Monthly Archives: November 2022

Remembrance Day Poppy Donations Welcomed

Hello Parents and Students,

As you know, Friday November 11th is our Remembrance Day Celebration.

As well, donations for poppies are available on “Cash-On Line”.

Any donations are welcomed and proceeds go to our Veterans (Cambridge Legion)

and will be very much appreciated. 

Thank you for remembering our Veterans on Friday, November 11th. 



St. Margaret School

November / December 2022 New At A Glance

Please continue to watch for Newswire reminders. We will add important dates to our school calendar and keep it up to date. Classroom teachers continue to communicate through their google classrooms.

I will continue my ‘alphabet’ style review each month:


Athletics are fully up and running for our grade 4 – 8 students. Stay tuned for updates.


Bus Evacuation training for all JK-8 students was on November 1st. All students have also completed video information sessions.

Bully Awareness Week is November 21 -26. We will focus on our procedures and the positive things we do each day!


Catholic School Council meeting will be November 28th at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Conference Room.

Christmas is not that far away. Our last school day in 2022 is December 23rd. We return to school January 9th, 2022


Dogs on the yard. We realize dogs are part of some families, but we also have students who may be afraid. Thank you for arranging a spot away from the pick-up area at the side of the school.


Flags were flown at half-mast Tuesday November 8th to respect Indigenous Veterans Day.

Our Forest is off-limits and ‘out of bounds’ for staff and students for safety reasons.


-St. Margaret Feast Day is November 16th Father Joe our St. Patrick Church priest, will be joining us for a school mass in the gym.

-November 21st, we will be hosting the Pilgrim Statue of our Lady of the Cape – Patroness of Canada.

Grades 4-8 classes will watch a movie ‘Bridge of Roses’. All students will create petitions and pray the Rosary together. Check out the church bulletin for more information for families to participate.

-Thank you for your support of the Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of St Vincent DePaul (St. Patrick Parish)

-Thank you for your donations of extra Halloween candy to St. Patrick Parish.


Hot lunches are organized by our Catholic School Council. Stay tuned, we are almost ready to start!


Inclement Weather protocols are being reviewed. At this time a bell will ring at 8:35 p.m. when our supervision starts. Students will enter at the gym ramp and stay in the gym, supervised until the bell rings at 8:50 a.m.


No Peanut butter or other substitutes like soya etc. If it looks and smells like Peanut butter it will be treated as peanut butter.

Nutrition for Learning will be available to all our students beginning Monday November 14th.


Progress Reports will be sent home November 21st. Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews will be held November 24th after school.

Parking Lot Safety! Our parking lot is ONLY for staff, approved transportation vehicles and parents contacting the Office for a specific need. We now have 2 busses, so there is a longer time for approved vehicles to remain parked before leaving the lot. PLEASE find drop off and parking areas safely in the community!

Professional Development Day is November 18th – No School for students!


Remembrance Day is Friday November 11th. Ms. Cater will be leading our activities beginning at 10:30 a.m. November 11th. All students will receive poppies!


Spirt Wear will be delivered soon.


Trips with families are common. Please contact the school Office if the student (s) will be away for any period. Please continue to contact the classroom teacher for absences and copy the office to ensure safety.


UMBRELLA ‘SKILLS’ are introduced each month. October focused on showing Gratitude. Each class celebrated a student that went demonstrated the skill. November, we focus on MINDFULNESS


Volunteers will be welcomed back into the school this year. Stay tuned for the opportunities we offer!

Veterans will receive a Thank You card from St. Margaret for their service through the Cambridge Legion.


Winter is almost here. Thank you for sending your children prepared to play outside at recess, lunch, and class activities. If you need any support, please contact the school Office.


Mr. J. Schnarr


WCDSB Schools to Re-open on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

As a result of this morning’s announcement by the Premier that the Ontario government will rescind Bill 28 and will return to collective bargaining with the Canadian Public Sector Employees Union – Ontario — (CUPE), education workers represented by CUPE have agreed to pause their job action and return to schools effective tomorrow – Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

This means all WCDSB schools (including St. Louis) will be open on November 8 for a regular day of classes.

All school transportation will be running as regularly scheduled.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be running on their regular schedules.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we transitioned into remote learning.

We pray that both sides will quickly reach a fair and just collective agreement that serves the interests of all.

Chromebooks are needed to be available for classes. Please return the chromebook, charger and instructions with your child. 

School Monday November 7th and Chromebook Pick Up

Scottie Community:

Schools remain closed Monday and until further notice.

Virtual synchronous learning begins Monday following the regular bell times. Regular attendance will be taken so make sure the students check in with the teacher in the morning and afternoon. Classroom teachers will give more information to the students.

Chromebooks will be available for those families that completed the online form (by the end of Friday) beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday Morning. Please come to the Office for pick up.

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Mr. Schnarr

Mr. Schnarr

Chromebook Pick-up

Good Morning Scottie Families,

If you completed the online form for a chromebook (s), it is available to be picked up asap from 8 – 10 a.m. this morning.

If you are unable to come this morning please send me an email and we can arrange the time for Monday.

Mr. Schnarr

Chrome Book Distribution

Scottie Families:

Ms. Drabik continues to prepare chrome books for students during the potential CUPE negotiations and school closure. All requests were to be completed using the link provided in our Newswire. One form must be completed for each child! Students will be bringing the Chromebook home today.

Due to the volume of requests, and the timing today some students may not receive the Chromebook. In that case you will be contacted by Mr. Schnarr for you to pick up on Friday or Monday.

If the student is ill today chrome books can be picked up at the office today up until 4:00 p.m.

Please call the Office or Contact Mr. Schnarr at  if an alternate arrangement needs to be made.

Please continue to watch for announcements from the WCDSB and the school Newswire!

Halloween follow up and Candy Drive

What a fun and ‘spirit filled’ Halloween day!

Click the link to see the amazing pumpkins: St. Margaret Pumpkins 2022


Also, St. Patrick Church is collecting Halloween Candy. This was in the church bulletin Sunday:

‘Did you know that starving children are often unable to eat and that sucking on a candy can stimulate their appetite? If you have any leftover Halloween candy this year, kindly drop it off at the church by November 6. The Catholic Women’s League will be donating to CFFC (Canadian Food For Children)”

You are welcome to send any candy donations to the school Office and I will be happy to drop it off at the church this Sunday on behalf of St. Margaret!

Mr. Schnarr


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