Here’s what you need to know about the Fun Fair on Saturday!

Schedule of Events:

Senior Gym
11:30 – 12:00 – Opening Ceremony and Student Performances
Senior Band & Strings (Grade 7/8) ~ Glee Club ~ Primary Dance Troupe ~ Primary Choir
12:30 – Grade 5/6 Band and Strings Concert

Library & Adventure Yard
12:00 – 3:00 – Alumni Event

12:00 – 5:00 – Outdoor Fun Fair activities open: dunk tank, bouncy castles, carnival games, scavenger hunt, photo booth, face painting, food trucks, visits from RCMP and Toronto Fire and much more!
3:00 – Centennial Birthday Cake (Front Yard)


Pre-orders have ended and will be delivered to classrooms on Wednesday May 25th & Thursday May 26th.

Didn’t pre-order a wristband? Don’t worry, they will be on sale at the Fun Fair for $20/child.

The games and activities at the Fun Fair will be ticketed, but a wristband will give you unlimited access to the fun!

Here’s what’s included with a Fun Fair unlimited wristband:

  • Bouncy castles and inflatable games!
  • Dunk tank!Wristbands
  • Many fun carnival games!
  • Face painting!
  • Lollipop tree! (limited turns)
  • Minute-to-Win-It challenge! (limited turns)
  • Scavenger Hunt!

Runnymede Welcomes Alumni to Fun Fair!

Runnymede Jr & Sr Public School graduates of all ages are invited to attend the May 28th Fun Fair to celebrate our Centennial year.  Come out to this fantastic community event and reminisce about all the good times you had at Runnymede.

The kids games and activities at the Fun Fair are ticketed, but you can pre-order $15 wristbands for unlimited access to the Fun!
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Chair of the Board & Director of Education Webcast

The TDSB is always looking to improve communication with parents across the city. You are invited to join our Trustee and TDSB Chair, Robin Pilkey and Director of Education, John Malloy on Tuesday, May 3 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. as the TDSB hosts its first live webcast for parents/guardians.

The session will begin with a welcome and update on recent developments at the TDSB. This will be followed by a chance for parents/guardians to ask questions. After the webcast, you can participate in a short survey about the webcast format and share your thoughts about topics for future sessions.

Please join the conversation at the following link:

Learn more about the Learning Centres at:


Parent Council Vacancies for 2016/17

At Runnymede Public School we are very fortunate to have an active and thriving Parent Council.  Council is involved in many fun activities throughout the school year, whether they’re for fundraising or community-building.

We cannot run a great Council without great parents.  At this time, we have a number of Council positions becoming vacant as the current members are reaching the end of their terms.

Below is a list of the available positions. We encourage you to consider a role, and please feel free to speak to the outgoing member, to get a better sense of what is involved.


Co-Chair, Parent Council
The Chair or Co-Chair(s) will be responsible for conducting all Council & Executive Council meetings; will report annually to the school community via the website, email and annual report; will be an ad hoc member of all Council committees; and will perform all other duties required of the office. The goal is to provide a respectful forum to discuss and address Council-relevant topics, to ensure meetings are conducted in a timely manner and to liaise with school administration.  We are seeking one Co-Chair to work alongside Dale Cadeau.
(Time commitment: 4 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Jackie Marrie or Dale Cadeau

TreasurerFilled, Thank You!
Responsible for the handling of Council money, keeping accurate accounting records, expense reimbursements and payment to suppliers.  The Treasurer will prepare an annual budget, report on Council finances at each Council meeting, prepare and file annual reports and prepare charitable tax receipts.
(Time commitment: 4 to 12+ hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbent: Helen Williams

Keep minutes of Council meetings, have charge of all correspondence of the Executive and the Council and be responsible for notices of all Council meetings.  Prepare and distribute agenda (& other materials as needed), take notes, prepare and circulate meeting minutes.
(Time commitment: 5 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbent: Carolyn Shaw

Spirit Committee Co-Chair
Main Role is to manage all aspects of fund-raising programs, social events, solicit volunteers, and report to Exec & Council with summary of each event.  This is a busy role, and is currently run with two Co-Chairs.  We are seeking one or two Co-Chairs to work alongside Allison Madigan.
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Leslie Robbins or Allison Madigan

STEM Committee Co-Chair
Main role is to maintain and run current Science, Technology & Math initiatives at the school. This includes the Math Amazing Race and First Lego League.  Seek new initiatives where possible.  We are seeking one Co-Chair to work alongside Tasha Balla-Boudreau.
(Time commitment: 2 hours per month; 10 hours in June for Math Race)
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Jen Atkinson or Tasha Balla-Boudreau


Assistant Treasurer RoleFilled, Thank You!
Responsible for assisting the Treasurer with cash deposits and charitable tax receipts.
(Time commitment: 1 hour per month after major fundraising events)
For more information, please speak to incumbent: Helen Williams

Lost & Found Co-ordinator
Main Role is to manage Lost & Found Items.  Arrange for a small team of parent volunteers to collect and sort lost items around school property.  At designated times (once or twice per month) arrange for items to be donated to local charity.
(Time commitment: 6 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbent: Jen Atkinson

This is a school-wide callout for Parents to join any one of these roles.  You do not require experience; simply a desire to get involved and in return, you get to be part of a great team at your child’s school!

Thank you,

Co-Chair Dale Cadeau
Co-Chair Jackie Marrie

Spring Yard Day is Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Spring Yard Day 2016Yard Day is a drop-in event. Come for part of the morning – or the entire morning – to help tidy up Runnymede’s nature garden and schoolyard!

Here’s what happens at this family-friendly school event
• we spread mulch on the trails
• we pick up litter that has accumulated over the winter
• we sweep
• we trim some plants
• we plant some spring flowers at the front of the school

Here’s what we’ll have on-hand for the KIDS:
• LIVE worm planting! Plant a live worm in the garden and get a gummy worm thanks!
• Nature art activity
• Earth Day kids’ book swap – bring a book you no longer want and swap it for something new!
• We will have coffee and water on-hand – bring your reusable mugs and water bottles.
• Donations of NUT-FREE baking are also welcome from all, to provide a mid-morning snack to all the volunteers.

Don’t forget your gloves, buckets (for moving mulch), shovels and wheelbarrows!