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[24 May 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 5,011 views]
Lower School Tartan Trot Sports New Venue

The annual Lower School Jog-A-Thon, known as the Tartan Trot, was held on April 20. While the weather threatened to be very hot for the big run, a welcomed morning marine layer and off shore breezes kept the afternoon beautiful and comfortable for Lower School athletes. The notable change this year for the Trot was the venue. Traditionally the Tartan Trot is held on Gateway Field, but it was felt that a larger venue would help to accommodate the vast number of volunteers and parents that come out to support …

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[16 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 975 views]

Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m. Location: Lower School Room 14
Join us for a Birds and Bees Connection course that covers the basic physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty and helps establish good hygiene habits. This information is presented to grade 4 and 5 fathers and sons in a fun and engaging manner. Topics such as puberty, physical changes, emotional changes, male reproduction, hygiene, and much more will be discussed. For more information and to register go to www.birdsnbeesconnection.com.
 

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[22 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,154 views]
Lower School Families Give Back with Warm Blankets

Lower School families came together in Sillers Hall last Friday to participate in its first Family Service Night. The Lower School’s service projects touch many different populations of people in need and Friday night’s service focused on Project Linus, a national organization that works to provide a handmade blanket to children with a serious illness or have suffered a traumatic experience. Just like Charlie Brown’s best friend Linus, this blanket is given to provide a sense of security in an otherwise difficult situation.
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Families with kindergarteners through grade …

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[22 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,936 views]
Students Take Third in Battle of the Books Competition

“A real nail biter!” This sums up the feeling of the ten grade 4 and 5 students who participated this Tuesday in the Orange County Independent School Battle of the Books Competition. The St. Margaret’s Episcopal School team walked away proudly sporting the third place trophy. The competition was stiff, but St. Margaret’s students Maddie Barkate, Bella Blount, Lara Hairapetian, Natalie Yee and Captain Lauren Standiford, hung in there and ultimately shined by recalling the tiniest of details.
The Battle of the Books competition brings teams of readers together to answer …

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[16 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 17,322 views]
Students Build Paper Palace Boxes to Feed Food Deprived Children

Two-thousand five hundred twenty-five dollars and two cents! That is how much money Lower School students donated to the Kids’ Café Program, which provides nutritious snacks to Orange County children who are food deprived.
“Local kids are hungry and you have done an awesome job of making sure that they have healthy food. St. Margaret’s students rock!” Author and Illustrator J.H. Everett explained to students at Monday’s Lower School Chapel. Mr. Everett was in Chapel thanking students for their generosity and talking more about the work of the Kid’s Café …

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[2 Mar 2012 | admin | One Comment | 2,919 views]
SJC Mayor Presents Certificate of Recognition to Lower School for Composting Efforts

At Lower School Chapel this week, San Juan Capistrano Mayor Larry Kramer presented St. Margaret’s Lower School Green Team with a Certificate of Recognition from the City of San Juan Capistrano commending St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for composting food waste. In addition to Mayor Kramer, Ziad Mazboudi, senior civil engineer for the City of San Juan Capistrano and Craig Dibley from CR&R Waste and Recycling Services were in attendance to present the certificate.
According to the certificate, “Californians overall throw away more than five million tons of food scraps each year. …

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[2 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,032 views]
Middle School Students Teach Second Graders about U.S. Government

When Mr. Allison realized that the grade 2 students were learning about the branches of government and how a bill becomes a law, he asked two of his students if they would be interested in creating, planning and implementing a lesson for the second graders. Budding teachers Alyssa Maita and Martha Sheets took the opportunity and ran with it.

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[16 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,273 views]
Alligators Teach Kids the Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Last week, Dr. John Vartanian visited the Preschool and the Lower School as part of National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month and brought two friends to help demonstrate proper brushing techniques.

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[9 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,450 views]
An Evening of Hands on Science and Family Fun

St. Margaret’s first Family Science Night took place last Friday, February 3 in a bustling Sillers Hall. Lower School students came together with parents and siblings to participate in simple, hands-on science experiments. The Ocean Institute, The Ecology Center and the Surfrider Foundation also participated in the event.

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[26 Jan 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,113 views]

During Family Reading Night on March 1 at 6 p.m., St. Margaret’s Tartan Tellers will perform for eager listeners in the Lower School Library. The grade 3 and 4 Tartan Teller students will come prepared to share not only folktales but original oral stories.
These stories reflect the hard work the students have committed to doing not only at their weekly meetings but on their own time, as well. They have completed multiple rewrites of their stories in order to present and orally share a well written tale.
We look forward to …

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