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Track and Field Tomorrow

Dear St. Margaret Parents/Guardians of Grade 4-8 students:

Our Track and Field Day is TOMORROW at St. Benedict’s on Wednesday May 15th.

Here are some important notes and reminders:

  • All students need to come prepared with the following: a trash free lunch, reusable water bottles, appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, etc. (our track meet will run rain or shine!)
  • Students will start the day at school with regular bell time and attendance procedures, and walk to St. Benedict’s with their classes.  At the end of the track meet, all students will walk back together for regular dismissal (please see the attached schedule for the events)
  • If a parent/guardian is picking up a student at the end of the track meet, you MUST communicate with the classroom teacher in advance. Under NO circumstances should students be leaving St. Benedict’s property for lunch and all students will return to St. Margaret’s at the end of the day unless their parent/guardian is there to pick them up (a note/text/phone call is NOT sufficient)
  • Students will only be permitted to enter St. Benedict’s School for washroom breaks and must ask permission from the designated supervisor
  • All students will set up inside the track oval on the grass.  They can NOT bring any other sports equipment to play with (they can read or play quiet activities).  They can watch events from inside the oval; however, they should not interfere with any events and also can not leave the sitting area unless they have permission.
  • Students will remain inside the track unless they are at an event. Students are responsible for listening for their events to be announced and for arriving at the event immediately after it is called.
  • See the following tentative schedule for events.  There is a start time of 9:30 for the 1500m race.  All the other races will follow.  This is a general outline of the day’s events since we are sharing the track with another elementary school and we can not guarantee start/finish times.  Schedule of Events – Track & field 2024

Track & Field Volunteers

Track Note Home 2024

Track and Field Schedule of Events

May and June News At A Glance

May / June 2024 News at-a-glance

Please continue to watch for Newswire Reminders from the Office or D2L messages in classrooms!

A

Athletics:

*Folk Dancers presented to the school May 7th and the Cambridge community at 7 p.m. at Galt Arena Gardens

*Grades 4 – 8 have been training for Track and Field. Our event will be held at St. Benedict           Wednesday May 15th.

*Intermediate Soccer May 23rd at Riverside Park

*Grades 4 – 8 have been training for Cross Country. The meet is June 4th at Shades Mill

*June 11th Regional Track Meet at Resurrection

*June 17th Coed Intermediate Ultimate Frisbee

*June 18th Junior Boys’ and Girls’ 3-Pitch

B

St. Benedict SS hosts our Grade 7’s May 28th.

‘Blue Jay’ Hotdog day lunch fundraiser June 6th

C

Catholic Education and Mental Health Week was May 6th – 10th.

Catholic School Council’s next meeting is Wednesday May 15th, at 6:15 p.m.

Thank you for attending our STEAM night. We appreciate all the volunteers that helped make it          happen!

BINGO dates needing volunteers are Sunday May 26th, and Tuesday June 4th. Contact the School Office if you can volunteer 2 hours!

D

Dental Screening for our JK and Grade 2 students is Wednesday June 5th.

F

Faith:

*May Crowning of Mary was May 9th

*Year End Mass is Monday June 17th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.

*Food Drive for St. Vincent DePaul May 21st to June 10th.

G

Grade 7 and 8 to Tree Top Trekking May 21st.

Grade 8 Graduation will be Tuesday June 25th at the school.

H

Hot lunches are organized by our Catholic School Council. New vendors are being added, so keep watching for changes. Orders are found on School Cash Online. Orders need to be in the previous Sunday by 12:00 p.m. Please check weekly to confirm your order. Remember pizza vendors alternate!

K

Kindergarten ‘meet the teacher’ welcome evening is Thursday May 30th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

L

Last day of this school year is Thursday June 27th – Regular dismissal at 3:20 p.m.

M

April Deep Learning Theme was Global Citizenship and Sustainability

May Deep Learning Theme is Inclusion and Belonging

June Deep Learning Theme is Self-Directed Learning

 

N

Nutrition for Learning is available to all our students every day!

