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A Message from the Principal

 April is upon us and hopefully we will be experiencing some consistent warmth and sunshine very soon!

It was wonderful to see so many families out to the Agnes Macphail Celebration held in partnership with the Friends of the South-Grey Museum on March 23rd. The Municipality of Grey Highlands has officially declared March 24th (Ms. Macphail’s birthday) Agnes Macphail Day ~ something we will be sure to recognize each year at our school!

March finished up with our annual Literacy Week thanks to Mr. Boyle and Mrs. Knight. What a great way to share our love of reading with staff and students alike. We hope that our students’ excitement for reading was shared with you at home as well!

April is already filled with lots of exciting plans at Macphail.
SCC is hosting a popcorn and movie night on THURSDAY, APRIL 6th from 6:30 - 8:30pm for the kids while parents are invited to come to our Mental Health and Wellness Fair for an opportunity to learn about the mental health supports in our community and what to do if you have concerns about the mental health and well-being of yourself, your child or a family member (including stress, anxiety, depression, difficulty with anger management).

Our Junior and Intermediate Bands will be competing at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Owen Sound. Me to We is hosting various Earth Week activities and our SCC Scholastic Book Fair is also happening during the last week of April.

Macphail is truly one of a kind ~ a place where everyone works, learns and plays together! I feel very fortunate to be part of such an awesome school community!

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Important Notice:  Markdale and Area Schools Accommodation Review

On September 20, 2016, the Board of Trustees for Bluewater District School Board approved a recommendation to begin an accommodation review which includes our school. 

For more information and ongoing updates, please click on the link below.  Here you will find the board’s policy outlining the accommodation review process, the Initial Staff Report and recommendation, along with other important information. 

The Trustees will receive the final staff report on April 5th and a final decision will be presented to our community on April 18th.

We would like to formally thank Jennifer Hawkins, Lesya Chapman and Mils Farmus for the time, effort and dedication they put into their roles as our Accommodation Review Committee. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Sabrina Osborne for volunteering her time to be our staff resource member on the Macphail ARC team.

As always, we continue to work, learn and play together ensuring that our learners today will become leaders tomorrow!


Laurie Gilkinson (Principal) & Liz Collett (Vice Principal)


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