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News items from the Toronto District School Board

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.


TDSB Announcement- Schools Closed Tomorrow

Hi there Gledhill families…

Please see the “General Alert” on the top of the TDSB website stating that schools will be closed to students tomorrow Monday January 20th.  School will resume Tuesday January 21st.

TDSB Update- Potential One Day Strike

Hello Gledhill families!

The following statement was released today from the TDSB about a potential one-day strike this coming Monday January 20th, 2020.  The Gledhill Council will aim to keep you updated as we hear information from the TDSB.

TDSB statement regarding job action

Hello Gledhill families!  The TDSB has released the following statement regarding the upcoming job action by ETFO.  We will try and keep families as updated as we can as the TDSB releases future information.–4-Strike-ActionYou can also follow the TDSB on Twitter

You can also follow the TDSB on Twitter:


Universal Screening Process for Grade 3 Students

Looking for more info on the Universal Screening Process for Grade 3 Students going on at Gledhill this week?

Effective September 2016, the Toronto District School Board introduced a universal screening process for all Grade 3 students across the board. The purpose of this universal screening test is to:

  • Provide information to classroom teachers about the strengths and learning needs of each student in order to better support teachers in programming for students
  • Help teachers to know when to bring a student forward to In School Team (IST) or School Support Team (SST) for programming suggestions
  • Improve equity of access for all students to differentiated programming including the potential identification of students with a gifted exceptionality

There are several useful FAQ and Parent Information documents available on the TDSB site which may contain answers to your questions:

TDSB webcast for parents – Tuesday, May 3rd


A message from the School Board inviting all parents to join in on a live webcast for parents and guardians taking place Tuesday at 8:00.

tdsb parent

Parents/Guardians of TDSB Students,
We are always looking to improve communication with parents across the city. Please join us on Tuesday, May 3 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. as we host our first live webcast for parents/guardians.
We will begin the session with a welcome and update on recent developments at the TDSB. This will be followed by a chance for parents/guardians to ask questions. After the webcast, please participate in a short survey about the webcast format and share your thoughts about topics for future sessions.
Please join the conversation at the following link:
Learn more about the Learning Centres at
We look forward to speaking with you on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

John Malloy
Director of Education

Robin Pilkey

Alternative Schools for Grade 7


Starting next school year, both the English and French classes at Gledhill will go to D.A. Morrison for grade 7. Many parents are looking forward to D.A. Morrison’s Open House which will take place later on in the school year. In the meantime, some grade 6 students and parents of grade 6 students may be interested in alternative schools and options.

Below is a list of school offering alternative programs for a grade 7 start. Please check to confirm locations, dates and times. These events begin in mid-January so parents should check as soon as possible. Middle School Open Houses for 2016 2017 school year include …

Quest Alternative – Tuesday, January 26th, 6:30 pm

Students are accepted through a lottery system. Each student is required to submit a report card, a teacher referral and a piece of writing on a topic outlined by Quest. Their open house is January 26 at 6:30.

Horizon Alternative – Wednesday, January 13th, 6:20 pm

Horizon Alternative is located downtown near Kensington Market at Kensington C.S., phone # 416 – 393-1298. Students are accepted through a vetted lottery. Please call the school directly for open house information. Their open house is January 13 at 6:20.

Spectrum Alternative – Wednesday, January 13th, 6:00 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:30 pm (link to application)

Spectrum Alternative is located at Eglinton and Mount Pleasant at Eglinton P.S., phone # 416-393-9311. Students are accepted through a vetted lottery. Their open house is on January 13 in three sessions at 6:00, 6:45 and 7:30.

EAST Alternative – Thursday, January 28th, 6:30 pm

EAST has an open lottery where each student who hands in an application has his or her name placed in a lottery. Names are randomly drawn and assigned an acceptance number. Their open house is January 28 at 6:30.

Delta Alternative – Monday, January 18th, 7:00 pm