O

Our Superintendent Mrs. Varano visits the school May 16th.

P

PD Day is Friday May 31st – No School for students.

Parking Lot Safety! Our parking lot is ONLY for staff, approved transportation vehicles and parents contacting the Office for a specific need. PLEASE find drop off and parking areas safely in the community!

R

Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Tuesday June 25th.

S

SPIRIT Days are:

*May 30th ‘ER’ Day. Dress up as anything ending in ‘ER’!

*Friday June 7th Students vs Staff Day.

*Thursday June 27th Canada Day: wear red and white

Supervision begins at 8:35 p.m. when our Parking Lot Gates close. No Students should be on the school property until 8:35 a.m. when staff supervision begins!

T

Trips with families are common. Please contact the school Office if the student (s) will be away for any period. Please continue to contact the classroom teacher for absences and copy the office to ensure safety.

V

Victoria Day is Monday May 20th – NO SCHOOL

All volunteers (classroom, drivers, trips etc.) will need a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check. https://www.wcdsb.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2020/08/APO001-02F_VolunteerAppExtended.pdf

Once completed the application and have received the vulnerable sector check please forward to  Nicole.Goldrick@wcdsb.ca

W

Wednesdays are our SPIRIT days. Wear ‘Scottie’ gear or our school colours of Green and Black! Also watch for themed days and activities from our Student Leadership Team.

 

Mr. J. Schnarr

Principal

St. Margaret is back volunteering for OLG BINGO – We need you!

St Margaret’s has rejoined the OLG Bingo Charity Fundraiser.

If any parents, family, or community members would like to fundraise on behalf of St. Margaret’s, we are looking for volunteers for 2-hour shifts on the following dates:

Sunday May 26th from 4-6pm

Tuesday June 4th from 8-10pm

Thursday July 18th from 6-8pm

Sunday August 18th from 4-6pm

Thursday September 12th from 6-8pm

Thursday October 3rd from 6-8pm

Thursday November 7th from 6-8pm

Please reach out to for more details!

Catholic Education and Mental Health Week Thursday and Friday

Thursday May 9th themes include:

We are called to LOVE as People of JUSTICE and Thinking Trap Strategies

*5:30 -7:00 p.m. ‘Social Media’ Guest presenter at St. Benedict SS (see poster)

*CONGRATULATIONS to Lucas Ashman (Grade 7) on receiving the WCDSB BEACON OF HOPE award for St. Margaret of Scotland. It was presented to Lucas and his mother at the May Crowing mass!

Friday May 10th themes include:

We are called to LOVE as People of JOY and Gratitude Strategies

*Jump Rope for Heart all day – please consider donating (see a previous Newswire)

*Fiddlesticks Youth Committee Dance for Grades 6 to 8. Tickets can be purchased at Fiddlesticks.

Track and Field Reminders-Wednesday May 15th

Grade 4-8 Parent/Guardians,

Please review all Track and Field notes and reminders that have been sent home with your child, as well as those that have been posted on Newswire.  Students need to return their permission forms by tomorrow Friday May 10th.

We are still in need of VOLUNTEERS; if you would like to assist us for the day, please email your child’s classroom teacher.  You will need to complete a volunteer form and police check.  If you are coming to St. Benedict’s to be a spectator, you do not need to complete this form. 

IMPORTANT: Many students still do not have the proper “Concussion Code of Conduct” forms filled out from SchoolCash Online…they will NOT be able to participate if they are not complete.

https://www.schoolcashonline.com/

 

Catholic Education and Mental Health Week: Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday May 8th themes Include:

We are called to LOVE as People of MERCY and Visualization and Distraction Strategies

*Antonio will be our PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY!

