Frankland Google Calendar

Did you know about the Google calendar for Frankland parents? Adding it to your own calendar eliminates the need to remember and manually input Frankland events; instead the Frankland calendar will sync with your own events and keep you up to date on important dates at our school. Follow the link below and click ‘ok’ to add it to your own calendar. You’ll learn about and receive reminders for many school events, incl. pizza lunches and more.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/franklandparents%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

 

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Marker Recycling Program by Grade 1 Students

The Grade 1s in room 109 are currently running a marker recycling program called ‘Colourcycle.’ They have been going around the different Frankland classrooms, in teams of four, to tell fellow students about their great environmental initiative.

Here’s what they have to say: “Markers are made of plastic and we don’t want you to put them in the landfill! When your markers are dried out, please put them in the green recycling bin outside Room 109. We will send them to Crayola to be recycled! The program runs until June. We can collect any brand and type (e.g., dry erase, permanent, washable etc.) but NO markers with a metal tip (and no pens or wind-up pencil crayons!). Thank you for helping the earth!”

Please ensure you send the markers in with your child, to be handed to the teachers, not the main office (as we don’t want to add work for them!).

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Frankland Direct Donation Drive

Yearly, Frankland, together with its school council, reaches out to all of its families to participate in one of the main school fundraisers which is the Direct Donation Drive.

Today, the oldest child in every Frankland Family will be going home with the 2019-2020 Direct Donation Drive letter to support our children and our school.

This fundraising campaign is unique because 100% of the funds raised will directly benefit our children.

Tax receipts are available for every donation over $25.00 when done online or by cheques made payable to TDSB for Frankland C.S.

Thank you for your past on ongoing support of Frankland!

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Bulb Planting with the Kindergarteners

Thanks to our parent volunteers and teachers, our Kindergarteners were able to learn about bulbs this morning (“Why are we planting them in the cold weather?”, “They feel funny!”, “Will squirrels get sick if they eat them?”), and plant some in our front garden. We can’t wait to see some flowers in the Spring!

Falconwear now available again to all Frankland families!

If you are new to Frankland, Falconwear includes t-shirts, hats, pants, etc., with the Frankland Falcon logo on it. It’s a great way for students and families to show their Falcon spirit! Please note that Falconwear is not a fundraiser – costs are kept to a minimum, and just cover the cost of the item, plus tax and shipping.

We have brought back many of the crowd favourites and added a few twists this year to keep things interesting. Sizes are fairly typical, but check with kids who have ordered in the past as we are using the same vendor, or see the samples in the office next week if you are unsure.

Please review this form asap and make sure you complete the form and submit payment to the office by Oct 25.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ali at Alison.popp@gmail.com.

GO FALCONS GO!

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Blake Street Junior Public School’s Annual Clothing Swap Nov. 14-15

Blake Street’s Clothing Swap collection starts now!  Drop off items upstairs in Room 203 at Blake Street JR PS.
 
Accepted items: 
 
  • Clothing and footwear for babies, kids and adults. Please be sure your items are clean and label all bags/boxes with the contents and sizes (e.g. girls size 6-8) This helps the volunteers a lot! 
  • Winter gear- jackets, snow pants, and boots. 
  • Games, books and electronics. 
 
They will also be collecting textiles that are no longer usable (socks with holes in them, ripped, stained or worn-out clothing, towels, bedding, etc.) Please be sure to separate these items in a different bag and label this bag separately with bag2school written clearly on it. 
 
Frankland Community School supports Blake with their Swap as we will not have one at Frankland until the Spring. We are still finalizing collection dates at Frankland and will keep you posted. Or, items can simply be brought directly to Blake as described above.
Thank you, in advance, to the volunteers have kindly offered to transport the items from Frankland to Blake!

 

Click here for more information on the Blake Street JR PS website.

Withrow Park Pumpkin Parade

The Friends of Withrow Park Annual Pumpkin Parade is taking place on Friday, November 1st, beginning at 6:30pm.
Spooky Story time with Pepper at 7pm.
Bring your Jack-o-Lantern to the paths around the firepit and light up the night.
Please note this is a 100% Volunteer run event. Please help clean up at the end of the evening by putting your Jack-o-Lantern in the bin.
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