Marysville Memo

September 2021

Principal's Message

Happy 2nd Week of an Amazing Year!

We are off to a great start this year. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to hear those beautiful voices of our students. They are indeed rock stars, remembering all the COVID safety protocols, wearing their masks, keeping distanced, washing hands, etc. Thank you for remembering to screen your child(ren) every morning and keeping them home if they have any symptoms on the screener. If they have symptoms, your child needs to isolate until they receive a negative COVID-19 test OR they receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, OR it has been 10 days since their symptom onset. All household members who are not fully immunized are required to isolate until one of these happen - this means that siblings will need to stay home also if not fully immunized.

We'd like to extend a warm Marysville welcome to Mr. Bencze, as planning time teacher, and Mme Brock, as our French teacher. We are also happy to say that Danielle is back as our caretaker! A big welcome to our new students, Adam in Gr. 8, Kiana in Gr. 4 and Raelynn in JK! You are going to love our little school with the biggest heart!

Let's have a great year everyone!

Mrs. Diamond

MPS Staff 2021-2022

Mrs. Diamond - Principal

Mrs. Marshall - Vice-Principal

Mrs. Beers - Head Teacher/JK-4/SST

Ms. Etmanskie - 5-8 Teacher

Mr. Bencze - Planning Time Teacher

Mme. Brock - French

Lisa Posthumus - Office Administrator

Judi Williams - EA

Bridget Jeffery - Lunch/Yard Supervision

Danielle Andrews - Caretaker

Our School Day

8:30-10:10 - Instructional Block

10:10-10:25 - Snack

10:25-10:50 - Recess

10:50-12:30 - Instructional Block

12:30-12:45 - Lunch

12:45-1:10 - Recess

1:10-2:50 - Instructional Block

2:50 - Dismissal

A Few Reminders

Please ensure your child has the following:

  • reusable water bottle (filling station available at school, but no fountain)
  • hat for outdoors
  • masks (at least 2, names on them would be great)
  • healthy lunch and snacks
  • indoor shoes

Please leave the following at home:

  • no toys from home, no stuffies, no sports equipment
  • no electronic devices (students are not allowed cell phone use during the instructional day: 8:30am-2:50pm as per Ministry guidelines)

School Advisory Council

It's that time of year! School Advisory Council (Parent Council) elections for Executive Positions are coming up very soon! The first Parent Council Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year is on Thursday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm. The meeting will take place virtually in order to comply with health and safety measures. Parent Council will again look different this year to start us off, but you still have a voice in the Marysville community! If you would like a link to the virtual meeting, please email your request to

Please use the link below to submit nominations. Nominations are anonymous and you can nominate yourself or someone else for a position. If you are nominating someone, please ensure they are up for the position and have agreed to your nomination. The person you nominate must be available to be present at the online meeting. Your nomination does not count as a vote; you must be present to vote. Nominations are due on Wednesday, September 22nd at noon.

Positions for election are:


Represents, works with and provides support to all school community and council committee chairs. This person works closely with the school principal and VP, school staff and parents to enrich the education of all students. Additionally, they preside over and conduct monthly council meetings, set agendas and schedule meetings (in consultation with the Principal/VP). The chair promotes discussion amongst council members and the community, receives and reports on correspondence sent and received by council. Acts as coordinator between the school board and council. Receives documentation from board and keeps council advised of board decisions, activities etc. Supports programs, initiatives and activities led by other council members and contributes to the monthly council newsletter.


Works with the council and coordinators in developing an operating budget, keeps a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures and serves as the liaison with the Board of Education. Additional responsibilities include depositing/disbursing funds on behalf of the council, the preparation of monthly financial statements, and the preparation & filing of all necessary financial reports.


Attends scheduled council meetings, records, maintains and distributes minutes of meetings, keeps non-financial records of council.

Indigenous Representative

This is a newer position with the SAC and will evolve and grow organically.

Fundraising Coordinator

Plans, manages fundraising activities of council. Works closely with treasurer.

Everyone who is part of our Marysville family is welcome to attend any of our meetings this year. Meeting dates will be shared after our Sept. 23rd meeting.

Nominations for MPS School Council

Nominations due by September 22 at noon.

MPS Indigenous Book Collection

With thanks to MPS School Council and a Limestone DSB PRO Grant, Maryville students and families continue to learn together and now would like to invite more Wolfe Island residents to join us! A 35 Indigenous Book Collection will be available at the WI branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library soon! Check it out!
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COVID-19 Screening

Please be sure to complete the mandatory school screening EACH morning BEFORE sending your child(ren) on the bus or to school. If they are unwell, please keep them at home and follow Ministry guidelines.

School COVID-19 Safety Routines from KFL&A Public Health

  • Sanitize hands before entering school and classrooms.
  • Wash or sanitize hands several times throughout the day.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes properly.
  • Keep a physical distance between others and follow marks in hallways.
  • Do not share food or personal items.
  • Tell a staff if you are feeling sick at school.

Reporting Student Absences

There are three options to use to report a student absence:

  • use the SchoolMessenger App on your phone (see below), select "Attendance" then "Report an Absence"
  • use the SchoolMessenger website portal (see below).
  • call the automated attendance phone line at 1-855-257-9349 **Always enter "lates" as a full day even if the child will only be absent for half a day. It will adjust automatically once the student arrives

SchoolMessenger App: Download the SchoolMessenger App to stay connected. Use your mobile device to download and install the free SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the SchoolMessenger website portal, or from within the LDSB mobile app.

*New families will be able to create their account after the first day of attendance.

The first time you use the app, you must select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account.



In the Kindergarten to Grade 4 French class we are learning our French colour vocabulary. Each day we will be celebrating a new colour and on the final day we will be having a rainbow party! Students can dress up in that colour to help us in our learning that day.

Tuesday September 14th - Jour rouge / Red day

Wednesday September 15th - Jour orange / Orange day

Thursday September 16th - Jour jaune / Yellow day

Friday September 17th - Jour vert / Green day

Tuesday September 21st - Jour bleu / Blue day

Wednesday September 22nd - Jour violet / Purple day

Thursday September 23rd - Jour arc-en-ciel / Rainbow day!

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Gr 5-8 Classroom Pledges

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Terry Fox Run - September 29

Marysville will be participating in the Terry Fox Run to help raise awareness and support for cancer research.

Pledge forms will be sent home, however, online donations are strongly encouraged and can be made at

Our fundraising goal is $210.

Orange Shirt Day - September 30

Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school on Sept 30th as we come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters.

Orange Shirt Day is a day for Indigenous and non-Indigenous People to come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour former residential school students whose families and communities have been impacted by the policies and actions of the Government of Canada and the churches that operated the schools.

Hot Lunch

The Hot Lunch program will start up in October. Order forms will be sent home later this month. Thank you to the School Council for organizing!

PA Day - October 1

Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser

Fresh from the Farm is a healthy alternative to school fundraising, offering Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables, and providing opportunities for students to learn about agri-food and healthy


Please return order forms and cash, or cheque payable to Marysville Public School by October 13. The produce will be delivered between Nov 8-Dec 9. Our scheduled date will be confirmed 10 days prior to delivery.

Shopping Online? Check out FLIPGIVE!

Simply join our school fundraiser on FlipGive and start shopping through the app. Marysville will 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!

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