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Save the Date: Gledhill Family BBQ

Did someone say BBQ?? Please save Friday June 17th for the Gledhill Family BBQ!!

May 10 School Council Meeting Notes!

From the virtual School Council meeting on May 10, 2022, at 6:30pm

Welcome and attendees

  • There were 32 attendees at the meeting, including:
    • Gledhill parents and guardians
    • Cathy McAleese, Gledhill Principal and Janet Bambrick, Gledhill Vice-Principal
    • Gledhill teachers and staff members
    • Special guests from DA Morrison Middle School – Marc Mullan, Principal and Laura Little, Vice Principal

Special Presentation about DA Morrison Middle School

  • Marc and Laura (Principal and Vice Principals at DA Morrison) presented information about middle school for families transitioning to Grade 6.
  • Gledhill students will have a tour of DA Morrison the morning of June 14.
  • There will also be a parent orientation about DA Morrison in September for new families.

Gledhill Principal, Vice-Principal, and Staff Updates

  • Ms. Pace talked about the upcoming activities that are happening at Gledhill, including:
    • Pickleball has or will be starting for students.
    • The program X-Movement will be happening in June.
    • Students will enjoy a track and field day on June 20 or 21.
  • Ms. Ahmed presented about the Grade 5 graduation:
    • A ‘save the date’ letter has been sent to parents of grade 5 students.
    • Additional information will be coming in the official invite, including a plan in case it rains that day (as the graduation is planned is to be outside).
  • Janet talked about police reference checks that are required if parents would like to volunteer at Gledhill:
    • The police reference checks are good for one calendar year, after which you need to complete an annual declaration form.
    • Please email Janet to complete either the reference checks, annual declaration, or find out more here.

Parent Council Community Event / Barbeque

  • There is interest in having a community event / barbeque before the end of the school year for Gledhill families; perhaps also inviting families who will be new to Gledhill in September.
  • It may happen sometime (after school / at night) the week of June 13.
  • X-Movement may be able to join to help organize music and games.
  • More information will be coming.

Pizza Lunches

  • A few Gledhill parents investigated options for having one or two pizza lunches before the end of this school year (as is happening at other TDSB schools).
  • Gledhill School Council and parents will discuss the feasibility of this for Gledhill with Cathy and Janet.

The last virtual Parent Council meeting for this school year is scheduled for Thursday June 9, 6:30pm.

Save The Date!! Graduation Party for Grade 5s!!!

Attention all graduating Grade 5 students at Gledhill:

A few parents are organizing a get together to celebrate our kids who are graduating in June! The details are still being confirmed, but please hold the date in the meantime.

Date: the night of Friday June 24th (exact time TBC)

Where: The Legion Hall, Branch 22 – 1240 Woodbine Ave. (on Woodbine near Mortimer / Lumsden)

Please stay tuned for additional details!

Also note that Gledhill parents are organizing this, but it is not a Parent Council event.

Thanks and Happy Friday!

School Council Meeting TONIGHT @ 6:30pm- Zoom Info Included

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/99356832202?pwd=ejFUTDY4Q0Y1OVF3SmpTSUVJUnpkdz09

Dial in: 647-558-0588 or 647-374-4685

Meeting ID: 993 5683 2202
Passcode: 119670

Meeting date and time: Tuesday May 10, 2022, 6:30pm – 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. Principal’s updates
  3. Transition to Grade 6 discussion with Marc Mullan, Principal of DA Morrison Middle School
  4. Potential Council end of school event / BBQ
  5. Other business, updates, and questions

Notes:

Our last Council meeting for this school year is scheduled for Thursday June 9th. 

Agenda for the May 10 Virtual Parent Council Meeting

Meeting date and time: Tuesday May 10, 2022, 6:30pm – 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. Principal’s updates
  3. Transition to Grade 6 discussion with Marc Mullan, Principal of DA Morrison Middle School
  4. Potential Council end of school event / BBQ
  5. Other business, updates, and questions

Notes:

The Zoom meeting link will be sent in advance.

Our last Council meeting for this school year is scheduled for Thursday June 9th. 

See you online next week!

Gledhill Council April 7 Meeting Notes!

Below please find the notes from last week’s virtual Council meeting.

