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[8 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,224 views]
Don’t Miss St. Margaret’s at the 55th Annual Swallows Day Parade

Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. Location: Downtown San Juan Capistrano
Join St. Margaret’s and the entire San Juan Capistrano community to celebrate the 55th Annual Swallows Day Parade on Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. St. Margaret’s is honored to sponsor this treasured community celebration for more than 20 years.
St. Margaret’s will be represented by Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut, members of the LA Scots Pipe Band, the Tartan Cheerleading Team, CIF champions Girls Volleyball and Boys Cross Country Teams, Equestrian Rider Mary Raymund, Third Grade SJC History Day students, Breakthrough San …

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[7 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,160 views]
SMES Celebrates Read Across America Month

By Darla Magana, Director of Library and Media Center
March may bring to mind leprechauns and basketball for some, but for schools and libraries around America, March is all about READING! This national celebration of reading, Read Across America month, serves to highlight the joys and benefits of reading.
The St. Margaret’s Library will be hosting a variety of activities throughout March to ensure that our community of readers has ample opportunities to learn about good reads, come together as readers, and simply celebrate the joy that reading brings.
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[5 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,944 views]

If you purchased a “Buy it Now” item or won an item from the St. Margaret’s Online Spring Fundraiser “Music of the Night” School Auction, please come to the PTF Office to pick-up and sign for your gift certificate. You must come in and sign for your certificates as they will not be mailed out nor will they be distributed to your child’s classroom.

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[5 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,881 views]

Tuesday, March 19, 8:15 a.m. Location: Tartan Center
Scott Burnett, owner of Integrity Computer Concepts, has spent years giving cyber technology and Internet safety seminars. His work with schools, law enforcement and parents gives him a unique perspective on the many issues facing parents today. Learn about topics such as: the ever changing media culture that our children face, the benefits of being a tech-savvy parent, how to protect your children in and out of your home, how to monitor your child’s online activities such as email, chat and Web surfing, …

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[28 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,162 views]
Spring Fundraiser Live Auction Opens March 11

Let the bidding begin! The 2013 All-School Spring Fundraiser “Music of the Night” Live Auction offering has been prepared for you by the Phantom himself. Bid on items such as: four box seats to a San Francisco 49ers game with a pre-game experience on the field with the players; an incredible dinner, paired with fine wines from Far Niente Winery, in your own home hosted by Chef Azmin Ghahreman; or, take home a custom designed piece of jewelry from Lugano Diamonds. And, don’t forget the always popular VIP St. Margaret’s parking …

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[15 Feb 2013 | admin | One Comment | 1,580 views]

Dear Parents,
As we approach Winter Recess, a time of rest and rejuvenation for our students and faculty, I want to follow up on the status of our campus security and safety procedures. Since the tragic events of Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, we have been actively and vigilantly analyzing, enhancing and testing all aspects of our campus security and safety processes and systems. We have sought expert counsel from Orange County and Los Angeles law enforcement officials and external school security professionals. While we feel confident that our ongoing …

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[15 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,555 views]

St. Margaret’s communicated a few weeks ago a status update on the I-5/Ortega Interchange construction project (click here to read that announcement). We have just received a project update from Caltrans stating that the project officially begins Monday, February 18. Caltrans anticipates only nighttime closures of on and off ramps initially, which should not affect the commute of our families and employees. Further, Caltrans has assured that daytime traffic changes will not take affect for several months, minimally not prior to the completion of construction at the I-5/Camino Capistrano Interchange. …

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[14 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,194 views]

Thursday, February 28, 8:15 a.m. Location: Tartan Center
The next Parent Teacher Fellowship Membership Mixer will be on Thursday, February 28 in the Tartan Center located adjacent to the Upper School Courtyard. Every parent is a member of the PTF, and we welcome you to attend. If you are in the Preschool and need childcare, please contact Ingrid Andrews.
This month’s guest speaker Darla Magana, director of Library and Media Center, will present “Creating a 21st Century Library and Learning Commons.” “The St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Library program inspires and supports creative …

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[7 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,263 views]
Acclaimed Speaker Dr. Tony Wagner Skypes with SMES and Shares Seven Survival Skills

By Dr. Jeneen Graham, Academic Dean
In his low carbon footprint presentation last week, Dr. Tony Wagner shared his vision for a new set of education goals that will equip learners with the skills and abilities the world needs. His presentation outlined years of research that led him to develop the seven survival skills for the 21st century learner. During three separate Skype sessions, Tony communicated his message to faculty and staff, parents and community members, and the Upper School students. As a supporter of Tony’s work for years, it was …

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[7 Feb 2013 | admin | 2 Comments | 1,619 views]
Expressions of the Soul – A Visual and Performing Arts Spectacular

By Diane Hawkins, Lower School Religion and Music Teacher
A first in St. Margaret’s history, and the first of its kind in Orange County, last Saturday the Performing Arts Center’s Hurlbut Theater played host to Expressions of the Soul, a visual and performing arts spectacular including classical music performances by five outstanding community choir and orchestra groups comprising 210 performers.
The debut performance of the recently formed Orchestra of St. Margaret’s, under the direction of Mr. Gene Wie, St. Margaret’s orchestra director, including student, faculty and professional musicians, began the sparkling program …

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