Grizzly Family Update

June 5 - 9

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Dear Families,

Although the weather felt like summer, we are still in full gear at school!

Track & Field

Athletes who qualified for the District Track & Field Meet (top 5 at regional) will move on to the District Meet on Monday. Good Luck Grizzlies and thank you again to our awesome coaches!

Quebec City

The Quebec City trip was a huge success. Students participated in a variety activities including: a walking tour of the Quebec city, scavenger hunt, treetop adventure, mall/amusement park, military activity, visit to Montmorency Falls and a visit to traditional Huron site on the urban reserve of the Huron-Wendat Nation. - Thank you M. Fleet for organizing this opportunity for our students. It was a great experience - and as always, Glenburnie students made us proud.

Fun Fair

Save the date!!! On June 17th our School Council and leadership team are planning an amazing day of free fun for our families and community. There will be games, prizes, food, inflatables, face painting and so much more. What a wonderful way to come out and enjoy time with friends and family at our beautiful school. And the best part...the only cost will be the food. Please feel free to bring family and friends with you to enjoy the day. In order to plan better, we are hoping to get an idea of numbers. Please complete this form to indicate how many people will be attending and how many hamburgers/hot dogs you anticipate them wanting. We also want to make sure that we know of dietary restrictions so that we can provide appropriate options for all.

Hot Dog Days

As part of fundraising for Grade 8 Graduation, we had one hot dog day on Thursday and will have another on June 8th. Hot dogs will be available for order on School-Day the week before.

Glenburnie Gives

Thank you for all of your generous donations to the Kingston Food Bank, Partners In Mission this year. We are looking forward to sharing our totals very soon!.

Freeze Fridays!!

In order to raise funds for our Grade 8 graduation, Freezes will be on sale every Friday in May & June. $1 for half a jumbo and $2 for a full jumbo.

Looking forward to a great week ahead!

Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal ;

June is Pride Month

Throughout the month of June we fly the Progress Pride flag, engage in inclusive programming, and hold events to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that everyone not only sees themselves in Limestone but also feels a strong sense of belonging and connectedness.

This is consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code which protects marginalized groups from discrimination and harassment. We want everyone who learns, works, or volunteers in our school board to feel safe and supported, valued, and seen.

This Pride Month Newsletter provides information and resources to help us all grow in our understanding of how we can be allies in our community.

Join LDSB staff, students, and families at both the Napanee Pride Parade June 3 and the Kingston Pride Parade June 17. Everyone is welcome.

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month. This month is an opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. It’s a time to honour and give voice to the stories, achievements, and resilience of Indigenous peoples across Canada, who have lived and cared for this land since time immemorial and who continue to make significant impacts, today.

During this month, we also celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This day is an opportunity to honour the histories and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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This Week and Beyond...

Monday, June 5 (Day 4):

District Track & Field Meet

Tuesday, June 6: (Day 5)

Wednesday, June 7 (Day 1)

Hot Lunch Day (Pita Pit)

Kindergarten to Trip Trillium Gymnastics (pm)

School Council Meeting 6:30

Thursday, June 8: (Day 2)

Superintendent McDonnell Visit - am

Hot Dog Day

Friday, June 9: (Day 3)

Pizza Day

Freeze Friday

Coming Up:

June 17 Fun Fair!

June 26 Grade 8 Graduation (evening) - Save the Date!

June 28 - Term 2 report cards go home

June 29 Last day of school for the 2022-23 school year!

June 30 PA DAY (Friday)

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A Few Reminders...


We need your help! Please consider volunteering (2 hours) even a few times a year to support our school and ensure that so many bingo funded opportunities continue to be possible. In addition to field trips, sports and bussing, some of the things that Bingo has paid for include but are not limited to: Boo Bash, Holiday Concert, Kindergarten Storage Shed, Courtyard refresh, Ukuleles, Hot Dog and Popcorn Days, Milkshakes, Fun Fair, Outdoor Sports equipment, Mask Making, Brave Workshops. Please email today to lend your help.

Pick up Safety

In order to ensure safety at pick up time, parents are asked to please cross the street to meet your child on the grassy median rather than having them cross the road on their own. Thank you very much for understanding and adhering to this important safety reminder.


Unfortunately the nice weather also brings out ticks. Please review information from KFLA regarding ticks and lyme disease in our area and be vigilant about checking your child each day.


Any parents wishing to volunteer need to have a valid CPIC (with vulnerable sectors check), Offense Declaration form and an Oath of Confidentiality in order to go on a trip. CPICs are completed at the Kingston Police Department and can be requested in person or on-line. Offense Declarations and and Oath of Confidentiality can be signed at the office.

Masking Requirements / Covid Screener - 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.

- Please remember to continue screening your child for Covid every day. The screener can be found here:

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

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.

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 - 3:00pm, 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.

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Transition to Kindergarten: Supporting students with special education needs:

If your student has special education needs and will be entering school for the first time this September 2023, you may wish to participate in the T2K Parent & Family Virtual Workshop Thursday, March 1 from 9:30 am. – 12:00 p.m. The workshop provides families with information and resources to help prepare their child for the transition to school. Effective advocacy for your student, a peek inside a Kinder classroom, as well as parents’ perspectives on school transition and planning tips will all be discussed. And there will be lots of time for questions after the presentations. This meeting will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. For more information contact the school, or visit

Opportunities for students and families:

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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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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 June 7th 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.