Daily Announcements- Tuesday October 1st, 2019 (Day 1)

What’s coming up?

  • TODAY – Tuesday October 1nd- International Walk to School Day
  • Thursday October 3rd- Cross Country Meet at Ashbridge’s Bay.  Please feel free to come and cheer our Team on!  See picture below for approximate race time(s) schedule!
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day
  • Friday October 11th– PA Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Monday October 14th– Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL!

Highlights from this today’s announcements:

  • Good morning!  Please stand for the Land Acknowledgement and our National Anthem.
  • 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.
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  • Please be seated.  Make sure you are listening to anything that is relevant to you.
  • Today is Tuesday October 1st and it is Day 1 in our schedule.  Our character theme for October is Responsibility and here is something to think about.  “The time is always right to do what is right.”  – Martin Luther King Jr
  • There will be a new updated girls soccer schedule sent out to all the members of the team today.  Ms. Pace will hand deliver the new schedule to each member.  Thank you- Ms. Pace
  • Choir will begin in 3 weeks!  Grade 1 and 2 students interested in joining, please get a permission form from Mrs. Bailey in music class
  • From Ms. Smith- If you did not attend Cross Country practice yesterday, please come to Room 28 to get an important letter before the end of afternoon recess.

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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.  Some days part of the announcements are read by the students in French.  For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English.

Cross Country Meet- Thursday October 3rd, 2019

An update to the last announcements on the blog.  The cross country meet is on THURSDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 2019 at Ashbridge’s Bay.  Please feel free to come out and cheer our team on!  Go GLEDHILL!

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Entering the school in the mornings

Information for families of Gledhill from the school: “During the current CUPE Job Action, all students in Grade 1-5 will be entering from Door 4. Students in Kindergarten will continue to use Door 3. Also , please be patient if you are ringing the buzzer to enter the school, someone will help you as soon as possible.”

Daily Announcements – Monday Sept 30th (Day 5)

What’s coming up?

  • TODAY – Monday Sept 30thOrange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 1nd- International Walk to School Day
  • Thursday October 3rd- Cross Country Meet at Ashbridge’s Bay.  Please feel free to come and cheer our Team on!  See picture below for approximate race time(s) schedule!
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day
  • Friday October 11th– PA Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Monday October 14th– Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL!

Highlights from this today’s announcements:

  • Good morning!  Please stand for the Land Acknowledgement and our National Anthem.
  • 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 to anything that is relevant to you.
  • Today is Monday Sept 30th and it is Day 5 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that makes each of us unique.” – D. B Harrop
  • Announcement for Orange Shirt Day from Parent Council: As you know we begin each morning by acknowledging the traditional land upon which Gledhill sits.  But do you know why?  Orange Shirt Day is a great day to think about it!  Indigenous peoples have lived on the land we now call Canada for thousands of years, with their own unique cultures, identities, traditions and languages.  Making land acknowledgement statements is a way to show thanks and respect to the land and the people, and helps to make sure that our school is a safe and welcoming space for everyone.  It is important for us to be aware of the history of the places we call home.  Today this area is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island- now known as North America- and we are grateful to have the opportunity to learn here.
  • 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.
  • Orange Shirt Day Announcement: Today is Orange Shirt Day.  This is a day where we remember that Canada’s Indigenous children were taken away from their families and forced to go to residential schools where they were not allowed to speak their language, practice their culture and beliefs, and were forced to wear uniforms.  Phyllis Webstad, a First Nation’s child who was from Williams’ Lake British Columbia, was sent to residential school.  Her grandmother had bought her a new outfit hat included an orange shirt for the first day of school. Phyllis wore her orange shirt with pride, but it was taken away from her by the officials of the school and she never saw it again.  Phyllis said “the colour orange has always reminded me of that, and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared, and how I felt I was worth nothing”, reflects Webstad decades later about her experiences at the residential school.  “All of us little children were crying and no one cared.” Orange Shirt Day is important for everyone to recognize so we can fulfill our obligations to Truth and Reconciliation to Canada’s First Nations’ people and the terrible experiences in residential schools.  Thank you to everyone who is wearing an orange shirt today.
  • Great job at the Terry Fox Walk on Friday Gledhill!  We will let you know our total raised by Friday.  Any last minute pledges, please send them to the office this week.  Thank you!
  • Any staff interested in a few calming and meditative moments are invited to come to a yoga session at lunch in the music room today at 11:45AM.

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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.  Some days part of the announcements are read by the students in French.  For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English.

Land Acknowledgement Information

As you know, we begin each morning by acknowledging the traditional land upon which Gledhill sits, and where we gather each day.

But do you know why?

Orange Shirt Day is a great day to think about it!

Indigenous peoples have lived on the land we now call Canada for thousands of years, with their own unique cultures, identities, traditions and languages.

Making land acknowledgement statements is a way to show thanks and respect to the land and the people, and helps to make sure that our school is a safe and welcoming space for everyone. It is important for us to be aware of the history of the places we call home.

Today, this area is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island –now known as North America – and we are grateful to have the opportunity to learn here.

So we 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. We recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.

We acknowledge the land. And we acknowledge the history. And we acknowledge the people.

Thanks for wearing Orange today!

Pizza Lunches for Grades 1-5: Orders now being accepted

PIZZA LUNCH ORDERS

Please Order & Pay Online:

www.Sagoto.com/gsc/pizza

Again this year, Gledhill School Council is pleased to coordinate the Pizza Lunch fundraiser for students in grades 1-5 who would like to participate. Proceeds are used to help ALL grades with the cost of programs and resources that enrich the Gledhill School experience such as workshops, Drama with Jeff, and more.

Pizza dates for this school year are as follows:

  • Friday, November 29th
  • Friday December 13th
  • Friday January 24th
  • Friday February 28th
  • Friday March 27th
  • Friday April 24th
  • Friday May 29th
  • Friday June 19th

Orders must to be submitted by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.  Please note that no pizza will be sold on the day of the lunch.  Refunds will not be made if your child is absent from school on a pizza day.

If you have any questions please email GSCPizza@gmail.com . School Council would like all students to be able to participate if they wish to do so. There are funds available to cover the cost for students if finances are a concern.

IF YOU PREFER TO PAY CASH, PAPER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE

Pizza lunches cannot take place without the help of several parent volunteers. If you can help with the setting up and serving of pizza for 1 or more pizza lunches please email us at GSCPizza@gmail.com.   Thank you!

Daily Announcements – Friday Sept 27, 2019 (Day 4)

What’s coming up?

  • TODAY School Terry Fox Walk at 10:30am
  • Monday Sept 30thOrange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day
  • Friday October 11th– PA Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Monday October 14th– Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL!

Highlights from this today’s announcements:

  • Good morning!  Please stand for the Land Acknowledgement and our National Anthem.
  • 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 to anything that is relevant to you.
  • Today is Friday Sept 27 and it is Day 4 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “He who loves others is constantly loved by them.  He who respects others is constantly respected by them.” – Mencius
  • Spirit Squad, please meet Ms. Ahmad in the playground at morning recess
  • The Terry Fox assembly is today after morning recess.  Teachers, please send your money and pledge forms to the office right now with your attendance.  We will meet in the gym before beginning our run outside.
  • We wish the kindies a wonderful Terry Fox Walk following these announcements.
  • Did you know that Terry asked Adidas to donate 26 pairs of shoes for the Marathon of Hope?
  • Have a fabulous Friday!
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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.  Some days part of the announcements are read by the students in French.  For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English.