Arts Enrichment Returns for Spring!

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!

Nuit Orange Recap

Nuit Orange 2018 was an incredible success!

Energy, enthusiasm, and a celebration of the arts were on the program last week at Nuit Orange – a spectacle of artistic talent never before seen in the halls of our 100-year-old school. The event drew a crowd of hundreds and treated Runnymede families to a showcase of band, strings, drama, dance, and visual art.

Bravo to Runnymede’s dedicated teaching staff who brought this vision to our school and made Nuit Orange happen, especially Mr. Medley, Mr.Ouelette, Mr. Kim, Mr. Latter & Mme Hatzepetros. Their passion for the arts is contagious.

Thank you to Parent Council’s Arts & Enrichment Committee, who spearheaded the art installations for the JK – Grade 5 students, and to the Spirit Committee and its army of volunteers who were the ultimate hosts with their food & drink stations.

Check out a few pictures from Nuit Orange below, or search the hashtag #NuitOrange on Twitter.

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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’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 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
Candy

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

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

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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 26th!

 

K-5 Fine Arts Enrichment

The Kindergarten – Grade 5 Arts Enrichment classes are in full swing!

Over the past three weeks 700 Runnymede students have created original art work in the style of renowned artists from Canada and beyond.

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Facilitated by Sara Fritzlar and Tania Swann of Art in Action, students are learning fine art techniques while incorporating grade-specific elements of design (line, shape, form, space, colour, texture and value).  Each student is creating original art, which varies in complexity and composition according to grade.

Here is a sneak peek in advance of the big reveal at Nuit Orange in January.

Funding for these art classes is provided by Parent Council, and made possible by your generous Direct Donations.
Thank you Runnymede families for supporting the arts at our school!

 

Nuit Orange: Volunteers Wanted!

Planning is currently underway for a new Runnymede event: Nuit Orange!

Event Date: January 31, 2018

Nuit Orange will be a fantastic evening celebrating the arts at Runnymede in all its forms.  There will be live music, drama showcases and dance performances by our students.  Your children’s fine art projects will be prominently displayed.  There will be refreshments served and a great chance to mingle and meet other Runnymede families.

We need your help to plan the Parent Council portion of this event!  Please e-mail the Spirit Committee to let us know if you can help in the lead-up to the event, or volunteer at the refreshment stand on the evening of.

runnymedespiritcommittee@gmail.com