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Grade 8 to 9 – Course Selection

Course selection begins today.  Ms Wyman is supporting all of our grade 8 students by teaching them how to apply.  The instructions are also posted here. Grade 8_My Way Student Instructions Deadline: March 6, 2015

Nutrition Breaks

At the School Council meeting on Monday, February 23rd, we reviewed the school policy regarding students leaving school grounds. Parents supported the current policy that students are expected to remain at school for the entire day, unless a parent comes to sign them out. We have some students who go home for lunch during 2nd [...]

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More New Faces

As most of you know, Mr. MacQueen has been the “Supply” Principal at Margaret Avenue since November 17th. Unfortunately, he is not able to work past February, so Friday the 27th will be his last day.  Mr MacQueen’s work on behalf of our students has been greatly appreciated and he will be missed. Mr. Jim [...]

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Parent Session – Cat Coode of Binary Tatoo

Cat Coode is speaking to our students and staff on March 11, 2015.  If you missed her last parent session at Laurentian, she is speaking to parents at Bridgeport PS on Mar. 26 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Margaret Avenue parents are most welcome to attend.  Please see the attached flyer for details and how [...]

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2014-2015 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale now!  Flyers were given to students to take home today and is included here. MargaretAvenueYearbookFlyer2014-2015 Order on line or at school.  The price increases April 1st so your best deal is to purchase now!

Gauss Math Club

Mr. Ross will be offering interested students the opportunity to participate in the Gauss math competition on May 13, 2015 through the University of Waterloo.  This an opportunity for students to have fun and develop their problem solving ability.  Grade 8 teachers have nominated students;  these students will meet with Mr. Ross on Friday , February 27 [...]

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Grad Photo Orders Due – Feb. 25, 2015

Attention Grade 8 parents.  Orders for grad photos are due at the school on Feb. 25.

School Council Agenda – Feb. 23, 2015

With apologies for the lateness of this post! MAschoolcouncilfeb232105 All are welcome!

February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today. m4s0n501

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Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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