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✨Reminder: Tomorrow’s Spirit Day – For the Love of Animals

Tomorrow (Friday March 11th) is a Spirit Day with the theme “For the Love of Animals”

Put on your animal prints, bring your feathers or tails, come to school dressed like your favourite animal!

Tomorrow is also Winter Fun Day – Students will have some fun with cooperative games both inside and outside.

March 8th Meeting Delayed

Please note that the next Council meeting scheduled for March 8th is being postponed. We will communicate the new date/time once it is confirmed.

Thank you for your understanding.

Power is back on

The school is open and heat is on. School phones are still not working.

ICYMI – Power Out – School is Open

Good morning, below is some info provided by the Office this morning

Power Out – School is Open

Dear Families, The school does not have hydro this morning but we are still open to receive students. Electricians are working on the issue now and we will send another message when it has been resolved. Please note that school phones are not working. Mrs. McAleese and I are able to respond to emails from our phones. Gledhill Office

Reminder: Vaccine Clinic Monday February 21st @ Gledhill PS 10am – 6pm

Please see details below for tomorrow’s vaccine clinic at the school

Gledhill Parent Council Feb. 10 Meeting Notes!

Welcome and attendees – 17 attendees, including the Gledhill Principal (Cathy) and Vice-Principal (Janet) and 1 guest from DA Morrison. 

Covid Vaccination Presentation from Toronto Public Health

  • Caitlin Faulkner from Toronto Public Health presented information about Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5+ and answered questions. 

Gledhill Principal and Vice-Principal Updates

  • Report cards were distributed the week of Feb. 14; please let the office know if there are any problems accessing them.
  • Feb. 23 is graduation photo day for Gledhill students in Grade 5; a flyer is being sent home with the details. 
  • Upcoming school spirit days:
    • Feb. 25 – pattern party; wear many patterns
    • Mar. 11 – love of animals day; wear things like feathers, etc.
  • There have been two fox sightings and one coyote sighting at the school recently; please remind your kids to not approach these animals; the city doesn’t intervene unless there is harm done to someone. 
  • There was a question asked about the decision that Valentine’s Day cards had to be quarantined in advance of Valentine’s Day or not be distributed at all; Cathy and Janet stated they were following Covid-related rules and that each teacher had discretion about whether to quarantine cards in advance or not participate.

School council annual $100-$300 contribution to teachers

  • Council approved this year’s allocation of $300 per Gledhill teacher to use towards class supplies; teachers will be required to submit receipts for reimbursement. 
  • It is encouraged that any additional ideas for use of Council funds be proposed, including ideas from Gledhill teachers and staff. 
  • It was asked if the school library could use any funds for books or furniture; Cathy confirmed that she will check about this. 

School Improvement Committee

  • Council supported the School Improvement Committee’s plan to investigate options for new plants for the planters at the front of the school; costs will be considered, but should not exceed $500. 

Other Items

  • Parents asked Cathy and Janet when students will be able to use balls again outside at recess and lunch; it was confirmed that TDSB Covid policies about this are being followed and that specifics about the rules are applied on a school-by-school basis. It was asked whether the TDSB policies could be shared with parents (in these meeting notes) to address the parent concerns (update: Cathy and Janet advised that changes are likely coming soon and that updates will be provided as they become available).
  • A question was asked about the next steps for requesting a crossing guard at the Lumsden / Gledhill intersection (for Gledhill and DA Morrison students); Cathy had communicated with the DA Morrison Principal about this and will also follow-up with the DA Morrison parent who initiated this request.
  • There was a question about the DA Morrison Principal (Marc) speaking with parents about the transition to Grade 6; Cathy confirmed that Marc will likely speak to parents of Grade 5 students in April or May (as he typically does this). 

The next virtual Parent Council meeting is scheduled for Tues. Mar. 8, 6:30pm. 

🔔 Please join us in 15 mins for the Council Meeting – Starts at 6:30🔔

Meeting date and time:

Thursday February 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. Covid-19 vaccination education session (School Liaison Public Health Nurse) 
  3. Principal’s update
  4. School council annual $100-$300 contribution to teachers – for decision (Jennifer Reynolds)
  5. School improvement committee discussion about cedar trees in front planters (Erin Spencer)
  6. Other updates 

Zoom meeting link:

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98579650803?pwd=a2JFS1B5M0JSdVlpbVBiZTFLNXZBdz09

Meeting ID: 985 7965 0803

Passcode: 808726

Or Call

647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588 

Reminder of next Council meeting dates:

  • Tues. Mar. 8 
  • Thurs. Apr. 7 
  • Tues. May 10 
  • Thurs. Jun. 9 

Last Call For Questions 📣

A reminder in advance of our meeting on Thursday to please send in your questions for the COVID-19 Vaccination Session with our School Liaison Public Health Nurse.

Send us any questions you have by email to thegledhillguardian@gmail.com, leave your question as a comment on our Facebook group, or send us a message via Facebook messenger.

Agenda for Thursday’s Parent Council Meeting!

Meeting date and time:

Thursday February 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. Covid-19 vaccination education session (School Liaison Public Health Nurse) 
  3. Principal’s update
  4. School council annual $100-$300 contribution to teachers – for decision (Jennifer Reynolds)
  5. School improvement committee discussion about cedar trees in front planters (Erin Spencer)
  6. Other updates 

Zoom meeting link:

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98579650803?pwd=a2JFS1B5M0JSdVlpbVBiZTFLNXZBdz09

Meeting ID: 985 7965 0803

Passcode: 808726

Or Call

647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588 

Reminder of next Council meeting dates:

  • Tues. Mar. 8 
  • Thurs. Apr. 7 
  • Tues. May 10 
  • Thurs. Jun. 9 

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-12?

The next Gledhill Parent Council (virtual) meeting on Thursday, Feb 10th will include a COVID-19 vaccination education session by our School Liaison Public Health Nurse. The presentation will include time for answers to pre-submitted questions.

Send us any questions you have by email to thegledhillguardian@gmail.com, leave your question as a comment on our Facebook group, or send us a message via Facebook messenger. All questions should be submitted by end of day on Monday, February 7th.

Presentation will begin at 6:30pm. Zoom link and agenda will be circulated next week.

We hope you’ll join us!