Daily Announcements- Monday Sept 9, 2019 (Day 5)

What’s coming up?

  • Monday Sept 9th – Thursday Sept 12th- X-Movement
  • Thursday Sept 12th– Curriculum Night – 5-6pm: X-Movement, 6-7pm: Visit the Classroom, 7-730pm: Family Terry Fox Walk
  • Thursday Sept 19th– Parent Council Meeting in the library at 6pm.
  • Friday Sept 27th– School Terry Fox Walk at 10:30am

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 Monday Sept 9 and it is Day 5 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.”- R.G Risch
  • Thank you for listening, here are the morning announcements:
  • From Ms. Smith- There will be a meeting for all students in Grades 2-5 who are interested in participating in cross country this year at 10:05am(morning recess) in Room 28.  See you there!
  • A reminder Bordenball starts on Thursday for Team #1 and #2 at 8:15am on the big field with Ms. Pace.  Rain or shine.
  • Girls Grade 4 and 5 soccer tryout is Friday morning at 815 in the big field with Ms. Pace.  Rain or shine.
  • There will be a library orientation for staff tomorrow at 11:35am.  See you there!
  • A message for all students, please remember students are not to climb or hang off the “Peace Tree”.  This tree is still  young and has been damaged when branches have broken.  Thank you for your help in taking care of our schoolyard trees!
  • This is a message for Spirit Squad members.  If you would like to join Spirit Squad go to Room 24 on the Wednesday Sept 11th.
  • Ms. Bambrick has an announcement: Grade 5 students interested in being Prefects or Kindergarten Helpers should come to a short meeting at afternoon recess in the large lunchroom.

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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.

 

Parent Council Meeting- Thursday Sept 19th @ 6pm

GLEDHILL SCHOOL COUNCIL WELCOMES YOU!

The first School Council Meeting and Election is on Thursday, September 19th at 6pm in the library.

Make a difference in your child’s education.

No contribution is too small. Learn how you can volunteer, chair a committee, or feel free to just come and listen in. The meeting will cover initiatives for the year and election of the council positions. All help and ideas are welcome.

Next week we’ll provide the agenda other information you’ll need but we wanted to provide an overview of the roles available for the Election.

Elected Council positions​:​ Council Chair/Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer

CommitteesParent Engagement, Communications, Fundraising, Grants, Healthy Kids, School Improvement, Volunteer Coordination, Ward and School Advocacy, Eco and Governance

To ask a question or put your name forward for a position in advance, please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com

Elected Roles
School Council Chair / Co-Chair – ​provides leadership and guidance to the Council, liaises with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related matters and represents the Council at external Toronto District School Board (TDSB) meetings, as required.

Secretary – ​provides organizational oversight for the Council, including attending and taking minutes at each School Council meeting, preparing these minutes for draft review, and assisting in the creation and sharing of meeting agendas. The Secretary also ensures that agendas and minutes are shared on the School Council website.

Treasurer – responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statements to the TDSB), and bank account reconciliations. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account.

Committees

Parent Engagement – ​leads activities such as “Coffee and Conversation” to gain input from parents regarding activities of the Council, the school, and the TDSB and to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion. They act as a point of contact to parents by providing information about Council and school activities and connecting parents with available resources.

Communications – ​works to communicate Council, school and TDSB information to the Gledhill community of parents and teachers, using a variety of communications channels (blog, Facebook, Twitter, school bulletin board and paper notices). This includes posting the daily announcements to http://www.gledhillguardian.com.

Fundraising – ​oversees and coordinates fundraising activities by organizing and implementing a fundraising plan and working with fundraising leads and committees for various fundraising initiatives. Funds raised via this role are key to student enrichment activities at Gledhill. Events include things like Family Fest, pizza lunches and family movie nights.

Grants – ​seeks out available grant opportunities, determines if the grant would be advantageous to the school, and leads the preparation and submission of grants on behalf of the Council, with input and support from various people (parents, teachers, Principal/Vice Principal), as required.

Healthy Kids – ​plans for and implements initiatives, with input and support from the School Council, with the aim to support and improve the health and wellbeing of students at Gledhill.​ ​Includes coordination of events such as the annual Skate Day.

School Improvement – ​determines opportunities for the Council to assist Gledhill in improving the physical space at the school and leads any improvement efforts on behalf of the Council.

Volunteer Coordination – ​oversees the recruiting of volunteers for Council events, including fundraisers and activities, and works with event leads to ensure that events are supported by volunteers, as required.

Ward and School Advocacy ​– attends Ward 16 School Trustee meetings and other related meetings, if required, and reports back to the Council on relevant information and learnings.

ECO – plans for and implements eco initiatives at the school with input and support from the School Council, and may support current eco school initiatives such as assisting with the school garden. Includes coordination of events such as the annual Bike Rally.

Governance – is responsible for planning for and overseeing the Council elections as per the legislative and School Council bylaw requirements.

 

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!