Runnymede Virtual Escape Room Fundraiser

Grade 5-8 students are invited to join the Runnymede Virtual Escape Room Race on Friday, May 7th at 3:00 PM. Teams will be competing to win a sleep-in day and, most importantly, bragging rights

Students can form their own teams of 6 from their grade or simply sign up and and they will be added to a team. Teams will be split up into two groups, with one winning team per group:

  • Grades 5 and Grade 6 will compete to solve the Mystery at The Cabin
  • Grades 7 and Grade 8 will compete to become top spy in a game of International Spy

This is a great opportunity for students to connect with their friends in a safe, casual and engaging setting, while also helping to raise funds for Runnymede!

Cost to join is $14 per participant; 25% of proceeds will go to Runnymede to support needed resources and enrichment programming in classrooms.

Two easy steps to get registered:

Step 1 – Register before May 4th by filling out the online form found HEREor type the following address into your web browser https://forms.gle/k5Gv1cwRd8ddjecw8

Step 2 – Send an eTransfer of $14 to runnymedespiritcommittee@gmail.com (Important – Include your name and Class ID in the comment section)

Registration is now open and will remain open until Tuesday May 4th.

Looking for fun and safe event ideas for your family and friends?
Check out our Virtual Escape Room organizers, HELMLife; they offer online activities for kids of all age groups, plus virtual escape rooms for adults. If you’re interested in organizing your own events, we have arranged a 15% discount for Runnymede families. All you need to do is:

Fine Print:

  • Students will need a laptop or a computer with Zoom to participate.
  • Team size may be adjusted depending on total participant count for each grade. Changes will be communicated before May 6th.
  • Please email transfer the $14 fee to runnymedespiritcommittee@gmail.com, and include your name and Class ID in the comment section
  • Payments will be refunded if we don’t have enough participants to form a team for each grade. 
  • Zoom ID will be sent to paid participants on May 6th.

Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend and Earth Week!

Pizza Pizza Virtual School Fundraiser

Hello Runnymede Jr & Sr PS Families!

Looking for dinner ideas for next week?  We’ve got you covered… Runnymede’s first Family Pizza Night Fundraiser is a win-win!

  • WIN… April 7th and April 8th order from Pizza Pizza (1-866-310-1111) and get 10% off for your family
  • WIN… Runnymede School gets 10% too! All fundraised money is going to support needed resources and enrichment programming in classrooms this year!

To place your order for this fantastic fundraiser only takes two steps!

Step 1 – Call the Pizza Pizza catering hotline at 1-866-310-1111 on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and/or Thursday, April 8th, 2021 between 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Step 2 – Provide your phone number, and quote “Runnymede Jr. & Sr. Public School” and the school phone number (416) 393-9055 to receive a 10% off discount from your order.

Here’s the squinty print from Pizza Pizza:
(1) Applicable on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and Thursday, April 8th, 2021 between 4:00
P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Eastern daylight time (EDT).
(2) Applicable to all students, their parents, and school faculty.
(3) Applicable on all regular priced menu items (except chicken wings/bites).
(4) Applicable to phone orders only

Runnymede Parent Council
runnymedeps@gmail.com

Parent Council Meeting – Thursday March 25, 2021 (start time changed to 7:30PM)

The next Runnymede PS Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 25, 2021 starting at 7:30 pm (please note the later start time). The meeting will take place virtually via Google Meet (link will be sent via email to all parents who have subscribed to the Runnymede Council email list).

March 25, 2021 agenda includes…

  • Executive Committee Updates
  • Council Co-Chair Report
  • Administration & Teacher reports

IMPORTANT – Please note the following meeting protocols:

  1. The Google Meet platform provided by the TDSB has a participant limit of 100 people, so we ask that each family please limit their participation to one device;
  2. Once you’ve entered the meeting, please ensure you are on mute;
  3. Once you’ve entered the meeting, please turn your camera off unless you are presenting;
  4. In order to join the meeting you will need to be signed into a Gmail account, or another email linked to a Google account. (instructions to create a google account without Gmail: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/27441?hl=en)

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Parent Council via email at runnymedeps@gmail.com

We hope to see you online, on March 25th!

Parent Council Meeting – Wednesday January 20, 2021

The next Runnymede PS Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The meeting will take place virtually via Google Meet (link will be sent via email to all parents who have subscribed to the Runnymede Council email list).

Jan 20, 2021 agenda includes…

  • Executive Committee Updates
  • Council Co-Chair Report
  • Administration & Teacher reports

IMPORTANT – Please note the following meeting protocols:

  1. The Google Meet platform provided by the TDSB has a participant limit of 100 people, so we ask that each family please limit their participation to one device;
  2. Once you’ve entered the meeting, please ensure you are on mute;
  3. Once you’ve entered the meeting, please turn your camera off unless you are presenting;
  4. In order to join the meeting you will need to be signed into a Gmail account, or another email linked to a Google account. (instructions to create a google account without Gmail: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/27441?hl=en)

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Parent Council via email at runnymedeps@gmail.com

We hope to see you online, on January 20th!

Happy Holidays 2020!

As we finish up the last week of school in 2020, Runnymede School Council would like to wish all families a happy and healthy holiday break!

This school year has been unlike any other we’ve ever experienced and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for all the extra time, effort and planning that it’s taken to ensure our children have experienced a positive, safe and engaging school year so far. We know that Runnymede teachers and staff appreciate all the efforts you’ve made to help keep them safe. It certainly takes a community and in true Runnymede spirit, our families have risen to the challenge!

We know this winter break will also be different than any other. We’d like to leave you with a really helpful document shared by Toronto Public Health to help families plan activities safely throughout the holidays.

Here are a few key takeaways…

– Enjoy the outdoors! Walking, hiking, and tobogganing are a go!  Check out the holiday lights or exchange gifts outdoors. If you can’t keep your distance from others (2m), wear a mask – even outdoors.

– Take a pass on indoor playdates, sleepovers and indoor meals / parties with members outside your household.  These are all high-risk activities.

Runnymede teachers, staff and fellow parents appreciate and depend on all of us doing our part to keep loved ones and our school community safe and healthy.  We are in this together!

Happy and safe Holidays to you and your families!

Runnymede School Council