Michael Garron Hospital at our PSC meeting this week

Welcome back! The PSC would like to remind parents of an important Council meeting coming up next Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 PM in the school library. Child Care is provided.
Staff from Michael Garron Hospital will be presenting to council about the major redevelopment project they have undertaken. Council has drafted a number of questions – on topics ranging from construction timelines to communications protocols to safety concerns – and sent them to hospital staff. We expect answers to these questions to be part of the presentation on Wednesday.
We strongly encourage you to attend this meeting and hear about the project and its potential impacts on the school community. This is also the time to ask your own questions and share your views. If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are welcome to send your questions to McGregor.Matters@gmail.com and we will ask them on your behalf.

Staff Appreciation Day

A big shout out to the two McGregor parents who prepared a spectacular meal for 60, yes, 60 teachers and staff at Staff Appreciation Day on Monday! Many thanks to Lex Taman, pastry chef, and Eric Hadley, banquet chef at the Broadview Hotel. Here’s the menu below. Doesn’t it look amazing??

Mains
Chicken Souvlaki with Gremolata,
Chicken, yoghurt, parsley, lemon, olive oil

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini, Capers and Pomegranate,
lemon, oregano

Salad
Village salad,
peppers, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, lettuce
with a lemon and oregano vinaigrette

Marinated vegetables

Taboulie
parsley, quinoa, tomato, red onion, lemon

Sauces
hummus, tzatziki, toum
with pita

Dessert
Loukoumades
Donut, honey, cinnamon

Mid-Year Update

Here’s a document that’s worth spending some time with, especially if you haven’t been able to attend PSC meetings this year. It’s our PSC update–all about what we’ve accomplished to date this year, and what we still have ahead of us. Have a look, and let us know what you think: here in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter, in person, through your class parent, or at mcgregor.matters@gmail.com.

PSC Mid-Year Update

Changes to movie night: have your say

A message from our Movie Night Committee:

Movie Nights at R.H. McGregor have been a longstanding tradition and a wonderful way to bring the community together to raise funds for our school.

In order to ensure the safety of the children both at the movie and during the dismissal process, we are making some changes to the event to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and well-being. Specifically, all children will now need to be accompanied by a parent (or assigned caregiver) for the duration of the movie. Depending on the timing the community selects, this may include YMCA childcare providers.

With this change in mind, we want to provide the parent community with two options for hosting the upcoming movie night on Friday, March 2nd. Please indicate your preferred choice in this survey, linked below. This will help us to determine the best option for greatest number of families to enjoy the event.

Please complete the survey by midnight, Tuesday, February 6th. Find it here

PSC Meeting–this Wednesday

A reminder that our next PSC meeting is this Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. in the library. Child care is provided.

[Edited to add the agenda!]

7:00 – 7:10: Welcome

Approval of Agenda 

Approval of last meeting’s minutes

7:10 – 7:20: Vote on School Statement of Needs

7:20 – 7:45: Principal’s Update

7:45 – 8:00: Teacher’s Update

8:00 – 8:30: – Follow up on supply teacher availability

– Discussion of Health Room purpose and usage

– Discussion of refrigerator/freezer replacement

Update on parent development speaker series

– Maker Fest discussion

8:30 – 8:40: PIAC update

8:40 – 8:50: Parent Night committee update

8:50- 9:00: Movie Night committee update

9:00- 9:10: New Business

9:10 Adjournment

Bimonthly Pizza Lunch is back!

It’s time for pizza lunch sign up for the rest of the school year, January to June (This is a new block of dates).

 IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SIGN UP @ www.munchalunch.com FOR YOUR CHILD TO GET PIZZA LUNCH.

 Due to popular demand we will be bringing back pizza lunch 2 times per month.

 Here are the dates…

January 18

Feb. 1

Feb. 15

March 1

March 22

April 5

April 19

May 17

May 31

June 14

June 28

 A few important notes:

1) All orders must be added via munchalunch.  The system is set up to allow you to order 1 time per child for all the dates.  After you press submit, before you pay, you will have an opportunity to uncheck dates that you don’t want pizza lunch.  ie, when you order it will first sign you up for all 11 lunches (this saves a lot of time) after you click continue the system will allow you to uncheck the dates you don’t want.

2) Pizza lunch is run by parent volunteers and all the money raised goes back to the school.  We can not run these days without enough volunteers.  On Munchalunch, after you submit your orders there is a link where you can sign up to VOLUNTEER for one of the lunches.  Please consider helping out on a day or two, if possible.

3) All pizza lunch orders must be submitted by midnight the Monday prior to pizza lunch day.  For the first pizza lunch of this New Year orders must be in by Monday January 15th!

4) Your pizza lunch leads are happy to help if you have any questions, comments or concerns.  Please email pizzalunch@hotmail.ca. (note the .ca)

 Happy New Year from your Pizza Lunch Crew,

Tamara, Sandy and Shaindy