Thank You Runnymede Community!

This year’s Direct Donation Campaign raised $36,436.

Thank you to the many generous Runnymede families that contributed!

If you forgot to make your donation (we know life gets busy) it is not too late.  Your support is not only appreciated, it is crucial for keeping our exceptional Runnymede extra-curriculars running.

Donate online now or donate by cheque by bringing your cheque to the main office, fill out a donation envelope and drop it in the box.

Welcome 2016/17 Parent Council Executives

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, a new Parent Council was established and our Council Executives were voted in.

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Our Parent Council Committees and Executives work to organize and deliver the fundraising activities and enrichment programs that make Runnymede PS a special community. As always, your help and support are needed and appreciated. You can join a committee, volunteer to help with pizza lunches, spirit events, yard days, arts and STEM programs or work with our Communications Committee to bring fresh ideas and new ways of connecting with the RPS community. Everyone is welcome and no job is too small.

Ready to sign up to help? Visit our Council Committee webpage to email committees directly or contact our Council Chair, Dale Cadeau.

Executive Council is looking forward to working with Committees, parents, and school Administration for another fun and eventful school year.

Happy Summer! From Parent Council

Dear Runnymede families,

As our school year comes to an end and we gear up for summer plans, your Parent Council wishes to thank you for helping make this such a memorable year!  Our Centennial was celebrated beautifully with many great events!  We had a record fundraising year, raising over $235,000 towards a new playground.  This was our first year with Parent Reps, and after seeing the benefits of having a connection into each classroom we intend to continue this role next year!

Parent Council has enjoyed our working relationship with Principal Amelia Dennis, who will be retiring  in June 2016.  During her decade long career at Runnymede, (initially as a VP, then later as Principal), she has worked tirelessly to keep Runnymede at the forefront of academic excellence.  Her efforts in pursuing improvements for our school with the Board have resulted in many capital renovations.  Her passion for Runnymede is undeniable, and she will be missed.  We wish her well in this new chapter of her life.

We also wish to say farewell to our beloved Crossing Guard, Stafford, who is retiring from his duties, after serving this community faithfully for 21 years.  Stafford is a beacon of safety and familiarity, who guards our children day after day as they cross at Runnymede & Colbeck.  His kind words and blessings will be missed, we wish him well, and he certainly deserves to take it easy now!  If you have not yet donated to the group gift for Stafford, donations will be accepted in the main office until 9am tomorrow morning.

Parent Council does a lot: Fall & Spring Yard Days, the Green Teacher program, Movie Night, Pub Night, T-shirt Sales, QSP Magazine sales, Costume Sale, Fun Fair, Fun Run, Pizza Lunch, Art Auction, Amazing Math Race, streamlining Communications, Ward 7 news, Staff Appreciation Lunch, Lost & Found and much more.  Wherever you look, there is always something going on with Council!

All of these events are intended to fundraise for educational enrichment, and/or for community-building.  Please consider joining Council next year; we need your help to keep Runnymede the incredible school it has been for the past 100 years!

Have a safe and wonderful summer.
Dale Cadeau
Jackie Marrie
Co-Chairs, Parent Council
Runnymede Public School

There is still time to contribute to Stafford's farewell!

As you know, our Crossing Guard Stafford is retiring after 21 years.  Did you know that he was voted Canada’s favourite Crossing Guard a few years ago?!  He is a sweet gentle soul who loves to sing gospel.

We have been collecting for a farewell gift for Stafford.  There has been so much outpouring from parents and children so we have extended the collection until 9am on the last day of school!  There is a blue box in the front office for parents and students to drop contributions and sign the group card.  No amount is too small.  FYI, the box will be emptied daily.

You can also arrange an e-transfer by emailing ncadeau@bell.net.

Our gift will be a cheque since many parents have suggested that is the best gift for him.  We will also present him with a memory book full of well wishes from every class in the school.

Wouldn’t it be great to collect enough for a free trip to Jamaica to see family & friends?!?  Imagine how thrilled he would be!

You can also have your photo taken with Stafford then email it to ncadeau@bell.net and it will be included in the memory book.

Thank you!