About Us

What is PALS?

PALS (Parents Actively Lending Support) is a vital part of the Franklin Academy community. PALS is made up of parent volunteers who coordinate fundraisers and FUN-raisers to support our school community and families. Funds raised by PALS support the school in a variety of ways, providing vital funding for field trips, special teacher requests, Chapel Guild, guest artist program, teacher appreciation, and so much more.  PALS also supports enrichment opportunities, those sometimes small but important pieces that help our school feel like a community. Supporting PALS projects is a way that parents can have a direct impact on our children’s experience at Franklin Academy.

Who is a member?

All parents of enrolled students are automatically members of PALS.  All parents are encouraged to get involved as chairs of fundraisers, or events like our annual Family Fun Night, Scholastic Book Fair, Dinner/Family Knights Out, the Jr. Ski-to-Sea Parade, and the end-of year picnic.

What is the PALS O/C?

O/C stands for Operating Committee.  This is a group of parents, teachers, and staff who make decisions about the direction of PALS.  Officers and representatives for the O/C are elected annually. Meetings take place every other month, usually on a weekday evening, to review the budget and other agenda items.

OFFICIAL PALS BYLAWS

2019/2020 PALS OFFICERS & LEADERS
(elected board, as of 6/15/19)

PRESIDENT: Liz Walker
VICE PRESIDENT: Rebecca Reddin
TREASURER: Megan Lewis
SECRETARY: Carol Lucero
PARENT REP TO THE BOARD: Nadia Boulos
Robin Hall Parent Rep (Room Parent Coordinators): William Yagoda
Markell Hall Parent Rep (Room Parent Coordinators): Sara Jentz
BOX TOPS: Nneka London-Browne
WALK-A-THON COORDINATORS: Still needed. Please sign up!
PIZZA COORDINATOR: Still needed. Please sign up!
PORT-OF-SUBS SANDWICH COORDINATOR: Still needed. Please sign up!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MANAGER: Rachel Gulleson
SERVICE HOUR COORDINATORS: Heather Morse/Carol Lucero/Alli Houtsma
USED UNIFORM COORDINATOR: Amanda Younger & Susan Voogd
PASSPORT CLUB: Karen Enriquez
LIBRARY GUILD: Rachel Gulleson
BULLETIN BOARDS: Allison Caldwell
TEACHER’S APPRECIATION COORDINATOR: Erum Mohiuddin
CHAPEL SERVICE GUILD: Christy Fankhauser
SCRIP: Randy Lewis
PALS WEBSITE UPDATE REP: Nadia Boulos