Gledhill’s Eco-Club and the Healthy Kids Committee are on a mission to remind kids about healthy & sugar free lunches and to promote litter-less lunches.
Eco-club made visits to the lunch-room to find out which students had a litter-less lunch. Their names were entered in a draw for some fun prizes. Four students won a prize out of a very high number of participants!
What exactly were we looking for? Well here’s what:
1. Reusable drink containers with water to drink (no juice or pop)
2. Reusable food containers. No garbage. (Easy to open and BPA free Tupperware are available at the Dollarama)
3. Sugar free lunch and snack.
Let’s work together to keep the trash out of our schoolyard, keep our bodies healthy and strong, and love our planet!
Gledhill’s Eco-Club runs every Thursday at lunch. Our Walking Wednesday campaign starts soon to promote healthy and sustainable transportation. We will also begin planning our vegetable and pollinator gardens this month.
Welcome Gledhill Runners!
Running Club starts tomorrow – Monday, Sept 12. Students and parents are invited to join to either prepare for one of the upcoming events or just for the love of running!
Running Club Schedule:
Monday: 7:30 am start – A longer run designed for more experienced runners. Grade 1 and 2 students should only attend Mondays if accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday: 7:45 am start – All runners welcome
Friday: 7:45 am start – All runners welcome
5K Scotiabank Toronto Junior Marathon (Grades 1-6 and parents) – Sunday, October 16 – Grades 1, 2 and 3 must to be accompanied by an adult on the day of the race. Junior Marathon racers are encouraged to run on all 3 mornings of running club.
Cross Country – Early October date TBA (Grades 1-6) – Students in Grades 1 and 2 will practice at morning recess in the schoolyard, Grades 3-6 will practice on Running Club mornings 3 days a week. Note: Cross country is the only competitive school athletic team open to our grades 1 and 2, so it’s a great chance for them to get involved.
Permission forms are out for Running Club, Cross-Country and the Junior Marathon 5K. They can be found in the office, and at the door of room 26 on the third floor.
From our parent council chair Mark Fowle:
The scenery we pass through on the early morning runs with Coach Scaife’s running club is beautiful.
It’s never to late to join (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30)…
Is your child interested in dancing? Well, the Folk Dance Club may be just the thing to burn off that extra energy! Children in grades 2-6 are invited to join the Folk Dance Club, which will meet Mondays at lunch starting on February 3rd. Please fill out the Folk Dance Club Permission Form by Wednesday January 29th.
The Gledhill Running Club started this week.
We have many participants, students as well as family members. Primary students (grades 1 to 3) run on Tuesday morning and the Juniors (grades 4 to 6) run on Thursdays.
We meet at the Terry Fox doors at 7:45am … please feel free to join us.