Category Archives: School Council News

News items from the Gledhill School Council

What’s coming up at Gledhill Jr PS?

Hello Gledhill families!  

Welcome back to school and Happy New Year!   We hope that 2020 is a positive and happy year for all of our Gledhill families!

Here’s your weekly update of “what’s coming up at Gledhill”!  

The character trait for January is “Teamwork”.  Every morning the students hear a quote related to teamwork with the morning announcements.

What’s coming up?

  • Friday January 17th: PA Day **No school today!!**
  • Thursday January 23rd from 6-730pm: Parent Council Meeting in the school library.  All are welcome.  Pizza and childcare will be provided.
  • Friday January 24th: Pizza Lunch for students in Grades 1-5 who have pre-registered
  • Monday January 6th – Friday January 31st: Applications for Junior Extended French which begins in Grade 4 must be completed online within this time frame.  Offers of placement within your chosen program will be made to all on-time applicants in the weeks following close of application window.  Click this link for more information:
  • Monday February 3rd: Junior Kindergarten registration available for the 2020-2021 school year in person at the school or online at
  • Friday February 14th: PA Day **No school today!!**
  • Monday February 17th: Family Day **No school today!!**
  • Friday February 28th: Movie Night at Gledhill- details to follow
  • March 16-20th: March Break- No school this week!
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Note: These emails are typed up and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of student identities.  Some days part of the announcements are read by the students in French.  For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English.


Winter Concert Coffee Social


Agenda – Gledhill School Council Meeting – Thursday November 21st

Date: November 21, 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Gledhill School Library, 2nd Floor

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

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 6:05pm – Welcome and introductions

6:05pm to 6:20pm – Principal’s & Committee Updates

  • Principal’s Update
  • Committee Updates

6:20pm – 7:00pm – Other Items

  • Photo day clarification and communication
    • Understanding of process in 2019 and impact on 2020
    • Can the council help in the communication of these events to help parents in the community know what to expect?
  • Discussion on upcoming work to rule starting Nov 26th
    • How can Council support the teachers?
    • What is the impact on the students?
    • What is the impact on the Council?
  • Discussion about Bag2School Fundraising initiative (interest, timing, etc).  Please follow the link below for more information on this initiative:
  • Upcoming meeting ideas
    • December social
    • February meeting – Trauma workshop proposal
  • [Time permitting] Student engagement on School Council
    • Should we engage some students to sit in on council meetings and provide a student’s point of view on events happening in the school?
    • What would their participation look like?

7:00pm – 7:30pm – Follow up on Priority Setting activity


Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, November 22, 2019 – Movie Night
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 – Movie Night
  • Friday, April 24th, 2020 – Movie Night
  • Friday, June 12th, 2019 – Family Fest

Upcoming Council Meeting Dates

  • Note: No December meeting
  • Thursday, January 23
  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Thursday, March 26
  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Thursday, May 21
  • Tuesday, June 16





Please Order & Pay Online:

Again this year, Gledhill School Council is pleased to coordinate the Pizza Lunch fundraiser for students in grades 1-5 who would like to participate. Proceeds are used to help ALL grades with the cost of programs and resources that enrich the Gledhill School experience such as workshops, Drama with Jeff, and more.

Pizza dates for this school year are as follows:

  • Friday, November 29th
  • Friday December 13th
  • Friday January 24th
  • Friday February 28th
  • Friday March 27th
  • Friday April 24th
  • Friday May 29th
  • Friday June 19th

Orders must to be submitted by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.  Please note that no pizza will be sold on the day of the lunch.  Refunds will not be made if your child is absent from school on a pizza day.

If you have any questions please email . School Council would like all students to be able to participate if they wish to do so. There are funds available to cover the cost for students if finances are a concern.


Pizza lunches cannot take place without the help of several parent volunteers. If you can help with the setting up and serving of pizza for 1 or more pizza lunches please email us at   Thank you!

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!

Thanks everyone!

Gledhill Movie Night Poster online version October 2019-3


Halloween Parade Coffee Social

Gledhill Haloween


On Saturday November 30th, join Gledhill Jr PS and cheer on the Toronto Marlies at the Scotiabank Arena!  Tickets for this 1:30pm game are on sale for $20 each at

Deadline to buy tickets is Friday November 15th.

Bring your family and friends for a fun afternoon out!  Go MARLIES!  GO GLEDHILL!

Gledhill Marlies