Frankland Book Fair!!

Book Fair Extended to November 5 …. Time is running out!  

We’re so excited to be hosting our fall book fair in partnership with local independent bookstore, Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore. All purchases you make between NOVEMBER 1-5 support our school library.

Once again our book fair is virtual. You can shop online at www.ellaminnow.ca – click on the Frankland logo on the homepage for curated book fair lists. You’re also welcome to shop in person at the store (just let them know you’re a Frankland family).

ALL items are eligible, including gift items, puzzles, games, adult books, baby books, etc. so take this opportunity to stock up and get a jump on your holiday shopping.

Books will be delivered to the school after the book fair, or you can pick them up in-store (home delivery is not available for book fair orders).

Super Important! Completing your online order properly is very important to ensure our school receives credit for your purchase. Create an account with your personal information and write “Frankland” in the Promo Code or PO# box. If you want your books delivered to the school, please write “School Delivery” and your child’s name and classroom # in the Instructions box.

Reminder: Picture Day is this Wednesday.

This Wednesday, October 27, is Picture Day. All students (including our virtual class) will have the opportunity to have individual photos taken (no group photos) for the 2021-2022 school year. The TDSB vetted photographers will follow all COVID procedures. Classes will be invited to the gym in one cohort at a time beginning with JK at 9:00 a.m. and finishing with the virtual class.

Terry Fox Mini-Marathons of Hope

The Falcons have had a great month training for their Terry Fox Mini-Marathons of Hope. They have shared so many inspirational stories. Last week was a dream come true for Mr Sykes as he was able to watch so many of our Falcons set new personal bests.

At the end of each Mini-Marathon of Hope students were tired… and proud of themselves. Working together as a class, to count laps, has been a wonderful way to experience progress.

In total Frankland ran 4517 laps since our first training day. This is roughly 1,129.25KM. We also raised $4,366! Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts for the Terry Fox School Run! Fingers crossed we can all be together next year at Withrow Park!

Here is a class breakdown of laps and KM:
Gurney 407 Laps – 101.75KM
Waithe 374 Laps – 93.5kM
LaForme 414 Laps – 103.5KM
Polous 410 Laps – 102.5km
Kalt 457 Laps – 114.25KM
Fortis/Vasilopoulos 436 Laps – 109KM
Mr.T 276 Laps – 69KM
Kraft 327 Laps – 81.75KM
Bieler 393 Laps – 98.25KM
Jurmain 416 Laps -104KM

To celebrate how hard everyone worked this year, the parent council treated each and every Falcon to a Freezie!

5 days left to order Frankland Spirit Wear!

Only five days left to order the new Frankland Falcons Spirit Wear! The Frankland Falcons online store closes this Sunday, October 17.

Here is the link https://www.schoolwear.ca/fcs/ .

Spirit Wear Options for the Fall/Winter:

NEW Pink Falcon T-Shirt (no longer sold out)
Hoodies (zip up and pull over)
Jogging pants
Shorts
Long sleeve shirt
T-Shirt (cotton and athletic)
Baseball Hat
Winter Touque
Adult sizes are available too!
(Some items are offered in our new Carolina Blue.)

Delivery Options: When you order please choose from the following option: Pick up at store, delivered to school or delivered to your home address. Please note that the home address option has an extra few.

Falcon Spirit Wear

The NEW Frankland Falcons online store opens on Monday Oct 4th to Sunday Oct 17th. Here is the link https://www.schoolwear.ca/fcs/ . Remember the store is only open for 2 weeks. After the 17th you will have to wait until the springtime to order.

Spirit Wear Options for the Fall/Winter:
NEW Pink Falcon T-Shirt
Hoodies (zip up and pull over)
Jogging pants
Shorts
Long sleeve shirt
T-Shirt (cotton and athletic)
Baseball Hat
Winter Touque
Adult sizes are available too!

Delivery Options:
When you order please choose from the following option: Pick up at store, delivered to school or delivered to your home address. Please note that the home address option has an extra few.

Orange Shirt Day / National Day of Truth and Reconciliation


Today, September 30th, is Orange Shirt Day. It also marks the first annual National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, which was passed by legislation this summer to become a federal statutory holiday. Frankland Falcons are wearing orange today to express our deepest sorrow, stand in solidarity, and to acknowledge the atrocities and legacy of the Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. 

Established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day was inspired by Phyllis Webstad, who was excited to wear her new orange shirt to her first day of school in 1973. However, when she arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School, her shirt was taken and never returned. From that day forward, the colour orange, for Phyllis, reminded her of that moment, how her feelings didn’t matter, how she felt like she wasn’t worth anything and that no one cared for the children who were crying about it that day.

Now, on this day, we recognize the legacy and impact of the residential schools system on First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities.
We acknowledge the legacy of residential schools in Canada by wearing orange and we honour the survivors. We remember the thousands of children who were murdered and buried in unmarked graves.

Follow @UIEC_tdsb and @tdsb on Twitter to see how students and staff from across the Toronto District School Board recognize Orange Shirt Day.

For more information, visit the Urban Indigenous Education Centre website. To learn more about Phyllis’ story and Orange Shirt Day visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org