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Season's Greetings
December 09
Congratulations Division 4 ~ BC Hydro Community Champions

These B.C. classrooms were inspired by our finalist organizations to make a difference in their own communities. Twenty-five classes were selected in a random draw to receive a $1,000 award.

Steve Coffin

Organization Supported:
Coho Society

Support Statement:
Watching the videos and learning about important conservation projects has motivated my students to protect our environment and prevent climate change.
Project Overview:
To build wooden compost boxes and purchase individual class compost containers.

Project Description:
See above.

Project Benefit:
This is the final piece necessary to link our school garden with the waste from students' lunch and recess snacks. The compost from students' daily food waste will provide rich soil for our gardens and teach the benefits of recycling..
September 10 Alert for Parents

In the past few weeks, has seen a rise in reports from youth involving sextortion. These cases have involved offenders (posing as teenagers) secretly recording teenagers exposing themselves online and then threatening to share the sexual content if they don’t pay money (often hundreds of dollars) to the individual.
In response to this emerging issue of concern, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has issued a Alert for parents as well as a tip sheet on how parents can talk to youth about online extortion:
We also encourage all parents to sign-up for Alerts to receive information on concerning technology trends as they emerge. Click here to sign-up:
Sherri Mohoruk
Superintendent, Integrated Services & Safe Schools
July 04

Due to the labour dispute between the BC Teachers Federation and the provincial government, the Vancouver school district is unable to proceed with summer school courses and programs.

The district’s secondary preview courses, secondary completion courses, remedial courses as well as courses and programs for elementary students will all not proceed this summer due to the current provincial labour dispute.
Refunds for summer school course fees will be processed in the next few weeks.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
July 04
Early Intervention

Franklin is an Early Intervention school, meaning that the primary team is focused on the success of every learner in literacy development.  A Reading Recovery teacher works one-to-one to promote literacy skill development with struggling grade 1 students.  Resource teachers and classroom teachers collaborate to assess student learning and review strategies and support for each student.  The goal is to help students reach grade level ability in literacy as early as possible, increasing success rates as the students progress through the grades.

The team approach includes regular meetings and updates on student progress, as well as a collaborative effort to update early literacy resources and share effective strategies for teaching and learning.

Parents are important partners in early intervention, by keeping in touch with the team of teachers and supporting home reading and literacy activities.  Modelling reading, writing, listening and speaking for fun and functional purposes make a significant impact on a child's attitude and motivation, as well as providing practice.

Resources to learn more:

Becoming Literate Marie M. Clay



October 24
Goal Setting Conferences

Thank you to all of the parents who took the time to attend goal setting conferences with teachers and students.  Parental involvement in children's education is a key factor in children's success.​

September 27
Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run on Thursday was a wonderful event, thanks to our community partners at the PNE for hosting.  The whole school participated with the support of staff and parents.  A great tribute to Terry, and to community spirit!​

July 08
Happy Summer Holiday

​Students have worked hard developing and learning throughout the year.  The summer break is a chance for them to synthesize their learning, to relax pursuing social and physical activities and to maintain the skills they have acquired.  Daily reading of a variety of print materials (magazines, books, comics, letters, instructions, recipes, etc.); writing lists, messages, letters, stories, travel journals; using math to estimate grocery bills, plan travel budgets, calculate driving distances and estimated times of arrival, count anything and everything, look for patterns - all are ways to ensure your children practice and maintain literacy and thinking skills in a playful manner.  Hopefully, every child has lots of time to play outdoors, meet with friends and family, and laugh every day.

Wishing a safe, healthy and happy summer for all!

May 28
Writing Celebration Open House

Please be sure to come to our celebration of writing on Friday, May 31st at 2:00 pm.  Demonstrations and displays of student writing will be on the second floor.  Families are encouraged to come and see the progression of writing throughout the grades.​

May 17
Sports Day Success!

Thanks to Mr. Brendzy working with all of the staff, the grade 7 student leaders, Templeton student volunteers for putting on a very successful Sports Day 2013.  Despite the variable weather, including a little rain, the children had a wonderful time and worked so well together in their multi-age teams. 

Gratitude also goes to the Grade 7 parents who spent so much time and effort planning, preparing and providing lunch and concession items to feed the  hungry massses.  It was a great collaborative effort and we all loved the food.​

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