All items that have been in the Lost and Found for more than 2 weeks will be donated on Friday. Please encourage your child to come and check for any lost items before then.
Pub night is coming up fast – May 3 will be here before you know it.
If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet – please do so soon! This annual event is a great night out with fellow Runnymede parents and also a great night of shopping at the silent auction, with many great items on the auction block! To purchase tickets, either send in the Pub Night Form (which came home with your kids recently) or write down your name, email and number of tickets you’d like to buy and send in with a cheque to your child’s teacher OR email Shannon Pritchard. Tickets are $20 each.
Check out the ever-growing list of silent auction items (listed here, as well as in our previous post - don’t miss out!
- Blue Jays tickets
- Marlies tickets
- TFC tickets
- Think Fitness- 2 weeks of classes
- Oxford $400 gift certificate
- Forever Interior on Dundas- Coat rack
- Gotta Dance-Camp or party
- JC salons-hair cut
- Retrofit Pilates
- Swansea School of Dance
- Bauer hockey stick
- Lucy Nails
- Cycle Monkey-camp
- Coca Organic Chocolate
- Coco Beauty Bar at Jane and Bloor
- Family weekend at Mansfield Ski Club
- Camp Restaurant
- Eat More Store
- Cecil Ward
- Coffee Tree
Mark your calendars for April 20, 2013, for our Spring Yard Day and Earth Day. Come out and help tidy up the Runnymede schoolyard, and enjoy a great day full of family activities. Click the poster for more details.
See you on April 20th!
Don’t miss the year’s most anticipated social event. Runnymede’s annual Pub Night (fundraiser, kid-free night out and all-round good time) is Friday, May 3 at Earth. We are amassing silent auction items; here’s just a sample of the loot you could get your hands on:
From Microsoft- office for Mac and windows 8
Art kit fromTillman and Robinson
Landscape consult from Green Bean
Runnymede Adventure Club camp
Directors Cut camp
Humber Optical $100 gift card
$400 Oxord gift certificate
Mellow walk boots
1 month of free classes at RPM
- 1 week of Westside fun camp
Beaver Valley ski club family weekend
1 month trial at Boulevard Club
High tea at Windsor Arms
2 iron urns
5 passes for High Park Village Fitness
Tabatta fitness by Katerina Simons
If you have items to donate, please contact Jennifer Kopplin.
Spring Thaw Mr Sub family meal orders are due by Thursday, March 28.
Be sure to come to this fabulous family event being held at the school on Wednesday, April 3 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate your child’s art work produced as part of the JK-Grade 3 Arts Enrichment Program and participate in many FUNdraiser activities like face painting, button-making and the ever-popular lollypop tree!
Most families take advantage of the Mr. Sub family meal being offered since it allows families to spend time at the event and not worry about preparing dinner at home.
To ensure there is a sub meal ordered and waiting for your family at the Spring Thaw event, please be sure to send in your Mr. Sub family meal order form and payment by tomorrow.
The next Runnymede Family Swim night will be on March 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Humberside C.I. Pool. See you there!
Winter Green Teacher sessions began on February 19, and will run for a few weeks. Zak Smith, our Green Teacher, is working with all of the Grade 2, 4 and 6 classes (splits included) that he began with in the fall. The Green Teacher is a curriculum-based environmental sustainability program that takes place in classrooms and right in Runnymede’s Hillside Garden.
While you’re here, a quick plug for Yard Day – save the date! Our annual Spring Yard Day/Earth Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 20th, starting at 9:00 a.m.
Items that have been in the Lost and Found for two weeks or more will be collected and donated by parent volunteers on Thursday, February 28th. In order to help keep Runnymede clean, items are collected and donated once per month, on Pizza Day. (For sanitary reasons, lunch containers are disposed of each Friday.)
Please encourage your child/children to come to the Lost and Found to look for any long lost items in the next few days. Parents are encouraged to label student items with name/room number as items with names are announced each Friday.
If you have any questions, please email Julie Tseretopoulos. Thank you.
Did you miss the last Swim Club night? You can still come out! The next one’s on Feb 26 and we’d love to see you there. Just bring your signup form and fee.
p.s. Please update your calendars: our June Swim Club night has moved to June 11th.
The Etobicoke School of the Arts parents’ School Council is pleased to present an informative and thought provoking parent information session.
Dr. Taylor Armstrong from the George Hull Centre will be speaking on the topic of “Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Parents”. The presentation will take place in the library on February 26 at 7:30 pm. ESA is located at 675 Royal York Rd. (north of The Queensway).
Dr. Armstrong is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the George Hull Centre and a faculty member with the University of Toronto in the Department of Psychiatry. The George Hull Centre is a children’s mental health agency that is located in Etobicoke.
Parents are asked to RSVP to ESA School Council Recording Secretary in order to have an indication of how many will be attending.
Parents have the opportunity to participate in the interview panel for
vice principals for TDSB elementary and secondary schools.
Interviews for the spring cycle are held on a couple of dates at the end of Feb./beginning of March at Etobicoke Civic Centre at Burnhamthorpe and Hwy 427.
Parents who wish to participate are required to attend a training session at 5050 Yonge St. on Feb. 5, from 6:00 to 7.30 pm, and complete a form, which includes the dates of the panel interviews. Further information is available from the TDSB Parent Involvement Advisory Committee.
Items that have been in the Lost and Found for two weeks or more will be collected and donated by parent volunteers on Thursday, January 31st. In order to help keep Runnymede clean, items are collected and donated once per month, on Pizza Day. (For sanitary reasons, lunch containers are disposed of each Friday.)
Please encourage your child/children to come to the Lost and Found to look for any long lost items in the next few days.
Parents are encouraged to label student items with name/room number as items with names are announced each Friday.
If you have any questions, please email Julie Tseretopoulos. Thank you.
Many of you took the time to sign the online petition lobbying the provincial government to release funding for building planned additions at Swansea and Keele Street public schools. We want to let you know that the funds were officially released today and these two additions will be built in our community. Great news all around!
For Runnymede P.S., the addition at Keele Street is particularly significant since it will allow students to stay at Keele until Grade 8. Currently, about 75 Keele Street students transfer to Runnymede for Grades 7 and 8 each year.
Thank you all for getting engaged and lobbying the government. We look forward to your continued interest and involvement as we get ready to accommodate Full Day Kindergarten at Runnymede in September 2014. So, please keep reading these emails and attending Council Meetings!
Click here for further details on the funding release.
We have secured the dates for the Runnymede Swim Club for the rest of the year. The club is a once-a month lifeguard-supervised open and lane swimming at the Humberside C.I. Pool – a really great time to practice your swimming and have some fun as a family.
Here are this year’s swim club dates; all times are 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
- January 22
- February 26
- March 26
- April 23
- May 28
- June 25
To sign up, please complete the attached form and send it back to Erin Carroll. Hope to see you there!