Monthly Archives: February 2019

Holy Spirit Math Night is TONIGHT!!

We hope to see you tonight!! See below for info.

Holy Spirit Family Math Night is almost here. We invite you to join us on Thursday February 28th from 6 – 7 PM.

You will have the opportunity to do some hands-on math alongside your child while deepening your understanding of how math is taught today. We are also excited to provide you with ideas on how to further support your child’s learning at home.

Families of all grades are welcome,
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Family Math Night Team

By |2019-02-28T13:37:44-04:00February 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Holy Spirit Math Night is TONIGHT!!

Reminder: Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

Hello Holy Spirit Families,

Just a friendly reminder to fill out the Holy Spirit Transportation Survey. Please do so by clicking the link below.

Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

Thank you for helping us keep student safety a priority at the MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT!!

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Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region strives to positively influence children’s lives by coordinating their safe and efficient movement between home and school in support of their educational journey. In an effort to support students living in the walk zone, STSWR offers School Travel Planning services that work with your school board, area municipalities, and parents like you to make active travel to school like walking, cycling and scooting, a safer and easier choice.

School Travel Planning is best delivered after collecting specific data about each individual school, since school travel situations differ from one site to the next. We use this Family Survey to get a clearer picture of why and how students travel to school. We do not ask for personal information. Combined answers will be used for program planning at your school and the regional level, and may be shared for province-wide reviews of school travel patterns.

This information is especially important as we will be working on improvements to the school journey. Some of the great things that we have been able to accomplish or influence with this support at other schools include:

– Inspiring walking events
– “Drive to Five” campaigns disbursing traffic from the school site
– Walking maps
– Trailblazer training and other road safety education
– Traffic calming measures like pedestrian islands and crossovers
– Improved railway crossings

Please complete this 5-minute Family Survey with your eldest child who attends this school. Your input is important to the success of this project. Knowing what travel choices families are making and why they are making them will help the school create a travel plan that considers everyone’s needs.

Again, your responses are anonymous. We do not ask for your name.

The survey will be open for two weeks. Please click on the link below to access the survey:

Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

By |2019-02-28T11:35:56-04:00February 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Reminder: Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

Family Math Night is Almost Here!!

Holy Spirit Family Math Night is almost here. We invite you to join us on Thursday February 28th from 6 – 7 PM.

You will have the opportunity to do some hands-on math alongside your child while deepening your understanding of how math is taught today. We are also excited to provide you with ideas on how to further support your child’s learning at home.

Families of all grades are welcome,
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Family Math Night Team

By |2019-02-25T11:50:30-04:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Family Math Night is Almost Here!!

FITGOoooooo Challenge!!!

Holy Spirit is participating in the FITGO challenge from: February 25 – March 1, 2019!!

We will be challenging other schools within our family of schools in a friendly competition that involves completing activities in the following focus ares:

  • Daily Physical Activity (DPA)
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Minds
  • Healthy Environment

What does this mean for you?

You may hear your child discuss classroom activities at home. Also, as part of the challenge, students are encouraged to try the following activities at home:

  • Turn off (this screen)______ and do this _________(physical activity)
  • Pack lunches that include fruits and vegetables
  • Try to walk or bus to and from school one day
  • Dress appropriately to go outside for recess

Watch us go! Schools are invited to post their FITGO activities on Twitter using the following hashtags:

  • #FITGO2019DPA
  • #FITGO2019HealthyBodies
  • #FITGO2019HealthyEating
  • #FITGO2019HealthyMinds
  • #FITGO2019HealthyEnvironment

So let’s join in having some fun, friendly competition within out family of schools and celebrate being a Healthy School!

Watch us FITGOoooooooo,

Paul Mendonca                                        Daniel Mastroianni                                 Lisa Fossey
Principal                                                    Vice Principal                                           Teacher

 

By |2019-02-22T12:48:24-04:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on FITGOoooooo Challenge!!!

Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region strives to positively influence children’s lives by coordinating their safe and efficient movement between home and school in support of their educational journey. In an effort to support students living in the walk zone, STSWR offers School Travel Planning services that work with your school board, area municipalities, and parents like you to make active travel to school like walking, cycling and scooting, a safer and easier choice.

School Travel Planning is best delivered after collecting specific data about each individual school, since school travel situations differ from one site to the next. We use this Family Survey to get a clearer picture of why and how students travel to school. We do not ask for personal information. Combined answers will be used for program planning at your school and the regional level, and may be shared for province-wide reviews of school travel patterns.

This information is especially important as we will be working on improvements to the school journey. Some of the great things that we have been able to accomplish or influence with this support at other schools include:

– Inspiring walking events
– “Drive to Five” campaigns disbursing traffic from the school site
– Walking maps
– Trailblazer training and other road safety education
– Traffic calming measures like pedestrian islands and crossovers
– Improved railway crossings

Please complete this 5-minute Family Survey with your eldest child who attends this school. Your input is important to the success of this project. Knowing what travel choices families are making and why they are making them will help the school create a travel plan that considers everyone’s needs.

Again, your responses are anonymous. We do not ask for your name.

The survey will be open for two weeks. Please click on the link below to access the survey:

Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

 

By |2019-02-20T17:57:30-04:00February 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Holy Spirit Family Transportation Survey

Update: Holy Spirit Family Math Night!!

Dear Families,

We are excited to invite you to attend an evening of fun and learning at Holy Spirit School.  Please join us for our Family Math Night on Thursday February 28th from 6 – 7 PM.

You will have the opportunity to do some hands-on math alongside your child while deepening your understanding of how math is taught today. We are also excited to provide you with ideas on how to further support your child’s learning at home.

Families of all grades are welcome,
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

 

Family Math Night Team

By |2019-02-19T12:43:23-04:00February 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Update: Holy Spirit Family Math Night!!

Scented Pencil Fundraiser Continues Tomorrow!!

We still have SCENTED PENCILS left. Come down TOMORROW at recesses and lunch to get your pencils. All proceeds go to our amazing TECH INITIATIVES!!

Thanks for your support. We are the MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT!!

By |2019-02-14T16:28:12-04:00February 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Scented Pencil Fundraiser Continues Tomorrow!!

Babysitting Basics Course – St. Ambrose Parish

Babysitting Basics

St. Ambrose Parish Hall, Friday March 15

8:30 to 4pm., cost $50.00

Bring your own lunch and a doll or teddy bear to work with.

A St. John Ambulance course developed for youth ages 11 – 14

This course provides New Babysitters with the necessary skills to provide care to children in a variety of situations.

This course emphasizes:

  • Safety rules;
  • Responding to Emergencies; and,
  • Development of Leadership Skills

Course content includes:

  • Become a successful babysitter
  • How to care for Infants, Toddler and School aged children; including (healthy meals, safe play, diapers, bedtime routines and much more).
  • How to make the correct decisions when dealing with the behaviour of children
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Caring for a sick or injured child • Prevention and basic First Aid – Choking, CPR, Head Injuries, poisonings, Burns and much more.

Take home Materials: Babysitters Manual, Babysitting Certificate and a small babysitting First aid kit.

To register contact Myra Klaassen,

myra@stambrosecambridge.ca.

By |2019-02-14T12:44:16-04:00February 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Babysitting Basics Course – St. Ambrose Parish

Smelly Pencil Fundraiser!!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Come to the office during the recesses and lunch to get your retro smelly pencils. They are $1 each and the proceeds go to our exciting TECH INITIATIVES!! They make great Valentines Day gifts.

We will be extending the sales to Friday due to the snow day and buses being cancelled today.

Thank you for your support.

By |2019-02-13T15:49:09-04:00February 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Smelly Pencil Fundraiser!!