Monthly Archives: June 2023

Air Quality Update

We are having outdoor lunch recess but with no equipment and we are monitoring limited activity!

Play Day will happen this afternoon in a modified form with extra breaks and more indoor activities!

Please call the Office if you have any questions or concerns!!

Mr. Schnarr

Air Quality – Play Day Today TO BE DETERMINED

Scottie Familes:

Due to the current air quality morning recess will be indoors, and lunch outdoor recess will be decided closer to that time.

Play day will not begin in the morning. A decision will be made at approximately 11:00 a.m. based on the air quality advisories!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school!

Mr. Schnarr

Staffing for September 2023

Monday June 26th, 2023

St. Margaret SCOTTIES:

Celebrating as a Catholic Faith Community is so special!!

This week we celebrate academic achievement and our talents!

Monday June 26th Grade 8 Graduation

Tuesday June 27th Talent Show.

Tuesday June 27th Term 2 Report Cards

We will keep learning, praying, and playing together until 3:20 Thursday June 29th


We have many new families coming in September, but we also have some of our students and families moving on to new schools. Take the time to enjoy your friendships before the summer. Please contact the office if you are moving!


Our STAFF community will look different in September:

-Welcome to Mrs. Monaghan one of our Early Years teachers

-Thanks to Mrs. Bingham as she finishes her grade 1/2 position.

-Mrs. Vale will be moving to St. Kateri

-Mrs. Freitas will be moving to Our Lady of Fatima. We congratulate her on becoming a successful Vice-Principal candidate!

-Mrs. Carson is retiring!!

-Mrs. Matic will be on Maternity leave the next school year.

-Ms. Rossiter our CYW will be moving to Blessed Sacrament

-Thanks to Mrs. Brasil as she finishes her EA position.

-Thanks to Mrs. Fulton as she finishes her ECE position.

-Mrs. Crawford will start at St. Michael in September

-Mrs. Patterson will start at St. Vincent DePaul in September

Welcome NEW Staff:

Ms. Walker to Grade 6

Mr. Schuessler to Grade 7

Ms. Cabral as our ECE

Mr. Burns as our CYW

-Mrs. Kavanagh will be teaching grade 1 next year


More information will be shared before the start of the school year!

Mr. Schnarr, your proud Principal


Scottie Families:

Just a reminder that out ‘hot lunch’ program ended last week.

We will not have pizza Tuesday!

Thank you for supporting this all year. We will be ready early in September 2023 to start back up again!!

Start Up Packages for September 2023 Reminder

St. Margaret Families:

Just a reminder that Start Up Packages are due today Friday June 16th.

Please drop them off by the end of the day Monday June 19th if possible.

Call the school Office (519-622-6100) if you have any questions or concerns!

Fiddlesticks Youth Committee Dance June 23rd at St. Teresa!

I am excited to announce that the Fiddlesticks Youth Committee has been planning a summer themed Youth Dance. The dance will take place on Friday June 23th from 7:00-10:00pm in the gym at St. Teresa of Calcutta School for those in grades 6-8. If you would like to purchase a ticket, swing by Fiddlesticks Community Centre located at 71 Cowan boulevard between 3:30-5:00pm. Tickets will be $5.00 for admission; and pizza, refreshments, and snacks will be available for purchase at the dance. We coco-can-nut wait to see all of your funky Hawaiian shirts, leis, cool sunglasses, and more!

Water you waiting for?!

Ultimate Frisbee Cancelled Today

Unfortunately, with heavy rainfall throughout most of the day today, affecting field conditions, the Cambridge Schools Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will be cancelled.



St. Margaret SUPERVISION AND SAFETY reminder!

St. Margaret SUPERVISION AND SAFETY reminder!

Our Parking Lot Gates close from 8:35 – 8:50 a.m. and 3:20 -3:35 p.m. every day.

Only the approved vehicles should be moving during this time.

Only vehicles approved by the Principal should be using the parking lot area during drop off and pick up times.

Yard Supervision ONLY begins at 8:35 a.m. Students should not be on the school property prior to the supervised time.

