Posted onMarch 1, 2022|Comments Off on ICYMI – Power Out – School is Open
Good morning, below is some info provided by the Office this morning
Power Out – School is Open
Dear Families, The school does not have hydro this morning but we are still open to receive students. Electricians are working on the issue now and we will send another message when it has been resolved. Please note that school phones are not working. Mrs. McAleese and I are able to respond to emails from our phones. Gledhill Office
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Posted onFebruary 18, 2022|Comments Off on Gledhill Parent Council Feb. 10 Meeting Notes!
Welcome and attendees – 17 attendees, including the Gledhill Principal (Cathy) and Vice-Principal (Janet) and 1 guest from DA Morrison.
Covid Vaccination Presentation from Toronto Public Health
Caitlin Faulkner from Toronto Public Health presented information about Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5+ and answered questions.
Gledhill Principal and Vice-Principal Updates
Report cards were distributed the week of Feb. 14; please let the office know if there are any problems accessing them.
Feb. 23 is graduation photo day for Gledhill students in Grade 5; a flyer is being sent home with the details.
Upcoming school spirit days:
Feb. 25 – pattern party; wear many patterns
Mar. 11 – love of animals day; wear things like feathers, etc.
There have been two fox sightings and one coyote sighting at the school recently; please remind your kids to not approach these animals; the city doesn’t intervene unless there is harm done to someone.
There was a question asked about the decision that Valentine’s Day cards had to be quarantined in advance of Valentine’s Day or not be distributed at all; Cathy and Janet stated they were following Covid-related rules and that each teacher had discretion about whether to quarantine cards in advance or not participate.
School council annual $100-$300 contribution to teachers
Council approved this year’s allocation of $300 per Gledhill teacher to use towards class supplies; teachers will be required to submit receipts for reimbursement.
It is encouraged that any additional ideas for use of Council funds be proposed, including ideas from Gledhill teachers and staff.
It was asked if the school library could use any funds for books or furniture; Cathy confirmed that she will check about this.
School Improvement Committee
Council supported the School Improvement Committee’s plan to investigate options for new plants for the planters at the front of the school; costs will be considered, but should not exceed $500.
Parents asked Cathy and Janet when students will be able to use balls again outside at recess and lunch; it was confirmed that TDSB Covid policies about this are being followed and that specifics about the rules are applied on a school-by-school basis. It was asked whether the TDSB policies could be shared with parents (in these meeting notes) to address the parent concerns (update: Cathy and Janet advised that changes are likely coming soon and that updates will be provided as they become available).
A question was asked about the next steps for requesting a crossing guard at the Lumsden / Gledhill intersection (for Gledhill and DA Morrison students); Cathy had communicated with the DA Morrison Principal about this and will also follow-up with the DA Morrison parent who initiated this request.
There was a question about the DA Morrison Principal (Marc) speaking with parents about the transition to Grade 6; Cathy confirmed that Marc will likely speak to parents of Grade 5 students in April or May (as he typically does this).
The next virtual Parent Council meeting is scheduled for Tues. Mar. 8, 6:30pm.
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