Welcome Back to School!

First Day of School
Posted on 08/30/2019
First Day of School!

There are few events during the academic year that are more exciting than the first day of school. Children and adults alike, eagerly anticipate the chance to catch up with old friends that they have not seen in a while and look forward to the prospect of meeting some wonderful new peers. All of us at Newburgh Public School would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all returning students and their families for the 2019-2020 school year. We would also like to extend a very special and warm greeting to all students and families who are new to Newburgh PS. Our school community is proud of its safe, supportive and inclusive atmosphere and we know that you are going to love it here. If there is anything we can do to help with your transition, please do not hesitate to ask!

We would also like to welcome back and offer a huge “thank you” to all staff! As usual every member of our team has put in an incredible effort to be ready for the first day of school. Thank you to the teachers for creating responsive and welcoming environments. A special thank you to Mrs. Chomitz for keeping us incredibly organized and to Mrs. Shelley for making the school sparkle. The facility looks great! We would like to introduce and offer a special greeting to the newest members of Newburgh’s Educational Team. Ms. Cole who will be working with Ms. Shook in the JK/SK classroom while Ms. Birk is away, Ms. Niedbala who will be leading our Grade 2/3 students while Ms. Chanook, who is also new to our community, is away on a temporary leave, Ms. Parsons our new Grade 7/8 teacher, Ms. McAneney our new French teacher and Ms. Johnson who will be supporting many students from across the school. Welcome to all of our new educators! When you are at the school, please take the opportunity to speak with or introduce yourself to all new and returning members of staff.

Children learn best when the significant adults in their lives -- parents, guardians, teachers, and other family and community members -- work together to encourage and support them. When parents and guardians become involved in the life of the school, they make our schools better places to learn, grow and thrive. Please consider joining our school as a volunteer as our students will greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions. We are always seeking volunteers to:

· Support instruction in the classroom under the direction of the teacher of with Mme. Jarvis as a member of the Parents as Partners team

· Read with children, especially those who could use a little extra help

· Assist with special school events or field trips

· Join the School Advisory Committee (SAC)

If you are interested in supporting the school and the learning of our students, please contact the school or speak with your child’s teacher.

We love the commencement of the school year because it offers everyone a fresh start…a new beginning. In the first few days of school, many of us love to reminisce and talk about where we have been. We would like to propose that perhaps it is an even better time to think about where we are going. Please take an opportunity to sit with your child(ren) and set some challenging goals for the coming school year. Encourage your child to speak to their teacher about their goals and targets for success. Together, we can make their dreams come true!

Yours in Education,

Mr. J. Ricci

Principal, Newburgh Public School

Mme. Jarvis

Vice Principal, Newburgh Public School


Threat/Risk Assessment Notification and Process


The Limestone District School Board and community partners are committed to making our schools safe for students and staff. As a result, schools will respond to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other students, staff, and members of the community. The Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process is designed to be proactive in developing intervention plans that address the emotional and physical safety of those involved. A Threat/Risk Assessment is initiated by the school administration or community partners when behaviours have been identified by staff or students that pose a potential risk to self and/or others. Please note: it is important for all parties to support the Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process. However, if for some reason there is a reluctance to participate in the process, by the student of concern or parent/guardian, the threat assessment process will continue in order to ensure a safe and caring environment for all. Families are asked to review the steps of a Threat/Risk Assessment online at .