Halloween at St. Margaret

Halloween Dance at St. Margaret (Thursday October 31, 2019)

Dear Parents/Guardians

Halloween is just around the corner and Parliament has planned a school dance by division at scheduled times throughout the day. As part of Halloween the students will be active and will be learning some new dances. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their costume and are reminded that all costumes should be school appropriate (no weapons or masks allowed).  If students prefer only to wear black and orange colours they are permitted to do so.

Some fun things that will be available to students are as follows: Photo Booth with green screen, popcorn for sale $1.00, Jammers and water for sale $1.00, Glow bands $1.00, and Guessing chocolate jars.

We are so excited for the students to be able to partake in some dances while having fun.

It will be a Spooktacular time!

DFS Canada Fundraiser from your Catholic School Council

Hello Parents,

Just a quick  reminder that our DFS Canada Fundraiser is still running until the end of the week.

Last chance to  stock up on your Christmas supplies & accessories as well as amazing kitchen gadgets and gifts for the holiday season!

Registration is easy, just click here to visit the on-line shopping site:


Select “register” if you haven’t yet signed up, and enter 7197 as our school ID.

Once you’ve registered your child, it’s easy to invite friends and family to shop on-line for awesome gifts and support our school!

The deadline to get your orders in is

Friday November 1st, 2019

All orders will be delivered to the school during the week of December 2nd.

Happy Fundraising!


November is upon us and there is a lot going on at the school! Here are some of the activities and/or reminders in alphabetical order:


-Agendas have arrived. We appreciate your patience and understanding! The first 8 pages are our School Handbook. Please review the pages with your child (ren) and sign.

-Book Fair will be November 4 to 8, including during the Progress Report Conferences.

-Bus Evacuation Training for all students will be on November 13th at 10:20 a.m. for ALL students.

-Catholic School Council meeting will be Monday November 25th at 6:15 p.m.

-DFS School Fundraiser ends Friday November 1st. Thanks to our Catholic School council for organizing!

-Dogs are part of our drop off and pick up routine but please remember to keep them at a safe distance from students.

-ECO Team reminders: Tuesdays are ‘trash less’ so use re-usable containers. Thursdays are ‘thirsty’ so use a re-usable water container. Our goal is that both happen EVERY day!!

-Fitbit for November will be posted soon. Each month a healthy snack or recipe will be shared. Give it a try!!

-Gates are closed for drop off and pick up for student safety. Please do NOT park or drop off at the gates. Also, any cars that may be in the parking lot must remain parked until all busses leave the parking lot area!! PLEASE help us to ensure safety!

-Halloween is a fun time for our students. Please review the Halloween ‘post’ for details about costumes and treats on October 31st!

-Inclement weather is upon us. Please dress your child to be outside as much as possible. Remember supervision begins at 8:35 a.m.  Students should not be on the yard prior to this time. More information will be shared about the procedure to follow for cancellations etc.

-Just a reminder that our Hot Lunches (Pizza / Friday restaurants) are also fundraisers. Profits from the lunches support student activities and resources! Thank you for supporting the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school!

-Lockdown procedures will be practiced regularly at the school. Staff will regularly practice the drills and as a school we work together to practice in case of an emergency!

-Mass is November 14th at 10:30 in the school gym. We will be celebrating the Feast of St. Margaret. (the actual Feast day is November 16th). All are welcome.

-Notes sent from parents to allow their child (ren) to leave at lunch are given to the classroom teacher. Students are expected to sign out at the office, and back in when returning. This is a parent decision!

-Photo Retakes are Monday November 4th.

-PALS has begun for our Grades 1-3 students during afternoon recess.

-Progress Reports go home Tuesday November 5th. Parent/Student/ Teacher Conferences take place for all students on Thursday November 7th. Please complete the Conference information sent home and return to the school asap.

-PD Day is on Friday November 15th. NO SCHOOL for students!

-Umbrella skill from October skill is ‘Empathy’. The assembly is Friday November 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the gym. November skill is Growth Mindset.

-Volunteers are always welcome at the school. If you are interested, please contact the office.

-We are learning more about a ‘Walking School Bus’ for some of our students. Please review the site www.walkingschoolbus/cancer.ca for more information. We will send out more information and a brief survey.


Mr. Schnarr

Your Principal












October has certainly brought fall weather.

Thanks for your patience and support during our start up!

This month I am trying to share information alphabetically:


Agendas for students in grades 1-8 are supposed to arrive soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Bible celebration for our grade 4 students is Wednesday October 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the school.


-Our First Catholic School Council meeting was Monday September 30th. Our next meeting is Monday October 28th at 6:15 p.m. The minutes will be posted to our website soon. Our DFS Fundraiser has begun and closes on November 1st. Thanks in advance for your support!

-Colombian students in grade 8. We welcome Veronica and Raquel to our grade 8 classes.


Elections Canada will be using the gym all day on October 21st as a polling station for the Federal Election. Please help us to welcome our community members by being mindful of the parking lot that day if possible!


Father Ross is joining us on October 16th at 9:30 a.m. for our Rosary Liturgy. Parents are always welcome!


-Thanks for visiting the school and classrooms during ‘Meet the Staff’ night!


-Picture day for all students and staff is on Monday October 7th

-Parking lot safety is one of our main priorities before and after school. We encourage families needing to drive, to park along the street or past the entrance and exits. No vehicles should be moving while the busses are dropping students off.

-Popcorn sales $1 a bag on Fridays


-Supervision outside begins 15 minutes before the bell in the morning at 8:35 a.m. Students should not be on the yard prior to 8:35 a.m.

-Spirit Wear is available for students. Remember Wednesdays are Spirit Days for staff and students!


Thanksgiving Monday is a holiday. No school! We certainly ALL have lots to give thanks for!


Umbrella skill from September was ‘Be A Welcoming Friend’. October skill is ‘Empathy’.


Volunteers are appreciated. Thanks to all parents for your support on Catholic School Council, drivers, class volunteers etc.


Wednesday is Spirit Day. Staff and students show spirit by wearing spirit wear and /or school colours.


Mr. Schnarr

Your Principal

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools are OPEN on Monday, October 7, 2019

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools are OPEN on Monday, October 7, 2019

As a result of the agreement reached between the government of Ontario, the Trustees’ Associations and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), all Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools will be OPEN on Monday, October 7, 2019 – and all programs and services will continue running on their regular schedules.

Lunch Box Orders

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

With anticipation of a possible school closure starting Monday, Oct 7, Lunchbox Orders will be managing scheduled lunch deliveries on a day by day basis.

If a strike is in effect, Lunchbox Orders will be cancelling orders the day before the scheduled delivery.  A notification will be sent to you by email by 7 pm the evening before the delivery day.

If a delivery is cancelled, a credit will be placed on your Lunchbox Orders account for the cancelled order.  Credits will be applied to your next transaction at the time of check out.

If you have any questions, please contact the Lunchbox Orders Team at 1.877.426.6860 or by email at info@lunchboxorders.com.

Thank you.


Student Agendas

Our student agendas are supposed to arrive in the next week or so. Thanks for your patience and flexibility!

Our apology for the constant reminders to purchase an agenda. If you have purchased one, please disregard.

We are working to have this notification turned off!

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