“To have Joy in your heart, one must know how to appreciate the small things in life” ~ Anonymous
Joy Day is an event initiated by our student Magic Makers. On Friday, December 3rd. Students are invited to wear their favourite Christmas sweater and/or Red, White or Green colours. We look forward to all the Christmas spirit.
Extended French Registration
For those in Grade 4 interested in joining the Grade 5 French Extended program, registration begins Dec 1 -17. Please note that admission to the program is based on a lottery system. Students will be randomly selected by a computer algorithm. A notification goes to the parent to accept or decline a seat. For more information visit: https://www.hcdsb.org/learning-resources/french-programs/extended-french/ For those accepted into the program, a follow-up from the school will be in the new year.
We know students enjoy bringing personal items to school, however, at times it can cause some conflict and worry. We are asking that hockey cards, pokemon cards, toys, recess equipment be limited. Keeping your ‘treasures” at home is best.
The Advent season is truly a wonderful and joyful time of year when we prepare for the coming of our Lord. It is also a time for us, as a faith-filled Catholic community, to come together in love to help those who do not enjoy our abundance and who are in need. The Angel Tree will be located in our front foyer at school for students to place their angels on.
It is imperative that students attend school on a regular basis and on time. Students are more likely to succeed in school when they attend consistently. Please make sure to continue with your positive daily routines to ensure that all students arrive on time and ready to learn for the day.
St. Marguerite Tips
The first Sunday of Advent in 2021 will be Sunday, November 28th. After a tumultuous year, there is a comfort to be found when we pause to read, pray, and reflect over the course of the Advent season in which believers eagerly anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth.
The first Sunday of Advent gives us the opportunity to center our thoughts on hope. As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus’ arrival as a gift to all humanity; let’s stir up in our hearts and homes a sense of anticipation. Over this Advent, we pray that hope would rise up in our spirits in a tangible and life-giving way.
It’s a beautiful chance to remember the hope God offers to our lost and dying world, and that He’s given us through Jesus. “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” ~ Psalm 42:11