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[9 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,776 views]

By Victoria Lee, Grade 11
Thank you so much for support with the Holiday Book Drive this past Christmas season. As a school community, we were able to donate more than 2,600 children’s books to three elementary schools in underserved areas in Santa Ana including, Roosevelt Elementary, Edison Elementary and Harvey Elementary. Click here to see a response from Roosevelt Elementary conveying great appreciation and delight for your donations.
From delivering these books to the school libraries in person, I know that the books will be put to good use, for …

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[17 Feb 2012 | admin | One Comment | 1,637 views]

Thursday, March 1, 5 p.m. Location: Sillers Hall
Before the Kindergarten through grade 12 Art Exhibit on March 1, enjoy a bowl of soup for a good cause. Upper School student Mary Raymund will be hosting an Empty Bowls soup dinner service benefit where student-created ceramic bowls will be sold. Students in all divisions, including faculty, have made more than 100 bowls in the clay lab to auction at the dinner. Mary is applying for a Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition that a Girl Scout can earn, and this …

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From the Classroom »

[17 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 4,961 views]
From Styrofoam to Surfboards – Students Make a Difference One Board at a Time

In Mr. [Eric] Harrington’s science class students are given the opportunity to create and present an ocean science project. Two particular teams decided to do their projects on creating an environmentally-friendly surfboard.

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[13 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,426 views]

If you are planning to travel over the winter break, please consider doing some “service” while you’re away! Many local nonprofit organizations can utilize 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 winter break. Please place items in a bag and send them with your child to their classroom or advisor.
Collectively, this will help many local organizations. We will donate to: St. Margaret’s Church outreach called “Bread …

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Tartans in the News »

[14 Dec 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,540 views]

Students from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School made more than 700 cards, bags of candy and collected DVDs to send in care packages to military personnel overseas through the organization Military Angels.
“It is so heartwarming to see the kids put so much work and thought into expressing appreciation for our military,” organizer Denise Goodson of Rancho Santa Margarita said.
Click here to read The Orange County Register article.
 

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[14 Dec 2011 | admin | One Comment | 5,234 views]
Waste Foam Needed for Middle School Sustainable Surfboard Project

As part of an Ocean Project-Based Contest, a team of students from the Middle School are participating in a community service project that focuses on recycling waste foam (think “Styrofoam” packaging) into a new eco-friendlier surfboard.
We will be collecting the Styrofoam from December 13 – January 6. If you receive any packaging foam this winter break, please bring it in to be recycled. Just drop off the waste packaging foam (technically it’s called EPS foam) to Room 256 (located upstairs in the Gateway Building). There is a large recycling bin …

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From the Classroom »

[14 Dec 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,965 views]
Stockings of Love

Last week, in the spirit of giving, the Lower School, with their buddies, stuffed 300 Christmas stockings for the families at Father Serra’s Pantry. The stockings were filled with small toiletries such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream and razors, lotion, soaps and toilet paper.

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From the Classroom »

[17 Nov 2011 | admin | One Comment | 3,620 views]
Grade 8 Student Martha Sheets “Thankful” Address to Middle School Chapel

Introduction by Mike Allison, Middle School Assistant Principal
Over the past couple of weeks, our Chaplains have encouraged us to think, live and act with a sense of goodness from within. Father Phil De Vaul encouraged all of us to live by three rules as we interact in the world, “1. Be kind. 2. Be kind. 3. Be kind.” Father James Livingston encouraged everyone to look at their daily lives in a different way; perhaps see the ordinary as extraordinary in some way. Similarly, Mother Mary …

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Events »

[14 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,493 views]

Wednesday, October 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Tartan Center
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill this need for patients in our community. To schedule your appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: smes or for more information contact the Nurse’s Office 949-661-0108, ext. 203. All participants may enter a regional drawing for a shopping spree and all presenting donors will receive a $5 coupon for El Torito. Thank you in advance for your participation!
 

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[26 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 4,477 views]
Breakthrough College Bound Students Excel at CUSD Math Exam

On August 4, approximately 11 of the Breakthrough College Bound students (formally the High School Transition Program) joined other students from across Capistrano Unified School District to take an exam that could potentially allow them to bypass Algebra IB and enter straight into geometry as freshman. These 11 students were among 25 Breakthrough College Bound students who spent six weeks of their summer preparing for high school in Breakthrough’s College Bound program.
Click here for photo gallery.
“Breakthrough is more than just a middle school program. The students commit to working with …

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