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!
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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!

Centennial Playground Fundraising Update

We have raised more than $55,000 in our June Direct Donation Campaign.
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Donate now to give our kids a better place to play!
Questions? Parent Council understands that you may have questions before making your pledge. Check out these FAQs.

Centennial Playground Fundraising Update

Over 25% of funds raised in Week #1!

Donate today to give our kids a better place to play! More than 60 families have already pledged over $32,000 in the first week of the campaign!

Special thanks to our 2 GOLD Donors and 6 BRONZE Donors so far!

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Donate Now to give our Kids a Better Place to Play!

Parent Council’s Centennial Playground Fundraising Campaign is underway!
We need you to generously donate at least:
  • $125/child or
  • $300/family

Donate Now and help put our Centennial Playground plans into action by Summer 2016.  Invest in your children, your school, your community and play!

Click here to donate now via Canada Helps.

Click here to see a copy of the donation letter with details about the campaign.

Click here to see a copy of the design plan.

Play is often talked about as if it were relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning “ – Fred Rogers

Without your support, the Centennial Playground will not happen. Please donate by June 25th!
To get involved, please contact us at:

Are you ready to give your kids a better place to play?!

Parent Council is launching a Centennial Playground Fundraising Campaign for the front yard of the school. This campaign starts later this week.

Please watch this video and stay tuned to your inbox and our website for more information.

Parkdale – High Park Education Town Hall

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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:

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

Shannon Pritchard

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.


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.