Happy Fall St. Margaret! Just like the changing of the season and the weather, there are lots of changes at school, sometimes daily.

I really appreciate the patience, and trust shown towards the school and staff as this is a year like no other!

Here are is some information to keep you informed and up to date:

  1. For students new to St. Isidore beginning October 13th:

“Attention parents and students who will be joining the St Isidore Catholic Virtual School after Thanksgiving. to ensure you can join your virtual class next week, please take some time now to make sure you know your login and password and that you can access your Board email and GAFE account. St Isidore Teachers and Administrators will be contacting you through email to provide you with important information regarding your virtual class, so it is important that you can access this. Please note – invitations to your class may not come before Monday, October 12”

The next time to consider on-line learning at St. Isidore will be November 4-6.

  1. Tomorrow Wednesday October 7th, we recognize Rowan’s Law Day to help educate ourselves on ‘concussions. Staff and students are encouraged to wear purple!

 

  1. Thank you for your support of our Terry Fox Day: Way to go Scotties! Thank you so much for your support! This year we were able to raise $1885.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation, surpassing last year’s total by $700.00! It is because of your kindness and generosity that we will make a difference in cancer research!

 

  1. October 5th was World Teacher’s Day! As you know the St. Margaret staff are very caring and committed to the health, safety and education of our students. Our families are truly blessed to have such a dedicated staff!!

 

  1. Thank you for wearing orange on Wed. Sept. 30th to honor the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools. The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis arrived at school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school.  The message that Phyllis wants to pass along on Orange Shirt Day — and every day — is that every child matters!

 

  1. Students continue to practice our ‘Fire Drills’ as a class. Today we rang the bell and each class completed a practice drill. We will complete 2 more next week.

 

  1. In the following weeks the students will practice our ‘Lock Down’ procedures in case of an emergency!

 

Your proud Principal,

Mr. Schnarr