Marysville Memo

November 2021

Principal's Message

Happy November everyone!

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to M. Papineau, our new French teacher! Monsieur comes with tons of energy, a love of teaching and is excited to be teaching at Marysville.

Every time I visit our school, I'm amazed at your children and our staff. The opportunities that have been provided while still working under COVID protocols have gone above and beyond - first place at the Fall Fair, tree planting, hot lunch sponsored by our School Advisory Council, fundraising, it's truly wonderful to see.

Hopefully you've noticed our yard lately - we received a "curbside appeal" grant from LDSB where they paved the bus path, repaved the play area and painted some games. We're supposed to have some mulch brought in and some trees are going in soon also.

Our school will be participating in the W.I. Remembrance Day service. It's so important that our students help represent their community in these very important events. So many thanks to the community who invites us in.

November is Indigenous Education month. We're excitedly awaiting our 35 Indigenous Book collection that will soon be available at the Wolfe Island branch of the Kingston, Frontenac Public Library. The collection, for both kids and adults, were purchased by our Marysville School Advisory Council with the support of a Limestone DSB PRO Grant. Niá:wen to our Marysville SAC.

All the best to you,

Mrs. Diamond

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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.

5-8 Class

Secret Path week (Oct. 17- 22):

  • We read, listened to, watched and explored The Secret Path, by Gord Downie & Jeff Lemire
  • We learned more about Gord Downie and Chanie "Charlie" Wenjack and their connection
  • We completed a "Walk for Wenjack" during our physical education period
  • We are committed to our own learning around truth and reconciliation

Treaties Recognition Week (Nov. 1-7)

  • We are learning the importance of treaties
  • We are learning about how we are all "treaty people"
  • We participated in a workshop on Nov. 2, "Trick or Treaty? with Maurice Switzer, in partnership with Nipissing University, organized by the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

We continue our journey of Indigenous Learning daily, and especially during the month of November, which is National Indigenous Education Month by:

  • Continuing our work with The Thanksgiving Address (thanks to Kelly Maracle)
  • Continuing to learn about the treaties in our area and in other parts of Canada
  • Learning and remembering about the many Indigenous Soldiers who played a huge part in today's Canada
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Gould Lake @ MPS - November 10

Grade 5-8: Land Based Voyageur Program

Students will learn important aspects of Canadian History centered around exploration, growth of the fur trade, impacts on Indigenous groups, and a day in the life of a voyageur. We won't make actual fires but we will use flint and steel to create sparks.

K-4: Super Sense Program

Students will learn about different adaptations that animals use to survive while exploring our own outdoor space through all 5 senses!

Remembrance Day

Students and staff will be attending the W.I. Remembrance Day Service at the Town Hall.

Grade 7/8 Immunizations - November 11

KFL&A Public Health will be onsite to provide the school-based immunization program for all Grade 7 students, and any Grade 8 students who missed receiving Hepatitis B, Men-C and HPV immunizations.

A reminder to please wear a t-shirt and eat a healthy breakfast!

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Order your poinsettias for the upcoming Holiday season. They also make a lovely gift for that some special on your list. Orders are due by November 11th. Delivery is scheduled for November 25.

MPS Spirit Week!

School Council Meeting - November 17

The next MPS School Council meeting of the 2021-2022 school year will take place on November 17 @ 3:00pm. This will be the first in-person meeting since Nov 2019. Masks are mandatory and anyone attending must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Meeting Dates:

January 19, 2022

March 23, 2022

May 25, 2022

Progress Reports home - November 19

November 24 - School Picture day & Grad Photos

Bring your smile today! Lifetouch Photography will be at Marysville to take individual student photos, and Gr 8 Grad photos.

Fresh From the Farm

Veggie and fruit orders will be arriving between Nov 8 - Dec 9. A notice will be sent home as soon as we have our delivery date.

MPS Mission Impossible

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Little Forest Wolfe Island

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Ohèn:ton Karihwatéhkwen at Little Forest WI
Little Forest on Oct 22 2021
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1st Place - Kingston Fall Fair Scarecrow Contest!

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Making MPS Proud @ Cross-Country!

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Thank You to W.I. Fire Chief Hawkins for the Fire Hats!

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