Let’s Talk Equity at Frankland

You are invited to a free Parent Engagement evening on Thursday March 22nd 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Let’s discuss how to continue to create a culture of respect at Frankland and one that values equity and inclusiveness.

Come join the TDSB’s Michelle Munroe, Manager, Parent and Community Engagement, to discuss the role and impact of equity in our classrooms and playground.

What is equity? To TDSB, equity is about providing each and every student with the right conditions, resources and opportunities to support their achievement and well-being.

Snacks and refreshments served. Childcare is available

It helps with our planning if you can please RSVP:


Equity-vs-Equality-blogBrought to you by the Social Justice, Inclusion & Equity Committee at the Frankland School Council.

Literacy, Numeracy & Learning with Marguerite Campbell – Nov 15th 2017, 7-9pm

Marguerite Campbell is currently a centrally assigned Principal in Teaching and Learning at the TDSB.  In over 28 years as an educator, she has taught Kindergarten to Grade 6 as well as physical education, integrated arts, special education, has been a literacy coordinator and a school administrator.  Marguerite was involved with teaching and administering the Additional Qualifications course at OISE/UT and also spent time as a Course Director for York University’s Faculty of Education at Regent Park Site and OISE/UT at the Urban Diversity site.

Trustee Jennifer Story – Oct 24th

Find the link to her post here.  Some highlights (… indicated truncated section, see link for full details):

Ward Forum: School Councils 101

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Place: Danforth CTI, 800 Greenwood Avenue (Greenwood Library)
Special Guest: Michelle Munro, Parent Engagement Office, TDSB

2017/2018 Ward Forums
Here is the schedule for this year’s ward forums in ward 15 Toronto Danforth. Note: All meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 this year. This is half an hour earlier than previously. 
Many school councils choose a representative to send to Ward forums to report back. This is a great approach to take, but I also want to remind everyone that anyone is welcome to attend any or all of these events.
I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 24, Danforth CTI  Topic: School Council 101

Traffic Safety in School Zones: My Response to Toronto’s Vision Zero Plan

Parent Reaching Out Grants (PRO)

Government of Ontario Parent Reaching Out (PRO) Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers and finding solutions to parent engagement in their own communities.
Congratulations to the following Ward 15 schools approved for 2017-2018 Parent Reaching Out Grants!

Toronto DSB

Frankland  Community School

Building on Equity


(For the other winner=s – see the blog post)

Save the Date:

Parent Engagement Conference

PIAC’s 11th Annual Parent conference is coming to Earl Haig S.S. on Saturday, November 25th.
Registration is opening soon for the PIAC Parent Conference! See what’s in store for the 11th annual conference for parents. 

High School Information Nights
To help you make an informed decision when choosing a high school, TDSB schools host information nights for parents and Grade 8 students each year between October and January. Learn everything you need to know about our incredible variety of schools, programs and courses. The dates and times for all High School Information Nights are available online at www.tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/GoingtoHighSchool/OpenHousesandInformationNights.

French Programs Application Deadline

The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2018 are:
– Applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child), must be completed online between October 30, 2017 and November 30, 2017.
– Applications for Junior Extended French must be completed online betweenJanuary 8, 2018 and February 8, 2018.

Secondary Success Indicators Fact Sheets

Speakers’ Series – Dr. Karyn Gordon

Hi All,

Please join us for an evening of practical and inspiring parenting advice, with Dr. Karyn Gordon.
When:   Monday, March 2, 2015 from 8-9pm!
Who:  Dr. Karyn Gordon is one of North America¹s leading relationship/parenting experts for organizations and families who specializes in young people. She is a regular contributor for “Good Morning America”, “Cityline” and “Breakfast Television”. In addition she writes regular columns for New York Parenting & Chatelaine magazines.
Where:  Frankland School.
How:  This is FREE event, but please RSVP to franklandrsvp@gmail.com.
Why:  Because most of us could use of little bit of parenting perspective every once in awhile.
More info below!


Special Education Conference – PIAC

Special Education


Empowering Families Through Knowledge and Networking

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Avenue, Toronto, Ontario)

To register go to

Come for:


Learn about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) – the Identification Placement and Review Committee process (IPRC) – transition planning for elementary, secondary and post-secondary environments – use of technology – psycho-educational assessment – advocacy and more…


Connect with agencies and personnel specializing in the support of children with special needs/gifts and their families. There will be a wide variety in attendance.


Connect with other parents of children with similar special needs/gifts, the specific agencies that support them and with TDSB staff in discussion sessions. Learn about specific resources and opportunities. Share challenges, problem solving strategies and success stories.

Child-minding and Interpretation will be available through
advance registration ONLY – we are unable to provide for walk-in requests.

For more information contact (416) 397-3529 or email outreach@tdsb.on.ca

Click on the link below the see the poster and get information to register for this conference.

Special Education Poster_2015_V3 copy


Speaker Series – Connected Parenting with Jennifer Kolari

Frankland Community School

Parent Council Speaker Series Presents:

Jennifer Kolari, Founder of


WHEN: Monday, March 24, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

WHERE: Frankland Community School,

816 Logan Ave.

Please join us on Monday, March 24th, free of charge, at 7 pm
to hear Jennifer Kolari, a celebrated Child and Family Therapist, author of
Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid, and founder of Connected Parenting.  Using her CALM technique, Jennifer will share practical parenting techniques that help de-escalate and correct difficult behaviours, while building trust and helping your child become more confident and emotionally resilient!