#215Children

In light of the horrific news that the remains of 215 young children were found at the former Kamloops residential school in British Columbia last week, Frankland’s flags will remain lowered for nine days, or 215 hours, to represent each child whose life was lost. Additionally, 215 ribbons are being tied to the trees at Frankland. Each ribbon represents and honours a young child who lost their life at the former residential school.

Today at 7:00pm: Wellness Wednesday

Family Nutrition and Picky Eating – making sure your family is eating well:

Our last Wellness Wednesday speaker will be Vania Tong, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Vania works primarily with the pediatric population (0 to 18 years) and people living with diabetes. She will be speaking on family nutrition and introducing Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility and intuitive eating to address the topic of picky eating.

She would like to know a bit about our community to prepare for her talk. She would also like to hear any questions you have for her. Please fill out the form (in comments). Add your name if you wish.

Topic: Wellness Wednesday- Intuitive Eating
Time: May 26, 2021 07:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98262937429?pwd=UmtjRDhZZDk5VEdYNWp1NHNpblZMQT09

Meeting ID: 982 6293 7429
Passcode: 581571

Google form for questions

Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s School System

Reflecting & Reacting as a School Community

Our 3rd -and final- EDI workshop of the year will be tomorrow (Tuesday, May 25, at 6:30pm)! Please make sure to register – you will receive the Zoom link to the workshop by email on the day of the event.

Register here

NOTE: active participation during the workshop is welcome and encouraged, but not mandatory! Feel free to attend to ‘only’ learn and listen, use the chat function if you prefer, and have cameras on or off. Please do stay as long as possible – the breakout rooms & closing session were incredibly well-received in the last two workshops. Session will NOT be recorded!

Free and open to community members and other schools! Please share!

Registered yet?

Only a handful of Frankland parents are registered so far!

Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s School System – Reflecting & Reacting as a School Community

Free and open to community members and other schools! Please share!

Register here

NOTE: active participation during the workshop is welcome and encouraged, but not mandatory! Feel free to attend to ‘only’ learn and listen, use the chat function if you prefer, and have cameras on or off. The most important step is to care enough to show up and be eager to learn! And please do stay as long as possible – the breakout rooms & closing session were incredibly well-received in the last two workshops. Session will NOT be recorded!

What will we learn?

Frankland’s 3rd and final session in this series will specifically look at the history of anti-Black racism in Ontario’s school system. It will provide an overview of education during enslavement, segregation in Canada and issues such as: streaming, low teacher expectations, high push-out rates and disengaging Euro-centric curriculum.

Participants will learn about Black educational activism including the work of: Hidey school teachers, Lennox Farrel, Marlene Green, Anyika Tafari, Monday Gala, Donna Harrow and others. Parents will discuss opportunities to support their children to confront anti-Black racism as a school.

Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s School System – Reflecting & Reacting as a School Community

Frankland’s 3rd and final session in this series will specifically look at the history of anti-Black racism in Ontario’s school system. It will provide an overview of education during enslavement, segregation in Canada and issues such as: streaming, low teacher expectations, high push-out rates and disengaging Euro-centric curriculum.

Participants will learn about Black educational activism including the work of: Hidey school teachers, Lennox Farrel, Marlene Green, Anyika Tafari, Monday Gala, Donna Harrow and others. Parents will discuss opportunities to support their children to confront anti-Black racism as a school.

Free and open to community members and other schools! Please share!

Register here

NOTE: active participation during the workshop is welcome and encouraged, but not mandatory! Feel free to attend to ‘only’ learn and listen, use the chat function if you prefer, and have cameras on or off. The most important step is to care enough to show up and be eager to learn! And please do stay as long as possible – the breakout rooms & closing session were incredibly well-received in the last two workshops.

Wellness Wednesday: May 26

Family Nutrition and Picky Eating – making sure your family is eating well:

Our last Wellness Wednesday speaker will be Vania Tong, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Vania works primarily with the pediatric population (0 to 18 years) and people living with diabetes. She will be speaking on family nutrition and introducing Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility and intuitive eating to address the topic of picky eating.

She would like to know a bit about our community to prepare for her talk. She would also like to hear any questions you have for her. Please fill out the form (in comments). Add your name if you wish.

Topic: Wellness Wednesday- Intuitive Eating
Time: May 26, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98262937429?pwd=UmtjRDhZZDk5VEdYNWp1NHNpblZMQT09

Meeting ID: 982 6293 7429
Passcode: 581571

Google form

TOMORROW: Raising a Body-Positive Child

Join Natalie Borch for a workshop and conversation about how to raise kids to feel confident in their bodies, how to speak about bodies with our children, and stop the cycle of negative body-image.

Natalie is a local mom, entrepreneur and body confidence speaker. She is the owner of The Pink Studio, a body-positive fitness and dance studio on the Danforth. Natalie is also a speaker who shares her tips and stories with corporate teams across Ontario, and on the air as a body confidence expert on The Morning Show and The Social.

Growing up in the competitive dance world, Natalie learned how dangerous the things we hear as children about diets, eating and bodies can shape your confidence and self-worth well into adulthood. Raising her own tween daughter, she is passionate about breaking that cycle and helping our children have healthy relationships with their own bodies.

If you have questions for Natalie, please submit them here:

https://forms.gle/N33G5yUkoAgtURpq9

Topic: Wellness Wednesday- Body Positivity
Time: May 5, 2021 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91301101576?pwd=RmJvV2lLdWt5MnBMN0Y0K0lPTkNqUT09

Meeting ID: 913 0110 1576
Passcode: 458887

Here is a also a relevant booklist, shared by Natalie: click here