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[19 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,660 views]
Admission Open House November 10 – Invite a Friend

Prospective students and parents are cordially invited to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Admission Open House
Saturday, November 10, 2012

PRESCHOOL: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
-Headmaster’s Welcome
-Director’s Presentation
-Tour Early Childhood Development Center
-Visit Outdoor Classroom, Garden and Art Center
-Conversations with Faculty and Parents
-Classroom Visits
KINDERGARTEN – GRADE 12: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
-Headmaster’s Welcome
-Academics, Athletics and Arts Fair
-Campus Tours and Classroom Visits
-Visit Engineering, Robotics and Design Labs
-Tour New Performing Arts Center & Student Showcase
-Conversations with Faculty and School Leaders
-College Counseling Information
-Student Panel Discussion
Please contact the Office of Admission, 949.661.0108 ext. 248, admission@smes.org for more information.
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[19 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 67,111 views]
PTF Parent Up Education Series: Dr. Carol Dweck to Discuss Mindsets: Helping Students Fulfill Their Potential

Friday, November 9, 9 a.m. Location: Hurlbut Theater
The PTF Parent Up Education Series continues Friday, November 9 with acclaimed Stanford University psychologist, Dr. Carol Dweck. Dr. Dweck will discuss Mindsets: Helping Students Fulfill Their Potential.
Do students think of their intelligence as fixed or as something they can develop? Dr. Carol Dweck will show how students’ mindsets about their intelligence can strongly affect their motivation and learning. She will reveal how praising students’ intelligence can backfire to undermine learning and how teaching students a growth mindset can change their motivation …

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[11 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,214 views]

Dear St. Margaret’s Families,
Last week, two seemingly unrelated events occurred that speak volumes about the past, the present and the future of St. Margaret’s. These events reflect years of hard work and dedication, a deep love of and respect for the school and a commitment to striving for the very best. I have closely watched both, and I am enormously proud of what has been accomplished and more optimistic than ever about the future of St. Margaret’s.
This past Saturday evening, The Sound of Music played for the sixth and final …

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[4 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,364 views]
10th Annual Barn Dance & Equestrian Fair – Saturday, October 20

Saturday, October 20, 6-10 p.m. Location: Blenheim Farms in San Juan Capistrano
Dear St. Margaret’s Parents,
We are pleased to announce that for the fourth 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 10th Annual Barn Dance & Equestrian Fair fundraiser on Saturday, October 20, 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 …

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[3 Oct 2012 | admin | One Comment | 3,757 views]
St. Margaret’s Announces William Moseley as Next Head of School to Begin July 1, 2013

Longtime Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut to Retire June 30, 2013
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School President of the Board of Trustees Michael J. Berchtold announced today, “It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Mr. William Moseley as the next head of school for St. Margaret’s Episcopal School effective July 1, 2013. The Board’s decision, in consultation with Chairman of the Board, The Right Reverend J. Jon Bruno, Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, followed the unanimous recommendation of …

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[28 Sep 2012 | admin | One Comment | 6,189 views]
St. Margaret’s 2012-2013 Parent Speakers Series Announced with All-Star Line Up

“Kick-Off” Friday, October 12 with Renowned Coach Joe Ehrmann
Location: St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center, Hurlbut Theater
Nationally-renowned speakers Joe Ehrmann, Dr. Carol Dweck, Marc Elliot, Dr. Tony Wagner and Dr. Jennifer Bryan headline the 2012-2013 St. Margaret’s Parent Teacher Fellowship Parent-Up Speakers Series. The series, announced today by St. Margaret’s Academic Dean Dr. Jeneen Graham and PTF Parent Education Chair Jennifer Arundale, is made possible through grants from the Parent Teacher Fellowship. All speakers will present in the St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center, Marcus D. Hurlbut Theater at 9 a.m.
“Our 2012-2013 …

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[28 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,391 views]

The Mother-Daughter Project was designed to provide practical tools to help women in mothering their daughters. Each month there is a different topic of discussion relating to key issues presented by a professional in that field. A small, supportive community – an extended family of mothers – has been created to share experiences and gain knowledge on best relating to daughters through their many stages. The goal is to raise strong, confident, and caring young women while navigating a daughter’s childhood and adolescence with integrity and grace. Please join us this year to …

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[28 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,506 views]
PTF Welcome Back Coffee – New Beginnings, Renewed Energy

By Sharon Maita, Welcome Back Coffee Co-Chair
New beginnings, renewed energy and reflection embodied the theme of this year’s Welcome Back Coffee. It was a day of significance as those gathered reflected on September 11, and it was a day of revitalized focus and energy for the upcoming school year. It was a new beginning for many families becoming a part of the St. Margaret’s community.
The gathering was held in the beautiful Performing Arts Center foyer on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The new venue contributed to the elegance and …

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[28 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,720 views]

Friday, October 26, 12 to 3:00 pm. Location: Gateway Field
Save time and money by buying your Tartan Faire meal and games wristbands in advance online. Avoid waiting in ticket lines at the Faire. Go to the PTF website and click on the Tartan Faire logo, or click here to purchase tickets. Family login and password is required. Sales will be billed to student accounts and wristbands will be sent home on October 24, 2012.

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[22 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,380 views]
St. Margaret’s Receives All-Steinway School Distinction by President of Steinway & Sons

All-Steinway Designation Signifies Dedication to Excellence
“It truly is my honor to be here and after what I have just seen briefly walking through this extraordinary facility, I am humbled by having our name attached to such a beautiful school,” said President of Steinway & Sons, Mr. Ron Losby, builders of the finest pianos in the world, as he presented the All-Steinway School designation to St. Margaret’s and its new Performing Arts Center. “This is an extraordinary facility and I applaud all of those very special people along with the community, …

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