CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING TEAM- Anyone in grade 4 through 8 who is interested in joining the cross country team is invited to complete the two attached permission form and insurance waiver form it at home and submit both forms to their teacher on the first day of school. The teacher will pass the completed/signed forms to Mrs. McKee. First practice is Wednesday Sep. 3rd in the soccer field at St. Marguerite d’Youville School. Running experience is not necessary! Come out and get involved!
IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE - As of July 1, 2014, the Immunization School Pupils Act has added three new vaccines that students require for entry to school, they are meningococcal disease, Pertussis (whooping cough) and varicella (chickenpox). These three vaccines are addition to existing requirements for proof of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is required under the Immunization of School Pupil's Act (ISPA) to collect and maintain up-to-date records of all the above immunizations for every child registered in school within Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Now is a good time to contact your health care provider to discuss your child’s immunization needs in light of the new legislation. Parents are required to contact the health unit to update immunization records for their children or provide a valid affidavit. Visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website www.simcoemuskokahealth.org for further information.
GAME ON! Video Games in the Classroom - The grade 6/7 class at St. Marguerite d’Youville School completed their creative video games based on the Ontario Social Studies and History curriculum. They used their new MacBook Airs to design games on the themes of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and New France. They invite you to have some fun and learn a few new things. Click on the links below to enjoy some of their games.
Cree Hunting by Shaunacy
Journey to New France by Alison
Ojibwa Hunting/Teaching by Meaghan
Nanabush's Adventure by Tori
The Mi'kmaq by T.J.
The Blackfoot's Adventure by Colton
Ojibwa Seasons by Malwina
TRACK AND FIELD TEAM - The athletes attended the Barrie Centre Track and Field Meet. The competition was tough and the humidity was extreme. Then there was the intense rain that caused the events to stop for a few minutes. Our students stayed strong, supported each other, and completed their events. Special mention goes to Julia B-G who earned the 1st place ribbon by throwing the ball well passed all of her competition! Maddison G-B ran an exciting 100 m race to a 1st place finish! Maddison also won 3rd in the 800 m race (10 year old girls) and 2nd in the long jump! Meaghan placed 3rd in the 100 m sprint and Shaunacy earned the 3rd place ribbon in the 800 m race in her age group. The 12 year old girls relay team ran to an exciting 2nd place finish! Congratulations Katelyn, Chloe P., Bronwyn, and Alison! Katelyn also received the 3rd place ribbon in both the 200 m race and the triple jump. Third place in the 400 m was awarded to Chloe P and Bronwyn won 3rd in the shot put competition. The 13 year old girls relay team of Erica, Julia H., Selena, and Madeleine P. sprinted to a thrilling 4th place finish! In the long jump competition Julia H. leaped to second place! Check out the photos!
VALUES, INFLUENCES, AND PEERS (V.I.P.) - is an educational program aimed at all grade 6 students throughout the Province of Ontario. This program was introduced by the Ministry of Educationand Training in 1982 and has developed into a pro-active partnership between the school community and the police. In Barrie, an officer from the Community Services Unit present V.I.P. topics which include Values and Rules, Peer Pressure, Authority Figures, Alcohol and Tobacco and other Drugs, Internet Safety and Youth and the Law 1 and 2 to the students throughout the school year in seven, one hour sessions. The grade 6 teachers present the remainder of the topics: Decision Making, Healthy Friendships, Responsible Citizenship, Service to the Community, Interpersonal Skills, and Social Diversity. This year Shaunacy won the award for her notes taken during the lessons.
TRACK AND FIELD - Recently the students in grades 4 through 8 participated in a day of long jump, triple jump, shot put or ball throw, and various running races. The top performers in each event were selected for our track and field team. These students were invited to daily after school practices. They will compete on June 12th at Innisdale S.S. Click to view a short slide show of Track and Field Day!
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART - St. Marguerite d'Youville School fundraised in support of Heart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart. Together we raised $3,496.25! Thank you from the bottom of our heart for your support. Our top fundraisers are: Emily T., Kaitlyn M., Ciara, Liam M., Jayden, and Alex S. In addition to raising funds to support the organizations’ mission, JUMP activates our kids to embrace a lifetime of healthy living and social responsibility. We appreciate your support in keeping kids healthy and active! Check out more photos of our fun event!
WALK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE - During Catholic Education Week we will celebrate our Faith in many different ways. Our school community as well as many school communities were involved in supporting local and global causes and during Catholic Education Week students from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board participated in the Walk for Social Justice.
CALENDAR FUND RAISER - Thank you to all those who supported us by purchasing a calendar. The winners have all been notified. We sincerely appreciate the generous donations made by:
Cakes by Design
Angus Guardian Pharmacy
County Dog House
Putt Mini Golf
Crock & Block Fine Dining
Base Borden Golf Club
E. Mauro of TSN
Roberts Complete Auto Care
Elite Hair Salon
Karen Stormont of Acklands Grainger
Jeremy Riddle of RBC
Syndic Computer Systems
M&M Meat Shops
John Holloway of Wallwin
Mobile Vibe Productions
A. McKeown of Royal LePage
J. Tibbles, RHN
Lucie & Gerry Risi
GREEN TEAM - A short video message from the St. Marguerite d'Youville School Green Team.