We are so happy to be back in a safe environment together!
We will add important dates to our school calendar and keep it up to date. Classroom teachers continue to communicate through their google classrooms.
I will continue my ‘alphabet’ style review each month:
Athletics are fully up and running for our grade 4 – 8 students. Congratulations to our Junior Soccer boys’ and girls’ team for winning second place at the tournament at Riverside Park, September 19th. Baseball / 3-pitch tournaments for our Intermediate students were rescheduled for Wednesday September 28th.
Bus delays and cancellations have interrupted our start up for bus families. Thank you for your understanding as we work through a ‘system-wide’ problem!
CCAT results for grade 4 from last year and CAT-4 results for Grade 7 from last year were sent home. Copies are also kept in each student’s OSR (Ontario Student Record) file.
Catholic School Council start up meeting is being planned. Also, in the works is a meet the teacher evening October 6th.
Dogs on the yard. We realize dogs are part of some families, but we also have students who may be afraid. Ideally, we would appreciate if you do bring your dog, please arrange a spot away from the pick-up area at the side of the school.
ECO Team is preparing some activities. Stay tuned.
Our Forest is off-limits and ‘out of bounds’ for staff and students for safety reasons.
Fire Drills are practiced each term. We have completed 3 Fire Drills practices.
-we celebrated our opening Liturgy Friday September 16th. Mrs. Freitas’ and Mrs. Milito’s class led our first gathering as a school community.
-Father Joe our St. Patrick Church priest, has provided the dates for upcoming masses and sacraments. They will be posted on the school calendar and more information will be sent home.
-Food Drive in support of St Vincent DePaul (St. Patrick Parish) will run from Monday September 26th to Thursday October 6th.
Hot lunches are organized by our Catholic School Council. Stay tuned Pizza and Friday Hot lunches are coming soon!
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.
Meet the teacher will be Thursday October 6th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Students are invited to share their classroom and introduce their new teacher.
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 will be available to all our students in the near future. Stay tuned!
Our NEW Director Mr. Tyrone Dowling visited the school on September 22nd.
Orange Shirt Day is on Friday September 30th. Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange as a community in the spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters!
Picture Day is Tuesday September 27th. We will be using a new company Pegasus this year! There will be a retake day for any students absent.
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!
Professional Development Day is October 24th – No School for students!
Rowan’s Law Day is September 28th. Concussions are very serious!
Miss Rubenstein our NEW CYW (Youth Care Worker) supports students and teachers. If you require support, please contact the classroom teacher or Miss Weltman our NEW Special Education teacher for more information. Mrs. Grosz is still our Social Worker supporting students and staff!
Spirt Wear is coming soon. Watch for an order form coming soon. Remember that EVERY Wednesday is a school spirit day to wear ‘Scotties’ gear or school colours black and green!
Student Verification Forms were due Friday September 16th.
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.
Terry Fox Walk was September 29th. Thank you so much for another successful Terry Fox Walk. Together we raised the most money in St. Margaret history! We surpassed our goal of $2500 and raised $2680! Plus, it’s not too late to still donate! Donations will be accepted until the end of the month! Together we can accomplish so much!
Go Scotties Go!
Volunteers will be welcomed back into the school this year. Stay tuned for the opportunities we offer!
Welcome back to a NEW school year learning in-person, praying and playing together!!
Mr. J. Schnarr