Frankland Community School (Gr JK - 06)
816 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON
Frankland strives to provide 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 become a responsible member of our Canadian society. We are proud of the unique community culture and sense of belonging fostered within our school, and encourage participation in a wide variety of activities. In focusing on academic excellence, responsible self-esteem, and respect for all members of society, our students are encouraged and guided to reach their full potential. At Frankland, we honour the partnership between school, home, and community. We believe that together we can make a difference for the future of our children.
At the Heart of the Community
Frankland Community School is situated on Logan Avenue just south of Danforth Avenue in north Riverdale, near Withrow Park. The school first opened in 1910. In 1980, it was rebuilt and expanded to include a swimming pool, a daycare, a double gymnasium and a community centre. The school is a shared-use facility and works in partnership with the Community Centre and Frankland Daycare.
Frankland turns 100!
This year Frankland celebrates its 100 year anniversary with an Open House on Saturday, May 15th, 2010. A ceremony will take place in the gym from 2 to 2:30pm. The classrooms will be open for returning alumni to tour. Each classroom will highlight a decade; visitors will be able to view archival material, meet old friends, and leave a note. A carnival will take place for children from 1 to 4pm. More information is available at http://frankland100.wordpress.com
School Focus on Reading and Writing
Each term all classes focus on one learning strategy that involves higher order thinking. In Term One the entire school will focus on Summarizing, in Term 2 on Making Connections, and in Term 3 on Making Inferences/ Reasoning and Proof. We encourage our students to be curious, ask good questions, strive for excellence, and apply their learning in new and creative ways.
The Board's Foundation Statement in Equity highlights five areas. With the support of School Council, Frankland has purchased multiple copies of picture books so that each month all the classes read the same book that highlights one of these foundation elements. We encourage our students to stand up for what is right, and realize they can make a difference in the world.
Staying active for life
We encourage an active lifestyle. Frankland has a warm pool that we share with the community centre; all students swim once a week and students Gr. 3-6 are encouraged to join the Swim Team. Running Club is open to all students Fall and Spring. In the winter, classes can go skating in nearby Withrow Park . Gr.4-6 participate in an annual ski trip.
Frankland has a rich music programme. Each class has music delivered by a music teacher. Over 120 children particpate in the primary choir (Gr.1 and 2) and the junior choir (Gr.3-6). The Strings and Band programmes are taught by itinerant Music Dept staff and are available to Gr.5 and 6 students. Perfomances include a Winter Concert and an annual whole-school musical .