Calling all Gardeners! Volunteers are needed to help create pollinator gardens at Frankland.

Frankland Parent Council is one of the recipients for the 2023 Pollinate TO grants. Frankland received this grant to create pollinator gardens at our school. We are excited to begin work towards creating these pollinator gardens in the front of the school, as well continuing our work in the learning garden.

Over the next few weeks, we will be holding Community Gardening meetups & would like to invite you to join us for the first one this Saturday, April 29th from 9 am – noon to help us clean up the gardens. 

This work will continue with other community gardening meetups held every Tuesday evenings during May, starting this Tuesday (starting May 2) from 5- 7:30 pm, as well as, another Saturday morning meetup on May 27. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring the whole family! Tools will be provided but please bring your own gardening gloves.

The meetups will happen rain or shine. If you would like to volunteer or for more information about the meetups, email

Save the date: Frankland Family Movie Night, Friday, May 5.

Everyone is invited to the Frankland Family Movie Night on Friday, May 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Frankland Gym. The movie – which was chosen by the students – is Puss In Boots, The Last Wish.

Bring your whole family, a picnic blanket or yoga mat to sit on & a reusable water bottle. Popcorn will be provided by the Parent Council. This is a free event for all ages.

Food donations still needed for the Frankland staff appreciation lunch.

Food donations for Frankland’s staff appreciation lunch on Monday are still needed. Please help us say thank you to all the Frankland teachers, custodians, daycare and administration staff who make Frankland a fun and safe place for our kids by donating a dish. We still need main dishes and appetizers. Click on the SignUp link to donate a food dish or help with set up and clean up.

If you have no time to cook, no problems. Food donations are welcome from local restaurants.

Past examples of food donations from last year’s staff appreciation lunch.

Reminder: Clothing & Toy Swap is tomorrow.

Today, is the last opportunity to drop off clothing & toy donations for the Frankland Clothing & Toy Swap. Good quality clothing & toys in labeled bags (e.g., Kids Size XS clothing, Winter Gear) can be dropped off to the Frankland foyer. Clothing with rips, stains or significant wear & toys with broken or missing pieces will be kindly declined.

The Clothing & Toy Swap will be held tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Reminder: International Day of Pink is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12th is the International Day of Pink

International Day of Pink is honoured every year at the Toronto District School Board in support of creating a more inclusive and diverse world by encouraging young people to challenge social norms, ask more of their educators and stand up against bullying towards their 2SLGBTQIA+ peers.

Everyone is encouraged to wear pink tomorrow to show their support.

Frankland’s Clothing and Toy Swap – Tuesday, April 18.

On Tuesday, April 18th, 2023, School Council will be hosting another Clothing and Toy Swap in the gymnasium from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

It will be an opportunity to acquire and exchange good quality clothing and toys and support zero waste fashion and sustainable consumption.

Please drop off good quality clothing and toys in labelled bags (e.g., Kids size XS clothing, Winter Gear) to the Frankland foyer from Monday April 3rd to Monday April 17th, 2023. Clothing with rips, stains or significant wear, and toys with broken or missing pieces will be kindly declined.