Nuit Orange Food & Drink Tickets On Sale Now!

Nuit Orange: A Celebration of the Arts at Runnymede

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There are no tickets required to attend Nuit Orange, but if you plan to enjoy some  refreshments during the night you can save time by pre-ordering 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 four different food stations set up at various locations throughout the school, here is the menu for each station:

Orange you Sweet
Nuit Orange Cookies
Assorted dessert squares

 On a Roll
Cheese Pegrolls
Vegetarian Sushi Rolls
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Pizza, Popcorn and Wiches, Oh My
Assorted Flatbread pizza
Mini sandwiches

 Make mine a Mocktail
Nuit Orange Mocktails
Bottled water
Hot chocolate
Decaffeinated coffee


Each item will be 1 ticket and tickets cost $2 each.
Click on the link to pre-order your tickets now
Order deadline is January 26th!

Ask Me Anything: Q&A Session with TDSB’s John Malloy

Everyone is welcome at this joint Ward 7 & Ward 9 forum.  The format will be “Ask me Anything”, with TDSB’s Director of Education taking questions from the audience about whatever issues you would like to raise.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

If you can’t attend but have a question, please contact our Ward 7 Rep Kathleen Hyatt, who can help you get your questions answered.

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Stafford Hope – A Memorial for Runnymede’s Much-Loved Crossing Guard

A memorial will be held on Saturday January 13, 2018 for Stafford Hope, Runnymede’s beloved former crossing guard, who passed away on December 14, 2017.stafford stop.png

Hope retired in 2016 after 21 years of guiding Runnymede students, parents, and teachers across the busy Bloor West intersection near the school. Sadly, he had less than a year of retirement before cancer took hold.

Watch the tribute video.

The Stafford Hope Memorial Fund

In December, our school community and neighbouring schools raised $4400 for Stafford’s wife Velma to use towards his memorial. Thank you to everyone who contributed (especially the young boy who brought $24 in change from his piggy bank)! And thank you to the lovely ladies in the office who safeguarded the donations. Velma is deeply grateful for everyone’s generosity.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Stafford Hope Memorial Fund, please visit the GoFundMe page.

Share your Condolences

A table has been set up inside the school with photo boards and a condolence book for students, teachers, parents and community members to sign.

Memorial Details

The memorial will be held at the Bethel Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ at 1831 Weston Road, 3rd floor, followed by a procession to Beechwood Cemetery.

Saturday January 13th
Visitation: 9-10am
Memorial: 10am-noon, led by members of the Runnymede community
Cemetery procession: 12:30pm

PARENTING WORKSHOP: Mathematical Mindsets

Thursday January 25, 2018
6:30-7:30pm in the Senior Gym (Exit #5)

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!

Mr. Brown is a sought-after presenter who is well-versed in the Ministry of Education’s Renewed Math Strategy.

What to expect:

Geared to parents of children in grades 3-6, this interactive workshop will explore four areas:

  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement

RSVP now to take home a free math manipulative! Other math tools will be for sale at the workshop for $3.

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

The Parent Council meeting will follow in the gym at 7:30.

Show your Support for Stafford Hope

stafford stop.pngDuring his 21 years as crossing guard at Runnymede PS, Stafford Hope touched the lives of thousands in our school community.  He was a beacon of safety and familiarity, and guarded our children day after day as they crossed to school at Runnymede & Colbeck.

Stafford knew the kids by name.  He worked in the worst of weather to make sure our children arrived to school safely, and he always greeted us with a smile and – of course – a blessing.  Stafford was our very own Crosswalk Hero, and a ‘Local Legend

Sadly, Stafford’s health is failing, and a group of Runnymede parents is taking up a collection to help his family through this difficult time.  We encourage you to consider donating to this worthy cause.

For more information, please read the e-mail below.

Thank you.

We have some news to share with the Runnymede Community today.

Stafford Hope, our much-loved former crossing guard is in the last days of his battle with cancer.  He retired in 2016 after 21 years of guiding Runnymede students to class safely, but sadly had less than a year of retirement before cancer took hold.

To recognize the important role Stafford played in the lives of a whole generation of Runnymede students we are taking up a special collection for his family; a final gift from a community of people that value the positivity he brought to our school. We welcome all contributions from current or former Runnymede families, and hope that the money raised will help his family afford to honour his final wishes.

We would also love any pictures you might have of Stafford, of your children with Stafford or of just your children that we could combine to put together a Runnymede memory board. The photos would mean so much to him and his family.

Should you choose to donate, there will be a box set up in the school office until next ​Friday, and it will be outside of the senior gym if you happen to be at the school for concerts this week.

If you are unable to come by the school, but would like to make a contribution of money or photos, please contact Dale Cadeau: