School Council Events and Initiatives
Throughout the school year, School Council is involved in a variety of events. There are School Council meetings, which occur 5-6 times a year. There are also extra curricular events, which can be both community based and fund raising events. We try to have one event for each month of school. There are also events run by the teachers which we voice our support of. Check this page to see what we currently have going on!
Second Skate Exchange & Sale!
We have a new date for the Skate Exchange & Sale! It will be joining our Eco Swap & Shop on Thursday, January 23rd from 4pm-7pm in Room 5. Please consider dropping off your skates beforehand so that we can start organizing. There will be bins in the front hallway for donations.
Kids' Letters to Councillor Bailão
For any child who has been impacted by the dangerous driving in our community, here's your chance to make your voice heard! Write a letter to Ana Bailão to let her know what you see on your way to school and by your home. We would like to give your letter to Councillor Bailão on January 13th at our School Council meeting. Write, draw, sticker, stamp, mounds of glitter, whatever you like. We would love to get a photo of you with your letter, if you're okay with that. There will be a mailbox in the main foyer for you to drop off the letter. Please include your name and class number!
Make Your Voice Heard
Make your voice heard! School Council's January meeting will feature an important visit from Deputy Mayor/City Councillor Ana Bailão and School Trustee Stephanie Donaldson. We will be discussing the traffic safety issues in our community, both on Dufferin Street and on Regal Road. Let's not wait until someone gets hurt, we need to ask for change now.
The meeting is January 13th at 6:30 in Room 5. Childcare will be provided. Please attend and let Councillor Bailão and Trustee Donaldson know what your concerns are.
Councillor Bailão to attend Regal Road School Council Meeting on January 13th 2020
We are excited to announce that Ana Bailão, Toronto's Deputy Mayor and Ward 9's Councillor, will be attending our next School Council meeting on Monday January 13th at 6:30pm. Also attending the meeting will be our School Trustee, Stephanie Donaldson.
We will dedicate the first portion of our meeting to a discussion about the traffic safety issues our school is facing, both on side streets and on Dufferin Street. For anyone impacted by the dangerous driving in our school zone, please consider attending. We know this is a hot topic right now for many of us at the Regal Road community.
At the meeting, we plan to present Councillor Bailão with our petition to have an Automated Speed Enforcement Camera installed on Dufferin between Davenport and Rosemount. 50 of these cameras have recently been approved to be placed on Toronto's streets, and not one of them is on Dufferin. Please consider signing the petition: http://chng.it/Q4cCSrrY This petition has only received 118 signatures at the time of this posting.
We're also starting another exciting campaign where we're encouraging students to write a personal letter to Councillor Bailão describing their experiences with traffic safety near Regal Road. Please have your student sign with their name and include what grade they are in. We would love to make a photo collage of students with their letters, for families who are interested. These letters will also be presented to Councillor Bailão. We will have a mailbox in the main foyer to receive these letters in the new year.
SAVE THE DATE! On Thursday December 5 from 6pm-8pm, Regal Road School Council will be hosting our Winter Social in the school foyer! Start thinking about the delicious, nut-free sweet or savoury dishes you might want to contribute. More details to follow! We hope you can join us!
Eco Shop and Swap
SAVE THE DATE! Our next School Council event will be held after school on Thursday January 23. It will be our first-ever Used Toy & Clothing Swap and Sale. The holiday season is a great time to reflect on some of the items you may have that you no longer want or need, so we’ll be looking to redistribute them amongst the Regal Road community. More details to come!
Regal Road Walk In
Cuts To Education Hurt Kids. Join us Tuesday November 26th at 8:15am for a Walk In at Regal Road. This is the day that Ontario's Work To Rule begins so let's show our support for our teachers in this difficult time. Any questions? Please ask!
Committee Sign Up Sheets
Committee sign up sheets! We're looking for parents, relatives, friends and caregivers who are interested in helping with this year's School Council events. Now posted on the bulletin board in the main foyer are sign up sheets for our Spring Fair, Silent Auction, Yearbook, Used Book Exchange, Clothing & Toy Swap, Adult Dance, Community Safety and Dance-a-thon. We'd appreciate any and all help. Any questions? Please ask!
Family Photo Night
On Tuesday November 26th from 4pm-7pm, Regal Road is having it's second annual Family Photo Night! There are only 12 spots available so they'll go fast. The sitting fee is $15 which goes towards School Council's fundraising. Each session is 15 minutes long so you'll have lots of photos to choose from. The photos can then be purchased through Edge Imaging. Visit www.bookmygrad.ca and use the code REG to sign up.
Halloween Movie Night
Please join us for Halloween Movie Night on October 24! Redeem the coupon (will be sent home in your child's backpack) for free popcorn and a drink. Purchase some pizza or baked goods, and then settle into the gym for our feature presentation. Also please consider baking something (nut-free) to contribute to our bake sale! Movie starts at 6:20pm.
Halloween Costume Sale
COLLECTION BINS are in the foyer. Please consider donating your lightly used costumes and accessories for our Halloween Costume Sale, which will be held prior to Halloween Movie Night on October 24!
School Photo Day is October 3rd
REMINDER! Tomorrow is Photo Day at Regal Road. Get those big smiles ready!
Orange Shirt Day 2019
Orange Shirt Day - September 30th - is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.
Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a result of residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad discussing her experience when she arrived at a residential school. Webstad shared her story at a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, in the spring of 2013. On her first day at residential school Phyllis had her new orange shirt taken away from her. Phyllis' experience is used today to teach students about residential schools and their assimilation practices.
To read Phyllis's story, visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html
Curriculum Night BBQ
Regal Road's Second Annual Curriculum Night BBQ is almost here! Join us from 4:45-5:45 on Wednesday September 25th in the west yard (by the kindergartener's entrance) for hot dogs (both meat and veggie), drinks and chips! This is a great chance to meet other Regal families and support School Council. Hope to see you there! Any questions? Please ask!
Hot Lunch comes to Regal Road
Hot Lunch program is coming to Regal Road! Starting on September 23rd, Rose Reisman's Kid's Lunch Program will be available every Monday.
Register your child at www.kidslunch.ca using Regal's school password RRPS108 (this is the updated correct password) and choose from Rose Reisman's healthy and delicious menu! All orders are made and paid online using the Kids Lunch Program website.
Kindergarteners will have their meals brought to their classrooms and grades 1-6 will have their meals brought to their lunchrooms at their appointed time slot.
Any questions? Please ask!