PMPS Weekly Update May 11th, 2023
Good Evening Mustang Families,
It’s been another fantastic week at PMPS. Our gardens are refreshed. Thanks to Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Landry, and our parent and student volunteers for all of your hard work to make our school look its best. Our Special Olympic athletes continue to practice for their big day next week, our staff and students participated in a student/ staff basketball game that was alot of fun, the grade three and six students are busy preparing for EQAO, and Mrs. Smith’s class hosted their City of Ember stop motion screenings. Tomorrow is the Bike Rodeo. We have over 80 students who are participating. For those students please remember your bike locks, helmets, and permission forms.
Our Twitter account is full of updates, please check it out: @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! For example, this week, check out all of our work on math and information from our board including our new visual identity (board logo).
Important Upcoming Dates:
-May 12th: Bike Rodeo (permission form needed for interested students to participate)
-May 17th: Special Olympics (our team has been selected and are training hard)
-May 19th: Grade 7 Vaccine Clinic (letter home with details)
May 19th: Author Visit 11am (primary and junior classes)
-May 22nd: Victoria Day: Long weekend, No School on Monday
-May 24th, May 25th, and May 26th: Primary EQAO (letter went home with more details)
-May 26th: Jr and Int Students: Get Real Presentation
The Get REAL movement is coming to our school on May 26th in the morning for two time slots. They will be delivering a presentation around inclusivity. The presentation highlights human connections and utilizes empathy to promote 2SLGBTQ+ allyship, unlearn harmful language and focus on the impact we can have on one another through small acts of kindness. Delivered by 2SLGBTQ+ facilitators who have grown from their diverse life experiences and journeys to find confidence in their identities. The presentation will be Powerful, interactive, non-judgmental, educational and relatable. See last week’s community blurb or our website for more information. The time slots will be : 9:20am-10:20am- grade ⅞ classes and 11:00am-12:00pm- grade 4-6. Parents are welcome to attend. Please let Mrs. PapaV know if you are planning to attend, so adequate sitting can be provided by calling 519-941-3731 ext 223.
-May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st: Junior EQAO (letter went home with more details)
-June 1st- June 30th: Our inclusive pride flag will fly proudly at PMPS for Pride month.
-June 2nd: PD Day (no school for students).
-June 5th: Last School Council meeting of the year- 6pm virtual
-June 8th: Compass Run at School/ More details to come about a food drive
-June 26th: PMPS grade 8 grad
-June 29th: Last Day of School
-June 30th: PD Day (no school for students)
Upcoming Spirit Days:
May 17, 2023
|Wear Rainbow Colors – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia|
|Friday,May 19, 2023||Dress in a different decade – Decade Day|
|Friday,May 26, 2023||Plaid Day|
Emergency Response Training & Spring Drills: All of our drills have been successfully completed this school year.
Supervision on the yard: Please remember that supervision begins in our yard at 810am and in the afternoon, ends at 310pm. Please do not drop your children off before this time and please pick up your children before 310pm. Thank you for your cooperation as we work hard to keep all of our students safe.
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.
Safety on Climbers: A reminder that running shoes must be worn while on all play equipment and while playing a sport in the sports fields.
Dogs on School Property: Please remember that dogs are not allowed on school property. Some of our students have a fear of dogs. Please wait with your dog off school property for your child(ren). Thank you for your support.
Milk Sales: Our wonderful Student Council continues to sell milk. The milk costs $1.00 each. Milk sale profits support our Student Council.
Emergency Lunch and Recess Supervisors Still Needed/ Lunch supervisors needed for 23/24 school year: 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 and for supervisors for the 23/24 school year. 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 wonderful students, please call Principal, Andrea Papavasiliou 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.
We will see everyone tomorrow for another great day of learning and then we hope everyone has a great weekend. The weather is supposed to be beautiful.
Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal