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April 2022

Happy Spring!

A truly happy spring to all our Marysville families! I don't know about you, but I'm so glad to see that snow go away! Bring on the warmer weather! Spring is always the time when we are thinking forward, toward September and our registrations! If you know of families who have a child/ren ready to start school, send them our way! As you'll see below, we have such amazing opportunities and rich learning experiences planned for our students!


There are a few updates, the first being the COVID-19 restrictions/protocol changes effective Monday, March 21st. Here's the rundown:


What is staying the same:


  • hand washing/hand sanitizing
  • enhanced custodial cleaning
  • daily before school screening for staff and students
  • availability of masks for everyone in the school if they choose to use them
  • we will still send home staff/students who become symptomatic at school and provide RATs if needed


What has changed:


  • masks are not mandatory now, it is a personal choice and we will have masks available for anyone who would like them
  • we're easing slowly into school enrichment activities (e.g. technology teacher is coming in to the senior class to teach woodworking/sewing, etc.)



We've been informed by the Ministry of Education that EQAO (Gr. 3 & 6 standardized testing) will be running this year. Fortunately they have given us a longer window in which to administer the tests, and we understand that the sessions are shorter. We'll be providing more information as we come closer to that time.


I've been enjoying my time doing some music with both classes. You are raising some talented young people!


As always, please reach out if you have questions or concerns.

All the best to you,

Mrs. Diamond

Student Daily COVID Screener

Please continue to screen daily for COVID symptoms.

Spring time weather and clothing

Students are enjoying the outdoors, but recess can often result in wet clothing. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring a change of clothes, especially extra pants and socks! Rain boots, raincoats and splash pants are highly recommended. Students go outside for recess even when it is raining lightly (with heavier rain, we stay inside).

Also please make sure your child has indoor shoes, preferably running shoes, at school to change into and that they still fit properly.

April 15 - Good Friday

April 18 - Easter Monday holiday

April 29 - PA Day

April Hot Lunch Menu

April 6 - sushi roll (smoked salmon or veggie) with side of Japanese omelette

April 13 - homemade corn dog with quinoa salad

April 20 - veggie casserole with homemade bread

April 27 - squash soup & grilled cheese on homemade bread


Hot lunch forms due March 30, 2022.

Wilton Cheese Fundraiser

MPS School Advisory Council is orgranizing a Wilton Cheese Fundraiser. Order forms are due April 7th. Cheese orders will be ready to take home or pick up on April 14. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our fundraising efforts.

Earth Day - April 22

As part of Earth Day and our school's continued efforts of promoting environmental awareness, we will be holding our MPS Community Clean-up on April 22.

The area will consist of the school grounds as well as areas of the Community Centre grounds. If you have work/garden gloves at home, please bring them.

Stay tuned...

RUNNING CLUB

Running Club will be starting soon for students interested in attending this year's Road Race event and Track & Field. More information to be sent home once finalized.


MPS CARDBOARD CHALLENGE

Save your cardboard boxes, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes, etc. All sizes needed!

Students will work collaboratively, using their imagination to brainstorm, design and build a cardboard structure.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

National Volunteer Week is April 24-30 and the staff and students of Marysville would like to take this opportunity to express our many thanks and appreciation to all of our volunteers. A big shout out to our hot lunch team; Kayo Murakami, Angie Macauley, Judy Gerber-van Vliet and Judith Kinghorn, as well as the Hotel on Wolfe Island and chef Andrew Dillon!

Kingston Symphony

The Symphony Education Partnership program provides Grade 4 students from our region the opportunity to learn more about classical music and attend a live Kingston Symphony performance.

Mrs. Beers' K-4 class recently attended this year's virtual program which included Peter and the Wolf as well as other music that featured the different sections of the orchestra.

Author visit

The Limestone Learning Foundation sponsored a virtual author visit in the K-4 class with Zetta Elliot, author of Dragons in a Bag. Through this virtual opportunity, Zetta shared what inspires her as a fantasy fiction writer. Zetta Elliott is a Canadian-born and raised poet, playwright, and author who, as a Black feminist writer, advocates for greater diversity and equity in publishing.
The LLF looks forward to continuing virtual author visits to support students grow their love of reading, and provide windows into perspectives and lived experiences of others.

K-4 French

Mme. Harvey's K-4 French class reads the classic tale The Little Red Hen.
La Petite Poule Rousse, February 2022

What's happening in the 5-7 class?

Students continue to work on their project for the upcoming Kingston Regional Heritage Fair. This year's theme is Community, so what better time to welcome W.I. resident, Mickayla Pyke, for a workshop on Setting up an Interview: Basics. Students will be putting these new skills to work when they interview life-long community member, Paul Hogan, as part of their documentary.


On March 24th, Lincoln acted as "teacher for a day" using his classroom money to pay for his day in charge. Elijah and Ethan are eagerly awaiting their "teacher for a day" in April.


Francis received his Caribou Math Contest results and he came in 44th in our whole school board. Congrats, Francis! He is currently preparing for another math contest. Best of luck to him!


Inpired by Mrs. Beers' classes work, the senior class has started a unit of study around Constellations and Myths.


Mrs. Diamond was back for ukelele time! In addition, the talented Ms. E learned a couple of songs on her own to teach the class as well! Students have now mastered the song Ho Hey, by the Lumineers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMpkqW5d2bc


Ms. E.'s class welcomed Tech teacher, Mrs. Rooyakkers, to teach some hand and machine sewing techniques this month. Mrs. R. will return the week of April 25-28 for woodworking!

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Re-telling the creation story of Sky Woman, based on what students heard and how it is depicted it in their drawings.
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Buddy time

A little 'snow day' sewing with our buddies!

earth hour

As part of LDSB's system-wide initiative, Marysville once again took EARTH HOUR to the next level, and 'powered off' for the entire school day on March 25th. EARTH HOUR helps raise awareness of climate change and the importance of energy conservation.
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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

A LOOK AHEAD:

May 12 - Gr 7 Immunizations

May 18 - Next School Council meeting

covid protocols

Please continue to screen each day for Covid symptoms.
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