Reminder to join our (private) Facebook parents group. It’s a place where parents are encouraged to post questions/answers and interact about anything related to Frankland (please read the rules once you’ve joined; no promotions).
Reminder that some treats are coming home today with our kids (courtesy of the Frankland School Council). Thanks to the teachers for their help getting these to the kids, and a special thanks to all the parents who helped pack these! 🎃 👻 🍬
Attention if you would like to celebrate Halloween at school on Oct 30!
✅ Do wear your face covering/cloth masks as usual
✅ Do wear a costume
✅ Do leave the costume mask, accessories/weapons at home
✅ Do wear orange/block, fall/Halloween themed clothing 🎃🦇🕷
❌ Do NOT wear a costume mask, accessories/weapons
❌ Do NOT bring Halloween candy to school
❌ Do NOT wear make-up, from below the eyes
❌ Do NOT celebrate with Halloween dances/parades
If you are not sure about your child’s costume or accessories, please check with your child’s teacher directly.
Official TDSB Halloween News Release (Oct 23, 2020)
Since Gardener Elin is not at Frankland this Fall (due to COVID-19 restrictions regarding external staff), she sent us some videos to share with the kids!
Information on this year’s Terry Fox Marathon of Hope and -related to that- red-and-white day on October 16, was sent out by Mr.Sykes yesterday by email. We’ve also posted this information on this website under ‘athletics‘.
Don’t forget to send kids in red and white on Oct. 16 if possible.
The latest principal newsletters (which you also receive in your inbox) are now accessible in the newsletter archive of this website. Please review school drop-off / pick-up protocols.
Reminder that this coming Wednesday, September 30, is Orange Shirt Day at Frankland. Principal Hanson’s latest newsletter highlighted the many ways in which the kids learn about this date and it’s historic significance. Below are some excerpts from the newsletter. If possible, remember to send your child / children in orange shirts on Wednesday.
From Principal Hanson’s Newsletter:
What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Métis and Inuit families today.
The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of change makers. By wearing orange, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against injustices that may impact our children/students. Please visit this link to view the story of Phyllis Webstad, who started the campaign: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Frankland students will be learning about the significance of this day, its place in our country’s history and current connections to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Teachers will be discussing this with their students and sharing books as they relate to the different ages of the students in our school community.
We encourage you to take a few minutes to listen to this presentation about Covid and Back to School. It has great explanations and suggestions for how we can all stay safe at school. If we remain vigilant and work together as a community we can keep one another safe.
Frankland staff have been working very hard to get the school up and running for a new school year. It has been a challenge on many levels and there is still concern about the numbers of kids in classrooms. Teachers are very concerned with space in classrooms and the inability to keep good distance. They are trying their best to configure classrooms and find individual desks.
Please take a look at the postcard for more information, and consider signing the petition too. Print it out and pass it around your bubble for signatures and then drop it off at school. There will be an envelope outside the office window at the front of the school on Mon Sept 21st and Tues Sept 22nd. Please place your signed petitions in there.
Please be sure to review the updated TDSB website that explains the mandatory daily process for screening kids before sending them to school in the mornings.
The process for using the health screening app requires the use of your child’s TDSB account information. If you don’t have that, the site explains how to request that. Please look into all of this prior to the first day of school.
The alternative to the app is a health screening paper pass. Again, please review that process as well prior to the first day of school.
The latest communication from our interim Principal Lilian Hanson should be in your inbox and it includes a super cute video message for the school community!