Pizza Lunch 2018-19 Coordinators Needed

Pizza LunchPizza Lunch is everyone’s favourite Friday!

We need you to lend a hand for Grade 1-8 Pizza Lunch next year.  Here are the volunteer opportunities available:

Pizza Lead (8 hours in September and 4 hours monthly thereafter)
Primary coordinator of pizza lunch.  This role is heavy in September as the order site needs to go live (done by an outside supplier) and the bulk of the orders will come in at this time.  Each month involves updating new orders, fielding any parent issues, updating the order for both Pizza Pizza and the volunteer who prints pizza cards, ordering the plates and juice, communicating the order with Pizza Pizza catering and update month to reflect changing student orders. Supervise Pizza Lunch Day.

Volunteer coordinator (3-4 hours monthly)
Send out monthly email to solicit volunteers and ensure that enough people are available.  Assign jobs to volunteers.  Supervise volunteers on Pizza Lunch Day.

Veggies and Fruit Coordinator (45 minutes monthly)
Speak with Loblaws in early September to secure their continued support and provide dates.  Confirm each order a week in advance.  Pick-up order Friday morning of Pizza Lunch and deliver to the school.

Pizza Lunch is an important fundraiser for the school and is loved by both the kids and parents – it cannot continue without volunteer support.

If you can fill one of these roles please contact

Runnymede Night @ the Toronto Marlies

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Saturday November 18th
Game: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Post Game Skate: 7:00pm

Tickets will be distributed to classrooms on Wednesday November 15th.

An e-mail has been sent to all ticket holders with details about the event.



Congratulations to the following ticket holders who have won a fan experience for their families!


Marlies Prize Pack Winners
Prize packs include a Marlies toque, water bottle, mini stick, activity book & pencil.

Bennett D. – Wosik
Evan M. – Bedard
Matthew P. – Colonna
Gavin B. – Bedard
Nathan W. – Karadimas
Catherine F. – Nyers

Zamboni Riders
Will ride on the zamboni during the 1st intermission (they will have seatbelts)
Meet at Fan Services (Section 117) with 5 minutes left in the 1st period
Marlies Game Crew will walk you to the designated area with parents
Waiver to be signed at Guest Services

Molly A. – Anashara
Thomas K. – Visconti

Fan Tunnel Participants
Will high-five the Marlies as they head to the ice after the 1st intermission
Meet at Fan Services (Section 117) at the end of the 1st period
Parents / Guardians are not permitted but they can stand just behind the designated area to watch the Fan Tunnel.

Milo N. – Boulton Ethan V. – Javor Julian C. – Doulos
Camille F. – Anashara Dylan F. – MacDonell Matthew D. – Kling
Owen Sm. – Anashara Kathryn H. – MacDonell Ella D. – Zenchuk
Michael S. – Nitsis Owen Sa. – Bazos Luca P. – Bedard
Eric A. – Evangelou Hanna W. – Nyers Coralie  E. – Kling
Austin E. – Doulos Luke D. – Kling Tessa E. – Freeman
Spencer E. – Boulton Paige H. – Nyers Maggie Mc. – Freeman
Luke S. – Doulos Olivia J. – Bazos Bronwyn B. – Anashara
Elise C. – Kling Harrison B. – Martin-T Raina D. – Doulos
Emme M. – Kling Rachel M. – Colonna Emmett A. – Chae
Cameron I. – Bazos Ella H. – Boulton Josie P. – Javor
Anthony C. – Zaharia Ian H. – Boulton Mathias R. – Nyers
Julia S. – Dimitroff Hayden A. – Reynolds Wendy R. – Zenchuk
Lucas St. –

If your child’s name has been chosen and they are NOT interested in participating, please e-mail us so we can re-draw for another winner.



Also, a special shout-out to Dylan who dressed as the incredible Marlies Mascot “Duke the Dog” for Halloween.   Dylan wins a prize pack for showing his Marlies and Runnymede spirit!!

Ticket Info

  • Paper tickets will be distributed Wednesday November 15th
  • They will be sent home with the child you listed on the ticket order
  • You will need to bring these tickets to Ricoh Coliseum to get in to the event.
  • Your e-mail confirmation or credit card receipt are NOT tickets, and will NOT give you entry to the venue.

Venue Info

  • The game will take place at Ricoh Coliseum (directions here)
  • Tickets will be grouped together in a few centre sections, so you can sit with your friends!
  • “Marlies Alley” is open 90 minutes prior to the game, and features interactive games such as bubble hockey, hockey shooting challenge, foosball and community displays

Post-Game Skate Info

  • Skates & Helmets can be brought into the arena before the game in small bags or backpacks ONLY.  You will not be allowed to bring large duffel/hockey bags into the game.
  • If you choose to leave your skates in the car until after the game, you can re-enter the arena via the north “group entry” doors at noted on the map below
  • Meet at section 108 after the game ends, once you have your skates
  • Helmets are mandatory for any skaters under 13 years old.
  • No hockey sticks or pucks permitted
  • Waivers must be signed for everyone going on the ice

Adult Waiver
Child Waiver

Questions? Please contact Dale Cadeau –

Costume Sale – THURSDAY Oct 12th & 13th

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!!raincloud
Our costume sale is postponed to Thursday October 12th & Friday the 13th due to rainy weather

CostumeSale17Acrop.jpgRUNNYMEDE’S 4th annual (GENTLY USED) COSTUME SALE
– Donations Needed –

Get your Halloween off to a “Green “ start this year by clearing out your Tickle Trunks/Dress-up bins and donating your gently-used children’s costumes and/or accessories to Runnymede’s annual Costume Sale! Don’t buy new this year – help green our community and save some money by shopping at the sale.

