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[11 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,183 views]
Tartans Travel to New York to Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

Over the past week, 11 Upper School students and four adults traveled to the outskirts of New York City and the shores of New Jersey to assist with the relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. The experience was even better than we could have imagined and the trip was full of many profound moments. For three of the days we were connected with an organization called Operation Blessing, a nonprofit that has a strong and prolonged presence in Breezy Point – a community densely populated with first responders that was hit particularly hard by the hurricane with fires

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[11 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,395 views]
Students Organize Successful Book Drive to Donate to Local Schools in Need of Library Resources

With the help of the St. Margaret’s community, Upper School students Carolyn King, Alissa Ohanesian, Harout Ohanesian and Victoria Lee, founders of the club Books for a Brighter Future, organized a book drive that resulted in a successful turnout of nearly 4,000 books within a three-week period. Having collected a variety of new to gently-used books, the group donated them to some of San Juan Capistrano’s local schools in need of library resources.
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[7 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,729 views]

Location: St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, Sillers Hall
Date: Thursday, January 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Dear Parents and Employees,
As you may be aware, Caltrans is embarking on a substantial construction project to widen the bridge, roads and ramps, and reconfigure and improve the traffic flow at the I-5 / Ortega Highway Interchange in San Juan Capistrano. This project will bring dramatically improved traffic flow to this high volume intersection that often causes gridlock for our entire San Juan and surrounding community during peak travel times.
The Ortega Highway interchange is the I-5 access …

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[20 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,114 views]
Important Message from Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut on Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

As we approach Christmas and the joy associated with this time of year, I find myself conflicted once again as the glow of anticipated time with children and grandchildren is dulled somewhat by the deep ache I have felt for nearly a week now. Like many of you, I have spent an inordinate amount of time thinking, reading, watching and talking about the terrible tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.Sadly, we have experienced far too many school shootings in recent years (15 since Columbine), but thus far it seems that after a period of mourning and sympathy, we move on

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[20 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,181 views]
SMES Socks it for Hurricane Sandy Victims and Raises More Than $8,000

The last five weeks have indeed been busy, made even busier at times with the events created to raise money and awareness for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. These events have included a school-wide toiletry drive, wearing crazy socks in Lower School, buying hot cocoa and French toast, making fleece comfort blankets and bringing in socks and underwear to a Middle School dance and in the Upper School, screening Grease the movie, and taking donations at athletic events. Then there was the Lower School Sock Hop and school wide music …

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[19 Dec 2012 | admin | One Comment | 1,846 views]

As a school community we are still trying to understand the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. When school resumes at Sandy Hook Elementary the faculty and students will inhabit a new building, that deserves to be filled with joy and constant reminders that they are a resilient community and are deeply loved across this nation. Lower School Art teacher Mary Mayer is using these last few days before break to send a strong message to the families at Sandy Hook, one that the Connecticut PTA is inviting, as well, that “no …

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[17 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,508 views]

Tuesday, January 15, 8:15 a.m. Location: Tartan Center
Parent talk appropriate for children of all ages because “The Talk” should never end!
Speaker Leslie Dixon, executive director Birds & Bees Connection, shares her vast years of knowledge about the topic in a fun and informative approach, which empowers parents to talk with their children about the topic of “sex.”
In this fast paced world of technology, instant information and gratification, one of the most important discussions to have with your child is about sexuality and sex and it is usually the most difficult. …

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[29 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,898 views]
“Sock it to Sandy” Relief Efforts

Dear St. Margaret’s Families,
We are reminded during this time of year to pause and give thanks for all that we are given. It doesn’t go without notice that we live in a community that has so much to appreciate. On the opposite coast, however, relatives, friends, and millions of people who we have never met are not so lucky. The aftermath and devastation of Hurricane Sandy continues to headline the news, and in typical Tartan form we are unwilling to passively watch. Over the next two months several activities and …

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[20 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,725 views]

If you are planning to travel over Thanksgiving break, please consider doing some “service” while you’re away! Many non-profit organizations in the east coast area have expressed a need for small, travel-size toiletries. If you are staying in a hotel, most will replenish these each day. St. Margaret’s will be collecting these in each division during the week we return from Thanksgiving (and Christmas) break. Please place items in a bag and send them with your child to drop-off in division offices.
We will donate these to Episcopal churches that have …

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[16 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,473 views]

Tuesday, November 27, 8:15 a.m. Location: Tartan Center
“Parenting Boys” is a speaker series for parents to learn and understand the challenges and opportunities that boys are faced with today. Dr. Bobbe Sommer will be our guest speaker on November 27 in the Tartan Center from 8:15-10 a.m. Dr. Sommer will speak on managing boy’s behavior in a way that preserves and promotes their self-esteem, support boys as they learn, and teach them self-discipline so they can achieve their goals. Questions? Contact Janice Avalone at 949.661.0108, ext. 282.
 

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