Dear SMPS Students and Families,

We ended January having a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our Catholic Schools Community through our various Catholic Schools Week activities. The kids had a great time participating in the various activities, and I loved hearing why they loved being in a Catholic School. It warms my heart to be part of a school that really is a second family where we share in each others’ triumphs, and console each other in times of need. Thank you for choosing to entrust us with your children every day!

February, despite being 29 days this year, is still a quick month for us especially with a week off for Winter Vacation. There is lots of learning going on, and one of the things we will be learning about next week is heart health. St. Margaret Primary School will be participating in a fundraiser for the American Heart Association on February 14, and will be visited by a representative of the American Heart Association on February 11 who will help us learn about why it is important to keep our hearts healthy, and what we can do to help our hearts be strong. More information about the fundraiser will be sent out in a separate email.

The end of February brings us Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and the start of Lent. This is an important time of year where we as a school will be reflecting on what it means to be a follower of Christ. We will continue to explore our school theme, and think about what it means to Walk with Jesus even in times of trouble. All of this will help us to open our hearts to God’s love for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Despite seeing these signs at every sporting event ever, the passage still rings true!

I pray that the month ahead will allow you to feel God’s love and care for you and your family.


Elizabeth Hutchison

Principal, St. Margaret Primary School