Category Archives: Community Event

Events going on in the community around Gledhill

Help Gledhill Scare Away Hunger

Grade 4 and 5 students are running the “Scare Away Hunger Food Drive” for the Daily Bread Food Bank at Gledhill.  The food drive has been extended until Tuesday November 5th, 2019!  All food collected will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank which supports many families in our community.  Please bring in non-perishable items and students can leave the food in the boxes in their class, or drop it to the box in the main office!  We are asking to please avoid any peanut or nut products due to the many severe allergies we have within our school.  Thanks for all your support Gledhill!

Daily Bread Food Bank most needed items are:

  • pasta
  • canned fruit
  • canned soup
  • rice
  • oatmeal
  • canned stew, chili etc
  • beans (lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans etc)
  • pasta sauce
  • canned fish (tuna in water)
  • 100% fruit juices
  • canned vegetables (tomatoes, corn, peas, etc)
  • baby food
  • baby formula

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GLEDHILL’S BOOK FAIR

Gledhill Jr PS will be hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair from November 14th until November 21st.

The Book Fair will be open to students, staff and parents during the day.

We will host a family event on Thursday, November 14th after school from 330 to 6pm.

The profits made from our book fairs are used to develop our library collection, purchase classroom resources, and support our makerspace culture. Every year, our book fair is a huge success due to the support from our wonderful parent and teacher community.

If you are able to volunteer during our book fair this year, please take a few minutes to sign up for a shift or two, every little bit helps.

Here is a link to the schedule – http://bit.ly/scholastic18.

Thank you so much and happy reading!

Can you volunteer at Movie Night??

Hello Gledhill families!

We are looking for individuals who are able to give a bit of their time tomorrow,  Friday October 25th at our first Movie Night of the year!

This is one of the important fundraisers that we do that help raise funds for school initiatives!  It is with parent and family help that these events are so successful!

If you’re not able to volunteer for this Movie Night, there are three more movie nights this school year that we will still need help for!

Please check out this link for volunteer opportunities on all four Movie Nights!

https://signup.com/go/RGzhQUX

Thanks everyone!

Gledhill Movie Night Poster online version October 2019-3

GLEDHILL MOVIE NIGHTS

GLEDHILL MOVIE NIGHTS ARE BACK!!

Mark your calendars! Movie nights for the 2019/2020 school year are as follows:

  • Friday October 25th, 2019
  • Friday November 22nd, 2019
  • Friday February 28th, 2020
  • Friday April 24th, 2020
First up: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Note: We’re always in need of volunteers for movie night, so if you’re able to spare an hour or two, please visit this link to choose a date, time, and task:
Gledhill Movie Night Poster online version October 2019-3

Thursday October 10th, 2019: Walk-in for Education

Thursday October 10 : Walk-in for Education

On Thursday October 10, 2019 Gledhill faculty, parents and students are invited to take part in a peaceful protest before school. This who are interested should meet at 8am outside the school.  We will be walking along the North side of Danforth to Woodbine and back.

Wear red, bring signs and noise makers!

 

Reading List for Orange Shirt Day- Monday Sept 30th

Orange Shirt Day at Gledhill is Monday, September 30th.

Looking for ways to continue the conversation at home? There are many wonderful books available for children of all ages that can deepen understanding of the impact of Residential Schools and promote reconciliation. The following books reflect on the residential school experience and/or reconciliation in different ways; many are available through the Toronto Public Library or through major booksellers. (Note: This list is compiled from various sources.)

The Orange Shirt Story, by Phyllis Webstad

When Phyllis Webstad turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day, an important day of remembrance for all Canadians.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3683348&R=3683348

Shi-shi-etko, by Nicola Campbell

Shi-shi-etko is a young girl who has four days before she leaves home for residential school. Her family has many teachings to share with her, about her culture and the land.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM254832&R=254832

 Shin-chi’s Canoe, by Nicola Campbell

This award-winning book tells the story of six-year-old Shin-chi as he heads to residential school for the first time with his older sister. It is the sequel to Campbell’s Shi-shi-etko.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2478119&R=2478119

Arctic Stories, by Michael Kusugak

This trio of stories about a 10-year-old girl named Agatha is based on the childhood experiences of beloved Inuit author Michael Kusugak. The book begins with a tale of Agatha ‘saving’ her community from a monstrous flying object.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM369510&R=369510

Kookum’s Red Shoes, by Peter Eyvindson

An elderly Kookum (grandmother) recounts her experiences at residential school – a time that changed her forever. The book has been described as running parallel to the story of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.  “Her tornado had arrived. It rushed up and slammed to a halt just past the wonder world she had created,” writes Eyvindson.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3267481&R=3267481

When We Were Alone, by David Roberston

Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration, this heartwarming story of a grandmother explaining residential schools will bring you all the feels. It’s so beautiful and so gentle, and therein lies its transformative power. Julie Flett continues to dazzle with her highly original illustrations.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3533340&R=3533340

47,000 Beads, by Koja Adeyoha and Angel Adeyoha

Peyton loves to dance, and especially at pow wow, but her Auntie notices that she’s been dancing less and less. When Peyton shares that she just can’t be comfortable wearing a dress anymore, Auntie Eyota asks some friends for help to get Peyton what she needs.

http://flamingorampant.com/product/book-of-the-month/

I Am Not A Number, by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer

This remarkable story of Dupuis’ grandmother and her family’s journey with residential schools deserves every accolade it’s received since being published. Dupuis is an advocate for community stories and it shows in her vivid book, a volume that has made it into classrooms and homes across the continent, sparking conversation and building reconciliation through story.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3461876&R=3461876

Fatty Legs: A True Story, by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Margaret, an 8-year-old Inuvialuit girl, wants to learn how to read so badly that she’s willing to leave home for residential school to make it happen. When she gets there a mean-spirited nun known as the Raven is intent on making Margaret’s time at school difficult. But Margaret refuses to be defeated.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2705408&R=2705408

No Time to Say Goodbye: Children’s Stories of Kuper Island Residential School, by Sylvia Olsen This collection of fictional stories of five children sent to residential school is based on real life experiences recounted by members of the Tsartlip First Nation in B.C.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM249928&R=249928

As long as the Rivers Flow, by Larry Loyie

Cree author Larry Loyie writes about his last summer with his family before going to residential school, in Northern Alberta in 1944. Lawrence learns things like how to care for a baby owl, and how to gather medicinal plants with his Kokom. Loyie’s story highlights how his education at home was disrupted by the residential school system.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM156850&R=156850

 

 

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