Category Archives: School Event

Events going on at Gledhill

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Don’t forget your reusable mugs tomorrow morning – It’s Coffee and Conversation!

Last Minute Family Fest Tips

Family Fest is tomorrow! The organizers have been working hard and are looking forward to a great afternoon of FUN and FOOD!!!

Things to bring to Family Fest:

  1. Reusable Water Bottles – As part of our commitment to our Eco-School goals, bottled water will not be sold. Our water bottle filling fountain in the school basement will be accessible during the event.
  2. Picnic blankets or folding chairs – Due to the graduation set up, we will not have access to the usual number of chairs for people to use while eating.

Other Notes:

  1. Skip the line ups! Tickets and wristbands will be sold in the schoolyard before school tomorrow starting at 8:00am.
  2. If you find yourself able to volunteer at the last minute tomorrow, your help will be much appreciated. Speak to someone at the volunteer table and they will let you know where help is needed. If you have volunteer questions email gledhillvolunteer@gmail.com
  3. We have many who have committed to Bake Table items, but our International Table is still in need of savoury finger foods or salads that can be sold at $1 a serving. Last minute contributions are welcome!
  4. Food for the Bake Table and International Food Table can be dropped off at the office in the morning or directly to the tables in the schoolyard at the beginning of Family Fest at 3:20pm. (please note that items needing refrigeration should be dropped off directly to the event after school).

 

It takes a VILLAGE – Family Fest needs you!

Thank you to those who have already signed up telling us how they can help out at next Friday’s Family Fest. There are still some crucial gaps that need filling:

  1. Sign up for a shift (or two): This year the shifts are in one hour blocks so you can customize your evening. Have fun with your kids and help out for short time. We need parents to do things like sell food, supervise bouncy castles and help with clean up.
  2. Bring Food: Our International Foods Table needs savoury finger foods and salads that can be sold for $1 a serving.

Letting the organizers know how you can help is easy. Check out the online sign up HERE

If you have questions about what help is needed or prefer not to use the online sign up tool you can also contact  gledhillvolunteer@gmail.com

 

Family Fest is 10 days away! – Help Wanted

Our much anticipated Family Fest is only 10 days away! Next Friday, June 22 after school, the school yard will be transformed into a sea of bouncy castles, delicious food and fun!

Family Fest is one of the school council’s primary fundraisers to support the things our kids love like Drama with Jeff, Scientist in the School and Skate Day.

The event is made possible with the help of our fantastic parent community. How can you help?

  1. Sign up for a shift (or two): This year the shifts are in one hour blocks so you can customize your evening. Have fun with your kids and help out for short time. We need parents to do things like sell tickets & food, supervise bouncy castles and help with set up and clean up.
  2. Bring Food: Our International Foods Table needs finger foods and other items that can be sold for a $1 a serving.
  3. Bring Baking: Our Bake Table needs to be stocked with yummy goodies.

Letting the organizers know how you can help is easy. Check out the online sign up HERE

If you have questions about what help is needed or prefer not to use the online sign up tool you can also contact  gledhillvolunteer@gmail.com

 

Bike Rally Success – Thank you!

This morning’s Bike Rally was a huge success. The weather was perfect and the kids had fun learning bike safety and improving skills in the school yard.

Thank you to Officer John and his team of officers who helped organize and run our bike activity stations.

Several of the officers remarked at the large turnout of parents and how smoothly it ran with so many hands on deck. Thank you so much to all the parents who came to help out! Your help running stations and keeping the bikers organized was really appreciated. The kids had a great time and hopefully learned a few things.

Thank you to Mr. Currie for all his behind the scenes organizing, collecting permission forms and colour groupings.

Finally, thank you to Steve, with Velofix for donating his time and bringing his mobile bike shop to our event. He, along with several parents were our “Bike and Helmet Check” station. Kids got their helmets adjusted, brakes tested and tires pumped.

 

Bike Rally – FAQs

Bike Rally is tomorrow! In order to participate, students need to have brought in their permission form and have a bike helmet and bicycle.

Session #1: Grades 1, 2 and 3  – 8:50 – 10:05 am

Session #2: Grades 4, 5 and 6 – 10:20 – 11:30 am 

Thank you to all the parents who have indicated on their forms ans emailed that they will volunteer. We appreciate your help and look forward to your assistance tomorrow. We will meet at the back of the school after drop off at 8:40am and get organized.

The students will be rotating through stations. We will need some parents to stay at specific stations and others to stick with classes as they rotate around the yard. IMPORTANT: For safety, students are required to dismount from their bikes and WALK them from station to station. Parents please discuss this with your children if you have a chance this evening.

Velofix will be with us to help kids with any last minute tune up needs.

Students should bring their bikes in the morning and park them in the indicated areas at the back of the school. Each class has been assigned a colour. Colours are marked in chalk on the brick of the school.

Primary Colours (Grades 1-3) – bikes will be parked between Doors 4 and 5

D’Souza and McPherson – BLUE

Meecham and Grandguillot – RED

Werbin and Roshi – GREEN

Smith and Leclerc- PURPLE

Easton- BLACK

Sorin – YELLOW

Dumont – ORANGE

Junior Colours (Grades 4-6) – bikes will be parked between Doors 5A and 5

Chitayat – BLUE

Ahmad and Martineau – RED

Woods – GREEN

Barron – BLACK

Bey – PURPLE

After the morning bike rally sessions, students will be parking their bikes in the school gym in similarly marked areas by colours to be picked up after school.

If you have Bike Rally questions, please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

 

Graphic Novel Book Fair at Gledhill!

Thank you to all students, parents and staff for supporting our first French language resource book fair by Librarie Mosaique!

The book fair was a great success and we acquired a number of high quality French pictures books, novels and non-fiction books for our library. All of these resources will be added to our collection and available to students in September.

Our next book fair will take place on June 12th and 13th. It will be offered by Beguiling and it will feature graphic novels for all ages in English, with a selection of books in French. Here is their website: http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/

Book Fair Date: Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th

Times: 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 12:35 – 3:20 (closed at recess!)

After School Event: The Book Fair will be open on Tuesday, June 12th, from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Location: Library (2nd Floor)

If you are interested in helping out during school hours and/or after school, please contact Ms Kopka.