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
Attached is a digital copy of the program for our upcoming community event “Nuit Orange”.
This digital program is being sent ahead of the event to help you plan your evening. Inside, you will find a blocked-out timetable and schematic maps of the building’s various floors. The timetable has been colour coded to match the floor maps. Food stations are demarcated by an orange box with a white fork & knife, the specific food items and their locations are included in the timetable.
Room specific performances are listed in order in on the timetable. Guerrilla theatre spaces are located at the orange masks and will have random performances and times.
There will be a lot of moving performers during time blocks, however your child will know where they need to be and when. Please be respectful of the timelines and the announcements: this will allow the evening to run smoothly.
We ask that once you have entered a room for a performance, you remain in that room for the duration of that time slot or until the end of all scheduled performances for that room. That way all student work is appreciated and respected.
NOTE: There is no food permitted in the Library. We ask that you see this rule as a way of respecting our newly renovated space.
Kindly ensure that your child is wearing their appropriate costume items and / or black bottoms and an orange top if they are performing (music shirt if they are volunteering).
Ian Medley, Strings Teacher
John Kim, Band Director
Runnymede Public School
Nuit Orange 2019 – PROGRAM
If you are joining us for Nuit Orange please tag us on social media using the hashtag #NuitOrange2019
RUNNYMEDE MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday January 17th
The students have spoken!
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 voted on which movie they would like to play at movie night this year, and “The Incredibles 2” was the clear choice!
Doors open at 5:00 ~ Movie rolls at 6:00
In the Senior Gym (Exit #5)
Come catch up with other families while kids enjoy the movie. There will be a bake sale, popcorn and lots of treats to enjoy so bring your blankets and water and get ready to settle in for the night!
Pre-Order Your Pizza Now!
Pizza is available for pre-order at www.sagoto.com/rpsc/movie
Don’t Delay! Deadline to order is Monday January 14th.
There will be some pizza available for purchase at movie night, but best to pre-order to guarantee!
Movie Night is in need of parent volunteers!
Can you bake for the bake sale? We are looking for nut free sweet or savoury baked or bought items. Items can be dropped in the office during the day on Thursday. Please cut pieces appropriate for the $1 cost per item. Please include one card/paper with ingredients listed. Contact Julie Tseretopolous: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you volunteer on the night of the event? Time commitments as little as 1 hour. Please contact Margarette-Anne Oliver: email@example.com
Centre Ice Action with the Toronto Marlies
Join us on Saturday, February 2nd for an exciting afternoon with families and friends from the Runnymede PS community.
We’ll be cheering on the Toronto Marlies from the centre section of Coca-Cola Coliseum, as they face off against le Rocket de Laval in an action-packed game!
When it’s over, we’ll take to the ice for a post-game family skate.
Get your tickets now and mark your calendars. We can’t wait to see everyone there!
Saturday February 2nd
Game: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Post Game Skate: 7:00pm
Tickets: $30/person (a $38 value)
Ticket purchase deadline: Friday, January 25th
Buy early for a chance to win!
Anyone who buys their tickets in December will be entered into a Early Bird Draw to win a Toronto Marlies prize pack. (One entry per family)
If you have any questions please contact Dale Cadeau at firstname.lastname@example.org