Grizzly Family Update

March 20 - 24

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Dear Families,

We hope that you were able to enjoy some quality time together over the last week and are looking forward to coming together as our school family again tomorrow. Thank you to our school council and leadership team and staff for their work on the March Break Mario/Milkshake/Movie Day. Everyone had a great time!

Congratulations to Bella Cole who won this year's yearbook cover contest!

Honorable mentions to our runners up:

#2 Ciara Thompson

#3 Malalai Salsar

#4 Will Purvis

A job well done by all. So many students submitted great covers. It was a very tough decision!

Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal ;

This Week and Beyond...

Monday, March 20: (Day 3)

International Day of Happiness

Tuesday, March 21 (Day 4)

Jr. Basketball practice in gym second recess

International World Down Syndrome Day - Wear mismatched socks

Wednesday, March 22: (Day 5)

Hot Lunch Day (Pita Pit)

Thursday, March 23: (Day 1)

Jr. Basketball practice in gym second recess

Friday, March 24: (Day 2)

Term 2 IEPs sent home for parent review

Hot Lunch Day (Dominoes)

Games Club in library second recess

EarlyON Early Years program for Children 0-6yrs old and their caregivers, 9:30-3:00pm

Coming Up:

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day - Light it up blue

April 3 - School Council Meeting

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A Few Reminders...

Masking Requirements / Covid Screener - A reminder that anyone (child or staff) who has been sick (any sickness) or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, is required to wear a mask at school for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or exposure. Thank you in advance for your continued screening and being diligent with this.

- Please remember to continue screening your child for Covid every day. The screener can be found here:

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.

Early ON

The EarlyON Centre within Glenburnie Public School offers a free drop-in program for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years old. Come learn and play with your child, engage in a variety of fun activities, meet other parents in the area, and receive support from Registered Early Childhood Educators.

Currently, the program is open Fridays, 9:30am - 3:00pm, at Glenburnie Public School. Visit to register; drop-ins are also welcome! Spread the word. We hope to see you there! You can email for more information. Follow BGC EarlyON Kingston on Facebook for EarlyON Drop-In program updates.

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Transition to Kindergarten: Supporting students with special education needs:

If your student has special education needs and will be entering school for the first time this September 2023, you may wish to participate in the T2K Parent & Family Virtual Workshop Thursday, March 1 from 9:30 am. – 12:00 p.m. The workshop provides families with information and resources to help prepare their child for the transition to school. Effective advocacy for your student, a peek inside a Kinder classroom, as well as parents’ perspectives on school transition and planning tips will all be discussed. And there will be lots of time for questions after the presentations. This meeting will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. For more information contact the school, or visit

Opportunities for students and families:

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

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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 April 3rd 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.

You also can follow us on Facebook at:

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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