Strike Location Update

Today, Tuesday, February 11, all Frankland Teachers are at the Ministry of Education.
On Wednesday all the teachers are at Frankland from 8:30-11:30.  There is only 1 shift on Wednesday.  They will be walking on the Danforth from Broadview to Pape.
The Elementary Teachers Federation (ETFO) will also be picketing at the Royal York on Wednesday from 11-2 at the following event:

Generational Leadership: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Join Canadian Club Toronto on February 12 when The Honourable Stephen Lecce discusses what these changes mean to him, and how the Ontario government is setting up today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow. 

Globalization, technological progress and a new demographic of workers are creating a profound impact on labour markets. There is an increasing demand for STEM, financial literary, technological fluency and soft skills. How can we manage this transition?

Minister Lecce will be joined in conversation by Adrienne Batra, Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Sun.

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

100 Front Street West 

No School this Thursday & Friday

Reminder:  there is no school this Thursday or Friday.
Frankland teachers will be at the Ministry of Education on Thursday and back at Frankland on Friday.
Teachers will be on the picket line either in the morning (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).
The attached Parent Update flyer by ETFO gives some info on the current situation and negotiations.

Frankland Day Care – spots for cancelled school days

Frankland Day Care would like to let parents know about available spaces on days that school is cancelled due to TDSB job action or a PA day.

They are currently operating under capacity, and so these spaces can be filled on an ad-hoc, daily, first come/first served basis by contacting the daycare (frankland@bellnet.ca or 416-463-1413).

Ad-hoc daycare spaces cost $60 per day (payable by eTransfer), with the daycare opening at 7:30 am and closing at 6:00 pm. Students would need to bring their own lunch.
*edit: The daycare informed us that the spaces are for Grade 1 and up. Sorry for any confusion this miscommunication may have caused! 

Secondary Program Review

Elementary Families – please take a moment to participate in the two reviews being undertaken by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) at this time. These reviews will have an impact on the future of Secondary Schools in our community. Something that is important to all families at Frankland.

The TDSB is undertaking a review of secondary schools to ensure all students have equitable access to programs and opportunities, as close to home as possible. As part of the Secondary Program Review, the TDSB is reviewing the Optional Attendance policy (P013), which allows  students to apply to schools other than their designated school by home address.

You can find info about the Secondary Program Review and Optional Attendance here including lots of great Q&A facts.

Secondary Program Review survey deadline Jan 31st

Optional Attendance opportunity for input deadline Feb 3rd

A Few Lunch Program Spots Still Open – Including Yoga!

Our Tuesday Lunch Program, Yoga by In the Mix, still has several open spots and it looks like an amazing program! Please see below for more information including financial help.

IN THE MIX YOGA & MINDFULNESS, Grades 4-6 (Community Room A/B) – $105

This specialized kids’ program intertwines the foundation of the Yoga practice with stories, music and props with great emphasis on health awareness, self-confidence, compassion and tolerance for others. We also help children find relaxation through techniques involving understanding their own breath, and developing a better awareness of their own bodies.

As this is an outside vendor, please register directly with them using the link below. Your spot is not secure until payment is made in full to the vendor: In the Mix Yoga/Mindfulness Registration

If the cost of this program is a barrier to your child’s attendance, please reach out to Tracey Novachko (tracy.novachko@tdsb.on.ca) or Olga Ellis (olga.ellis@tdsb.on.ca). The vendor wants to offer this program to everyone and will work with us to provide a number of subsidized spots.

 

Other lunch programs that still have a limited number of open spots are:

CODEZILLA KIDS, TECH TOYS, Grades 1-3 (Library) – $136

Children play with a variety of award-winning tech toys, apps and robots that introduce them to early computational thinking and Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) in a fun and stimulating way. Toys are specially chosen for their wide appeal and educational enrichment.

As this is an outside vendor, please register directly with them using the link to secure a spot.  Your spot is not secure until payment is made in full to the vendor: Codezilla Tech Toys (Monday) Registration

Note – this program will end the week of March 2nd

CHESS, Grades 1-6 (room 1010) – $140 

Students build their chess skills during weekly lunch-hour sessions, with lessons, activities and play. CIC instructors are carefully selected and trained to provide an engaging learning environment, facilitating insights and building life skills such as decision making, goal setting, emotional intelligence, and respect for others.  See flyer for details Chess Flyer.

As this is an outside vendor, please register directly with them using the link to secure a spot.  Your spot is not secure until payment is made in full to the vendor: Chess Registration

Again: If the cost of any of these programs is a barrier to your child’s attendance, please reach out to Tracey Novachko (tracy.novachko@tdsb.on.ca) or Olga Ellis (olga.ellis@tdsb.on.ca).

Grade 3 Bake Sale

The Grade 3’s bake sale in support of Daily Bread Food Bank is happening next week! Reminder to all kids to bring their change on that day.

When? Tuesday, Dec 17, morning
Where? Room 204 and 205

Thanks for your support and thanks to our Grade 3s for this great fundraising initiative!

Bake Sale – please sign up!

Thanks to everyone who signed up already, but our bake sale still needs more volunteers (for various tasks, not just baking!).

Sign up: here.

P.S.: if you’re planning to come and buy items (single ones or baked goods in bulk), why not reduce waste by bringing your own container? Thanks in advance!

bake sale