Sep 2017

The school year is off to a great start and we are already busy planning for an awesome year ahead! 
Our school Council is excited to share that we have a lot of fun events planned for our students this year, including: 

~ Chocolate Fundraiser       ~ Christmas Celebration              ~ Colt's Night

~ Valentine’s dance             ~ popcorn/pepperoni days           ~ Spirit Wear 

As you can see above, our main fundraiser this year is the World's Finest Chocolate fundraiser! We are very excited about this fundraiser as it is easy to sell at just $3/box of chocolates and comes with a HUGE 50% PROFIT for our school, along with amazing incentives for our students! Our kickoff for this event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 11:00 a.m. At this time, each participating student (we hope that is everyone) will be provided with a case of personalized chocolates to sell. Each case contains 30 boxes.  With 290 students currently enrolled at St. Marguerite, we would make $13,050.00 for our school if EVERY student sold just one case! That is INCREDIBLE!  We have set a goal to sell 325 cases and hope you and your families will help us reach this goal!

We would ask that you kindly advise us which case your child/children would like by returning the below order form to the school by Wednesday, Sep 27. For those who do not send in a preference, we will send a case of nut free chocolates home with your child/ren.  We invite students to take more than one case if you already know that these would sell well at the office, toddler groups, local business etc. Please just advise how many cases you would like. 

Our school council is thrilled to share that we will be offering spirit wear this year!! We even have special hoodies for our graduating class of 2018! We will be sending order forms home this week with sizing kits available to try on at Meet the Teacher night on Sep 28th. 

Our main fundraising initiatives for this year are to purchase a school sign, continue to upgrade the technology in our classrooms, update our sport team uniforms and much more! We know that together with your enthusiastic support, we can achieve the initiatives we are working toward for our school and our children!


World's Finest Chocolates

Student's Name & Teacher:                                                                                

Chocolate covered almonds # of cases           Nut Free Variety # of cases                           

Pick up between 3:15 and 5:30 Oct 3rd                  OR send home with student                    

This year, we will continue with our popcorn Fridays (every other). We are excited to announce that we have also added Halenda's Pepperoni sticks (mild and hot options) to this fundraiser, as we recognize that not every child enjoys popcorn. Halenda's Pepperoni sticks are a wonderful snack and absolutely delicious! We are also offering these pepperoni sticks in bulk sales of 15 per bag if you wish to purchase them for home (please email us for this option). Both will be $2 to purchase.

Our Bradford Garden Gallery fundraiser is still ongoing for all those who have yet to do their fall planting and decorating. We were very pleasantly surprised to learn that with the help of you and your friends and family, we have already earned more than $350 in Bradford Garden Gallery credit! This is great news for our efforts to continue with our school beautifying initiative! Thank you all so much for spreading the word…keep getting it out there as we still have approximately one additional month to earn!

Our Boston Pizza fundraiser continues as well. The program has changed this year but the changes are great! We will no longer receive monetary profit (10% of sales, excluding beverages), however, we will receive store credit (10% of ALL sales). This will be used as incentives for fundraising, class pizza parties, prizes, etc. The program has also expanded so that we can submit receipts from any Boston Pizza in Ontario. The one major change for guests to the restaurant is that THERE IS NO LONGER A DROP BOX OPTION AT THE STORE please SAVE the receipts and send them to school with your child in an envelope with their name and teacher clearly written on it. 

Finally, we will be selling our World's Finest Chocolates, Halenda's Pepperoni sticks and Popcorn during Meet the Teacher evening.  Please feel free to stop by, say hello, try on some spirit wear and purchase a little taste of what our students will be selling and purchasing this year!!

Our School Council will gather for our next meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 pm in the library. We hope to see some new faces at the come on out and share your ideas!

**If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email at:


Our Catholic School Council raised the funds for 13 chrome books and 3 tripods for use in classrooms and on special projects through our QSP fundraiser, our Colts Night and a popcorn Friday! 

Currently, our ongoing goals are to continue to update our technology. We have discussed updating our athletic uniforms but haven't confirmed that we are doing this for sure.

Thank you to our community and our families for helping us to achieve our goals and for their continued support in education!