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Pedals For Hope Campaign - Canadian Cancer Society

PEDAL FOR HOPE The Frankford school community has come through again and we raised $3726 for Pedal For Hope/Cops for Cancer. Thanks to our student leaders in PALS for organizing and promoting this important project and to our school community for always wanting to make a difference.  A big thanks to the staff and students who gave up their hair to support a great program for others!




Early Learning Websites


Looking for safe web sites to help your child learn those ABC's and 1,2,3's?

Try the link below to explore these sites that are for ages 3- 10. 



Library Books About Integrity


  • We do what is right for ourselves and others.
  • We demonstrate values and ethics that are good for all.
  • We speak directly, clearly and respectfully.

The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper
In this gorgeously illustrated book, a grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means you "treat people the way you would like to be treated. It's golden because it's so valuable." Though it may be simple, it isn't easy to follow and yet it is a rule everyone should live by to make the world a better place.

IF: A Father's Advice to His Son by Rudyard Kipling and Charles R. Smith Jr.
For more than one hundred years, this classic poem has inspired readers to reach for the best in themselves. With the words of the poem and photographs that use the metaphor of sports, Charles Smith Jr., reminds boys what they need to know most to become men of integrity.

The Bus Ride That Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks by Pamela Duncan Edwards

"Sometimes it takes just one person to be brave."
In spite of the dangers she faced for going against the law, Rosa Parks never accepted the injustice that black Americans endured and she joined many organizations to try to make things better. On that day in 1955, by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person, Rosa set off a chain of events that eventually changed the course of American history.

The Flower Man by Mark Lundy
A wordless picture book, The Flower Man gives readers a bird's eye view of a sad, lonely town where the residents are isolated in their homes and on the street. Finding a rundown house for sale, the Flower Man moves in and begins to repair it. Members of the community ignore him and move about the town. They remain grey as the Flower Man and his house are illustrated in colour.

Gradually the Flower Man has contact with different people, offering them flowers and bringing colour to their lives (and the illustrations). These people then touch the lives of those around them. Eventually, the whole town is brighter, both in colour and in attitude. The characters smile and share with each other and eventually the Flower Man moves on to another place.

The Countess and Me by Paul Kropp
The first time Jordan meets the Countess von Loewen, he thinks she's just a crazy lady. Soon Jordan is working for the countess, and despite himself, he grows to care about the lonely old woman. The countess believes in him as no one ever has. She knows Jordan can become whatever he chooses.

But at school, Jordan talks about the countess. The tough group he's anxious to join comes up with the perfect test of his loyalty: steal something of value from the countess.

Will Jordan find the courage to become the person the countess believes in? Or will he buy popularity at the expense of her trust?

It's Jordan's choice.

Library Books About Honesty

We choose to live truthfully. We communicate and act in a sincere and respectful way.

Honesty by Lucia Raatma
This book is from the series
Character Education and is geared to the Primary grade. It explains the virtue of honesty and how we can practice it at home, in the community, and with each other.

Notes From a Liar and Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko

For Antonia MacPherson, lying is a way of life. If it weren't for her best friend, Harrison, and a tiny ball of fluff named Pistachio, she would be miserable. No matter what she does, her mother thinks she's wrong. He younger sister, Katherine the Great, takes notes on Ant's misbehaviours, which she keeps in a spiral notebook for her parents. Her older sister, Young Highness Elizabeth, says Ant is in training to be a juvenile delinquent, Harrison smells like a salami sandwich, and Pistachio should be put out of his misery. With all those royal opinions, who's going to listen to an Ant? But when a teacher, Carol, takes Ant under her wing, Ant's way of life may have to change. Carol likes the truth and she won't take anything less.

Picture Books
The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman

This book teaches one of the greatest lessons of all time, it teaches one not to lie. It starts when a small wolf doesn't like his dinner and wishes he could eat a delicious boy.  The rest of the story is basically the same as the boy who cried wolf only reversed. This book is one that everyone would like. Children would like it for the cute names and pretty pictures, and adults would like it for the lessons it teaches children.

Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin

Ruthie loves teeny-tiny things, so when she finds a miniature camera in the schoolyard, she claims it as her own and lies about it when fellow student Martin tells their teacher, Mrs. Olsen, that the camera belongs to him. The rest of the afternoon is long for Ruthie, and at home that night, she ruminates over her crime until she finally comes clean with her parents. Having been counseled that honesty is the best policy, Ruthie, with much trepidation, tells her teacher and Martin what she has done. Mrs. Olsen praises her for telling the truth, and Martin forgives her too.

