Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mo-Vember Mustache Day- Friday November 30th

All staff and Students of St. Margaret’s are encouraged to draw/design/create a mustache to wear this Friday November 30th.

Mr. Rose, Mr. Resendes, Mr. Guagliano, Mr. Vanderaar, and Mr. Schnarr have sacrificed their faces for this worthy cause!!

On Friday wear your ‘stache’ proud and support and spread awareness for Men’s Health issues.  https://ca.movember.com/

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Pink Shirt and Odd Sock Day this Friday November 23rd

MIX MATCH SOCKS and PINK SHIRT for BULLYING/FRIENDSHIP WEEK! 

Students & staff members are encouraged to wear odd socks and/or pink shirts to school this Friday November 23rd.

It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality and uniqueness.

“Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.” it’s important to make sure that we are all able to be ourselves and that it’s important to celebrate what makes us All Different.

Bully Awareness Week November 18-24

Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.

During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 18-24, 2018 – Ontario students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.

Bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.

St. Margaret will use this opportunity to explain the different forms bullying can take. These include:

  • Physical – hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property
  • Verbal – name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments
  • Social – excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them
  • Electronic (commonly known as cyberbullying) – spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and through social media.

Below are some resources:

  • http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org/
  • https://www.stopbullying.gov/
  • Kids Help Phone – Official Site
  • Bullying: We can all help stop it – Ministry of Education
  • What Parents need to know – PREVNet
  • Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention – Canadian Red Cross

St Margaret Dieleman Fundraiser

Parents of the St Margaret community,

as you may know we have teamed up with DFS Canada to kick off this year’s fundraising efforts.

On Friday November 9th, all students took home a seller’s package from Dieleman Fundraising Sales.  This package included a Welcome/Instruction Letter, 2 different Holiday Brochures and an Order Form. Orders can be made both on-line and by paper. These amazing brochures offer a selection of Holiday wrapping paper, cards, kitchen gadgets, household items and more!

To start fundraising follow three easy steps!

  1. Sign up on line at www.shopdfscanada.com.

–          Hit the green button CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

–          Enter the Group ID- 7197

–          Fill in the required information to create an account.

–          Check your email to verify your account and log in!

  1. Share the catalogue with family and friends by email, text, Facebook or in person
  2.       Shop and watch the orders grow

For every purchase students will earn points towards cool prizes! We will also be offering school wide prizes!

All orders are DUE and the online portal will be shut down on Friday November 23rd.

Delivery to the School is FREE. The Delivery Date is Monday December 10th. Orders can be picked up at the school between 1:00 pm -5:00 pm. If you are unable to make this pickup time please make arrangements accordingly.

Thank you for your support!

Fundraiser at St. Margaret

Parents of the St Margaret community, your Catholic School Council is pleased to announce the kick off of this year’s fundraising efforts.

Beginning this Friday November 9th, all students will be sent home with a seller’s package from Dieleman Fundraising Sales.  We will be offering 2 different brochures, available both on-line and by paper, offering a selection of Holiday wrapping paper, kitchen gadgets, household items and more!

The package will include, an introduction letter, an order form, and the catalogues that we will be offering.

Students can get involved and help raise funds for St Margaret by;

  • Creating an account online
  • Sharing their catalogue with family and friends by email, text, Facebook or in person
  • Watch their orders grow, while earning points towards cool prizes.

 Watch for your sellers package to be sent home on Friday, and look for a Catholic Parent Council member in the foyer on Thursday during the parent teacher interviews, with more information about the program.

St. Margaret Catholic School Council

Fundraising Committee

November News

November 2018 News

St. Margaret of Scotland School Community,

November has come quickly. It is a time to ‘remember’ and appreciate the things we have and the people we have in our lives.

‘MOVEMBER’ is happening at the school with staff. More information will be shared.

Lifetouch Picture Retakes will take place at the school Thursday November 15th.

There is a Professional Development Day for staff on Friday November 16th – NO SCHOOL for students!

Mr. Jodie Schnarr, your Principal

St. Margaret Staff update 2018-2019:

Welcome Mrs. Goldrick our new Administrative Assistant. We thank Mrs. Ciupa for helping start our new school year.

REPORTING

Progress Reports for ALL students went home November 6th. Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences take place on Thursday November 8th from 3:30 to 8:40 p.m. Each conference is 10 minutes.

FAITH

Our next Mass is Thursday November 8th at St. Patrick’s Church. Students will be travelling by bus to the church. Thanks for signing the permission forms.

The October Umbrella skill was GRATITUDE. The November Umbrella skill we will focus on is: GRIT.

We started Veteran’s Week with our Remembrance Day celebration on Monday November 5th. We will stop to ‘REMEMBER’ on Sunday November 11th.

Remembrance Day Prayer:

Almighty and eternal God,

Hear our prayers and protect our brave troops who sacrifice themselves to protect us.

Bless our fallen soldiers and those that are still working towards peace and justice in this world.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.

Amen

All staff and students were given a poppy to wear from the Galt Royal Canadian Legion RCL#121. A donation will be made by the school as a thank you!

UMBRELLA PROJECT

The November the Umbrella Skill is GRIT!

During the month of October, we focused on the skill of GRATITUDE;

 

LIBRARY / LEARNING COMMONS

BOOK FAIR: for parents who wish to visit the Fair with their child(ren), it will be open during Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 8 from 3:20-8:20.  Last minute purchases are welcome on Friday until 12:30.

SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM

Thank you to the school and local community for your generous support of our “We Scare Hunger” food drive. This was part of the Free the Children Me to We Campaign. The non-perishable food items will stock the shelves at St. Vincent de Paul Society!

ECO / GREEN TEAM

The 2018-2019 Green Team is working hard to ensure St. Margaret School continues its legacy of Ontario Eco-Schools Certification! We have added a Green Bin composting program to the school classrooms to alleviate the food waste going to landfill. Trash less Tuesdays encouraging students and staff to bring their lunches in reusable containers and Thirsty Thursdays encouraging everyone to drink water from a reusable water bottle that can be filled at our water bottle filling stations throughout the school. We would also like to invite families to send in used batteries for our battery recycling program that is linked with Free the Children’s ME of WE campaign as each AA battery has enough zinc for 6 children in developing nations! Thank you to everyone for your support and look for new eco-friendly initiatives happening in our school each month.

 

STUDENT PARLIAMENT

Popcorn sales will be every Friday!!

 

PARKING:

Thank you for respecting our ‘Student Safety Zone’ sign at the entrance to our parking lot. I thank the staff that volunteer to be at the gates in the morning and afterschool. Also, please be extra safe while picking up on the road. Please do not block driveways, and do not let students cross the road unattended to be picked up.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE OFFICE:

The public calendar is constantly updated with important dates. Please review it regularly! Please ensure you completed all the start-up paperwork found on Cash online. Families that have not will receive a letter from the office.

SCHOOL SAFETY

Be safe when dropping off or picking up students!

All Students were trained in Bus Evacuation procedures on October 29th. We are happy to have added a second bus to our pick up and drop off route. We will have an assembly to review safety. Each Bus student will receive a letter to bring home!

 

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL

Thanks to our Council parents we offer Pizza Wednesdays!! Make sure you go to Lunch Box Orders (www.lunchboxorders.com) and click ‘order lunch’.

Our next meeting is Monday November 26th at 6:15 p.m.

Congratulations to you Catholic School Council Chair Tracy Pendergast. She participated in the WCDSB Commissioning Ceremony on Tuesday November 6th.