March 2023

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


Athletics are back:

-Boy’s Intermediate Basketball Tournament February 28th postponed due to Inclement Weather. It is rescheduled for Tuesday March 21st

-Girl’s Intermediate Volleyball Tournament March 7th


St. Benedict will be hosting ‘Social Media and On-Line Safety’ for parents with Paul Davis May 4th at 6:00 p.m. during Catholic Education Week.


Catholic School Council meeting will be April 3rd at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Conference Room. Members and minutes are posted on our school website.


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

Director of Education Mr. Dowling visited classrooms Friday March 3rd.


Early Years / Kindergarten Registration for September 2023 was February 27th and 28th. We are excited to welcome new families to our St. Margaret Community.


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


-Grade 2 and 7 St. Patrick sacramental forms were due Friday March 3rd for those students receiving the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

-Grade 2 First Reconciliation at St. Patrick March 21st at 6:30 p.m.


Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat in Ancaster is from March 8th – 10th.


Hot lunches are organized by our Catholic School Council. Gino’s pizza is every Tuesday. Fridays there is a rotation of East Side / Pita Pit / Harvey’s / Subway


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. Bus students receive a message when busses are late or cancelled through STWR.

When busses are cancelled and school is open, parents of walkers MUST call the Office if the children will not be attending. Bus parents DO NOT need to call in.


Little Mermaid School Play is Wednesday April 26th at 7:30 p.m. / Thursday April 27th

Students from grades 4 to 8 are participating under the Direction of Mrs. Cater and practice regularly. A newswire asking for volunteers was posted. More information will be shared soon.


March Break is from March 13th to 17th.


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 – No School for students on Friday March 31st


Resiliency was our UMBRELLA Skill during February.


Students in Grade 5 Mrs. Freitas’ class experienced the ‘Tiny Home Takeout’ experience in Kitchener to support the homeless.


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.




Volunteers will be welcomed back into the school this year. Stay tuned for the opportunities we offer! Thanks to the many parents that made Shrove/Pancake Tuesday an amazing start to our Lenten Journey!


Winter is 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.


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