Glenburnie PS Weekly Update

December 2-6, 2019

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We're changing the way attendance is reported during bus cancellations. In past years when school buses have been cancelled due to inclement weather, parents/guardians of bused students were not required to report their absence. Only parents/guardians of walkers who chose not to come to school were to report absences.

NEW FOR 2019-2020: All parents/guardians are asked to report their student’s absence regardless of the reason including during bus cancellations. Often, bused students find alternative ways to school and we want to ensure we know the whereabouts of every student to ensure their safety and well-being. Knowing who is supposed to be at school will allow school office staff to best ensure all students are accounted for.


· Bus cancellation as the reason for absence if your student is bused

· Inclement weather as the reason for the absence if your student walks but will not be attending

If your student is marked absent and the absence hasn’t been reported in advance, our SafeArrival system will attempt to reach the student’s priority contact by telephone to confirm the absence.

The Limestone District School Board uses the SafeArrival system for parents/guardians to report student absences. This can be done one of three ways: the SchoolMessenger App on your mobile device; the SchoolMessenger website portal; or the toll-free number automated phone system at 1-855-257-9349.

Click below for information on:
  • Cold Weather Response Plan
  • Bus Cancellations
  • Early Dismissal/School Closure

This Week

Monday, December 2, Day 1

  • Parent Council Pot Luck 6:00 pm in the library

Tuesday, December 3, Day 2

  • Boys and Girls Sr. Volleyball Tournaments at Frontenac SS

Wednesday, December 4 , Day 3

  • Intramurals - Grade 4-6 - Floor Hockey - morning recess

Thursday, December 5, Day 4

Friday, December 6, Day 4

  • Jingle Bell Run 3 pm - Festive Wear Spirit Day (wear red/white/green, holiday hats, antlers, etc. - please bring a non perishable food donation for the food bank

Upcoming Dates...

December 18 Holiday Concert 6:30 pm

December 20 PJ Day

December 20 Recognition Assembly 10:00 am

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Glenburnie Parents: This is a reminder that you can order gift cards from Fundscrip all year long using our school code H4GP2Q.

Go to and check out the gift cards offered. There are over 160 retailers from department stores to gas stations to restaurants and each month new promotions are offered. You can help our school raise money at no extra cost to you.

The gift cards can be shipped directly to you by Lettermail for $1.02. This option is for up to 4 cards or up to $500 value. The cards will be 2 to 7 business days in-transit. They can also be sent Xpresspost at an increased cost.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jen Flake

School Clothing Orders

Grizzly spirit wear is now available online (order forms shown below) - visit and select GPS - password is Glen1234. Any questions, please email us at

Piano, Vocal and Guitar Lessons

Melina Demone offers piano, vocal and guitar lessons at the school. Please contact her for more information:


Battery Collection Program - Save and bring to school!

The Boys and GIrls Club are accepting new students. See below for information about this great program!
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Early ON Drop-in Centre

EarlyOn Child and Family Centres offer free drop-in programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to age 6. You can learn and play with your child, meet new people and get advice from Early Childhood Educators.

Please come join Francine and Megan for a variety of fun, engaging activities. Great opportunities for sensory play, creative art, facilitated group experiences and much more!

Please use side entrance by the playground. There is a doorbell that you can ring to be let in.

Program Hours: Fridays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Electronic newsletter: For the rest of the school year, we will send the newsletter via email and post it to our website (by Monday morning each week).

Newsletter email list: If you wish to add or remove an email, please email