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

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.  

June is Pride Month!

These are some of the amazing things that happened/will happen this month at Frankland. See attached PDF for more details (thanks to Ms. Jensen for providing those!):

  • The pride flag has been raised on June 7th
  • Geremy the Kiwi was in attendance
  • Tash Riot read stories to our Primary and Junior students in two sessions and also answered questions that the kids had 

See more:

#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!