October 2017 News and Updates
A HUGE thank you School Council for our amazing Mascot! Our students were beyond excited when our new friend came out during our September Student of the Month assembly. Our Student Parliament will be leading a competition to “Name our Mascot”. Stay tuned….
“We Scare Hunger” Food Drive: St. Margaret School will be “scaring away hunger” and helping St. Patrick’s St. Vincent de Paul Society restock shelves from Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for details!
EQAO Results: Our EQAO Results are in:
St. Margaret’s reading scores are improving each year. Our writing scores are also on the rise. While our Numeracy scores are up, they still remain a concern. This trend is found throughout the province, in most boards and schools. In order to help our students, our School Improvement Plan will highlight numeracy as a key focus and urgent need. As we continue to work on numeracy in the school, we are hoping that you can also help us! By working together, we can give our students the mathematical reinforcement and knowledge necessary for success. Here are some suggestions that you may find helpful in supporting your child’s learning at home:
- Include your child in everyday activities with a number of steps
- Play games and do puzzles that incolce number, geometric and measurement patterns and relationships
- Solve problems with your child and talk about the different ways each can be solved
- Let your child know that you think mathematics is important!
Safe Arrival and Bus Safety: A reminder to please phone in your child’s absence of lateness. You can leave a message 24 hours a day. Also, just a reminder that our gates are closed from 8:35-8:50 and again from 3:20-3:35 to ensure student safety.
Halloween and School Safety: Halloween is fast approaching and is a FUN and memorable time of year for families and our students. Please check with your child’s teacher before sending any Halloween treats to school. We also ask that you be extra careful in checking labels and avoid sending any Halloween treats to school that contain peanuts or nut products. These items can be enjoyed at home. As well, for safety, please refrain from sending in any baked goods (i.e. cupcakes, cookies, etc.) for your child’s classroom at any time in the school year. Thanks for understanding the need for this safety measure!