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Holiday Gift Giving Recommendations

Planning a holiday teacher gift this year?

Please see the following communication from the TDSB re: Holiday Gift Giving recommendations


To support safe gift giving this year, Toronto Public Health makes the following recommendations:
· Consider gift cards as gifts.
· Consider donations to charitable organizations in lieu of gifts.
· When giving a teacher a gift, look for items that can be wiped down or ensure that the gift can be quarantined for 3 days prior to opening it. The teacher is to practice hand hygiene before and after touching the gift.

Agenda for School Council Meeting – Tuesday December 1st @ 630pm

Gledhill Parent Council Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Please note that because we are welcoming a speaker from Toronto Public Health, we will be starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.

  1. Toronto Public Health (TPH) Speaker – 45 minutes
  2. Principal Update – 10 minutes
  3. Fundraising (Lindsay Tarvit) – Highlight of 2020/2021 ideas – 10 minutes
  4. Engagement of Virtual Students and Families (Sandi King) – 10 minutes
  5. School Improvement Items (Erin Spencer) – 10 minutes:
    1. Peace Tree
    2. School Safety – Fence
    3. Yoga
  6. Class Hampers Idea (Marisa Silver) – if time permits

Call-In Details:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/97476060194?pwd=R3RDd1BnU1lycVNpUVovWVZXNG1xZz09

Meeting ID: 974 7606 0194

Passcode: 552918

Or Dial by your location

        +1 647 558 0588 Canada

        +1 778 907 2071 Canada

        +1 647 374 4685 Canada

Meeting ID: 974 7606 0194

Passcode: 552918

Tuesday Dec 1st , School Council Meeting

Join us on December 1st at 6:30pm where our School Council meeting will include a presentation from Toronto Public Health.

Topics will include: 

TPH and how we support TDSB schools

Facts about COVID-19

How to keep children safe at school

Credible sources of information

If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please submit them to thegledhillguardian@gmail.com by Friday at 2pm.

Meeting agenda and Zoom link will be circulated on Thursday.

Hope to “see” you there!

2020/21 School Council Meeting Dates

Check out this link for the dates we have set for our 2020/21 Council Meetings. These meetings will be done virtually this year and zoom links will be sent out prior to the meeting dates. Open to all Gledhill families!!

https://gledhillguardian.com/council/executive/

We also have a list of the council member for this year. Some roles still need to be filed and all committees are open to new members joining now or later on in the school year!

Please reach out if you are interested in learning more about committees to our email: thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

November 5 – Council Minutes

Attached is a link to the minutes for the School Council meeting that took place on November 5th.

Next School Council meeting will take place virtually- date and link will be posted soon!

This Thurs Nov 5- Gledhill School Council Elections and Meeting

Gledhill School Council Elections and Meeting 

Date: Thursday November 5, 2020

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Zoom meeting

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/92361910367?pwd=U0dZNm01bzJnMEZXUVcyUFVZSWh3dz09

Meeting ID: 923 6191 0367

Passcode: 152733

Or call in: (647) 558- 0588 

Here is the meeting agenda: https://gledhillguardian.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/meeting-agenda-nov-5-2020.pdf

2020 Pizza Lunch Update

Hello Parents and Guardians,

As you are aware, due to COVID-19 and the schools closing in March the remaining 4 pizza lunches from the last school year had to be cancelled. With the current changes to school regulations due to the virus, volunteers are not allowed to enter the school and all pizza lunches have been cancelled by TDSB for this school year.


You have the option of getting a refund or donating your balance to the school council. As you know the council is unable to fundraise at this current time, however with the money that was raised last year from the pizza lunches and other events, we as a council have so far bought Brita water filters for every classroom and mats for the wellness room. We would love to continue helping our teachers and school as much as possible.

If you decide that you would like a refund, please email GSCPIZZA@GMAIL.COM  and a refund will be issued to you by cheque. 
If you choose to donate your funds there is no need to email us as we will consider no response as a donation to the council.


Thank you all for supporting the pizza lunch program. We will be back when this is all over! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the lunches.

Stay safe everyone.
Gledhill School Council Pizza Lunch team

Reminder- Gledhill School Council Election

The Gledhill School Council Election and first formal School Council meeting is on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm

We encourage you to consider joining us on the council this year as we work together to overcome obstacles and look for opportunities in this unprecedented year. All council positions and descriptions can be found here: https://gledhillguardian.com/council/roles/

To nominate yourself for a position on the council, just complete our easy form on Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJBZNPX  or pick up/submit a paper copy outside the main door of the school beginning on Friday, Oct 23rd.

Nominations (survey or paper) are due by Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Questions about roles, commitment or process? Feel free to contact us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on November 5th!

Gledhill School Council Election

GLEDHILL SCHOOL COUNCIL WELCOMES YOU!

The Gledhill School Council Election and first formal School Council meeting is on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm

Make a difference in your child’s experience in school this year!

No contribution is too small. Learn how you can support, chair or join a committee, or feel free to just listen in. This meeting will constitute our election of council positions for the 2020/2021 school year and set the stage for council work for the year ahead. Every parent/guardian of a Gledhill student (including virtual students) have a vote.

All support and ideas are welcome! All meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Zoom details and meeting agenda will be circulated next week.

We encourage you to consider joining us on the council this year as we work together to overcome obstacles and look for opportunities in this unprecedented year. All council positions and descriptions can be found here: https://gledhillguardian.com/council/roles/

To nominate yourself for a position on the council, just complete our easy form on Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJBZNPX  or pick up/submit a paper copy outside the main door of the school beginning on Friday, Oct 23rd.

Nominations (survey or paper) are due by Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Questions about roles, commitment or process? Feel free to contact us at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on November 5th!

Elected Council positions​: ​ Council Chair/Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer

CommitteesParent Engagement, Remote School Representative*, Communications, Fundraising, Grants, Healthy Kids, School Improvement, Volunteer Coordination, Ward and School Advocacy, Eco and Governance

* New role for 2020/2021 year

Breakfast Club Update

Hello Gledhill families!

We have had a lot of inquiries about Breakfast Club over the last month.

Here is the latest update from our Breakfast Club Coordinator: “At this time, the Breakfast Club is not able to proceed as a before-school breakfast program. Volunteers are not able to be in the school, and we are not allowed to provide any cooking to the students.  The Breakfast Club Coordinator along with the school administration is working on launching a morning snack program served during school hours instead.  When we have more details, Gledhill families will be informed.”

Thank you for your patience!