Orange Shirt Day will be happening at Glenwood on Wednesday, September 28th. Orange Shirt Day is a movement that has grown from an Indigenous student’s account of having her brand new orange shirt taken away from her on her first day of school. Wearing an orange shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that Every Child Matters. We are encouraging all students and staff to wear an orange shirt as this is an opportunity for everyone to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
We also would like to invite you to join us on Monday, September 26th at 9:15am in the school gym for an Indigenous dance performance. Following the performance students will be participating in an Indigenous dance workshop for the remaining part of the day with their class.
Please note school will be closed on Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th as the 29th is as professional development day and the 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
School Supply Lists (please click on the grade link below that applies to your child):
Grades K, 1 & 2
Grades 3, 4 & 5
Grades 6 & 7
Please click the link below for important dates throughout the up and coming school year
Glenwood Elementary Important dates 2022-2023
Congratulations to our grade 6/7 Battle of the Books team who participated against 11 other school teams in yesterday’s south zone final battle. Glenwood tied with Taylor Park to enter into an exciting, head-to-head tiebreaker, where Glenwood unfortunately lost in the second round. It was a good effort by our team, and we are proud of them. Way to go team!
It was a very exciting day for many Glenwood students, staff and parent volunteers as they participated in a chum salmon release at Byrne Creek on April 21st. The students and accompanying adults released 25,000 chum smolts. These chum came from Kanaka Creek hatchery in Maple Ridge, from eggs produced last October/November and were brought to us by our Community Advisor from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). It can expected that these fish will return to Byrne Creek as adults/spawners in October/November 2025. What a fabulous experience for everyone!
We are very excited to share that Ms. West’s students placed second in the CBC Music Contest. Division 3 has worked very hard with Ms. Chang in preparing for this performance and it has clearly paid off. For a viewing of the Burnaby Now news article as well as to view Division 3’s performance of “Sandwiches,” Click Here.