Thank You Runnymede!

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As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, Parent Council would like to extend a BIG thank you to:

Principal Mr. Hochberg along with Vice Principals Ms. Wawrow and Ms. Kahn-Fitzpatrick for implementing new initiatives for our kids. We will miss Ms. Wawrow greatly, but wish her the best at her new school!

All of the incredible, dedicated Runnymede teachers for inspiring our students this year;

The amazing Runnymede caretakers for their non-stop efforts to make a 100-year old school work for 1,000+ students;

Grade 8 students for 10 years of hard work at Runnymede. Congratulations;

Parent Council Committee Chairs for spending countless hours working to deliver the enrichment programs our kids love;

All of the Parent Volunteers who donate their time in classrooms, at pizza lunch, and on council committees;

And to everyone who donated to Parent Council this year; your contributions totaled $85,000! Here is a quick snapshot of Runnymede’s 2017-2018 budget:

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Parent Council Vacancies for 2017/18

At Runnymede Public School we are very fortunate to have an active and thriving Parent Council.  Council is involved in many fun activities throughout the school year, whether they’re for fundraising or community-building.

help-wanted-2We cannot run a great Council without great parents.  At this time, we have a number of Council positions becoming vacant as the current members are reaching the end of their terms.

Below is a list of the available positions. We encourage you to consider a role, and please feel free to speak to the outgoing member, to get a better sense of what is involved.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL POSITIONS:

Co-Chair, Parent Council – FILLED, THANK YOU!
The Chair or Co-Chair(s) will be responsible for conducting all Council & Executive Council meetings; will report annually to the school community via the website, email and annual report; will be an ad hoc member of all Council committees; and will perform all other duties required of the office. The goal is to provide a respectful forum to discuss and address Council-relevant topics, to ensure meetings are conducted in a timely manner and to liaise with school administration.  We are seeking one Co-Chair to work alongside Greg Kerr.
(Time commitment: 6-8 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Greg Kerr or Dale Cadeau

Secretary – FILLED, THANK YOU!
Keep minutes of Council meetings, have charge of all correspondence of the Executive and the Council and be responsible for notices of all Council meetings.  Prepare and distribute agenda (& other materials as needed), take notes, prepare and circulate meeting minutes.
(Time commitment: 5 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbent: Marissa Hollis

Communications Committee Co-Chair – FILLED, THANK YOU!
Communications works behind the scenes, keeping Runnymede parents up-to-date on what’s happening at school.  We run the website, e-mail program and produce the monthly newsletters.  We are seeking one Co-Chair to work alongside Ingrid Larsen.
(Time commitment: 6 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to incumbents: Ingrid Larsen or Maureen Dugan

GENERAL POSITIONS:

Lost & Found Volunteer 
Join a small team of parent volunteers who collect and sort lost items around school property.  At designated times (once per month) arrange for items to be donated to local charity.
(Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month)
For more information, please speak to coordinator: Anh Truong

Parent Reps
We are still seeking a Parent Reps for some classes.  Parent Reps help keep parents and Council well-connected and help boost participation at Council events.  Reps are also Council Members.
(Time commitment: 1 hour per month)
If you would like to be a Parent Rep for your child’s class please send an email to:  Dale Cadeau

Committee Members
All of our Parent Council committees welcome new members with great ideas and a willingness to help.  Meet fellow Runnymede parents and find an occasional role that matches the number of volunteer hours you have to give.  Read more about volunteering at the school here.

This is a school-wide callout for Parents to join any one of these roles.  You do not require experience; simply a desire to get involved and in return, you get to be part of a great team at your child’s school!

Thank you,

Co-Chair Dale Cadeau
Co-Chair Greg Kerr

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A new school year has just begun!

Whaaat?  It’s September already?   OMG where did the summer go? shock

Welcome back to all of our returning parents and a very special welcome to all our first timers!  We’re so excited for another great year at Runnymede, and we’re thrilled to share it with all of you!   As your Parent Council we are here to make your Runnymede experience the best it can possibly be.   We’ve got a whole bunch of need-to-know info coming throughout the year, so please make sure you are registered to receive our e-mails.

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If you have any questions in the meantime, please send them to runnymedeps@gmail.com

Looking forward to another great year together!

Parent Reps Needed

Parent Rep Needed

There are still several classes that need a Parent Rep volunteer.  We would like to have all of these positions filled by Curriculum Night so Parent Reps and teachers can meet.

Parent Reps help keep parents and Council connected on a classroom level, and help boost participation at Council events.  Reps are also Council Members.

The following classes still need Parent Reps:

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If you would like to be a Parent Rep for your child’s class please send an email to:  runnymedeps@gmail.com

Welcome (Back) To Runnymede!

WELCOME BACK, FROM RUNNYMEDE PARENT COUNCIL!

On behalf of Runnymede Parent Council, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to all new families, and to those of you returning to Runnymede. Week one of school will be hectic as our children settle into new classrooms with their new teachers, and we are here to help now and throughout the school year.  Look for Parent Council members at the Welcome Tent and in the school yard on the first day, we’ll be in our bright orange Runnymede t-shirts, ready to help you find your way.

We have a new Principal!  A warm welcome to Rob Hochberg, who returns to Runnymede as Principal after having spent the last few years as Principal at Twentieth Street Jr. School.  Rob was our VP several years ago, so his name and face may be familiar to some.  Council looks forward to continuing a strong partnership with Rob and his team on our many initiatives.

2016 has been a big year for the Runnymede! We held our big Centennial Fun Fair in the Spring, and completed our Centennial Playground Project fundraising campaign.  Thanks to your generous donations, construction is already under way. The climbing structures and basketball courts (Phase One) will be finished by Fall 2016, the painted play areas (Phase Two) will be finished by Spring 2017.

We cannot run a great Parent Council without great parents!  We have a number of Parent Rep and Council positions vacant, as current members have reached the end of their term.  Please take a look at some of the roles, and let us know how you can help with Parent Council this year.

This website is always the best place to find up-to-date information, including our interactive school calendar.  Bookmark our site and visit it regularly.

Here is a bit more need-to-know information for Fall:

Fall @ Runnymede – Key Info and Dates
School & Council events you don’t want to miss!

How Do I Get Involved?
Read how you can get involved at the school and in your child’s education at Runnymede.

From your Council Co-Chairs,

Dale Cadeau
Jackie Marrie