Monthly Archives: February 2020

Grad and Sibling Photos postponed

Unfortunately due to the Bus Cancellation, our Grad/ Sibling photos are cancelled and WILL be rescheduled for after the March Break. Thank you for your understanding!!

Regularly scheduled Hot Lunch will be delivered!!

Friday Reminders

Friday February 28th in the AM Lifetouch will be taking Grade 8 Grad Photos and Sibling Photos.

Due to the photo day, our Spirit Day : wacky hair / backwards  / inside out will be rescheduled!!

FITGO 2020 CORRECTION

Due to the current Job Action our FITGO challenge scheduled from March 2 to 6 will be postponed until further notice!!

 

Mr. Schnarr                           Mrs. Dow / Mrs. Kavanagh                   Mrs. Vandepol

Principal                                Teachers                                                     Public Health

Pink Shirt Day Wednesday February 26th

This year, St. Margaret School will once again participate in Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

It is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show they are against bullying.

The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.”

In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.

They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behaviour was not OK.

They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.

By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.

 

Bullying is when someone deliberately tries to hurt someone else they think is weaker than they are. In many cases, bullying is repeated over and over and can cause a lot of pain that lasts a long time. It can even lead to things like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Bullying happens in many ways, but some common forms of bullying are verbal (teasing, name-calling), physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, breaking someone’s toys or favourite things) or social (leaving someone out, spreading rumours).

Cyberbullying is using social media or other technology like texting to threaten, embarrass or even damage a person’s reputation.

Shrove Tuesday – February 25th

 

Shrove Tuesday reminders for tomorrow:

 

-Please send in reusable plates forks and knives with your child.

 

-Griddles can be dropped off at the office today. Please label them.

 

-Volunteers will arrive at 8:00 tomorrow to begin preparations. Pancakes will be served beginning at 9:00 a.m.

 

-We will be providing Gluten Free pancakes. Please send a reminder if your child will need this option!

 

 

Our Ash Wednesday celebration / distribution of Ashes will be Wednesday February 25th at 10:30 a.m. in the gym. All are welcome!

February 24 to 28 REMINDERS from St. Margaret

Monday February 24th – Job Action: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

Tuesday February 25th – 7:00 p.m. First Holy Communion Parent meeting at St. Patrick parish

Thursday February 27th – 6-7:00 p.m. Grade 8 Parent Mount Mary meeting in the School Learning Commons

Friday February 28th – AM LifeTouch Grade 8 Grad / Sibling Photos

Shrove Tuesday February 25th

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Staff and students at St. Margaret school will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (February 25th) with pancakes and syrup as a special treat before the beginning of Lent

On Tuesday February 25th, volunteers will begin cooking pancakes at approximately 8:00 am.  After morning announcements pancakes and syrup will begin to be delivered to classrooms.

In keeping with our Environmentally friendly efforts, please send students with a reusable plate, fork and knife to enjoy their pancakes.  They will be rinsed and sent home that day with your student.

Also feel free to pack any tasty and nutritious toppings to dress up the pancakes, such as fresh blueberries strawberries or bananas!

If you are interested in helping with Pancake Day, we would love your support.  We are looking for a total of 10-12 Volunteers in order to make this event a success.  As well, we are in need of electric Griddles to cook on.  If you could lend your time and/or griddle or other supplies, we would greatly appreciate it.

Please click the link below and fill out the information in the areas you can help with, or contact Stefanie Perri – stef.perri@hotmail.com

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qhhlrO9h-9jB_Y7KtBgUbSqW_CL5wQESXLc_KcHxSI8/edit?usp=sharing

Cookies $.50 Wednesday and Thursday

Thanks for your support of our Valentine’s Cookie Grams!!

We still have some left so we will be selling them at 2 for $1.00 or $.50 each, Wednesday and Thursday before recess and lunch.

First come first served…cash only please!!