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.
Pizza 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attached is a digital copy of the program for our upcoming community event “Nuit Orange”.
The digital program is being circulated ahead of the event to help you plan your evening. Below 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 knife and fork locations of food items are included in the timetable.
Don’t forget to order your refreshment tickets in advance!
Each performance space will have a mini-schedule posted outside of it on the evening of the event showing the specific rotation of small group performances in that room.
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.
Kindly ensure that your child is wearing their appropriate costume items and / or black bottoms and an orange top if they are performing.
Nuit Orange: A Celebration of the Arts at Runnymede
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 four different food stations set up at various locations throughout the school, here is the menu for each station:
Orange you Sweet
Nuit Orange Cookies
Assorted dessert squares
| On a Roll
Vegetarian Sushi Rolls
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
|Pizza, Popcorn and Wiches, Oh My
Assorted Flatbread pizza
Make mine a Mocktail
Nuit Orange Mocktails
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 26th!
Planning is currently underway for a new Runnymede event: Nuit Orange!
Event Date: January 31, 2018
Nuit Orange will be a fantastic evening celebrating the arts at Runnymede in all its forms. There will be live music, drama showcases and dance performances by our students. Your children’s fine art projects will be prominently displayed. There will be refreshments served and a great chance to mingle and meet other Runnymede families.
We need your help to plan the Parent Council portion of this event! Please e-mail the Spirit Committee to let us know if you can help in the lead-up to the event, or volunteer at the refreshment stand on the evening of.