From unintentional microaggressions, to a culture of exclusion (among students and parents), racialized families at Frankland almost always have a host of stories to tell on racism they have encountered across the school community. It is an important topic and we hope to learn more about building a more inclusive and actively anti-racist school community. Please join!
February is Black History Month. Here are some great book recommendations from both, the TDSB (see photo) and the Toronto Public Library, to read with our kids throughout the year (and, especially, this month!).
Wishing all our Frankland Falcons health, safety & joy over the Holidays! We also want to thank our teachers, support staff, caregivers & principal for the amazing job they have done in keeping our kids safe, active & engaged in learning since September. Thank you also to all our parents, caregivers & guardians for your commitment to signing health passes, making sure your kids have masks & wearing masks yourself. Your effort has gone a long way to keeping everyone healthy.
There’s going to be some festive fun at Frankland tomorrow. Wear your pj’s or favorite holiday wear and get ready to enjoy a movie afternoon complete with treat bags brought to you by the Spirit Squad on behalf of Frankland Council.
Showing a little appreciation with coffee & treats for all the staff at Frankland today as we head into our final week before Winter Break. Thank you to all the staff for all your hard work & thanks to the Spirit Squad, on behalf of Student Council, for putting it all together!
Frankland’s grade 2-3 classes have been inviting all those who are able to make a cash donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank and -to date- this project has raised $3,590, which is 71% of their goal. If you are able, please consider supporting this project. Simply link through Frankland Falcons Give.
The two grade 1 classes have been encouraging the school community to contribute to their food drive to support a local food bank in the community. They have sent fliers home and made announcements to ask for help. Thanks to all who have contributed. Items can be sent to school until December 15 (this Tuesday!).
On December 5 at 10 a.m. residents of Toronto are invited to leave a non-perishable food item on their doorstep. Volunteers will collect the donations and redistribute them to those in need in the community. This is a city wide initiative and the goal is 250 000 food items in 1 DAY!!! Help us make this happen!!
Organizers ask that you register if you are participating so they can plan the pick up route accordingly. There is still a need for volunteers too!
The Danforth Study team invites you to the next round of community consultation, which will include online Community Meetings and a survey.
December 1, 2020 from 6-8pm – Meeting 3A: will provide a brief update on the three study components with a focus on presenting the Complete Streets project – Destination Danforth – that was implemented over the summer and the City’s plan for monitoring and evaluating this initiative.
Information on how to join the meeting and meeting presentations will be available on the project webpage (www.toronto.ca/danforthstudy) one day before the meeting. The meeting will also be recorded and posted to the project webpage following the live session. A link to the online survey will be posted on this page on December 1st, 2020. For more information, visit http://www.toronto.ca/danforthstudy
The holidays are only a few weeks away (and Black Friday is this week!)! When shopping this holiday season (or generally!), please consider buying locally to support our community businesses as much as possible. If shopping online from the bigger retail stores, please consider clicking through via FlipGive to help financially support our school. Up to 25% of your purchase value will go towards Frankland. Popular brands include Amazon, Indigo, Starbucks, Walmart & lots more.