PMPS Weekly Update May 24th
Good Evening Mustang Families,
It’s been another fantastic week at PMPS. The grade ⅔ class hosted a gallery walk outside for parents and showcased their reading projects, our 1500m run athletes are training hard and so is our ultimate frisbee team, the choir continues to practice for our Arts Night and Family Fun Night on June 15th, the grade 6/7s went to Island Lake to participate in Indigenous learning and many other junior/ intermediate classes are going too over the next couple of weeks, our bike rodeo finalists are representing our school on Saturday, our primary and junior students enjoyed meeting Amaya James who is the author of Afro No, and our grade threes worked hard to complete EQAO, feeling good about how they did.
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!
Pokemon cards: Please keep at home: Unfortunately, we are having conflict around cards that are being damaged at school, traded unfairly, and are being stolen. Please keep Pokemon cards at home. In general, valuables and toys should be kept at home. Thank you for your support.
Important Upcoming Dates:
-May 26th: Jr and Int Students: Get Real Presentation
-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 2nd: JK Orientation for registered JK students 10am-11am
-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 15th: Arts Night and Family Fun Night 530-7pm
-June 26th: PMPS grade 8 grad
-June 29th: Last Day of School
-June 30th: PD Day (no school for students)
Upcoming Spirit Days:
|Friday,May 26, 2023||Plaid Day|
SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS WITH MATH AT HOME
REMINDER: Caregivers have access to the UGDSB Games and Activities that Support Mathematical Thinking website. This website includes information about mindsets for math and the importance of math play, as well as games for Primary, Junior & Intermediate-aged children. This website can be found on the Parent Involvement Committee website as well.
Free Parent Workshops from the DSPN: Positive Communication to End the Power Struggles and Encourage Cooperation–May 30. Registration and details: https://bit.ly/DPSNcommS23
safeTALK SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING: We are offering 2 summer SafeTALK trainings to parents/caregivers and guardians. The flyer has registration links. safeTALK flyer July 19.pdf
YOUTH PSYCHOSIS AND CANNABIS WEBINAR A webinar offered to parents/guardians on Youth, Psychosis and Cannabis
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 tomorrow for another great day of learning and then we hope everyone has a great weekend.
Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal