Grizzly Family Update

June 13 - 17

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Dear Families,

There were many great things happening at GPS this week.


It started with classes getting to spend a final day with Mohawk knowledge keepers, Mandy & Crystal. It has been wonderful to have repeated visits with them throughout the year. They have shared many teachings with us and helped us to better understand Haudenosaunee culture and ourselves.


Our courtyard has seen a dramatic transformation since the last time you saw it. A little (a lot of) elbow grease, some fresh paint, astroturf, umbrellas and seating. We have been loving the extra space for learning, working, socializing and relaxing. Thank you to the Kinsmen for their generous donation and to our school council for their ongoing support.


Many of our Track athletes returned to Invista for the DistrictTrack and Field meet on Wednesday! We have so much skill at GPS. A huge thank you to families for bringing students to and from the practice, for all of the staff who volunteered their time to coach and make the track outings possible, and to the students for learning, practicing, and giving it their all.


Thursday was Free Hot Dog day, and who doesn't love a free hot dog?....


The week ended with our Grade 8 students visiting LaSalle Secondary School on Friday. It was a great experience and helped get them even closer to graduating from GPS.


Our week ahead looks even fuller!....


We have been rehearsing and setting up for the Spring Concert Wednesday. We can't wait to showcase our talent and invite all of our family and friends. Tickets for the show that have been prebooked will be sent home on Monday. Please let us know if what you receive, doesn't match what you booked. We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see the show!

If after booking you would like to add your name to the waiting list for additional tickets, you may add your name to the waitlist here.


The planning for our water fun day is underway! It will be an afternoon of water fun on Friday Please ensure students come with a towel, sunscreen, and a hat. Students are encouraged to wear appropriate water attire for this super-fun day!


Many classes have booked year end trips and permission forms will be coming home this week. School council will be covering the cost of bussing and other expenses (i.e., entrance fees) up to $20 per student. Thank you!!!


A friendly reminder to check your students for ticks and to apply sunscreen prior to coming to school as our school yard is very sunny!


Looking forward to a great week ahead!


Jean Paquin, Principal & Emily Stephen, Vice Principal

paquinj@limestone.on.ca ; stephene@limestone.on.ca

Free to be Glenburnie - Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert is getting closer! Please read this information carefully for details. We are hopeful that all students will be able to be a part of both the matinee and evening performance. Please consider skipping other extra-curricular activities for one evening to be a part of it.


Date: June 15 (matinee and evening performance)

Time: 2:00pm matinee and 6:30pm (students need to be there 30 minutes prior)

Guests: Each student is able to invite 4 guests.(to a maximum of 8 per household)

Tickets: Use the link below to select your tickets - 4 per child


Attire:

With a celebration of diversity as the theme, each class is asked to wear a different colour unadorned top. This can be a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, blouse, dress, etc. The classes chose their colours as follows:


6/7/8 - red

4/5/6 - yellow

2/3/4 - blue

1/2 - purple or pink

KG - green


Before buying new, check closets, turn adorned items inside out to see if words and pictures are visible, borrow from friends, family and classmates, and check the thrift stores. If you need help acquiring a top, please let us know. We can't wait!

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June is Pride Month

In June we celebrate the LGBTQ2 community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities. For the month of June, we will fly the intersex-inclusive flag with pride. The intersex-inclusive flag is the rainbow flag with a five-striped chevron to the left side of the pride flag representing LGBTQ+ people of color and the trans community as well as a purple circle, superimposed over a yellow triangle to represent the intersex community.

