PMPS Weekly Update December 7th, 2023

Posted December 7, 2023

Good evening Mustang Families, 

First and foremost our students and councils want to thank you for your support in making our annual holiday craft fair such a success. Whether you volunteered your time, baked, donated to classroom baskets, and/or silent auction… we appreciate your support. It was a tremendous success. We hope you had fun attending and we’ll see you again next year, the first Saturday of December. 

Our band is coming along- the kids have started to play music. Hot Cross Buns is starting to sound great! Our craft club and choir continues as well. Next up for sports in the New Year is basketball! Stay tuned. 

Our Twitter account is full of updates, please check it out: @margaret_ps . I update our website regularly as well: . Our school council also posts to Instrgram @princessmargaretps. Please take a moment to have a look. 

Important Dates:

-December 7th, 2023: School Council Meeting- 6pm in the library  

December 8th, 2023: Tracey Cain, Presenter Grades 4-8: Black Canadian Histories & Untold Stories 

-December 13th, 2023: Grade ⅔ & 3 Trip to Orangeville Library 

-December 15th: Grade 4-6 Trip to Theatre Orangeville

-December 19th: Kindergarten Celebration Assembly 9am (more information to follow to kindergarten classes) 

December 22md: The last day of school before the winter holiday break. 

January 8th: The First day back to school after the holiday break


Spirit Days: 

Fri. December 8 Jersey Day
Fri. December 15 Decades Day – Early 2000, 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s
Tues.December 19 Holiday Sweater Day
Wed. December 20 Holiday Character Day
Thurs. December 21 Blue, White, and Silver Day (Hanukkah)
Fri. December 22 Red, Black, and Green Day (Kwanzaa)


Strengths to Grow: Invitation to Parents & Guardians: Parents and guardians of elementary school children are invited to participate in the Strengths to Grow research study. This approved brief study is entirely online and can be completed at any time. Participants will complete two 10-minute surveys and the 30-minute Strengths to Grow program which helps parents identify and develop their child’s unique strengths. Every participant receives free access to the Strengths to Grow program. For more information, follow this link:

Provide Input on Board Policy:

At the November 28th Board meeting, four (4) policies were released for public consultation. All policy pages can be accessed on the website ( or by using the links below. Feedback is welcome until January 12, 2024.

Policy Feedback Opportunities

You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at  The deadline for public input is January 12, 2024 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents. 

Emergency Lunch and Recess Supervisors Still Needed:  If you love working with wonderful children, who are enthusiastic, fun and engaging, Princess Margaret wants you as a Lunchroom/Yard Supervisor. We have an urgent need for supplies while our regular staff are away. We require individuals who are caring, energetic, and have the ability to ensure the safety and security of our students.  The position requires a commitment of approximately 80 minutes per day (two 40 minute nutrition breaks:  20 minutes eating and 20 minutes outdoor recess time). This is a paid position, minimum wage per hour.  Your responsibilities include: monitoring lunchrooms and outside recess. Our two nutrition breaks/ yard times are from 10:20- 11am and again from 12:30-1:10pm. Lunchroom supervisors are required to have a vulnerable sector criminal record background check. If you want to be part of a great school community with awesome students, please call me, Andrea Papavasiliou (Principal) at 519-941-3731 ext 223. Similarly, if you know someone who would be fantastic in this role, please pass this information along to them. Thank you. 

Community Recognition Board: We are #MargaretProud. If your child has done something wonderful in our community or accomplished a big goal, please send in a picture and a short note and/or a clipping from the newspaper or online site  to Mrs. PapaV. We have a board celebrating our amazing PMPS students across from the gym. 

Milk Sales: Our wonderful Student Council continues to sell milk, Monday to Friday 1st break only for $1.00. Milk sale profits support our Student Council. 

Thank you for your continued support. We’ll see you tomorrow for another great day of learning at PMPS.

Take care, 

Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal

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