Monthly Archives: December 2022

School Closed Friday December 23rd

Dec 22, 2022

Dear St. Margaret Students and Families, 

major winter storm is expected to reach Waterloo Region overnight tonight and is expected to cause dangerous driving conditions on Friday and over the weekend.

Based on this forecast – and with the safety of all in mind – the WCDSB in collaboration with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region, has made the proactive decision to cancel ALL student transportation and close all schools tomorrow, Friday, December 23, 2022.

All before and after school programs and child care centres co-located in schools will also be closed.

And all programs and services offered by St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are cancelled and St. Louis sites will be closed.

We pray that everyone is able to remain safe during the storm, and we wish one and all a happy and blessed Christmas break.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, January 9, 2023.

Enjoy an early start to your CHRISTmas break!

If you have questions or concerns, please send me a message:

Christmas Concert Wednesday December 21st

Our School Concert will be in the morning of Wednesday December 21st for the staff and students.

Our Afternoon Family Concert begins at 12:45 p.m. for all Kindergarten to Grade 3 students.  Grade 3/4 to Grade 8 students will perform at 2:15 p.m.

Parking will be on the school ‘blacktop’ area at the side of the school but will not begin until 12:35 p.m. Please remember students are outside playing until the bell at 12:35 p.m.

The gates to the school parking lot will be closed over the lunch hour from 11:35-12:35. Call the office if you need special accommodations for parking.

Entrance for parents and family will be at the gym doors.

Equity, Diversity and Racism Guest Speaker Monday December 19th

We are very proud to welcome Vicki Olatundun to St. Margaret Monday December 19th to speak to our grade 4 to 8 students and staff.

She is a thought provoking, motivational speaker, that other schools in the Board have had the good fortune of hosting, a gifted speaker that has positively impacted countless students’ lives.  As a current Executive Director of a non-profit organization in Guelph, a former Criminal law attorney, a TEDx Speaker and Author, Vicki provides credibility and a wealth of experience to her presentations that help her connect with her audience and capture their attention.

She is a social justice warrior and an advocate for human equity, a self described passionholic. Her goal is to become a “millionaire, people millionaire she wants to touch over one million lives with her life’s work.

Student talk.

A dynamic and inspirational presentation on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racism in a student friendly talk and reminder about how powerful we are and how to use that power to be brave and make change happen

Christmas Concert Reminder for Wednesday December 21st

St. Margaret School has been working very hard on putting together a Christmas Concert this year that we are thrilled to invite you to! 

The concert will take place on Wed. Dec. 21st and takes place in 2 sections: Kindergarten-Grade 3 classes will all be performing a special act in the concert during this first section of the concert from around 12:45-1:30pm. There will be a short break and then the Grade 3/4-Grade 8 classes will be performing from 2:15-3:00pm.  

We are very excited to see you on the 21st! 

Merry Christmas!!

St Margaret phones having issues

Scottie Families:

There are phone interruptions in our Board that are affecting the school phone lines. We are unable to call out and incoming calls are having issues.

If there is an emergency contact Mr. Schnarr or Mrs. Goldrick at:

We will message when this is resolved.


Christmas Movie Night Reminder

JK-Gr. 4 Students

Christmas Movie Night In the Gym


What: Dinner and a Christmas Movie with friends

When: Friday December 16th, 2022 from 5:30PM-7:30PM

Who: JK-Grade 4 students

Where: St. Margaret School Gymnasium

Why: Fundraiser for Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat

Parents…do you need to get a few hours to go do some Christmas shopping in peace??  Why not bring your son/daughter to St. Margaret Christmas Movie night. By supporting this event you will be helping to raise money towards the Grade 8 Retreat to Mount Mary. 

Come enjoy a slice of pizza, juice and popcorn while watching a Christmas movie in the gym for only $10 per student.  Bring a stuffed animal pal, blanket or anything to help make you feel at home! Students will be supervised by some staff, parent volunteers, as well as Grade 8 and high school students. 

Please sign up and pay for your ticket on School CashOnline by Tuesday December 13, 2022. If you have any concerns, needs, or allergies please email:

 Mr. Schnarr at

St. Margaret Spirit Wear

Scottie Families:

Thank you for your patience in receiving your Spirit Wear orders.

Our vendor has apologized for the delay and will be hand delivering them to the school Monday December 12th.

The orders will be sent home with the students.

If it is a Christmas Gift or surprise, feel free to contact the office or through my email:

Fire Alarm – False Alarm

St. Margaret Community:

This afternoon one of our fire alarms in the school was accidentally pulled. Students evacuated in a prompt and safe manner.

Everyone is safe!

Monica Place Fundraiser reminder!!

 We are calling on our St. Margaret Community once again for our annual Monica Place Fundraiser.

Monica Place is a Child & Youth Mental Health Agency in our community that:

  • Provides support to pregnant & parenting youth
  • Allows young parents to complete high school while the child is in their childminding program
  • Provides apartments with respite care and other parenting support programs
  • Provides breakfast and lunch to youth attending school, along with parenting, counseling, and other programing
  • Helps young parents become the best version of themselves and the parents that they want to be

Donations will be accepted from November 21-December 15th. Please see brochure for high need items.

See the flyer in this link: Monica Place Current Needs (1)

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