Category Archives: School Council News

News items from the Gledhill School Council

Big Family Fest “Thank yous”

Last Friday we had amazing weather and a fantastic turnout to Gledhill’s Annual Family Fest. Each year the event raises valuable funds for the school council supported programs and initiatives including Drama with Jeff, Scientists in School and Skate Day.

We’d like to say a few important thank yous:

THANK YOU to all the local businesses who contributed to the day including Davidson’s valu-mart who donated all the food for the BBQ, Kevin Smith for donating the loot bag contents, the Fire Station on Woodbine for visiting with their truck and Toronto Water for sending the water truck.

THANK YOU to all the familes who attended the event and supported this important fundraiser.

THANK YOU to Andrea A and her team of parent volunteers who helped set up, man the stations and clean up afterwards.

THANK YOU to everyone who baked and cooked for the food tables.

And finally, a HUGE THANK YOU to Chantal, Marni, Scarlett and Melissa who have worked so hard to organize and run many of our fundraisers over the last few years!

Day of Pink at Gledhill

The entrepreneurial spirit and poster making game was strong  in the halls at Gledhill this morning – all in the name of the Day of Pink.

 

Today – Wed, April 10th, is the Day of Pink

“The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. We invite everyone to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in their workplaces, schools and communities.”

Gledhill is celebrating this day in several ways:

  • Students are encouraged to wear PINK today
  • The Grade 4s and 5 have been busy baking and will be selling their treats in the hallways before lunch today to students Grade 1 and older. All proceeds from the sale will go to www.dayofpink.org. Items will range in price from $0.25 – $1.00.
  • Grades 4 and 5 students will host “Kindie Buddy chats” with the kindergarten students to talk about friendship and kindness.

New Gym Mats and Gymnastics Equipment

The next time you’re in the gym you’ll see the walls have some amazing new mats, and students will have use of new gymnastics equipment.

Thanks to your support and participation in activities such as Marlies, Silent Auction, Dance-A-Thon and Family Fest the Gledhill School Council was proud to support Mr. Webb and the Physical Education team with the purchase of new mats and gymnastics equipment. This new equipment puts the school a step ahead and provides children with more age appropriate and safe activities in their physical education classes.

Want to know more about what the Gledhill School Council does? Everyone in the parent community is a member of the council and welcome to attend the meetings. The next meeting is Tuesday April 16th in the school library, we hope to see you there!

Agenda for Tuesday’s Council Meeting (inc. Hot Lunch Program Presentations)

Agenda for December 2018’s School Council meeting

Date: December 11, 2018

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

ALL Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council!

Location: Gledhill School Library, 2nd Floor

Pizza will be served.  Childcare will be provided.

 If your children are attending, please stay to help clean up the space that they are in when the meeting is over.

Note if the door is locked – please ring the bell and the caretaker will let you in.

Agenda Items

6:00pm to 6:15pm – Welcome and introductions

6:15pm to 7:30pm (main agenda items)

  • Gledhill Gym Discussion – Mr. Webb and Mrs. Pace
  • Hot Lunch Program Presentation
  • Principal’s Update
  • Committee Updates
  • Other Business – Open floor

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, December 14, 2018 – Movie Night
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 – Movie Night
  • Friday, June 14th, 2019 – Family Fest

Upcoming Council Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, January 17
  • Tuesday, February 19
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Tuesday, April 16
  • Thursday, May 16
  • Tuesday, June 18

 

Press the EASY button tonight with Gledhill Family Movie Night – Pizza, Popcorn and a Movie

**Don’t forget your refillable water bottle to use at our filling station.**

First School Council Meeting is this Thursday, Sept 20th at 6PM

This Thursday is the Gledhill School Council’s first meeting and its practically a date night!

Childcare and pizza will be provided and parents can can come learn about who the council is and what it does.

At this meeting, the elected council positions of Chair/Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer will be filled and parents will have the opportunity to join one of our many committees.

New and returning Gledhill families are encouraged to come and get involved or just listen in to hear what the council’s all about.

Click HERE for a full list of elected roles and committees

If you have questions or are interested in putting your name forth for an elected position, please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

Agenda 

ALL Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council!

Date: Thursday, September 20th

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Gledhill School Library, 2nd Floor

Pizza will be served. Childcare will be provided.

Note if the door is locked – please ring the bell and the caretaker will let you in.

Agenda Items

6:00pm to 6:15pm – Welcome and introductions from last year’s committee

6:15pm to 7:30pm (main agenda items)

Discuss council roles: Chair & Co-chair, Secretary, Treasurer

Discuss Committee Lead Roles: Parent Engagement, Communications, Fundraising, Grants, Healthy Kids, School Improvement, Volunteer Coordination, Ward & School Advocacy, Eco and Governance

  • Vote for each role

Principal’s update

Other Business – Open floor

Upcoming dates

  • September 28 – School wide Terry Fox Run
  • October 1 – Orange Shirt Day
  • March 30 – Gledhill Goes to the  Marlies
  •  June 14th – Family Fest