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March 2022

Please continue to screen each day for Covid symptoms

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PINK SHIRT DAY!

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Kindergarten Registration

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for everyone. Limestone schools are ready to welcome your student to a wonderful new world of learning and growing. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/KInder2022
Kindergarten Registration for September 2022

skating update

  • K-7 (whole school skate) - Mondays @ 9:00 am
  • 5-7 class - Tuesdays @ 9:00 am

Tech - February 28-March 4

It's been a long stretch but, Tech is finally back! Marysville welcomes the return of Mrs. Rooyakkers who will be joining Ms. Etmanskie's class to work on some sewing projects!

It's Ukulele Time!

The school has purchased 10 ukuleles. Mrs. Diamond has graciously offered to provide music lessons every second week with the seniour class. Rumour has it Ms. E's pretty good on the guitar so we will see how she does with the uke!

Mining for Crystals!

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Hot Lunches

March 2 - Homemade Hamburger Helper & side of broccoli

March 9 - Ham & Pea Soup with fresh bread

March 23 - Spaghetti & meatballs (veggie option also available)

March 30 - Cake salé with homemade chicken nuggets (veggie option also available)

March Break: March 14-18

March 23 - School Council Meeting

Our next School Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 @ 3:00pm. Meetings will remain virtual and are open to all parents/guardians. If you are interested in joining, please contact the school and a link will be sent to your email.

Wilton Cheese Fundraiser

MPS School Council is orgranizing a Wilton Cheese Fundraiser. Order forms will be sent home in late March, with cheese delivery prior to the Easter Holiday weekend. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our fundraising efforts.

From MPS School Advisory Council


LAND-BASED LEARNING Family Workshops


MPS SAC has received a PRO Grant (Parents Reaching Out) through LDSB that will help fund a series of land-based family workshops, starting on Feb 26!


Over the past few years, our families and students have faced and continue to face challenging situations at school and at home. In order to promote a healthy and safe space for all children and parents, we would like to offer 6 workshops on ‘Forest Schooling’ (2 introduction for parents, 3 family outdoor sessions and 1 sharing circle at the end). A way to connect to the land around us, to each other and allow new experiences and challenges that stimulate childrens and parents heads and hearts. This will be a hands on workshop series where Indigenous pedagogy will be shared and explored. A focus on Indigenous Children’s literature will be shared at every workshop. All workshops will be held outside on the land where families and children are free to explore and interact as needed. This will be an opportunity to rekindle the amazing community within the school and embark on a new educational practice that can be embedded into the weekly life at the school both with teachers and with families.

All sessions will be led by Virginia Claire, a certified Forest School Practitioner with Valid First Aid and CPR. The site we are using is behind the Rink. There is a pond in the woods, where our teachers and students sometime visit for pond science, Terry Fox Run/Walk etc.


Mark your calendar!


Six sessions are scheduled as below:


  1. Sat. Feb 26, 10:00am-12:30pm: Introduction (for parents/guardians), with kids circle
  2. Sat. Mar 5, 10:00am-12:30pm: Risky Play (for parents/guardians), with kids circle
  3. Wed. Mar 23, 3:00-5:30pm (after school): Kids & Family outdoor session 1
  4. Sat. Apr 9, 10:00am-12:30pm: Kids & Family outdoor session 2
  5. Fri. Apr 29, 10:00am-12:30pm (PA Day): Kids & Family outdoor session 3
  6. May (tbd): Sharing circle


Registration required by Wednesday Feb 23 - please sign up at: https://forms.gle/K8wb9ELaLbCN2QUW8


  • If you cannot make the first two sessions, no worry - we will share our recording of the Instructor’s talks.
  • Join us whenever you can make it - let’s get together OUTDOOR!
  • Little siblings are welcome to join us too.


We will be outside about 2-3 hours (rain/snow/shine). Prepare Cold Winter Day Clothing:


  • Base layer: Long john shirt and pants made of wool, silk, fleece or polyester; wool socks
  • Mid layer: Wool or fleece sweater and pants; fleece or wool neckwarmer
  • Outer Layer: Warm, waterproof, windproof and breathable snow suit; warm toque; waterproof insulated mittens; warm waterproof boots
  • Extra Layers: 1-2 pairs of wool socks; warm toque; mid layer, 1-2 pairs of insulated mittens
  • Optional: Extra boots, hand-warmers, extra snowsuit


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact SAC members.


Hope many of you join us!


Angela Macauley - northernang@gmail.com

Judy Gerber van Vliet - gerberjk@gmail.com

Kayo Murakami - murakamiwood@me.com

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