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Messages from the school’s morning announcements

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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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.

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!

Daily Announcements – Tuesday, February 13th

What’s on this week?

Tuesday

  • Grade 6s swim at D.A.
  • Primary Makerspace (Grades 2 & 3) at lunch
  • Junior Choir
  • X Dance Continues

Wednesday

  • Karate Kids
  • Ukulele Kids
  • Report Cards go home
  • X Dance Continues

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. All decorated Valentines need to be put into the mailbox immediately following the announcements. Thank you to everyone for their support!
  2. Junior Choir begins today at lunch. Wait to be picked up from the lunch rooms at 11:45.
  3. Eco Tigers – Eco Club is cancelled this week. Hope to see you next week.

Mr Currie talked about:

  • Days of Significance
  • Wearing your winter gear

Remember to always be fair!

Have a TOGETHERNESS Tuesday!

 

Daily Announcements – Wednesday, February 7th

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 and congratulations to all Gledhill staff and students for participating in Gledhill’s very own Winter Olympics on Monday. We are ready to cheer on Canada together! (Mrs. Pace)
  2. A huge thank you to Mrs. Pace  for organizing such a fun afternoon yesterday. Only 2 more days until the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.
  3. Free Hearts for Hailey and other Valentines will be on sale today at morning recess outside the music room.
  4. Boys basketball tournament is tomorrow all day at Gledhill.
  5. Attention Daycare students going to today’s field trip. Please check your backpacks to make sure you have a lunch or pick up a lunch from your daycare lunchroom before the trip.
  6. Girls Volleyball – Thursday’s practice is CANCELLED. Next practice is Friday morning at 7:45am.

Mrs McAleese/Mr. Currie talked about:

  • Days of Significance
  • Apples in the office
  • Wearing your snow gear
  • X-Movement is coming Feb 12-15
  • Today’s Field Trip

Please remember to show fairness to everyone.

Have a WINTER WONDERLAND Wednesday!

 

Daily Announcements – Monday, February 5th

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. Today is the first day of our fundraiser “Hearts for Hailey”. Please come buy your Valentines outside the music room at morning recess. Teacher volunteers are asked to come as quickly as they can. Thank you for your support!
  2. Hey everyone! Wednesday is Winter Walk to School Day. If you don’t already walk to school each day, talk to your parents to find out if you can walk to school on Wednesday. Maybe you can arrange to meet some friends along the way and enjoy some fresh air together!
  3. Today is Olympics Day! Teachers, please refer to the schedule. Have a great afternoon!
  4. Folkfest is at lunch today. Please bring all of your things to go outside. A teacher will pick you up from the lunchroom or daycare at 12:00.
  5. Congratulations to D in Rm 25, G in Rm 26, J in Rm 17 and R in Rm 24 who knew that the dynamic term for performing music very quietly is pianissimo. Please see Mrs Bailey for your prize. the new question is now posted in the music room and will be up for two weeks.

Please remember to be fair.

Have a MYSTICAL Monday!

“Spotlight On:” Gledhill’s Breakfast Club

So many great things are happening at our school! The School Council would like to introduce a new series of posts we are calling “Spotlight On:” They are designed to introduce new and old parents alike to the programs and events going on and in some cases, how we as parents, can get involved. The first of our series is on The Gledhill Breakfast Club!

“Spotlight On”: Gledhill’s Breakfast Club

What makes Gledhill a great place to be for both students and families? A strong sense of community, a friendly welcoming atmosphere, and knowing that we are all looking out for each other.

If you want to see these things in action, come down to the Breakfast Club any morning of the week. You will see 40-50 kids eating healthy food, chatting with their friends and the adult volunteers, helping clean up, and generally getting a great start to their day. Every child is welcomed, regardless of whether or not they can contribute financially. If you are lucky enough to come on a morning when program director Jenn Scaife is there, you will see this unconditional acceptance in her warm smile and the genuine affection she has for each child.

This program is funded by generous contributions from parents, Student Nutrition Program, Food Share, and the community including ValuMart, whose support is greatly appreciated.

Money alone, though, is not enough to keep the program running; volunteers are the backbone of the Breakfast Club. We have a dedicated core group of family and community members who give a bit of their time each week to prepare food or clean up. The volunteers enjoy their time together as much as the kids do and if you join us, you will find the time flies by as you make new friends and catch up on school news.

However, there are currently not enough volunteers to keep the program running the way it should or could. This incredible program is in desperate need of your help. Please have a look at the shifts below and consider how you could fit in 30-40 minutes once or twice a week, or even once a month. We’d love to have you join us.