Parkdale – High Park Education Town Hall

Cheri event 2015

Tonight is the Night!

Tickets are $40 at the door.  You’ll enjoy amazing FREE tapas so skip dinner out and save your $ for the silent auction.

Click here to see the list of fantastic items that will be featured on the Silent Auction table at Pub Night.

Here is a shout-out to some of our generous sponsors:
Junction BreweryBloom RestaurantSweer Flour BakeryGoodfork RestaurantShakey's Restaurant
Pegrollsgreyweb  FBBurrito

Tickets to Runnymede’s 8th Annual Pub Night Fundraiser are now On-Sale!

This will be our Biggest and Best Pub Night yet as we approach Runnymede’s Centennial in 2016, and raise funds that will go directly to improving the Front Yard!

To Purchase Tickets:

  • Complete the order form at the bottom of the Pub Night flyer (paper copies will be sent home), and return with payment to your child’s teacher. Watch for the pub night flyer and ticket order form in your child’s backpack this weekE-tickets will be issued as orders are processed.  
  • Tickets will also be on sale in the schoolyard on Tuesdays and Thursdays – mornings and after school, and also at Movie Night on Friday, April 17th.

Contact Tara Bragg: tarabragg@hotmail.com.

We are still looking for Volunteers to help with Pub Night, and Donations for the Silent Auction! Please contact us if you can help with:

  • Contacts who can donate wine for the event. (Junction Craft Brewing has donated beer!)
  • Contacts who can provide “Priceless” items for our Silent Auction. (Professional Services, Tickets, Events, Rental Properties…)
  • Helping out at the Pub Night event. (set-up, ticket sales, silent auction, clean-up)

Limited Tickets available! $30 in Advance and $40 at the Door so don’t delay and get your tickets today!

Pub Night Contacts:

Jen Kopplin kopplin_jen@hotmail.com

Shannon Pritchard shannon.pritchard@sympatico.ca

Lice is Not Nice!

Today, March 24th and tomorrow, March 25th dedicated parent volunteers will be checking our Grades K – 6 kids for lice. 

If you are looking for professional help dealing with your child’s lice please contact the Bloor & Jane Nitworks location at 416.604.0444.

* Please mention you are from Runnymede!
* Coupons are available in the front office.

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Anti-Bullying Magic Show

When: Tuesday, April 7th  from 7 – 8 pm
Where: Runnymede Public School (room tbd)
What: An interactive show delivering inspiring messages about self confidence and understanding and overcoming bullying. This family workshop aims to:

  • Share personal stories that illustrate how to overcome bullying.
  • Highlight different types of bullying.
  • Demonstrate the power and importance of healthy self confidence and overcoming self doubt.
  • Break down gender stereotypes and feature both male and female role models.

For more information about the show visit the Let’s Get Together website.

Lice Check Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed on Tuesday, March 25th and Wednesday, March 26th to conduct lice checks for Grades K – 6.  Parents can choose a 2.5 hour shift during the mornings or afternoons.  Training will be provided on Wednesday, March 11th from 9 – 10 a.m in the second floor Staff Room.

Regular checks help keep school cases to a minimum.  Our January lice check successfully identified 50 cases.  We need your help to continue with this important parent-led initiative.

Please email Dale Cadeau to sign up.

Save the Date for Pub Night 2015

Mark your calendars and book your sitters.  This year’s Pub Night is on Friday, May 8th @ Lithuania House – 1573 Bloor Street West.

Please contact Jen Kopplin or Shannon Pritchard if you can help with:

  • Silent Auction Items
  • Planning of Pub Night
  • Helping at Pub Night

Tickets will go on sale in March.

 

 

Parkdale-High Park Community City Budget Meeting

This roundtable discussion would be an opportunity to examine and discuss the 2015 Toronto City Budget with your neighbours.
Thursday, January 29th 7PM – 8:30 PM
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School
1515 Bloor St W, 3rd Floor Staff Room
For more information contact:
416 392 7919

Construction Notice

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

This is to inform you that the work to replace our Electrical Vault, located in the Colbeck yard near Exit #2, will be starting tomorrow. This work involves digging trenches from the existing vault, just inside the school yard, to the sidewalk on Colbeck Avenue.

Due to this work, the staircase at Colbeck will be closed off beginning Tuesday, December 16.

The trenching and repaving should be completed by January 5, 2015.

Parents picking up and dropping off students are asked to enter the Adventure Yard at the North end of the Runnymede yard behind the portables.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours in Partnership,

Amelia Dennis

Principal, Runnymede P.S.

Family Games Night Thursday, December 4th

A new and fun event for Runnymede families! Come out, meet up with friends and play your favourite games!

  • To volunteer for Games Night, or if you have any questions, please contact Parent Council Co-Chair Dale Cadeau
  • To donate baked or savoury food to the Snack & Bake Sale (nut-free), please contact J’bai Deschamps

Family Games Night 2014

 

Update: Session Tonight

Helping Boys Learn with Dr. Edmond J. Dixon
DATE CORRECTION: *Monday, November 24th* at High Park Alternative School (265 Annette) @ 6:45 pm.

Are you tired of watching your son *game* his life away? Are you pulling out your hair trying to get him to do homework? Have you given up altogether? We have the solution for you!

Learn about the 6 Secrets and how to apply them.   Change your son’s learning and life!

RSVP to hpasexecparents@googlegroups.com

Education Town Hall on January 15th, 2015

MPP Cheri DiNovo will be hosting an Education Town Hall 

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 9:00
Location: Parkdale Library Auditorium

Meeting Regarding Changes to Special Education

The TDSB is considering changes to the Special Education Programs that it delivers to all children with exceptionalities. Parents of children with exceptionalities can keep informed about this process by talking to their trustee.

The Ontario Association for Bright Children (ABC) has invited one of the TDSB Senior Superintendents for Special Education to a meeting on Nov. 27 at the Northern District Library near Yonge and Eglinton.

This is your chance to discuss the future of gifted education at the TDSB and to ask questions about the direction the TDSB plans to take for the next few years.

ABC Toronto Meeting on November 27
Northern District Library 40 Orchard View Blvd. Toronto
Room 224ABC
Time: 6:30 – 8:15 PM
No reservations are necessary, all welcome
 
Organized by Diana Avon, TDSB SEAC representative
and other ABC Toronto membersThe TDSB is considering changes to the Special Education Programs that it delivers to all children with exceptionalities. Parents of children with exceptionalities can keep informed about this process by talking to their trustee.

Turf Field Update from the Yard Committee

The Yard Committee sent this letter to the TDSB,  regarding the unacceptable state of our dirt field, and the status of the turf field.

Please feel free to contact the Yard Committee with comments and ideas.

 

Two Upcoming Sessions: Empowering Independence and Helping Boys Learn

Empowering Independence with Alyson Schäfer
Tuesday, November 18th at Annette Public School @ 7:00 pm.

Why is it so hard to get our children to be punctual, do their chores and manage their school work without our constant nagging and supervision? Which of your behaviours are hindering you from transferring responsibility to your children? Learn the correct strategies to employ and keep kids accountable.

RSVP to Karen Ingram

Helping Boys Learn with Dr. Edmond J. Dixon
DATE CORRECTION: *Tuesday, November 25th* at High Park Alternative School (265 Annette) @ 6:45 pm.

Are you tired of watching your son *game* his life away? Are you pulling out your hair trying to get him to do homework? Have you given up altogether? We have the solution for you!

Learn about the 6 Secrets and how to apply them.   Change your son’s learning and life!

RSVP to hpasexecparents@googlegroups.com