May 2021

Principal's Message

Happy Spring to all of you!

It's been quite a month, hasn't it? Moving to on-line learning wasn't our choice, but you all have handled it amazingly! I've popped into our classes while our students have been working - I must give the biggest shout out to our educators who have been working so hard to provide engaging learning activities, our students who show up with energy and enthusiasm, and our parent/family community who are helping their children navigate on-line learning, while working and managing your families.

We've said good-bye to Pat, our custodian, who will be working on his landscaping business. Best of luck to you Pat.

Once again, we must extend our gratitude for our School Advisory Council who have been working hard at supporting our students and families. Make sure you scroll down to see their generous offer!

Hang in there! Know that you are doing your best and that's all anyone can ask for. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @Marys_LDSB.

All the best to you!

Mrs. Diamond


Thank you to our School Council who has generously offered to purchase a book for each student!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. go to
  2. browse for a book
  3. e-mail Mrs. Diamond your child’s name, book title, and author

We will have your book mailed to you! Please make sure you have your book order in to Mrs. Diamond by Wednesday, May 5th - we'll do our bulk order that day!

Any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Diamond (613-449-5198) - make sure you email your book choices at:



Please continue to use the Safe Arrival system to report your child's absence if your child is not going to be accessing online learning (either synchronously or asynchronously) over a 24 hour period. Attendance calls will continue to be sent out automatically to those students who have not participated in any form of learning. This is to help us keep a connection and ensure the well-being of every child.

If you do not wish to receive a call, please:

- use the automated Safe Arrival System using School Messenger to create an absence, or

- contact Lisa via email at

How to Report an Absence

Click here for info on LDSB Tools for reporting a student's absence.


The Ontario COVID-19covid 19 Child Benefit provides financial support to families with young learners to help with additional costs during the COVID-19covid 19 pandemic.

Starting on April 26, we will begin issuing payments of:

  • $400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12
  • $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs

If you received a payment through the Support for Learners program, you do not need to apply for this additional payment.

If you missed applying for the Support for Learners program, you will have the opportunity to apply. Applications will open from May 3, 2021 to May 17, 2021.

This new round of payment through the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit is in addition to payments provided by Support for Families and the Support for Learners programs.

MEMES by the Senior Class

Sunday in the Middle of April

Name a Better Duo...I'll Wait

Snowing in the Middle of April

My Father's Dragon

The Primary class is reading My Father's Dragon.

Students draw their visualizations of the story during Read Aloud. During Art students learn step-by-step instructions of how to draw the various wild animals that live on Wild Island in the story.

For Social Studies students are using their mapping skills to create their own maps of Wild Island.

See below for some samples of their work!

Celebration of Dance

May 6

This year's KFL&A Celebration of Dance brings students together in celebration of community and healthy active living as they move, jump, leap, throw, and get active with dance! Students will learn a choreographed dance and join other schools virtually.

MPS School Advisory Council Meeting

May 6 @ 3:00pm

This will be a virtual meeting via Google Meet. Please notify the school if you are interested in attending the meeting, and a link will be sent to your email.

Jr. Medics program

May 10 & 12

Jr. Medics is a Queen's University student-run group that provides first aid and safety training to elementary students. The aim is to teach basic first aid, including how to communicate with 9-1-1 operators, how to respond to choking incidents, minor/major cuts and wounds, & burns, how to administer EpiPens and many more key skills.

Ms. Etmanskie's and Mrs. Beers' classes will take part in this virtual workshop for one period each day.

Shopping Online? Check out our Fundraiser!

Simply join our school on FlipGive and start shopping through the app and we'll earn money every time you shop with popular stores and brands like Loblaws, Old Navy, Under Armour, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek and Esso (the list is endless).

Step 1: Download the FlipGive app

Step 2: Enter Marysville's join code: YQ9MML

Step 3: Start shopping 🛍

Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online and the school will earn cash back!

LDSB Online Registration for 2021-2022 School Year Now Open!

Register now for September 2021 at

Do you know a child who will be 4 or 5 years old by December 31, 2021? Please make sure to pass along that we are now accepting online registrations for kindergarten!

Kindergarten Registration 2021