Grizzly Family Update

May 17th-21st, 2021

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Dear Families,

Another week of remote learning is in the books! Thank you to families, students, and staff for another successful week. The forecast for the beginning of this week looks lovely! Please remember to get outside and take advantage of the nice weather whenever possible. A little Vitamin D is good for the soul.


Books, Books, Books!

Our amazing school council has offered to help us buy summer reading books for everyone! Each student has up to $25 with which to pick out books at http://www.scholastic.ca

Once they have decided on the title (s) that they want, they can enter the information using the Form link below. Books should be available for distribution or pick up during the last week of school. Please ensure that orders are placed by the end of May to ensure that they arrive on time. Let's get reading Grizzlies!


https://forms.gle/mmN22gt5ouD2xskW7


Phone Messages Checked Daily:

If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we can!


Are You Moving?

It is that time of year again when we start planning for next year. If you know your child will be moving to a different school and will not be at GPS for September 2021, please let us know!


Attendance:

Please continue to complete attendance for your child if you know they will be away that day! We are still doing call-outs as attendance is taken each day. Please make sure your child checks-in with their teacher in some way throughout the day so that they are not accidentally marked absent. Thank you in advance.


Last Week for Government Supports for Students:

The new COVID-19 Child Benefit announced in the 2021 Ontario Budget will provide direct payments to families and students to help with additional costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you received a payment through the Support for Learners program, you do not need to apply. Starting on April 26, 2021, we will begin issuing additional 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 missed applying for the Support for Learners program, you will have the opportunity to apply for this new round of payment. Applications will open from May 3, 2021 to May 17, 2021.Learn more on the government’s Support for Learners webpage.


Take good care of yourselves and one another. Happy week 5 of learning!


Mrs. Paquin, Ms. Stephen, and the Glenburnie Team

2021-22 School Year Planning

*Virtual School Registration Extended until June 4th. Here is the registration link. Please note, if your student will be attending in-person school, no action is required on your part.


*Elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will offer full-time in-person learning. Students will continue to be cohorted, or grouped, with their classmates and homeroom teacher. Specialized teachers, for classes such as French, the arts and health and physical education, will continue to visit classrooms as required and as was the case this year. This model could change based on a variety of factors.


*Families are asked to complete a separate survey for each student in your family who is currently attending a Limestone school. Students in Grades 4 to 12 will have received an invite to participate via their Limestone email. The board hopes to capture authentic student voice from students themselves who are directly affected by remote learning. Younger students may require support from family members to complete the survey. The survey is open until May 28, 2021 and will take no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Here is the link for the survey: LDSB Virtual Learning Survey May 2021 - Families


More information about 2021-22 School Year Planning can be found here:


https://limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/planning_under_way_for_2021-2022_school_year
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Running/Step Club

Let's get active!! All students are encouraged to participate in this year's running/step club by logging their distance or steps each day or week. The class and individuals who have gone the furtherst each week will be announced on Monday. Keep up the great work and enter your info here:


https://forms.gle/3d4QbaHJV1g8jLdP8

This Week:

Monday, May 17th (Day 1):


Tuesday, May 18th: (Day 2)


Wednesday, May 19th: (Day 3)


Thursday, May 20th: (Day 4)


Friday, May 21st: (Day 5)

-GPS Swag Day

Coming Up:

June 23rd: Term 2 Reports go home to families

REMOTE LEARNING TIPS FROM OUR KIDSINCLUSIVE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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Got Yearbook Photos?

Anyone who would like to submit pictures for consideration in the 2020/2021 yearbook can use this link to upload. We would love to include pictures from our virtual learners as well as any in-person learners working from home!


https://forms.gle/UaeuU3iCVYgSiKnTA

Resources for Families

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School Mental Health Ontario - For Families

opportunities for students with a learning disability

Asymptomatic Testing for Staff and Students

As part of the Ministry of Education’s enhanced COVID-19 school protocols, school boards are required to offer voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to students, staff and bus drivers.



Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Please ensure you use the online booking link provided below, or, if you are booking by telephone, indicate you are a Limestone student or staff member at time of booking. Walk-ins are not permitted. Testing of asymptomatic family members is also not permitted under this program.

  • Kingston Assessment Centre (KHSC) or 613.548.2376. Appointments are available from 4-4:30 p.m. daily. Should there be no registrations, or insufficient registrations, scheduled by 10 a.m. the same day, testing will be cancelled for that day. Staff will be invited to reschedule on a different testing day.
  • Napanee Assessment Centre (LACGH) or 613.354.8254. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily via drive-thru.


Students may continue to attend school while awaiting asymptomatic test results provided they pass the daily COVID-19 screening.

Kindergaten September 2021 Registration Now Open! #SeeYourselfInLimestone

Spread the word about our amazing Kindergarten program and team at Glenburnie Public School! We offer a full day of learning for four- and five-year-olds over a two year period in English! (Please note, the child must be 4 or 5 by the end of December!)

Our Kindergarten program aims to nurture the whole child. In our Kindergarten classroom, a teacher and an early childhood educator work together as a team. This partnership helps to create a nurturing learning environment; giving every student the opportunity to learn in the way that is best suited to their individual strengths and needs. You can feel confident your student will be cared for within safe and inclusive environments.


Now is the time to register.

Pick up Nevada tickets and drop off batteries at the same place


Did you know that you can purchase Nevada tickets to support GPS? They can be purchased at the Centex Gas Station - Glenburnie Convenience (2408 Perth Road). Alkaline batteries can also be dropped off there for recycling. A big thank you to Centex for helping us! Prizes are awarded to schools that participate and the battery program supports Sick Kids Hospital.

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Attention Parents!

Our fabulous parent council is looking for new members! If you would like to be a part of this great team, please consider attending the next virtual meeting on Monday, June 7th at 7:00pm to learn more about getting involved! You don't even need to leave the comfort of your home to attend. If you have questions, ideas or would like information on how to join the virtual meeting, please email:


Glenb.council@gmail.com


You also can follow us on Facebook at:


https://www.facebook.com/GlenburnieSchoolCouncil


or on Twitter at @GPScouncil


We would love to see you there!!

Virtual Learners

If you have any questions or concerns with the virtual learning process, please let us know. There is a Facebook group for virtual learning families that can be accessed at:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1114499032278757

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Glenburnie Public School is proud to participate in Charitable Gaming through Community Spirit Gaming. This ongoing financial support allows us to offer much needed programs and services. When we come together, we make things possible for our community.