Category Archives: School Event

Events going on at Gledhill

Calling all hockey and figure skating parents – Skate Day needs you!

Do you have a passion for the ice and want to see the tradition of Gledhill Skate Day continue each year? This is the last year our current Skate Day organizer will be at Gledhill so she needs to pass the torch.

One or two parents are needed to shadow her this year so that they are ready to go next year.

What is Skate Day?

Skate Day is a day in March when all Gledhill students, grades 1 through 5, who wish to participate, walk with their classes to an arena to skate for a half day. The school council Skate Day organizers book and pay for the arena and coordinate transportation and fitting of loaner skates and helmets for kids who don’t have their own. The teachers look after distributing permission forms and getting 2-3 parent volunteers to walk with their class to and from the arena and to help tie their class’s skates.

It’s a fantastic day filled with so many smiles from kids excited to skate with their friends and many who are skating for the first time!

If you have questions about what is involved with Skate Day organization or are interested in shadowing our organizer this year, please email

Tonight’s the Night! – 90s Dance Party and Silent Auction

Bring your friends and come out to The Royal Canadian Legion at 1240 Woodbine at 7:30pm tonight! It’s going to be a great night of music, dance and auction excitement all while raising money for our school council funded programs like Scientist in the School, Drama with Jeff and Prologue Theatre Performances.

See you there!

(Note: Tickets are now available at the door only)

Silent Auction Items – SNEAK PEAK!

Thank you to everyone who has donated items to this Friday’s Silent Auction and 90s Dance Party. If you still have something you’d like to donate, please drop it off at the school office by end of day tomorrow, Wednesday November 21st.

Big ticket items already include:

  • Marlies Platinum Tickets w/ merchandise
  • Baseball Autographed by Toronto Blue Jay Randal Grichuk
  • Toronto Maple Leafs Jerseys
  • Preferred seating at the Gledhill School Concerts
  • Toronto Climbing Academy Passes
  • Theatricks Winter Session
  • Impact Skateboard Club – 1 week summer camp
  • 4 Tickets to “Cinderella – A Merry, Magical Pantomime”
  • Rithmetic Math Club – 6 weeks of group tutoring
  • Family Fest “Family Pass”

Items have also been donated by many of our local business like Fresh Paint Studio, Hand and Stone Massage, Jack of Sports, Looking Glass Adventures, Silly Goose, The Ellery, The Right Side, Time Capsule and many others!



90s Dance Party and Silent Auction is this Friday, November 23rd!

Dance Party/Auction “To Dos”:

  • Book babysitter
  • Buy tickets online HERE to save $5 (tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door)
  • Consider signing up HERE for a short shift to help out on auction night
  • Drop off any items you are planning to donate to the silent auction at the school office or email

Thank you to all our parents and local businesses who have already donated auction items. There will be a bunch of cool things to bid on this year. Sneak peaks to come later in the week!

Scholastic Book Fair – Our Librarian Needs Your Help!

Ms Kopka, our amazing librarian, is holding her annual Scholastic Book Fair in the library Nov 14 through Nov 21. Proceeds help her buy new books and resources for the library. Parents are needed in short shifts to staff the check out table and help kids with their purchases. 2-3 parents per shift helps things run smoothly.

Check out the dates and times and add your name for shifts HERE

Besides books, in past years, Ms Kopka has used these funds to buy cool resources for the library like sets of “Dash and Dot” for students to use in the library.

This Friday, October 26th is Gledhill Family Movie Night

Remember to bring a water bottle to fill up at our water bottle filling station!

We Scare Hunger Food Drive! (and other fall events at Gledhill)

We Scare Hunger Food Drive

The Grade 4 and 5 students in Rms 24 and 25 have been working hard to organize the annual We Scare Hunger Food Drive.  Each classroom has a box and all students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable, nut free food items. Deadline for donations is October 31st. All food will be donated to the Daily Bread Food bank at the end of next week.

Hallowe’en Parade

On October 31st, Students are welcome to wear their costumes in the afternoon. (Remember – no masks or weapons). Starting at approximately, 12:45pm classes will parade outside, around the school yard, to show off their costumes to other students and teachers. Parents, family members and friends are welcome to  come and watch. Rain plan usually includes an indoor, hallway parade.

Fall Fun Door Decorating Contest

Classes will be decorating their doors in the spirit of fall, harvest or Hallowe’en. Prizes will be awarded for the Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative door.

Battery Recycling

There is a large bin near the school office ready to receive your “DEAD” batteries. Help to keep “SCARY” chemicals out of our environment!