Daily Announcements – Wednesday, February 21st

What’s on this week?

Wednesday

  • Karate Kids
  • Ukulele Kids

Thursday

  • Swimming at DA Morrison
  • Chess at lunch and after school
  • Junior Makerspace (Grades 4, 5 and 6) at lunch
  • Forest of Reading at Lunch
  • Eco Club Meeting at Lunch
  • School Council Meeting – 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the school library. Pizza and child care provided. 

Calendar Notes:

  • Character Ed Assembly will be March 2nd
  •  The Ward 16 Council meeting scheduled for 7PM on March 1, 2018 at Parkside Elementary School has been CANCELLED. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact: cathy.mackenzie@tdsb.on.ca

 

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. A huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of or has supported the various fundraisers for our special schoolmate Hailey! The Hearts for Hailey, Light Up The Night for Hailey, staff led baked goods or special artistic contributions from Z and J in Rm 24 raised just over $1000 over the past two weeks. Your generosity is much appreciated!
  2. Mrs. Pace needs to see any grade 6 boys who are interested in participating in the slow pitch team. Please come to the gym at morning recess UNLESS it’s raining. Thank you!
  3. Dear Gledhill – A few environmental reminders:
  • Used batteries will continue to be collected for recycling through the year in the containers near the office. They can be dropped off anytime!
  • Used pens and markers can be dropped off in the box beside the battery bin so they can be recycled!

Thanks for helping to take care of our planet!

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Storytime with local author, teacher and Gledhill parent – Graham Seater

This Saturday, February 24, local author, teacher and Gledhill parent Graham Seater will be reading his book “Would You Be My Tree” at Ella Minnow bookstore – 991 Kingston Rd

Gledhill School Council Meeting – Thursday, Feb 22 – Agenda and Previous Meeting’s Minutes

Please join us for the next Gledhill School Council meeting. ALL Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council!

Date: Thursday, February 22nd

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Gledhill School Library, 2nd Floor

Pizza and babysitting services will be provided!

Note if the door is locked – please ring the bell and the caretaker will let you in.

Agenda Items

6:00pm to 6:30pm (housekeeping items) Approval of January Minutes viewed HERE

6:30pm to 7:30pm (main agenda items)

· Round table introductions

· Brief 101 for newcomers on what Gledhill School Council does

· Chair Updates – Fundraising, Movie Night, Parent Engagement, Communications, Grants, Treasurer, Healthy Kids, Volunteer Coordinator, Ward and School Advocacy, and Eco

· Call out for Co-organizers for events:

· Fundraising for Hailey – update and vote on January Movie Night proceeds

· School staffing policies (particularly around custodial staff)

· Parent escalation process (recap – discussed in December)

· Principal’s update

Other Business – Open floor

Upcoming dates

  • Pizza Day (Grades 1-6) – March 2nd
  • Gledhill Skate Day (Grades 1-6) – March 8, 2018
  • *New Date* Dance-A-Thon (Grades 1-6) – April 13th, 2018
  • Next Council meeting – March 20th, 2018

Daily Announcements – Tuesday, February 20th

What’s on this week?

Tuesday

  • Junior Choir

Wednesday

  • Karate Kids
  • Ukulele Kids

Thursday

  • Swimming at DA Morrison
  • Chess at lunch and after school
  • Junior Makerspace (Grades 4, 5 and 6) at lunch
  • Forest of Reading at Lunch
  • Eco Club Meeting at Lunch
  • School Council Meeting – 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the school library. Pizza and child care provided. 

