The Georgian Parents Guild

The Georgian Parents Guild is the name of our parents’ association. As an RSGC parent you are automatically a member. The Guild’s purpose is to foster parent connection. We believe parent involvement creates an enduring, engaged community. With dedicated volunteers — some of whom volunteer one hour a year and others who volunteer one hour a week — we strive for
meaningful teamwork executed with integrity and kindness.
 
The Guild, like so many, has had a challenging past few years, with some traditions put on hold. Thankfully, the fantastic and dedicated parent volunteers at the helm throughout the pandemic worked harder than ever to keep us connected virtually and sprang into action as soon as it was possible to get us all together in person. We hope this year to get back on campus to many fun and exciting in person events that help foster the friendly and engaged parent community all RSGC parents are a part of.
 
So what does the Guild do? We host coffees, evening and daytime socials and other get togethers, uniform and textbook sales and many other RSGC’s fundraising initiatives. Over the years the generosity of parents has contributed to capital improvements and provided financial aid bursaries. We have funded equipment and
resources for the gym, for music and academic programs, for graduation awards, and for St. Alban’s, our campus chapel.
 
RSGC benefits from a parent community that is involved, friendly, kind and welcoming. We invite you to get in touch with us.
 
If you have any questions about the Guild, or anything else school-related, please feel free to drop me a line.

Thank you!
 
Miranda Rand
President 2022/23

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  • Meet the Executive

    Meet the Executive
    The Executive is made up of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past President. We meet monthly to set agendas and discuss Guild initiatives, and prepare for our monthly meetings, to which all parents are invited.

    MIRANDA RAND, PRESIDENT 
    Miranda is the chief laundry folder for Callum (Class of 2024), William (Class of 2026), Henry (Class of 2028) and Hamish (Class of 2030). She fell in love with RSGC the first time she visited the campus, and is grateful for the opportunity to support the school through the Guild. Born in the Bahamas, Miranda now lives a short walk north from the school with the boys, her husband, two dogs and her chickens.

    ANASTASIA KANELLOPOULOS, VICE-PRESIDENT
    Anastasia, mom to Aris ‘23 and Billy ‘25, has been an active member of the Guild for the past five years and is honoured to be joining the Executive. When she isn’t volunteering in various organizations in the city, Anastasia is involved in the family property development company; locally and internationally, and runs a small culinary nutrition and wellness consulting business on the side. A Toronto native, Anastasia continues to live in Toronto’s west end with her husband John and the boys, but is finding ways to spend more time in Greece and Costa Rica.

    NICOLE NOXON, TREASURER
    Nicole is the mother to Wyatt Guy (Class of 2022), three daughters and a geriatric dog. A stay-at-home mum, Nicole is almost never actually at home. She likes exploring the city on foot, but spends an inordinate amount of time driving kids around. Nicole wishes that in another life she’ll come back as a teenage boy and get to go to RSGC.

    CHERYL HEIKE, SECRETARY
    Cheryl is the mother of Ben (Class of 2023) and Alex (Class of 2025 — The York School). Cheryl and her family moved to Toronto from the States just six months prior to the pandemic, perfect timing in her mind! Cheryl has been a class parent and worked on Mistletoe Market the last two years. She has been involved in various volunteer roles and has most recently picked up her paintbrushes again. 

    SARAH BALZER, PAST PRESIDENT 
    Sarah is the mother of Conrad (Class of 2028), and Max (Class of 2026 — The York School). She’s been a class parent and parent ambassador since her kids came to RSGC. Sarah is American, and moved to Toronto from London, England. Her career was in the music industry, and now she has a small jewellery business called Daily Pearls. 
     
  • Getting Involved

    The Georgian Parents Guild exists with and for the parents. Simply by being an RSGC parent, you are a member of the Guild. So parental involvement is key! We benefit from parents who volunteer to organize and support activities, and parents who attend and participate in activities.

    If you’d like to volunteer your time, look for announcements in the Friday File and through Class Parent communications. If you’d like to be more involved, please drop Miranda Rand a line.

Contact the Guild

Georgian Parents' Guild Executive
guild@rsgc.on.ca

Guild Dates and Events

This is by no means a comprehensive list of forthcoming events but for now, please mark your calendars! 

Guild Meetings

The Guild Meeting will be held on Zoom for the 2021/22 school year. If you would like to join the meetings, please contact Sarah Balzer for the link. 

November 10: 5:30 pm 
December 1: 9:00 am 
January 12: 5:30 pm 
February 9: 9:00 am 
*no meeting in March* 
April 6: 5:30 pm 
May 25: AGM 9:00 am
 

Monthly Breakfast Socials

Monthly breakfasts at Pauper's Pub from 8:00-10:00 am. Tickets required. 

September 24 
October 22
November 19
December 10