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
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 email@example.com
Order Your Runnymede Holiday Gear Now!
To help you with your holiday shopping we’ve brought back the Runnymede store for one week only!
- Same apparel if you want to restock or replace items
- Great gift items for kids and stockings, like a Runnymede lion stuffie, a water bottle, pencils etc.
- Great gift items for grandparents, parents and teachers, like photo frames, ornaments & pens.
- To have things ready for Christmas orders need to be in by December 2nd!
Note: Embroidered items (hats and the Grade 6/7/8 music shirts) will likely not be ready for delivery until after the holidays.
If you do *not* want to have your order delivered to your child’s classroom (if it contains a gift) you can indicate that on the ordering page and we will arrange for separate pick-up with you directly.
If you have any questions feel free to contact parent volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org