End of Year Lost and Found Reminder – TOMORROW is the deadline to claim items

If you are at the school for tomorrow night’s Spring Concert, please check out our over flowing Lost & Found in the school basement. There are many pieces of clothing and footwear waiting to be reunited with their owners.

After tomorrow, all Lost & Found items will be included in the Family Fest Clothing Swap taking place on Friday after school and any remaining items after the swap will be donated to charity.

 

Daily Announcements: Tuesday, June 11 (Disney Spirit Day tomorrow!)

What’s coming up?

  • Tomorrow! Wednesday June 12- Spirit Day- “Have a Magical Disney Day!”  Show off your Disney best at our Spring Concert Dress Rehersal
  • Thursday, June 13th- Spring Concert 6:30pm (Note new date)
  • Thursday, June 13th – Last day to claim Lost and Found items
  • Friday June 14th- Gledhill Family Fest 3-7pm
  • Friday June 21- Spirit Day- “Tacky Tourist Beach Day”
  • Saturday, June 22 – Gledhill goes to the Argos
  • Monday, June 24th – Grade 5 Graduation Ceremony – 10 AM

Reminder that there is a bin in the office for donations of supplies to “Gledhill Gives Back”.  Donations(school supplies and non perishable food) are being accepted until the last day of school!!!  

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:

“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. The Disney Dress rehearsal is tomorrow afternoon at 12:30. It’s also our Disney Spirit Day. See you all fun amd colourful tomorrow. (Remember nothing from your costume should cover your face and no weapons please)
  2. A huge congratulations to the 30 students who participate in Ultimate Frisbee last Thursday. Fun was had by all.
  3. Uke Day permission forms were due from all Uschool Ukulele students yesterday. Please return them to Mrs Bailey after announcements.
  4. Spirt Squad should please meet tomorrow at the playground during afternoon recess.
  5. There is an exciting event taking place at Gledhill’s Family Fest…. The Clothing Swap!!!

    Here is how it works: First, we need you to look for gently used clothes weekend, and bring them to the office, You have from Monday to Friday to bring the clothing in. For example you can bring in shirts, T-shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, socks and other clothing. Hint think about all of the seasons, not just summer! Think winter coats, snow suits and boots. Even think of a rain storm!

    Second, please bring all items to the main office of the school next week in clear or blue garbage bags. Any items left over at the end of the swap will be donated to charity.

    Last, come to the swap during family fest! Even if you didn’t bring anything, you can still take something. We will NOT be exchanging any money at this event.

    Thank you very much for supporting this important event! Go Tigers!

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Crunch-time Family Fest Volunteer Shout Out

Family Fest is one week away and the kids are vibrating with excitement! The organizers, once again, have a great line up of activities planned and now we need to firm up how we, as parents, can help make this day happen. Many hands make light work!

Parents are needed for short, one hour shifts to do things like monitoring Bouncy Castles, selling Cotton Candy & Popcorn, and working at the Bake Table, Food Table and BBQ.

Sign up can be done easily through the SIGN UP SITE

or by emailing gledhillvolunteer@gmail.com

Daily Announcements- Thursday June 6, 2019 (Day 3)

What’s coming up?

  • Friday, June 7th – PA Day – No school
  • Monday June 10th- ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE 
  • Wednesday June 12- Spirit Day- “Have a Magical Disney Day!”  Show off your Disney best at our Spring Concert Dress Rehersal
  • Thursday, June 13th- Spring Concert 6:30pm (Note new date)
  • Friday June 14th- Gledhill Family Fest
  • Friday June 21- Spirit Day- “Tacky Tourist Beach Day”
  • Saturday, June 22 – Gledhill goes to the Argos
  • Monday, June 24th – Grade 5 Graduation Ceremony – 10 AM

Reminder that there is a bin in the office for donations of supplies to “Gledhill Gives Back”.  Donations(school supplies and non perishable food) are being accepted until the last day of school!!!  

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:

“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. Students this is just a reminder that all library books are due on June 10th.  If you haven’t returned your books yet, please bring them to the library on Monday.  Thanks you- Ms. Kopka
  2. Reminder to students and staff that it is a PA Day tomorrow.  Please do not come to school.
  3. There is an exciting event taking place at Gledhill’s Family Fest…. The Clothing Swap!!!

    Here is how it works: First, we need you to look for gently used clothes this weekend, and bring them to the office, You have from Monday to Friday to bring the clothing in. For example you can bring in shirts, T-shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, socks and other clothing. Hint think about all of the seasons, not just summer! Think winter coats, snow suits and boots. Even think of a rain storm!

    Second, please bring all items to the main office of the school next week in clear or blue garbage bags. Any items left over at the end of the swap will be donated to charity.

    Last, come to the swap during family fest! Even if you didn’t bring anything, you can still take something. We will NOT be exchanging any money at this event.

    Thank you very much for supporting this important event! Go Tigers!

  4. Today we will have a bit of a longer announcement regarding D-Day as today, June the 6th, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

    D-Day was a very important battle fought in Europe during the Second World War. The battle was given the code name: Operation Overlord.

