Category Archives: School Event

Events going on at Gledhill

Guest Speaker Michelle Aarts discusses having a voice and navigating the TDSB

Join us next week at the council meeting on Thursday, April 19th at 6:00pm when guest speaker Michelle Aarts from PIAC discusses a bunch of “How tos” within the TDSB:

1.  How to navigate resources for your child and connect with parents who have similar experiences.

2. How to have a voice in the TDSB including where to find information about TDSB public forums and feedback opportunities and how to be involved in education initiatives and advisory committees.

3. “How to” resources for school council – from running events to increasing parent engagement to running the administrative side of a council.

PIAC (Parent Involvement Advisory Committee) is an official (legislated) TDSB advisory committee that supports student success through parent engagement. They make recommendations to the TDSB regarding their engagement and communication with the parent community and school councils. PIAC members are parent volunteers and accomplish most of their goals through ‘working groups’ and the outreach of individual members in their TDSB Wards.


Spotlight On: Prologue to the Performing Arts

Each year at Gledhill, the school council uses some of its funds raised to cover in school performances by Prologue to the Performing Arts. The administration and teaching staff choose performances geared toward specific age groups – Kindergarten, Primary (Gr 1-3) or Junior (Gr 4-6). Typically, 2-3 are booked each year at a cost of approximately $800 each.

Most recently, in March, our Junior students (Gr 4-6) attended “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw” Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy

This one-woman play introduces audiences to four Black women who effected significant social changes in Canadian History. This docu-drama portrays real historical events, collected from primary and secondary sources, to share remarkable stories from the lives of Marie-Joseph Angélique –a slave from Montreal, Rose Fortune –the first female police officer in Canada, Mary-Ann Shadd – the first Black female newspaper publisher in Canada, and Viola Desmond, who’s fight against segregation is to be be honoured on the Canadian ten-dollar bill in 2018.

Prologue to the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates opportunities for young people to experience the performing arts within Ontario.

For over 50 years, they have delivered performances and workshops in dance, music, theatre, puppetry, opera, storytelling, spoken word in both English and French.

It all started in 1966 around a kitchen table, when five young mothers shared their dream about giving access to the best in the performing arts to ALL children in Ontario. As volunteers with different arts organizations, including Young Peoples’ Theatre, the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada, these dedicated women founded one of Ontario’s most important resources in Arts and Education. In that first year, Prologue placed 81 performances in Ontario schools, reaching over 24,000 students; in the second year, those numbers doubled.

Prologue is funded by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Arts Foundation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and RBC.

To learn more about Prologue, visit their website HERE.

This Friday, March 23rd is Family Movie Night – “Treasure Planet”

Gledhill School Council Presents:


FRIDAY March 23rd, 2018 




$1 at the door   $1 POPCORN    $2 PIZZA 

This is a family event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Treasure Planet IS RATED PG 

Reminder – Skate Day is this Thursday, March 8th at Ted Reeve Arena

We are looking forward to another successful Skate Day this Thursday!

Don’t forget to return your permission forms so your child can participate.

Skate Day Notes:

  • Skate Day is for all students in Grades 1 – 6.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own skates and helmet (ALL skaters require a helmet). But, if your child doesn’t own skates, there will be skates and helmets at the arena for borrowing.
  • If you are unsure whether your child is attending in the AM or PM, please check in with your child’s teacher or email the council at (Typically, Grades 1-3 skate in AM, leaving the school at about 8:50/9:00 and Grades 4-6 skate in the PM, leaving the school at 12:40/12:50)
  • Thank you to the parents who have already offered their help transporting loaner skates/helmets to the arena and to help with skate tying.
  • Teachers are still looking for parents to help walk over to the arena with their classes and to tie skates. Parents do not need to skate, but are welcome to do so if they’d like! If you’d like to walk with your child’s class, you can speak to your child’s teacher directly or email the council at

Agenda for Gledhill School Council Meeting – Tomorrow, Tues, Nov 21 at 6:00pm

Agenda for November’s School Council meeting

Please join us for the School Council meeting – All Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council!

Date: Tuesday, November 21st

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Gledhill School Library, 2nd Floor

Pizza 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 6:30pm (housekeeping items) Approval of October meeting minutes – Found HERE

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

  • Chair Updates – Fundraising, Movie Night, Parent Engagement, Communications, Grants, Healthy Kids, Volunteer Coordinator, Ward and School Advocacy, Eco, Governance
  • Principal’s update
  • Discussion: Interest in workshops offered by Public Health Nurse and timing-
  • Other Business – Open floor

Upcoming dates

  • Gledhill Goes to The Marlies Event – Dec 2nd
  • Movie Night – November 30th
  • Pizza Day – December 15th
  • Next Council meeting – December 14th

We SCARE Hunger Food Drive

Rooms 24 & 25 are spearheading our annual We Scare Hunger Food Drive to support our community and the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Please bring in non-perishable foods such as lentils, beans, pasta, and baby food by Friday, November 3rd.  Thanks for your support!

Gledhill Goes to The Marlies!

Bring your family & friends and join others from Gledhill to cheer on our own Toronto Marlies. Ticket are $20 and a portion goes to raise funds for Gledhill School Council initiatives. Tickets will also be available for purchase online. Stay tuned!