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

Can you help us out with our social media and promo material?

Do you have a knack for creating visually appealing social media content and event promo material? We are in need of a parent volunteer to lend us a hand with our promo material for events and with posts for our social media channels. The commitment would likely be 2-3 hours a month. Let us know if you are interested in helping out. Reply below, send us message on FB @franklandschoolcouncil or email SC.FranklandCommunitySchool@tdsb.on.ca

First Virtual Frankland Council Meeting – Tues, Oct 5th

Hello Frankland Families

It is time to form our School Council for Frankland Community School and we are inviting you to join in the fun!

Tuesday, October 5th, at 7pm

Zoom link to come.

Check out our School Council section, here in the blog to find information about what School Council does, our by-laws and descriptions of roles and named positions. If you have additional questions, please contact the current Council Chair, Jen Volk at jenvolk.to@gmail.com

Traditionally Council consists of 15 positions from the parent community and two staff members. Given our unique situation again this year, it might be that we do not fill all the positions as outlined. At the first meeting of Council, positions will be filled among the 15 council members. Positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are mandated.

If you are interested in joining School Council, please complete a self-nomination form between now and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5th. The Self-Nomination Form to be filled out is available HERE.

Should there be 15 or less forms received that group will form School Council for this year. If there are more than 15 self-nomination forms received, we will hold an election electronically with a deadline of the following week.

We hope you will consider joining Council this year. It is a great way to become engaged in the Frankland community. Attachments area

We (not only, but) especially need more diverse voices on the council. Please don’t feel intimidated to nominate yourself, and message us with questions if you’re considering it but aren’t sure! 🙋🏽‍♀️

Every Child Matters

The Frankland community is mourning the horrific news that more than 750 remains of people in unmarked graves near a residential school in the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan have been discovered. Our thoughts are with the Cowessess Nation in this extremely difficult time.

Thank You Ms. Hanson!

Ms. Hanson came out of retirement and sprung into action as our Acting Principal not once, but twice this year! She ensured Frankland had everything in place from the first day of school to keep our Falcons in class for as many days as possible. We value and appreciate her leadership in setting us up for success, working through challenges schools had never before faced. THANK YOU MS. HANSON! We look forward to seeing you around the neighbourhood. Once a Falcon, always a Falcon!

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

The month of June marks National Indigenous History Month and yesterday (June 21) Frankland honoured National Indigenous Peoples Day. During the month, students have been learning about the history and cultures of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Nishinabee artist Melanie Bartel will also be doing an art tutorial for our Frankland Falcons this week. It’s  a pre-recorded art lesson that will be shared with all classes, JK to Gr 6, and she will be teaching the kids in the style of the “Chicken” paintings. Please see her website: http://www.melaniebartel.com for examples of her work. 

The attached PDF has been prepared by Ms. Jensen (thank you!) and includes a number of great resources for parents, including many great stories that families can read together.