IMPORTANT: Impact of MAR 14 to APR 5 School Closure

Due to the Ontario Government’s announcement to close all public elementary and secondary schools for two weeks post March Break (March 14th through April 5th), the following events at Runnymede PS have been impacted.

March Pizza Lunch: March 27th Pizza Lunch will be re-scheduled for a Friday in June (exact date TBD).

Hot Lunch Program: If you have already placed orders for Hot Lunch for March 24th, 26th, 31st and April 2nd, please contact Rose Reisman Kids Lunch directly in order to cancel those lunches and receive a refund.  

March Parent Council Meeting: Parent Council Meeting scheduled for March 26th has been postponed and re-scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30pm in the School Library; more details and agenda to follow closer to the new date.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Runnymede PS Parent Council at runnymedeps@gmail.com, should you have any questions, or concerns.

 


Information for Runnymede Parents

January 22nd’s Parent Council meeting included a question and answer session with our TDSB Trustee Robin Pilkey and MPP Bhutila Karpoche.

Runnymede parents had a chance to “Ask Anything” and this produced some great discussion on everything from government cut backs, to TDSB budget cuts to job action.

Click here to read a summary of the discussion and find some suggestions for ways parents can express concerns regarding education cuts to the Provincial Government.

Click here for more information about the TDSB 2019-2020 budget.

Click here to reference the Ontario Government’s revised education strategy.


What is at Stake?

The following information has been provided to Runnymede parents by ETT (Elementary Teachers Toronto).  Please see below for information regarding the current Teacher Labour Action and negotiations.


Interested in showing support for teachers, and letting the government know your views on public education cuts?

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Thursday, Feb 6th
Runnymede & other Ward 7 teachers will be at Christine Hogarth’s constituency office for Etobicoke-Lakeshore
195 Norseman Street, Unit 21
Parents and students are welcome to join and show support!

Friday, Feb 7th
Runnymede teachers will be picketing in front of the school from 11am to noon, then  Runnymede, Western Tech and Swansea teachers will meet on Bloor St. west of Runnymede Rd. to show strength in numbers.
Parents and students can join teachers on Bloor st., in a show of support for public education

PARENTING WORKSHOP: Math Strategies for Primary aged students


Feb 16, 2020 Update: MATH WORKSHOP POSTPONED
DUE TO ONGOING LABOUR ACTION

Due to ongoing labour action, Runnymede PS Parent Council and Administration have decided to postpone Trevor Brown’s Math Workshop, originally scheduled for February 20th, 2020. We hope to reschedule once an agreement has been reached.

Questions? Please email runnymedeps@gmail.com

 

Parent Council is thrilled to welcome back Trevor Brown – Math Professor, author, and former Math Consultant for the TDSB – to Runnymede PS for another informative and fun-filled evening of math!

What to expect:

Trevor Brown is once again bringing his passion for Mathematics to this hands on presentation at Runnymede. Trevor has collaborated with many outstanding mathematics educators in the writing of two mathematics textbook series which are used throughout Canada.

He is a sought-after workshop leader, instructional coach and developer of concrete materials – all for the purpose of improving learning for students in schools.  Trevor will focus on math strategies for primary students at this year’s workshop.

All are welcome to attend.  RSVP by Monday February 3rd using the form below, so that Trevor can bring math manipulatives for everyone planning to attend.

RSVP’s now closed

Questions? Please email runnymedeps@gmail.com

Testimonials:

Trevor’s last workshop at Runnymede PS had a record turn out, and response from Runnymede parents was overwhelmingly positive.  Here is what some had to say about Trevor’s workshop:

“Mr. Brown was a great speaker and I feel a lot more confident in supporting my grade 1 in math. Thank you!!!”

“I think this was IMMENSELY valuable for bringing the gap between TODAY’S math homework versus what we were historically taught with a completely different mindset  (and UNDERSTANDING WHY!!!!)”

Runnymede Gear: Just in Time for the Holidays!

Order Your Runnymede Holiday Gear Now!

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To help you with your holiday shopping we’ve brought back the Runnymede store for one week only!

  • Same apparel if you want to restock or replace items
  • Great gift items for kids and stockings, like a Runnymede lion stuffie, a backpack, pencils etc.
  • Great gift items for grandparents, parents and teachers, like touques, hoodies & pens.
  • To have things ready for Christmas orders need to be in by December 1st!

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If you do *not* want to have your order delivered to your child’s classroom (if it contains a gift) you can  indicate that on the ordering page and we will arrange for separate pick-up with you directly.

If you have any questions feel free to contact parent volunteer coordinator at  emily+rpsclothing@teamlarose.com

Marlies Tickets on Sale Now!

Centre Ice Action with Calder Cup Champions, the Toronto Marlies!!

Marlies LogoJoin us on Sunday, December 1st for an exciting afternoon with families and friends from the Runnymede PS community.

We’ll be cheering on the Toronto Marlies from the centre section of Coca-Cola Coliseum, as they face off against the Utica Comets in an action-packed game!

When it’s over, we’ll take to the ice for a post-game family skate.

Get your tickets now and mark your calendars. This is a fantastic community event.  We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Sunday December 1st
Game: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Post Game Skate: 7:00pm
Tickets: $30/person (a $38 value)
Ticket purchase deadline: Friday, November 22nd


WinBuy early for a chance to win!

The first 50 tickets sold will be entered into a Early Bird Draw to win a zamboni ride during intermission!  (One entry per family)


If you have any questions please contact Dale Cadeau at ncadeau@bell.net