Category Archives: School Council News

News items from the Gledhill School Council

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

 

PIZZA LUNCH ORDERS DUE THIS FRIDAY

ORDERS ARE DUE BY THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1st!!!

PIZZA LUNCH ORDERS

Please Order & Pay Online:

www.Sagoto.com/gsc/pizza

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 GSCPizza@gmail.com . 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.

IF YOU PREFER TO PAY CASH, PAPER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE

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 GSCPizza@gmail.com.   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!

https://signup.com/go/RGzhQUX

Thanks everyone!

Gledhill Movie Night Poster online version October 2019-3

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Halloween Parade Coffee Social

Gledhill Haloween

GLEDHILL GOES TO THE MARLIES

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 http://sagoto.com/gsc/marlies.

Deadline to buy tickets is Friday November 15th.

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

Gledhill Marlies

Lost and Found Area

Our newly organized Lost and Found area is located on the lower level of the school.

Parents, guardians and students, please take extra care when looking for item so we can keep the Lost and Found area clean and organized.

If you are able, please include student’s names and rooms numbers on their items at school, this helps get items directly returned to the child.

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GLEDHILL MOVIE NIGHTS

GLEDHILL MOVIE NIGHTS ARE BACK!!

Mark your calendars! Movie nights for the 2019/2020 school year are as follows:

  • Friday October 25th, 2019
  • Friday November 22nd, 2019
  • Friday February 28th, 2020
  • Friday April 24th, 2020
First up: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Note: We’re always in need of volunteers for movie night, so if you’re able to spare an hour or two, please visit this link to choose a date, time, and task:
Gledhill Movie Night Poster online version October 2019-3

Agenda – Gledhill School Council Meeting – Tuesday October 15th

Date: October 15, 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 6:30pm – Quick updates & Votes

  • Principal’s Update
  • Committee Updates
  • Vote – Approve $200/teacher to support their classrooms (Treasurer)
    • Background – Annually the school council reimburses teachers $200 (each) for expenses incurred by the teachers in support of their classroom.  Receipts are provided for all reimbursements.
  • Vote – Annual outdoor decoration budget (School Improvement Committee)
    • Background – Annually the school council provides some funds to the school to beautify the school, this mainly includes the outdoor planters which are updated seasonally.
  • Pending time availability: Update on Dream Big Event (Lori)
  • Other Business – Open floor

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Priority Setting: Facilitated Exercise

  • We are looking for everyone’s input into the priorities for the council for 2019/2020, we will be going through an exercise during the meeting to discuss where we should put our efforts
  • If you can’t make the meeting you can still provide you input, please visit the link below and have your say:
  • Click Here for Survey Link

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 – Movie Night
  • 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

  • Thursday, November 21
  • Thursday, January 23
  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Thursday, March 26
  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Thursday, May 21
  • Tuesday, June 16

 

Parent Council Meeting Dates for 2019/20

All Parent Council meetings are from 6-730pm and held in the school library.  Pizza and childcare will be provided.

Dates are subject to change.  Any changes or interruptions to the schedule will be communicated through the blog.

Here are the dates for the 2019/20 Parent Council Meetings:

  • Tuesday October 15, 2019
  • Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Thursday January 23, 2020
  • Tuesday February 18, 2020
  • Thursday March 26, 2020
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020
  • Thursday May 21, 2020
  • Tuesday June 16, 2020

These dates are also posted on the Gledhill Council bulletin board in the front hall of the school, as well as on the Blog Calendar.

Land Acknowledgement Information

As you know, we begin each morning by acknowledging the traditional land upon which Gledhill sits, and where we gather each day.

But do you know why?

Orange Shirt Day is a great day to think about it!

Indigenous peoples have lived on the land we now call Canada for thousands of years, with their own unique cultures, identities, traditions and languages.

Making land acknowledgement statements is a way to show thanks and respect to the land and the people, and helps to make sure that our school is a safe and welcoming space for everyone. It is important for us to be aware of the history of the places we call home.

Today, this area is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island –now known as North America – and we are grateful to have the opportunity to learn here.

So we 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. We recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.

We acknowledge the land. And we acknowledge the history. And we acknowledge the people.

Thanks for wearing Orange today!