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REMINDER + NEW ZOOM LINK: Gledhill Yard Development – Meeting TODAY, Feb 7th @ 4:30pm

In Fall 2022, Gledhill’s administration was approached about the opportunity to re-pave the rear yard to Gledhill Junior Public School. Upon discussion, it was discovered that additional funds were in place and a more fulsome redevelopment of the entire rear yard could be completed.

In consultation with the Board, the Ministry of Education, our Parent Council co-chairs, teachers and administration from Gledhill, a design has been finalized that will completely update the yard. The design plan as it is now is attached to this communication. It features a re-design of current elements that the school has, but allows for better flow and opportunity for play for our kids. The design includes more sitting areas, an additional outdoor classroom/stage feature, changes in location of current hockey and basketball nets, a proper soccer field and baseball diamond and a better situated kindergarten play area. In addition to those, this plan also accounts for a better drainage system for the rear yard. This will hopefully alleviate the ice and slush that many of our walkways tend to accumulate. At this time, the general timeline is for this to begin in Summer 2023 and be completed towards the end of this calendar year. As we all know, construction projects tend to have a more fluid timeline than other things and we will communicate any adjusted timeline to the best of our ability.

While much of the budget for this is being covered by both the Board and the Ministry of Education, there has been a request made for parent council funds to be donated to support this project. Despite the lack of fundraising over the last couple of years, Parent Council feels that we are in a position to support this project in the amount of $15,000. This will be a combination of funds that we have raised in the past as well as fundraising activities that will take place between now and the end of the year. What you will see from parent council in the coming months are the following fundraisers: Family Fest, Pizza Days, Family Pizza Nights, School Movie Nights, a Dance-A-Thon for the kids, a parent focused night out and a letter campaign requesting contributions.

We are offering you the opportunity to vote on this funding support at a meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 4:30 p.m (Zoom details below). This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and run for 45 minutes. Richard Christie, Senior Manager of Sustainability at the TDSB will be joining this call and able to answer any questions that you may have regarding the designs of this project. If you are unable to attend this meeting but do have questions, we ask that you send those by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 6th to thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

This is an incredible opportunity to re-develop Gledhill’s yard in a way that will transform it for our children for decades to come. Join us in building this legacy for our community!

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting on Zoom only, please join us Tuesday Feb 7th at 4:30pm

Updated zoom link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/92739241420?pwd=V2tZc1J6c1JGSXZnVlpnT0NoUEJnZz09

Below is the current proposed scope of the project

Gledhill Yard Development – Notice of Meeting Feb 7th @ 4:30pm

In Fall 2022, Gledhill’s administration was approached about the opportunity to re-pave the rear yard to Gledhill Junior Public School. Upon discussion, it was discovered that additional funds were in place and a more fulsome redevelopment of the entire rear yard could be completed.

In consultation with the Board, the Ministry of Education, our Parent Council co-chairs, teachers and administration from Gledhill, a design has been finalized that will completely update the yard. The design plan as it is now is attached to this communication. It features a re-design of current elements that the school has, but allows for better flow and opportunity for play for our kids. The design includes more sitting areas, an additional outdoor classroom/stage feature, changes in location of current hockey and basketball nets, a proper soccer field and baseball diamond and a better situated kindergarten play area. In addition to those, this plan also accounts for a better drainage system for the rear yard. This will hopefully alleviate the ice and slush that many of our walkways tend to accumulate. At this time, the general timeline is for this to begin in Summer 2023 and be completed towards the end of this calendar year. As we all know, construction projects tend to have a more fluid timeline than other things and we will communicate any adjusted timeline to the best of our ability.

While much of the budget for this is being covered by both the Board and the Ministry of Education, there has been a request made for parent council funds to be donated to support this project. Despite the lack of fundraising over the last couple of years, Parent Council feels that we are in a position to support this project in the amount of $15,000. This will be a combination of funds that we have raised in the past as well as fundraising activities that will take place between now and the end of the year. What you will see from parent council in the coming months are the following fundraisers: Family Fest, Pizza Days, Family Pizza Nights, School Movie Nights, a Dance-A-Thon for the kids, a parent focused night out and a letter campaign requesting contributions.

We are offering you the opportunity to vote on this funding support at a meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 4:30 p.m (Zoom details below). This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and run for 45 minutes. Richard Christie, Senior Manager of Sustainability at the TDSB will be joining this call and able to answer any questions that you may have regarding the designs of this project. If you are unable to attend this meeting but do have questions, we ask that you send those by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 6th to thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

This is an incredible opportunity to re-develop Gledhill’s yard in a way that will transform it for our children for decades to come. Join us in building this legacy for our community!

