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Principal’s May 2016 Message

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 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 Aladdin for all of us to always remember,
“You told me to be myself. I am who I am, right?
And that’s good enough”.
At our April assembly, I was proud to recognize many students for their personal successes in 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’s Chess Team recently competed with students from other Oakville Independent Schools at the annual Chess Tournament. Our team represented Glenburnie with pride and we congratulate them on their group and individual successes. Special thanks to Mrs. Kendall and Mr. Nelson who worked with our team to prepare for this tournament.

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.

Our annual School Picnic is only a month away.  Thank you, in advance, to Mrs. Broomhead and our team of parent committee members who are planning this special family event. I look forward to attending this wonderful event and celebrating our year’s successes with our Glenburnie families. 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”
~ G.B Shaw ~

Warmest regards,
Mrs. Meevis