Good morning Franklin Families,
Here are your reminders and updates for this week.


1. Monday May 20th is Victoria Day. There is no school for students/staff. The next PD Day is Friday May 31st. On this day, there is NO school for students.

2. Next, and last, School Council meeting of the year is on the third Thursday in May – May 16th. Link for those that want to watch/participate from home is on School-Day.

3. The Humane Society visited on May 8th, 9th and 10th. Our goal for Franklin is to raise $1000.00!

4. Grade 6 Parent Night for future Sunnyside Students. – Save the date: June 13th, 6:30-7:30pm.

5. Grade 6 orientation evening for future Stanley Park students. Save the Date: Thursday May 16 2024 from 6:15-7:30pm.

6. Please encourage families with K students to register as soon as possible as we have another opportunity to submit numbers this year and it is always easier to add a class now (if numbers/system allow it) versus once classes have started in the fall. An update on class structures will occur around mid to end of June.


1. With the money raised from Family Night, bins and equipment were bought for students to use during outdoor nutrition breaks. Each pod was given a large white bin with colour coded equipment including two soccer balls, two basketballs, two footballs, two four-square balls, a frisbee, 4 skipping ropes, 2 sets of scoops and balls, 8 flat pylons, a skip-hop game and a storage bag. They are being well used and enjoyed.

2. Tether balls were also bought for outdoor recess times and both are being well used. Students love them and are very engaged trying to win at the game.

3. Jump Rope for Heart will be occurring on June 4. They enjoyed a recent assembly on this. Here is your school page link if you would like to donate.

4. The Board has launched a new Multilingual Language Learner (MLL) resources site ( on their website. These resources are designed to support MLL students, families and caregivers as there is information on:

Families who are moving to Canada

Recent newcomers to the region

Current MLL students, families and caregivers

Other resources include on this site include::

Community Supports

English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Literacy Development (ELD) programming

Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

Home-School Communication

Information about Special Education



Report Cards


And so much more!

5. We are happy to see more students biking to school! In order to avoid collisions, once on school property, please remind your children to walk their bikes.

6. Students had a fire drill this past week and we blocked a couple of exits so that secondary exits were used and to see how students react. They did a great job!

7.. Three Part Learning Series for Families and Caregivers on Technology once again.

Part One: Reading with Google Read&Write

Learn about three Google Read&Write tools that will assist your child in reading on websites.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. (

Part Two: Organization

Learn about two digital tools that can help your child with organizing daily tasks.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (

Part Three: Reading with OrbitNote PDF Editor

Learn about how OrbitNote can help your child with reading PDFs.

Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. (

No registration is required. Simply join a Google Meet at the appropriate time to join the session you would like to attend.

Link of the Week:

Importance of being in nature……..our children need the calming and natural benefits of being outdoors and if possible, amongst nature.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Linda and Nina