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Events going on at Gledhill

Reminder! Pajama Day this Friday

This Friday December 17th is Pajama day, come dressed in your favourite, most comfy pajamas!

ūüí• Please remember that stuffies are asked to stay home

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School Council Meeting Agenda including Special Topic: Talking Race

Thursday December 9, 2021, 6:30pm ‚Äď 7:30pm¬†

ALL parents and guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council! 

ALL parents and guardians also have voting rights at each meeting, regardless of how many meetings you attend. 

Agenda items:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Talking Race Virtual Event hosted by Michelle Munroe – Central Coordinator Family Engagement, TDSB

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 960 9611 5871
Passcode: 360529

Or Call

647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588 

Next Council meeting dates:

  • Tues. Jan. 11, 2022
  • Thurs. Feb. 10¬†
  • Tues. Mar. 8¬†
  • Thurs. Apr. 7¬†
  • Tues. May 10¬†
  • Thurs. Jun. 9¬†

What’s coming up at Gledhill?

Hello Gledhill families!  

Here’s your weekly update of “what’s coming up at Gledhill”! ¬†

The character trait for January is “Teamwork”. ¬†Every morning the students hear a quote related to teamwork with the¬†morning announcements. ¬†January is also Tamil Heritage month in the TDSB and the¬†students have been hearing¬†facts during morning announcements about this rich and ancient culture.

Today the TDSB provided the following labour update regarding report cards:

What’s coming up?

  • Thursday January 23rd from 6-730pm: Parent/Family Council Meeting in the school library. ¬†All are welcome. ¬†Pizza and childcare will be provided.
  • Friday January 24th: Pizza Lunch for students in Grades 1-5 who have pre-registered. ¬†Can you volunteer to help at this event? ¬†Sign up to help at¬†
  • Monday January 6th –¬†Friday¬†January 31st:¬†Applications for Junior Extended French which begins in Grade 4 must be completed online within this time frame. ¬†Offers of placement within your chosen program will be made to all on-time applicants in the weeks following close of application window. ¬†Click this link for more information:¬†
  • Monday February 3rd:¬†Junior Kindergarten registration available for the 2020-2021 school year in person at the school or online at¬†
  • Friday February 14th: PA Day **No school today!!**
  • Monday February 17th: Family Day **No school today!!**
  • Friday February 28th: Movie Night at Gledhill- details to follow. ¬†Sign up to volunteer at¬†
  • Saturday February 29th: Leap Year Party- social event for parents, guardians and adult friends of Gledhill! ¬†See poster below for details. ¬†Tickets available at:¬†
  • March 16-20th: March Break- No school this week!


Note: These emails are typed up and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of student identities. ¬†Some days part of the¬†announcements are read by the students in French. ¬†For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English.


Friday December 13th Pizza Lunch Volunteers needed

Hello Gledhill families!

Do you have an hour to spare at lunch time this Friday December 13th?  We are still looking for volunteers to come and help feed the kids who have signed up for pizza lunches!  Come for 1120am, sign in at the office and go downstairs near the gym.  You will be done by 1215pm at the latest!

Sign up and find more information at

Please be sure to let us know you are coming so we can plan accordingly.

You can RSVP via the website or by emailing


Winter Concert Coffee Social


What’s Coming Up at Gledhill?

Hello Gledhill families!

We will be having a slight change to the format of emails being sent to you from “The Gledhill Guardian” starting today! ¬†On Mondays you will receive an email with “What’s Coming Up at Gledhill?”. ¬†On Fridays, you will receive a summary of announcements that the students have heard throughout the week!

Of course, if something important like a special event or a volunteer call-out needs to be done, you may get an additional email with information specific to that!  Thanks for all your support!

What’s coming up?

  • Monday November 25th – Character Education Assembly ” Empathy” at 9am in the gym. ¬†All are welcome to attend!
  • Friday November 29th- Pizza Lunch for those who have pre-ordered in grades 1-5
  • Saturday November 30th- Last day for families of Grades 1-5 students to place Pizza Lunch orders for the 2019/20 school year
  • Saturday November 30th @ 130pm – Marlies Game at Scotiabank arena for those with tickets
  • Friday December 6th- PA DAY. ¬†No school today!
  • Thursday December 12th- Winter Concert- 930am and 1pm in the school gym.
    • Grade 1-5 concert at 930am. ¬†Classrooms participating: Rooms 6, 8, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28. ¬†Also students in Primary Choir, Primary Ukulele Kids and Strings
    • Kindergarten Concert at 1pm. ¬†All kindergarten classes and the kindergarten “Ukulele Kids” group381B06A1-E474-405C-BA7E-69AF3E4A572C

Note: These emails are typed up and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of student identities. ¬†Some days part of the¬†announcements are read by the students in French. ¬†For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English.


Gledhill Pizza Lunch Volunteers Needed!!

Gledhill’s first pizza lunch for Grades 1-5 is coming up soon – Friday, Nov. 29 – and we are looking for volunteers!
Helping with pizza lunch is fun, fast, and easy.  You sign in at the office at 11:20, head downstairs near the gym, hand out pizza, have a slice yourself and leave by 12:15 at the latest (unless you want to stick around and chat!).
Starting in November we are having one pizza lunch per month and you can sign up for one or all of them by clicking on this link :
The pizza lunch days for the school year are:

  • Friday, November 29th ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Friday December 13th
  • Friday January 24th
  • Friday February 28th
  • Friday March 27th
  • Friday April 24th
  • Friday May 29th
  • Friday June 19th
Thank you!

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Help Gledhill Scare Away Hunger

Grade 4 and 5 students are running the¬†“Scare Away Hunger Food Drive” for the Daily Bread Food Bank at Gledhill. ¬†The food drive has been extended until Tuesday November 5th, 2019! ¬†All food collected will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank which supports many families in our community. ¬†Please bring in non-perishable items and students can leave the food in the boxes in their class, or drop it to the box in the main office! ¬†We are asking to please avoid any peanut or nut products due to the many severe allergies we have within our school. ¬†Thanks for all your support Gledhill!

Daily Bread Food Bank most needed items are:

  • pasta
  • canned fruit
  • canned soup
  • rice
  • oatmeal
  • canned stew, chili etc
  • beans (lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans etc)
  • pasta sauce
  • canned fish (tuna in water)
  • 100% fruit juices
  • canned vegetables (tomatoes, corn, peas, etc)
  • baby food
  • baby formula



Gledhill Jr PS will be hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair from November 14th until November 21st.

The Book Fair will be open to students, staff and parents during the day.

We will host a family event on Thursday, November 14th after school from 330 to 6pm.

The profits made from our book fairs are used to develop our library collection, purchase classroom resources, and support our makerspace culture. Every year, our book fair is a huge success due to the support from our wonderful parent and teacher community.

If you are able to volunteer during our book fair this year, please take a few minutes to sign up for a shift or two, every little bit helps.

Here is a link to the schedule –

Thank you so much and happy reading!

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‚Äô connection to the Orange Shirt Day motto of ‚ÄúEvery Child Matters‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúEvery Child Matters Clothesline‚ÄĚ 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:

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