Dear Family Guild Members,
I am thankful.
I am thankful for a fantastic group of Family Guild volunteers.
I am thankful for the support and friendship of an amazing Family Guild Executive.
I am thankful for the guidance and support of a wonderful Guild Liaison.
I am thankful for our awesome Leadership Team.
I am thankful.
My year as Family Guild President has come to a close and I have truly enjoyed my time serving the members of the Ridley College community. I enjoyed working with faculty and staff, our loyal volunteers, meeting new parents and supporting the students and school.
Our Family Guild Changeover Meeting will be held on Monday, June 6th at Lower School. Please join us at the Lower School Playscape for a salsa lesson before we continue with our formal part of our meeting in Williams Hall.
I look forward to working with incoming President Fil Stabile and her 2016-2017 Family Guild team in September and wish everyone a safe and fun summer.
Thank you again for a great year.
|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