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Events going on at Gledhill

Orange Shirt Day at Gledhill- Monday Sept 30th

ORANGE SHIRT DAY at Gledhill is this Monday, September 30th

It is a day to learn, commemorate and celebrate Indigenous culture and history

Orange Shirt Day at Gledhill

Activities and lessons are planned in the school that will foster students’ connection to the Orange Shirt Day motto of “Every Child Matters” and increase understanding of the history and impact of residential schools in age appropriate ways.

We welcome all students and adults to add your own Orange Shirt to our “Every Child Matters Clothesline” which can be found in the front hallway of the school. Your child may be doing this in the classroom, too! The template to create your own shirt can be found here: Orange Shirt Day Tshirt Activity 2019

Staff and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school on Monday, September 30th to commemorate the day. Any orange shirt will do!

Stay Tuned

Watch the Blog this week for more Orange Shirt Day resources.

Why Orange Shirts?

Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the St. Joseph Mission residential school, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Hear Phyllis’ story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=E3vUqr01kAk

Nationally, Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th. This is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and provides an opportunity to set the stage for belonging, learning, and active reconciliation for the coming school year. It is also an opportunity for First Nations, Metis, Inuit, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Learn more about Orange Shirt Day http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Gledhill kids have the chance to be on the field with The Argos this Saturday!

Children going to Gledhill Goes to the Argos this Saturday have been given a super cool opportunity to be on the field with the Argos during the national anthem!!!

IMPORTANT: Detailed arrival instrucions are in the poster below and A WAIVER must be printed, completed and brought with you.

Don’t forget to pick up your tickets from the school office BEFORE Friday at 3:30pm

Last School Council Meeting is TONIGHT

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. Child care will be provided.

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

Agenda Items

5:50 p.m. – Council members will meet new parents just inside the main Gledhill doors.

6:00pm to 6:05pm – Welcome and introductions

6:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Welcome Portion

  • Q&A with Mrs. D’Souza, Teacher (10 minutes)
  • Q&A with Parents on Council – The Inside Scoop – What time do I drop my child off? Where do I drop my child off? When is lunch time? Is my child going to be okay?
  •  School tour will follow remainder of meeting.

6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

  • Family Fest Update
  • Council Positions 2019-2020
  • Pizza Lunch Update
  • Vice-Principal Update
  • Committee Updates
  • Other Business – Open floor
  • School Tour, Mr. Craig Budgell, VP, Gledhill Avenue Public School

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 – Last Day of School for 2018/2019
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – First Day of School for 2019/2020

“Welcome to Gledhill” School Council Meeting – Agenda

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. Child care will be provided.

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

Agenda Items

5:50 p.m. – Council members will meet new parents just inside the main Gledhill doors.

6:00pm to 6:05pm – Welcome and introductions

6:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Welcome Portion

  • -Q&A with Mrs. D’Souza, Teacher (10 minutes)
  • Q&A with Parents on Council – The Inside Scoop – What time do I drop my child off? Where do I drop my child off? When is lunch time? Is my child going to be okay?
  •  School tour will follow remainder of meeting.

6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

  • Family Fest Update
  • Council Positions 2019-2020
  • Pizza Lunch Update
  • Vice-Principal Update
  • Committee Updates
  • Other Business – Open floor
  • School Tour, Mr. Craig Budgell, VP, Gledhill Avenue Public School

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 – Last Day of School for 2018/2019
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – First Day of School for 2019/2020

Family Fest is TOMORROW after school!

A few notes ahead of tomorrow’s exciting event:

  1. We are still in need of volunteers for a few one hour shifts AND finger foods for our pot luck food table. Please check out the Sign Up site to see where help is needed and to indicate what food you can bring. Any volulnteer questions can be directed to gledhillvolunteer@gmail.com
  2. All food and baking donations can be dropped off at the table in front of the office tomorrow morning or after school at Family Fest.
  3. BEAT THE LINE UPS – Unless it is raining, Family Fest tickets and Wristbands will be sold in the school yard tomorrow before school, starting at 8:20 am. (Note: All Wristbands and tickets are non-refundable, even in the case of event cancellation due to rain)

McCordic Fun Fair

Today the Grade 4 and 5 students from Rm 25 were invited to attend the McCordic School Fun Fair. They were given a warm welcome by the staff and students and were served up a BBQ by a team of local police officers.

For the past 7 years, one of our teachers, Mme Bey, has been walking her classes to McCordic once a week during the spring. The Gledhill students work in partnership with the McCordic students, dancing and spending time together. Their culminating event is Special Needs FolkFest at Ted Reeve Arena.

McCordic School is a Special Education School in the Toronto District School Board for students with developmental disabilities. The school is located just behind Main Station on Balfour Ave. The school serves approximately 85 students with developmental disabilities who live in the east end of Toronto. The students range from four to twenty-one years of age. Many of the students also have physical disabilities (require wheelchairs) in addition to their cognitive impairments. Over the years, a partnership has developed between the two schools and the Gledhill  School Council has been pleased to share a portion of our funds raised with McCordic each year. This year we were able to present them with a donation of $1500.

Today,  Rm 25 was also presented with a very special painting – a collaboration created by the McCordic students and teachers.

 

 

You are appreciated!

A big shout out to all the parents who this year have chaperoned field trips, volunteered at Breakfast Club, and partcipated in the school council, it’s events & initiatives

There are so many little ways that we can enrich our children’s education through participation.

The last big event of the year is Family Fest! Besides being super fun, it’s the main source of funds for the programs our kids love like Drama with Jeff, Scientists in School and Skate Day.

In order for Family Fest to be successfull, parents are needed for short shifts during the event.

Signing up for Family Fest shifts and food donations can be done easily  HERE

For more info about ways you can get involved throughtout the school year, check out our Volunteer Opportunites page on the blog