Welcome and attendees – 27 attendees, including the Gledhill Principal (Cathy), Vice-Principal (Janet), and 6 Gledhill teachers / staff members.

Gledhill Principal and Vice-Principal Updates

  • The school is starting to return to normal with easing Covid restrictions.
  • In progress and upcoming school activities include:
    • Each class will be going through the X Movement program in May and June (a program that Gledhill students really enjoyed before Covid).
    • The school is organizing in-school house league pickle ball.
    • A Gledhill track and field day is being organized (date TBD).
    • Sand for the sand pits is being ordered.
    • New mulch for the yard has been ordered.
    • Each class now has a bag of balls to use on the field.
  • Notification letters about positive Covid cases are now being sent to all parents (per TDSB direction).
  • The school yard now has two areas at recess and lunch with the aim to have only one large area when the kids are ready.
  • Staffing for the next school year is being allocated across the TDSB; Gledhill attendance is projected to be 379 (down from 406 this year) which may lead to staffing changes.
  • The school has been focussing on student activities related to hopes and dreams with those that improve equity, such as promoting Black achievers.
  • Parents who want to volunteer at Gledhill in future are asked to either complete a police reference check or complete the annual declaration; find more information about the police reference checks and declarations here.
  • Gledhill is not yet able to have pizza lunches and movie nights (with Covid restrictions changing), but will continue to re-evaluate.

Grade 5 Graduation

  • Gledhill is waiting for direction before organizing Grade 5 graduation; please stay tuned for more information.
  • Last year’s event was a graduation ceremony outside.
  • However the event is organized, the attire / dress code will be casual (nothing fancy).
  • In previous years, parents of graduating students have organized a celebratory gathering for students at the Stan Wadlow clubhouse.
  • Last year, parents also organized the purchasing and distribution of lawn signs for graduating students.

Music Program

  • Students are now able to have music in the music room.
  • Students in grades 3 and 4 were going to use recorders, but that is on hold for now.
  • Gledhill is looking for a piano accompanist for things like choir (with perhaps a once per week time commitment); if you are a parent who is able to do this, please let M. Bailey know.

Gledhill Nutrition Program

  • The nutrition program used to be a breakfast program, but with Covid, became a snack (muffin) program.
  • The current coordinator of the program is finished her term this year and is looking for someone to take over – additional information will be sent out to parents.

In Person School Council Events

  • It was decided that School Council meetings would continue to be virtual for the remainder of this school year.
  • There was support for having an outdoor in-person school event before the end of this school year, like a family barbeque and/or dance party. Cathy will check if X Movement might be able to assist with the dance party component of the event.

The next virtual Parent Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 10, 6:30pm.

Thanks and Happy International Day of Pink!!

👚 Tomorrow (Apr 13th) – International Day of Pink 👚

From the office: Gledhill will be celebrating the International Day of Pink against Bullying and Homophobia on Wednesday April 13th. We are asking all students and families to wear something pink to support this day.

Please join us at 6:30pm for Council Meeting

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. Principal’s updates
  3. Grade 5 graduation plans  
  4. Discuss options for upcoming in person Council activities / events
  5. Other business / updates

Zoom Details:

Join Zoom Meeting https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98593520378?pwd=cHZsVTFIdlVxd3h6T3hma09TbGNzUT09

Meeting ID: 985 9352 0378 Passcode: 023867

Dial-in 647-558-0588 or 647-374-4685

🔔 Please join us in 30 mins for the council meeting – Starts @ 6:30pm 🔔

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. Principal’s updates
  3. Grade 5 graduation plans  
  4. Discuss options for upcoming in person Council activities / events
  5. Other business / updates

Zoom Details:

Join Zoom Meeting https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98593520378?pwd=cHZsVTFIdlVxd3h6T3hma09TbGNzUT09

Meeting ID: 985 9352 0378 Passcode: 023867

Dial-in 647-558-0588 or 647-374-4685

Gledhill Parent Council Virtual Meeting Agenda – Thursday April 7, 6:30pm – 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. Principal’s updates
  3. Grade 5 graduation plans  
  4. Discuss options for upcoming in person Council activities / events
  5. Other business / updates

Note: The Zoom link will be sent out in advance of the meeting (likely by Wed. Apr. 6).

Reminder of next Council meeting dates:

  • May 10
  • June 9