Grizzly Family Update
- September 19-23
Our Glenburnie community has had a wonderful second week of school! It has been such a delight to witness all of the learning and community building happening across all of our classrooms! Students are settling well into their new environments and we're definitely off to an amazing start! A HUGE thanks to all of our students, staff, and families for such a wonderful launch to our new school year!
Fall Field Trips - We are looking forward to planning a number of fall field trips. A huge thank you to out School Council for covering the cost of bussing for these trips! If you are interested in volunteering as part of our bingo team to help generate these funds, please reach out to school council for more information. We are always looking for more volunteers for bingo, as well as for other roles.
Sudent Emergency Information If you have not already returned the student emergency information form that was sent home, please return it ASAP. Any corrections that need to be made cam be marked right on the sheed so that we can ensure our system and information is up to date. Thank you!
Medical Plan of Care Students with new and/or existing medical condition(s) require a Plan of Care to be shared with the school. Families are reminded to return any applicable forms to the office as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your attention to this important paperwork.
Cross country practices for grade 3-8 will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30, a for the duration of the season. Information related to the meet will be sent home closer to the date.
Open House - The fall open house this year is planned for Thrusday, September 29th from 4:30-5:30. Families are invited to drop in during this time to meet the teacher, see the classroom and get a feel for the school. We hope to see you there.
Screening Requirements Coles Notes for staff and students -
- Masking is optional other than when you are returning from being ill
- Daily screening continues for the start of 2022-2023
- Stay home if you are ill unitl 24 hours after symptoms improve
- Wear a mask until the balance of 10 days (from the onset of symptoms) is complete
Looking forward to another great week ahead!
Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal
Student Accident Insurance
The Limestone District School Board requires that students have student accident insurance in order to participate in extra-curricular activities. Before students will be allowed to participate in these events, parents/guardians must confirm their own coverage for items not covered under the Provincial Health Plan, or purchase an insurance plan.
Each year a Student Accident Insurance Plan is made available to all students on a voluntary basis. The plan provides protection for dental damage due to accidents, fracture benefit,s and other important coverage, which are not covered under the Provincial Health Plan. Some parents may have dental plan coverage through their workplace but many of these plans are limited in one way or another, while this accident coverage is not. You should compare plans to make sure you have the coverage you need or desire.
In making this plan available, the Board wishes to make its position clear in the matter of insurance. Under the Education Act, the Board is not permitted to provide insurance coverage for accidents to pupils, therefore, the Board recommends consideration of this plan to any parent who wishes to obtain this kind of insurance. Although the policy has all the advantages of a group plan, it is essentially a direct contract between the parent and the insurance company.
A family plan is also available for three or more students which permits the enrolment of students in the family who are attending schools outside the jurisdiction of this Board as long as at least one child in the family is attending a school within the Limestone District School Board.
If you wish to subscribe to this insurance, you may do so by completing the form handed out to students the first week of school and mailing it directly to Reliable Life Insurance Company in the stamped envelope provided. Or, for your convenience, you may purchase directly online at www.insuremykids.com.
This Week and Beyond...
Monday, September 19: (Day 5)
Cross Country Gr.3-8 8:30am
School Council Meeting - 6:30 in Library
Tuesday, September 20: (Day 1)
Wednesday, September 21: (Day 2)
Cross Country Gr.3-8 8:30am
Junior Boys Soccer Tournament 9:15-2:30
Thursday, September 22: (Day 3)
Junior Girls Soccer Tournament 9:15-2:30
Friday, September 23: (Day 4)
Cross Country Gr.3-8 8:30am
-GPS Colours day (wear your school colours - Navy and yellow) or school swag
PA Day - No school for students
Rowan's Law Day
-Open House 4:30-5:30
Ms. Pare's Class & Mr. Spiers Class to Gould Lake
-Orange Shirt Day
Immunization clinic at GPS for 7/8 students.
The 2022/2023 School Year Calendar
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 first meeting on Monday September 19th 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.
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We would love to have you as part of our council!!