Frankland Direct Donation Drive

One of the main fundraising initiatives at Frankland is the Direct Donation Drive, which is happening now until April 29. This is an opportunity for families to donate directly to the school to support valuable learning experiences for Frankland students.

Funds collected from this campaign will go towards continuing to support the initiatives listed below, as well as, being directed to the following areas which have been identified for enhancements:
·Improvements to the Frankland school grounds such as new hopscotch, four squares, outdoor seating, tree protectors and planters
·Purchase of musical instruments for the grade 5 & 6 string and band programs
·Upgrades to the school library

How to Participate:
Steps to contribute to the Frankland Direct Donation Drive

  1. Go to https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com/
  2. Under GIFT INFORMATION choose the amount you wish to donate.
  3. Click ADD TO CART and if everything looks correct, click CONTINUE
  4. You may have to sign in to finalize your donation or continue as guest
  5. ONLINE TAX RECEIPTS will be available for printing immediately.

International Day of Pink, Wednesday, April 13

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.

Reminder: April 8 deadline for Falcon Spirit Wear

Reminder that tomorrow, Friday April 8, is the last day to order your Falcon Spirit Wear for this school year.

Online link:

https://www.schoolwear.ca/fcs/

FAQ:

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.

Order your Frankland Spirit Wear now!

The Falcon Online Spirit Wear Store is now open until this Friday, April 8th. This will be the last time this school year to buy Falcon gear. It’s also a great way to get ready for the fall.

Online link:

https://www.schoolwear.ca/fcs/

FAQ:

  • 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.

Frankland Art Project Update

What a success this morning! Many keen artists picked up their piece of wood and we have almost run out. We will have a few to give out after school today but we won’t have more tomorrow.

If you would like to participate but didn’t receive a piece of wood, feel free to use a small scrap of wood you find at home.

Remember to bring your creations back Tuesday, March 22nd or Wednesday March 23rd.

Frankland Art Project – Seven Grandfather Teachings

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.

Theme:

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!

For more information on the Seven Grandfather Teachings:
http://www.turtlelodge.org/the-seven-sacred-laws/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnAT4LGkfKo
https://vimeo.com/419901237
https://nhbp-nsn.gov/seven-grandfather-teachings/#:~:text=He%20was%20taught%20the%20lessons,Honesty%2C%20Humility%2C%20and%20Truth
https://katherenavermette.com/seven-teachings/