Runnymede Road Safety Audit Update


doucetteLast March, Councillor Sarah Doucette along with her staff Andrea Fresolone, and Transportation Services, came to Runnymede PS to chat with parents and to listen to our specific concerns about improving road safety around our school.

Several issues were discussed, including:

  • Vehicles parking in no parking zones and in school bus zones
  • Improved signage and awareness of where to park during dropoff and pickup
  • Traffic calming zones around the school perimeters
  • Additional school zone signage
  • Traffic studies at major school intersections, to determine if traffic lights are needed.

Attached is the most recent update from Councillor Doucette regarding these initiatives.

safety-update-20171.pngWe want to hear your feedback!  Do you have thoughts or suggestions about improving road safety around Runnymede?  Email

PARENTING WORKSHOP: Math Education Ain’t What it Used to Be

Thursday November 23rd, 2017
6:30-7:30pm in the Senior Gym

Trevor Brown – math professor, author, and former Math Consultant for the TDSB – is coming to Runnymede PS for an informative, interactive, and fun-filled evening of math! The workshop is the first in our two-part Math Education Speaker Series: Learning Mathematics in an Ever-Changing World.

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

What to expect:

  • Find out about the paradigm shift in how math is being taught today vs. in the past
  • Learn about the math manipulatives being used in Grades 1 and 2: the Ten Frame and the Rekenrek (similar to an abacus)
  • Leave with a math manipulative kit to use at home – and you can buy an extra kit for $2.50

Note: This workshop will be geared towards the parents of Primary (Grade 1-3) students, but all are welcome to attend.

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

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

Every family that pre-registers will go home with a free math manipulative.

Runnymede Night @ the Toronto Marlies

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Saturday November 18th
Game: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Post Game Skate: 7:00pm

Tickets will be distributed to classrooms on Wednesday November 15th.

An e-mail has been sent to all ticket holders with details about the event.



Congratulations to the following ticket holders who have won a fan experience for their families!


Marlies Prize Pack Winners
Prize packs include a Marlies toque, water bottle, mini stick, activity book & pencil.

Bennett D. – Wosik
Evan M. – Bedard
Matthew P. – Colonna
Gavin B. – Bedard
Nathan W. – Karadimas
Catherine F. – Nyers

Zamboni Riders
Will ride on the zamboni during the 1st intermission (they will have seatbelts)
Meet at Fan Services (Section 117) with 5 minutes left in the 1st period
Marlies Game Crew will walk you to the designated area with parents
Waiver to be signed at Guest Services

Molly A. – Anashara
Thomas K. – Visconti

Fan Tunnel Participants
Will high-five the Marlies as they head to the ice after the 1st intermission
Meet at Fan Services (Section 117) at the end of the 1st period
Parents / Guardians are not permitted but they can stand just behind the designated area to watch the Fan Tunnel.

Milo N. – Boulton Ethan V. – Javor Julian C. – Doulos
Camille F. – Anashara Dylan F. – MacDonell Matthew D. – Kling
Owen Sm. – Anashara Kathryn H. – MacDonell Ella D. – Zenchuk
Michael S. – Nitsis Owen Sa. – Bazos Luca P. – Bedard
Eric A. – Evangelou Hanna W. – Nyers Coralie  E. – Kling
Austin E. – Doulos Luke D. – Kling Tessa E. – Freeman
Spencer E. – Boulton Paige H. – Nyers Maggie Mc. – Freeman
Luke S. – Doulos Olivia J. – Bazos Bronwyn B. – Anashara
Elise C. – Kling Harrison B. – Martin-T Raina D. – Doulos
Emme M. – Kling Rachel M. – Colonna Emmett A. – Chae
Cameron I. – Bazos Ella H. – Boulton Josie P. – Javor
Anthony C. – Zaharia Ian H. – Boulton Mathias R. – Nyers
Julia S. – Dimitroff Hayden A. – Reynolds Wendy R. – Zenchuk
Lucas St. –

If your child’s name has been chosen and they are NOT interested in participating, please e-mail us so we can re-draw for another winner.



Also, a special shout-out to Dylan who dressed as the incredible Marlies Mascot “Duke the Dog” for Halloween.   Dylan wins a prize pack for showing his Marlies and Runnymede spirit!!

Ticket Info

  • Paper tickets will be distributed Wednesday November 15th
  • They will be sent home with the child you listed on the ticket order
  • You will need to bring these tickets to Ricoh Coliseum to get in to the event.
  • Your e-mail confirmation or credit card receipt are NOT tickets, and will NOT give you entry to the venue.

Venue Info

  • The game will take place at Ricoh Coliseum (directions here)
  • Tickets will be grouped together in a few centre sections, so you can sit with your friends!
  • “Marlies Alley” is open 90 minutes prior to the game, and features interactive games such as bubble hockey, hockey shooting challenge, foosball and community displays

Post-Game Skate Info

  • Skates & Helmets can be brought into the arena before the game in small bags or backpacks ONLY.  You will not be allowed to bring large duffel/hockey bags into the game.
  • If you choose to leave your skates in the car until after the game, you can re-enter the arena via the north “group entry” doors at noted on the map below
  • Meet at section 108 after the game ends, once you have your skates
  • Helmets are mandatory for any skaters under 13 years old.
  • No hockey sticks or pucks permitted
  • Waivers must be signed for everyone going on the ice

Adult Waiver
Child Waiver

Questions? Please contact Dale Cadeau –

The Amazing Math Race in June – Grade Leads needed!

Our largest parent-led STEM program at Runnymede is The Amazing Math Race – a half-day, hands-on math activity for students in grades 1 – 4. The Amazing Math Race runs during the school day in the last half of June.

As a Grade Lead, you’d be working with 1 or 2 other parents to:

  • Ensure all materials are ready for your grade
  • Help recruit parents to lead individual challenges at the event
  • Liaise with teachers
  • Be onsite the day of the event to ensure things run smoothly

Being a Grade Lead is a great opportunity to help students engage in FUN math. It’s also a chance to connect with a great group of parents, as well as teachers across French and English programs.


If you’d like to help out as a Grade Lead for the 2017-2018 Amazing Math Race, please email with:

  • Your Name:
  • Your Child(ren)’s Grade(s):
  • Your Child(ren)’s Teacher(s):
  • Your preferred grade to help with (if applicable):

If you’re unable to help as a Grade Lead but would like to assist with STEM initiatives, please let us know. New committee members and ideas are always welcome!

Costume Sale – THURSDAY Oct 12th & 13th

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Our costume sale is postponed to Thursday October 12th & Friday the 13th due to rainy weather

CostumeSale17Acrop.jpgRUNNYMEDE’S 4th annual (GENTLY USED) COSTUME SALE
– Donations Needed –

Get your Halloween off to a “Green “ start this year by clearing out your Tickle Trunks/Dress-up bins and donating your gently-used children’s costumes and/or accessories to Runnymede’s annual Costume Sale! Don’t buy new this year – help green our community and save some money by shopping at the sale.

Collection will be from Sept 14 – Oct 11 – drop off your costumes in the morning at the Office.

We are accepting CLEAN, gently-used, wearable costumes AND/OR accessories (wigs, shoes, shields, etc.) in all sizes.  Costumes will be priced from $5-$25.  First come, first serve basis.

Sale to be Wed Oct 11th and/or Thurs Oct 12th in the front yard from 3:15 – 4pm (weather & supply permitting)

Proceeds from the sale will go to Parent Council and be used to enrich school programs.  All costumes left over after the sale will be donated to the George Hull Centre for Children & Families.

Thank you so much for participating in making this event a success!

Brought to you by the Spirit Committee –