Calendar Notes:

  • Character Ed Assembly will be March 2nd
  •  The Ward 16 Council meeting scheduled for 7PM on March 1, 2018 at Parkside Elementary School has been CANCELLED. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact: cathy.mackenzie@tdsb.on.ca

 

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. Two messages from the Eco-Club: Hi! Eco Club members are concerned about the impact of garbage on animals and plants. As you already know, 2 weeks ago we conducted a waste audit in the Lunch Room. We noticed a significant number of metallic wrappers being used by our students. As you know, metallic wrappers are man made items. They are not recyclable. They are litter and it takes about 80 years for them to decompose in our land fills. This is an extremely long time considering how quickly their content was consumed! So, think of alternative choices such as baking with your parents and packing your baked goods in reusable containers. Have fun baking with your parents!
  2. Also, Gledhill, did you know there is a Great Canadian Backyard Bird Count going on this week? Citizens like you and me can keep track of the types of birds we see and how many and report it to the Audubon Society. It’s called citizen science when we volunteer some of our time to share our observations. Find out more HERE
  3. Junior Choir is today – Students, Mrs Bailey will pick up from lunchrooms at 11:45.

Your Opinion Matters! (and could win you FREE FAMILY FEST WRISTBANDS)

The Gledhill School Council wants to hear from you!

Take our brief survey (no more than 10 minutes) for a chance to win a Prize Pack of “All you can play” Wristbands for this year’s Family Fest (for up to 3 children).
What gets you coming out to School Council meetings and events? What stops you from coming?

The more we know and understand, the better informed we will be to plan and communicate in a way that works for you, your family, and our wider school community.

Complete the survey by Friday, March 9th for your chance to win. More details contained in the survey.

Find the survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PXHYYK

(Paper copies are available in the office and will be collected throughout the month.)

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Healthy Kids Committee’s Recipe of the Month – Tostadas!

Mexican tostadas make a weekly appearance on our table. They are delicious, healthy AND fun because you can build your own. Perfect for family and fun with guests! Also, this is a good way to include more raw vegetables into your diet.
I’m sure you’ve had a taco night or two, but tostadas are a new twist to the party. And they are more messy, yay! You can find these “flat taco shells” in your grocery store in the Mexican food section, I get mine at Metro.
If you’re going to keep this a vegetarian dish, use a can of refried beans as your protein, or make your own. Here’s an easy way to make them: Just drain and rinse a can of black beans, put them in a saucepan on the stove with a bit of water, salt and chili powder (to taste), heat and mash ’em up with a potato masher. Presto!
Now for toppings. Here are some ideas, you can use as few or many as you like:
– Cabbage (healthier than lettuce! Tip: shred on a mandolin)
– Salsa
– Onions (green are best)
– Bell peppers
– Cheese (cheddar is good but I love feta, or queso fresco if you can get)
– Cilantro (does it taste like soap, or do you love it?)
– Sour cream
– Black olives
– Tomatoes
– Avocados (or guacamole, mmmmm)
– Jalapeños
– Hot sauce
– Fresh lemon or lime wedges to squeeze on top
Have fun with this one and send us your photos of your best tostada creation! (email us at: thegledhillguardian@gmail.com) Be sure to include the topping list so we can share it on the blog. Bon appetit!

Daily Announcements: Thursday, February 15th

Thursday

  • Rm 25 at McCordic
  • Junior Makerspace (Grades 4, 5 and 6) at lunch
  • Forest of Reading at lunch
  • X Dance Continues
  • Parent Teacher Interviews 4pm-7:30pm
  • “Light Up the Night for Hailey” at 6:15pm

Friday

  • PA Day
  • Interviews continue in the morning
  • Grad photos due online

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. Our grade 6 co-ed ball hockey team played their quarter final match this week against Cosburn. They fought hard but came up just short. Making the top 8 in all the south is a big achievement. It has been an amazing year. (Mr Webb)
  2. Congratulations to J in Rm 26, A in Rm 19, A in Rm 20 and A in Rm 26 who knew several song titles that had the word LOVE in it. Please see Mrs. Bailey for your prize. There were so many great entries! Thank you!
  3. A huge thank you from Hailey for all the pink and red hearts full of thoughtful messages and the generous gifts! She is grateful and sends her thanks.

Please remember to help others even if you are standing alone.

Have a THEATRICAL Thursday!