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It has been our pleasure to welcome back all Glenburnie students and their families from March Break. We hope that everyone is refreshed and ready for a busy Spring season at Glenburnie School. There are many exciting events planned for the weeks ahead, which include: our Earth Day activities, hosting the Spelling Bee of Canada: Oakville Region, countdown to our spectacular theatrical production, Peter Pan, class field trips to Joshua’s Creek for field and stream scientific inquiry, and our ongoing academic ...

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January was a very busy month at Glenburnie!  Our students have kicked off the New Year with great enthusiasm.  Their day-to-day work, projects, and classroom activities have been meaningful and productive.  Students have been encouraged to set new academic and social goals, and to put their plan into action, to strive towards achieving their personal best. Our recent events which took place over the last month were a tremendous success!  We were fortunate enough to have a snowy wintery day for our Outdoor Sports ...

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I would like to extend a warm welcome back and Happy New Year to all families.  May this year bring you, and your family, great joy, peace and harmony, good health, and prosperity.  We thank you for your caring support and partnership in working together with your children. The New Year is a wonderful time for families to discuss their own family values and how to make a difference in the lives of others. Discussions will set the tone for effective communication throughout the New Year. Families are encouraged to ...

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It is with great anticipation that we look forward to the many events that will take place at Glenburnie this month. Continuing with our Scholastic Book Fair, to our eagerly awaited Kindergarten/Primary holiday concert, North Pole Exposure, to our 5th annual family event - Sounds of the Season, to our Carol Sing, we have much to enjoy together over the next few weeks. As you walk through the hallways and classrooms, extensive learning, inquiry based project work, oral presentations, and holiday activities are in full ...

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Many amazing events continue to take place at Glenburnie School. It gives me great pleasure to recognize our students for their many accomplishments this Fall which include: participation in Clubs, Electives, Junior Development Sports Program and our Varsity Sports, Glenburnie’s Concert Band, Concert Choir, Leadership Initiatives, and class projects and presentations. Special congratulations to those students who have achieved a special goal, no matter how big or small. Parents are asked to please take a moment to ...

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We have enjoyed a wonderful start to the new school year! What resonates with me the most as I walk through the school and visit classrooms, are the happy faces of students who are engaged in their studies. I am pleased to see the level of commitment, creativity, and excellence our students bring to their daily work, assignments, and projects.   Our inquiry based STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) are well underway. I am delighted to see the students’ natural curiosity and critical ...

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Welcome to the start of this exciting 2016/2017 school year!  We hope that you had a wonderful, adventurous, yet relaxing summer break. The beginning of a new school year provides the opportunity for new beginnings and to put one’s best self forward.  Setting academic, extra-curricular, and social goals in the areas of personal development, leadership, empowerment, and environmental awareness are essential keys to success. At our welcome back assembly this morning, we introduced our school wide theme for this year ...

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It seems that some parents have forgotten how to play!  Play can be acting silly, risk taking within a game, enjoying another’s company, and simply laughing and enjoying the moment.  Observe young children at play and notice how they can create new worlds with only their imagination.  Play can be spontaneous, or all about exploring something of personal interest, such as playing with a pet, running around the backyard or local park, or simply spending time watching a bug crawl across the ground. Some adults ...

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It truly has been an honour to serve as your principal this year and to be a part of the many things that make Glenburnie such a special place!  We can be proud to celebrate so many accomplishments and individual achievements in: academics, athletics, artistic endeavours, and personal goals which have been set and achieved along the way.  All students are encouraged to take time to reflect upon their achievements and to be proud of all that they have learned and achieved. June is a time of many celebrations: School ...

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After months of rehearsals, set construction, prop making, painting, costume creations, and more, Glenburnie’s musical production, Aladdin opened on Wednesday, April 27th 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. Harvey, Miss Halley and Mr. Alphonso, and the talented and dedicated parent volunteers, students, and Glenburnie alumni who devoted their time and skills to help ...

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