As mentioned in the last NewsFlash, its Falcon Wear time! Just a reminder that we have until October 26th to submit our orders for Falcon Wear! Here is the order form. Thank you to the parent volunteers who organize our beloved spirit wear every year! Orders should be ready before the holiday season.
Our Garden Educator Elin Marley has been back since September, taking classes into the Learning Garden. Teachers have signed up for scissor salsa, kale chips, garden mapping and seed scavenger hunts. Find out more about Elin’s lesson plans and see some great photos of what the kids have been up to on Elin’s Twitter too.
Also the garden is open at lunch on Thursdays depending on the weather! Parents are welcome to join in. Last week, there was a bit of light weeding, some picking up of trash and some kids got to plant radish seeds. Lemon balm was smelled and some chives were tasted.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the staff room! Childcare available. Elections will be happening!
Please read more about School Council Positions here.
Sign up sheets are posted in the front lobby. Nomination forms are in the School Council cubby in the office. They must be filled out before 5pm on the day of the meeting.
Hope to see you there!
Come out next Friday morning and 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!
Starts after running club! 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
See you there!
Today is the Volunteer Tea at Frankland.
The following is a message from Ms Ellis:
“We would like to thank all of our parent volunteers for their enormous contributions and making our school such an amazing place. Our volunteers help in so many capacities and we just could not do it without all of you. We invite parent volunteers to come out on Monday June 25th from 7:45 to 9:30 am to enjoy some coffee, tea and light treats. Looking forward to seeing you there!”
Following Frankland’s EcoSchool Textile Drive initiative (that diverted 1300 kg of textiles from Landfill and circulated approx. 600 kg within community)
My Clothes My World was created to educate people about the negative impact ‘fast fashion’ has on society and the environment both locally and globally.
- To set the context for the workshop Teachers will show students prior the workshop the following free CBC 5th Estate documentary. Here is the trailer if you want a quick overview for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzEpc8p2u8U. Here is the link for the documentary to show to your students: https://youtu.be/onD5UOP5z_c. There are a few graphic moments in the episode between minutes 9:10 and 13:05; Teachers will use their discretion with students. We understand that each student group may be at a different level of sensitivity or attention span and respect choice to either show or not show the 45 minute video.
- Please have each student bring an old t-shirt from home as we will be teaching them how to upcycle clothes they don’t want anymore into a bag or scarf (they need to know that they will be cutting the shirts so they need to bring in a shirt they don’t have too strong of an attachment to!). It can be any colour and in any condition, however they should make sure that the bottom edge of the shirt is level (front to back) and that it does not have a band or wide cuff, and that it should not be a tank top. If they are smaller children it might be best for them to bring one of their parents t-shirts because if the shirt is too small it will be difficult to make into a bag. If they have more than one they can bring them and we will either use them in class for forgetful students or donate/recycle them appropriately. Note: it is best if they bring a shirt that they no longer wear because it has been stained or torn, as this helps them better understand the nature of “upcycling” and that it is an alternative to tossing it into the garbage.
- 7 R’s of Fashion: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Research, Repurpose, Repair, Rent!
Did you know that this week is Bike to School Week at Frankland? We are keeping track of all the kids who ride, scoot, run or walk to school in the gym! So ride, scoot, run or walk to school tomorrow and for the rest of the week! And remember to wear a helmet!
Then on Monday June 4th, the teachers will be organizing a bike rodeo/parade near the end of the day. So bring your bike or scooter if you can!
Let’s celebrate sustainable transportation at Frankland!
Every year we say “thank you” to all the staff at Frankland by putting together a Staff Appreciation Lunch! This year we have selected Tuesday, May 29th. We are looking for food donations and volunteers. Here are the details:
Tuesday, May 29th
We are requesting Salads, Main Dishes, and Desserts.
Food needs to be dropped off upstairs in the Staff Room by 10am. Please label your containers and provide us with any heating/serving instructions.
Containers will be washed and ready for pickup at the end of the day.
Volunteers are needed to help set up the lunch, and clean up after lunch.
Please email Jen Volk email@example.com if you can donate food and/ or your time.