PMPS Weekly Update November 30th

Posted November 30, 2023

Good evening Mustang Families, 

It’s been  a busy week here as we prepare for our 27th 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 Parent 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: . Our school council also posts to Instrgram @princessmargaretps. Please take a moment to have a look. 

Important Dates:

-Book Fair ON NOW: The book fair will also be open during the Holiday Craft Fair and will close on December 6th.

-Food Drive ON Now: When attending the book fair we are asking our school and community to contribute a non perishable food item that we will collect and then donate to Orangeville Food Bank. Mrs. Hickey’s class has been doing announcements and making posters for the last few weeks. 

-November 30th (TONIGHT): Grade 8 Information Night at ODSS A note from ODSS: Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS) is hosting our Grade 8 Information Night on November 30, 2023 from 7 – 9pm.  Please pass this information along to grade 8 students and their families.  It’s a chance for any families to meet the staff, learn about programs and courses, course selection process and get connected to ODSS about grade 9 opportunities. 

-December 2nd, 2023: Holiday Craft Fair 9-3pm @PMPS. 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, kids’ shopping room, bake sale, vendors including kid entrepreneurs and so much more…. 

-December 7th, 2023: School Council Meeting- 6pm in the library  

December 8th, 2023: Tracey Cain, Presenter Grades 4-8: Black Canadian Histories & Untold Stories 

-December 15th: Grade 4-6 Trip to Theatre Orangeville

-December 19th: Kindergarten Celebration Assembly 9am (more information to follow to kindergarten classes) 

December 22md: The last day of school before the winter holiday break. 

January 8th: The First day back to school after the holiday break


Spirit Days: 

Fri. December 1 Purple and Pink Day – Start of Christian Advent 
Fri. Tues. December 5 Dress as a family member
Fri. December 8 Jersey Day
Fri. December 15 Decades Day – Early 2000, 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s
Tues.December 19 Holiday Sweater Day
Wed. December 20 Holiday Character Day
Thurs. December 21 Blue, White, and Silver Day (Hanukkah)
Fri. December 22 Red, Black, and Green Day (Kwanzaa)

Provide Input on Board Policy:

At the November 28th Board meeting, four (4) policies were released for public consultation. All policy pages can be accessed on the website ( or by using the links below. Feedback is welcome until January 12, 2024.

Policy Feedback Opportunities

You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at  The deadline for public input is January 12, 2024 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents. 



Christmas Assistance Program for Dufferin County: 

The Salvation Army New Hope Church, In person registration only. Please call ahead for an appointment 519-943-1203 ext 1 

Dates: Tuesday, December 5th, 2pm- until 7pm. Pick up dates/times will be assigned at registration. 

Emergency Lunch and Recess Supervisors Still Needed:  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. 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 awesome students, please call me, Andrea Papavasiliou (Principal) 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. 

Community Recognition Board: We are #MargaretProud. If your child has done something wonderful in our community or accomplished a big goal, please send in a picture and a short note and/or a clipping from the newspaper or online site  to Mrs. PapaV. We have a board celebrating our amazing PMPS students across from the gym. 

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. 

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

Take care, 

Andrea Papavasiliou, Principal

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