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/

Frankland Skating Party is tonight!

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.

Save the Date: Treaties & The 7 Fires Workshop, Thursday March 3.

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.

Zoom link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/8134578721?pwd=dTcwVlEyNmVLN2JTMWFSRnRYQ0NsUT09

Please click the link below for the recorded first Indigenous Learning Parent Workshop that took place in December.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bCzOOk5Q3Yt-2BoyNhJiCkuS5Zp6cf2h/view

Upcoming School Council meetings

Frankland School Council Meeting


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
7pm
All are welcome!

Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: 800535

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please direct message us for the Zoom link.

Join us as we start planning for an exciting project at Frankland that will celebrate Indigenours knowledge and storytelling in an arts-based way. All are welcome.

Welcome back Frankland!

Back to school is tomorrow! Let’s create a warm, energizing, and fun return for all our Frankland Falcons; staff, students and the community.

We are going to make some noise and welcome everyone back with some excitement.

Here’s the plan:

o This will happen at morning drop off tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19.

o After dropping of your child, stay in the school yard if you can for the 8:45 a.m. entrance bell

o Stand along the edge of the school yard, or the pathway. Stay clear of the drop off area, or the entrances for the children

o When the 8:45 a.m. bell goes, make some noise by clapping, ringing bells or using other percussion instruments as the staff and students walk back into the school for class

Safety Precautions

o Masks required

o Distancing required

o Stay along the edge of the school yard away from doorways and pathways where classes walk to enter the school

o Only clapping or percussion instruments please, no cheering

Looking forward to joining with all of you to celebrate and appreciate our great Frankland community.

Message from Frankland School Council

Back to school is coming this Monday. Let’s create a warm, energizing, and fun return for all our Frankland Falcons; staff, students and the community.

We are going to make some noise and welcome everyone back with some excitement.

Here’s the plan:

o This will happen at morning drop off on Monday, January 17th

o After dropping of your child, stay in the school yard if you can for the 8:45 a.m. entrance bell

o Stand along the edge of the school yard, or the pathway. Stay clear of the drop off area, or the entrances for the children

o When the 8:45 a.m. bell goes, make some noise by clapping, ringing bells or using other percussion instruments as the staff and students walk back into the school for class

Safety Precautions

o Masks required

o Distancing required

o Stay along the edge of the school yard away from doorways and pathways where classes walk to enter the school

o Only clapping or percussion instruments please, no cheering

Looking forward to joining with all of you to celebrate and appreciate our great Frankland community.

See you on Monday morning!