Year-end Gifts for Teachers…think local, shop local!

If a parent from your child’s class is collecting for a group gift, please consider supporting our local businesses.  Or…if you plan to purchase your own gift, please also consider buying local.  Community businesses are what make Bloor West Village so charming!  We are fortunate to have great shops to walk to.  These businesses are first to step up and help out Runnymede when we ask for donations/contributions for various events. We can reciprocate wherever possible and help keep these businesses thriving!  If you go in to make a purchase for a teacher, please let them know you are from Runnymede PS!

Here’s the list of vendors:
Book City
JC Salon (pedicures/manicures for teachers)
Fat bastard
Good Fork
Max’s market (gift certificate etc)
Mad Mexican
Chocolate Delight
Peg Rolls (on Jane St.)

This is just a small list; if you think of another vendor/business, please let me know!

On another note, we have all recently had the pleasure of attending school concerts, so let’s not forget…our music teachers, Drama teachers, Gym teachers and others who work hard to ensure the students receive a great curriculum.  It might be nice to recognize them also; often these rotary teachers can get overlooked.  We also have a hard-working team in the front office, Library, Caretakers etc.  A few words of thanks go a long way to show appreciation.

Thank you for your consideration.

Dale Cadeau
Parent Council

Staff Appreciation Potluck

Thank you logoOur annual Staff Appreciation Lunch will take place on Friday June 16th.

This is a great way for your family to thank those staff members who may not be recipients of a traditional end-of-year gift: the gym, library and arts teachers, administrators, office staff & caretakers.

Staff will be invited to enjoy a potluck lunch – catered and served by our school’s parents – in the Senior Gym.

There are several ways you can contribute:

Volunteer at the Event
Help is needed during the following time slots:

  • Accepting Food at Drop-Off – 8:30-9:00
  • Decorating – 9:00-11:00
  • Set-up – 9:00-11:30  
  • Serving – 11:30-12:30
  • Clean-up – 12:30-2:00

Donate a Food Item to the Potluck
Everything should be nut-free, and a variety of foods and flavours are appreciated

  • Appetizers
  • Salads – greens, pasta, vegetables
  • Main Dishes – including vegetarian items
  • Desserts
  • SignUpGenius-horizontalDrinks

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A Message from Dale Cadeau, Council Chair

image1.JPGAs the school year comes to an end, so will my third and final year as Chair at Runnymede PS.  

It has been an honour getting to know parents, students, teachers & administration.  Knowing you are making a difference, in any small way, to the betterment of our children’s’ educational journey is truly humbling.  If you are new to the school, or wondering about how to make a difference, just jump right in as I did!  You won’t regret it!  Our Council thrives on the unique harmonies of new and seasoned parents!

I recently attended the Senior Concert, which was an incredible testament to the amazing music program at Runnymede.  As the Grade 8 Orchestra majestically performed ‘Pines of Rome’ as the finale, I was moved to tears by realizing they had successfully reached the end of their road at Runnymede.  A parallel of sorts, you could say!  

Thank you, parents, for allowing me to be a part of this great Council, which will continue to thrive under new leadership next school year.  Thank you to Principal Hochberg for his incredible leadership and collaboration with Parent Council.  Thanks also to our VP’s, Susan & Anna for all of their support with Council initiatives.  Thank you to Greg, my Co-chair and all of the Committee Chairs for their invaluable contributions this year. We have all learned a lot and I am excited for the changes being implemented next year!  Bravo to all of us, for all that we do for our children, as a parent body and as a community.  

Have a safe & happy summer!

Amazing Math Race now coming to Grade 4!


The STEM Committee is pleased to announce that the Grade 4 Amazing Math Race is back!

This is a half-day, off-site, fun math event where students run around and use their math and team-work skills.

Do you have a child in grade 4?  Please consider volunteering for this fun half-day of math activities with your child!

Date: Monday June 26th, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 3:15 pm

If you are able to volunteer, please e-mail us at  No math expertise required!

The Amazing Math Race is just one of many exciting STEM events coming to Runnymede in June.  For more info, click here.