Kindergarten Spring Gallery Walk & Grade 3 Photo Exhibit and Silent Auction

Please join us in welcoming spring by celebrating a snapshot of Runnymede’s creative achievements!

My Invitation (2)The Kindergarten Spring Gallery Walk & Grade 3 Photo Exhibit and Silent Auction will take place April 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26.

Maison Fou Brasserie | 6:30-8:30pm

Unwind with a cocktail. Peruse the gallery. Bid on photography.  Be inspired by spring!

Free admission, cash bar.

You are welcome to bring your little artists – they will be excited to see their work showcased!

Please check the chart below for when your child’s art will be on display.

Tuesday April 18 Mrs. Visconti
Mme. Martin-Tomlinson
Wednesday April 19 Ms. Maddison
Ms. Ukwuoma
Monday April 24 Ms. Zaharia
Ms. Afonso
Ms. Bazos
Ms. Colonna
Tuesday April 25 Ms. Bunting
Mme. Kling
Ms. Karadimas
Wednesday April 26 Mme. Dart
Mme. Jardine
Mme. Enrico

Brought to you by the Arts & Enrichment Committee, Runnymede Parent Council.


logo250Tuesday April 18th, 2017  7-8pm Senior Gym
Note: new date/time!

Juma Inniss from The Message is coming to Runnymede PS!

Would you like to better understand the ever-evolving world of social media that your child(ren) are exposed to?

Parent Council is thrilled to invite the popular Boston-based speaker, Juma Inniss, from ‘The Message’ to Runnymede PS, to host a talk on Social Media and how to guide parents in understanding the dynamics of various media platforms.  Subject matter is most relevant for parents of Grades 6-8 students.

jumaJuma is a highly successful motivational speaker who has used his musical talent and marketing background to elevate and deliver his content in an engaging manner.  He currently conducts talks throughout the US and recently has worked with several schools in Toronto.

Expected Outcomes:   

  • Build understanding and trust between youth and adult authority figures in your home, school, or organization,
  • Align attitudes and actions with an organization policy or vision
  • Unite youth and adults to work together more effectively to achieve a common goal

Parents and students welcome; this is a unique opportunity for students and parents to experience Juma’s message together.

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

Read More about Juma and his program The Message Movement.

The Scholastic Book Fair/Le festival du livre Runs March 3rd – 9th!


Your entire family is invited to support this important literary event by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books (English and French).  Your support is very important and will help us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.  There will be hundreds of quality books with a wide assortment for all reading levels.

logo_fdlbookaneers2016The Book Fair will be open during the following times:

  • During class library times
  • After school until 3:45pm
  • Monday: open during last recess for Gr 1 & 2
  • Tuesday: open during last recess for Gr 3 & 4
  • Wednesday: open during last recess for Gr 5 & 6
  • Thursday: open during last recess for everyone

Volunteers are needed to help with the Book Fair!  If you can help during the day, at recess or after school please e-mail or drop by the library to sign up.

The Amazing Math Race wants YOU – 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 – 3.

The Amazing Math Race runs during the school day in the last half of June. Note that while a full range of activities are already prepared for each grade, new ideas are always welcome.

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

  • ensure all materials are ready for your grade
  • help recruit 6 parents to lead individual challenges at the event
  • liaise with teachers, and
  • be onsite the day of the event to ensure things run smoothly.

Being a Grade Lead is a great opportunity to interact with students and help them engage in FUN math. You also have the chance to meet and work with a great group of parents and to connect with teachers across both French and English programs.

* Grade 2 Lead Needed *
If you are interested in being a Grade Lead for the 2016-2017 Amazing Math Race, please e-mail the STEM committee 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 are interested in helping with STEM initiatives but unable to help as a Grade Lead, no worries! Perhaps you can help on the day of the event as a parent volunteer.  Drop by our next meeting.  New committee members and ideas are always welcome.