NEXT MEETING :
Our next School Council meeting is this Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. This meeting will be completely virtual so please use this Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/dmo-zyyu-wun
Here is the agenda. We look forward to seeing you there!
|Posted Sept 19, 2022 |
Hello Runnymede families!! We are really excited about the 2022-23 school year and thankful to all of the parents who have already reached out to us to get involved this year!
Here is a quick summary of how Council works and its purpose:
Runnymede Public School Council (RPSC) is made up of an Executive Committee, (5) Committees (see below), voting and non-voting members. Any parent or guardian of a RPS student is considered a member of Council and welcome to attend all meetings, however in order to become a voting member, you need to attend the first Council meeting (Sept.28th this year) and sign in to be a voting member. It is also appreciated for voting members to attend all of the 6 meetings each year, if possible.
Here are the (5) Council Committees and a summary of each:
Spirit– Focused on organizing schoolwide events to develop a strong RPS community and fundraising to ensure all of the student enrichment programs can run and teachers have resource supports they need. Past events include: Runnymede Open House, Pub Night, Pizza Days, Movie Nights, Teacher Appreciation Lunch, Concert Sales & Fundraising initiatives.
Arts– Focuses on providing classroom based visual and performing arts enrichment for all grade levels. You will see beautiful examples inside and outside the school of our the amazing art our children have been able to create.
Green– Focused on maintaining the amazing outdoor learning spaces, running the specialized Green Teacher program and ensuring each classroom has needed recess equipment. Our Spring and Fall Yard Days are also organized by the Green committee, as is the maintenance of our beautiful and unique green spaces.
STEM- Focused on providing hands-on science, math and technology enrichment programming for all grade levels. Past events include Amazing Math Race, Angry Birds STEM challenge and more!
Communications- Focused on communicating Council news, fundraising and event information with RPS parents and keeping the website up to date.
RPSC is a charitable organization with the purposes of:
-Promoting participation, co-operation, understanding and communication within the Runnymede Public School (RPS) community
-Contributing to the effective delivery of RPS programs and policies
-Providing a forum for Parents/Guardians to recommend action on educational issues and enhancing the accountability of the education system to parents
-Raising funds to assist in the delivery of enrichment activities for RPS students.
To get involved and volunteer to run or help with an event, join a committee or to ask questions about how you can help, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Council is an excellent way for parents to get involved in their children’s education!
Every TDSB school has a Parent Council, made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, and school administration. General membership includes all parents of children attending the school.
The council advises the principal and the Board on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after-school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals.
Everyone is welcome at all council meetings. Meeting and minutes for past meetings back to 2005 are available on our minutes page.
- Where Does the Money Go?: Visit our Where Does the Money Go page for our fundraising goals and budgets, and to find out where the money actually goes.
- Ward 7 Updates: Up to four elected council members represent our interests at Ward 7 meetings, bringing back updates and actions for us to discuss.
- Get Involved: Whether or not you attend the main council meetings, there are lots of ways to volunteer your time, primarily through one of our vibrant committees. You are welcome — and encouraged! — to join at any time of year and contribute whatever you can.
- Council Executive and Parent Membership: As a Runnymede parent, you are automatically a member of the school council. Officer positions are elected each year at the September meeting, but to become a voting council member, you simply have to attend the Annual General Meeting in September and put your name down.
- Runnymede Public School Constitution
- TDSB Runnymede website
Will your child be starting kindergarten this September? Check out our Starting Kindergarten section.