erum Mohiuddin
Used Uniform Coordinator Amanda Younger & Susan Voogd
Walkathon Coordinator
Website Update Rep Nadia Boulos


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