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[22 Nov 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,824 views]

We would like to thank Annual Fund Co-chairs Lara and Dan Horgan and the Annual Fund class captains for their investment of time in this year’s fall phonathon. They put their enthusiasm and love of our school to work on behalf of St. Margaret’s.
We also thank those of you who answered the call! We appreciate your time, your comments and your support of the Annual Fund this year. To date, we have raised $534,290.98 from 378 donors.
Every gift to the Annual Fund is important. Last year, gifts from $25 – …

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[11 Nov 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 997 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
St. Margaret’s is about opportunities – opportunities to discover one’s talents, nurture one’s passions and follow one’s dreams. It starts early on, when a Preschool teacher fosters a student’s creativity, when in Lower School a student gets to perform in the musical, in Middle School as he or she joins an athletic team, and in the Upper School, as he or she is allowed an unparalleled chance at being part of it all.
Students here experience the breadth of an education that offers them the …

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Features »

[28 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,058 views]
Peek Inside the Performing Arts Center at Construction Midpoint

MEDIA GALLERY:
A photo tour of the PAC’s interior as it looked on Thursday, October 20 can be viewed here.
Now that the bulk of the work has moved to the building’s interior, let’s take a video peek at construction. Grab your hard hat and come inside with Dick as he shows us a few highlights in this 2-minute video.
Construction of the 42,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center is now at the halfway point. It is on schedule and on budget, according to Facilities Production Director Dick Jonovich. The bulk of the work has …

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[21 Oct 2011 | admin | One Comment | 2,694 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
Each year we hear the question, “why should I support the Annual Fund?” Here’s a quick glimpse at our top 10 reasons. What are your top 10?
1. You believe in investing in motivated students and know that one St. Margaret’s student can positively impact the lives of thousands.
2. You know that great teachers make a great school and believe in the need to attract and retain the best teachers to inspire our students.
3. Key areas depend on support from annual fund gifts – innovative academic …

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Features »

[14 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,774 views]
Tartan Tee-Off Raises $55,000

After a few years in hiatus, the St. Margaret’s Tartan Tee-Off golf tournament fundraiser benefiting financial aid came back to our community swinging, shooting a hole in one! With 22 teams competing in the course scramble at beautiful Newport Beach Country Club on October 3, the Tee-Off inspired spirited and fun competition among our St. Margaret’s players and raised over $55,000 for financial aid.
“We are very grateful to the many parent volunteers who gave tirelessly and led the return of the Tartan Tee-Off,” said Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut. “Since its …

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Events »

[7 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,160 views]

Saturday, October 22, 6-10 p.m. Location: Blenheim Farms in SJC
Dear St. Margaret’s Parents,
We are pleased to announce that for the third year, the San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition has selected St. Margaret’s Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano and Special Camp for Special Kids programs as partners for the 9th Annual Barn Dance & Equestrian Fair fundraiser on Saturday, October 22, 6 -10 p.m. at the beautiful Blenheim Farms in San Juan Capistrano.
The equestrian heritage of San Juan Capistrano is one of the most unique and beloved parts of our historic …

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[30 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,733 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement

I am very excited to introduce this year’s Annual Fund Chairs, Lara and Dan Horgan, parents of Daniel, grade 9, Tyler, grade 7, and Tristan, grade 1. Lara and Dan are passionate and dedicated when it comes to St. Margaret’s.
Here is what Lara Horgan recently said of why they agreed to serve the school as Annual Fund Chairs:
When I asked Mr. [Eric] Harrington why he chose to teach science at St. Margaret’s, he said, “It’s the kids!” Mr. Harrington came to St. Margaret’s from the …

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Tartans in the News »

[31 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,266 views]

The visible progress of construction on the Performing Arts Center is creating lots of buzz in our local San Juan community. San Juan Capistrano Patch education writer Penny Arevalo visited campus this week to meet with Headmaster Marcus Hurlbut, Director of Operations and Finance David Bush and Director of the Arts Darcy Rice to learn about the project, tour the site and write a feature story on construction progress and the plans for the future use of the space for performing arts. Click here to read the story.

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[26 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,383 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
Welcome back to another year at St. Margaret’s! It is exciting to start a new year and see the campus filled with the life and energy brought by our students – and be reminded of why we are here and the importance of our mission.
As you step on our campus this year, you will see the impressive progress made on the construction of the much-anticipated Performing Arts Center. In a way, the fulfillment of this promise brings with it renewed hope, anticipation, and an energy …

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[3 Jun 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,813 views]

We just wanted to send a big thank you to those of you who have supported this year’s Annual Fund. Thanks to you, we are making progress and nearing our goal. However, we still have not reached the level of participation I know we are capable of.
To date, we have raised $990,021. Annual Fund gifts run the gamut from $25 – $25,000, underscoring the importance of every gift and participation at a level that is comfortable for each. School-wide faculty participation is at 71 percent and parent participation is at …

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