Staff Appreciation Lunch – May 29th

Reminder : Staff Appreciation Lunch is this Tuesday.  Say thanks to the amazing staff at Frankland by bringing in some food for their lunch.
Hello Frankland Parents!

Every year we say “thank you” to all the staff at Frankland by putting together a Staff Appreciation Lunch! This year we have selected Tuesday, May 29th. We are looking for food donations and volunteers. Here are the details:

Tuesday, May 29th

We are requesting Salads, Main Dishes, and Desserts.

Food needs to be dropped off upstairs in the Staff Room by 10am. Please label your containers and provide us with any heating/serving instructions.

Containers will be washed and ready for pickup at the end of the day.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the lunch, and clean up after lunch.

Please email Jen Volk jenvolk.to@gmail.com if you can donate food and/ or your time.

Thanks!

Let’s Talk Equity at Frankland

You are invited to a free Parent Engagement evening on Thursday March 22nd 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Let’s discuss how to continue to create a culture of respect at Frankland and one that values equity and inclusiveness.

Come join the TDSB’s Michelle Munroe, Manager, Parent and Community Engagement, to discuss the role and impact of equity in our classrooms and playground.

What is equity? To TDSB, equity is about providing each and every student with the right conditions, resources and opportunities to support their achievement and well-being.

Snacks and refreshments served. Childcare is available

It helps with our planning if you can please RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lets-talk-equity-at-frankland-tickets-44047134164

Equity-vs-Equality-blogBrought to you by the Social Justice, Inclusion & Equity Committee at the Frankland School Council.

P.A. Day Fun December 1st – Come Sing With Us

P.A. Day Fun December 1st – Come Sing With Us

The Riverdale Share Holiday sing-along is back again this year. Join us at the Second Cup on the Danforth between 11am-12pm to sing some holiday songs. The Second Cup is generously giving $1 of every beverage purchased that day to Riverdale Share. Oh – and there may be a visit from a special someone too. Fa la la!!

Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) 11th Annual free “Parent Involvement Makes a Difference” Conference on Saturday, November 25th.

The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) is holding their 11th Annual free “Parent Involvement Makes a Difference” Conference on Saturday, November 25th.
Registration is open and there are limited spaces still available. Sign up today!
About PIAC
Education is a partnership involving students, parents, teachers, principals, staff, trustees, school boards, government, and the community. PIAC is committed to strengthening this partnership and is committed to assisting parents, and school councils.
Check out the PIAC website for more information and sign up for their newsletter to stay informed.

Literacy, Numeracy & Learning with Marguerite Campbell – Nov 15th 2017, 7-9pm

Marguerite Campbell is currently a centrally assigned Principal in Teaching and Learning at the TDSB.  In over 28 years as an educator, she has taught Kindergarten to Grade 6 as well as physical education, integrated arts, special education, has been a literacy coordinator and a school administrator.  Marguerite was involved with teaching and administering the Additional Qualifications course at OISE/UT and also spent time as a Course Director for York University’s Faculty of Education at Regent Park Site and OISE/UT at the Urban Diversity site.

Trustee Jennifer Story – Oct 24th

Find the link to her post here.  Some highlights (… indicated truncated section, see link for full details):

Ward Forum: School Councils 101

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Place: Danforth CTI, 800 Greenwood Avenue (Greenwood Library)
Special Guest: Michelle Munro, Parent Engagement Office, TDSB

2017/2018 Ward Forums
Here is the schedule for this year’s ward forums in ward 15 Toronto Danforth. Note: All meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 this year. This is half an hour earlier than previously. 
Many school councils choose a representative to send to Ward forums to report back. This is a great approach to take, but I also want to remind everyone that anyone is welcome to attend any or all of these events.
I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 24, Danforth CTI  Topic: School Council 101
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Traffic Safety in School Zones: My Response to Toronto’s Vision Zero Plan


Parent Reaching Out Grants (PRO)

Government of Ontario Parent Reaching Out (PRO) Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers and finding solutions to parent engagement in their own communities.
Congratulations to the following Ward 15 schools approved for 2017-2018 Parent Reaching Out Grants!

Toronto DSB

Frankland  Community School

Building on Equity

$1,000

(For the other winner=s – see the blog post)



Save the Date:

Parent Engagement Conference

PIAC’s 11th Annual Parent conference is coming to Earl Haig S.S. on Saturday, November 25th.
Registration is opening soon for the PIAC Parent Conference! See what’s in store for the 11th annual conference for parents. 

High School Information Nights
To help you make an informed decision when choosing a high school, TDSB schools host information nights for parents and Grade 8 students each year between October and January. Learn everything you need to know about our incredible variety of schools, programs and courses. The dates and times for all High School Information Nights are available online at www.tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/GoingtoHighSchool/OpenHousesandInformationNights.

French Programs Application Deadline

The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2018 are:
– Applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child), must be completed online between October 30, 2017 and November 30, 2017.
– Applications for Junior Extended French must be completed online betweenJanuary 8, 2018 and February 8, 2018.

Secondary Success Indicators Fact Sheets

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Frankland Fun Fair

Cake Raffle
It’s almost time for the Frankland Fun Fair, which means it’s time to start planning for the annual CAKE RAFFLE! Calling all bakers, bakers-in-training and creative cooks – grab an apron, whip up a fabulous and fun culinary confection and donate it to the Cake Raffle at the Fun Fair. Cakes should be dropped off in room 106 by 10:45 am on Sunday, June 4th (don’t forget to buy raffle tickets – you just might win it back!).

Advance Wrist Band Purchase
Until tomorrow, we will be accepting advance orders for Fun Fair Wrist Bands. The prepaid wristbands will be sent home to you on Thursday, June 1st. Copies of the Information Flyer – Order Form can be picked up at the office.

Volunteers Needed
In order to make this a memorable event for our kids, we need everyone’s help! Each year we rely heavily on our amazing parent community to participate on the day of the event. The Fun Fair’s success hinges on the large troop of dedicated, enthusiastic and over qualified Falcon family volunteers! Please help out using the online sign-up or email Ali Popp to volunteer your time.

Book Sale at FUN Fair
We are looking for donations of books for our FUN Fair. If you are willing to donate some, please drop them at the front office at school. Thanks to those of you who have already done so.