Runnymede’s Technology Plan

If you missed Curriculum Night’s tech talk with our principal Rob Hochberg and teacher Taye Maddison you can view the presentation notes below.

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We need everyone’s support to make Runnymede’s technology vision a reality for our students!  Your contribution (big or small) helps in so many ways.

Please donate now to the Annual Direct Donation Campaign.

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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the Technology Plan please contact Ms. Maddison using the form below:

See You at Yard Day This Saturday!

Fall Yard Day is Saturday September 16th
9am – 12 noon

Fall YARD DAY 2017What is Yard Day?
It is a fun, family friendly event where the school community comes together to clean up our nature garden and the schoolyard. In addition to the yard work, there are fun fall-themed kids activities, a nut-free baking table, coffee and water. You can come for the whole morning, or just pop-in for an hour.

Who Should Come to Yard Day?
Runnymede Families! Yard Day is for students, siblings, teachers and parents.

What Should I bring to Fall Yard Day?
You can just show up if you like. Or you can bring nut-free baking to share, travel coffee mugs and water bottles (to refill on-site if you get thirsty), garden gloves, hand snips and brooms. If you bring your own gardening tools we suggest you label them.

We hope to see you at Yard Day this Saturday.
Questions? runnymedeyard@gmail.com

Curriculum Night Details

Curriculum Night is on Thursday September 14th!

It is a chance for parents & guardians to meet their child(ren)s teacher and gain an understanding of the classroom program and structure for the school year.

Rotary teachers will be available throughout the evening in their classrooms.  Classroom locations will be posted throughout the main floor of the school.

Babysitting will not be provided during this event.  You may choose to attend with or without your children.

Here is a schedule of events:

Time Event Location
5:45-6:00pm Technology Presentation:
Come hear more about our joint Admin – Teacher – Parent Council tech vision for the school
In the library
6:00-6:30 Homeroom Presentations In your child’s classroom
6:40-7:10 Homeroom Presentations In your child’s classroom
6:00 -7:30 Rotary Teachers Available In their classrooms
Locations will be posted
5:45-7:30 Parent Council Bake Sale & Tshirt Sale Outside the Main Office

Back To School Checklist:

Make sure you check off these important tasks for September

check-mark-2-512Subscribe to Parent Council e-mails
Sign up online using our MailChimp form.
Add us to your ‘safe senders’ list so you don’t miss out!

check-mark-2-512Order Pizza Lunch
Order online at www.sagoto.com starting Friday September 8th
More info here

check-mark-2-512Order Hot Lunches
Order online at www.kidslunch.ca starting Sunday September 10th
The Runnymede password is RPS39.
More info here

check-mark-2-512Complete and return all forms to your child’s teacher
Please submit all forms by Friday September 15th
More info here

check-mark-2-512Donate to the Annual Direct Donation Campaign
Donate online at CanadaHelps.org now!
More info here

Parent Council Vacancies for 2017/18

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.

help-wanted-2We 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.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL POSITIONS:

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 Greg Kerr.
(Time commitment: 6-8 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Greg Kerr or Dale Cadeau

Secretary
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: Marissa Hollis

Communications Committee Co-Chair
Communications works behind the scenes, keeping Runnymede parents up-to-date on what’s happening at school.  We run the website, e-mail program and produce the monthly newsletters.  We are seeking one Co-Chair to work alongside Ingrid Larsen.
(Time commitment: 6 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Ingrid Larsen or Maureen Dugan

GENERAL POSITIONS:

Lost & Found Volunteer 
Join a small team of parent volunteers who collect and sort lost items around school property.  At designated times (once per month) arrange for items to be donated to local charity.
(Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to coordinator: Anh Truong

Parent Reps
We are seeking a Parent Rep for each class in the school.  Parent Reps help keep parents and Council well-connected and help boost participation at Council events.  Reps are also Council Members.
(Time commitment: 1 hour per month)
If you would like to be a Parent Rep for your child’s class please send an email to:  Dale Cadeau

Committee Members
All of our Parent Council committees welcome new members with great ideas and a willingness to help.  Meet fellow Runnymede parents and find an occasional role that matches the number of volunteer hours you have to give.  Read more about volunteering at the school here.

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 Greg Kerr