Students have been busy creating and practicing, and are excited to host their families & friends for the first ever Runnymede Illuminations event!
It is an open house style celebration of the arts similar to Nuit Orange. Expect dazzling displays of musical, visual and dramatic arts. If the weather cooperates, many of the performances, art displays and activities will be outside.
What to Expect
- 4 fun arts-based activity stations for kids of all ages
- Food trucks on site for those who would like to enjoy dinner or snacks at the event
- Grade K – 5 artwork is on display throughout the school, and 6 – 8 visual artwork is displayed in the breezeway
- Grades 6 to 8 music and drama performances throughout the school
Here is the list of Activity Stations and Food Trucks at the event:
Activity Stations will be running from 4:30p to 7:30p:
- Soaring Selfie – located just south of the Runnymede yard play structure
- Oodles of Doodles – located near Door 2; sponsored by Sidorova Inwood
- Let’s Dance – located on the basketball courts; run by Swansea School of Dance and sponsored by Babiak Team
- Obliteration – located just inside Door 5
These great Food Trucks will be located in the staff parking lot, serving food from 4:30p to 8:15p:
- Mustache Burger
- GYOT (get your own taters)
- GTA Softee Ice Cream Truck
Please look for an email from the school this week for the official program and a detailed schedule of performances. We hope to see you there!
Staff Appreciation Lunch
will take place on Friday June 21st!
The Spirit Committee will be hosting its much anticipated Staff Appreciation Lunch in celebration of Runnymede’s amazing teachers, administrators, office staff & caretakers. Staff members will be invited to enjoy a potluck lunch – catered 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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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!
Nuit Orange: A Celebration of the Arts at Runnymede
Thursday January 31, 2019
6:30 – 9:00pm
There are no tickets required to attend Nuit Orange, but if you plan to enjoy some refreshments during the night you’ll need to order your tickets ahead of time.
Pre-ordered tickets will be sent home with your child by January 30th and you will need to bring the physical food/drink tickets with you to the event.
There will be food stations set up at various locations throughout the school, here is the menu for each station:
Sushi & Samosas
|Hummus & Slider Sandwiches
Popcorn, Terra Chips, Crispy Apple Chips
Mini cupcakes, mini cookies, candy
Mocktails, perrier, water, juice boxes
Click on the link to pre-order your tickets now
Each item will be 1 ticket
Tickets cost $2 each.
Order deadline is Friday January 25th!
We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event!
Please see attached sign-up genius if you have time to help make this event a success. Every 30 minutes of your time makes a difference!
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: email@example.com
Can you volunteer on the night of the event? Time commitments as little as 1 hour. Please contact Margarette-Anne Oliver: firstname.lastname@example.org