Monthly Archives: March 2019

Volunteer Appreciation

We are so thankful for ALL of our Volunteers!


In appreciation of volunteer support at St. Margaret,

we extend this invitation for all volunteers to attend a

Volunteer Social

What: Light Lunch

When: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Drop in from 11:35 a.m. -12:35 p.m.

Where: St. Margaret School Library

If you were a regular volunteer please RSVP by Wednesday, April 3rd , 2019 

to (519) 622-6100 or Email to

Individual invitations are being sent out as well.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.         ~ Mark Nolan

Parent and Guardian evening opportunities

If you missed our Umbrella Project Parent night, consider attending Tuesday April 2nd, at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School. See the flyer for the details:

St. Joseph Parent Engagement_ Umbrella Project


St. Benedict is hosting Navigating the Teens Years and it is open to any parent of students in Gr 7/8. The topics include supporting your child with anxiety, what you may need to know about cannabis and technology/social media use. They are going to have a number of community agencies there to answer any questions and share resources with parents as well.

Parents do not need to register.  See the flyer for more information:

Parent Night Flyer

WCDSB School Climate Survey

All parents and guardians of St. Margaret Catholic School to complete the School Climate Survey.

The purpose of the climate survey is to find out about bullying/harassment, including discrimination, sexual harassment, and homophobia, amongst students at school.

The information will be used by the principal and staff to help promote an environment of respect, safety, and belonging for all students.  Your answers are confidential. We are interested in what you and other school members have to say.

If you have any questions/comments, please contact the WCDSB Research Coordinator at

You can access and complete the School Climate Survey by clicking the link below.




Jodie Schnarr


WCDSB Budget 2019 2020

Parents and Guardians:

Please consider completing the WCDSB 2019-2020 budget survey.  The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The Board values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets are aligned according to the Board, school and stakeholder needs.

The survey will be open until March 27th, 2019.  The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Board’s Budget Advisory Committee.


Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.



ECO FAIR Tuesday April 16

Dear St. Margaret Families,

On behalf of the Green Team, we would like to invite all students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 interested in participating in a joint ECO Fair (Environmental Science Fair) with Clemens Mill PS to be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at St. Margaret School.


Why participate in ECO Fair 2019?

*To bring together two neighbouring schools in an outward show of friendship and community

*To build partnerships with wider connections in the neighbourhood and the Greater Waterloo Region community

*To showcase student learning and ideas while building their creativity, research and communication skills

*To increase awareness of environmental and social justice issues in our community and beyond

Students will be asked to research ANYTHING related to the earth and to communicate their learning at the ECO Fair by setting up a presentation space on a table – think ‘traditional science fair idea’. The ECO Fair will not be judged, however, there will be community leaders and industry professionals circulating to offer feedback to students. Once students and families have committed to participation, further information will be given out in the form of an ECO Fair Handbook.

If you think you might be interested in participating in this exciting venture:

The first step is to decide whether you will work as an individual, with a partner, in a small group, or as a family.

Second, think about the subject area you are interested in researching.

Finally, fill out the registration form and return the form to Mrs. Sullivan or Mrs, Camacho by Tuesday, March 19, 2019.


Thank you! We look forward to seeing some amazing investigations,

The St. Margaret Green Team

World Down Syndrome Day March 21

Our Student Parliament is inviting all staff and students to support World Down Syndrome Day Thursday March 21st by wearing ‘mix and match / funky socks’. See the WCDSB flyer below!

Staycation/Hawaiian/Beach Day Friday March 8th

Students are encouraged to celebrate the upcoming March Break by wearing ‘Beach Attire’ on Friday March 8th.

Please remember to wear school appropriate clothing.

Students will still be expected to go outside for recess and lunch breaks with their winter clothing.


St. Margaret Student Parliament





Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday this week

In celebration of Shrove Tuesday on March 5th, Catholic School Council and parent volunteers will be serving pancakes. Reminder to students to please bring the items they need.

Our Ash Wednesday Celebration (Wed. March 6th) is at 10:30 a.m. in the gym. Ashes will be distributed to all students and staff as we begin our Lenten Journey together as a faith community. Parents/guardians are welcome to join our celebration.