Ward 7- March Update!

Here is what’s happening around our Ward and the TDSB this month:

Budget Ward Forum this Thursday March 21st at 7pm!!! Location Fern Avenue P.S. Everyone is encouraged to attend (See flyer below).

The 2019/20 budget survey is now available online. The survey was designed to capture feedback from parents/caregivers, students, staff and community members and will help develop this year’s Operating Budget. The survey can be found here: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Business-Services/Budgets-and-Financial-Statements/2019-20-Budget

TDSB Board meetings are web-casted live, the next meeting will be held Tuesday March 20th at 7pm here for anyone interested: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership/Boardroom/Live-Webcast-of-Meetings

Parents as Partners Conference will be taking place on Saturday March 30th at Beanfield Centre. Loads of great presentations, speakers and topics. Lunch, and childcare are provided. This is a really great resource and fun day!! You can register here: https://www.parentsaspartners.ca/

TDSB Connects, is a monthly electronic newsletter for parents/guardians with information about news and events from across the Toronto District School Board. If you are a parent/guardian who doesn’t currently receive TDSB Connects, please contact Runnymede P.S.to ensure your email address is up-to-date in your child’s student contact record. This newsletter is packed with information you don’t want to miss!

That’s it for now, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to email me at kathleenjhyatt@gmail.com or catch me at the Parent council meeting Wednesday March 20th.

Kathleen
Ward 7 Rep for Runnymede P.S.

Ward Forum

Parenting Talk – RSVP Now!

Tackling Anxiety and Stress Through Arts and Mindfulness

Parent Council is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Kay from Arts Express to Runnymede PS!

Please join fellow Runnymede parents as we learn more about equipping our children – and ourselves – with strategies for reducing anxiety and stress through mindfulness and the arts.

Wednesday March 20th, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Parent Council meeting to follow at 7:00pm


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Runnymede PS flyer

Funding has been generously provided by a PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant.

Nuit Orange 2019 – General Info & Program

Attached is a digital copy of the program for our upcoming community event “Nuit Orange”.

This digital program is being sent ahead of the event to help you plan your evening. Inside, you will find a blocked-out timetable and schematic maps of the building’s various floors. The timetable has been colour coded to match the floor maps. Food stations are demarcated by an orange box with a white fork & knife, the specific food items and their locations are included in the timetable.

Room specific performances are listed in order in on the timetable. Guerrilla theatre spaces are located at the orange masks and will have random performances and times.

There will be a lot of moving performers during time blocks, however your child will know where they need to be and when. Please be respectful of the timelines and the announcements: this will allow the evening to run smoothly.

IMPORTANT!

We ask that once you have entered a room for a performance, you remain in that room for the duration of that time slot or until the end of all scheduled performances for that room. That way all student work is appreciated and respected.

NOTE: There is no food permitted in the Library. We ask that you see this rule as a way of respecting our newly renovated space.

Kindly ensure that your child is wearing their appropriate costume items and / or black bottoms and an orange top if they are performing (music shirt if they are volunteering).

Sincerely,

Ian Medley, Strings Teacher
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John Kim, Band Director
Runnymede Public School

Nuit Orange 2019 – PROGRAM

If you are joining us for Nuit Orange please tag us on social media using the hashtag #NuitOrange2019

Nuit Orange Food & Drink Tickets On Sale Now!

Nuit Orange: A Celebration of the Arts at Runnymede

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Thursday January 31, 2019
6:30 – 9:00pm

There are no tickets required to attend Nuit Orange, but if you plan to enjoy some refreshments during the night you’ll need to order your tickets ahead of time.

Pre-ordered tickets will be sent home with your child by January 30th and you will need to bring the physical food/drink tickets with you to the event.

There will be food stations set up at various locations throughout the school, here is the menu for each station:

 

 

Sushi & Samosas

Hummus & Slider Sandwiches Peg Rolls
 

Salty Snacks
Popcorn, Terra Chips, Crispy Apple Chips

 

Sweet Snacks
Mini cupcakes, mini cookies, candy

 

Drinks
Mocktails, perrier, water, juice boxes

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Click on the link to pre-order your tickets now
Each item will be 1 ticket
Tickets cost $2 each.
Order deadline is Friday January 25th!

 

 


We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event!
Please see attached sign-up genius if you have time to help make this event a success.  Every 30 minutes of your time makes a difference!
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Join Us for an INCREDIBLE Movie Night!

RUNNYMEDE MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday January 17th

The students have spoken!

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 voted on which movie they would like to play at movie night this year, and “The Incredibles 2” was the clear choice!

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Doors open at 5:00 ~ Movie rolls at 6:00
In the Senior Gym (Exit #5)

Come catch up with other families while kids enjoy the movie.  There will be a bake sale, popcorn and lots of treats to enjoy so bring your blankets and water and get ready to settle in for the night!


Pre-Order Your Pizza Now!
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Pizza is available for pre-order at  www.sagoto.com/rpsc/movie

Don’t Delay!  Deadline to order is Monday January 14th.

There will be some pizza available for purchase at movie night, but best to pre-order to guarantee!


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Movie Night is in need of parent volunteers! 

Can you bake for the bake sale?  We are looking for nut free sweet or savoury baked or bought items. Items can be dropped in the office during the day on Thursday. Please cut pieces appropriate for the $1 cost per item. Please include one card/paper with ingredients listed.   Contact Julie Tseretopolous: julieyt@hotmail.com

Can you volunteer on the night of the event?  Time commitments as little as 1 hour.  Please contact Margarette-Anne Oliver:  margaretteanneoliver@gmail.com