Collection will be from Sept 14 – Oct 11 – drop off your costumes in the morning at the Office.

We are accepting CLEAN, gently-used, wearable costumes AND/OR accessories (wigs, shoes, shields, etc.) in all sizes.  Costumes will be priced from $5-$25.  First come, first serve basis.

Sale to be Wed Oct 11th and/or Thurs Oct 12th in the front yard from 3:15 – 4pm (weather & supply permitting)

Proceeds from the sale will go to Parent Council and be used to enrich school programs.  All costumes left over after the sale will be donated to the George Hull Centre for Children & Families.

Thank you so much for participating in making this event a success!

Brought to you by the Spirit Committee –

Runnymede’s Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered

The school is buzzing about Runnymede’s Technology Plan, and we’re excited that you’re excited!

Q & ASome great questions have been submitted via the website to Runnymede’s tech lead, Kindergarten teacher Taye Maddison.

Here are some of the questions, and her responses below.

How soon will my child benefit from the money I donate?

Parent Council along with Administration and Staff are prepared to purchase new devices starting in October so they can be distributed and in use in classrooms as quickly as possible. Children will benefit from your donation this school year.

How does the TDSB supports this type of initiative? For example, would the school board match what parents donate to technology initiatives?

The school board does assign a technology budget to each school, but it is often consumed through repair and replacement of devices. We are asking for Parent Council’s help, through fundraising, to support a technology vision for the students of Runnymede school which incorporates regular and appropriate integration of technology for all students.

Will the money will be used to buy technology through the school board?

Devices would be purchased through the TDSB purchasing program, to ensure compatibility with the board’s network, and because the board has access to bulk purchasing opportunities which would otherwise not be available to us. Installation and updating of devices is monitored by the school’s Tech Chair and done centrally at the board level.

Do you predict this to be a one-time ‘start-up’ fundraising initiative for technology or will school council be fundraising to replace these items every few years when these products become obsolete?

Our current fundraising is meant to purchase new devices and replace obsolete devices specifically for student use as a one-time investment. It is my understanding, however, that Parent Council is preparing a longer term budget plan that, along with the school’s tech budget, will help with long-term maintenance and upkeep of technology, keeping in line with the school’s ever evolving tech vision. This budget would be reviewed and approved by all Parent Council when the time comes.

Why does the goal include a desktop and a laptop per teacher?

First of all, please keep in mind that a desktop and laptop are being assigned to each classroom, not each teacher. However, they will be primarily for the use of (but not limited to) the classroom teacher.  Laptops are required for supporting interactive boards and/or projectors.  Desktops are required so that teachers can complete mandatory work such as writing report cards and IEPs (as an example) which are web-based but often have specific operating requirements that are not always supported on laptops.

I recognize the need for each Runnymede teacher to have ready access to a modern and functional computer. My main concern is that giving electronic devices to students during class time will detract from rather than enhance learning.

Devices would be used so that students can:
(a) receive extra support in academic areas that might be difficult for that student (ie/ reading support through apps like Reading A-Z/RazKids, math support through TVO mPower (both of which are administered and monitored by teachers), or using voice-to- text options for students who are experiencing fine motor challenges when trying to put their ideas down on the page)
(b) use devices as a research tool (through web-searches on kids safe sites, such as
(c) document and share their learning in a collaborative setting through apps such as Google Apps For Education.

Devices are not meant as rewards or distractions, and would be used under teacher supervision.  By using devices in this way, students will be gaining critical 21st century skills, such as choosing useful sources and how to use sources appropriately.   The Ontario Science and Technology curriculum states that “A scientifically and technologically literate person is one who can read and understand common media reports about science and technology, critically evaluate the information presented, and confidently engage in discussions and decision-making activities that involve science and technology” and we believe that the integration of technology into the classroom (rather than as a weekly opportunity as we have had in the past) is crucial in helping to create technologically literate students.

The TDSB’s ICT Standards direct that technology in the classroom:

  • Supports the diverse learning styles of students of the 21st century. Our “Digital Natives” continually demonstrate a desire to learn, work and express themselves digitally. They excel when engaged in authentic tasks, project based and inquiry learning activities that enable them to be efficient and effective users of technology.
  • Guides the purposeful integration of technology into the Ontario Curriculum, the teaching and learning of content, process, product and environment provide our students with opportunities for improved achievement, setting the foundation for obtaining essential skills for work and continued learning.

Provides a framework for teachers, schools and families of schools as they work towards utilizing a variety of technologies as tools for supporting student learning, achievement, communication and creativity.

If you have questions or comments about Runnymede’s technology plan, please submit them to Ms. Maddison (Runnymede’s technology lead), using the form in the previous post.

Kids in Playground (1)This year’s Direct Donation Campaign isn’t just about tech!

Your donations will also support the incredible enrichment programs that help Runnymede students thrive.

Read more about them here.donate now