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NEXT WEEK – Fake March Break Spirit Days

Hello Gledhill families!

We have received news from the school that there has been a week of spirit days planned.

Here are the five exciting spirit days planned for next week at the Gledhill!

Monday March 15th- MISMATCH DAY. Wear all your opposite socks, shoes etc.

Tuesday March 16th- BEACH DAY

Wednesday March 17th- Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday March 18th- Team Spirit Day. Wear your favourite team jersey, colours, or logo.

Friday March 19th- Dress like a crayon day. As well wear bright socks in recognition of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day.

World Down Syndrome Awareness day is being celebrated this year on March 21st, 2021. For more information or other ideas on how your family can raise awareness about Down Syndrome, please check out this page on the Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s website. https://cdss.ca/community/events-activities/world-down-syndrome-day/

Upcoming Spirit Days at Gledhill

Hello Gledhill families!

There are some exciting Spirit Days coming up for the students and staff at Gledhill.


Friday February 26th – Patterned clothing day – Wear clothing that has a pattern on it- think stripes, polka dots. Let’s see your creativity Gledhill!
Friday March 12th – Dress in one solid colour. Let’s make Gledhill look like a box of crayons!
Friday March 19th – Wear mismatched socks to help promote World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!
Friday March 26th – For the Love of Animals Day. Wear feathers, faux fur, ears, tails, prints!

February 16, 2021 – Returning to School

Hello Gledhill families-

Please see the attached link here to read a letter from the Gledhill Administration and School Council about returning safely to in-school learning this coming Tuesday February 16th.

We wish all of our Gledhill families a safe and happy Family Day weekend!

Gledhill School Council Meeting for February 18th Cancelled

Hello Gledhill community!

For a variety of reasons we are cancelling the council meeting scheduled for Thursday February 18th.

We highly encourage you to attend the forum being hosted by our local School Board Trustees on Building an Anti-Racist School Community scheduled for the same date/time. This event is open to all. Registration is required.

How to Join the Ward Forum

  • To be able to join, you must fill out the Registration Form at https://forms.gle/zdAQ86qBHCrbVKJx9 at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  • When registering, you will be able to submit your suggestions, comments and questions in advance.
  • Meeting links and dial-in numbers will be sent to your email address on the morning of the ward forum.

As always, you can reach the Gledhill School Council at thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

Google Classroom 101- Thursday January 21st at 630pm

Wonderful Gledhill Teacher Catherine Chitayat is offering an introduction to Google Classroom for parents and caregivers. This session is open to anyone in the Gledhill School Community.

Join us on Thursday, Jan 21st from 6:30-7:30 for a guided tour and learn some key tips, tricks, and trouble-shooting solutions!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91859374263?pwd=a0x5a250Q3dEK1FhWG94akhJU0RPZz09 or call in (647) 374-4685 
Meeting ID: 918 5937 4263
Passcode: 827885

Yoga For Kids Youtube Videos

Hello Gledhill families-

One of our Gledhill parents, Lauren Shuster has recorded and given us permission to share two Yoga for Kids videos she has developed. Enjoy and thank you Lauren!

22 Minute Kids Yoga Video (recommended for children in Grades 2 and up)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT30vwf_gqg&feature=youtu.be

13 Minute Kids Yoga Video (recommended for younger children)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1_Nea9-58&feature=youtu.be

Agenda for Council Meeting- Thursday January 14, 2021

Hello Gledhill families,

Here are the zoom details for our first council meeting of the new year. Our meeting will start at 630pm and the agenda can be found below. This meeting is open to all Gledhill families! We hope to “see” you there!

Gledhill Parent Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30pm

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgment
  2. Principal Update
  3. Committee Updates
  4. Brainstorm for Upcoming Gledhill Parent and Family Webinars
  5. Other Business

Call-In Details:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 915 7764 9288

Passcode: 920926

Or call in:

647 374 4685  or 647 558 0588

December at Gledhill

Hello Gledhill families!

Here is a list of what’s happening at Gledhill over the next couple of weeks before our holiday break!

Friday December 11th: Festive Fun Day/Spirit Day – Celebrate winter and wear clothing that has sparkles, snowflakes, snowmen, holiday wear!

Friday December 18th- Pyjama Day- Wear your cozy pyjamas to school today. Please leave your stuffies at home this year!

Also… in the spirit of giving, Gledhill Junior Public School is supporting Centre 55 and the Daily Bread Food Bank this holiday season. Due to COVID-19, collection of items is looking different this year.

Centre 55- This year their focus is on gift cards for seniors and teens. Please have your child bring any gift cards to the donation box in the office.

Daily Bread Food Bank- Gledhill is collecting one (1) food item per child this year. Please have your child bring their one non perishable item to the food box in their classroom!

A special thank you to Stephen Watson and the Beach Lions Club for the generous donation of Gledhill’s holiday tree this year.

On behalf of Gledhill School Council, we want to wish all of our in school and virtual families, as well as all the Gledhill staff, a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

Enjoy the winter break and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Photo by Simon Matzinger on Pexels.com

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