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[19 Dec 2012 | admin | One Comment | 1,845 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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[29 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,896 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 | 1,724 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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[9 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,749 views]

Many of our community’s family members, friends and colleagues reside in the densely-populated East Coast – an area which has been torn apart, physically and emotionally, by superstorm Hurricane Sandy. Homes have been washed away, families displaced, and lives broken as the eastern seaboard flooded and could not be stopped. We are lucky, though, to belong to a community which prides itself on its response in situations like these. And, we’re getting started right now.
St. Margaret’s knows how to act, and act quickly. We are in the process of planning …

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[1 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,265 views]
Holiday Book Drive Through November 30

For the holiday season, we are collecting books and donating them to places in need. Please bring in any books that you do not need or are willing to donate. There will be a collection box in the Library and in Upper School Room 711. From children to adult-level reading, any and all types of books are accepted.
Last year as a community, we were able to donate 2,600 books to three underserved public schools in Santa Ana. This year, we aim to help not only Santa Ana schools but also …

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[26 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,500 views]
Freshman Connect with the Community and Give Back in Meaningful Ways

Taking the College and Work Readiness Assessment last Wednesday allowed St. Margaret’s freshman to have a special schedule and a very unique opportunity to participate in a mini-service learning project.
“Since service is such an important part of our school culture, we decided to spend an hour with the students participating in two service projects,” said Upper School History Teacher and Freshmen and Sophomore Dean of Women Megan Moilanen. “First, freshmen students bagged beans and rice for Father Serra’s Pantry. Each person who comes to the food pantry gets a bag …

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[14 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,442 views]
Grade 10 Students Serve Our Community at Large

By Megan Moilanen, Upper School History Teacher and Freshmen and Sophomore Dean of Women
“Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” (http://www.servicelearning.org)
One of the very special parts of our St. Margaret’s Episcopal School community is the deep-rooted commitment to serving our community at large. Our tenth graders embarked on a meaningful retreat on Thursday, August 30 with their advisories that allowed students to serve our community through participating in a variety …

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[22 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,153 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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[16 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,806 views]
An Afternoon of Service

By Amanda Hudson, Middle School Director of Student Activities and Community Service
On Friday, March 9, the Middle School turned out in full force for an afternoon of service. Students in grade 8 went to Camp Pendleton to assist Operation Help a Hero. They had a tour of an area of camp, visited a memorial and ate lunch in the Chow Hall. Students then made kitchen kits, entertainment packs and goody bags for the more than 600 men of the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines coming home from Afghanistan. The supplies will …

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[16 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 17,320 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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