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Daily Announcements- Thursday Sept 5 (Day 3)

What’s coming up?

  • Monday Sept 9 – Thursday Sept 12- X-Movement
  • Thursday Sept 12– Curriculum Night – 5-6pm: X-Movement, 6-7pm: Visit the Classroom, 7-730pm: Family Terry Fox Walk
  • Thursday Sept 19– Parent Council Meeting in the library at 6pm.

Highlights from this today’s announcements:

  • Good morning!  Please stand for the land acknowledgement and remain standing for O Canada
  • We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe , the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat.  We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples.
  • O Canada
  • Please be seated,  Make sure you are listening and taking note of anything that is relevant to you.
  • Today is Thursday Sept 5 and it is Day 3 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “Tolerance only for those who agree with you in no tolerance at all.”- Ray Davis
  • Thank you for listening, here are the morning announcements:
  • All music students in Grades 3-5 are reminded to bring in their recorders as soon as possible.  Grade 2/3 classes do not.
  • Bordenball team and schedule will be posted outside the gym.  Schedules will be handed out to each participant.
  • The first soccer tryout will be next week.  The schedule will be posted outside the gym and it is not too late to come out!  Open to grade 4 and 5 girls.

Note: These announcements are typed up daily and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of student identities.

 

Daily Announcements- Wednesday Sept 4, 2019 (Day 2)

What’s coming up?

  • Today- Wednesday Sept 4– Welcome Back Assembly at 9am.  All are welcome!
  • Monday Sept 9 – Thursday Sept 12- X-Movement
  • Thursday Sept 12– Curriculum Night – 5-6pm: X-Movement, 6-7pm: Visit the Classroom, 7-730pm: Family Terry Fox Walk
  • Thursday Sept 19– Parent Council Meeting in the library at 6pm.

Highlights from this today’s announcements:

  • Good morning!  Please stand for the land acknowledgement and remain standing for O Canada
  • We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe , the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat.  We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples.
  • O Canada
  • Please be seated,  Make sure you are listening and taking note of anything that is relevant to you.
  • All music students in Grades 3-5 are reminded to bring in their recorders as soon as possible.  Grade 2/3 classes do not.
  • all grade 4 and 5 students interested in bordenball, please see Ms. Pace in the gym at morning recess
  • all grade 4 and 5 girls interested in playing soccer, please see Ms. Pace at morning recess in the gym
  • this is a reminder of our staff mtg today at lunch in the library

A missed announcement from yesterday – Tuesday Sept 3/19

  • And now an announcement from Ms. Bambrick
    • Welcome back to a new school year!  It is so nice to see our students today and we are looking forward to a great year here at Gledhill.  My name is Ms. Bambrick and I am the new Vice-Principal at Gledhill.  A special welcome to new students who are starting at Gledhill today and a particular welcome to our new Junior Kindergartens who are starting their first day of school.
    • As students go through their day today they will review the Gledhill school rules with their teacher.  It is particularly important that students remember these rules in the classroom, in the hallways and in the schoolyard.  Courtesy, Common Sense and Respect help us all to enjoy school and to be safe.

Note: These announcements are typed up daily and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of student identities.

 

 

Daily Announcements- Tuesday Sept 3, 2019 (Day 1)

What’s coming up?

  • Tuesday Sept 3– Happy First Day!  Welcome back!
  • Wednesday Sept 4– Welcome Back Assembly at 9am.  All are welcome!
  • Monday Sept 9 – Thursday Sept 12- X-Movement
  • Thursday Sept 12– Curriculum Night – 5-6pm: X-Movement, 6-7pm: Visit the Classroom, 7-730pm: Family Terry Fox Walk
  • Thursday Sept 19– Parent Council Meeting in the library at 6pm.

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:

  • Good morning!  Please stand for the land acknowledgement and remain standing for O Canada
  • We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe , the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat.  We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples.
  • O Canada
  • Please be seated,  Make sure you are listening and taking note of anything that is relevant to you.
  • Today is Tuesday September 3 and it s Day 1 in our schedule.  Our Character Theme for September is “Respect” and here is something to think about.  “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect.  We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves” – U. Thant
  • Thank you for listening and here are the announcements:
    • Apples are here today,  Students can come by the office to get their apples.
  • And now an announcement from Ms. Bambrick
    • Welcome back to a new school year!  It is so nice to see our students today and we are looking forward to a great year here at Gledhill.  My name is Ms. Bambrick and I am the new Vice-Principal at Gledhill.  A special welcome to new students who are starting at Gledhill today and a particular welcome to our new Junior Kindergartens who are starting their first day of school.
    • As students go through their day today they will review the Gledhill school rules with their teacher.  It is particularly important that students remember these rules in the classroom, in the hallways and in the schoolyard.  Courtesy, Common Sense and Respect help us all to enjoy school and to be safe.

