Glenburnie PS Update

March 4-8

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It's here! Our Second Annual Cardboard Challenge Week will take place all week.

Thank you so much for your cardboard donations - we have lots!

Our students will be designing, building, testing, and collaborating!

We will have a showcase to share creations on Friday, March 8th from 11:30-1:00.

Classroom teachers will share details as the week unfolds!

A bg thanks to our awesome caretakers - Mr. deBoer and Rick (new evening caretaker) for your extra help with this schoolwide event!

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Bingo Fundraiser: Call for Volunteers

Our school has been given the opportunity to participate in Bingo Fundraisers at Community Spirit Centre (located on Montreal St.). We will be able to raise significant funds to enhance the experiences of all of our Grizzlies. In order to participate, we need 15-20 volunteers who are willing to be trained and commit to volunteer for a certain number of bingo sessions over the year. For more information or to let us know you are able to help, please email parent council or call the school.

This Week

Monday,, March 4 Day 4

  • Junior Boys Basketball Practice/Tryout - lunch recess
  • Parent Council Meeting 6:30 pm in library

Tuesday, March 5, Day 5

  • Chocolate bars for fundraiser will be sent home this week (please email if you want to get a box).
  • Freesylin' Like Mozart at NAC in Ottawa (Grades 4-8)

Wednesday, March 6, Day 1

Thursday, March 7, Day 2

  • Junior Boys Basketball Practice/Tryout - lunch recess

Friday, March 8. Day 3

  • Junior Boys Basketball Practice/Tryout - lunch recess (if gym available)
  • Cardboard Challenge Showcase 11:30-1:00 (Classroom teachers will share details as the week unfolds)
  • Yearbook Orders due

****Please note that Junior Girls Basketball will start after March Break

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Upcoming Events

March 11-15 March Break

March 18 Club and team photos for yearbook 11:30 am - wear your Glenburnie jerseys!

March 21, 28 and April 4 - Arts Workshops for each class

March 28 Grad and Sibling Photos

April 1 Parent Council Meeting 6:30 pm in library

April 5 PA Day

April 8-11 Woodworking for Grade 6/7 and 7/8

April 19 Good Friday - no school

April 22 Easter Monday - no school

May 6 Parent Council Meeting 6:30 pm in library

May 14 Grade 7 Immunizations (round 2)

May 16 - School Musical

May 17 PA Day

May 20 Victoria Day - no school

May 27-29 EQAO (Grades 3 and 6)

June 4 Regional Track and Field Meet

June 9 Fun Fair

June 26 Grade 8 Graduation - SAVE THE DATE!

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Discover Kindergarten for new JKs will be May 30th 4:30-5:30 pm

EarlyON Program open over March Break

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LDSB Strategic Plan Update

Dear Families,

The first year of the new Limestone District School Board Strategic Plan is now complete, and we are pleased to share our continuing journey with you.

After more than one year of review, reports and consultation, the Board introduced three key pillars – Wellness, Innovation and Collaboration – to help guide our work over the next five years, and to address the unique and changing needs of all of our students and school communities. Since we approved our new plan in 2017, it has been enthusiastically embraced by our school communities. Every day, we see just how our schools are putting Wellness first; turning Innovation into action; and being committed to Collaboration. It’s been an exciting first year.

Each pillar has been assigned specific goals and areas of focus and respective action plans (Strategic Action Plan Evaluation Framework: 2017-2022) on how we will measure our success. One year into the five-year plan, we are pleased to report that the majority of our actions and initiatives are on target in supporting student achievement and well-being. You can view the year-end report for the 2017-2018 school year on our website portal. There, you will also see many stories of Wellness, Innovation and Collaboration.

We are also pleased to share a short video, One-Year Retrospective – Wellness, Innovation & Collaboration (2017-2018), that highlights the work of staff and students in helping us achieve our vision where, together, we embrace and foster engaging and innovative learning everyone achieves success and well-being.

We hope you will take a few minutes to review our first-year video, reports and stories. This is important work and we are grateful to you, and our students, staff, partners and the public for helping us to strengthen, nurture and enhance student achievement, and student and staff well-being.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work to ensure everyone sees themselves in Limestone.


Debra Rantz

Director of Education