School Council Webinars

The Parent and Community Engagement Office is offering three webinars for school councils regarding understanding the basics of school councils, bylaws and school council effectiveness. The webinars will take place on the dates and times below.  All webinars will be available via YouTube. Links are below but do not go live until the date listed.

1)    Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: Basics of School Councils

Whether you are new to School Council, or looking for a refresher course, this webinar will help you. We explore the basics of Regulation 612 (governing school councils), elections, funding and budgets. It’s never too late to go back to the beginning.

2)    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: School Council Bylaws

One can’t hope to have an effective School Council without a firm foundation. This webinar will take participants through the need-to-know of writing School Council Bylaws. Whether you’re looking to update your current document or to write a new one, this workshop will keep you focused on what’s important – and how to get there.

3)    Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: School Council Effectiveness

School Councils are most successful at engaging their families when they work effectively. This webinar examines how communication, committees and volunteers will connect with your community and will ease your workload.

School is Closed Today Feb 12

Our principal has forwarded the following message from the TDSB:

Good Morning,

Due to the significant combination of snow, ice pellets & freezing rain expected throughout the day, all TDSB schools & administrative sites are closed today. This includes Child Care Centres located inside TDSB schools. All school permits & Continuing Education classes are cancelled & TDESAA/TDSSAA events will be rescheduled.

 Thank you.

Ballet Creole Performance


February is recognized by the TDSB as African Heritage Month and our classes will be learning about the experiences, contributions and achievements of African Canadians.  We have a Ballet Creole performance by Prologue Performing Arts to look forward to on the morning of February 12th.  Please feel free to join in on the fun beginning at 9am. 

Public Meeting on Education

c845c5ac-6f33-4d7b-ab82-44d123cf61a2.jpgPlease join TDSB Trustee Jennifer Story and me as we co-host a Public Meeting on Education with Elementary Teachers of Toronto President Joy Lachica and a representative from Toronto East Enders for Child Care on Monday, February 11 from 7-8:30 pm.

The discussion at the Public Meeting will focus on the need to keep full day Kindergarten and oppose the proposed cuts to class sizes in our public elementary schools. Come hear from our local trustee, teachers and parents about the need to protect our public education system.

The Public Meeting is at Riverdale Presbyterian Church at 662 Pape Ave.

Child Care provided. Accessible.

To RSVP, please send an email to or call 416-461-0223.

We want to hear from you!

Yours truly,

Peter Tabuns, MPP


Family Movie Night Tomorrow!

image1.jpegCome to the FREE Family Movie Night tomorrow at the Frankland Gym.  Movie starts at 6:30.

Also a reminder that next Wednesday, January 30th at 7 pm is the next School Council meeting in the Staff Room.  Childcare provided.  See Agenda below:


Approve Minutes


Jen Volk

Principal’s Report

Olga Ellis

Community Liaison 

Ally Lumsden/Mark Bayfield


Jen Volk

Greening Committee

Alorani von Hahn/Asha Hodura

Ward Council – Jan 17 Fundraising 101

Next Meeting: N/A

Hannah Arthurs

Lunch Programs

Ali Popp/Natasha Sekdorian

Silent Auction

Jen Volk

Other Business


Fundraising 101 this Thursday at Frankland

A friendly reminder about our upcoming Ward Forum: FUNDRAISING 101 on Thursday January 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Frankland Community School (816 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3E1)

With special guest with Susanna Siou, Manager, Business Development. Bring your questions, learn about helpful resources from our experts, and discuss what’s working and what isn’t. We’ll discuss TDSB guidelines, successful strategies, our challenges, best practices from our community, and how school fundraising works. FREE All are welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. To request interpretation services, please contact

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