Monthly Archives: October 2022

Potential CUPE Strike Action Information Update

St. Margaret Families:

As you may be aware, contract negotiations between the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Ontario (CUPE) and the Ontario government have yet to produce an agreement.

While we encourage both sides to come to a fair agreement, we do understand that the breakdown in talks could lead to a strike by CUPE as early as Friday, November 4.

As a result, the school board is currently planning for a switch to remote learning for our students, should that become necessary.

We are currently identifying students who do not have home access to the necessary technology and would therefore require a device provided by the school.

Please complete this quick survey ( to help us prepare for distribution of devices to families who require this assistance ONLY if you need a chromebook for your child! Please complete this form by as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to ensure our students have the resources they need to continue learning during this uncertain time.

Grade 8 Poinsettia Fundraiser

Our Grade 8 students are excited to return to Mount Mary for their WCDSB spiritual retreat.

They are happy to offer this fundraiser to help support the cost of the trip.

Please click the link below for more information:

Poinsettia Fundraiser (1)

Thanks for your support!

Grade 8 Staff

Halloween at St. Margaret

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The St. Margaret School community is very excited to return to ‘normal’ celebrations for special occasions. With Halloween fast approaching, please review the following information about upcoming events.

Our awesome grade 7/8 student leaders will be helping to organize a fun week leading up to Halloween. This will include colouring contests, candy guessing games, and pumpkin carving/decorating contests!

There will be a Halloween Dance on Monday October 31st. Each class from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will have a timeslot to participate in the gym. 

Monday October 31st – Wear your Halloween Costumes or Orange and Black!

*Remember that full face masks, weapons and gory costumes or makeup are not allowed. Please also avoid wearing costumes that mimic or insult the cultures of others. Please use your discretion regarding whether your child will need a change of clothes if they do not want to wear their costume for the full day.

On the day of Halloween, students may wish to bring treats for their classmates. Please note the following:

  • Treats must be peanut and nut free
  • Treats should be prepackaged, store-bought items or INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED treats.
  • Students will be allowed to distribute their treats at the end of the day and they will be sent home (rather than eaten in class.)
  • If you are sending treats, please ensure that there will be enough for each student in your child’s class.

We are looking forward to a Spooktacular Halloween season!

Thank you,

Staff of St. Margaret School

Catholic School Council Tonight

St. Margaret Families:

Tonight is our first Catholic School Council meeting of this school year. The meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Conference Room.

This first meeting will be to welcome and establish formal roles, and set goals for this year.

All are welcome to attend.


St Margaret News

Just a few reminders:

  • Thank you so much for your generosity sending Food Items for St. Vincent DePaul for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. We sent over 1100 items to serve our community!
  • Grades 1-8 will be travelling by bus Friday October 14th by bus to St. Patrick Church for our first mass. Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • Socktober is here:

This is a yearly fundraiser at St. Marget School . Students donate NEW, ADULT socks to help keep the homeless in our community warm!

All socks are donated to the BRIDGES SHELTER in Cambridge from October 12th – October 28th


Meet The Teacher This Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Our Catholic School Council has supported the school in welcoming parents/guardians to visit classrooms and meet the teacher.

We have several NEW staff to introduce to families, and returning staff eager to welcome you to this school year together!

Please enter through the front doors between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Families will be greeted by our Catholic School Council Chairs. Each family will receive a welcome back brochure.

Food donations can be added to our food drive display before going to the classrooms. Check out some of the items purchased from our fundraising efforts.

Thank you in advance for coming to visit. Council will be planning a year end BBQ to celebrate our return to face to face learning!

See you Thursday!

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