All students will be participating in a fun run to show their commitment to being active for themselves and for the local community. This year Ogden school will be the focus of our support, to demonstrate how our children can be active in supporting others within their own TDSB community.
Change for Change!
Send in your loonies and toonies!
We will be collecting money in front of the office and on race day. Let’s see how much our community can raise to help our neighbours!
Fun Run Times
All parents are welcome to come out on Thursday June 14th to cheer on Runnymede students! The fun run will follow a similar format to the Terry Fox Run:
Grade 1 and 2: 9:15 – 9:40 am
Grade 3, 4, 5: 9:55 – 10:35 am
Grade 6, 7, 8: 10:55 – 11:25 am
JK/SK: 12:45 – 1pm
The Fun Run event is raising money to help support Ogden School, a TDSB school located in downtown Toronto. Ogden has a large immigrant and public housing population and previously benefited from some model funding, but they lost their model funding this year.
Money raised will be used to help purchase a basketball hoop for their playground and also to help with field trip assistance. The Ogden Parent Council is very appreciative of Runnymede’s support.
Our annual Staff Appreciation Lunch will take place on Friday June 15th.
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 buffet 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
- Salads – greens, pasta, vegetables
- Main Dishes – including vegetarian items
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Parent Council is applying for a Ministry of Ontario PRO Grant, to fund next year’s speaker series for parents.
We need your help to narrow down a topic of interest!
Please take a moment to complete our quick 1 question survey, and give your input on topics you might find most valuable.
Survey Deadline Friday May 25th.
Note New Date! Saturday April 28th
Help tidy up the school’s Nature Garden and get it ready for spring outdoor learning! Bring the whole family out for Yard Day and Earth Day on April 28th from 9am – noon.
- Help spread a ‘Mountain of Mulch’ onto the Nature Garden’s trails
- Celebrate Earth Day with our Kids’ Book Swap (bring a book and take one home)!
- “Plant” some live worms in the Nature Garden
- Do a nature craft!
What is Yard Day?
It’s a fun, family friendly event that brings the school community together to clean up our nature garden and the schoolyard. In addition to the yard work, we’ve got fun spring-themed/Earth Day kids’ activities planned.
Who should come?
Runnymede families! Yard Day is for students, parents, teachers and staff.
What should I bring?
It would help to bring things like:
- Nut-free baking
- Re-usable coffee cups and water bottles (to re-fill on-site if you get thirsty)
- Lots of energy to help with the work!
Hope to see you at Yard Day!
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