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.
Mix and mingle with our amazing parent community (without the kids)! Runnymede’s annual Pub Night is slotted for May 4th, so why not book a sitter now and plan for a fun night out?
Date: Friday May 4, 2018
Time: 7:00pm (live band performance at 10:00)
Where: 3030 Dundas West.
Advanced tickets now on sale for $35 ($40 at the door).
Nuit Orange 2018 was an incredible success!
Energy, enthusiasm, and a celebration of the arts were on the program last week at Nuit Orange – a spectacle of artistic talent never before seen in the halls of our 100-year-old school. The event drew a crowd of hundreds and treated Runnymede families to a showcase of band, strings, drama, dance, and visual art.
Bravo to Runnymede’s dedicated teaching staff who brought this vision to our school and made Nuit Orange happen, especially Mr. Medley, Mr.Ouelette, Mr. Kim, Mr. Latter & Mme Hatzepetros. Their passion for the arts is contagious.
Thank you to Parent Council’s Arts & Enrichment Committee, who spearheaded the art installations for the JK – Grade 5 students, and to the Spirit Committee and its army of volunteers who were the ultimate hosts with their food & drink stations.
Check out a few pictures from Nuit Orange below, or search the hashtag #NuitOrange on Twitter.