“Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser
Wishing all our St. Marguerite community family members a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. We are grateful for all your support and trust. A reminder that there is No school Monday, October 11th.
International Day of the girl
The 2021 theme for International Day of the Girl is “My Voice, Our Equal Future”, let’s seize the opportunity to be inspired by what adolescent girls see as the change they want, the solutions- big and small- they are leading and demanding across the globe.
Our Catholic Graduate Expectation on being a Responsible Citizen teaches us the importance to act morally and accepting accountability for one’s own actions. Throughout the year, students are taught proper online etiquette, digital citizenship and how to remain safe while interacting with others. Using these expectations and our digital citizenship guidelines applies to any online presence and interactions. As always, we look to our parent community to be partners with their children on any virtual platform/ social media, always monitoring their use, including their posts, sites they are visiting and individuals and/or sites they are interacting with online. Please take the time to talk to your children about online safety rules and review digital citizenship responsibilities. For more information: Digital Learning in the Catholic Classroom
Terry Fox Walk/Run
We will have our Terry Fox walk/run on Friday, October 15th. Please note all donations are due online.
Parents, please be advised that throughout the school year we will practice Fire drills, Lockdown drills and Bomb Threat drills.
Smoke-Free Ontario Act
Smoking is prohibited in public schools, private schools and public school property. Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, the prohibition on smoking is extended to include private school property, including private school property that is specifically annexed/in use by the private school (e.g. a playground and sports field).
St. Marguerite Tips
Have you ever seen a totem pole? They are those tall and sometimes colourful carvings that make us think of the Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples of North America. Here are some cool facts about them:
- Some totem poles are a recording of important events that happened in the past
- Different kinds of totem poles that have other meanings. Some are used to welcome or scare off strangers, some celebrate a special occasion like a wedding, some are memorials to remember an important member of the tribe and some are made to shame a person or another tribe who has done something wrong.
- The word totem comes from the Algonquian word odoodem meaning “his kinship group.” This means a family or a clan.
- For more fun facts visit: CBC Kids