Yearly Archives: 2023

Sheltering Hearts: A Home for Everyone / Tiny Home Fundraiser

From November 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023, all schools within the Waterloo Catholic District
are invited to raise funds to help battle homelessness in the region, as part of our Sheltering
Hearts: A Home for Everyone fundraiser. Tiny homes have been placed on each of our
secondary school properties, giving students the opportunity to visualize the cause that they are
raising money for.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to A Better Tent City (Kitchener-Waterloo) and The
Bridges (Cambridge). Donations are made easy through a QR code, which will be placed
directly on the tiny homes. The poster (in the link below) will also feature the QR code.
Those interested in donating will scan the QR code and be taken directly to SchoolCash Online, here
they can select which of the two organizations they wish to donate to and can request a tax
receipt for donations over $50.00.
Aside from working to provide shelter for underhoused members of our communities, these
fundraising efforts will also align with our Catholic Social Teachings, which speak to charitable
giving and help foster a society that reflects the principles of justice, compassion, and love for
all, particularly the least fortunate among us.

St Margaret Catholic School Council meets TONIGHT

We are please to have our first formal Catholic School Council meeting tonight at 6:15 p.m. in the school Conference Room.

We will establish our executive roles and pick future meeting dates.

Thank you to our previous Council members for all they have done to help us start the 2023-2024 school year!

More information will be shared via Newswire after the meeting!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Winners!

Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest. The classes worked extremely hard preparing their class pumpkins for the contest. They look forward to this event every year! We thank all the students for their participation in making this a huge success! The winners will be receiving prizes on Monday from Student Leadership. The Principal Award goes to Mrs. Milito’s Grade 5 class they will receive pizza for their whole entire class on Monday as well!

Way to go Scotties!




St. Margaret Catholic School Council Meeting

St. Margaret Families. What a great start to this school year!

It is time to start our Catholic School Council ‘formal’ meetings. Our first meeting is Monday November 6th in the school’s Conference Room beginning at 6:15 p.m.

At this meeting the formal roles will be established and future meeting dates will be confirmed.

I would like to thank last years Council members for supporting our start up activities!

Mr. Schnarr

POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS in support of our Grade 8 students!


Grade 8 Mount Mary Christmas Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettia flowers bring great joy at Christmas time and they are a wonderful way to decorate for the holiday season!  The St. Margaret Grade Eight students are selling them this year to help reduce the cost of their Mount Mary retreat.  

Poinsettias are available in four different sizes and three different colours.  The sizes are measured by the pot diameter (4.5” & 6” & 8” & 10”) and all sizes are available in the three colours: RED, WHITE, and PINK.  Each comes packaged in a decorative potcover and is sleeved for protection.  

Order on School CashOnline anytime from now until Friday November 17th, 2023.  Pick up will take place in the St. Margaret’s school library from 3:30-6:30 on Monday December 11th!

4.5” $10
6” $15
8” $25
10” $30


St. Margaret Hot Lunch UPDATE October 27th

Starting November 1st we have new vendors.

Remember to order through Lunch Box on School Cash Online. If you have not created an

account we have provided you the link to set up your account.

Every Tuesday is pizza – alternating between Gino’s & Domino’s

Fridays are as follows following this rotation:

Harvey’s, Fresh Burrito, Subway, Nook (Nook menu pending)


Prayers for the Nguyen Family

The St. Margaret community mourns the loss of one of our parents Chau Van Nguyen, father of Emma Nguyen (grade 5), Colbie Nguyen (Grade 3), Jasmine Nguyen (Grade 1) and husband of Tuyen Pham. Chau lost a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Please keep the Nguyen family in your prayers!

Halloween at St. Margaret

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The St. Margaret School community is very excited for Halloween. This celebration is fast approaching, so 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 Tuesday October 31st. Each class from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will have a time slot to participate in the gym. 

Tuesday 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. We have many anaphylactic students. 
  • 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

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