Staff Appreciation Lunch
will take place on Friday June 21st!
The Spirit Committee will be hosting its much anticipated Staff Appreciation Lunch in celebration of Runnymede’s amazing teachers, administrators, office staff & caretakers. Staff members will be invited to enjoy a potluck lunch – catered 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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* Classroom list fixed *
This past September participation in our Annual Direct Donation Campaign hit an all-time low. The participation rate was just over 50%, and has been declining for the last 5 years. Other local schools sit at much higher participation rates – around 80% – and Runnymede Parent Council is trying to understand why.
Since the beginning of the Direct Donation Program, we have typically raised $75,000 – $90,000 per year, which accounts for approximately 30% of the school’s annual budget. These are vital funds that go directly into the incredible programming that enriches our children’s education at Runnymede.
We would really appreciate it if you could fill out this survey to help us adjust our Direct Donation Campaign so it works better for our parent community. Our goal is NOT to increase the per family donation amount, but to increase the participation rate going forward.
Fill out the survey before Wednesday May 8th at midnight for your chance to WIN 2 front row concert seats at one concert this spring.
Winner will be notified by e-mail on Thursday morning, which means kindergarten concerts are included!
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important survey!
There are up to 6 pairs of seats available for each spring concert, priced at $100 per pair. Click below to purchase your tickets. First come first served.
Reserve the Best Seats in the House for your Child’s Next Concert!
Support Runnymede’s Arts Program and get a front row seat at your child’s next performance. It’s a win-win.
Here is the Spring concert schedule (all concerts take place in the Senior Gym):
April 25th – 7pm: Drama Showcase; Grades 4 & 5
May 9th – 9:30am: Kindergarten Concert; all Kinder classes
May 16th – 7pm: Senior Concert; Grades 7 & 8
May 23rd – 4pm: Primary/Junior Concert; Grades 3 & 4
May 23rd – 6pm: Band/Strings Concert; Grades 5 & 6
Tackling Anxiety and Stress Through Arts and Mindfulness
Parent Council is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Kay from Arts Express to Runnymede PS!
Please join fellow Runnymede parents as we learn more about equipping our children – and ourselves – with strategies for reducing anxiety and stress through mindfulness and the arts.
Wednesday March 20th, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Parent Council meeting to follow at 7:00pm
Funding has been generously provided by a PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant.