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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE – NOVEMBER

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

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 celebrate accomplishments with your child and to create a plan for other areas of interest that he/she may like to explore at Glenburnie School.

We thank parents for attending the October goal setting meetings with your child’s homeroom teacher. We hope that you found these meetings to be productive and enlightening.  Please do not hesitate to book a follow-up meeting with your child’s teacher(s) or with me to discuss your child’s progress and goals. 

Thank you to all Glenburnie families for your ongoing and invaluable support of our school. At our recent Open House, we were so pleased to hear from many visitors that they were referred to us by current Glenburnie families.  We would also like to thank our Intermediate students who were courteous representatives of our school as they toured prospective families throughout our facilities.

At Glenburnie, we commence our day with O Canada, our morning announcements, followed by an inspirational “Mindful Minute” quote.  The purpose of this daily activity is to empower our staff and students to start each and every day in a positive way.  In each of the grade levels, teachers have conducted lessons on ‘Mindset’ within their Emotional Intelligence classes.  Mindset is an idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck. She is well known for her extensive research on achievement and success. Mindset explores achievement and success among individuals.  

Recently the Grade Eight students wrote personal reflections of What Remembrance Day Means to Me.  We were so pleased with the empathetic quality of their writing.  Glenburnie will be featured in a special insert of Remembrance Day in Snap’d Oakville.  From the written entries submitted, Jenny, Sarah, and Olivia’s reflections were selected to be featured. Congratulations, Grade Eights!

“I think that if we could all just get along, and be friends, we wouldn’t have to sacrifice so many lives.  I know it will be hard to get along, everyone has different beliefs, different opinions, and different ideas, but if all the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens all got together, they could make the world a better place.  It’s not just them that can make the world a better place, we can too”. ~ Olivia

The action continues at Glenburnie this month with another full calendar of activities and events which are outlined in this newsletter. Please note that you can also connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We look forward to meeting with you at any time to review or re-visit goals that have been set or achieved. The first two months of school have been very rewarding, and I look forward to the months ahead, and all that is in store, with great anticipation.

Warmest regards,
Mrs. Meevis
mmeevis@glenburnieschool.com