PMPS Weekly Update May 31st, 2023

Posted May 30, 2023

Good Evening Mustang Families,

It’s been another great week at PMPS.  Our grade sixes are working really hard on EQAO, we are building garden boxes for our courtyard as we hope to grow even more vegetables, PMPS won the bike rodeo with 18 students in all representing our school at the finals, and we had a phenomenal presentation about 2SLGBTQ+1 inclusion last Friday. Our Twitter account is full of updates including our grade 7/8s building robots, our grade ⅘ biographies, our juniors learning to play ukuleles at recess, and beautiful art in grades ½. Please check it out: @margaret_ps. I update our website regularly as well: . Please take a moment once and while and check out all of our great news! 

Important Upcoming Dates:

-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: All are welcome to join. Please call the office for the code. 

-June 8th: Compass Run at School/ Our food drive begins June 5th and ends June 9th. Please donate if you are able. 

-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 26th: PMPS grade 8 grad

-June 29th: Last Day of School

-June 30th: PD Day (no school for students)


Upcoming Spirit Days: 

-June 1st: Wild and Creative Outfit Day ( wear wild and creative hats, socks, and/or clothing)

-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 Thursday, June 1st. After this week, sales will happen on Fridays. Each freezie will cost $1.00 and students can bring cash to school to pay for one. All profits will go towards our grade eight grads. 

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]

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. 

Another Free Summer Camp Opportunity: One Voice, One Team:  We are One Voice One Team and we are so excited that our S.W.O.L.E. Summer Camp is back for summer 2023! This year, we have the privilege of offering our Ambassador Program to school partners such as Princess Margaret P.S! This program allows for participants from your school to attend one week of camp, COMPLETELY FREE!  You are one of a select number of schools that are being offered this opportunity! We are asking for you to think of 8 students who meet the following criteria: 

  • They are between the ages of 7 – 13   
  • They demonstrate leadership skills 
  • They are very passionate 
  • They work well with others 
  • They potentially are unable to afford camp on their own 

Summer camp dates are as follows (we are still confirming the location and will send a follow-up email once the permits have been received): 

Week 1: July 10 – July 14

Week 2: July 17 – July 21

Week 3: July 24 – July 28

Week 4: July 31 – August 4

Week 5: August 7 – August 11

Next Steps: 

  • Please email [email protected] if you fit this criteria and are interested in this opportunity with: the full name of your child, age, your email address and phone number, as well as the week that you are interested in for camp. 
  • Mrs. PapaV will submit the first eight  names that she receives to One Voice, One team (be emailing Mrs. PapaV with your child’s information you are giving her permission to do this). 

For more information, please feel free to visit the website:


LEGISLATIVE PAGE PROGRAM – Pages-Promo-EN.pdf  Pages-Promo-FR.pdf

The recruitment period for the fall 2023 session of the Legislative Page Program is now open until June 15th. Each year, high-achieving, community-oriented Grade 7 and 8 students from across Ontario are chosen to serve as Legislative Pages. This unique opportunity in Toronto allows selected students to become involved in Ontario’s parliamentary process, meet key figures, and make lifelong friendships with like-minded peers.More information can be found on our website at the following link: . If you have any questions, please contact the Page Program at [email protected] or give us a call at (416) 325-7457. 


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. 

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. 

A reminder that Friday is a PD day. There is no school for students, as staff will be participating in professional development in the morning and continuing their work on report cards in the afternoon. 

Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal 

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