Grizzly Family Update

February 6 - 10

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Dear Families,

As we look ahead to more snowy weather, we may have a few more inclement weather days and bus cancellations that affect students. If your child is unable to come to school safely on these days, you have the option of entering an absence by selecting "inclement weather" or "bus cancellations" where appropriate.

As always, please make sure that your child is dressed for winter weather, with extra mittens/socks in case they get wet. If you need assistance with providing boots/snowsuits, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

School Council Meeting - Just a reminder that there is a School Council Meeting this Monday, February 6th at 6:30. This is a great way to learn more about what goes on at school, to help with fundraising initiatives and to connect with other Glenburnie Families. Child care is provided in the gym and new members are always welcome!

Upcoming Events - Our students have some upcoming visits and field trips to look forward to. K-2 students will be traveling to the Grand Theatre on Thursday to see "Paddington." On Thursday our 3-8 students will receive a visit from 3 Kingston hockey players - Ryan Canford, Jacob Brahanel and Jacob Paquette (who just won the gold medal with Team Canada). These players will speak to the importance of good sportsmanship at all levels of play. And our Grade 3 students will continue the swim to survive program, traveling to the YMCA on Thursday February 16 & 23.

Please ensure that you have registered for school-day. This is how all permission forms for field trips will now be sent and received. Feel free to contact the office if you need any support with this process.

Masking Requirements - A reminder that anyone (child or staff) who has been sick (any sickness) or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, is required to wear a mask at school for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or exposure. Thank you in advance for your continued screening and being diligent with this.

Basketball - Our Sr. boys and girls basketball teams continue to practice two days a week and participate in matches against other schools. This week the boys will play Molly Brant on Monday (4:00) and the Girls team will play Molly Brant on Wednesday (4:00). We are so proud of these young athletes for working hard, learning new skills, and giving their all! Well done!

Black History and Futures Month - Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2023 theme for Black History Month is: “Ours to tell”. This theme represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning.

Looking forward to an awesome week ahead!

Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal ;

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This Week and Beyond...

Monday, February 6: (Day 4)

School Council Meeting 6:30

Sr. Boys play Molly Brant 4:00

Tuesday, February 7: (Day 5)

Leadership meeing in library first recess

Basketball in gym second recess

Wednesday, February 8: (Day 1)

Games Club in library second recess

Hot Lunch Day (Pita Pit)

Sr. Girls play Molly Brant 4:00

Thursday, February 9: (Day 2)

Basketball in gym second recess

Grand Theatre Trip (K-2)

Visit from Frontenacs/Team Canada Players 9:30

Friday, February 10: (Day 3)

Hot Lunch Day (Dominoes)

EarlyON Early Years program for Children 0-6yrs old and their caregivers, 9:30-2:30pm

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Coming Up:

February 14 - Valentines Day

February 16 - Skills Ontario Presentation for 6,7, & 8 students 9:30

February 16 - Swim to Survive, Grade 3

February 17 - Term 1 Reports go home

February 20 - Family Day

February 23 - Swim to Survive, Grade 3

March 13-17 March Break

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A Few Reminders...

Pink Shirt Day - February 23rd is Pink Shirt Day. Shirts can be purchased from the Boys and Girls Club (link attached below), if you don't already have one.

Covid Screener - Please remember to continue screening your child for Covid every day. We want to ensure that we are gathering safely! The screener can be found here:

Anyone who is feeling sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this screening tool, should stay home and seek assessment from their health care provider if needed. It is strongly recommended that all individuals age 2 or older wear a well-fitted mask in indoor public settings. This includes school and child care due to the additional risk of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza.

Triboard Transportation
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.

Cashless Schools - As you know, we are going cashless. Has your family already enrolled in the School Day platform? Thanks for your attention to this and thank you to families who have already registered and linked their students! A reminder that codes are student specific and can be found on the paper forms that have already been distributed. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need another copy of the form for your child(ren).

Indigenous Self-Identification form and process

Shé:kon, Boozhoo. This Fall, the LDSB Indigenous Education Team has worked to improve the Indigenous Self-Identification Form and process. With collaboration and feedback from our Indigenous Education Advisory Committee, the board has created an online version of the form that will be available on the K-12 Indigenous Education Minds Online page and on the LDSB website. This online form is meant to make the Self-Identification process more accessible for students and families, as well as reduce our use of paper across LDSB.

This online form can be filled out on both a computer and mobile device here.

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Early ON

The EarlyON Centre within Glenburnie Public School offers a free drop-in program for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years old. Come learn and play with your child, engage in a variety of fun activities, meet other parents in the area, and receive support from Registered Early Childhood Educators.

Currently, the program is open Fridays, 9:30am - 2:30pm, at Glenburnie Public School. Visit to register; drop-ins are also welcome! Spread the word. We hope to see you there! You can email for more information. Follow BGC EarlyON Kingston on Facebook for EarlyON Drop-In program updates.

Kindergarten registration is now open

Welcome to Kindergarten! This is an exciting time for both you and your student.

Kindergarten offers a wonderful new world of learning and growing. We learn how to read, how to write and we make new friends. At [insert school name], our Kindergarten program helps children get the best possible start in school. Your student will be challenged and encouraged to do their very best.

We are now accepting new student registrations for this September 2023. If your student is four or five by the end of December, now is the time to register.

The Kindergarten program allows children to develop emotionally, socially and physically: to grow creatively, and to engage in rich oral language opportunities and celebrate their learning. 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. Our caring team of educators is with them every step of the way!

We typically welcome new families to orientation events in May of each year. We will share more about these opportunities soon. We want everyone to see themselves in Limestone. You can feel confident your student will be cared for in a safe and inclusive environment.

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

Thank you for choosing Glenburnie.

We look forward to meeting you.

Opportunities for students and families:

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Queen's Camp Bursary

Queen's has opened their bursary applications for the 2023 Camp season.

Our bursary applications will be open until February 1st 2023. We are asking families to fill out this Q-Camps Bursary Application Form to submit the request.

All bursary decisions will be made after February 1st 2023 and before our Registration opening day of February 8th 2023.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Have a great day,

Sarah Utting (she/her)

Coordinator, Youth Programs

and Community Engagement
Student Affairs
Athletics & Recreation
613-533-6000 ext 77686

Virtual Tutoring Winter 2023

Virtual Tutoring, which will continue to be available for students in Grades 1-10 during the winter months.

Private Music Lessons

Derek McGowan, a member of the community and also a parent of two Joyceville students, is excited to offer private music teaching services on Tuesday mornings (10:00-12:30) at Glenburnie P.S.

Derek is a full time Guitar/Bass/Ukelele teacher with over 30 years experience, teaching all pupular stules of music from Pop, Hip/Hop, Country, Blues to Hard Rock. If you're interested in signing up your child; please contack Derek directly for more information at .905-699-3121

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Maltby Centre is now offering a series of workshops for parents, caregivers, and youth! Our workshops are designed to help families understand concepts related to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), access resources, and increase overall parent/ youth capacity. These online and in person workshops are for families living in Ontario with a valid OAP registration number.

Click here for the full winter 2023 schedule

Contact Us: 1-844-855-8340

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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 next meeting on February 6th 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.

You also can follow us on Facebook at:

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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