And The Winner Is…

…’Dora and the Lost City of Gold!’ Frankland student voted for it 117 to 65!
And our pizza vendor will be Pizzaiolo!

RSVP for this fundraising event (and help our volunteer organizers plan by letting them know how much pizza to order) here.

Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle!

 

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Information Picket Monday Morning

On Monday, December 2nd at 8:15am join with teachers and school community members for an Information Picket outside the school. There will be petitions to sign and buttons, postcards and info flyers available.
Come show your support!
The Demands:
  • Reverse the cuts to public education
  • Fully fund the public education system that includes low class size caps from Kindergarten to Gr 12, excellent needs-based supports and resources, no mandatory e-learning and well-maintained buildings
  • Commit to preserve the current Full-Day Kindergarten program model

We Stand With Teachers

Upcoming Community Events

There’s so much happening at and around Frankland these next few weeks! Here’s a quick listing of all the upcoming community events:

-Withrow Park tree lighting this Friday @ 5:30pm
-Santa Sing Along at Second Cup on Friday, Dec 6 @ 11am
-Pancake Breakfast at Frankland CC on Saturday, Dec 7 @ 9:30am
-Riverdale Share Concert on Sunday, Dec 8 @ 3pm

As always, don’t forget that our Frankland google calendar is the best way to receive timely reminders of all events. To download the Frankland Google Calendar, follow the link and click ‘ok’ to add it to your own calendar: Frankland Google Calendar

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Lunch Program Update Grades 1-6 Winter 2020

FRANKLAND 2020 WINTER LUNCH PROGRAM SUMMARY AND INSTRUCTIONS

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Frankland is delighted to offer a variety of Frankland Lunch Programs again in 2020!

If your child is in Grades 1-6 and is interested in participating, please carefully read everything below and complete the registration  by midnight on Friday, November 29, 2019.  The programs run from Monday, January 6th to Friday, March 13th (10 weeks in total unless otherwise stated).

INFORMATION:  

– Registration for all programs are either directly with the vendor (see below) or via google form  – Registration Google Form

– Each child can do a maximum of 2 programs free or paid.  Ms. Ellis wants to highlight the importance of children being given the opportunity to play outside in addition to enjoying the lunch programs. Please be mindful not to over program your child. 

– Spots (for the free programs) will be confirmed by December 20, 2019.  We will conduct a lottery if we have too many students interested. We can not guarantee that all interested students will get to participate. 

– All outside vendors will be providing their own link for registration – all registrations for those programs must be done through the link and not the google form.  It will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Payment will be required at the time of registration.  

REGISTRATION:

– Review the overall schedule of everything going on in the school at this time; lunch programs are in RED font: 2020 Lunch Program Schedule

– Lunch programs are listed by day, activity and eligible grade levels – please DOUBLE CHECK grade levels

– Complete one form per child by November 29, 2019

– Make sure to provide your child’s 1st and 2nd choice, as well as their alternate choice for the free programs

QUESTIONS:

– Please contact franklandlunchprograms@gmail.com  with any questions

 

LINKS:

2020 Lunch Program Schedule

2020 Lunch Program Registration Form

2020 Lunch Program Descriptions

MONDAY PROGRAMS

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

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. 

 

LEGO CLUB, Grades 1-2 (Community Room) – No cost

Please register on the google form.

 

TUESDAY PROGRAMS

BALL HOCKEY, Grades 5-6 (Gym) – No cost

Please register on the google form.

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

If the cost of this program is a barrier to your child’s attendance, please reach out to Tracy 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. 

 

CODEZILLA KIDS, TECH TOYS, Grades 1-3 (Library) – $153

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 (Tuesday) Registration)

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

If the cost of this program is a barrier to your child’s attendance, please reach out to Tracy 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. 

 

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 to secure a spot.  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 Tracy 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. 

WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS

MULTI SPORT, Grades 5-6 (Gym) – No cost

Please register on the google form.

 

CODEZILLA KIDS, GAME MAKERS CODING, Grades 3-6 (Library) – $160

Create a spectacular and interactive video game! Instead of simply playing a video game, kids learn the elements of a cool video game – such as game structure, character design and stimulating sound – and then apply their programming skills using Scratch, an introductory coding program created by MIT and used by millions of budding programmers worldwide. This class is a great introduction to the fundamentals of coding and early computational thinking. 

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 Game Makers Registration

If the cost of this program is a barrier to your child’s attendance, please reach out to Tracy 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. 

