Celebrate Fall and Back-to-School with Fall Yard Day!

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What is Yard Day?

Yard Day happens twice a year at Runnymede P.S. (Spring/Fall).

It is a family-friendly, community clean-up event where we maintain and tidy the Hillside Nature Garden at the school to get it ready for lots of wonderful outdoor learning. Everyone is welcome, including Runnymede students, parents, grandparents and siblings!

At Fall Yard Day our primary tasks are litter patrol, weeding and removal of invasive species. The event runs from 9:00am – noon, on Saturday, September 22nd. You can stop by for an hour, or help out for the whole morning!

What can kids do at Yard Day?

There are lots of fun activities for kids.  At Fall Yard Day, kids enjoy helping out with litter patrol, and trimming plants.  There will also be a Fall nature craft, apple peeling, and a nature scavenger hunt.

What can I bring to Yard Day?

  • Garden snips
  • Garden gloves
  • Brooms
  • Reusable water bottle/coffee cup
  • Nut-free baking to share on our snack/coffee table

How can I help with Yard Day?

If you would like to help plan Yard Day, please contact the Yard Committee parent volunteers at: runnymedeyard@gmail.com

Join Us for the End of Year Freezie Finale!

End of Year Freezie Finale!

Thursday June 28th
3:00 – 4:00pm

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Join us after school for an end of year farewell

Cool off with a Jumbo Freezie!

Meet in the Runnymede Yard, near the basketball courts

Jumbo Freezies – $1 each

While supplies last
This is a nut-free event!


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If it is actively raining at 2:45pm treats will be served up in the Cafeteria.

Please join us!!

Runnymede Fun Run – Thursday June 14th

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.

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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


Ogden schoolThe 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.

Staff Appreciation Lunch 2018

Thank you logoOur 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

  • Appetizers
  • Salads – greens, pasta, vegetables
  • Main Dishes – including vegetarian items
  • Desserts
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