Principal's Post



Dear Parent/Guardians,

We made it through the first full week of school!  I can't believe the Fall Festival is right around the corner.  The students are so excited!  In order to prepare for the Fall Festival EDC will close at 3PM on Thursday, September 19.  School is closed on Friday, September 20.  We need many, many volunteers to make this fabulous school event a success. Be sure to sign up for your shift(s) - we ask that families sign up for one shift per child.  If you have not yet signed up please click on the link below.  We are in need of help on Saturday night. There will be homework passes for donating your time...your children will thank you for earning these precious passes.  We appreciate everyone coming together to help make this the best Fall Festival yet.  

Here is the link to sign up   https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080B44A8AF28A7F58-stmargaret1

Thank you for attending our Back to School Nights.  It was a great opportunity to see all of you and meet new families.  

I hope you enjoy this Back to School Video (click on the link below).  Thank you for sharing your children with us!  


IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  (Please continue to review the school calendar for important dates and upcoming events)  

SMILE...picture days are coming soon!  September 17 (PreK and K-5) and 18 (PreK and 6-8).  All students PreK-8 should be in school uniforms.  These pictures will be used in our yearbook.  Sibling discounts offered again this year.  

VIRTUS - Please remember to complete your VIRTUS training to become an approved volunteer

Uniforms -  Please follow uniform policies - no logos or ruffles on socks, no Gators on uniforms (all grades PreK-grade 8) SM logo only, no cotton pull up skorts.  

Safety and Security:  Please be sure to check in at the main offices to receive your Visitor badge.  Main office doors press the button to be buzzed in.  ES - if your child will be late or absent you do not need to inform the office please inform homeroom teacher.  MS - if your child will be late or absent you must call the main office 410-877-9660.

Arrival and Dismissal:  Please follow ES and MS arrival and dismissal procedures for the safety of the students.  ES campus - make only a "RIGHT on WRIGHT" Street.  Vehicles may be ticketed. 

Food/Drinks:  At times students may be finishing breakfast in the car.  Please be sure your child is finished eating/drinking before leaving the car.  No food or drinks are permitted in the ES gym, outside at the MS or in classrooms during arrival.  Water bottles - all students are allowed to bring water bottles to school.  They will be kept in classrooms not in lockers.   

Middle School Info ~

Grade 8 Parent Meeting Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm to discuss application process, HSPT and end of year events, please plan to attend this meeting.

High School Open House Monday, October 21 (MS Gym 6-8PM ) -  6th and 7th grade parents please plan to attend and 8th graders who may still be exploring HS options please attend.  

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Registration open until midnight on Thanksgiving.  The test will be here at St. Margaret School on December 4 (snow date December 5).  If your child receives accommodations for testing, Mrs. Messaris will be contacting you regarding your child’s plan.  



I can't wait to see everyone at the Fall Festival!  Thank you for being a part of the SMS family.  

Blessings,

Anna C. Shanahan

Principal 
St. Margaret School 
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