*Grades 4 to 8 Track and Field Rotations 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

 

Thursday May 9th themes Include:

We are called to LOVE as People of JUSTICE and Thinking Trap Strategies

*9:30 a.m. May Crowning in the gym with Father Joe. Parents are welcome to attend.

*12 -3:00 p.m.   Grades 2 – 6 walking to Christ the King for a school play

*5:30 -7:00 p.m. ‘Social Media’ Guest presenter at St. Benedict SS (see poster)

*No Grades 4 to 8 Track and Field Rotations 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. It resumes Monday May 13th.

Catholic Education Mental Wellness Week: Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday May 7th themes include:

We are called to LOVE as People of FAITH and Outdoor Yoga (Muscle Relaxation Strategies)

*Parents are welcome to join us at 9:10 a.m. for a Folk Dance presentation in the gym

*Folk Dancers present at 7:00 p.m. at Galt Arena

Wednesday May 8th themes include:

We are called to LOVE as People of MERCY and Visualization and Distraction Strategies

Antonio will be our PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY!

*Grades 4 to 8 Track and Field Rotations 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Catholic Education and Mental Wellness Week 2024

Overall Theme Prayer for Catholic Education Week 2024

Catholic Education Week Prayer

God who is love,

Love is our calling, and the goal for which you have made us.

As we celebrate Catholic Education Week,

may our love in action reveal to our world that we are people of justice and mercy.

May our daily words and example show clearly that we are people of faith and hope.

In the ways we reflect you daily,

may everyone recognize us as people of joy.

Help us to never forget how much you love us,

and to cherish your life within us,

which gives energy and direction to our loving.

May we hear your call to love generously and inclusively,

and may we call our world to be more loving also.

All of this we ask in the name of Jesus, our Friend and our Lord.

Amen.

Monday May 6th themes Include:

We are called to LOVE as People of HOPE and Deep Breathing, Meditation (Breathing Strategies)

*We welcome 9 students from Colombia, joining our grade 5 to 7 classes

*We welcome Dairy Educators into our class today.

*Grades 4 to 8 begin Track and Field Rotations

Tuesday May 7th themes Include:

We are called to LOVE as People of FAITH and Outdoor Yoga (Muscle Relaxation Strategies)

*Parents are welcome to join us at 9:10 a.m. for a Folk Dance presentation in the gym

*Folk Dancers present at 7:00 p.m. at Galt Arena

Track and Field Day for Grades 4-8 on May 15th

Dear St. Margaret Parents/Guardians of Grade 4-8 students:

Our Track and Field Day is quickly approaching!  An important note and permission form will be sent home tomorrow for this event.

The students have begun training during gym and they will begin school-wide track rotations every day next week.   St. Margaret’s staff and students are looking forward to this very exciting day!  We want all students to have fun and take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the track meet at St. Benedict’s on Wednesday May 15th.  Students will choose 4 events and are expected to participate in all four.

Here are some important notes and reminders:

  • We are still in need of volunteers; if you would like to assist us for the day, please email your child’s classroom teacher (see the attached Track and Field Volunteers form)
  • All students need to come prepared with the following: a trash free lunch, reusable water bottles, appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, etc. (our track meet will run rain or shine!)
  • Students will start the day at school with regular bell time and attendance procedures, and walk to St. Benedict’s with their classes.  At the end of the track meet, all students will walk back together for regular dismissal (please see the attached schedule for the events)
  • If a parent/guardian is picking up a student at the end of the track meet, you MUST communicate with the classroom teacher in advance. Under NO circumstances should students be leaving St. Benedict’s property for lunch and all students will return to St. Margaret’s at the end of the day unless their parent/guardian is there to pick them up (a note/text/phone call is NOT sufficient)
  • No student will be allowed in the St. Benedict playground/basketball area and must remain in our designated area for watching the track events
  • Students will only be permitted to enter St. Benedict’s School for washroom breaks and must ask permission from the designated supervisor

 

Track & Field Volunteers

Track Note Home 2024

Track and Field Schedule of Events

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