Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day & National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day was inspired by Phyllis Webstad, who was excited to wear her new orange shirt to her first day of school in 1973. However, when she arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School, her shirt was taken and never returned. Now, on this day, we recognize the legacy and impact of the residential schools system on First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities.
Frankland will be recognizing this day by wearing orange & talking to our students about Canada’s history with residential schools.
The Falcon Online Spirit Wear Store is back and will be open for the next two weeks. From Friday Sept 23 to Tuesday Oct 11. Available on the online store are Frankland T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweat pants, Hats, Toques and other items. Treat your Falcon to some spirit wear. Adult sizes are available too!
It is time to form our School Council for Frankland Community School and we are inviting you to join in the fun!
Our first School Council for this school year is being held this Wednesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. in the school library.
School Councils work to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents and caregivers.Check out our School Council section, here in the blog to find information about what the School Council does, our by-laws and descriptions of roles and named positions.
Traditionally the Council consists of 15 positions from the parent community and two staff members. School Council Elections will take place during the week of September 26! All parents / guardians with a child registered at the school are invited to complete a nomination form for themselves or others (with their permission). If you are interested in joining, please complete a self-nomination form between now and 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, September 26. The Self-Nomination Form to be filled out is available Here Alternatively, please contact the front office for a hard copy that can be returned to Mr. Parsons.
We hope you will consider joining the Council this year. It is a great way to become engaged in the Frankland community.
We (not only, but) especially need more diverse voices on the council. Please don’t feel intimidated to nominate yourself, and message us with questions if you’re considering it but aren’t sure!
A volunteer appreciation coffee break is being held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the gym to say a big thank you to all our school community volunteers this year.
Without your help, Frankland would not have been able to have class field trips, parent council, community workshops and the Fun Day. We really appreciate everything our volunteers do – thank you. Hope to see you all at the coffee break tomorrow morning.
Join us for the next session in our series tonight, Tuesday, June 7th!
Local school councils have organized the third Indigenous Learning Workshop for parents on Tuesday, June 7th ( 7 – 8 PM) as we learn about the History of Tkaronto and the lands on which Toronto sits, and how to move forward in ally-ship towards ReconciliACTION.
The Frankland Fun Day is happening tomorrow from 11am-2pm. Rain or Shine!
Carnival games, cotton candy, beat the bucket, cake raffle, crafts, food trucks and community! Entry fee is $5 per person. Additional tickets are required for the food stands. Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. 1 ticket for: watermelon slice, popcorn, cotton candy, or 3 mini donuts 2 tickets for a pizza slice Cake raffle, 1 ticket for 1 ballot and a chance to win your favorite cake Guessing jars, 1 ticket per guess All other activities are free with admission! Food trucks are cash only.
Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen. Bring a water bottle. Some drinks available for purchase at the food trucks.