 

SPELLBINDING SCIENCE & MAGIC, Grades 1-3 (Room 107) – $150

Once enrollment has been completed, an email will be sent to parents with instructions on how to make a payment.  For inquiries, please feel free to contact David Grosfield via cell: (416) 904-4068 or E-Mail: davidgeyeon@rogers.com.  

Spellbinding Science and Magic Video

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: Spellbinding Science and Magic 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. 

 

ART CLASS, Grades 4-6 (Community Room D) – $125

Paint, draw, sculpt, collage … with local Riverdale Artist Julia McNeely.  

As this is an outside vendor, please register by emailing Julia directly with your child’s name, grade, teacher, classroom number and day of program (Wednesday or Friday).  Send e-transfer to juliamcneely@rogers.com. Your spot is not secure until payment is made in full to the vendor.

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. 

 

SET DESIGN, Grades 5-6 – NO COST (Starts January 15)

Please register on the google form.

 

THURSDAY PROGRAMS

MULTI SPORT, Grades 3-4 (Gym) – No cost

Please register on the google form.

 

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

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. 

 

FRIDAY PROGRAMS

BALL HOCKEY, Grades 3-4 (Gym) – No cost

Please register on the google form.

ART CLASS, Grades 1-3 (Community Room D) – $100

Paint, draw, sculpt, collage … with local Riverdale Artist Julia McNeely.  There will be no class on January 17th or February 14th due to PA Days.

As this is an outside vendor, please register by emailing Julia directly with your child’s name, grade, teacher, classroom number and day of program (Wednesday or Friday).  Send e-transfer to juliamcneely@rogers.com. Your spot is not secure until payment is made in full to the vendor.

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. 

 

IN THE MIX DANCE CLUB, Grades 1-3 (Community Room A/B) – $85

In the Mix is an innovative program that provides a unique opportunity for children to explore what’s new in dance, music and internet technology. Students will learn a brief hip-hop dance and will also work collaboratively to create one-of-a-kind music-videos, using iPads supplied by In the Mix. Kids get to be Directors, DJs, and Choreographers while producing their own custom HipHop music-videos! The final music-video is sent back to the space with a password protecting it within 48 hours after the event. A wonderful keepsake for all!   There will be no class on January 17th or February 14th due to PA Days.

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: In The Mix Hip Hop Dance Club 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. 

 

TECH BANDITS, Grades 5-6 (Library) – No cost but accepting donations (see below)

Break Stuff … Make Stuff … for fun and for the future! Change the world for the better, with an exciting mix of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Play minecraft with assistive tech, using only your eyes; or Fortnite with no hands and navigate a room blindfolded. Listen to the sounds that your ears can’t hear and tell robots to do your bidding! 

The Tech Bandits are a kid-driven tech club that promotes analytical thinking, team building, empathy and understanding … and we’re not afraid to make a mess along the way.  This year, the Tech Bandits are hoping to team up with a local school, for kids with developmental and physical disabilities, in order to learn about life with a disability and how we can make a difference by creating amazing and assistive tech solutions with the kids who need them.  The club is free but we are always looking for people to give us old teach and donations. In the hopes of raising money for materials, supplies and cool new tech and tools, they have set up a patron account and would ask parents to consider 2 months with a $60 donation each month for having their kids in the mix:  http://bit.ly/techbandits

There will be no class on January 17th or February 14th due to PA Days.

Sewing Workshop Recap

The Sewing Studio was at Frankland this week and it was a big success with all the different grades! Below are some quotes and photos.

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“My pouch’s superpower is hope. I really liked sewing.” – Madelaine, Grade 3

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“The teacher was so big- bigger than Daddy and all the clothes he was wearing- he made.” – Oliver, Grade 2 (Oliver made the second pouch at home after dinner, as he was so inspired by the workshop!)

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“My power pouch has a few powers. My favourite one is disappearing.” – Ellie, Grade 2

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“My cool autographed wallet. I’ll never forget sewing.” – Daniel, Grade 6

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“I hope they come back to Frankland again so I can make more ‘cha-ching’ things!” – Lucy, Grade 4

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“Can I please get a sewing machine for my birthday?” – Kimia, SK

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Dinner & Movie Night at Frankland

Next Thursday, December 5th, right before the PA Day, Frankland will be hosting this year’s first Frankland Movie Night! This year, students get to vote between two movies: Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.  There is a voting sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the gym: one vote per student. Be sure to vote by next Friday, November 29th.

Also, this year, we will have pizza and popcorn for sale – food starts at 6:00pm, and the movie starts at 6:30pm. Please register at this link: Frankland Movie Night . We look forward to seeing many of you!

Please note this is not a drop off event.  Parents must stay and supervise their children.  Thank you!

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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

 

google calendar

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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