Help our school win up to $50,000!

Our Centennial Playground project is now a contender for the Aviva Community Fund! This grant could offer up to $50,000 towards our schoolyard. Please spread the word to your own networks in the community, and set a calendar reminder to vote every day from October 6 – 23

We need as many votes as possible to advance to the next round!

Click this link to vote now and every day:  Runnymede Public School Centennial Playground | Aviva Community Fund


Halloween Costume Collection Extended

Costumes are still needed for the Sale and collection is extended until Friday Oct 9th .

The sale will be Wednesday Oct 14 and Thursday Oct 15, afterschool from 3:15-4 pm weather & supplies permitting.

Send in your clean, gently used costumes (all sizes) and accessories to the office.  Last year the Sale raised $1000 – let’s do it again!

Parent Rep List

Please see the attached Parent Rep List.

Reps help distribute handouts into backpacks, send emails to class parents, and encourage parents to attend and volunteer at Council Events.

Runnymede Pizza Lunch Program

Mark these Pizza Lunch dates in your calendar for Grades 1-8:

Friday, October 2                   Friday, February 26
Thursday, October 29           Thursday, March 24
Friday, November 27            Friday, April 29
Friday, January 29                Friday, May 27

*Please note – Pizza Lunches are not scheduled in December and June*

ONLINE ORDERING!  Secure online orders. Order at

EXTENDED Order deadline for the first Pizza Lunch is 11:59 p.m. on September 28th.

This year there will be two options for Pizza lunch

  1. Pizza, juice box, fresh veggies and apple slices.
  2. Pizza, fresh veggies and apple slices (NO drink) **Please note if you do not order juice please have your child bring their own water bottle that day.Didn’t receive your order confirmation? Please check your junk folder.Questions or concerns? Contact Allison Madigan at

Last year, a great team of parent volunteers made Pizza Lunch a success! If you would like to help out this year, please contact Maggie Galloway at Babysitting (& free pizza!) provided for younger siblings.

Thank you for supporting our quick, easy and secure online Pizza Lunch process!

New this year – Kindergarten Pizza Lunches We are excited to be introducing pizza lunches into the JK/SK classes – they will be able to experience pizza lunch in their own classrooms. Dates will be different from the Grade 1-8s.

-Please check your kindergarten child’s backpack for the information form and manual enrollment form.

-Kindergarten pizza will NOT be available for online ordering this year.


SPAM email Circulating

There have been multiple SPAM messages circulating via email in the past few weeks. This has affected multiple Runnymede parents as well as the Parent Council Gmail account. You may receive SPAM emails either from or a fellow Runnymede parent.

SPAM emails are usually easy to spot based on the suspicious and vague subject line (e.g. Fw:important or Check out this website). Please be on the look out for this type of message in your inbox. The Communications Committee is working to resolve this matter but in the meantime, if you receive a SPAM email, do not open the e-mail or the link inside and delete it immediately.

If your own account has been compromised by SPAM we recommend changing all of your passwords and running anti-virus software on your computer.

2nd Annual Gently Used Halloween Costume Sale

Please donate your halloween costumes for our sale!

– Donations Needed –

Get your Halloween off to a “Green “ start this year by clearing out your Tickle Trunks/Dress-up bins and donating your gently-used children’s costumes and/or accessories to Runnymede’s second annual Costume Sale! Don’t buy new this year – help green our community and save some money by shopping at the Sale.

Collection is happening from Sept 21-Oct 2 – drop off your costumes in the morning at the Office.

We are accepting CLEAN, gently-used, wearable costumes and/or accessories (wigs, shoes, shields, etc.) in all sizes.  Costumes will be priced from $5-$25.  First come, first serve basis.

Sale to be Tues Oct 6th and/or Wed Oct 7th afterschool from 3:15-4pm (weather & supply permitting).

Proceeds from the sale will go to Parent Council and be used to enrich Green school programs.  All costumes left over after the sale will be donated to charity.

Thank you so much for participating in making this event a success!

Brought to you by the Spirit Committee


Runnymede’s First Ever Fun Run


Ocotber 2015 Fun Run

Yard Day Saturday, September 26th

All are welcome at this great, family-friendly tradition at the school. Help out with a little clean-up yard work in our amazing Hillside Garden, and have some Fall fun with the kids too. Nut-free baking welcome for the snack table.

Fall YARD DAY 2015

Congratulations to our Centennial T-Shirt Contest Winners!