When students arrive on the school property they should remain on the property and use the sidewalk to safely walk to the back of the school. Lately, some students arrive at school or get dropped off and then leave to visit friends or go to the Tim Horton’s Plaza.

Students riding bikes, or scooters are reminded to wear helmets and walk the bike/scooter when on the school property.

Air Quality Advisory

Scottie Families:

Due to the Air Quality we will be limiting activities outside during recess and lunch. We will continue to monitor this and if needed we will shorten outdoor time and take our breaks indoor!

Activities in the Board today have been rescheduled.

June News – at – a Glance

June 2023 News at-a-glance

Please continue to watch for Newswire reminders. Important dates are also our school calendar. Classroom teachers continue to communicate through their google classrooms.



-Cross Country for grades 4-8 was May 30th at Shades Mill

-School Track and Field meet at St. Benedict was May 19th for grades 4-8

-Regional Track Meet is Tuesday June 6th at Resurrection SS

-Junior Girl’s 3-pitch is Tuesday June 13th at Victoria Park

-Junior Boy’s 3-pitch is Tuesday June 13th at Churchill Park

-Intermediate (grades 7-8) Ultimate Frisbee is at Churchill Park Monday June 12th.


Bikes, scooters, skateboards are a mode of transportation to and from school. We encourage helmets and ask the students to walk or carry their items when on school property.



Columbia students in grade 4 learned with us in May. What a great experience!

Craft Club celebration is Tues. June 6th with ‘Play With Clay’

Canada Day (July 1st) will be celebrated Wednesday June 28th. Please wear Red and White!


Dog Safety has improved. Thanks for keeping pets a safe distance from the students during drop off and pick up.


EQAO for Grades 3 is June 5th – 8th.

EQAO for Grades 6 is June 8th – 14th.

Equipment on the yard is provided by the school. No equipment is allowed on the yard before school in the morning or after school when students are dismissed. When arriving to school in the morning students are asked to stay on the supervised blacktop.




Forest on our school yard is off-limits and ‘out of bounds’ for staff and students for safety reasons.


-Thursday June 22nd is our Year End School Mass

Fiddlesticks will be hosting JK-Grade 3 classes to the Splashpad June 23rd, 26th, 27th.


Grade 8 Graduation is Monday June 26th in the school Gym/ Learning Commons at 5:30 p.m.


Hot lunches were organized by our Catholic School Council. Gino’s pizza was every Tuesday. Fridays there was a rotation of East Side / Pita Pit / Harvey’s / Subway. Thank you, Mrs. Pendergast, Mrs. Brochu and Mrs. Goldrick!


IMPORTANT September ‘Start Up’ packages are due by June 16th.

Idea Exchange at St. Benedict will be hosting JK – grade 3 students June 16th, 20th-22nd.


June is National Indigenous Month.


Kindergarten classes visit African Lion Safari Friday June 16th.


Library Books and Resources are due Friday June 9th. Please return to the classroom or the office! The first three classes that return everything will receive a ‘frozen treat’ from Ms. Drabik.

Last day of school for 2022-2023 is Thursday June 29th. Regular dismissal is at 3:20 p.m.

Lockdown practices will happen during the month of June.


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 is available to ALL students every day in classrooms.


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!

PD Day was Friday June 2nd – No School for Students


Report Cards for Term 2 will be sent home Tuesday June 27th.


St. Benedict SS will be hosting our Grade 8 students Tuesday June

Support Staff EA’s (Educational Assistants) / CYW (Child Youth Worker) were celebrated Friday June 2nd.

Students not returning to St. Margaret for September 2023 are asked to contact the office asap to facilitate creating class lists for the new school year.


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.




Welcome to Kindergarten for NEW JK students starting Sept. 2023 evening was June 1st. A follow up visit to the school Library/ Learning Commons is Wednesday June 7th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Zones for students during Recess and Lunch breaks continue. There are 3 zones on the school yard: Primary (grade 1-3), Junior (grades 4-6), Intermediate (grades 7-8). Students in combined grade classes have a choice of either area. In addition, there are weekly scheduled times for the soccer fields, baseball field and basketball areas.

Mr. J. Schnarr


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