Marysville Memo

April 2021

Principal's Message

Happy spring to all our families!

I must say that my weekly visits to Marysville fill me with happiness. I've had the opportunity to visit classes, see the rich learning and teach a few music classes too. Walking into the classrooms I see hands-on, engaging lessons, celebrations of creativity, special fun days and smiles on the faces of our students as they share their accomplishments. Your children are a joy.

A special congratulations needs to go out to Kayo Murakami, on our School Advisory Council who was successful at obtaining a special grant for parent involvement. Our SAC will be hosting three workshops for families to support their students' learning by accessing learning materials to learn more about Indigenous peoples, worldviews, cultures along with what their children are learning at school. The workshops will consist of 3 parts: (1) Introduction and Knowledge Sharing; (2) Discussion and Resource Sharing; (3) Experiential Learning. There will then be a library for families to use that contains all the resources (books/videos).

There are so many wonderful things happening at our little school. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @Marys_LDSB.

All the best to you!

Mrs Diamond

Plenty of SPIRIT @ MPS!

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Spring is Here!

And with it comes rain and mud! Students are enjoying the outdoors, but recess often results in wet clothing. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring a change of clothes, especially extra socks. Rain boots, raincoats and splash pants are highly recommended. Students go outside for recess even when it is raining lightly (with heavier rain, we stay inside).

A few more reminders:

  • Please make sure students have indoor shoes at school to change into and that they still fit properly.

  • Students are reminded to bring a re-usable water bottle to school every day. The fountain is closed due to COVID safety protocols and only the water bottle filling station is available.

  • Please ensure your child has packed a spoon for their lunch, if required.

Shopping Online? Check out our New 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!


Students and staff are invited to participate in voluntary asymptomatic testing (no symptoms) for COVID-19 during designated times. Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Walk-ins are not permitted. Parent/guardian consent is required for testing of students under the age of 18. This testing is only for students, staff and bus drivers who DO NOT have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 at a Community Assessment Centre. More information and links to assessment centre on-line booking can be found on the LDSB website by clicking here.

Marysville asymptomatic Covid 19 test dates are:

Wednesday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Reminder to Screen Your Child Daily

K-3's Investigating indirect/invisible force - static electricity!

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W.I. Trailblazers

Ms. Etmanskie's grade 4-8 class welcomed several guest speakers to share their life story and experiences. Here is what some of the students learned about these inspiring Wolfe Island women.

"She owns Haymakers Coffee."

"She moved 48 places before coming to Wolfe Island."

"She worked in the diamond industry [in Belgium]."

"She owns a business called Pawzy."

"She was a spokesperson for the W.I. Hero's Run and is training for rowing in the Olympics."

"She ran across the Island to raise money for Cancer."

"She is a retired banker."

"Her favourite sport is figure skating. Her favourite place to travel is Africa."

"She worked as an E.A."

"She organizes the W.I. Round-Up."

"She has worked on the Wind Farm for 3 years."

"She is part of the Community Garden."

"Her message is never stop learning."'

A very special thank you to Alix Carr-Harris, Kerri Lynn McAllister, Kristina Walker, Nadine Greenwood, Erin White, and Kayo Murakami.

Earth Hour

As part of LDSB's system-wide initiative, Marysville took EARTH HOUR to the next level, and 'powered off' for the entire school day. EARTH HOUR helps raise awareness of climate change and the importance of energy conservation.

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Kingston Symphony Education

March 30-April 1

The Symphony Education Partnership, which is a joint program between the Limestone DSB, Algonquin and Lakeshore District School Board, The Kingston Symphony, and Queen's University, has provided schools with a virtual, pre-recorded Symphony Concert!

April 2 - Good Friday (no school)

April 5 - Easter Monday (no school)

April 12-16: Have a great Spring Break!

Indigenous Workshop

April 20

Marysville looks forward to the return of Anishinaabe Knowledge Keeper, Judy Montgomery. Judy will continue with a series of workshops of traditional knowledge and teachings that will consist of Circle protocol and talking sticks, as well as, music, songs, stories and language.

Earth Day @ MPS

April 22

As part of our contribution to Earth Day 2021, and continued efforts of promoting environmental awareness, we will be holding our MPS Community Clean-up on Earth Day.

The area consists of the school grounds as well as areas of the Community Centre grounds. If you have work/garden gloves at home, please bring them.

Battery Recycling

Marysville P.S. continues to accept expired alkaline and rechargeable batteries for recycling. The collection pail is located in the office and batteries will continue to be collected for the remainder of the school year. The expired batteries are taken to the LDSB Education Centre where they are weighed and then sent to RMC (Raw Materials Company Inc.) for proper disposal.

Batteries can be dropped off at the school during school hours, OR at the Wolfe Island Recycling Centre.

Marker & Pen Recycling

Through LDSB, Marysville has partnered with STAPLES and will continue to accept and recycle the following writing instruments:

  • Pens and pen caps
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Markers and marker caps
  • Highlighters and caps
  • Permanent markers and caps

Families are encouraged to save and send in their expired pens and markers.

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MPS School Council Meeting

April 22 @ 3:15pm

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.

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.


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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