PMPS Weekly Update June 8th, 2023
Good Evening Mustang Families,
It’s been another busy week, but an odd week at PMPS. Students may be feeling frustrated as they have been inside for recess, gym and DPA, as well as the postponed Compass Run. This is of course is all due to the air quality. We are thinking of the communities affected by the wildfires.
Our Pride Mustangs created a beautiful front foyer display for PRIDE month and are making tye dye shirts as well. Our kindergartens are busy planting their new gardens too. Thank you to all of our new JK families who were able to attend our orientation. This week our School Council met for the last time this school year (time flew this year!). Please note, our next meeting is September 18th and we would love new members to join. Please check out Twitter: @margaret_ps. I update our website regularly as well: www.ugdsb.ca/PrincessMargaret/ . Please take a moment once and while and check out all of our great news!
Important Upcoming Dates:
-June 12th & 13th: Grade ⅞ Trip to Niagara Falls (over night)
-June 15th: Rescheduled Compass Run at School: Please donate food items for the food bank if possible. Please also bring extra water and sunscreen.
-June 15th: Arts Night and Family Fun Night 530-7pm: Please come and join us to see some wonderful art, participate in family games, and enjoy free watermelon provided by school council, and freezies that will be on sale for $1.00 by our grade 8s. Our kindergartens are also hosting a book sale. Books will be $1.00 and all proceeds go to our new kindergarten gardens.
-June 16th: All library books need to be returned to school by this date. Thank you
-June 26th: PMPS grade 8 grad
-June 28th: School Wide Play Day (outside: please pack extra water and sunscreen)
-June 29th: Last Day of School & Assembly
-June 30th: PD Day (no school for students)
Upcoming Spirit Days:
-June 9th: Colour Day: Dress in as many colours as you can
-June 15th: Beach Day: shorts, tshirts, sandals, hats, sunglasses
-June 23rd: Eco Day: Pick up garbage, outdoor learning, lights out
June 29th: Canada Day! Wear red and white and/or Canada Day accessories
Freezie days: Freezie sales will be starting at PMPS. This week freezies will be sold on Tuesday and Thursdays. Freezies will cost $1.00 and students can bring cash to school to pay. All profits will go towards our grade eight grads.
WELLINGTON-DUFFERIN-GUELPH PUBLIC HEALTH HAS LAUNCHED THE 2023 CANNABIS SURVEY: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is encouraging the community to take part in a survey about cannabis knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, and the impacts of cannabis use. The answers to the survey will help us to monitor the impact of cannabis legalization in our community and identify ways to support residents through programs and services. This community survey is open to residents of Wellington County, Dufferin County, and the City of Guelph aged 16 and older, whether they have used cannabis or not. The survey is voluntary, anonymous, and takes about 5 to 15 minutes to complete. There is a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards. The survey deadline is June 30, 2023. To access the survey, visit: www.wdgpublichealth.ca/cannabis-survey
Gardening Plots Available: Calling all gardeners or those who would like to learn a new skill. Three garden boxes are available in the PMPS Nurturing Hands School Community Garden. If you would like to grow your own vegetables this summer, now is your chance! Interested families are asked to contact Kimberley Ellis at [email protected] .
Grades 5-8 STEM/Numeracy Camp, STEMAPALOOZA: We are very hopeful to see these camps run. Please click on the link for more details: Stemapalooza Camp Flyer
Attendance: It is very important that students attend school for the full day if they are well. Having consistent attendance helps to build children’ s stamina, sense of routine, and academic success. We are still working hard at school to learn despite June being here. If your child does need to be away or will be late, please make sure to leave a message with Mrs. Mckenzie each day. Every morning, we must hear from each family of absent students to ensure that they are safe with parents/ guardians. Thanks for your help ensuring we are able to do this as quickly as possible.
If your child is having trouble attending school regularly please give me a call and I will help. Attendance letters will be going home to parents/ guardians whose child(ren) have a concerning amount of absences and lates towards the end of June.
Scooter Safety for All: We have recently received a complaint about older children reading scooters to and from school and forcing others off sidewalks. Staff are reinforcing the need to slow down and respect everyone who is using the sidewalk. If your child comes to school on a scooter or bike could you also have a conversation with your child. We want everyone to be arrive to school and home safely. Thanks for your help.
Stolen scooters and bikes- lock them up: We have had a few scooters and bikes stolen that have not been locked up from our bike rack. If your child rides a scooter or bike to school, please make sure that it is locked up. The school is busy and it is hard for me to find the time to follow up on unlocked, stolen items.
Milk Sales: Our wonderful Student Council continues to sell milk. The milk costs $1.00 each. Milk sale profits support our Student Council.
We will see everyone back tomorrow for another day of learning. Take care.
Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal