Grizzly Family Update

November 16- November 20, 2020

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This Week and Beyond

Monday, November 16, Day 5
  • Game of Zones challenge
  • Student Census is available for preview on LDSB website (all week)

Tuesday, November 17, Day 1

Wednesday, November 18, Day 2

  • Wreath/Planter Orders Due

Thursday, November 19, Day 3

Friday, November 20, Day 4

  • Progress Reports go home
  • GPS Swag Day

Upcoming Events

Student Census - Week of November 23

Choices at 9 - Information Webinar November 25

Lifetouch School Pictures - November 30th

Wreath/Planter Pick Up - November 30

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As we have shared earlier, school boards across the province are asking students to complete a student census to identify and eliminate discrimination and bias from schools and classrooms. In Limestone, the See Yourself in Limestone Student Census will take place the week of November 23, 2020. The data collected through the census will help us learn more about Limestone students – their backgrounds, experiences and needs.

The importance and value of obtaining equity-based data and student voice through the student census is shared in this video featuring an impactful poem by LDSB graduate Britta B and several Limestone students Please take a few moments to watch.

The census is now available for families to preview on the Board website along with other resources and frequently asked questions. There are three versions of the census: one for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students, which will be completed by families at home, a census for students in Grades 4 to 6 and a census for students in Grades 7 to 12. Students in Grades 4 to 12 will complete the survey during class time.

Families with students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will soon receive (via progress report packages) a letter and resource package to help them complete the survey with their student. The survey is confidential and completely voluntary; however, the data will only be as helpful as we have healthy participation rates. A family can request that their student not participate by letting their school administration or classroom teacher know. A student can also refuse to participate.

Picture Day is coming on Nov. 30th

After Picture Day, order pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form. Here is a video that explains some of the enhanced safety measures that LifeTouch is taking.

Picture Day Safety | Lifetouch
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Attention Glenburnie Parents:

Please support our on-going gift card fundraiser that you are able to participate in on your own time, all year round.

Check out and see all of the great gift cards that are offered. There are over 170 retailers from popular department stores to gas stations to restaurants and each month new promotions are offered. This fundraiser is great way to help our school raise money. Over the last year, with a very small number of families ordering we have raised over $500!

The only cost to you is the shipping. The gift cards can be shipped directly to you by lettermail for $1.04. This option is for up to 4 cards or up to a $500 value. The cards will be 2 to 7 business days in transit. They can also be sent Xpresspost (with no limits) at an increased cost.

Our school code is H4GP2Q.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jen Flake

EarlyOn Programs will resume Oct 29th

EarlyON offers free programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years. Programs have moved to a pre-registration format where all participants are required to sign-up in advance and to answer additional screening quesions upon arrival. To register, go to Click "Register" and follow the instructions.

EarlyON at Glenburnie P.S will run every Thursday from 9:30-12:00 and from 1:30-3:30.

Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge Continues!

Please continue to collect single use alkaline batteries for recycling. 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 this program supports Sick Kids Hospital.

Revised COVID 19 Screening Tool

The Ontario Ministry of Health has again revised the COVID screening tool for children in school. The main change is regarding symptoms that are commonly associated with other illnesses, such as a runny nose or headache:

  • students with only one of these symptoms (not including fever/cough) will be advised to stay home for 24 hours, after which they can return to school if their symptoms are improving
  • students with two or more of these symptoms (or one symptom if it is fever or cough) will be advised to stay home until they are able to consult with a health care provider and receive an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test

Please see the newly revised Screening tool for Children in School and Child Care (October 1, 2020).

Glenburnie Parent Council

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Sund and Kristyne Ross

Treaurer: Jen Flake

Secretary: Sarah Purvis

Virtual School Rep: Kristyne Ross

If you have questions, ideas or would like information on how to join, please email them to:

You also can follow us on Facebook at:

or on Twitter at @GPScouncil

Our next parent council meeting will take place on December 7th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be virtual and we would love to see you there.

Virtual Learners

If you have any questions or concerns with the virtual learning process, please let us know. There is a Facebook group for virtual learning families that can be accessed at:

Bus Delays and Cancellations

Families should ensure they are signed up to receive direct notifications, either by email, or Tri-Board’s app. Delays and cancellations are also posted to Tri-Board’s Twitter account. Please have a back-up plan if your child's bus is cancelled!

Thank you to Community Spirit Bingo for their funding support at Glenburnie Public School.