This Week:

Monday, June 13 (Day 5)

Crazy Sock Day – wear your craziest socks


Tuesday, June 14: (Day 1)

Spring Concert - Dress Rehersal


Wednesday, June 15: (Day 2)

Spring Concert - Matinee 2:00, Evening 6:30

Cake Raffle


Thursday, June 16: (Day 3)


Friday, June 17: (Day 4)

Water Fun Day

Bake Sale

Hot Lunch - Chicken Fingers & Fries

Freezie + Bookmark Friday

Coming Up & Beyond:

Hot Lunch Schedule:

Friday, May 20th - Chicken Fingers & Fries

Thursday, June 2nd - Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza

Thursday, June 9 - Hot Dog Day - *Free*

Friday June 17 - Chicken Fingers & Fries


Spirit Fun Days

Wed. May 25 – Western Wednesday – Dress in your best western attire

Wed. June 1 – Rainbow Day – dress in your rainbow colours

Mon. June 6 – Mustache Monday – draw or tape on your best mustache

Mon. June 13 – Crazy Sock Day – wear your craziest socks

Mon. June 20 – Malibu Monday – wear your favourite sunny day attire.

Mon. June 27 – Wacky Hat day – the wackier the better


June 14 & 15

Spring Concert

June 22nd

Grade 8 Graduation

June 23

Boiler Room/Movie (Grade 4/5/6 & 6/7/8)

June 24

Gould Lake (Grade 4/5/6 & 6/7/8)

City Park and Library field trip

June 28th:

-Term 2 Reports to Families

Dress for Success Formal Wear

Dress for Success Kingston is offering free access to formal wear for any students in need of formal wear for formal/prom, a special occasion, or graduation celebrations.

Email: kingston@dressforsuccess.org

Tel: 613-483-1833

Opportunity for Students and Families:

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Summer Autism Programs

Kindergarten Registration is now open

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Welcome to Kindergarten at Glenburnie Public School This is an exciting time for both you and your student. Kindergarten is a two-year, full-day program that helps children get the best possible start in school. Your student will be challenged and encouraged to do their very best. Our caring team of educators is with them every step of the way!


Kindergarten programs in Ontario offer a full day of learning for four- and five-year-olds. At Glenburnie P.S., our Kindergarten program aims to nurture the whole child. In Kindergarten classrooms, a teacher and an early childhood educator work together as a team. This partnership helps to create a nurturing learning environment; giving every student the opportunity to learn in the way that is best suited to their individual strengths and needs.


If your student is four or five by the end of the year, now is the time to register for September 2022. your student here


You can feel confident your student will be cared for within safe and inclusive environments. We want everyone to see themselves in Limestone. We typically welcome new families to Kindergarten orientation events in May of each year. We will share more about these opportunities and when families can visit the school with their student soon.


Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for everyone, and here at Glenburnie P.S. we are ready to welcome your student to a wonderful new world of learning and growing.

Thank you for choosing Glenburnie Public School. We look forward to meeting you.


Sincerely,


Jean Paquin

Principal

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Ontario School battery recycling challenge

Thank you for continuing to support our school and Sick Kids Hospital by recycling your batteries.There is a collection bucket for our school at the Centex Gas Station - Glenburnie Convenience (2408 Perth Road). A big thank you to them for helping us! Prizes are awarded to winning schools and Glenburnie placed first in Ontario last year!!! Let's see if we can keep our winning streak!

The 2021/2022 School Year Calendar

Please visit the LDSB website to view next year's calendar.


https://www.limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/ldsb_school-year_calendar_approved

Early ON

EarlyON programs will resume at GPS the week of February 3rd. EarlyON offers free programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years.


Special Note: Programs have moved to a pre-registration format where all participants are required to sign-up in advance. To sign up go to www.keyon.ca. Click "Register" and follow the instructions.


Programs at GPS will be scheduled on Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:30-12:00

GPS Advisory Council (SAC)

New and returning members attended our first school council meeting of 2021-2022 last week and elected some new representatives for some key positions.


Co-chairs - Stacey Andrews and Melissa Harding

Treasurer - Keeth Petty

Secretary - Sarah Purvis


Glenb.council@gmail.com


You also can follow us on Facebook at:


https://www.facebook.com/GlenburnieSchoolCouncil


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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