Greetings from Gladys Speers Home and School Association/School Council!
The Home and School Association has a long tradition at Gladys Speers. As a group of parent volunteers we work very closely with the school's administration and staff. One of the primary roles of Home and School is to raise funds to purchase items for the school that benefits teachers, staff and students. In the past the Gladys Speers Home and School Association has raised the funds needed for the play structure in the back playground, for all 5 kindergarten Smartboards, iPads for all students, two iPad charging cart, curriculum guides in social studies and science for every grade level. We have also paid for in school presentations for every grade including Scientist in the Classroom and Arts and Literacy Day, as well as family events like math night, arts and literacy night and more. Last year the Home and School Association paid for the Outdoor Classroom, literacy materials, music and gym equipment, plants and shrubs for the Kindergarten pen, recess equipment, speakers for the data projectors , "Mind Up" Curriculum teacher resources, a colour printer for the special education department, licences for all Kindergarten students to be on the Raz Kids reading program, 10 Chromebooks for the junior classes and more!
This year Home and School meetings will take place on the following dates: Oct 5th, Nov 2nd, Dec 7th , Feb 8th , April 4th and May 9th. We meet in the staff room at the school at 6:30pm and all are welcome. Often trustee Tracey Ehl-Harrison attends Home and School meetings to answer questions and share information. There is always a principal's report and a report from a teacher rep. To belong to the Gladys Speers Home and School Association a membership of $15 per family is collected which is sent in whole to the OFHSA. You DO NOT have to be a voting member to attend meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings to ask questions and get information.
If you would like to get involved with the Home and School Association at Gladys Speers this year helping with things like pizza Wednesdays, popcorn days, movie mornings, QSP magazine sales, ice cream sales, staff appreciation week, the fun fair or more please contact the school at [ tel:905-827-4841 ]905-827-4841.
We look forward to another amazing year at Gladys Speers.
Kim Gorny and Breanne Murtagh
Co-Presidents of Home and School