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 can save time by pre-ordering 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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Each item will be 1 ticket and tickets cost $2 each.
Click on the link to pre-order your tickets now
Order deadline is January 26th!

PARENTING WORKSHOP: Mathematical Mindsets

Thursday January 25, 2018
6:30-7:30pm in the Senior Gym (Exit #5)

Parent Council is thrilled to welcome back Trevor Brown – math professor, author, and former Math Consultant for the TDSB – to Runnymede PS for another informative and fun-filled evening of math!

Mr. Brown is a sought-after presenter who is well-versed in the Ministry of Education’s Renewed Math Strategy.

What to expect:

Geared to parents of children in grades 3-6, this interactive workshop will explore four areas:

  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement

RSVP now to take home a free math manipulative! Other math tools will be for sale at the workshop for $3.

Funding has been generously provided by a PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant.

The Parent Council meeting will follow in the gym at 7:30.

Trevor Brown Math Consultant – Additional Resources & Links

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On November 23rd, Runnymede Parent Council was thrilled to host Trevor Brown, Math Consultant for an fun and interactive evening of Primary math!  Trevor’s enthusiasm for math was palpable as he provided parents with new ways of thinking about old problems.

It was a record turn out, and response from Runnymede parents was overwhelmingly positive.  Here is what some had to say about Trevor’s talk:

“Mr. Brown was a great speaker and I feel a lot more confident in supporting my grade 1 in math. Thank you!!!”

“I think this was IMMENSELY valuable for bringing the gap between TODAY’S math homework versus what we were historically taught with a completely different mindset  (and UNDERSTANDING WHY!!!!)”

Attached, are some online resources recommended by Trevor, along with some math problems for your kids to try at home:

Primary Math Resources

Additional Problems

Runnymede will be hosting Trevor again in the new year for a workshop aimed at parents of students in Grades 4 – 6.

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!

 

Hour of Code…The Countdown is On

This year’s Computer Science Education week is December 4-10, and millions of students in over 180 countries will be celebrating with Hour of Code activities.

The Hour of Code is a global movement that started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, with an aim to demystify “code.” Anybody can learn the basics – and anyone, anywhere can participate!  We have several Runnymede classes taking part.

Want to join in the fun? The STEM Learning Committee at Runnymede invites you to try some of the activities available on the Hour of Code website. YouTube also has some great videos, with everyone from Bill Gates to Chris Bosh to Karli Kloss teaching basic programming concepts and motivation in 2 minutes or less.

And if you’d like to join the STEM Committee or help with upcoming activities, please contact runnymedestemcommittee@gmail.com.