Glenburnie PS Weekly Update

January 13-17, 2020

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Labour Update

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced it will begin phase three of its work-to-rule job action beginning January 13, 2020.

This means that in addition to withdrawing various administrative duties, educators will not participate in extra-curricular activities except for those that are scheduled within the regular school day; educators will not plan or participate in any assemblies, except to provide supervision to students; and educators will not participate in field trips. Extra-curricular activities after the school day are cancelled effective January 13, and previously planned field trips are also cancelled. Schools will work with families on refunding any fees paid where possible.

It is important for families to know that there continues to be no impact on student learning and the delivery of the curriculum at this time.

ETFO has also indicated that if the government does not address critical issues by January 17, 2020, ETFO members will begin rotating strikes beginning January 20, 2020. While we have no further information on what this might look like for families in Limestone, it may be prudent for families to begin seeking alternative arrangements for child care should rotating strikes occur. The Board will be given five days notice should strike action take place.

We remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached soon at the central bargaining table between the province, the unions, and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), which represents public school boards at the provincial table.

The Board will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


As a school, we will continue with intramurals, sports teams and clubs during the school day. During job action, there will be no after school games, or tournamants. All field trips are on hold. The ski trip will be postponed to a date later in February.


Please contact Mrs. Campbell if you have any questions.

Staffing Update

Mrs. Tuttle, our office administrator, has moved to another school. We wish her all the best in her new location. Ms. Sandi Caddick will remain as our office administrator until we are able to find a permanent replacement.

This Week

Monday, January 13, Day1

  • Parent Council Meeting 6:30 pm in library (all parents welcome, child care is provided)


Tuesday, January 14, Day 2

  • Frontencs Player Visit (am)


Wednesday, January 15 , Day 3


  • Thursday, January 16, Day 4

  • Friday, January 17, Day 5

    Upcoming Dates...

    Ski Trip to Calabogie - Grades 4-8 - we are hoping to reschedule to a date later in February

    January 24 Frontenacs School Game Night 7 pm

    January 29 Grade 8 Parent Info Night at LaSalle ISS 6 pm

    January 30 Grade 8 Day at LaSalle ISS

    Look For: Picture Frames

    We are looking for donations of picture frames that we can paint and use to display student artwork. We do not need the backing or glass - just the frame! Please send in to the office.

    Look For: Bingo Volunteers

    Our school participates in Bingo Fundraisers at Community Spirit Centre (located on Montreal St.). We are able to raise significant funds to enhance the experiences of all of our Grizzlies. We are in need of more voluntters who are willing to be trained and commit to volunteer for a few two hour bingo sessions over the year. For more information or to let us know you are able to help, please email parent council glenb.council@gmail.com or call the school.

    Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge

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    Milk

    We are changing our milk program, effective January, 2020. Students in Kindergarten-Grade 3 will still be able to order milk for the month using forms. Students in Grades 4-8 will be able to pruchase milk for $0.75 each day during lunch.


    Pleae contact Mrs. Campbell if you have any questions.

    FUNDSCRIP

    Glenburnie Parents: This is a reminder that you can order gift cards from Fundscrip all year long using our school code H4GP2Q.


    Go to www.fundscrip.com and check out the gift cards offered. There are over 160 retailers from department stores to gas stations to restaurants and each month new promotions are offered. You can help our school raise money at no extra cost to you.


    The gift cards can be shipped directly to you by Lettermail for $1.02. This option is for up to 4 cards or up to $500 value. The cards will be 2 to 7 business days in-transit. They can also be sent Xpresspost at an increased cost.


    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jen Flake candjflake@kos.net

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    Early ON Drop-in Centre

    EarlyOn Child and Family Centres offer free drop-in programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to age 6. You can learn and play with your child, meet new people and get advice from Early Childhood Educators.


    Please come join Francine and Megan for a variety of fun, engaging activities. Great opportunities for sensory play, creative art, facilitated group experiences and much more!


    Please use side entrance by the playground. There is a doorbell that you can ring to be let in.


    Program Hours: Fridays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Newsletter

    Electronic newsletter: For the rest of the school year, we will send the newsletter via email and post it to our website (by Monday morning each week).


    Newsletter email list: If you wish to add or remove an email, please email campbellh@limestone.on.ca.