|A Message From The President |
The Ridley College Family Guild (RCFG) includes all parents and guardians of current students at Ridley College, along with Alumni Parents and Honorary Members. All members of the Ridley community are welcome to attend regular RCFG monthly meetings as well as all RCFG sponsored events. The RCFG relies on volunteers to help staff numerous fundraising and community service events throughout the year and new faces are always welcome.
Volunteering as part of the RCFG allows you to get to know staff and students, as we help to enrich the lives of Ridley students. Community service is a vital part of life at Ridley as the school’s motto, Terar dum Prosim (“May I be consumed in service”) demonstrates.
The RCFG is governed by its Mission Statement, Constitution and Bylaws. There is an Executive Committee that is comprised of officers, committee chairs and committee members.
Volunteers are always welcome to help with any of the many activities offered by the RCFG in cooperation with Ridley College.
Tina Brown, President
Ridley College Family Guild
|Family Mentor Program|
The Family Mentor Program team welcomes new families into the Ridley Community. Along with the volunteers, RCFG Executive and Grade Reps also assist in Start-Up activities and Orientation in the first week of school.
The Mentor season starts in February, when the Committee Chair works closely with the Admissions Office collecting names of new Ridley Families who wish to liaise with a Family Mentor. Correspondence starts in the summer months and plans are made to meet on their first day of school.
A major fundraising initiative for the RCFG, the Recycled Clothing program collects, launders, and sells donated Ridley uniforms. Donations are collected throughout the school year, with the major push in May and June. Laundering, preparation, and storage takes place in June, ready for the army of volunteers who assist in sales starting 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|
Without this hard-working committee, events like Homecoming, Graduation and Cadet Ball, Christmas Market, would not be complete. The Social and Decorating Committee requires a team of volunteers for each set-up and take-down at special events.
|Sports & Hospitality|
Sets up refreshments and mementos for special events like Homecoming, graduation and alumni hockey tournament. Contacts: Ray Elder, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ed Skrobal, email@example.com; Bill Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Click here
for Ridley Reads.
|Hank's Co-op Store|
Hank’s is a co-operative endeavor between Ridley College and the RCFG since 1982. The 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, equipment purchase, and other worthwhile 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. It’s a great way to meet other parents, students, and staff. New volunteers welcome!
Fundscrip is a program that allows all members of the Ridley Community to purchase gift cards from their website, for over 150 popular retailers. A cash donation is gifted back to the school by Fundscrip. The amount ranges from 2 - 10 percent. Cards can be sent to your home (fee charged) or have them delivered free to Hank's Co-Op store. The Fundscrip committee assists 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