Gledhill Council Meeting – Tuesday October 12, 2021

Gledhill Parent Council Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 at 6:30pm

 ALL Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council! 

ALL parents and guardians also have voting rights at each meeting, regardless of how many meetings you attend. 

  1. Welcome, introductions
  2. Council Election/Acclimations 
  3. Principal’s Update
  4. Council procedures update (fundraising, events, meetings)
  5. Treasurer’s update
  6. Snack Program
  7. Meeting dates for the year
  8. Q&A


Join Zoom Meeting
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Or Call 
647 374 4685 

Meeting ID: 935 0152 3286
Passcode: 662480

Gledhill School Council Election 2021-22

GLEDHILL SCHOOL COUNCIL WELCOMES YOU!

The Gledhill School Council Election and first formal School Council meeting is on  Tuesday, Oct 12 at 6:30pm

Make a difference in your child’s experience in school this year!

No contribution is too small. Learn how you can support, chair or join a committee, or feel free to just listen in. This meeting will constitute our election of council positions for the 2021/2022 school year and set the stage for council work for the year ahead. Every parent/guardian of a Gledhill student (including virtual students) have a vote.

All support and ideas are welcome! All meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Zoom details and meeting agenda will be circulated next week.

We encourage you to consider joining us on the council this year as we work together to overcome obstacles and look for opportunities in these challenging times. All council positions and descriptions can be found here: https://gledhillguardian.com/council/roles/

To nominate yourself for a position on the council, just complete our easy form on Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS28BS9 or pick up/drop off a paper copy outside the main door of the school beginning on Friday, October 1st.

Nominations (survey or paper) are due by Friday, October 8th 2021.

Questions about roles, commitment or process? Feel free to contact us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on October 12th!

Elected Council positions​: ​ Council Chair/Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer

CommitteesParent Engagement, Remote School Representative*, Communications, Fundraising, Grants, Healthy Kids, School Improvement, Volunteer Coordination, Ward and School Advocacy, Eco and Governance

Important Dates Coming Up

Welcome back Gledhill families!

We hope all of our in person and virtual families have had a great start to the 2021-2022 school year!

We wanted to bring to your attention some important days that are coming up at Gledhill:

September 30th, 2021- Orange Shirt Day

Gledhill will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day with lessons and activities where students will learn about the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities.

On September 30th we are asking everyone to wear an Orange shirt as Gledhill acknowledges the truths of Residential Schools in Canada, we honour Survivors, and we remember the thousands of children murdered by these schools, many of them buried in unmarked graves.  For more information about Orange Shirt Day, please visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html

October 1, 2021 – Terry Fox Run

Gledhill will hold its annual walk/fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation on Friday, October 1st! Teachers will conduct an outdoor walk with their class and their cohort. 

If you are interested in supporting this cause, please visit: www.terryfox.ca/GledhillPSToronto

(In the interest of safety for all, we will not be sending pledge sheets home and no cash donations will be accepted at the school.) For more information on Terry Fox and his legacy, please visit https://terryfox.org/

Have a wonderful summer

Hello to all of our Gledhill families!

What a year it has been! We hope that all of our families have a safe, fun and relaxing summer!

Before we sign off for the summer break, we wanted to provide a very exciting update on our year-end fundraising initiative! We raised $11, 245 and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing families and community that make Gledhill such special place! Thank you to everyone who was able to contribute and share the information!

A big thank you to all of our Gledhill staff- teachers, admin and support staff who kept the year going despite the many challenges!

We wish all of our Grade 5 graduates all the best as they head off to new school(s) next year and we look forward to welcoming our new JKs in September.

Do know a family joining Gledhill in the fall? Let them know about to sign up for this blog and to join our Gledhill Facebook page to stay up to date on back to school information for September 2021.

Stay well and stay safe Gledhill Tigers! See you in September!

Congratulations Gledhill Graduates!

We want to wish Gledhill’s Grade 5 students all the best as they move onto new schools next year! Students were invited to Gledhill at the beginning of this week to say goodbye to some of their teachers and have opportunities to share memories of their time at Gledhill! A big thanks to teachers, admin, and parents of the students for giving our Grade 5’s a special send off!

Last Day for Gledhill Fundraiser!

Today is the last day to support our students 2021-22 school year through Schools Council initiatives.

Thank You for everyone’s support so far, we have almost met our $10K goal.

Please consider the lack of fundraising this year and contribute what you can!

Contributing is simple: click on the link, sign in and select the amount for donation (whatever works for your family). A few minutes is all it takes to help the Gledhill School Council.

This year has been one like no other. Thank you to teachers and parents for stepping up and keeping the school year going for all the students.

Have a great summer!

Saying goodbye to the school year

It’s been a challenging year for everyone, and we can’t say goodbye in person.

So let’s let our school staff know how much we appreciate all of their efforts over the year!Sign our KudoBoard by clicking here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/wikkXLC9

Please think of thanking staff generally, as opposed to your specific teachers. Use this opportunity to give a shout out to all our teachers, caretakers. office staff, Educational Assistants, Special Needs Assistants, Child & Youth Workers, Early Childhood Educators, Lunchroom Supervisors. and of course our Principal and Vice Principal.


Feel free to get creative!  You can attach messages, photos, GIFs or videos – your own or from the online browser.Want to sign the board? Please do so by 5pm on Monday, June 28th. We will share it with the staff team on Tuesday the 29th.


Thanks for your help in showing our school team some love!

Sincerely,The Gledhill School Council

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Gledhill’s One and Done Campaign

Associated costs for Gledhill’s Parent Fundraiser (last held in February 2020):

  • Costume
  • Babysitter
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Silent auction bid for neighbourhood items
  • Extra round of Jäger you and your friends did not need
  • Bribe to friend not to post the photographic evidence
  • More drinks

Consider all these costs and then consider one simple donation to the One-And-Done campaign this year.

Gledhill’s Fundraiser

Good News: No lineups for Bouncy Castles! No bake sale requests! No sugar induced meltdowns – for you or your kiddos!


Consider what you might have spent this coming weekend at Gledhill’s Family Fest and if your family is able to, please contribute to the fundraising campaign that you’ve seen via email!


We’ve almost raised $10,000, please help us reach our goals so that we can support next year’s student needs like technology, physical education items, parent and student workshops and more!

Gledhill Parent Council Meeting- Thursday June 17, 2021

Gledhill Council Meeting- Thursday June 17th at 6:30pm

Please join us for our last Parent Council Meeting this Thursday June 17th, 2021 at 630pm.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Principal Update
  3. Committee Updates
  4. Other business

Join zoom meeting:

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Meeting ID: 991 1340 5302

Passcode: 329549