Note: These announcements are typed up daily and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of student identities.

 

 

Class Lists are Posted

Class lists are posted on the bulletin board beside the Main Office.  The class lists include teachers’ names and room numbers which will help you on the first day of school.

Reminder – First day of school is Tuesday September 3rd and mark you calendar for the first school council meeting Thursday September 19th at 6pm, all are welcome.

 

Date Update- First 2019 Council Mtg

Apologies- at the bottom of our latest blog post about FAQ’s for the first day of school, the first Council Meeting was listed to be happening on Thursday Sept 20th.  The actual date is Thursday Sept 19th.  

More information to follow regarding that once school gets underway!

Enjoy the last days of summer vacation and sorry again for the extra email!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FAQ’S

The Gledhill School Council welcomes you to the 2019/2020 School Year!

The start of a new year always brings great excitement, and also lots of questions!As a group of parents and guardians, we (The Gledhill School Council) thought it might be helpful to put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!) for other parents who may be wondering about this information. We’ve done our best to provide accurate answers, and apologize in advance if there are any errors. If you have questions about specific details, please feel free to contact the school at 416-393-1745.

School begins Tuesday, September 3rd!

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Be sure to join the Gledhill Student Council Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/GledhillSchool/ and follow the Gledhill Guardian on Twitter: @gledhillSC

The Daily Schedule- Children enter and exit from the schoolyard at the following times:

School starts at 8:40

Lunch starts at 11:30

Lunch ends at 12:30

School ends at 3:20

(Note: some Kindergarten classes come out earlier, however teachers remain with the children until dismissal time at 3:20pm)

Line up procedures (where, when, and how to find your line)

Class lists should be posted the Wednesday before school starts. They will either be just outside the office, or just inside the Terry Fox Entrance (north of the main school entrance). Watch for news on the school council facebook page and blog for more information on when and where they are posted.

On the first day, students can find their teachers outside behind the school and will line up with their class to enter the school together.

The Principal, VP and teachers will have clip boards with class lists to help guide people to their line ups.

You can find School Council Representatives in orange vests who will be happy to help you!

(Note: This is always a hectic morning for everyone – kids, parents and staff! Our school community appreciates your patience.

Lunch

Within the first days of school, your child will receive forms from the school for you to complete indicating whether they will be leaving or staying at lunch time.

If you are picking your child up for lunch, their teacher will bring them outside to the back of the school at 11:30am.

Children should be back in the schoolyard to line up outside with their class by 12:25pm.

At Gledhill we encourage litterless lunches and snacks. There are water fountains and bottle-filling stations throughout the school.

Food/Allergies

Gledhill is a nut-free school. Please be sure to send nut-free snacks/lunches.

Any other allergy considerations specific to your child’s class will be communicated by the teacher in the first few days.

Absences/Late Arrivals

If your child is going to be late/absent, call the school at 416-393-1745 to notify the office ASAP.

Gledhill Administrative Staff:

Principal – Cathy McAleese

Vice Principal – Ms. Bambrick

Office Administrator- Mr. Poursanidis

Getting to/from school:

Let’s all work together to keep our kids safe!

Walking to school? There is a crossing guard located at the corner of Danforth and Gledhill.

Bike racks are located at the front of the school and at the north end of the school yard for your use/convenience.

If you drive your child to school, please obey the posted parking/stopping signage in front of the school and note the bylaw limiting idling to 1 min.

However you get to school, please be aware that Gledhill Avenue can be very busy at drop off/pick up times. Stay alert whether on foot, on bike, or in a car!

We look forward to seeing you!

Mark your calendars! The first School Council meeting will be held Thursday, September 19that 6 pm. Pizza and childcare will be provided unless otherwise communicated. Hope to see you there!

 

Back to School Shopping

Hello Gledhill families!

As we start to shop for back to school supplies, please keep in mind an important initiative one of our Gledhill parents is undertaking.  This parent does charity work when she visits the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by giving back to less fortunate children. Her family and close friends donate items that she ships over and then hands out to local school children who are in desperate need of every day items. This year she’s trying to reach more children and is looking for donations of school supplies and non- perishable food (see list below).

Please consider buying some extra supplies when shopping for your own Gledhill student to donate to this worthy cause.  There will be a bin in the office to drop off your donations once school begins. 

List of items:

Brand new school supplies such as,

Pencils

Pens

Markers

Crayons

Coloured pencils

Pencil sharpeners

Erasers

Scissors

Folders

Notebooks

Construction paper

Rulers

Sticky notepads

Pencil cases

Highlighters

Lined paper

Blank paper

Calculators

Whiteout

Protractors

Backpacks

Non-perishable food items

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Deodorant

Sanitary napkins

 

Please help us reach as many children as we can. If you have any questions please feel free to email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com