Family Fest Check List

Hello Gledhill Families & Community!

We are just two weeks out from Gledhill’s Family Fest. Can you believe we haven’t hosted this large-scale event since 2019? We can’t wait to get back to it! This is a community event, even if you don’t have a kiddo at Gledhill Jr PS, you and your family are still invited to join in the fun!

We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a checklist for the day. Simply read below, follow along and your family will be all set!

  1. Pick a volunteer time slot using the Google sheet
  2. Buy a wristband – good for all inflatable rides at Family Fest. Login to your child’s SchoolCashOnline account to purchase*.
  3. Pre-purchase your BBQ items before Monday, June 5th. Again, login to your child’s SchoolCashOnline account to purchase*.
  4. Tell your children that they can look forward to lots of entertainment at Gledhill’s Family Fest. Tell them to talk to their friends about it, too 😉
  5. Buy ingredients to bake treats for the Bake Table
    • Bake delicious treats for the Bake Sale and drop to school on the day of. More specific details will be shared shortly, but you can sign up here.
  6. Tell everyone you know about the upcoming Gledhill Family Fest! Even new families who will start at the school in Fall 2023.
  7. Attend Family Fest on Thursday, June 15th from 3:30 – 7 p.m., eat yummy food, play games, meet your community and have a great time!

*Note: If your child does not have a SchoolCashOnline account, please email for assistance on purchasing your items.

See you on June 15th!

🎓 Attn Gr 5 Families – Grad Party RSVP this Friday (June 2nd)

A reminder to grade 5 families that the deadline to RSVP is this Friday June 2nd – you can RSVP here:

This is a parent organized event, if you have any questions please reach out to

East Toronto Spring Festival & Raffle to Support Gledhill School Yard Redevelopment

On Sunday May 28th from 10am-3pm, East Toronto Coffee will be hosting their Inaugural Spring Family Festival with fun for all!

For the kids, there will be face painting, glitter tattoos and a magician brought to you by Toronto Honda. There will also be artisans, local food vendors and a licensed bar on site. Visit their Facebook Event page for details.

To support the Gledhill Yard Redevelopment Project, East Toronto Coffee will be hosting a raffle with goods and services graciously donated from shops in our neighbourhood. Tickets can be purchased online here with the winners announced in early June.

So grab the family and enjoy some spring time fun in our neighbourhood!

Thank you East Toronto Coffee for supporting the Gledhill Jr Public School community!

📽 Reminder Gledhill Movie Night – Friday May 26th

Join us on Friday May 26th for Family Movie Night, we’ll be watching The Croods 2. Doors open at 6:00pm, Showtime is 6:30pm. Cash only event.

Additional Details Below:

🍕REMINDER: Pizza Lunch – Friday, May 26

Just a reminder that Pizza Lunch returns on Friday, May 26 for those students who have already ordered – new last minute requests cannot be accommodated as the pizza order has already been placed.

This will be the last pizza lunch of the school year.

Grab Your Coffee in the Yard Wednesday Morning

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 24, grab an East Toronto Drip Coffee for $2 in the school yard from 8am-9:30am. We will be set up on the main throughway between the school and Cedarvale Ave.

Cash and Tap Payment accepted. All proceeds go to support our yard redevelopment.

Also show your support for East Toronto Coffee, a great local business!

Join us for Gledhill Movie Night – Friday May 26th

Join us on Friday May 26th for Family Movie Night, we’ll be watching The Croods 2. Doors open at 6:00pm, Showtime is 6:30pm. Cash only event.

Additional Details Below:


Gledhill families! After too long we are happy to announce that Family Fest is back in full force! This is the annual end-of-school event celebrating another great year. Gather in the school yard for a BBQ, bouncy castles, games, ice cream truck, a bake sale and more! Please mark your calendars for June 15, 3:30-7pm.

Information on purchasing food and bracelets for all-you-can bounce activities will follow, but for now we are recruiting volunteers. If you volunteer for one event this year, make this the one (we need a lot of volunteers)! Below is link to a google Doc with a variety of options for helping make this great event happen. Please sign up for 1-2 slots! While we ask that you advise us if you do have your Police Check complete you do not need to have it to volunteer!

How to Sign Up to Volunteer:
1. Read the job descriptions below to find the task you’d like to volunteer for
2. Please fill out your full name beside the task & time slot(s) you would like in this Google Doc
3. Add (PC) beside your name if you have your confirmed Police Check from the school (this is not required to volunteer)
4. Email to ensure we have your email & phone number on file

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Set Up/Take DownAvailability before and after the event to help with getting the event set up and taken down
Ticket Table:Sell tickets for bounce house, popcorn, etc.
Bounce House:Ensure kiddos have their bracelets, they know and follow the rules and that the house isn’t at max kids
BBQ:Collect tickets, pass out food
Bake Sale:Collect Money and pass out bake goods
Photo Booth:Encourage use and keep area tidy
Popcorn:Make popcorn and put in bags, Collect Tickets, Hand out Popcorn

Any questions? Send them to:

Join us tonight and tomorrow (May 16/17)

It’s busy these days at the school! A few items going on tonight and tomorrow, we hope you can join us!!

1. Order your dinner from Dominos (see post here:

2. Then join us tonight starting at 6:30pm on Zoom for the School Council meeting

Zoom Details:
Meeting ID: 933 3174 2482
Passcode: 021108


  1. Principal’s Update
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Fundraising; Approval of Grad Support
  3. Michelle Aarts (7:10 p.m.) – Moderated Conversation with Erin Kuri, Ward Rep for
  4. Family Fest
  5. Other Business

3. Finally join us tomorrow in the school yard for coffee generously donated by East Toronto Coffee with all proceeds supporting the yard redevelopment project

Reminder: Family Pizza Night Fundraiser – Tues May 16th

Skip cooking again on Tuesday May 16th and have a family pizza night instead! Order from one of the five Dominos locations listed below using the order codes provided and $5 will go to supporting the Gledhill yard enhancement project. Feel free to share with your friends and family in the neighbourhood of these locations.

Mark your calendars!