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May Update

A Blessing and Prayer to all Mothers

Loving God, we thank you for the love of the mothers you have given us, whose love is so precious that it can never be measured, whose patience seems to have no end. May we see your loving hand behind them and guiding them. We pray for those mothers who fear they will run out of love or time, or patience. We ask you to bless them with your own special love. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our brother. Amen

Catholic Education Week:  We have a lot of events going on next week to celebrate Catholic Education Week! Please see the schedule below:

Monday, May 7: Grade 3 and Grade 3/4 at Shades Mill Conservation Area

Tuesday, May 8: Grade 7 and 8 Gauss Math Competition

Tuesday, May 8: Chris D’Souza Presents to students about Human Rights, Respect and Inclusion using Gospel Values; Jk-Grade 5: 9:30-10:00, Grade 6-8: 10:30-11:30

Tuesday, May 8: Folk Dance Festival at Preston Arena at 7:00

Wednesday, May 9: Student of the Month Assembly at 9:20

Wednesday, May 9: Open House in the afternoon

Wednesday, May 9: 6:00-7:00: Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 9: 7:00-8:30: Family Math Night

Thursday, May 10: School Council Mass at St. Benedict’s at 7:00

Friday, May 11: Grade 2 Communion Rehearsal

Congratulations to our Grade 2’s:  Congratulations to our Grade 2’s who made the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, April 21. Continued prayers as they prepare for their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00.

Safety Drills: Lockdown, Fire Drills, Tornado Drills:  We have already had 3 great fire drills and during this month,  we will continue to practice our fire drills now that the warm weather has arrived. We will also do another Lockdown drill and a Tornado drill. If you happen to be visiting during these drills, we would ask that you follow the same procedures as the students and staff. Thanks!

EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments: Annually, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assess Ontario’s Grade 3 and Grade 6 students in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The assessment period for our Grade 6 students will take place between Tuesday, May 22-Thursday, May 24. The Grade 3 students will write from Monday, May 28-Wednesday, May 30. We ask for your cooperation in NOT making any appointments for your child during this time so they do not miss any testing periods.

Are You Moving?Each Spring, we begin the preliminary planning of the school organization for next September and need to know enrollment estimates for the upcoming school year. Please advise Mrs. Trouten at the school office as soon as possible if your child(ren) will NOT be returning to St. Margaret for the 2018-2019 school year. Whether you are moving or your child(ren) are changing schools, advance notification enables us to effectively plan for the upcoming year. 

Family Math Night: Family Math Night is on May 9 from 7:00-8:30 in our gym. Come by for some fun activities, valuable resources, amazing door prizes and MORE! 

School Council Bake SaleSt. Margaret School Council is pleased to host our annual fundraiser event! This year, we will be having a Bake Sale on Thursday, May 17. Stay tuned for a flyer coming home asking for donations and volunteers. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!We are in need for more volunteers to help us out with our BINGO fundraising. If you are able to volunteer some time or would like more information, please contact the school.