Students have been busy creating and practicing, and are excited to host their families & friends for the first ever Runnymede Illuminations event!
It is an open house style celebration of the arts similar to Nuit Orange. Expect dazzling displays of musical, visual and dramatic arts. If the weather cooperates, many of the performances, art displays and activities will be outside.
What to Expect
- 4 fun arts-based activity stations for kids of all ages
- Food trucks on site for those who would like to enjoy dinner or snacks at the event
- Grade K – 5 artwork is on display throughout the school, and 6 – 8 visual artwork is displayed in the breezeway
- Grades 6 to 8 music and drama performances throughout the school
Here is the list of Activity Stations and Food Trucks at the event:
Activity Stations will be running from 4:30p to 7:30p:
- Soaring Selfie – located just south of the Runnymede yard play structure
- Oodles of Doodles – located near Door 2; sponsored by Sidorova Inwood
- Let’s Dance – located on the basketball courts; run by Swansea School of Dance and sponsored by Babiak Team
- Obliteration – located just inside Door 5
These great Food Trucks will be located in the staff parking lot, serving food from 4:30p to 8:15p:
- Mustache Burger
- GYOT (get your own taters)
- GTA Softee Ice Cream Truck
Please look for an email from the school this week for the official program and a detailed schedule of performances. We hope to see you there!
Tackling Anxiety and Stress Through Arts and Mindfulness
Parent Council is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Kay from Arts Express to Runnymede PS!
Please join fellow Runnymede parents as we learn more about equipping our children – and ourselves – with strategies for reducing anxiety and stress through mindfulness and the arts.
Wednesday March 20th, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Parent Council meeting to follow at 7:00pm
Funding has been generously provided by a PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant.
Attached is a digital copy of the program for our upcoming community event “Nuit Orange”.
This digital program is being sent ahead of the event to help you plan your evening. Inside, you will find a blocked-out timetable and schematic maps of the building’s various floors. The timetable has been colour coded to match the floor maps. Food stations are demarcated by an orange box with a white fork & knife, the specific food items and their locations are included in the timetable.
Room specific performances are listed in order in on the timetable. Guerrilla theatre spaces are located at the orange masks and will have random performances and times.
There will be a lot of moving performers during time blocks, however your child will know where they need to be and when. Please be respectful of the timelines and the announcements: this will allow the evening to run smoothly.
We ask that once you have entered a room for a performance, you remain in that room for the duration of that time slot or until the end of all scheduled performances for that room. That way all student work is appreciated and respected.
NOTE: There is no food permitted in the Library. We ask that you see this rule as a way of respecting our newly renovated space.
Kindly ensure that your child is wearing their appropriate costume items and / or black bottoms and an orange top if they are performing (music shirt if they are volunteering).
Ian Medley, Strings Teacher
John Kim, Band Director
Runnymede Public School
Nuit Orange 2019 – PROGRAM
If you are joining us for Nuit Orange please tag us on social media using the hashtag #NuitOrange2019
Nuit Orange: A Celebration of the Arts at Runnymede
Thursday January 31, 2019
6:30 – 9:00pm
There are no tickets required to attend Nuit Orange, but if you plan to enjoy some refreshments during the night you’ll need to order 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 food stations set up at various locations throughout the school, here is the menu for each station:
Sushi & Samosas
|Hummus & Slider Sandwiches
Popcorn, Terra Chips, Crispy Apple Chips
Mini cupcakes, mini cookies, candy
Mocktails, perrier, water, juice boxes
Click on the link to pre-order your tickets now
Each item will be 1 ticket
Tickets cost $2 each.
Order deadline is Friday January 25th!
We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event!
Please see attached sign-up genius if you have time to help make this event a success. Every 30 minutes of your time makes a difference!
Parent Council’s Arts Committee is thrilled to bring Phase 2 of the FDK-Grade 5 Arts Enrichment to Runnymede for a spring session.
Students have been experimenting and creating original works with acrylics, chalk pastels, and watercolours.
They’ve also been using different techniques, like resisting and scraping in the styles of Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Maria Sibylla Miriam, Paul Klee, Wang Yani, and Tom Thomson!