Spring Cleaning this weekend? Don’t forget to bag and label your gently used clothes and drop them off for the Frankland Clothing Swap Drop-offs: Monday, April 25th to Wednesday, April 27th during school hours Swap: Thursday, April 28th 2pm – 6:30pm
Tomorrow is International Day of Pink and students are invited to wear pink to school in support of diversity, inclusion and anti-bullying.
To acknowledge the day, students will be participating in discussions that will engage them to think about and challenge gender stereotypes and bullying. The International Day of Pink is more than a symbol of celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open-minded, to being understanding of differences and learning to respect each other.
Orders take 6 weeks to arrive. You should receive your orders mid- May. The store will open in the fall again. If you order your gear to the school the staff will deliver it to your child at school. You can also pay a shipping fee and have it sent to your home. This is not a fundraiser for the school.
If you have finished your Frankland Art Project, please drop it off by Door #4 with the School Council at drop off (8:40) or pick up (3:30) from Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 25. You will have one more chance to drop off your art on Monday April 4th.
Students in JK to Grade 6 have been learning about the Seven Grandfather Teachings from the The Turtle Lodge Center for Indigenous Education and Wellness in Sagkeeng First Nation. The Seven Grandfather Teachings date back to the beginning of time and have always been a part of the Native American culture.
The Seven Grandfather Teachings are: Love – Knowing love is to know peace EAGLE Respect – A way to honour creation is by showing respect BUFFALO Bravery – Facing a problem with integrity is a true demonstration of bravery BEAR Truth – Truth is having the knowledge of our cultural teachings TURTLE Honesty – Facing a situation is to be brave, but having the courage to not only do the right thing, but also saying it is honesty RAVEN Humility – Humility is to know that we are part of creation WOLF Wisdom – The mixture of these teachings, combined with the experiences of life, is what we call wisdom. BEAVER
We are inviting all families to be part of a Frankland Art Project by creating a piece of art over the March break which will then be hung in an outside space for all to see and enjoy.
Seven Grandfather teachings which are: Love, Respect, Bravery, Truth, Honesty, Humility and Wisdom.
Choose one of the teachings above and insert it in the blank and create an art piece that answers the question: “What is __ in your home”
Here’s how it works:
Pick up a piece of reclaimed wood (please only one per family) from one of the two bins in the school yard. You will find the bins:
Outside Storage Shed on the (south – west corner near door #4) Outside Door #2
Take it home over the March break and make your creation. Return your art piece to the bin the first week back to school.
Wood pick up times:
Wednesday March 9th, and Thursday March 10th at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up
Art creation drop off times:
Tuesday March 21st and Wednesday March 22nd at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up
Be creative, have fun. We look forward to seeing your creations!
The annual Frankland Skating Party is back and is being held tonight (Friday, March 4) at the Withrow Park Skate Rink!
Date: Friday, March 4 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Withrow Skate Rink.
Unfortunately, because of Covid restrictions hot chocolate will not be served. Please adhere to all public health guidelines. Bring a mask and practice social distancing. Parents are responsible for supervising their own children as supervision will not be provided.
The Frankland School Council is inviting you to the second virtual workshop in a three part series with Knowledge Keeper, Luana Shirt: Treaties and the 7 Fires
Luana Harper Shirt is from the Plains Cree First Nation in Saddle Lake, Alberta. Luana is a mother of two young Oji/Cree adults and currently lives in Simcoe County. Luana is an Indigenous Cultural Knowledge Keeper that is passionate about Indigenous women’s health, Indigenous language revitalization, Indigenous land-based teachings and Indigenous arts that include songs and games.
Date and time: Thursday, March 3, starting at 7p.m.