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November Update!!

November Update!!

Fall is now in full swing and the weather is beginning to cool. Routines and expectations have been established and another exciting school year is well on its way.

In Flanders Fields
John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

 

Updates and Reminders

Halloween Dance-a-thon

The Halloween Dance-a-thon was a huge success!! We raised just over $8000 which will help revitalize our learning commons!

Holy Spirit Online Spirit Wear Store Extended

The Spirit Wear Store has been extended and will remain open until November 10. If you would like to see samples please stop by and have a look during Parent/Teacher Conference Night!

Please check out the link below to see the Holy Spirit School Spirit Wear flyer and website:

HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL ONLINE STORE 2019

Remembrance Day Celebration

Please join us on November 11th, 2019 at 10:45 AM for our Remembrance Day celebration.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

It is amazing to see the generosity pour in during the Food Drive. It was a huge success and we were able to help those in need. We truly are the Mighty Holy Spirit!

Candy Drive

Each year, Holy Spirit school participates in a school wide candy drive to help with the work of Dr. Simone. This candy is sent to developing countries to so that children can receive a special treat. It can also assist malnourished children in learning how to take medicine. This year, our drive will run from November 1st– November 14th, 2019.

The following candy will be accepted: gum, hard candy, chips and chocolate.

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

Parish Update

Grade 2 Parents are reminded to return their child’s Sacramental Registration form to Father Mikulski at the end of  any of the weekend Masses  from now until November 10, 2019.   Please hand it to Father directly please. (not to the office)
Sacramental Registration Form

Bake Sale – Sunday, November 24, 2019 Donations of baked goods and raffle prizes (new items only; gift cards) would be greatly appreciated.  Prizes can be brought to the church office during the month of November.  Volunteers to set-up and assist on the day of the sale would be appreciated.  Please contact Myra if you can help.

Our Children’s Liturgy program is offered at both 9:00 am Mass and 11:00 am Mass. At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required). ADULT VOLUNTEERS to assist with this program would be greatly appreciated. More hands make for less work. Please contact the parish office if you can help.

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.  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

November 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 11 – Remembrance Day Celebration – 10:45 AM

November 11 – Photo Retake Day

November 11 – Boys Volleyball Game @ Pere Rene

November 15 – P.D. Day – No School

November 19 – Camp Brebeuf – Grade 7’s

November 20 – Camp Brebeuf – Grade 7’s

November 20 – Bullying Awareness Presentations

November 28 – Jersey Day

November 28 – Grade 8 Parent Night @ Monsignor Doyle

 

 

 

By |2019-11-06T11:26:52-05:00November 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on November Update!!

Halloween Dance-a-Thon Success!!

After a very successful Halloween Dance-A-Thon, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the businesses in addition to parents and families who donated prizes to our awesome raffle!

Your donations and pledges raised just over $8000 which will be used to help transform our traditional library into a learning commons. A space that our whole school will benefit from.

Thank you to our local businesses for their raffle donations:
● African Lion Safari
● Binegman’s (Kingpin Bowling – Cambridge Centre)
● Cambridge Centre
● Great Clips
● Ikea (Kitchener)
● Jibs (Burlington)
● Mastermind Toys
● Masterpiece (Cambridge)
● McDonald’s (at Dundas and Main)
● Play with Clay
● Playfit
● SkyZone (Kitchener)
● SplatZone
● Time 2 Play
● Toy Tales (Cambridge Centre)
● Wedges ‘N Woods Golf Academy

A special thank you to:
● Marisa Pinto Photography (photo booth)
● Domino’s Pizza on Franklin Blvd (30 pizzas for best costume in each class)
● Maddy from Triple Arts (DJ)
● Zehrs on Dundas (pumpkin donation to each classroom)
● Premier Martial Arts (30 Martial Arts Pizza parties – awarded to the top fundraisers in each class)

School Council would also like to thank the always wonderful fundraising leads and Holy Spirit parents, Kim Piche, Alysha Davy and their irreplaceable volunteers, for endless hours and support to make this event a roaring success!

