Will class lists be available before the first day?
Yes! Class lists are expected to be posted outside of the Terry Fox Community Centre (building attached to the school, doors north of the main school entrance) Thursday September 1st – we will confirm when lists are available
What can I expect on the first day?
Classes will line up outside similar to last year, teachers will meet their classes and have clipboards; if you need help please find a teacher with a clipboard.
Kindergarten classes will line up on the pavement at the back of the school (same as last year but noted for those new to the school)
What time does school start/end?
Same times as last year; times are the same for kindergarten classes
First bell is at 8:30am – teachers on duty, second bell at 8:40am – prompt to line up
Lunch recess is 11:30 – 12:30
School ends at 3:20
Any specific COVID protocols for this year?
Protocols remain similar to the end of last year
There’s no specific requirement to wear a mask but the school remains mask friendly
Sanitizer and masks will be available to those that need/want them
There is no requirement for parents to wear masks while on school property
If your child has symptoms of illness please stay home
Thank you so much to everyone that was able to join us yesterday at the Gledhill Community BBQ! We were happy to have so many of you join us for a beautiful (windy) evening!!
The event wouldn’t have been possible without all of the volunteers that helped out through set up, running games and photo booths, helping out with the food and finally cleaning up. Thank you to everyone that put their hands up to help out, we were a small but mighty group!
Thank you to the businesses that supported us, please show them our thanks by supporting them as well:
Davidson’s Valumart – generously donated all of the chips and drinks that were provided with each meal
Oak Park Deli – generously donated the Spanakopita for us to enjoy – they were very delicious!
We would also like to thank M&M Food Mart (3351 Lawrence Ave.) for helping us cook and distribute nearly 700 meals! And for X-Movement and Dance N Culture keeping us busy with activities.
Posted onJune 14, 2022|Comments Off on June 9th School Council Meeting Notes!!
From the virtual School Council meeting held on June 9, 2022 at 6:30pm
Welcome and attendees
There were 14 attendees at the meeting, including Gledhill parents and guardians, Cathy McAleese (Gledhill Principal), Janet Bambrick (Gledhill Vice-Principal), and a Gledhill staff member.
Gledhill Principal and Vice-Principal updates
A lot is happening in June including two track and field days and activities with the program X-movement.
Gledhill is hosting a group of special visitors from the Maple Bear Global School in Brazil to see how the curriculum and French immersion are taught in an Ontario junior public school. Gledhill was one of two schools selected to host the group.
The link to purchase Gledhill yearbooks was sent to parents and will be sent again.
There are supply chain issues with creating the yearbooks (getting paper, etc.) so everyone is hopeful that they will be delivered before the end of the school year. If they are not ready in time, there will be a way to get the yearbooks to Gledhill students who are moving on.
A parent asked about the price of the yearbooks as the Gledhill yearbook costs $20 and the DA Morrison yearbook costs $5. The principals weren’t sure why there is a price difference, but confirmed that they are using a TDSB-approved vendor.
Gledhill Community BBQ
The Gledhill Community BBQ is this Friday June 17th, 5-7pm.
The last day to order food for the BBQ using School Cash Online was Monday June 13th.
The cost of food is $3 for a hamburger, veggie burger, or hotdog and includes a bag of chips and drink. Orders are needed in advance so that the food order can be confirmed with M&M. Any questions or special requests about food orders can be emailed to: email@example.com.
ValuMart kindly donated the chips and drinks for the event!
Activities include a dance company attending, music, a photo booth, craft table, and games being organized by a Grade 5 Dad using some of the school gym equipment.
It should be a fun community-building evening; Gledhill staff have been invited to attend as well.
Council approved an amount up to $2,500 to subsidize the food and any additional activity costs for the Gledhill Community BBQ. This amount is within the Council’s budget.
Council approved a $500 contribution towards Grade 5 graduation ceremony costs.
Council approved a $500 contribution towards the parent-organized grad party that will take place at a local Legion on Friday June 24th, 6-8pm. The event may be free for graduating students with this approval (TBC).
Council approved the purchase of freezies ($94) for students for the track and field days.
Initiate discussion about Council roles for next school year (2022/23)
There will be many opportunities and ways to get involved next school year.
Thank you to the parents who have been involved in Council and are now ‘graduating’ from Gledhill.
In the Fall you will see calls for nominations for Council positions (elected positions and a variety of other roles). The current Executive will make sure there is a smooth and fair election process in the Fall (including having a parent run the elections who is not seeking a position).