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Storytime with local author, teacher and Gledhill parent – Graham Seater

This Saturday, February 24, local author, teacher and Gledhill parent Graham Seater will be reading his book “Would You Be My Tree” at Ella Minnow bookstore – 991 Kingston Rd

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Gledhill School Council Meeting – Thursday, Feb 22 – Agenda and Previous Meeting’s Minutes

Please join us for the next Gledhill School Council meeting. ALL Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend all or part of the meeting and all are considered members of the Council!

Date: Thursday, February 22nd

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Gledhill School Library, 2nd Floor

Pizza and babysitting services will be provided!

Note if the door is locked – please ring the bell and the caretaker will let you in.

Agenda Items

6:00pm to 6:30pm (housekeeping items) Approval of January Minutes viewed HERE

6:30pm to 7:30pm (main agenda items)

· Round table introductions

· Brief 101 for newcomers on what Gledhill School Council does

· Chair Updates – Fundraising, Movie Night, Parent Engagement, Communications, Grants, Treasurer, Healthy Kids, Volunteer Coordinator, Ward and School Advocacy, and Eco

· Call out for Co-organizers for events:

· Fundraising for Hailey – update and vote on January Movie Night proceeds

· School staffing policies (particularly around custodial staff)

· Parent escalation process (recap – discussed in December)

· Principal’s update

Other Business – Open floor

Upcoming dates

  • Pizza Day (Grades 1-6) – March 2nd
  • Gledhill Skate Day (Grades 1-6) – March 8, 2018
  • *New Date* Dance-A-Thon (Grades 1-6) – April 13th, 2018
  • Next Council meeting – March 20th, 2018

Your Opinion Matters! (and could win you FREE FAMILY FEST WRISTBANDS)

The Gledhill School Council wants to hear from you!

Take our brief survey (no more than 10 minutes) for a chance to win a Prize Pack of “All you can play” Wristbands for this year’s Family Fest (for up to 3 children).
What gets you coming out to School Council meetings and events? What stops you from coming?

The more we know and understand, the better informed we will be to plan and communicate in a way that works for you, your family, and our wider school community.

Complete the survey by Friday, March 9th for your chance to win. More details contained in the survey.

Find the survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PXHYYK

(Paper copies are available in the office and will be collected throughout the month.)

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Healthy Kids Committee’s Recipe of the Month – Tostadas!

Mexican tostadas make a weekly appearance on our table. They are delicious, healthy AND fun because you can build your own. Perfect for family and fun with guests! Also, this is a good way to include more raw vegetables into your diet.
I’m sure you’ve had a taco night or two, but tostadas are a new twist to the party. And they are more messy, yay! You can find these “flat taco shells” in your grocery store in the Mexican food section, I get mine at Metro.
If you’re going to keep this a vegetarian dish, use a can of refried beans as your protein, or make your own. Here’s an easy way to make them: Just drain and rinse a can of black beans, put them in a saucepan on the stove with a bit of water, salt and chili powder (to taste), heat and mash ’em up with a potato masher. Presto!
Now for toppings. Here are some ideas, you can use as few or many as you like:
– Cabbage (healthier than lettuce! Tip: shred on a mandolin)
– Salsa
– Onions (green are best)
– Bell peppers
– Cheese (cheddar is good but I love feta, or queso fresco if you can get)
– Cilantro (does it taste like soap, or do you love it?)
– Sour cream
– Black olives
– Tomatoes
– Avocados (or guacamole, mmmmm)
– Jalapeños
– Hot sauce
– Fresh lemon or lime wedges to squeeze on top
Have fun with this one and send us your photos of your best tostada creation! (email us at: thegledhillguardian@gmail.com) Be sure to include the topping list so we can share it on the blog. Bon appetit!

Daily Announcements – Monday, February 12th

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. What a great few days we’ve had seeing so many students supporting our Hearts for Hailey fundraiser. This morning at recess outside the music room is your last chance to buy hearts. MAKE SURE ALL DECORATED HEARTS ARE IN THE MAILBOX TOMORROW! It is located outside the office.
  2. Junior Choir practices begin tomorrow. Attendance, as usual, is mandatory.
  3. A reminder that all gym classes are in the small lunchroom today.
  4. Today after school outside the office, glow sticks for Thursday’s “Light Up the Night for Hailey” will be on sale 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.

Mrs. McAleese/Mr Currie talked about:

  • Days of Significance
  • X-Movement
  • Wearing your gear

Daily Announcements – Friday, February 9th

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. Valentine’s are being sold outside the music room this morning at recess. Monday will be your last chance to buy them!
  2. Best of luck to our co-ed ball hockey team from Grades 4 & 5. They are off to Chester to play in their tournament today. Go Tigers!
  3. Staff, this is a reminder of the graduation meeting today at lunch in room 30. See you there!
  4. Congratulations to the boys basketball team who played their best yesterday. We had a lot of fun and learned together.
  5. This is a friendly reminder for the Eco Club kids who are invited to our waste audit to remember to meet today at the beginning of lunch in room 6. See you there!
  6. Mrs. Pace needs to see the grade 6 ball hockey team at morning recess to hand out permission forms for Monday’s game at Cosburn.
  7. Please come for apples in the office—there is one box left!
  8. Today is the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Tell Mrs. Pace or Mr. Webb where the Games are taking place.

X Movement is coming to Gledhill Feb 12 to 15th!

Gledhill School is pleased be offering an X Movement experience next week to all students JK through Grade 6. Students will be participating in multiple sessions throughout the week. The experience the school has chosen is called X Dance:

“X Dance is a curriculum-based dance program that explores diversity through a high-energy and culturally rich dance experience. Students identify their unique characteristics, celebrate with the I am Xtra Awesome affirmation, and broaden their understanding of how they can make the world a more inclusive place.”