January was another very busy month at Glenburnie! Our students kicked off the new year with great enthusiasm, which is evident in their day-to-day work, projects, and classroom activities. Students have been encouraged to set new and meaningful academic and social goals, and to put their plan into action, to work towards achieving their personal best.
Our recent Parent Day was a tremendous success! Parents partnered up with their children and experienced a ‘morning in the life of Glenburnie’. They participated in a multitude of hands-on learning activities in homeroom and rotary classes. Thank you to our creative and innovative team of teachers for organizing and providing so many interesting and engaging activities for students and parents to enjoy.
The fun and learning continues in February as we look forward to the many events and activities which are outlined in this newsletter.
As an extension of our Physical Education programme, our annual ski trip for students in Grades 4-8 will take place this Friday, January, 30th. Please note that it is our expectation that students not attending the ski trip report to school. Staff members will be supervising classes on this day and attendance will be taken.
Our school-wide Emotional Intelligence theme for the month of February is ‘POSITIVITY’. We ask parents to join us as together, we all role model positive language for our students. It is interesting how children are positive by nature, and that negativity is something that is learned through time. As adults, we may find ourselves responding to questions such as, "How was your day?" by responding with, "Not bad", rather than a more positive response such as "I had a great day"; or "Thank you for holding the door" with "Not a problem", rather than, "It was my pleasure".
Keep your thoughts positive because
your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because
your words become your behaviours.
Keep your behaviours positive because
your behaviours become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because
your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because
your values become your destiny. ~ Mahatma Ghandi
Please mark your calendar for our next Coffee and Conversation gathering which is scheduled on Wednesday, February 25th at 8:45 a.m. Along with our regular conversation and sharing feedback from our Parent Day survey, we will welcome Constable Drew Scott, who will share an informative presentation on Computer Technology and Internet Cyber Bullying Awareness. Please RSVP Ms. Roy, ([email protected]) if you plan to attend.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s homeroom teacher, rotary teachers, or myself if you would like to discuss your child’s progress, goals to date, or inquire about your child’s educational programming plans for next year.