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News items from the Gledhill School Council

A big Family Fest THANK YOU!

The Gledhill School Council would like to thank everyone who attended Friday’s Family Fest and helped to make it such a success!

Thank you to our organizers – Melissa, Scarlett, Chantal and Marni who put together a fantastic line up of fun activities and delicious food.

Thank you to our army of parent (and staff) volunteers who helped to set up, run stations and clean up after the event.

Thank you to our dozens of families who donated a delicious assortment of food for our Bake and International Food tables.

Thank you to the group of grade 3 students who worked hard to make and sell their crafty creations raising $27 for the school council.

Thank you to our local businesses who donated food, tents and gift certificates: Davidson’s Valu-mart, Hollandaise Diner, Oak Park Deli, Time Capsule Cafe, Firkin on the Danforth, Kevin Smith Homes, Hand and Stone, Dance Kids Canada and Carter’s Ice Cream.

The funds raised at Family Fest make it possible to have the variety of council sponsored programs and activities we have at Gledhill. These include Skate Day, Scientist in the Classroom, Drama with Jeff, Prologue Theatre performances as well as  many other initiatives.

Thank you to everyone for continuing the tradition of Family Fest at Gledhill.

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School Council Election Results

A big thank you to everyone who attended our first school council meeting! We had a large turnout with many people offering their services to help out the council this year.

Names were put forth for the following council positions and none were contested, so all positions were acclaimed without needing paper ballots:

Your 2016/2017 School Council includes:

Chair: Andrea N-E

Secretary: Jill K-A

Treasurer: Jennifer R

Eco-chair: Amy T

Parent Class Rep: Colette B

Ward & School Rep: Marni K & Heather C

Communications chair: Stephanie R

Volunteer chair: Leslie V

Parent Engagement Chair: Maxine W

Fundraising co-chairs: Melissa H and Scarlett S

Healthy Kids co-chairs: Jill K-A and Naomi W

Governance chair: Lexi E

If you were unable to make the meeting and are interested in getting involved, please email: thegledhillguardian@gmail.com.

Meeting minutes will be posted after each meeting on this site under “Council” and then “Minutes.”

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25. All parents are voting members of the school council and welcome to attend any meeting. Housekeeping items will be discussed 6-6:30 and main agenda items will begin at 6:30pm. Childcare and snacks will always be provided!

Did someone say “Pizza, Childcare and Conversations with Adults?” School Council Meeting tonight – 6pm

Yes, it’s true!

Our first School Council Meeting of the year is tonight in the library on the 2nd floor – 6pm -7:30pm.

Tonight’s Agenda

6:00pm to 6:30pm (housekeeping items)

Approval of previous meeting minutes – June 7, 2016 (5 minutes)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-Q2J6VjIxSDFTZ2M

Chair Updates – Parent Engagement, Communications, Fundraising, Grants, Healthy Kids, Volunteer, Parent Class Representatives, Ward and School Advocacy, Eco, Governance (25 minutes)

* Pizza lunch dates

* Movie night dates

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

Welcome and introductions (10 minutes)

Principal’s update (10 minutes)

* September class reorganization update

Council position elections for 2016/17 (30 minutes – FOR DECISION for positions not needing voting)

* Update about process

* Overview of positions

* Confirm next steps and timing

Other Business (10 minutes)

Adjournment

Upcoming dates

* TBC once this year’s Council is in place


Each Gledhill parent brings their own set of unique skills and experiences and we encourage everyone to consider where theirs could be helpful to the council.

Council roles are one year terms, so executive positions which need filling each September are:

Chair / Co-Chair – provides leadership and guidance to the Council, liaises with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related matters, and represents the Council at external Toronto District School Board (TDSB) meetings, as required. People are welcome to put their name forth as a single Chair or two people can choose to put their names forth as a Co-chair partnership.

Secretary – provides organizational oversight for the Council, including attending and taking minutes at each School Council meeting, preparing these minutes for draft review, and assisting in the creation and sharing of meeting agendas. The Secretary also ensures that agendas and minutes are shared on the School Council website.

Treasurer – responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statements to the TDSB), and bank account reconciliations. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. (Note: Our outgoing 2015/2016 Treasurer will be available to help anyone interested in assuming this role)

Additional Chair Positions which need filling include:

Parent Engagement Chair, Communications Chair, Fundraising Chair, Grants Chair, Healthy Kids Chair, School Improvement Chair, Volunteer Chair, Parent Class Representatives Chair, Ward and School Advocacy Chair, Eco Chair,  and Governance Chair.

Full Descriptions of the electable roles can found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-VzBmVTEtaGNFQjQ

If you are interested in putting your name forth for a position, please complete this declaration form and submit it to the office before dismissal on Thursday, Sept 22 or at the meeting tonight.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-eVJuQXE4TFZiS1E

We will discuss the role of School Council and review our elected positions. At that point, anyone interested in putting their name forward for a council role will be encouraged to do so and voting will take place. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are interested in holding an elected position or not.

