Information for Runnymede Parents

January 22nd’s Parent Council meeting included a question and answer session with our TDSB Trustee Robin Pilkey and MPP Bhutila Karpoche.

Runnymede parents had a chance to “Ask Anything” and this produced some great discussion on everything from government cut backs, to TDSB budget cuts to job action.

Click here to read a summary of the discussion and find some suggestions for ways parents can express concerns regarding education cuts to the Provincial Government.

Click here for more information about the TDSB 2019-2020 budget.

Click here to reference the Ontario Government’s revised education strategy.

What is at Stake?

The following information has been provided to Runnymede parents by ETT (Elementary Teachers Toronto).  Please see below for information regarding the current Teacher Labour Action and negotiations.

Interested in showing support for teachers, and letting the government know your views on public education cuts?

protest map
Thursday, Feb 6th
Runnymede & other Ward 7 teachers will be at Christine Hogarth’s constituency office for Etobicoke-Lakeshore
195 Norseman Street, Unit 21
Parents and students are welcome to join and show support!

Friday, Feb 7th
Runnymede teachers will be picketing in front of the school from 11am to noon, then  Runnymede, Western Tech and Swansea teachers will meet on Bloor St. west of Runnymede Rd. to show strength in numbers.
Parents and students can join teachers on Bloor st., in a show of support for public education

Concerned about the safety of the Runnymede Crosswalk?

MobileHelp us petition city hall for improved cross walk safety! Here are two simple things you can do today to help us take action:

1. Fill out this quick community survey (less than 2 minutes)

2. E-mail councillor Gord Perks. The more constituents that care about an issue, the better our chances of action! Simply copy, paste and personalize the templated letter attached.




Don’t wait! Fill out the survey and send your email today!

Ward 7- March Update!

Here is what’s happening around our Ward and the TDSB this month:

Budget Ward Forum this Thursday March 21st at 7pm!!! Location Fern Avenue P.S. Everyone is encouraged to attend (See flyer below).

The 2019/20 budget survey is now available online. The survey was designed to capture feedback from parents/caregivers, students, staff and community members and will help develop this year’s Operating Budget. The survey can be found here:

TDSB Board meetings are web-casted live, the next meeting will be held Tuesday March 20th at 7pm here for anyone interested:

Parents as Partners Conference will be taking place on Saturday March 30th at Beanfield Centre. Loads of great presentations, speakers and topics. Lunch, and childcare are provided. This is a really great resource and fun day!! You can register here:

TDSB Connects, is a monthly electronic newsletter for parents/guardians with information about news and events from across the Toronto District School Board. If you are a parent/guardian who doesn’t currently receive TDSB Connects, please contact Runnymede ensure your email address is up-to-date in your child’s student contact record. This newsletter is packed with information you don’t want to miss!

That’s it for now, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to email me at or catch me at the Parent council meeting Wednesday March 20th.

Ward 7 Rep for Runnymede P.S.

Ward Forum

Ask Me Anything: Q&A Session with TDSB’s John Malloy

Everyone is welcome at this joint Ward 7 & Ward 9 forum.  The format will be “Ask me Anything”, with TDSB’s Director of Education taking questions from the audience about whatever issues you would like to raise.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

If you can’t attend but have a question, please contact our Ward 7 Rep Kathleen Hyatt, who can help you get your questions answered.

2018 01 23 Flyer Ward Forum with Director Feb 5 2018