Runnymede Tshirt Contest Centennial

Natalie W  – Gr 2     Fiona F – Gr 4     
Tegan M – Gr 5        Kate R & Shreya S – Gr 5
Desmond M – Gr 6   Pascale P – Gr 8

These students all have artwork featured on our new Centennial T-shirt design. 

Pre-Order your shirts today! Cost is $20 per shirt. Sizes for Kids S,M,L,XL and ADULT S,M,L,XL. To pre-order, contact

Otherwise, shirts will be on-sale in the front yard after school the week of Sept. 21-25. T-shirts will also be on-sale at upcoming school events, such as Yard Day and the Run for Runnymede. 

Lice Screening K – 6 on Tuesday September 15

Did you know that September is the most common month for head lice infections?  As the school year gets underway, we would like to try to minimize the potential for any cases of lice to spread at Runnymede.

A lice check will be conducted for all Kindergarten to Grade Six students on Tuesday September 15, 2015.

For this initial check we are partnering with Nitworks to screen the students. Administration and a group of parent volunteers will be assisting in this initiative.  We plan on mobilizing a parent volunteer team to conduct future screenings in January and March.

To cover the cost of this initiative we are asking parents to please send a toonie in an envelope or taped to a piece of paper marked ‘lice check’ and your child’s name & classroom.  This is not a fundraiser, the $2 is to cover the cost of the lice check only.  Students can bring their money in Monday or Tuesday this week.

Thank you for your co-operation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dale Cadeau, Parent Council Co-chair at or 416.453.2680


Welcome (back) to Runnymede 2015-16

On behalf of Runnymede Parent Council, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to all new families, and to those of you returning to Runnymede. Week One of school will be busy and hectic as our children settle into new classrooms with their new teachers, and we are here to help now and throughout the school year.

2015-2016 will be our biggest year yet, with the celebration of our Centennial in 2016! This school year will be filled with many opportunities to get involved with our Centennial celebration. As well, our Centennial Playground Project fundraising campaign will continue this year. Our campaign goal is $225,000 and we have already raised $175,000!! We will build on this amazing success with a Fall direct donation campaign for new Runnymede families, and some fun events throughout the year to celebrate the Centennial and contribute to our fundraising goal. The Centennial Playground Project fundraising replaces our annual per-child direct donation campaign for this year only.

New this year, there will be reps from every class on Council to help keep parents and Council well-connected. We are always looking for new parents to join Council and get involved! Our website is a great place to look for up-to-date information, so bookmark this site and visit it regularly. Our first Council meeting will take place Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the School Library – we hope to see you there.

Please click on these links for valuable information:
Add these key dates to your calendar
Fall @ Runnymede – Key Dates and Info

How Do I Get Involved?
Read how you can get involved at the school and in your child’s education at Runnymede.

From your Council Co-Chairs,
Jackie Marrie
Dale Cadeau



Cue the Fireworks!

Together, we have raised more than $125,000 in the Centennial Playground June Direct Donation Campaign!!!

thermometer 125KThank you to the amazing generosity of all Runnymede Families who have donated to this campaign. A special thanks to the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Champion and Supporter Families – without your unbelievable support we could not have come so far in such a short time!

If your Family hasn’t been able to make their donation yet, don’t worry, you still can – our online donation web page is open for the summer.
Congratulations, and thank you to our amazing school community! Have a great summer!
Centennial Playground Fundraising Team

More than $105,000 raised!

These are the final days of the Centennial Playground Direct Donation Campaign and our goal is within reach!

Thanks to the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Champion, and Supporter Donor Families and thank you to all Families who have generously donated to raise more than $100,000 in less than a month.

Please donate today!
Let’s Give our Kids a Better Place to Play!

Strawberry Social on Thursday, June 25th

The Strawberry Social is being held from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. in the Front Yard. Bring your loonies and toonies to buy a treat after school.

Runnymede Strawberry Social

Ontario Strawberries & Ice Cream      $2.00
Jumbo Freezies                                        $2.00
Lemonade                                                  $1.00

This is a nut-free event… while supplies last!
All proceeds support the Centennial Playground Fundraising Project

What are you Waiting For? Donate Today!

It is the final week of school, and the final week of the Centennial Playground Direct Donation campaign. The countdown is on…donate today!
thermometer 75K
Thank you to our Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Champion and Supporter Donor Families to date. And thank you to all Families that have generously donated and helped raise more than $75,000 in just a few weeks!
What are you waiting for? Donate today!
Let’s give our Kids a Better Place to Play!