December Update!!

December is here and it his brought snowy weather and the feeling of Christmas. As we are often busy with Christmas celebrations and decorations we need to remember to keep the true meaning and spirit in our minds –  the birth of Jesus!

Loving God,

During this holy season of Christmas, we ask for your blessing on all families.

Let Mary’s openness to your wondrous ways be an inspiration to place all trust in you.

Let Joseph’s courage provide hope during times of anxiety and uncertainty.

Let Jesus’ life ignite all families with a spirit of light and love.

May the grace that encircled the Holy Family widen to embrace all families.

For this we pray.

Amen

 

Updates and Reminders

December 16 – December 20

The week before Christmas is jam packed and full of wonderful activities and celebrations.

December 16 – Turkey Lunch – please remember to bring reusable cutlery and plates.

December 17 – Christmas Concert – Join us to watch our amazing K-6 students perform at 1:00 PM

December 19 – Christmas Celebration – Join us for our Christmas celebration with Father Mikulski at 1:00 PM

December 20 – Joy Day – Join us for fun-filled morning watching our Intermediate division show off their ballroom dancing skills at 9:30 AM

Lunch Box Orders

You are able to order lunch for your child. If you have an account you can continue to use it, if you are new to Lunch Box orders please sign up for a new account.

Lunch Box Order 2019

Volunteer Form

The Mighty Holy Spirit is a busy place and we are always looking for Volunteers to help out with various events and activities. Please complete the Holy Spirit Volunteer Form below:

Holy Spirit Volunteer Form

School Yard Safety – Before and After School

Parents/adults are not permitted to enter the blacktop and school property during the school day. Just as we do at recesses during the day, we supervise and ensure the safety of students when on school property. These same measures – no adults and/or strangers on school property – will be in place for the full school day – between 8:40-3:55 PM. Parents of Kindergarten students can continue their drop-off and pick-up procedures that are currently in place.

The Safe Schools Act dictates that Parents and Visitors sign in at the office before gaining access to school property or spaces occupied by our students – we need to ensure we exercise the same safety measures as we start and end our day. Accordingly, we consistently have parents, visitors or strangers (construction staff, board staff, etc.) sign in at the office before gaining access to the school yard, hallways and/or classrooms at any point in the day.

Please see the attached document for a reminder of the Drop-off and Pick-up Zones:

Holy Spirit Drop-off and Pick-up Zones

Thank you for helping keep safety at the forefront of all we do at the Mighty Holy Spirit!

Traffic Update

The traffic congestion at the front of the school has improved tenfold. Thank you for your support and understanding as we have been making Holy Spirit as safe as possible.

Please review our Holy Spirit Traffic Policy. Click on the link below to see the memo that went out with the NewsWire.

Holy Spirit Traffic Update

Absent Student

If your child is going to be absent from school please remember to call in and let us know they will be away. Please ensure you also contact the school for students who do not travel on the bus and choose to stay home on days the buses are cancelled. Check the Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region website – www.stswr.ca – for bus updates and cancellations.  Thank you.

Community Safety: By-law Enforcement

Hello everyone. We are sending the Holy Spirit Community a direct link to the City of Cambridge By-Law Enforcement page to assist our community with access to information on when and how to report concerns. The page is very user friendly and will help in our continued effort to keep our school and neighborhood safe. The site explains how you can report by-law issues, when to notify police, and lists common by law complaints.  Thank for your continued support.

https://www.cambridge.ca/en/your-city/By-Law-Enforcement.aspx

Important Dates

December 3 – Catholic School Advisory Council @ 6:30 PM

December 6 – PD Day – No School

December 11 – Elf the Musical – Junior Division –  Reminder: If you are planning on ordering a hot lunch for your child they will likely not be back early enough to eat it while it is still hot.

December 16 – Red and Green Day

December 16 – Turkey Lunch

December 17 – Christmas Hat or Hair Day

December 17 – Christmas Concert @ 1:00 PM

December 18 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

December 18 – DuffleBag Theatre Presentations

December 19 – PJ Day

December 19 – Christmas Celebration with Father Mikulski @ 1:00 PM

December 20 – New Year Sparkly Day

December 20 – Joy Day @ 9:00 AM