Last Minute Family Fest Tips

Family Fest is tomorrow! The organizers have been working hard and are looking forward to a great afternoon of FUN and FOOD!!!

Things to bring to Family Fest:

  1. Reusable Water Bottles – As part of our commitment to our Eco-School goals, bottled water will not be sold. Our water bottle filling fountain in the school basement will be accessible during the event.
  2. Picnic blankets or folding chairs – Due to the graduation set up, we will not have access to the usual number of chairs for people to use while eating.

Other Notes:

  1. Skip the line ups! Tickets and wristbands will be sold in the schoolyard before school tomorrow starting at 8:00am.
  2. If you find yourself able to volunteer at the last minute tomorrow, your help will be much appreciated. Speak to someone at the volunteer table and they will let you know where help is needed. If you have volunteer questions email gledhillvolunteer@gmail.com
  3. We have many who have committed to Bake Table items, but our International Table is still in need of savoury finger foods or salads that can be sold at $1 a serving. Last minute contributions are welcome!
  4. Food for the Bake Table and International Food Table can be dropped off at the office in the morning or directly to the tables in the schoolyard at the beginning of Family Fest at 3:20pm. (please note that items needing refrigeration should be dropped off directly to the event after school).

 

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Lost and Found – Reminder to claim your items

Have you had something of your child’s go missing over the past few months? Is a better question: How many things have gone missing?

The school Lost and Found is located in the basement hallway. There are large numbers of sweaters, jackets, hats, shoes, boots, lunch bags, lunch containers and water bottles waiting to be found.

All items will be donated to charity on the last day of school, next Thursday June 28th so, this week or next, swing by and have a look.

Daily Announcements: Wednesday, June 20th

What’s on this week:

Thursday

  • Please bring any clothing donations for the Family Fest Clothing Swap to the office by Thursday

Friday

  • Family Fest: 3:30-7pm in the schoolyard
  • Volunteers are still needed in order for us to be able to run all the fun events planned for the kids. Please check out our Volunteer Sign Up to see where help is still required and what food is still needed. Thank you to those who have already indicated how they can help out.

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. An announcement from the clothing swap organizers: This year, at Family Fest, in the spirit of sharing, kindness, reducing and reusing, Mrs Chitayat’s class is organizing a huge clothing swap! Clothing donations can be dropped off at the main office, up until Thursday, June 21, in clear or blue recycling bags. Then, at Family Fest, all families are invited to take home what their family can use.

Daily Announcements: Tuesday, June 19th

What’s on this week:

Wednesday

  • Volunteer Tea: 2-3pm in the school library. All parents who volunteered at Gledhill are invited to attend

Thursday

  • Please bring any clothing donations for the Family Fest Clothing Swap to the office by Thursday

Friday

  • Family Fest: 3:30-7pm in the schoolyard
  • Volunteers are still needed in order for us to be able to run all the fun events planned for the kids. Please check out our Volunteer Sign Up to see where help is still required and what food is still needed. Thank you to those who have already indicated how they can help out.

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. Yearbook Committee, there will be a special celebration in the library on Thursday. You will be going outside at noon. See you on Thursday!
  2. As you’ve likely noticed, the footprint garden has mostly been planted. Please stay out of the garden to give it a good chance to grow. Also, we are looking for families to sign up to water the gardens throughout the summer. (Please email thegledhillguardian@gmail.com if you are interested)
  3. An announcement from the clothing swap organizers: This year, at Family Fest, in the spirit of sharing, kindness, reducing and reusing, Mrs Chitayat’s class is organizing a huge clothing swap! Clothing donations can be dropped off at the main office, up until Thursday, June 21, in clear or blue recycling bags. Then, at Family Fest, all families are invited to take home what their family can use.

Volunteer Tea is tomorrow, Wednesday June 20th 2-3pm

Did you volunteer at Gledhill this year? The teachers and administration say thanks each year by hosting a Volunteer Tea.

This year’s Volunteer Tea is tomorrow from 2-3pm in the school library. Whether you received a notice in your child’s backpack or not, if you were a Gledhill volunteer, drop by tomorrow for refreshments and conversation.

2 More Reasons to Come to Family Fest this Friday!

As if the bouncy castles and yummy food weren’t enough – there are two more reasons to attend this year’s Family Fest this Friday:

  1. The Gledhill Clothing Swap. This year, at Family Fest, in the spirit of sharing, kindness, reducing and reusing, Mrs Chitayat’s class is organizing a huge clothing swap! Clothing donations can be dropped off at the main office, up until Thursday, June 21, in clear or blue recycling bags. Then, at Family Fest, all families are invited to take home what their family can use.
  2. Charity Art Auction – In support of Hailey, a student in Room 19, who is battling leukemia and Ryan in Room 26, who recently lost his father in a tragic accident, each classroom at Gledhill will be creating a piece of artwork to be auctioned off during Family Fest on Friday. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be going towards Hailey and Ryan. Please come out to support this worthy cause!

Volunteers are still needed in order for us to run all the fun events planned for the kids. Please check out our Volunteer Sign Up to see where help is still required. Thank you to those who have already indicated how they can help out.

Get your tickets – Grade 5 and 6 Graduation party!

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Don’t forget you can pre-purchase your ticket for the Grade 5/6 graduation party hosted by DJ Rhino! The celebration is June 25th from 3:30-6:30 at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse. You may buy tickets at the door  ($5) or purchase now online at Grad ticket online order form.

Any questions? Email ryan.lippert@bespokeav.ca