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Principal’s May Message 2018

After months of rehearsals, set construction, prop making, painting, costume creations, and more, Glenburnie’s musical production, Singin’ in the Rain Jr. opened on Wednesday, April 25th 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! 
At our April assembly, we were 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, along with our Track and Field team members and their coaches for their continued commitment to excellence and fine sportsmanship in their recent tournaments. We look forward to our T-Ball and 3-Pitch events which will take place later this month.

Congratulations to all Grade Seven and Eight students who participated in the Pascal (Grade Nine) and Gauss (Grades Seven and Eight) Math contests, and to our Grades Four, Five, and Six 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 Ms. 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 Three to Eight will be writing their Canadian Tests of Basic Skills this month. We are pleased to announce that students will be writing the newly updated version of this test.  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 Seven and Eight 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 2nd.  Our annual School Picnic is only a month away and it will take place right here at Glenburnie School on Sunday, June 3rd

As always, Mr. McCammon and I would be more than pleased to meet with any parents to discuss your child’s progress to date and answer any questions that you may have about the next school year.  We look forward to the last two months of this school year with great anticipation as we reflect and celebrate a very successful year.  Please read through the newsletter and make note of the Important Dates to Remember section at the bottom of the newsletter, directly beneath the class newsletter links.  We encourage all of our students to persevere and continue to set goals, take daily consistent action in order to achieve them, and celebrate individual successes along the way.  

“Work hard. Be smart. Don’t give up. 
The difference between who you are and who you want to be, 
is what you do.” ~Anonymous
Warmest regards,
Mrs. Melissa  Meevis