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting on Zoom only, please join us Tuesday Feb 7th at 4:30pm HERE: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/3373641072?pwd=NU9UL08xc0d0SVppbWNtTVBrSjlvZz09

Below is the current proposed scope of the project

Gledhill Jr PS Toronto Marlies Game

Gledhill students, families and friends are invited to join us at the Marlies Game on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 p.m. against the Belleville Senators. Our Gledhill choir will be singing the Canadian National Anthem at the game – come cheer them on!

Date: Sunday, April 2nd
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Coca-Cola Coliseum, 45 Manitoba Drive
Ticket Price: $33 per ticket

TO PURCHASE TICKETS is a two-step process. These can be done in either order, but please make sure to complete both steps.

Step One: Please click here and fill out your basic contact information. We need this information so that we can be in touch with you to deliver e-tickets.

Step Two: Please click here to login to School Cash Online and to purchase and pay for tickets.

We apologize for this two-step process, but School Cash Online is unable to add fields for us and we need to have your contact info and your payment. If you are unable to make payment on School Cash Online, please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

If you wish to sit with other families, please purchase your tickets together in one order. We cannot guarantee seating otherwise. Please also note that details about the choir will come from Ms. Bailey at Gledhill. Final day to purchase tickets for this game will be Wednesday, March 1st at 12 p.m.



Family Pizza Night Fundraiser- Tues Feb 21

Skip cooking on Tuesday February 21 and have a family pizza night instead! Order from one of the four Dominos locations listed below using the order codes provided and $5 will go to supporting the Gledhill yard enhancement project. Feel free to share with your friends and family in the neighbourhood of these locations.

Mark your calendars!

School Council Meeting Minutes- Jan 26

Please click here for the minutes from the School Council Meeting on Thursday January 26th.

On Now, please join us! School Council Meeting Agenda (Updated) & Zoom Link

Gledhill School Council

Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/3373641072?pwd=NU9UL08xc0d0SVppbWNtTVBrSjlvZz09

Please note that ALL Gledhill parents and staff are welcome to join these meetings and are considered voting members of this community. We hope that you’ll consider joining us to contribute to your child’s academic year!

  1. Principal’s Update
  2. Treasurer Report
    • Motions for Voting:
      • Donation to be given to teachers
  3. Skate Day
  4. Our Needs from the Gledhill Community
    • Additional Volunteer Roles
  5. Committee Updates
  6. Other Business
  7. Gledhill Goodies

Next Council Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 28th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Tuesday, May 16th

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday, April 2, 2023 – Gledhill @ The Marlies – Tickets on sale soon!
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Gledhill Family Fest

Tomorrow! School Council Meeting Agenda (Updated) & Zoom Link

Gledhill School Council

Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/3373641072?pwd=NU9UL08xc0d0SVppbWNtTVBrSjlvZz09

Please note that ALL Gledhill parents and staff are welcome to join these meetings and are considered voting members of this community. We hope that you’ll consider joining us to contribute to your child’s academic year!

  1. Principal’s Update
  2. Treasurer Report
    • Motions for Voting:
      • Donation to be given to teachers
  3. Skate Day
  4. Our Needs from the Gledhill Community
    • Additional Volunteer Roles
  5. Committee Updates
  6. Other Business
  7. Gledhill Goodies

Next Council Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 28th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Tuesday, May 16th

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday, April 2, 2023 – Gledhill @ The Marlies – Tickets on sale soon!
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Gledhill Family Fest

REMINDER: Pizza Lunch- Friday, January 27

Just a reminder that Pizza Lunch returns on Friday, January 27 for those students who have already ordered – new last minute requests cannot be accommodated as the pizza order has already been placed. 

The next two Pizza Lunch dates are set for Friday, February 24 and Friday, March 31. Watch for an email soon about how to order pizza for those dates. All orders must be placed and paid for through School Cash Online.

School Council Meeting Agenda & Zoom Link

Gledhill School Council

Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/3373641072?pwd=NU9UL08xc0d0SVppbWNtTVBrSjlvZz09

Please note that ALL Gledhill parents and staff are welcome to join these meetings and are considered voting members of this community. We hope that you’ll consider joining us to contribute to your child’s academic year!

  1. Principal’s Update
    • Please note that this will include an update on the redevelopment project for the yard behind Gledhill Junior Public School. Come hear how fantastic our school will look!
  2. Treasurer Report
    • Motions for Voting:
      • Donation to be given to teachers
      • Gledhill Council support of yard redevelopment project
  3. Skate Day
  4. Our Needs from the Gledhill Community
    • Additional Volunteer Roles
  5. Committee Updates
  6. Other Business
  7. Gledhill Goodies

Next Council Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 28th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Tuesday, May 16th

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday, April 2, 2023 – Gledhill @ The Marlies – Tickets on sale soon!
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Gledhill Family Fest

Reminder: Tomorrow Jan 20 is Matchy Match Day

Make a plan to wear something that matches a buddy, a teacher or a group of friends!