AN UPDATE FROM THE GLEDHILL PARENT COUNCIL
It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 weeks since we’ve been together at school!
We hope everyone is doing well and finding your way through this new (temporary) normal. We sure miss seeing all the kids and staff, and chatting with our fellow parents and caregivers.
As you can imagine, lots of things have been up in the air as we await updates from the Ministry of Education. (The TDSB and our school administration often learn new developments at the same time we do.)
We did want to provide a few updates on some decision that have been made…
1) Pizza Lunches
Clearly, we had an abrupt end to our planned Pizza Lunches. In order to make sure you get your money’s worth, we will be rolling over any previously paid pizza lunch orders to the fall of next year for returning students. Should your child not be returning to Gledhill next year and you wish to receive a refund, please contact the Pizza Lunch team at GSCPizza@gmail.com by Friday, May 29th.
2) Family Fest
Much to our disappointment, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Family Fest for this year. We will miss this opportunity for fun, community building, and fundraising for our amazing Council-supported events, but we know you understand. We hope to be back next year – better than ever!
3) Parent Council Meetings
In conjunction with the school administration team, we have made the decision to cancel all remaining Parent Council meetings for this school year. We were concerned about accessibility of all parents to join us remotely, and are obviously rather restricted in what we can do/plan for currently. We hope to re-group before the (hopeful) return to school in the fall, and will communicate any plans via the blog and Facebook page.
We know that this is a time of many unknowns, especially as we near the end of the school year which brings with it many transitions. Rest assured that our school administration team is hard at work supporting families and planning for next year. We know that things like graduations, Kindergarten orientations, and orientations/open houses to DA Morrison and other special placements would typically be happening at this time of year. These items are on the radar of staff and plans will be communicated to relevant families as they become clear.
Stay tuned for information on a council-led creative expression initiative coming soon. We hope you’ll participate.
Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, a big THANK YOU to the school staff, teachers, custodians and administration team for your continued hard work during these unprecedented times.
Until we meet again, take good care!
Gledhill Parent Council