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,
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.
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
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!
Grade 7/8 Immunizations - November 11
A reminder to please wear a t-shirt and eat a healthy breakfast!
MPS Spirit Week!
Odd Socks Day
(Monday) Wear your most colourful or mis-matched pair of socks!
Crazy Hair Day
(Tuesday) Use your imagination and sport your wildest hair-do!
(Wednesday) Dig out your MPS swag (or school colours; red & white) and show us your TEAM MPS spirit!
(Thursday) Wear your clothes backwards and try talking or walking backwards.
Pink Shirt Day
(Friday) Supporting safe schools and a
positive learning environment.
School Council Meeting - November 17
January 19, 2022
March 23, 2022
May 25, 2022