October 5, 2023 Email to families

October 5, 2023 Email to families

Good afternoon St. Margaret Mary Community,

It's been another fantastic week at St. Margaret Mary! This morning our school participated in our annually mandated lockdown practice. The students did exceptionally well. The drill lasted approximately 4 minutes. During a lockdown drill we have a recorded message that plays on a loop once a minute to notify all occupants that we are in a lockdown over the PA system. Thank you for your support with this yearly requirement.

Thank you to our amazing staff and students for a wonderful day at Camp Marydale for Cross Country on Tuesday. It was a beautiful and sunny day. Thank you to the many parents and grandparents who came out to support the athletes! A big thank you to Mrs. Sieminski & Mrs. Townsend for all your organization!


PIZZA: Orders for pizza closes on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 through School Cash Online. Late orders will not be accepted. Pizza day begins on Thursday, October 19.

CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER: This weekend is a great chance to sell some chocolates to family and friends! We have lots of boxes of the Laura Secord pack still available and a few chocolate covered almonds. Please send a note in your child's agenda or email us at [email protected] to request a box. Chocolate sells run until Monday, October 23.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL (CSC): Thank you to all the parents who put their names forward to be part of our Catholic School Council for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents are welcome to come to any meetings, even if you are not a member of the CSC. Minutes from the CSC meetings are posted on our school website www.stmm.hwcdsb.ca. Our first official meeting of the CSC is on Tuesday, October 17 @ 5:00 p.m.

Congratulations to our CSC for 2023-2024:

CHAIR: Marilyn Chaplin

SECRETARY: Dana Lauricella

TREASURER: Kelly Bennett

VOTING MEMBERS: Trish McFadden, Samantha Green, Libera Bellefeuille, Jamie Gahagan, Kim Schweitzer, Nicole Knoll

DRESS DOWN DAY: Tomorrow (Friday) is a dress down day for our students and staff. There is no theme, colour or donation required. It is just a 'thanks for a great start to the year' and it's a long weekend!



Friday, October 6: dress down day and Grade 8s to SJB 

Saturday, October 7: Feast of our Lady of the Rosary

Monday, October 9: Thanksgiving (no school for students/staff)

Wednesday, October 11: Senior Girls Flag Football tournament at SJB

Thursday, October 12: Senior Boys Flag Football tournament at SJB

Friday, October 13: Grade 2 & 3 to Treetop Trekking

Monday, October 16: Feast day of St. Margaret Mary. A Mass will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, October 17: FDK to Dyments Farm & DECE / Child Care Worker Appreciation Day

Thursday, October 19: PIZZA BEGINS!   & HWCDSB Parent Conference (information was emailed to you with registration information from the school board)

Friday, October 20: PA DAY - no school for students


Today is World Teacher Day! We are blessed by the outstanding and dedicated staff of St. Margaret Mary. May God continue to bless each individual in our care, in our school and in our community.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving weekend!

Mrs. Coletto