Category Archives: School Event

Events going on at Gledhill

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!

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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