Beginner Ukulele for Gr. 4-5

Frankland Ukulele Program Beginner

Spaces still available!  Register today by email

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This exciting subsidized music program will be offered to Grade 4’s and 5’s for the 2019/20 school year. 

“The ukulele is an ideal tool for delivering music education. Note reading, melody, rhythm and harmony all on one affordable and fun instrument. I grew up with this program in the Halifax school board and I am the musician I am today because of how it shaped my musical education.”  Melanie Doane

Melanie Doane will be overseeing the program with weekly teacher Tiffany Knight that will begin in fall 2019. See Melanie at uschool.ca discussing this charitable organization.

THE PROGRAM

  • The program will run for the entire school year, every Tuesday during lunch hour
  • The cost of the program for the full year is $240.00 (this is a subsidized rate for all)
  • Includes school concerts, online practice assistance and the Uke Day event
  • Projected start date, first week of October

UKULELES

Students are required to purchase a ukulele that they will bring to class and practice with at home. The cost is $70 for the uke and soft nylon case. For the best price and quality, ukuleles will be ordered together by Uschool from Empire Music (empiremusic.com). These student soprano models have proven to be the best sound for the lowest price.


*** Students are encouraged to purchase a good ukulele through the class order because this is a fun and serious educational program that requires a proper instrument for success.
Purchasing along with the class is the easiest route for parents and is recommended. If you already have your own ukulele, it must be approved first by Melanie at registration time by email. Tell her the instrument you are planning to use.  Finding a ukulele on your own, if yours is not workable, can become more expensive as some brands are not suitable.

Parents are expected to support weekly practice and must accept this responsibility if their child becomes a participant. Melanie provides video assistance for parents in regards to tuning and practicing at home.

                                 For more information, check the FAQ page at Uschool.ca

REGISTRATION

ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE DONE in June, first come first served directly with Melanie Doane

15 Spots Available

To request and secure a spot for your child, please email:

melanie@uschool.ca

Once you’ve contacted Melanie you can send an e-transfer to info@uschool.ca, or you can send a cheque by mail to: 266 Monarch Park Ave, M4J 4S7.

 

Terry Fox Run

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  • 9/23/19:  Bring “toonie for Terry” begins
  • 9/27/19: Terry Fox Run at 2 pm at Withrow Park

The annual Terry Fox Run will take place in a couple of weeks on Friday, September 27th at 2pm at Withrow Park. Students are encouraged to wear their Frankland gear or something blue and white on that day as our entire school takes up the goal set out in Terry’s Marathon of Hope: to find a cure for cancer.

There have been tremendous strides made in cancer treatment and prevention, but we know there is still a long road ahead. Students are asked to bring in a “toonie for Terry” to contribute to the Terry Fox Foundation which funds cancer research. Students are welcome to bring more than a toonie, if they choose. Our grade 6 students will begin collecting toonies on Monday, September 23rd. The fund raiser will last one week. Our goal is $1,000.00 this year.

To motivate students to think about their own goals, every student will be creating a Terry Fox shoe to share who they will be running for.  Students in Ms. Jensen and Mr. Williams classes will also be heard on the announcements with educational and inspiring messages about Terry Fox.

Parents and family members are welcome to join us for the run on Friday, September 27th at 2pm at Withrow Park. Meanwhile, keep bringing in those “toonies” for Terry!

Thank you for your support in making this event a success!

Ms. Waithe and The Frankland Staff

Welcome Back Social on Friday Sept. 13!

welcomebackCome out next Friday morning starting at 8:30 am!  Enjoy some coffee, tea and healthy snacks while getting to know or catching up with the school community including teachers, staff and other parents!

Frankland School Council will be there so you can find out more about council positions and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year.

Please BYOMUG and help us reduce single use waste. Thank you!

See you there!

Pride Day Panoramic

A16F8955-997F-4FE8-A982-B365B58CCF90Tomorrow, Monday June 17th, Frankland celebrates Pride Day!  At 1:00 pm we will have an assembly followed by music and our whole school Panoramic Picture which will take place outside.  Just a reminder the colours for Monday are as follows: 

Kindergarten-purple or shades of purple

 Grade 1-blue or shades of blue

Grade 2 – green or shades of green

Grade 3 – yellow or shades of yellow

Grade 4 – orange or shades of orange

Grade 5 & 6 – red or shades of red 

 

 

Art Show Gala & Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for our first  Art Show Gala and Fundraiser. This Thursday, June 13th from 7pm-10pm in the Frankland School Gym
*Please note we are unable to offer babysitting at this event.  The event is adults only*   artkids.pngThis evening will be a chance to celebrate our children’s art, raise some funds for the school and come together as a community.

Showcase of art from JK-Gr 6, DJ, Raffles, Class Baskets, Select Silent Auction Items, Cash Bar. All Tickets $5

Looking to help out? There are lots of simple ways to lend a hand.

1. Volunteer
Check out the link and grab a shift. All shifts are short and fun. There’s something for everyone! Click here.

