Welcome to the Ridley College Family Guild (RCFG)
The RCFG is a parent-driven organization that supports the students and school by volunteering their time, talent and energy. Every Ridley College parent and caregiver automatically belongs to the Guild.
The mission of the Guild is to encourage the interest and participation of members through fellowship, involvement and service to the school. There are so many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. The Guild meets formally once a month on Mondays. Come out to meet other Ridley parents and have some fun while supporting our students.
I hope you find the information on these pages helpful. If you would like additional information please don’t hesitate to contact me, or any of the Guild representatives.
Take care and enjoy this exciting time in your child’s life.
|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.
|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.
|A fun and friendly fundraiser! Just by paying with gift cards, you can transform your everyday spending into fundraising dollars for Ridley College. Sign up at www.fundscrip.com using Ridley College code QB2PY4.|
Recycled Clothing Store Hours
|When - Every WEDNESDAY |
Time - 8:30am - 9:15am
Where - Rm.4, School House in Upper School
Seasonal Events & Fundraisers
Fall (Michaelmas Term)
•Fall Play Reception
•Carol Service Reception
Winter (Lent Term)
Spring (Trinity Term)
•Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day
•Church Parade Reception
•Cadet Inspection Reception
•IB Exam Proctors
•Upper School Graduation/Prize Day
•Grade 8 Graduation
•Lower School Prize Day
•Tiger Fest Carnival