By |2019-11-06T11:10:56-05:00November 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Halloween Dance-a-Thon Success!!

Thank You!!

Thank you to our amazing Catholic Advisory Council and all of the amazing volunteers that made today possible. The students had a blast dancing away, getting their pictures taken and dressing up for Halloween. These events are not possible without you!

Once again thank you for all you do for the Mighty Holy Spirit.

By |2019-10-31T15:42:14-05:00October 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Thank You!!

Halloween Dance-A-Thon Tomorrow!!

The Mighty Holy Spirit Halloween Dance-A-Thon is here. Just a reminder that:

There will be glow sticks being sold at the Dance-A-Thon (2 for $1)
There will be a prize for the best dressed costume for each class
We will be offering a photo booth for everyone to have there picture taken free of charge (courtesy of Marisa Pinto Photography)

Also remember to wear appropriate Halloween costumes:

  • Costumes should not be such that they interfere with classroom activities
  • Students must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear. No masks that cover the face.
  • No fake weapons of any kind are allowed.
  • Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature, or employ questionable props are not allowed.
  • Costumes that depict violence, alcohol or drugs are not allowed.
  • Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, gender identity, heritage, race, ethnicity or religion are not allowed.
  • All students are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the Christian values of Holy Spirit C.E.S and the WCDSB.
  • Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn.

Thank you for all of your support. We are looking forward to a great day!!

By |2019-10-30T15:47:10-05:00October 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Halloween Dance-A-Thon Tomorrow!!

Parish Updates

Grade 2 Parents are reminded to return their child’s Sacramental Registration form to Father Mikulski at the end of  any of the weekend Masses  from now until November 10, 2019.   Please hand it to Father directly please. (not to the office)
Sacramental Registration Form

Bake Sale – Sunday, November 24, 2019 Donations of baked goods and raffle prizes (new items only; gift cards) would be greatly appreciated.  Prizes can be brought to the church office during the month of November.  Volunteers to set-up and assist on the day of the sale would be appreciated.  Please contact Myra if you can help.

Our Children’s Liturgy program is offered at both 9:00 am Mass and 11:00 am Mass. At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required). ADULT VOLUNTEERS to assist with this program would be greatly appreciated. More hands make for less work. Please contact the parish office if you can help.

By |2019-10-29T16:25:23-05:00October 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Parish Updates

Halloween and Dance-A-Thon Updates

Dear Families,

Students at Holy Spirit will be wearing Halloween costumes on October 31st during our annual school fundraiser dance-a-thon.

In order to ensure that all our students have a fun and safe day, there are a few guidelines that I would like all parents/students to follow with respect to costumes:

  • Costumes should not be such that they interfere with classroom activities
  • Students must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear. No masks that cover the face.
  • No fake weapons of any kind are allowed.
  • Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature, or employ questionable props are not allowed.
  • Costumes that depict violence, alcohol or drugs are not allowed.
  • Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, gender identity, heritage, race, ethnicity or religion are not allowed.
  • All students are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the Christian values of Holy Spirit C.E.S and the WCDSB.
  • Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn.

Thank You for your support

Dance-A-Thon Raffle Ticket Scale

Donation Amount $ # of Raffle Tickets
Under $5 1 Raffle Ticket
$5 2 Raffle Tickets
$10 5 Raffle Tickets
$15 7 Raffle Tickets
$20 10 Raffle Tickets
$25 12 Raffle Tickets
$30 15 Raffle Tickets
$35 17 Raffle Tickets
And so on…  
By |2019-10-29T16:06:41-05:00October 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Halloween and Dance-A-Thon Updates

Halloween Dance-a-thon Reminder

Are you ready to show off your dance moves? The Mighty Holy Spirit Halloween Dance-a-thon is 2 days away.

There will be glow sticks on the day of the Dance-A-Thon (2 for $1)
There will be a prize for the best dressed costume for each class
We will be offering a photo booth for everyone to have there picture taken free of charge (courtesy of Marisa Pinto Photography)

 

By |2019-10-29T09:11:37-05:00October 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Halloween Dance-a-thon Reminder