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Principal's Message

Happy October!

We've had an amazing September start up, the staff and students at Marysville hit the ground running. We can't tell you how great it is to be back in the building seeing those wonderful faces of our students! I want to thank all of our families for continuing to screen their children for COVID symptoms before coming to school. We're so grateful for such a caring community.

I'd also like to thank Kayo Murakami, member of our School Advisory Council, who helped organize Marysville's participation in the very moving ceremony in the village on the day of Truth and Reconciliation. The student and staff dedication to learning and reconciliation was truly felt as our students read through some of the 94 calls to action. We continue to learn, respond, respect. We were honoured to be in attendance.

The staff at MPS would like to wish you all a happy and restful long weekend. We are thankful for each other, your children and this community.

All the best,

Mrs. Diamond

National Day for Truth and Recociliation

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Today is Orange Shirt Day...people gathered and read the Thanksgiving Address and the Calls to Action. -C.S.

I am mad that kids got hurt and killed in these schools. -E.O.

I am very sad and mournful about what happened to those kids...I hope that the government will do more to help Indigenous people and communities. -A.R.

It was cool because it was the first Truth and Reconciliation gathering. -E.M.

It is good that we recognize that Indigenous People were mistreated at Residential Schools. -E.V.

I felt like I was going to cry and to think about the kids in the school. -L.C.

Cool, we just made history. It's the first Indigenous remembrance day. -J.W.

I thought it was very cook that our community was taking part in this and some business men and women and a lot of parents and schools. I thought it was very emotional and sad. -R.H.

Today at the Public Dock we held the Truth and Reconciliation Day. I feel sad about all the children who died at the residential schools, of what my ancestors had done to the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people. We honour the presence in this country, but I believe they rightfully own Canada. -F.MW.

I am happy we know about their history now. -S.B.

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Terry Fox Run Update

In 1981, Terry said, "Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me."

Marysville is very proud of all of our students (and staff) for keeping this event going and for giving it their best try. Thank you, Terry, for inspiring all of us. And thank you to all of our supporters in helping us to surpass our fundraising goal by raising $476.20!

If you haven't had an opportunity to do so, it's not too late to make a donation to our Marysville's Terry Fox fundraising page.

The recipients of this year's Terry Fox t-shirt draw are Sé and Kiana! Congratulations to both of you. Wear your t-shirts proudly.

The Fox family, together with Métis Nation BC, created the 2021

t-shirt design, which celebrates Terry's heritage (on his maternal grandmother's side). The traditional Métis floral beading represents the flowers from the land on which Terry's ancestors lived. The mission and message "Try like Terry" is shared in English, French and the Métis traditional language of Michif.

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If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would…

The K-4 Class shared their thoughts on the 2021 Federal Election Campaign:

If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would have more vaccines and more cities and homes. -Teagen

If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would make everything free because some people are homeless and thats not fair for them. - Kiana

l will make sure everybody's safe in their home and make cookers make more ice cream cake. I will make more kittens in the world and more dogs. - Anneliese

If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would give lots of Hugs. I will give lots of animals. - Leah

If I were prime minister of Canada I would...

Have lots of cupcakes.

Have lots of cake.

Have lot of Kittys.

- Serena

If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would have more cupcakes in the world. I would have more rainbows and unicorns. Make sure everyone would have homes. - Maeve

If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would plant trees if someone cut them down.

And clean up their yard and if they have a pet be nice to them. Don’t hurt animals! - Autumn

If I were Prime Minister of Canada I would get rid of plastic. I would say “sheesh” when someone did some thing cool:) I would give a homeless people a home!!!!!! I would say “sup” to everyone. - Scout

If I were Prime Minister of Canada no one would vote if I said this: All children must build at least one fort every week and I would ban pickles. - Tala

Marysville Parent Council

The 2021-2022 elected MPS Parent Council members are:

Chair - Angela Macauley

Recording Secretary - Judy Gerber-van Vliet

Treasurer - Kayo Murakami

You can follow our MPS School Council on Facebook Marysville Public School - Parent Council @marysvilleps.pc, and Twitter MPS parent council @MPS_PC.

Please feel free to contact any member of our School Council at

Click here for Daily COVID-19 School Screener

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

Thank You

A very special thank you to Wolfe Island Commons/Hotel on Wolfe Island for their generosity in purchasing reusable stainless steel containers/lids for our hot lunches and for contributing a hot lunch meal each month for our students. Thank you also to Chef Andrew! Community at it finest!
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World Teachers' Day: Oct 5

Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery

UNESCO declared October 5 World Teachers' Day. In Limestone, we recognize all of our educators in the classroom who continue to make significant contributions to our students each and every day. This year's theme for Teachers’ Day, Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery, is in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Students have been training and the event has now officially received Board approval. We understand it will be a short turn around time for information and permission forms. We do know that our scheduled run date will be between Oct 13-15, with the finals on Oct 21. More information will be sent home as soon as it is received from organizers. Thank you for your patience.

Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser

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.

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


School Bus Safety: Oct 13

Each class will take part in an interactive school bus safety program; Buster’s School Bus Riders Club (K-4), and School Bus Countdown (5-8).


Students are invited to wear costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. We do however ask that students refrain from wearing costume masks, as they are still required to wear an approved face covering as per COVID-19 protocol. Students will also be participating in a game of Marysville Mission Impossible.

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Marysville will once again be offering Poinsettias for the upcoming Holiday season. Orders are due by November 11th. Delivery is scheduled for November 25.

Rekker Gardens offer a beautiful selection of poinsettias and arrangements. You won't be disappointed.

Don't Forget...Check out FLIPGIVE before you do your online ordering!

Marysville has already raised $118 simply by people using FLIPGIVE to do their online shopping or to purchase gift cards!

It's easy...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!

Upcoming dates:

Nov 1 - PA Day

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day Service

Nov 11 - Gr 7/8 Immunizations

Nov 11 - Poinsettia orders due

Nov 24 - School Picture Day/Grad Photos

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