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GLENBURNIE SCHOOL’S MAY NEWSLETTER, 2017

GLENBURNIE SCHOOL’S MAY NEWSLETTER, 2017

 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

After months of rehearsals, set construction, prop making, painting, costume creations, and more, Glenburnie’s musical production, Peter Pan Jr. opened on Wednesday, April 26th to rave reviews!  As you can imagine, putting together a production of this magnitude takes a collective effort of many.  I would like to thank the many staff members, in particular, Ms. Hewitt, Miss Halley, Mr. Archer, and Mr. Gilchrist and the talented and dedicated parent volunteers, students, and Glenburnie alumni who devoted their time and skills to help prepare for this tremendous production.  What a wonderful collaboration of artistic talent and creativity we have to celebrate at Glenburnie School! 

A lesson shared from the production of Peter Pan for all of us to remember, is to take time to…

“Watch all the flowers dance with the wind.  Listen to snowflakes whisper your name. 

Feel all the wonder lifting your dreams.  You can fly.  Fly to who you are.  Climb upon your star. 

You’ll believe you’ll find your wings – Fly!” ~ Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

At our April assembly, I was proud to recognize many students for their personal successesin academic and/or athletic achievements. Glenburnie students stand out within the community as strong, polite and highly emotionally intelligent individuals; we are so proud of them.

In Athletics, I would like to congratulate our Floor Hockey teams and their coaches for their continued commitment to excellence and fine sportsmanship in their recent tournaments. We look forward to our Track and Field, T-Ball, and 3-Pitch events which will take place later this month.

Congratulations to all Gr. 7-8 students who participated in the Pascal (Gr. 9) and Gauss (Gr. 7-8) Math contests and to our Gr. 4-6 students who participated in the Byron-Gerome Mathematica, Fibonacci, and Pythagorus tests.

Glenburnie was pleased to again host the Oakville Regional Spelling Bee of Canada. Special thanks to Mrs. Sauro and Mrs. Dey for overseeing this event. C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to all of our competitors. 

Students in Grades 3 to 8 will be writing their Canadian Tests of Basic Skills this month. Please note that there is no preparation required. We simply ask that the students have a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time each day. In addition, our Grades 7 and 8 students will be studying for, and writing, their final exams later this month. This experience will serve them well as they prepare for high school.

We welcome families to join us for the Light House Run which will take place on Saturday, June 3rd.  Our annual School Picnic is only a month away.  I look forward to attending these wonderful events and celebrating our year’s successes with our Glenburnie families.   

Glenburnie celebrates Global Love Day this Monday, May 1st.  We will be joining others around the globe to celebrate unconditional love, friendship, peace, and respect for others.  To start off our day, you may see some familiar faces in the parking lot upon drop off with signs that say ‘Free Hugs’. Feel free to take a moment to park your car safely, for an extra special hug to start off your day as well.  We would LOVE to see you!

Warmest regards,

Mrs. M. Meevis

mmeevis@glenburnieschool.com