PMPS Weekly Update for December 1st

Posted December 1, 2022

Good evening Mustang Families, 

It’s been  a busy week here as we prepare for our 26th annual Holiday Craft Fair. This is the School Council’s biggest fundraiser of the year! We are hopeful that all of our families can come on Saturday and experience it! Thank you for your support (e.g., the items for classroom baskets, silent auction items, baked goods…) and to our wonderful intermediate students. We also need to acknowledge the efforts of our wonderful School Council and Mrs. Mikulik who make this whole event possible! 

Our Twitter account is full of updates, please check it out: @margaret_ps . I update our website regularly as well:

Important Dates & Reminders: Upcoming Spirit Days: 

December 1 Purple and Pink Day – Start of Christian Advent

December 2 School Colours Day

December 9 Bell Day

December 16 Holiday Accessories Day

December 19 Holiday Sweater Day

December 20 Holiday Character Day

December 21 Blue, White, and Silver Day (Hanukkah)

December 22 Red, Black, and Green Day (Kwanzaa)

December 3rd: PMPS Holiday Craft Fair 9am-3pm . Our School and Student Council thank you for all of your support. There is much to see and do including; face painting, cookie decorating with Santa, silent auction, a clothing swap,  kid shopping room, outdoor games, bake sale, vendors including kid entrepreneurs and so much more…. 

On Now: Scholastic Book Fair: Please read the attached Scholastic Book Fair  The book fair will also be open during the Holiday Craft Fair. 

December 22md: The last day of school before the winter holiday break. The 23rd, there is no school for students.

January 9th: The First day back to school after the holiday break


Please see the attached for information on Public Health Measures: Public Health Measures 


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. 



Our new fully automated student absence tracker is available and live on the board’s website.  To view immediate trends on daily absence rates please click on the link below.    This information is publicly available and will help parents be informed about the impact of illness across the system on student attendance.


STRESS BUSTERS PROGRAM:  Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada

UGDSB SB After School Program Poster (2) (003).pdf


School Volunteers: The UGDSB recently updated their School Volunteers  Policy (205). If you are volunteering in our school or plan to in the future, it is important to note that the following is required: a volunteer  application, a volunteer agreement, an interview, a reference check and a vulnerable sector check (VSC) /offense declaration. A VSC will be required for field trip supervisors, volunteer drivers, classroom volunteers working with students, volunteer coaches/advisors.  Please note: all volunteer drivers will need to complete a 508-3 Transportation of Students in Privately Owned Vehicles, a signed volunteer agreement, and a VSC/ Offense Declaration. This means that the school can no longer coordinate rides to sporting events unless we have parents/ guardians who have completed the VSC and other paperwork. Parents/ Guardians and family members must transport to games. The school will be able to provide letters that parents/guardians can use to apply for a VSC. We understand that this is a significant change but the school needs to support the policy set out by the UGDSB. 

Thank you for your continued support. See you for school tomorrow and our Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday from 9-3pm. 

Take care, 

Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal 


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