September 30th - Orange Shirt Day Gledhill will be recognizing Orange Shirt Daywith lessons and activities where students will learn about the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. On September 30th we are asking everyone to wear an Orange shirt. On this day we acknowledge the truths of Residential Schools in Canada, we honour Survivors, and we remember the thousands of children murdered by these schools, many ofthem buried in unmarked graves.
Sept/ October of every year - Gledhill holds an annual walk/fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation! Teachers will conduct an outdoor walk with their class and their cohort. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please visit: www.terryfox.ca/GledhillPS Toronto (In the interest of safety for all, we will not be sending pledge sheets home and no cash donations will be accepted at the school.) Thank you very much for your support! -The Terry Fox Committee
June is Pride Month in the TDSB!
In June, we celebrate Pride in the TDSB. It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity and raise awareness among all staff and students about the rich culture and history of our LGBTQ community. Click on the Pride Picturebook Read Alouds to learn more.
June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day
On June 21st, the TDSB also recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day. June 21st is a day of significance for many Indigenous Peoples in the country we call Canada today. It marks the day when the Sun is closest to the Earth. It is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. Many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples celebrate Summer Solstice. It is a time that reminds us to remain grounded, humble and appreciative. It is usually celebrated by coming together with family and community for a feast, although ceremonies and traditions are being marked in different ways this year due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional foods are an important aspect of the feast as they signify connection to the land and animals. Please see Indigenous resources for elementary students prepared by our school librarian Ms. Kopka here.
Pizza lunch dates for the 2019 -2020 school year are as follows:
Fri Nov 29 Fri Dec 13 Fri Jan 24 Fri Feb 28
Fri Mar 27 Fri Apr 24 Fri May 29 Fri Jun 19
Gledhill School Council coordinates the Pizza Lunch Fundraiser for students in grades 1-5 who would like to participate. Proceeds are used to help ALL grades. You can order pizza and pay online by going to www.Sagoto.com/gsc/pizza. Orders must be submitted by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST. Please note that no pizza will be sold on the day of the lunch. Refunds will not be made if your child is absent from school on a pizza day. Please email GSCPizza@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer for one or more pizza lunches.