    D-Day was at the time, the largest coordinated military effort in history. The battles that took place at the beaches of Normandy were a combined effort between British, American and Canadian soldiers to reclaim France from Nazi control.

    Although the battle was difficult, the Canadians, Americans and British were successful. D-Day is still thought of by many as the battle that won the war.

    We now have a short excerpt from the famous poem For the Fallen, written by Robert Laurence Binyon:

    They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember them.

    Let us now take a moment to quietly reflect on the freedom that we enjoy today because of the sacrifices of the men and women who fought for our freedom during Operation Overlord, D-Day and all other military conflicts.

    Let us be forever grateful for the freedom we all enjoy every day.

    We will now have 30 seconds of silence to honour all fallen soldiers.

    Thank you for your respect and quiet reflection, enjoy the rest of your day.

  5. Treat people the way you want to be treated.  Have a Thrilling Thursday!

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Read with Pride!

June is Pride Month in Toronto – a month to celebrate the history, resiliency, contributions and vibrancy of the LGBTQ2S communities. As we reflect on diversity and inclusion, a great way to spread the message of “Love is Love” with your kids is through stories!

The Toronto Public Library has compiled an extensive list of books to enjoy with your family – all ready to borrow. Check it out here: https://kids.tpl.ca/readingwithpride

Happy reading, and Happy Pride!

Reminder: Gledhill’s “Walk In” Protest is this morning from 8-8:30am in front of the school

We are asking teachers, education workers, parents, and supporters to come together on June 6 in a joint, public call on this government to reverse the education cuts and fund the schools our students deserve.

Please meet in the front hallway or outside the front doors at 8 am.  We will walk to the North East corner of Danforth and Woodbine at 8:10.  

Please join us as we chant, show posters in support, engage in conversation and demonstrate solidarity! Please wear RED for ED and make some signs!!  Say NO to education cuts!

Our Demands on June 6:

  • Reverse the cuts to education – the cuts that have already happened and those planned for the future
  • Reverse the harmful changes made – reinstate Indigenous Curriculum writing sessions; reinstate the full Health and Physical Education Curriculum
  • No elimination of education worker jobs
  • A fully-funded public education system that includes low class size caps from Kindergarten to Grade 12, excellent needs-based supports and resources, no mandatory e-learning, and well-maintained buildings
  • Funding that provides equitable enrichment opportunities across the system and reduces the burden on school-based fundraising
  • An inclusive curriculum and respect for the diversity of our students and educators
  • Commitment to preserve the current Full-Day Kindergarten program model
  • Quality, free, safe, universal public childcare

Daily Announcements: Wednesday, June 5th (Day 2)

What’s coming up?

  • TOMORROW, Thursday, June 6, 8-8:30am – Gledhill’s Walk -In
  • Friday, June 7th – PA Day – No school
  • Wednesday June 12- Spirit Day- “Have a Magical Disney Day!”  Show off your Disney best at our Spring Concert Dress Rehersal
  • Thursday, June 13th- Spring Concert 6:30pm (Note new date)
  • Friday June 14th- Gledhill Family Fest
  • Friday June 21- Spirit Day- “Tacky Tourist Beach Day”
  • Saturday, June 22 – Gledhill goes to the Argos
  • Monday, June 24th – Grade 5 Graduation Ceremony – 10 AM

Reminder that there is a bin in the office for donations of supplies to “Gledhill Gives Back”.  Donations(school supplies and non perishable food) are being accepted until the last day of school!!!  

Highlights from this morning’s announcements:

“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. Eid al Fitr (Islam)

    Eid al Fitr begins at sundown on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Muslim calendar, and marks the end of the month of Ramadan. On this day, Muslims who have been observing Ramadan break their fast and celebrate its conclusion. Muslims also thank Allah for the help and strength given during Ramadan to help them practice self-control.

    The day traditionally begins early with a prayer ceremony at the community mosque. Since this is a day to celebrate the renewal of one’s commitment to Islam, people may wear new clothes as a symbol of fresh beginnings. Families typically visit one another and exchange good wishes, hugs, and handshakes, and homes are often decorated to reflect the festive atmosphere of this special day.

  2. Ultimate team members please meet in the gym at morning recess (Mrs. Pace)

  3. There is an exciting event taking place at Gledhill’s Family Fest…. The Clothing Swap!!!

    Here is how it works: First, we need you to look for gently used clothes this weekend, and bring them to the office, You have from Monday to Friday to bring the clothing in. For example you can bring in shirts, T-shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, socks and other clothing. Hint think about all of the seasons, not just summer! Think winter coats, snow suits and boots. Even think of a rain storm!

    Second, please bring all items to the main office of the school next week in clear or blue garbage bags. Any items left over at the end of the swap will be donated to charity.

    Last, come to the swap during family fest! Even if you didn’t bring anything, you can still take something. We will NOT be exchanging any money at this event.

    Thank you very much for supporting this important event! Go Tigers!

 

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