2. Food Donations
Do you make delicious canapes? Have a knack for putting together a cheese tray? Love to make delicious sweets? Know the best restaurant on the Danforth for nibblies? We are looking for some finger foods for the evening. If you can provide something, homemade or store bought, please contact Sharon sdschmidt@sympatico.ca

3.  Class Themed Gift Baskets
We are once again having a class basket raffle. Teachers have chosen the theme for their class and parents are asked to bring in an item to contribute to the basket if they would like. This is optional and there is no dollar value – anything you can contribute is great.   Get creative!  Have Fun!

Deadline for contributions is Wednesday, June 12th.

Here are the themes by class:

Room 102 (Ms Waithe/Ms. Chatten) – Yoga & Mindfulness
Room 103 (Ms Tulk/Ms. Patterson) –  Gardening
Room 104 (Ms Rushing/Ms Fransisco/Ms. Rakic) – Toronto Raptors/Toronto Sports Teams
Room 105  ( Ms Laforme) – Summer Fun
Room 106  (Ms. Poulos) – Outdoor BBQ
Room 107 (Ms Yun)  – Family Games Night/Snack
Room 108 (Ms Kraft) – Math Games and Puzzles
Room 109 (Ms. Gurney) – Baking and Cooking
Room 201 (Ms. Kalt) – Gardening/Outdoor Decorations
Room 202 (Mr. Williams) – Family Movie Night
Room 203 (Mr T.) – Camping/Cottage Weekend
Room 204 (Ms Williams) – Arts and Crafts (Older)
Room 205 (Mr Fortis) – Arts and Crafts
Room 206 (Ms. Jensen) – Family Games Night
Room 207 (Mr Bieler) – Canadian Outdoors

June 6th Walk-in!

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE? Join Frankland Teachers, Parents and Students at Broadview Station at 8:10 am to walk together along Danforth Avenue to school. Meet other parents at Danforth and Logan starting at 8:15 am to welcome the parade. Parents and kids can join us at any point along the Danforth. Bring noisemakers, and signs.

WHY PARTICIPATE? The attack on public education is part of a larger attack on our shared public interests: libraries, health, legal aid, social assistance, climate protections, public transit, workers’ rights, and Indigenous rights. These are all interconnected. We need solutions that centre on caring for each other and the planet, and living with justice and dignity for all.

On June 6th, join over 150 schools in this province wide WALK-IN! #walkinforeducation  

Art Show Gala & Fundraiser- June 13!

Mark your calendars – Thursday June 13th!  This evening will be a chance to celebrate our children’s art, raise some funds for the school and come together as a community.    Please note that we were not able to provide babysitting this year and the event is for adults only.  artshowgala.pngShowcase of art from JK-Gr 6, DJ, Raffles, Class Baskets, Select Silent Auction Items, Cash Bar. All Tickets $5

Looking to help out? There are lots of simple ways to lend a hand.1. Volunteer
Check out the link and grab a shift. All shifts are short and fun. There’s something for everyone! Click here.2. Food Donations
Do you make delicious canapes? Have a knack for putting together a cheese tray? Love to make delicious sweets? Know the best restaurant on the Danforth for nibblies? We are looking for some finger foods for the evening. If you can provide something, homemade or store bought, please contact Sharon sdschmidt@sympatico.ca3.  Class Themed Gift Baskets
We are once again having a class basket raffle. Teachers have chosen the theme for their class and parents are asked to bring in an item to contribute to the basket if they would like. This is optional and there is no dollar value – anything you can contribute is great.   Get creative!  Have Fun!

Deadline for contributions is Wednesday, June 12th.

Here are the themes by class:

Room 102 (Ms Waithe/Ms. Chatten) – Yoga & Mindfulness
Room 103 (Ms Tulk/Ms. Patterson) –  Gardening
Room 104 (Ms Rushing/Ms Fransisco/Ms. Rakic) – Toronto Raptors/Toronto Sports Teams
Room 105  ( Ms Laforme) – Summer Fun
Room 106  (Ms. Poulos) – Outdoor BBQ
Room 107 (Ms Yun)  – Family Games Night/Snack
Room 108 (Ms Kraft) – Math Games and Puzzles
Room 109 (Ms. Gurney) – Baking and Cooking
Room 201 (Ms. Kalt) – Gardening/Outdoor Decorations
Room 202 (Mr. Williams) – Family Movie Night
Room 203 (Mr T.) – Camping/Cottage Weekend
Room 204 (Ms Williams) – Arts and Crafts (Older)
Room 205 (Mr Fortis) – Arts and Crafts
Room 206 (Ms. Jensen) – Family Games Night
Room 207 (Mr Bieler) – Canadian Outdoors

Last Pizza Lunch Today!

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Reminder that you don’t have to pack lunch today if your child is signed up for pizza lunch but feel free to send in a drink (ask your child about the juice petition) or water!  Thanks to all the parent volunteers that make this happen!