Support Teachers at Queen’s Park!

 

Tomorrow is going to be a critical day for teachers, parents and students. It’s a day when the entire legislature is in session and will hear thousands of voices outside Queen’s Park in solidarity to oppose the proposal of massive cuts to education in this province. If you are planning on being at Queen’s Park tomorrow and you wish to join with our teachers from Frankland, they are meeting at 9:45am by the Firefighters’ Monument (see map). If you are arriving a bit later, Frankland teachers will be in the Ward 15 area for the duration of the rally (also see map) Bring your ENERGY, bring your VOICE and remember that every single board in the entire province will be out tomorrow. This has not happened in over 20 years!

 

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Reminder: Strike Day Tomorrow

Are you wondering why our teachers are on strike? The Elementary Teachers Federation (ETFO) has created the attached information flyer to answer some of your questions.
If you are looking for a parent based resource to keep up to date on what is going on check out the Ontario Parent Action Network on Facebook or Twitter @parentaction4ed.
More on tomorrow’s strike location following soon!

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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