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School Update – Nov 1, 2021

”Peace comes within the souls of men, when they realize their oneness with the Universe, when they realize it is really everywhere… it is within each one of us.” ~ Chief Black Elk

School Fundraiser

November is the Month of Giving which is a perfect time to reflect and be thankful for what we have and to give back to our community. 
At St. Marguerite, our priority is making sure students have the tools they need to learn and grow. Your gift will help purchase digital technology (i.e. iPad, smartboard, accessories) and/or recess/gym sports equipment.

Please donate online at:  GIVE BACK HERE

Important: Please do not forget to select our school, St. Marguerite d’Youville, from the drop-down list. Feel free to add your family name in the message section. 

Picture DayNov 5th

SMILE for Picture day on Friday, November 5th

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week is the first week of November every year. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.

This annual event honours the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about our collective treaty rights and obligations, we can create greater understanding and nurture relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Veterans Week

From November 5-11 – Veterans Week – we honour those who have served Canada, past and present, in times of war, military conflict and peace. We take a moment to learn their stories and pray for all their contributions. To learn more about all those that contributed, visit the websites below:

Inuit Day

On November 7th, we recognize the cultures, histories, contemporary contexts and rich contributions of Inuit peoples in our community and across the country

Math Games at Home

Math games are a useful way to learn or practice mathematical concepts in a natural and enjoyable manner.  A good math game is one that is challenging enough for a child but not so challenging that it will fail to hold their interest.

Why not try this game tonight: How to Play Go Fish!

  1. Sort through the deck to remove all cards that are higher than that featured number for the math game. For example, if the goal is to learn addition facts for the number seven, the game will be played with ones (aces) through sevens.
  2. Deal out five cards to each player and place the remaining cards in a draw pile.
  3. Have each player look through his or her hand of cards to find any pairs that add up to the featured number and place them face up in their discard pile. For example, if learning addition facts for the number seven, appropriate pairs would be 6+1, 5+2 or 4+3. The 7 card would also be laid aside as a correct solution that doesn’t require a pair.
  4. The person to the left of the dealer may now ask any other player for a card that will help create the sum required. If the person asked has the card in his hand, he must give it up to the player that made the request. A player can keep asking for cards until no further matches are able to be made, at which point he is told to Go Fish! from the draw pile and the next player takes a turn trying to make a match.
  5. If a player runs out of cards he can choose five more cards from the draw pile to stay in the game.
  6. Continue playing until all the cards in the deck have been matched into pairs. The player with the highest number of pairs at the end of the game is the winner.

St. Marguerite Tips

Your child is more capable than you realize. Even preschoolers can begin to learn essential life lessons.  Start teaching life skills now and put your child on the path towards independence.  Some ideas are to have them help with the Laundry, grow a garden, help wrap a gift, assist in basic home improvements like hammering a nail or painting a wall.  Children also can be an active part in preparing a simple meal or help set the table.  A fun way to include literacy in life skills is to have your child write out the grocery list and then read it when you are shopping.  Doing some comparison shopping also ties in mathematical skills. (

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