School Council Vacancy

30E090C7-227D-43DF-8C85-7D336C6BD93DSchool Council Vacancy, come and join us!

We have a vacancy on our School Council. We are in need of a Fundraising Chair. Come and join the fun!

Please contact School Concil Chair Jen Volk if you are interested. 


The Fundraising Chair is expected to:

Develop a fundraising strategy to meet funding needs over the course of the school year

Coordinate scheduling of fundraising projects

Coordinate Direct Donation Campaign

Liaise with volunteer committees of fundraising events

Vote on issues as required

Attend monthly council meetings

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.

Council Meeting – Wednesday 7 pm

A reminder that our next council meeting is this week.  Wednesday, December 5th at 7pm in the Staff Room – Childcare will be available. 

Principal’s Report

Olga Ellis

Frankland Wear Update

Dara Speigel

Lunch Program Update

Ali Popp/Natasha Sekdorian

Community Liaison Update

Ally Lumsden/Mark Bayfield

Fundraising – Direct Donation & Rose Ave

Henna Agha

Equity Update

Sharon Schmidt/Leisa Odlum

Ward Council Update

Next Meeting: Jan 17 Fundraising 101

Frankland School

Hannah Arthurs

Greening Committee Update

Alorani von Hahn/Asha Hodura

Other Business

School Council Elections

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the staff room!  Childcare available.  Elections will be happening!

Please read more about School Council Positions here.  

Sign up sheets are posted in the front lobby.  Nomination forms are in the School Council cubby in the office. They must be filled out before 5pm on the day of the meeting.

Hope to see you there! 

Frankland School Council 2017-2018

We have established our meeting dates for the year going forward, all Tuesdays, and they are as follows:

Oct 12th, 2017 – Elections

Nov 14th, 2017
Dec 5th, 2017
Jan 9th, 2018
Feb 6th, 2018
Mar 6th, 2018
April 3rd, 2018
May 1st, 2018
Jun 5th, 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 – 2018-2019 Budget Meeting

Subscribe to our Google Calendar with or view here.

Join The Blog Membership Drive

Help us recruit new members to the FranklandParents Blog. It’s easy! Forward this email or our blog URL ( to other Frankland parents and ask them to subscribe (anyone can opt out at any time).

The blog helps us build our community, and helps make our fundraisers and other events more successful. Encourage your Frankland friends to subscribe to the blog to help share, promote and develop the excellence our Frankland community is known for:

» School and Community Events
» Frankland Silent Auction
» Direct Donation Drive
» Fun Fair
» Pizza Lunches
» Greening Committee
» Ward Council Events
» Educational Events
» Speaker Nights
» Movie Nights
» Withrow Park Events
» Fun Events for Parents!
» Other Community Events

Frankland Community School provides a safe and caring learning environment where each child has the opportunity to reach a high level of achievement and develop the knowledge, skills, and values to succeed. Our unique community and sense of belonging fosters and encourages academic excellence, responsibility, self-esteem, and respect for all members of society. Our students are encouraged and guided to reach their full potential. We honour the partnership between school, home, and community. We believe that together we can make a difference for the future of our children.

Staff Appreciation Lunch – Monday April 10

Hello Frankland Parents!

Every year we show appreciation to the Staff at Frankland by putting together a Staff Appreciation Lunch! This year we have selected Monday April 11th! Food donations need to be dropped off, with heating instructions, in labelled containers. We need volunteers to set up the room prior to lunch, and then leave so that staff can enjoy their lunch hour. Volunteers come back after lunch to clean up and pack away excess food. Details follow:

Monday April 10th

We are requesting Salads, Main Dishes, and Desserts.

Food needs to be dropped off upstairs in the Staff Room by 10am.

Please label your containers, they will be washed and ready for pickup at the end of the day.

Volunteers needed to help set up the lunch, and clean up afterwords!

Please email Henna Agha, and Jen Volk with information on your food donation!