A Message from the President
Dear Ridley Families,
Welcome and greetings from the Ridley College Family Guild!
The Family Guild is an organization made up of current and past parents. The Guild is a parent-driven organization. We volunteer our time and use our creative talents to support the students and school to enrich the wonderful spirit of Ridley College. All current and past parents are members of the Family Guild. Please join us at our first meeting, Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Ross Morrow Theatre located in School House.
Look for our table in the Fieldhouse during School Start Up on Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th. We hope you will stop by to say hello and meet other members of the Guild and find a list of upcoming events held at the school. The Family Guild is a great way to get involved and stay connected during your child’s school year.
RECYCLED CLOTHING PROGRAM
Each year, volunteers from Family Guild collect, launder and sell
gently used Ridley College uniforms. These items are on sale at 50% off the regular price. During uniform fittings, please visit the recycled clothing section, located in School House on the lower level. Not all items and sizes are available but come take a peek. Hours of operation are listed below.
No Appointment Necessary:
• August 31st - Sept. 2nd (9am - 3pm)
• September 3rd (9am - Noon)
• Closed: September 4th -7th
• September 8th - 9th (9am - 5:30pm)
• September 10th (12pm -4pm)
• September 11th (9am -4pm)
Hank’s Campus Store
Now offering online purchasing for all your uniform needs! Check it out! Stop by the campus store for all your uniform, sport and school needs.
For Grade 9&10 – may purchase books at the same time as uniforms or during first week of classes.
For Grade 11&12 (including IB) – may purchase books the first week of classes.
I look forward to seeing you on campus! If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Family Mentor Program|
The Family Mentor Program team welcomes new families into the Ridley Community.
The Mentor season starts in February, when the Committee Chairs work closely with the Admissions Office collecting names of new Ridley Families who wish to liaise with a Family Mentor. Correspondence starts shortly afterwards, and continue throughout the summer.
A major fundraising initiative for the RCFG, the Recycled Clothing program collects, launders, and sells gently used Ridley uniforms. Donations are collected throughout the school year, with the major collections in May and June. Laundering, preparation, and storage takes place in June, ready for sales that begin mid-August.
|Lost & Found|
Collects and washes lost items in preparation for display. Unlabeled and unclaimed items are donated to charity while uniforms items are donated to the Recycled Clothing Program.
Without this hard-working committee, events like Graduation, Cadet Ball, Christmas Market, and many other receptions, would not be complete. The Decorating Committee requires a team of volunteers for each set-up and take-down at special events.
A library book donation program. Honour a special person in your life by sponsoring a library book in their name, for either the Lower or Upper school libraries.
Consider commemorating: graduation, birth or marriage, career move, promotion, honoring a teacher, milestones.
|Hank's Co-op Store|
Hank’s store provides students, staff, and parents with a ready supply of items required for school life without the need to leave campus grounds.
Hank’s has given the RCFG a revenue base which supplies funds to scholarships and bursaries, and school selected projects.
Ridley College employs one full time and a few part time staff to run the store.
The RCFG provides the remainder of the labour through its volunteers.
Shifts are 3 hours on weekday mornings, weekly or bi-weekly. Volunteers also assist with off-site sales at special events. It’s a great way to meet other parents, students, and staff. New volunteers welcome throughout the school year!
Another major fundraising initiative for the RCFG, a one day event organized and hosted by the RCFG. This is the only school event that involves both Upper and Lower schools, many faculty, staff, parents, and local community. Admission is free and showcases more than 60 vendors, musical entertainment, prize draws, a raffle, children’s craft corner, specialty food, market cafe, and a special visit from Santa.
Fundscrip is a program that allows anyone to purchase gift cards online, for over 150 popular retailers. A portion of the purchase price is gifted back to the school by Fundscrip. The amount ranges from 2 to 10 percent. Cards can be sent to your home or delivered free to Hank's store. The Fundscrip committee assists Ridley College in marketing and implementing the program.
Seasonal Events & Fundraisers
Fall (Michaelmas Term)
•School Start-Up and Parent lunch.
•Fall Play Reception
•Annual Christmas Dinner
•Carol Service Reception
Winter (Lent Term)
•Upper School Musical Reception
Spring (Trinity Term)
•Church Parade Reception
•Upper School Prize Day
•Grade 8 Grad/Dinner
•Lower School Prize Day