Daily Announcements – Tuesday, February 13th

What’s on this week?

Tuesday

  • Grade 6s swim at D.A.
  • Primary Makerspace (Grades 2 & 3) at lunch
  • Junior Choir
  • X Dance Continues

Wednesday

  • Karate Kids
  • Ukulele Kids
  • Report Cards go home
  • X Dance Continues

Thursday

  • Rm 25 at McCordic
  • Junior Makerspace (Grades 4, 5 and 6) at lunch
  • Forest of Reading at lunch
  • X Dance Continues
  • Parent Teacher Interviews 4pm-7:30pm
  • “Light Up the Night for Hailey” at 6:15pm

Friday

  • PA Day
  • Interviews continue in the morning
  • Grad photos due online

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. All decorated Valentines need to be put into the mailbox immediately following the announcements. Thank you to everyone for their support!
  2. Junior Choir begins today at lunch. Wait to be picked up from the lunch rooms at 11:45.
  3. Eco Tigers – Eco Club is cancelled this week. Hope to see you next week.

Mr Currie talked about:

  • Days of Significance
  • Wearing your winter gear

Remember to always be fair!

Have a TOGETHERNESS Tuesday!

 

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Spotlight On: Skate Day!

What is Skate Day?

Each year Gledhill’s School Council books a local arena for the day and gathers some extra skates and helmets so that all kids, grades 1-6, can have a fun time skating with their classmates, teachers and parents.

This year’s Skate Day is Thursday, March 8th at Ted Reeve Arena. Students walk to the arena with their teacher and a few parent helpers per class. They are encouraged to bring their own skates and helmets, but there is a change room that the council  stocks with extras to borrow so that all kids can participate. Typically, the Primary classes (Grades 1, 2 and 3) skate in the morning and Junior (Grades 4, 5 and 6) skate in the afternoon but teachers will communicate exact skate times with parents via permission forms sent home.

Skate Day is an amazing day full of smiles with some kids skating for the first time and other more experienced skaters helping their friends stay up!

How to get involved:

  1. Be a helper for your child’s class (2-3 parents per class) – Parents are needed to walk to and from the arena with the classes and help tie all those skates. Parent helpers are welcome to skate too, but it is not at all required. If you are able to help in this way, indicate so on the permission form to communicate this directly to your child’s classroom teacher.
  2. Be part of the set up and take down crew (4-5 parents) – The skates and helmets we bring for the kids to borrow need to be transported to Ted Reeve in the morning, set up and then returned to the school at the end of the day. If you are able to help with either Set Up – 8:30 am- 9:30am and Take Down 2:30pm-3:30pm please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com
  3. Be a Skate Day organizer! Do you have a child in Grades 1 or 2 and you’d like to help with a once a year event like Skate Day? Our Skate Day organizer will be leaving the school after next year and needs someone to shadow her and learn the ropes to take it over after she leaves. It’s a very easy, rewarding way to get involved! If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com.

 

 

Daily Announcements – Monday, February 12th

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. What a great few days we’ve had seeing so many students supporting our Hearts for Hailey fundraiser. This morning at recess outside the music room is your last chance to buy hearts. MAKE SURE ALL DECORATED HEARTS ARE IN THE MAILBOX TOMORROW! It is located outside the office.
  2. Junior Choir practices begin tomorrow. Attendance, as usual, is mandatory.
  3. A reminder that all gym classes are in the small lunchroom today.
  4. Today after school outside the office, glow sticks for Thursday’s “Light Up the Night for Hailey” will be on sale 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.

Mrs. McAleese/Mr Currie talked about:

  • Days of Significance
  • X-Movement
  • Wearing your gear

Daily Announcements – Friday, February 9th

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:


Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. Valentine’s are being sold outside the music room this morning at recess. Monday will be your last chance to buy them!
  2. Best of luck to our co-ed ball hockey team from Grades 4 & 5. They are off to Chester to play in their tournament today. Go Tigers!
  3. Staff, this is a reminder of the graduation meeting today at lunch in room 30. See you there!
  4. Congratulations to the boys basketball team who played their best yesterday. We had a lot of fun and learned together.
  5. This is a friendly reminder for the Eco Club kids who are invited to our waste audit to remember to meet today at the beginning of lunch in room 6. See you there!
  6. Mrs. Pace needs to see the grade 6 ball hockey team at morning recess to hand out permission forms for Monday’s game at Cosburn.
  7. Please come for apples in the office—there is one box left!
  8. Today is the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Tell Mrs. Pace or Mr. Webb where the Games are taking place.

X Movement is coming to Gledhill Feb 12 to 15th!

Gledhill School is pleased be offering an X Movement experience next week to all students JK through Grade 6. Students will be participating in multiple sessions throughout the week. The experience the school has chosen is called X Dance:

“X Dance is a curriculum-based dance program that explores diversity through a high-energy and culturally rich dance experience. Students identify their unique characteristics, celebrate with the I am Xtra Awesome affirmation, and broaden their understanding of how they can make the world a more inclusive place.”

Your Opinion Could Win You Family Fest Wristbands!

The Gledhill School Council wants to hear from you!

Take our brief survey (no more than 10 minutes) for a chance to win a Prize Pack of “All you can play” Wristbands for this year’s Family Fest (for up to 3 children).
What gets you coming out to School Council meetings and events? What stops you from coming?

The more we know and understand, the better informed we will be to plan and communicate in a way that works for you, your family, and our wider school community.

Complete the survey by Friday, March 9th for your chance to win. More details contained in the survey.

Find the survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PXHYYK

(Paper copies are available in the office and will be collected throughout the month.)

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Daily Announcements – Thursday, February 8th

What’s on this week?

Thursday

  • Basketball Tournament at Gledhill all day
  • Junior Makerspace at lunch
  • Eco Club at Lunch
  • Chess Club at Lunch
  • Forest of Reading
  • Rm 25 at McCordic

Friday

  • Ball Hockey Tournament at Chester PS for Gr 4/5
  • Hearts for Hailey continues

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:

Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”

  1. Tomorrow and Monday morning recess will be your last chances to buy the Valentines. Please come out and support our Hearts for Hailey fundraiser.
  2. All of the Grade 4/5 ball hockey team is reminded to meet Mr. Webb outside the gym at 7:45 tomorrow morning to leave for their tournament.
  3. Gledhill staff and students would like to extent a warm welcome to the basketball players from DA Morrison, GA Brown, George Webster, Westwood and Whitney Schools. Let’s have a fantastic day together! Go Tigers! (Mrs. Pace)
  4. Due to the grade 6 basketball tournament at Gledhill today, Mr. Webb’s gym classes will take place in the small lunchroom. (Mr. Webb)

Please remember to be fair towards yourself and others.

Have a THROWBACK Thursday!