The Honest to Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack

When Libby is caught in her first lie to mama, she makes a decision: "From now on, only the truth." Soon she's spreading the truth all over town -- about the hole in her friend Ruthie May's sock, and the fact that Thomas didn't have lunch money and needed to borrow some from the teacher, and how old Miz Tusselbury's yard looks like a jungle. By now, no one is talking to Libby. Perplexed and glum, she turns to her mama for another lesson on telling the truth. But it isn't until Libby gets a small spoonful of her own medicine that she really grasps the difference between the right way and the wrong way to tell the truth.

Thought For the Day

You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Christopher Robin

Library Books About Co-operation

We work as a team for a common good. We value the opinions of others and show a willingness to work together towards a common goal.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni
A group of small fish are scared to swim in the ocean for fear of being eaten by a large fish. Swimmy comes up with a plan that shows when people (and fish) band together they can fight the large problems they face and come out on top.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
The cows on the farm work together to get what they want from Farmer Brown, using an old typewriter to list their demands.

Chester Racoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn
Chester Racoon is faced with a problem common to schoolchildren - a bully! But with the help of his mother, Chester and his friends join together to help the bully to change.

Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
A young man, tired and hungry, knocks at the door of a house and asks for something to eat. He is refused and so he finds a way to get the old woman to share her food with him by making a pot of soup using a stone. He uses trickery but this story teachers a lesson on co-operation.

The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy
Once upon a time when Ch'in Shih Huang was Emperor of China, there were seven brother. They looked, walked and talked alike but they each has a different amazing power. This story illustrates the importance of working together as the brothers helped Third Brother escape from the emperor who had set out to behead him.


Who Lives Here?


  • Rain forest animals
  • Polar animals
  • Wetland animals
  • Desert animals
  • Savanna animals

This series by Canadian author Deborah Hodge takes a look at how animal bodies and habits are suited to where they live.

Welcome to the World of



  • Squirrels
  • Wild horses
  • Frogs and toads
  • Hummingbirds
  • Snakes

This series by Canadian author Diane Swanson, who describes herself  as a "nature nut", is entertaining but provides accurate information with vibrant photographs.

10 Series
10 Leaders Who Changed the World
10 Kings and Queens Who Changed the World
10 Inventors Who Changed the World
10 Explorers Who Changed the World

Written by Clive Gifford, this series uses cartoon graphics to attract the reader. Four pages of biographical information describe the early life and accomplishments of each of the 10. It also shows a connection between the person being discussed and the one who follows in the book and how the one influenced the other.


New Non-Fiction Series in the Library


Food Around the World

  • Food in China
  • Foos in India
  • Food in the Caribbean
  • Food in Italy
Bright and colourful with maps, pictures and recipes of the particular country or area.


Letters From Around the World
  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Mexico
Find out what it's like to live in these countries by reading the letters written by a kid. Meet their families and friends, and learn about their daily lives.


Canada Past, Present and Future
  • Immigration
  • Political Issues
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Canada and the United States
  • Supports the Grade 7 and 8 History and Geography Curriculum

New Library Books Promote Caring

Caring is showing concern for self and other. Caring is considering the long term effect of our actions.

Non-Fiction Books

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival by Kirby Larson

Fiction Books

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn

Respect Resources

Check out these new books that encourage us to "embrace our differences and celebrate our individuality".


Don't Laugh at Me - Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin

Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights


The Lady in the Box - Ann McGovern

Wings - Christopher Myer

New Non-Fiction Resources


Homes Around the World
  • Mud, grass and ice homes
  • River and sea homes
  • Cave and underground homes
This series presents different types of homes with floor plans and suggested activities.


Kids Guide to Disease and Wellness

Malnutrition and kids!
Pollution can make you sick!
Things you can't see can make you sick!
Bugs can make you sick!

Clearly presented facts with colourful illustrations, these books help kids understand illness and what they can do to stay healthy.


Canadian Industries


Each title focuses on one of Canada's main industries. It discusses its history, impact on Canada and the world, career options and includes maps, graphs, timelines and profiles of people who work in the industry.

Learning How To Learn

Here are some helpful hints for students so that they can develop good work and study habits.
  • Write all homework, projects and test in your agenda when assigned. Get your agenda signed on a regular basis. In some classes this means every day and in others, every week. Parents can check with their child's teacher if they are uncertain how often they need to sign the agenda.
  • Leave school each day with all the necessary supplies to complete your work.
  • Make sure you know exactly what your teacher expects you to do. It will save time id you have to rewrite an assignment because you did it incorrectly.
  • Create a special spot at home to do your work or study. It could be a desk, the kitchen table or your bed. Make sure that no one interrupts you. It is too easy to be distracted and it will take a lot longer to finish.
  • Try to do homework at the same time each day. This gets you into a routine and makes your homework easier to complete.
  • Focus in on one thing and finish it. Do not start two or three pieces of work at the same time.
  • Prioritize your work. If an assignment is due the next day, make it fist on your list.
  • Don't leave assignments to the last minute. You may get finished on time, but it will not be your best work.

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