SAVE THE DATE: FAMILY GUILD MEETINGS—EVERYONE WELCOME!!
Non-perishable food items would be appreciated as a new initiative this year in support of local food banks. Dads
…don’t be shy. Please come out and participate in all the fun! All meetings start at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, December 9th—Benchmark Restaurant, Niagara College
Monday, January 11th
Monday, February 8th
Monday, March 7th
Monday, April 25th---Annual General Meeting
Monday, June 6th---Changeover Meeting
Ridley College Family Guild Cookbook
Thank you to all the families-past and present, faculty, staff, alumni and students that sent along their favourite family recipe. The RCFG Cookbook will be on sale at the Christmas Market, Friday, December 4th.
Lower School Coffee Mornings: hosted by Head of Lower School Jim Milligan in LS library!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Christmas Market: Decebmer 4th, 2015 2:00 -7:30 pm
Join in the fun: buy a raffle ticket, volunteer for a shift at the Family Guild tables, bake some yummy treats or donate a$25 gift to the penny draw. Use Sign Up Genius to be part of this great event. www.signupgenius.com/.webloc
Carol Service: Saturday, December 12th & Sunday, December 13th
Please join US/LS choirs for an evening celebration of music in our Chapel.
Family Guild will be hosting a reception following the Sunday evening performance. Everyone welcome!
|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.
|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