Email to families on October 12, 2023

Email to families on October 12, 2023

Happy Thursday St. Margaret Mary Community,


Orders for school hoodies ($37) are due by October 26 through School Cash Online.

Chocolates are still available to help support our school community. If you would like another case, please send a note with your child to school. Thank you for all your support, we truly appreciate it!

Ukulele Club: This is an optional activity. The program is open to students between Grade 1 to 6. More information can be found here: ukulele.jpg 

Catholic Leadership Council (CLC): This year we are running a CLC at our school (it's similar to a student council). Students in Grade 7 & 8 are invited to present a 1 minute speech via Live Announcements on MS Teams on Thursday, October 19. Intermediate students will have a chance to vote in the new CLC for 2023-2024. The CLC will be comprised of 6 students who will focus on promoting Faith in Action, theme and spirit days for the school, be part of Live Announcements, be leaders within our school and be an integral part of the heart and spirit of our school. Parents, please encourage your intermediate students to run for this. We are excited to hear all the speeches next week. Good luck to all our candidates!

MONTHLY AWARD FOCUS: For the month of October we are focusing on Gratitude (Faith in Action) and Responsibility (Learning Skill). Two students from each class will be presented with a certificate at the end of the month.


Monday, October 16-20: National Bus Safety Week

Monday, October 16: the Feast Day of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (our patron saint). More information about the life of Margaret Mary can be found here:  On Monday morning our school will have a liturgy to honour our patron saint. On Monday, October 16, Father Adam has invited all families to Mass at 7:00 p.m. at our parish in honour of the feast day. Please consider attending.

Tuesday, October 17: Dedicated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) and Child Care Worker Appreciation Day: A day to recognize our amazing DECEs: Mrs. Peter, Mrs. Salamone & Mrs. Bertovic along with our fantastic before and after care team, led by Ms. Nichole

Tuesday, October 17: FDK to Dyments and Catholic School Council at 5:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons (library).

Thursday, October 19: Pizza day begins! & it is Bus Driver Appreciation Day!  31st HWCDSB Parent Conference is also happening: 

The 31st Annual Parent Conference is hosted by the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board to support parents/guardians in their roles as primary educators of their child(ren). The conference is free of charge and will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School featuring exhibitors from community businesses, organizations and supporters. To learn more, please visit:

Friday, October 20: PA DAY (no school for students)

Friday, October 27: Purple Shirt Day

Monday, October 30: Photo retake day we will also be taking new class photos for the classes that were affected from the reorg in September (Grade 2 - 3/4 and 7,8)

Tuesday, October 31: Halloween! Students and staff are invited to dress in their costumes (please do not send in masks, plastic weapons/toys). Costumes are to be appropriate for our Catholic environment. Students may also wear orange & black in lieu of a costume. For families that are sending in treats: ALL treats MUST be nut and peanut free. Classroom teachers will let you know about other allergies specific to the class. We recommend sending non-edible items to school (stickers, pencils) in place of candy/sweets.

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful rest of the week,

Mrs. Coletto


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