Glenburnie PS Weekly Update

September 9-13

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What a great first week! It has been wonderful to welcome students to a new school year. It is amazing how much your childen grow over the summer!!! They have come back ready to learn and eager to see their friends and their teachers.

We are pleased to inform you that we have been approved to maintain our organization with 6 classrooms. This means we can settle in, relax, have fun and get on with the learning!

At our assembly on Friday we read a book to help us think about out school goal:

We will work together to create and maintain a welcoming place where everyone feels that they belong (so they can learn and grow)!

“The Day You Begin” encourages us to be ok with our differences, tell our stories and meet each other part way to create a space where we all belong.

I encourage you to watch the read aloud of this book (see video below) with your child and discuss it.

Have you ever walked into a place where people seemed different than than you? How did you feel? What made you feel that way? Did your feelings change over time?

What is something that makes you unique or different?

How can we support each other so we all feel welcome and like we belong? What do others' need? What do I need?

To do my part, I have set a goal this year to:

- know everyone's name in our school commuity (students, staff and famillies)

- know at least thing about each person's "story"

(Please help me by reaching out if I don't know you already!)

It takes courage to tell our stories and express our true selves. We got this Grizzlies! I am excited to see what's possibe as we continue to support each other to grow and learn!

As always, please contact me with any queestions or ideas you would like to share.

Mrs. Campbell

The Day You Begin - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

Leadership Opportunities!

We have many leadership opportunities for our Grizzlies. Sign-ups are happening now and we will get started soon!

Leadership Team (collaborate to support our school goals)

Little Cubs Yard Pals (for new KIndergarten play area) - Grades 5-8

Grizzly Greeters (greet students and guests at the front door during recess) - Grades 6-8

Milk Helpers (deliver and sell milk at lunch recess) - Grades 6-8

Intramural Coaches and Refs - Grades 6-8

Grizzly Growl (create monthly videos to showcase learning and activities) - Grades 6-8

Tech Team (assist with assesmblies and events) - Grades 6-8

This Week

Running Club and Soccer both start this week! Stay tuned for details...

Monday, September 9, Day 5
  • Parent Council Meeting 6 30 pm in library

  • Yard Pals Training - Lunch Recess - Library (Heather and Pattie)

Tuesday, September 10, Day 1

  • Look for info coming home today about our open house and BBQ date and time

Wednesday, September 11, Day 2

  • September Milk Orders due

Thursday, September 12, Day 3

Friday, September 13, Day 4

Upcoming Dates...

Sept16 Bus Patroller Training @ Glenburnie (am)

Sept 18 Oct Milk Orders due

Sept 23-26 Soccer tournament dates (exact date TBD)

Sep. 27 PA Day - no classes

Oct 9 Grade 7 immunizations

Oct 14 Thanksgiving - no classes

Oct 17 Regional Cross Country Meet

Oct 22 District Cross Country Meet

Nov 1 PA Day

September Open House and BBQ - date TBD - look for details coming home this Tuesday!

Many items came home last week! Please return as soon as possible:

  • Acceptable Use Notification Form (replaces Computer Use Agreement)
  • Social Media Permission Form
  • Advance Absence Notification Card
  • Data Verification Forms
  • Accident Insurance Application Package (Please note that Board Policy requires all students who participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities are to have Accident Insurance Coverage either through Reliable Insurance Company or provide another carrier. Proof of insurance must be provided prior to your child's participation in school sponsored sporting events.)

Parent Council

The first meeting will be this Monday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. All parents are welcome!!! Elections will take place at this meeting. Parent Council is a wonderful way to to stay involved in our school community. Child Care is available.


Milk Orders came home the first day of school. Stay tuned for information about hot lunch which will start later this month.

Allergies, Asthma or Medical Needs

No foods containing nuts or peanuts should be sent to school. We do have students with nut allergies.

If your child has allergies, asthma, or another medical condition that we need to know about, please contact the office or your child's teacher. As per new Ministry policy, we will require a Plan of Care to be filled out by parents for any student with an Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes or Epilepsy. This replaces previous medical safety plans.

If your child needs to take prescribed medication during school hours, please contact your child's teacher or the main office for infomration or required forms..

Reporting Your Child's Absence

There are three options to use to report a student absence:

  • Call the automated attendance phone line at 1-855-257-9349 **Always enter "lates" as a full day even if the child will only be absent for half a day. We will adjust it once the student arrives
  • Use the SchoolMessenger App on your phone (see below), select "Attendance" then "Report an Absence"
  • Use the SchoolMessenger website portal (see link below)

SchoolMessenger App: Download the SchoolMessenger App to stay connected. Use your mobile device to download and install the free SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the SchoolMessenger website portal, or from within the LDSB mobile app.

The first time you use the app, you must select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account.

Student Use of Cell Phones and other Electronic Devices

Students are permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices to school, such as iPods or chromebooks. They may use these ONLY WITH PERMISSION FROM A STAFF MEMBER during the instructional times and breaks. Cell phones must be turned off as soon as students arrive at school and kept in a safe location. Students may not use any electronics during outdoor recess. Please do not to text/message your child during instructional hours and expect them to respond. Students are responsible for any equipment brought to school and the school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club will once again run their After School Connections! It runs Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:00 pm.

To inquire or register, please contact the program coordinator at 613-453-1408 or email

Early ON Drop-in continues!

Krista, Megan & Francine will contnue to run a City of Kingston-based program (EarlyON) - which is a parent/child (babies & toddlers) drop-in. They will be housed in Room 4 on Fridays (9:30-3:30). Please use the second entrance on the east side of the building. There is a doorbell that you can ring to be let in. Please help us spread the word to our community!


Electronic newsletter: For the rest of the school year, we will send the newsletter via email and post it to our website (by Monday morning each week).

Newsletter email list: If you wish to add or remove an email, please email