Brought to us by our amazing Student Council, RUSTCO, this week is RCI’s spirit week! And what better week than the week before the Winter Holiday Break!
Here is a list of the week’s events!
SPIRIT WEEK (December 18 th – 21 st )
1. Monday’s ‘Rap Battle’ – held in the Cafeteria
2. Tuesday’s Jersey Day (Wear your favourite jersey!)
3. Wednesday’s ‘Cream the Council’ – held in the Caf
4. Thursday’s ‘Crazy Hair Day and Scavenger Hunt’
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Board approved Principal/Vice-Principal promotions and transfers which resulted in administrative changes to our school. One our very much adored VPs, Mrs. Ardell was promoted to Principal of Parkdale CI.
We acknowledge the outstanding service and contributions Mrs. Ardell has made to our RCI community and we will miss her greatly! We congratulate her and wish her very well at PCI!
Please see the Official Notification Letter sent to parents and members of the RCI community on behalf of Superintendent Tracy Hayhurst and Trustee/Chair Robin Pilkey.
The RCI BSA is looking forward to Thursday, December 21st as they bring us Kwanzaa Celebration! Join us in the AUD! All are welcome as we spend time together, share our successes and celebrate before the winter break. Light refreshments & treats will be served!
RCI Grade 10 students will have the amazing opportunity to participate in a Leadership Camp at Albion Hills Conservation Area starting Friday, December 15-December 17th. We look forward to hearing about all the amazing experiences they come back with especially their opportunities to make new friends and bond over leadership activities and events. A big Thank you to our Teacher supervisors and Teacher Volunteers who are assisting with the retreat!
Stay tuned for pics!
Albion Hills Conservation Area – For more information please visit: https://trca.ca/
We are getting into the Holiday Spirit! The RCI Me to We team brings RCI students an amazing opportunity to spread holiday cheer and the gift of giving by participating in a Holiday Cookie Challenge! This “Fun”draiser brings together RCI clubs to raise funds for underprivileged children providing school supplies, clothing, shoes, blankets and other necessities.
We look forward to seeing and tasting the cookies that are made!
What a huge success! Check out some of the pics from the lunch time event!
Information letters were mailed out last week Friday, for all students who wrote the Masters exam at the end of November. If students do not receive a letter by the end of this week, they should contact Daniella Fernandes at the above listed email address. Thank you!
On Saturday, December 9th, 2017 RCI was proud to host the First Lego League (FLL) Tournament! This will be the seventh year that Runnymede’s FIRST Robotics team (Team 1310) has run the FLL Tournament. This year, 33 teams from around the TDSB attended the tournament with about 250 students!
Fun fact: over 250,000 students in 88 countries participate!
And we are just thrilled to be apart of this amazing opportunity for our students!
Schedule of the day:
Team Registration & Pit Setup: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Speakers: Robin Pilkey, TDSB Chair, Paul Edwards, Principal
Judging Sessions and Practice Rounds: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
It was an event to remember and RCI student performers, students, families and friends of the wider community were just beaming after experiencing the outstanding performances of the evening. We want to thank everyone who attended the evening and to the many students volunteers, staff supervisors who helped to support us throughout the evening. This evening was a success because of your dedication and commitment! Thank you! A very special shout out to Ms. Laura Landauer, Christine, The Super Kids and the 9th Toronto Brownies! What an honour it was to have you open our evening. We look forward to many more collaborations! The Arts Department is just thrilled by the turn out and outcome of the evening and look forward to many more successes in the Arts at Runnymede Collegiate Institute. Here are some photos from the evening, the dress rehearsal and the Arts fest leading up to the festivities during the week! Enjoy!