|A Message From The President|
Dear Ridley Families,
We are a parent-driven organization, supporting the students and school by volunteering their time, talent and energy. Every Ridley College parent and caregiver automatically belongs to the Guild. Meetings take place once a month on Monday evenings. To become an active participant, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE
Have your child(ren) outfitted before the school rush!
For school uniforms and many of your school needs, visit the Hank’s store, located in the lower level of the School House. The Family Guild run “Recycled Clothing Program” also offers uniforms at 50% off many of the regularly priced items. These gently used uniforms are available at the “Back to School Sale” located next to Hank’s. We encourage ALL Ridley families to arrange for their appointments with Hank’s and to visit the gently used clothing area.
At 100% profit, the Recycled Clothing Program provides the funds necessary to enhance school services and events, like graduation decor, hosting the Christmas Market, and special event receptions.
Appointment dates: August 20, 21, 22, 25, 26.
Non-appointment dates: August 27, 28, 29, September 2-5
To VOLUNTEER for the uniform roll-out at Hanks, sign up here:
To VOLUNTEER for "Welcome to Ridley" days in the Fieldhouse or Lower School, sign up here:
FUNDSCRIP - Gift Card Fundraiser
Pay for everyday expenses with gift cards purchased through Fundscrip.
Gift cards can be mailed directly to your home or picked up at Hank’s.
I look forward to meeting you in this 125th anniversary year.
Ridley College Family Guild
|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. Contact: Margy Nitsopoulos-Massis, email@example.com
|Social & Decorating|
A “friend-raising” and “fun-raising” opportunity for all members of the Ridley community. Social events and gatherings take place throughout the academic year.
Contact: Cathy Hanna, firstname.lastname@example.org
; Ellie Bell, email@example.com
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.
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.
Assist Father Jason Van Veghel-Wood as required, eg. decorating for special events, caring for chapel plants. etc.
|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.
Heather Charlton (shadow), firstname.lastname@example.org
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