Can’t make the meeting? No worries. You can fill out your voting ballot in the school office from Friday, Sept 23 through Tuesday, Sept 27. Results will be announced on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

If you have any questions about the elected council positions, please email us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you tonight!

 

Reminder – School Council Meeting and Election this Thursday at 6pm (Pizza and Childcare Provided!)

Each Gledhill parent brings their own set of unique skills and experiences and we encourage everyone to consider where theirs could be helpful to the council.

Council roles are one year terms, so executive positions which need filling each September are:

Chair / Co-Chair – provides leadership and guidance to the Council, liaises with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related matters, and represents the Council at external Toronto District School Board (TDSB) meetings, as required. People are welcome to put their name forth as a single Chair or two people can choose to put their names forth as a Co-chair partnership.

Secretary – provides organizational oversight for the Council, including attending and taking minutes at each School Council meeting, preparing these minutes for draft review, and assisting in the creation and sharing of meeting agendas. The Secretary also ensures that agendas and minutes are shared on the School Council website.

Treasurer – responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statements to the TDSB), and bank account reconciliations. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. (Note: Our outgoing 2015/2016 Treasurer will be available to help anyone interested in assuming this role)

Additional Chair Positions which need filling include:

Parent Engagement Chair, Communications Chair, Fundraising Chair, Grants Chair, Healthy Kids Chair, School Improvement Chair, Volunteer Chair, Parent Class Representatives Chair, Ward and School Advocacy Chair, Eco Chair,  and Governance Chair.

Full Descriptions of the electable roles can found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-VzBmVTEtaGNFQjQ

If you are interested in putting your name forth for a position, please complete this declaration form and submit it to the office before dismissal on Thursday, Sept 22 or at the meeting that evening.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-eVJuQXE4TFZiS1E

Please join us Thursday, Sept 22th at 6:00pm for our first meeting and election. The meeting will be in the library on the 2nd floor. We will discuss the role of School Council and review our elected positions. At that point, anyone interested in putting their name forward for a council role will be encouraged to do so and voting will take place. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are interested in holding an elected position or not.

Pizza and child care will be provided!

Can’t make the meeting? No worries. You can fill out your voting ballot in the school office from Friday, Sept 23 through Tuesday, Sept 27. Results will be announced on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

If you have any questions about the elected council positions, please email us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on September 22!

First School Council Meeting/Election – Thursday, Sept 22 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

imagesIt’s that time of year again when we elect a new School Council Executive (Chair/Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer) and a variety of chair positions.

The Gledhill School Council is a group of parents, school administrators and school staff who are dedicated to ensuring that the children attending our school get the most out of their education and time at Gledhill.

Each Gledhill parent brings their own set of unique skills and experiences and we encourage everyone to consider where theirs could be helpful to the council.

Please join us Thursday, Sept 22th at 6:00pm for our first meeting and election. The meeting will be in the library on the 2nd floor. We will discuss the role of School Council and review our elected positions. At that point, anyone interested in putting their name forward for a council role will be encouraged to do so and voting will take place. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are interested in holding an elected position or not.

Pizza and child care will be provided!

Can’t make the meeting? No worries. You can fill out your voting ballot in the school office from Friday, Sept 23 through Tuesday, Sept 27. Results will be announced on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

Description of electable the roles can found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-VzBmVTEtaGNFQjQ

If you are interested in putting your name forth for a position, please complete this declaration form and submit it to the office before dismissal on Sept 22 or at the meeting that evening.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxnaJnOHY6K-eVJuQXE4TFZiS1E

If you have any questions about the elected council positions, please email us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on September 22!

Family Fest 2016

This year’s Family Fest was another fantastic event with lots of families, great weather, excellent food, a 50/50 draw, expanded bouncy castle selection, dance and Tae Kwon Do performances, a photo booth, a barber and, of course, face painting. We even sold over 100 Gledhill water bottles!

Thank you to all of the parents, students, staff and community members that came out to meet up with friends in support of Gledhill. What a great way to end the school year! Special thanks to the masses of volunteers who stepped up to take on a shift at a booth or game. We couldn’t have done it without you! Of course, this event was only possible because a small group of parents who dedicated themselves (and a lot of their time) to organizing Family Fest this year – brainstorming ideas, planning events, contacting vendors, preparing activities, soliciting businesses for prizes and, of course, recruiting amazing volunteers.

It was a rewarding experience, one which we hope you will consider helping out with next school year.

Have a great summer. We look forward to another fantastic year starting in September.

Family Fest!

See you here on Friday! To volunteer, click here.

Gledhill Family fest poster media 2015-16