A Message From The President

    Dear Ridley Families,
     
    The Ridley College Family Guild is already preparing for September's school start-up, a time of year when we play a very important role.  We need volunteers for recycled clothing collection, to be family mentors, uniform appointment helpers, and Hanks volunteer staff.
     
    If you would like more information, or to volunteer, please email the contact person associated with each section.
     
    FAMILY MENTOR PROGRAM - New Mentors Welcome!
    -become a mentor to new families; if you cannot attend the info session but still interested, please contact:
    Karen Morrison & Trudy Tattersall, Co-Chairs:  kmorrison121@cogeco.ca, trudy.tattersall@sympatico.ca
     
    RECYCLED CLOTHING COLLECTION & PREPARATION
    June 16 and 17 (morning and afternoon shifts available)
    Location:  Residential Houses
    -collect, wash, and organize gently used clothing for re-sale
    Heather Foss, Recycled Clothing Chair:  fosshh@hotmail.com
     
    UNIFORM APPOINTMENTS - Lower & Upper School students
    August 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
    Location:  School House Lower Level
    -assist families and students with uniform fittings and purchase
    Jeannette Gittings, Hank's Volunteer Coordinator:  cjrg58@gmail.com
    Heather Foss, Recycled Clothing Chair:  fosshh@hotmail.com
     
    BACK TO SCHOOL - UPPER SCHOOL
    September 2 & 3
    Location:  Fieldhouse & Hank's
    -uniform fittings, Hank's sales, Guild tables
    Laura Menechella, Vice-President:  3lauram@gmail.com
    Jeannette Gittings, Hank's Volunteer Coordinator:  cjrg58@gmail.com
     
    BACK TO SCHOOL - LOWER SCHOOL ORIENTATION
    September 3, 8:30-11:30am
    Location:  Williams Hall
    -uniform fittings, Hanks sales, Guild tables, assist new families
    Linda Chang, President:  lindachang@sympatico.ca
     
    BACK TO SCHOOL - LOWER SCHOOL - Hank's volunteer staff
    September 4 & 5
    Location:  Recycled Clothing room (School House lower level) and Hanks
    -uniform fittings, Hanks sales for JK-6
    Jeannette Gittings, Hank's Volunteer Coordinator:  cjrg58@gmail.com
     
    HANK'S STORE - Volunteer Staff
    September through May
    -3 to 4 hour shifts bi-weekly; general help, reporting to Hank's Manager 
    Jeannette Gittings, Hank's Volunteer Coordinator:  cjrg58@gmail.com
     
    FUNDSCRIP - Ridley College gift card fundraising program
    When:  during uniform fittings & first week of school
    Location: School House lower level and Fieldhouse
    -promote and sell Fundscrip gift card program
    Virginia Workman, Fundscrip Chair:  virginiaworkman@me.com
     
    I would like to remind everyone that Hanks remains the largest contributor of revenue for the Family Guild. This year we gifted $140,000 to the school for scholarships and bursaries, and to support a project that will benefit the entire student body.
     
    Separate from Hanks, 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 pre-play receptions.  
    We cannot continue these services without your generous time and talent.  
     
    To those who have already signed up, THANK YOU.  I look forward to working with you in this 125th anniversary year.
     
    Have a safe and enjoyable summer.
      
    Kind Regards,
    Linda Chang
    2014-15 President
    Ridley College Family Guild
     
    family_guild@ridleycollege.com

    Family Guild Committees
    Family Mentor Program

    Recycled Clothing

    Lost & Found

    Jewelry & Mementos

    Social & Decorating

    Sports & Hospitality

    Ridley Reads

    Baking for Boarders

    Chapel Committee

    Hank's Co-op Store

    Fundscrip
    Seasonal Events & Fundraisers
    Fall (Michaelmas Term)
    •School Start-Up and Parent lunch.
    •HomeComing
    •Fall Play Reception
    •Annual Christmas Dinner
    •Carol Service Reception
     
    Winter (Lent Term)
    •Upper School Musical Reception
     
    Spring (Trinity Term)
    •Cadet Ball
    •Church Parade Reception
    •Cadet Inspection
    •Upper School Prize Day
    •Grade 8 Grad/Dinner
    •Lower School Prize Day

    Fundraisers
    •Christmas Market
    •Hank’s-School Store
    •Fundscrip
     
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