Glenburnie PS Final Update
June 24-28, 2019
It is has been another great year of learning, growing and making memories at Glenburnie PS!
Each day, students have been challenged to learn new skills, think critically and creatively and to collaborate to solve problems. I have been amazed by their curiosity, willingness to take risks and hard work. Students have persevered through challenges and shown initiative to get involved in many areas – academics, athletics, the arts and by being thoughtful, caring citizens in our school community. There are many successes to celebrate! We are very proud of our students!
Being part of our small school is like being part of a family. Parent involvement helps foster this strong sense of community. We have many traditions and special events that make Glenburnie PS unique and promote a sense of belonging. A big thanks goes to Parent Council and their team of volunteers for the many events they organize to bring our community together - new this year was a Family Movie Night to go along with our Open House BBQ, Boo Bash, Holiday Concert, School Musical and very successful Fun Fair and silent auction. Through this and other fundraisers (pop can collection, chocolate sales, school clothing, hot lunch, fundscipt) they have raised over $10,000! Over this year they have contributed to field trip and activity costs for each student, purchased outdoor recess equipment, helped pay for Art with Mr. Piribauer, bought a popcorn machine, provided funds to repair the gazebo, bought new shade tents, and gave us a start-up fund for our maker space! They are a small, but mighty team and are always looking for more volunteers.
This year, we have partnered with our school council to begin a Maker Space in our resource centre and learn more through design thinking by creating and making. Our second annual cardboard challenge was a big success, we enjoyed the Tech n’ Tinker Trailer, we had fun participating in Global Play Day, students have been learning about coding our new Ozobots, we now have a green screen station and a new Lego wall and older students enjoyed a week of woodworking challenges! This spring we received a $3500 grant from Limestone Learning Foundation for our "I am a Maker Project". Stay tuned for more exciting additions next year!
We have also participated in several successful fundraisers to help others this year. Our Grizzlies raised significant funds for the Terry Fox Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. Catherine's School in Kenya. Thank you for your generosity!
I feel fortunate to work with such a dedicated and positive teaching staff. It is evident that they are here to support student achievement and well-being, our community and each other. Mrs. Pare will be returning from her leave and Mr. MacKenzie will now be with us full time. Please join me in welcoming a new teacher - Ms. Matthews. Please see our tentative organization below.
Mrs. Bates will be leaving us to join the team at different school next year. We thank Mrs. Bates for her work as a dedicated classroom teacher and SST, coaching numerous sports teams, and organizing many schoolwide events. We wll miss your positive leadership as you move on, and thank you for your care and commitment to our students. We wish you well at your new school.
We are so fortunate to have an amzaing support staff. They go above and beyond their regular duties each day to help students and our school! Each year, EAs do not find out their placements until after the last day of school - we hope to see our dedicated EAs return next year! As you know Mr. deBoer is retiring. We welcome, Mr. Burtch, as our new Head Caretaker. He starts on Tuesday, for a few days of overlap with Mr. deBoer.
This year, we have eighteen Grade 8 graduates. We know that wherever they go, they will display the enthusiasm and leadership they have shown at Glenburnie PS. We will miss them and wish them best of luck as they head off to high school!
Reports will be coming home Wednesday, June 26th. We encourage you to focus on the learning skills section and the recommended next steps as you help your child set goals for next year.
Your child will find out his/her class placement at the beginning of next school year. Our organization is tentative as we need to consider new students and students who might leave over the summer.
I would like to thank staff, students, and parents for another fantastic year. If you are moving on to a different school, I wish you luck, and if returning, I look forward to seeing students on Tuesday, September 3rd!
Have a fantastic, fun and safe summer!
Heather Campbell, Principal
Tentative Class Organization for September, 2019
JK/SK - Mrs. Gailer (Teacher) and Mrs. McLeod (ECE)
Grade 1/2 - Mrs. Irwin
Grade 2/3 - Mr. MacKenzie
Grade 4/5 - Mrs. Pare
Grade 6/7 - Ms. Matthews
Grade 7/8 - Ms. Onyskiw
French - Mr. Bart
SST/Planning Time - Ms. Wyatt
Monday, June 24, Day 4
Tuesday, June 25, Day 5
- Grade 8 Grad Practice 10:00 am
- Final Recognition Assembly 11:30 am
- Jump Rope for Heart Play Day 2:00 pm (water activities included - bring a change of clothes)
- Grade 8 Grad Parent Committee - set up/decorating in gym 4-6 pm, 6 pm at the Storrington Lion's Hall
Wednesday, June 26, Day 1
- Hot Lunch: Subway
- Cornett and Onyskiw to Queen's Sports Day
- Grade 8 Graduation 6:00 pm
- Report Cards go home
Thursday, June 27, Day 2
Last Day of School
Grade 6 and 7 Criteria Awards Assembly 10:00 am
Friday, June 28
- PA Day for staff
Glenburnie Parents: This is a reminder that you can order gift cards from Fundscrip all year long using our school code H4GP2Q.
Go to www.fundscrip.com 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 $0.96. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER Schedule - July 2, 2019 to August 29, 2019
Wednesdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Glenburnie PS
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free drop-in programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice. Please come and visit us at one of our locations to learn about our new EarlyON services for you and your family. For more information; email EarlyON@cityofkingston.ca call 613-546-2695 or visit www.cityofkingston.ca/earlyon