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Catholic School Council REMINDER of date change

We are so please to see such a great response to parents wanting to be part of this year’s Catholic School Council. The first meeting will take place on Monday September 30th at 6:15 p.m. in the school Literacy Room. An earlier communication stated the first meeting was on September 23rd.


Terry Fox Run (Walk) at St. Margaret

September 2019

Dear Families,

On Thursday September 26, 2019 students in Kindergarten to Grade Eight will be taking part in the Terry Fox National School Walk Day (rain date Fri. Sept. 27).

St. Margaret School is proud to play an important role in keeping the legacy of Terry Fox going.  Students will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the heroic efforts of Terry as well as donate much-needed funds for cancer research.  Through our participation in the Terry Fox School Walk, we hope to encourage leadership in our students and create positive agents of change in our wonderful school community.

Our school Terry Fox challenge is for all students to bring in one ‘Toonie for Terry” to assist us in reaching our school goal of $700.00. Toonies can be brought in up to and including our run date of September 27th. If families prefer to make a larger donation, donations can be made directly on line. Simply go to:

The site is secure and receipts are sent to your email address. All monies raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation and 82 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research!

Our walk will kick off with a pep-rally in the gym shortly following morning announcements (approximately 9:00 am). Family members are welcome to join us. Please let your child’s teacher know ahead of time if you plan on coming.

On our walk day all students are encouraged to wear red and white to show support for our Canadian hero.

We hope you will join us as our school community bands together in the fight against cancer. Thank you in advance for your support!


The St. Margaret Staff

Catholic School Council

What a great ‘Meet the Staff’ evening!!

Thank you to our Council members and all volunteers for making it a success. A special thanks to the students from St. Benedict that came to help set up.

It was great to see so many families make the evening a priority.

Here is our start-up letter outlining the Hot Lunch program for this year. We will have hot lunches on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Wednesday September 25!!

Lunch Box

Welcome Back Message

St. Margaret Community

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

We wish our Grade 8 Graduates all the best as they begin their Secondary School experience. We welcome our many new families and know they will be supported by our amazing community. Throughout September we will focus on relationship building and getting to know each other.

Thank you for patience as we worked through our first ‘sneak peek’. We will pass out the student agendas when they arrive.

We welcome Father Ross Campbell to our school community on September 10th during our opening school mass. We look forward to his presence in the school this year.

We said good bye and good luck to: Ms. Kasunic, Ms. Connolly, Mrs. Nicholson, Mrs. Mouta, Mrs. Milito (Maternity Leave), Mrs. Mendes, Mrs. Gracie, Mr. Glofcheski, Mr. VanTrigt.

We welcome NEW staff: Mrs. Kavanaugh (Gr. ¾), Mr. Ma (Gr. 4/5), Ms. Wegierak (Gr. 7), Mrs. Matic (Spec. Ed.), Mrs. Bolland (EA), Mrs. Bradley (EA), Ms. Beha (Planning Time), Mrs. Greenwood (CYW), Mrs. McCourt (ESL), Mrs. Grosz (Social Worker).  New Itinerant Staff will also be working with our students in Health and the Arts.

Remember our main communication from the office will come through Newswire. The calendar will be updated on an on-going basis to keep you posted on upcoming events.

Our Catholic School Council has worked tirelessly to organize our ‘MEET THE STAFF’ evening Wednesday September 11th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Staff will be in classrooms from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. to say hi, and let the students share their new classroom. Please remember this is a social time to ‘meet and greet’. If you have questions or concerns about your children, please contact the school at a different time! Our first official Council meeting is Monday September 23rd. Stay tuned for the upcoming events and activities that are provided for the students and school!

This is year 2 of our Umbrella Project. Each month the theme will guide some school and class activities. An assembly at the end of the month will help us celebrate the goals of the month related to the skill.            September Umbrella Skill – BE A WELCOMING FRIEND

– No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

– A smile is the universal welcome.

– Choose to shine.

– Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.

– If you must choose something, choose to be kind.

– Be kind whenever possible.

– Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.


Please continue to pray for our families that need support!

I look forward to working together as a St. Margaret TEAM!

Mr. J. Schnarr


First Day Tuesday September 3rd

Welcome Back to a new and exciting school year!

On September 3rd supervision begins on the blacktop at 8:35 a.m. Teachers will be on the yard with their class lists. Students can find their teacher or a staff for help to check in. Parents are welcome on the yard with their children for the first day.

When the bell rings parents are asked to say good bye and teachers will direct the students into the school.

Parents are asked to respect the safety of our students and the importance of attendance the first day. If there are questions or concerns for a staff or the office, parents are asked to call back to the school at a later time.

Enjoy your final days of the summer break!

Welcome Back ‘Sneak Peak’

Our ‘Sneak Peak’ continues today, Thursday August 29th from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The office will be closed from 1-2:00 p.m.

Our grade 1-8 student agendas are on back order and we will give them to the students when they arrive. Thanks for your understanding. Please still pay for them on-line or when you visit!

We look forward to an awesome school year!


Sneak Peak Aug. 28th and 29th

Parents and Guardians:

Just a reminder our ‘Sneak Peak’ at St. Margaret is Wednesday August 28th from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday August 29th from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

You will pick up your student agenda, verify the ‘Student Information’ forms, and find out the teacher for this school year.

Grades 1-8 remember to purchase your agenda online or pay cash during your visit!

Welcome back from your St. Margaret Staff!


Last Day of School is Friday June 28th

St. Margaret families:

Just a reminder that students will be dismissed for the summer on Friday June 28th at regular time 3:20 p.m.

If students will be late or absent please make sure you call the office!


Have a safe, happy and fun-filled summer!

Grade 9 in September?

Are you  entering grade 9 in September?

 Do you want to earn a full credit before high school even starts?  St. Benedict’s  Bridge to Success course  is running again this July and  is all about making your transition to high school easier!  It includes literacy, numeracy, well-being (spiritual, physical, emotional/mental), life skills, amazing guest speakers, fun excursions and more!