Frankland Auction – Save the date April 13th 2018

Frankland Silent Auction – First Meeting Wednesday, Feb 7th
Join us tomorrowWednesday, February 7th at 7pm in the Staff Room for our first Silent Auction meeting. There are lots of jobs to be done, find out how you can help out and be part of the fun!

Frankland Auction – Save the date April 13th 2018 (In school babysitting available).

Frankland Community School Social and Auction2018

Eco Club: Plant Drive Update

Today we had an Eco Club meeting in the foyer led by Liisa who taught us a lot about plants and what they can do, how they interact and how to care for them.  Did you know this about plants?

We also started a Plant Experiment. Come visit the front lobby of Frankland School and participate by talking (or not talking) to the plants as directed. Give them a spray if they seem dry as the school is an incredibly hot and dry place.  Let’s see what happens in a couple of weeks.


Check out our booklet we put together for the Plant Drive with interesting “myth busting” facts about plants, directions for the experiment above that you can try at home and some tips on how to care for indoor (typically tropical) plants.

Thanks again for your support!  Keep sending plants to school!

Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting Monday, January 29th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. 

Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting Monday, January 29th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. 
Please join us for our upcoming meeting. Find out what the committee is all about and share your ideas for initiatives to undertake for the year. 
Tentative Agenda
1. Introductions
2. Scope and purpose of committee
3. Survey Review
4. Initiatives for this year
5. Identifying dates for next meetings

Stress and the School-Aged Child – Thu, 1 February 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Stress and the School-Aged Child – Thu, 1 February 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Signup (free)

Anne Murray, M.Ed., The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Stress and the School-Aged Child
What Parents Can Do to Promote  
Lifelong Resilience
(For Parents of Children JK to Grade 6)
This interactive workshop is for all parents who want to learn how to recognize, reduce and manage stress in their children, and increase their understanding of it in themselves. You will walk away with strategies that you can implement right away, to live a less stressed home life and build resiliency.

Bring a Plant to School!

This January, bring a plant to school to help improve air quality and remove toxins as well as improve student performance and well being.

Here’s a quick guide to some of the best air cleaning plants and the common toxins that they clean from the NASA Clean Air Study.Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 6.26.40 PM.png

For more information, take a look at this handout created by Liisa of Greenhouse Medicine.  Email her if you have any questions.

We hope to get at least 3 plants per classroom and other spaces around the school.  Thanks so much for your support and participation!

The Indoor Plant Drive starts on Monday January 22 and  runs until Friday, February 2.

Join our event on Facebook!

Canada Concert Info

On Wednesday, December 20th, students will perform at 1 pm and 7 pm for the Canada Concert.  If your child cannot attend the evening performance, please email Mr. Roedding and let him know.

Participants will include Band, Strings, Junior Choir, Recorder Ensemble and ALL classes except Kindergarten*. 

Students meet in their classrooms at 6:45 pm.

Running time is approximately 80 mins.


Dress code:  red, white or any Canada themed clothing and dark bottoms. Dancers will receive special instructions from Mr. Roedding about added costumes relating to their performance to wear over basic costume.

 *The Kindergarten Concert will be on Thursday December 21st at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Students can wear their “holiday best”!

Also join us for the annual Holiday Singalong on Friday, December 22nd from 1-2 pm.  Everyone is to wear… PAJAMAS!

Grade 1 Food Drive

The Grade 1s are running a food drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank from December 5-14th.  The Food Drive is on for just 2 more days!  Help the Grade 1s reach their goal!

From the December Newsletter:

We are doing a food drive with Ms. Gurney’s class. We want to make a difference in someone’s life.

First, we designed posters and then we hung them where people look a lot including upstairs. Next each of us designed our own flyer. We did the math and figured out how many people would visit each classroom. We explained the Food Drive to each class and asked them to help us make a difference. We gave them flyers to take home.

Some days we do a graph and add stickers to keep track of how many items we have collected. Today is Day 3 of the Food Drive and we are happy because we have collected 380 items! Our goal is to reach 600 food items.

We are visiting the Eastview Food Bank so we can learn how a Food Bank works. Both grade one classes take turns doing an announcement and doing the sticker graph. We all get a turn delivering the donations from all the classrooms which we are responsible for picking up everyday after the morning attendance. We are proud of ourselves but there is still more work to do. Thank you to our families and teachers for helping us.

Written by the students of Room 108