Grizzly Family Update

January 23-27

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Dear Families,

The week was a little bit 'wonky' with so many bus cancellations, but these days also provide opportunities for some small-group and 1:1 learning and assessment that can be more challenging with a full class. On 'snow days,' hot lunch orders will automatically be canceled. Families will receive a lunchbox credit that can be put toward future orders.


Swim to Survive - Our Grade 3 students will begin the Swim to survive program this week. This will involve three trips to the YMCA to learn/review basic swim techniques and water safety.


Leadership - Our leadership team will be meeting on Monday to plan a February Winter Play day as well as spirit days for the weeks ahead.


Extracurriculars - Basketball practices will be during second recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday and Friday, board games will be offered as a recess alternative in the library during second recess.


Hot Dog Day! - Our amazing school council is making this Friday Hot Dog Day! Each student will receive a hot dog and juice box (free). Halal, Vegetarian & gluten free hot dogs/buns will be available.


Pink Shirt Day - February 23rd is Pink Shirt Day. Shirts can be purchased from the Boys and Girls Club (link attached below), if you don't already have one.



Looking forward to an awesome week ahead!


Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal

paquinj@limestone.on.ca ; domingoa@limestone.on.ca

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This Week and Beyond...

Monday, January 23: (Day 5)

Leadership Team Meeting second recess


Tuesday, January 24: (Day 1)

Swim to Survive - Grade 3

Basketball practice second recess


Wednesday, January 25: (Day 2)

Board Games Club


Thursday, January 26: (Day 3)

Basketball practice second recess


Friday, January 27: (Day 4)

GPS School Colours Day

Board Games Club

Coming Up:

January 30 - Lantern Parade (3/4) for Chinese New Year

January 31 - Swim to Survive for Grade 3

February 3 - PA DAY (Friday)

February 9 - Grand Theatre Trip (K-2)

February 14 - Valentines Day

February 17 - Term 1 Reports go home

February 20 -Family Day

March 13-17 March Break

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A Few Reminders...

Covid Screener - Please remember to continue screening your child for Covid every day. We want to ensure that we are gathering safely! The screener can be found here: https://www.ontario.ca/school-screening/


Anyone who is feeling sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this screening tool, should stay home and seek assessment from their health care provider if needed. It is strongly recommended that all individuals age 2 or older wear a well-fitted mask in indoor public settings. This includes school and child care due to the additional risk of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza.


Triboard Transportation
Families should ensure they are signed up to receive direct notifications, either by email, or Tri-Board’s app. Delays and cancellations are also posted to Tri-Board’s Twitter account.


Cashless Schools - As you know, we are going cashless. Has your family already enrolled in the School Day platform? Thanks for your attention to this and thank you to families who have already registered and linked their students! A reminder that codes are student specific and can be found on the paper forms that have already been distributed. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need another copy of the form for your child(ren).


Indigenous Self-Identification form and process

Shé:kon, Boozhoo. This Fall, the LDSB Indigenous Education Team has worked to improve the Indigenous Self-Identification Form and process. With collaboration and feedback from our Indigenous Education Advisory Committee, the board has created an online version of the form that will be available on the K-12 Indigenous Education Minds Online page and on the LDSB website. This online form is meant to make the Self-Identification process more accessible for students and families, as well as reduce our use of paper across LDSB.

This online form can be filled out on both a computer and mobile device here.

Kindergarten registration is now open

Welcome to Kindergarten! This is an exciting time for both you and your student.


Kindergarten offers a wonderful new world of learning and growing. We learn how to read, how to write and we make new friends. At [insert school name], our Kindergarten program helps children get the best possible start in school. Your student will be challenged and encouraged to do their very best.


We are now accepting new student registrations for this September 2023. If your student is four or five by the end of December, now is the time to register.


The Kindergarten program allows children to develop emotionally, socially and physically: to grow creatively, and to engage in rich oral language opportunities and celebrate their learning. In Kindergarten classrooms, 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. Our caring team of educators is with them every step of the way!


We typically welcome new families to orientation events in May of each year. We will share more about these opportunities soon. We want everyone to see themselves in Limestone. You can feel confident your student will be cared for in a safe and inclusive environment.


Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for everyone, and we are ready to welcome your student to a wonderful new world of learning and growing.


Thank you for choosing Glenburnie.


We look forward to meeting you.

Opportunities for students and families:

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Queen's Camp Bursary

Queen's has opened their bursary applications for the 2023 Camp season.


Our bursary applications will be open until February 1st 2023. We are asking families to fill out this Q-Camps Bursary Application Form to submit the request.


All bursary decisions will be made after February 1st 2023 and before our Registration opening day of February 8th 2023.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.


Have a great day,


Sarah Utting (she/her)

Coordinator, Youth Programs

and Community Engagement
Student Affairs
Athletics & Recreation
613-533-6000 ext 77686
sarah.utting@queensu.ca

Virtual Tutoring Winter 2023

Virtual Tutoring, which will continue to be available for students in Grades 1-10 during the winter months.

Private Music Lessons

Derek McGowan, a member of the community and also a parent of two Joyceville students, is excited to offer private music teaching services on Tuesday mornings (10:00-12:30) at Glenburnie P.S.


Derek is a full time Guitar/Bass/Ukelele teacher with over 30 years experience, teaching all pupular stules of music from Pop, Hip/Hop, Country, Blues to Hard Rock. If you're interested in signing up your child; please contack Derek directly for more information at .905-699-3121

derekmcgowanmusic@gmail.com

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Maltby Centre is now offering a series of workshops for parents, caregivers, and youth! Our workshops are designed to help families understand concepts related to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), access resources, and increase overall parent/ youth capacity. These online and in person workshops are for families living in Ontario with a valid OAP registration number.

Click here for the full winter 2023 schedule


Contact Us: https://maltbycentre.ca/ 1-844-855-8340 https://www.facebook.com/MaltbyCentre/

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GPS Advisory Council (SAC)

Our fabulous parent council is looking for new members! If you would like to be a part of this great team, come to our next meeting on February 6th at 6:30pm. We are looking forward to meeting in the library. We hope that many new and returning members will come to say hello and plan ways to make our great school even better! Please let us know if you can make it and if you will require childcare. We are pleased to be able to provide it during the meeting (outside & masked) for those who require it.


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 have you as part of our council!!

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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.
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