Summer at Holy Spirit School

Happy Canada Day Eh!

Holy Spirit Families: Hopefully you get this message while you are spending time together as a family. Perhaps you had some Canadian Maple Syrup this morning, or will be doing something completely unique to your family this afternoon. We are proud to have so many wonderful families at Holy Spirit, and wish each and every Flame Family the best the day has to offer. From our family to yours, Happy Canada Day!

Summer Sports Drop in on Wednesdays @ 3:00PM

Throughout the summer, our community partner Kinbridge will be running An AWESOME Sports Drop-In at Holy Spirit School for youth 12 and older. We hope to see everyone who would like to play some sports to come out. Please contact Kaite at 519-624-3855 for more information. It should a great opportunity for the youth in our community.

Summer Boost is Happening at Holy Spirit

Some parents may have signed up for this program, and we are excited to host it again at Holy Spirit School. The program supports learners in a classroom environment to improve their skills in numeracy, literacy and problem solving with technology. The picture below shows grade 3/4 students coding last summer. We are very excited to welcome all Summer Boost Students!

Knowledgehook Mathalon Winners Across the Divisions!

Numeracy is a big focus in our School Improvement Plan. One tool we have been using in grades 3-8 is Knowledgehook. Teachers set up personalized ‘missions’ for students, host ‘game show quizzes’ in their classroom to get instant feedback about their students’ learning needs. Teachers also have a tool to allow students to work toward completing challenging ‘Mathalons.’ The students have really enjoyed working toward earning their Math Medals and we are proud of the work they are putting in on improving their skills in Math. Great work Flames!

Summer Update from St. Ambrose Parish

St. Ambrose Parish Children’s Catechism Program

*Religious education for Grades 1 – 12

*Sacramental Preparation

*RCIC: Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

Our parish, under the instruction of the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate, will offer children’s religious education on Thursdays nights, beginning in September, in the Church Hall. The program is open to students in non-Catholic schools, as well as Catholic schools. Please contact Sr. Marie Therese at for a registration form or to inquire about the program.

Mass times during the summer months will remain the same:

Saturday at 5:00 pm

Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Confession times during the summer months will be:

Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This sacrament reconciles us with God and joins us to Him in intimate friendship.

Some Sad Goodbyes …

There were several staff members leaving Holy Spirit school, including our fearless leader Mr. Dinner. Fortunately, as this message is being written Mr. Mendonca, our new Principal is unpacking and getting set up. He is very much looking forward to getting to know our community and supporting all the great things that Holy Spirit is famous for.

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our staff who have given so much to Holy Spirit, and wish you well in your next adventure. With appreciation, we highlight the wonderful contributions of the following individuals:

Mr. Sanders, Ms. Filipovich, Ms. Ribey, Ms. Winslow, Mrs. Caprio, Ms. MacDonald, Ms. Sartoretto, Mrs. Nguyen and Mrs. Ianni.

 Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • First Day of School (September 4, 2018)
  • Picture Day (September 18)
  • Open House BBQ (September 18)
  • School Opening Mass @ 11AM at School (September 19)
  • Professional Activity Day -No School (September 21)