Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Contest

Hello Holy Spirit,

Tomorrow is crossing guard appreciation day and we have one of the finest….Ann!! The STSWR is holding a contest celebrating crossing guards across the Waterloo Region. The contest requires pictures to be posted to Twitter with the crossing guard using the hashtag #lovemyguard and also includes the guard’s first name and school. One lucky crossing guard will be selected randomly (weighted by the number of entries per guard) to receive a $50 Tim Horton’s card. Remember safety is always a priority so be sure to listen and only take photos at an appropriate time. Let’s show Ann how much we appreciate her and the work she does for the Mighty Holy Spirit.

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Lenten Food Drive Next Week

Hello Holy Spirit,

We will be having a Lenten Food Drive between March 25 and April 5 to help those in need. All proceeds will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please click on the link below for more information.

Lenten Food Drive

Thank you for your support.

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School Climate Survey

Every two years we are asked to complete a School Climate Survey to help us promote an environment of respect, safety and belonging for all students. We are asking for your input and thoughts in regards to how you feel the school climate is at the Mighty Holy Spirit. Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

Parent/Guardian School Climate Survey

We thank you for your time and appreciate your input.

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Budget Survey 2019 – 2020

Welcome Back Holy Spirit,

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is looking for your input in regards to the 2019 – 2020 Budget. Please take a moment and click on the link below to complete the survey and have your voice heard.

Budget Survey 2019 – 2020

Your time and input is appreciated.

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Spring Fundraiser!!

Dear Families and Friends,

On Friday March 8th, Holy Spirit School will be kicking off our Spring Fundraiser, to help raise funds towards the purchase of new technology (ie. 3D printer, Sphero’s).

We will be selling Easter Lilies, Hydrangeas, Spring bulbs and more.  All plants are from Terra Greenhouse and will be delivered directly to the school for pick up.   Order forms are due back no later than March 25th   Pick up will be April 17th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm.

Some students and teachers have already had an opportunity to use 3D printers and their excitement and results were amazing.  We were also able to have a few Sphero’s at our science night and the kids were engaged and excited to be using them.

Our goal is to provide our students with up to date technology to stimulate and engage them in their learning.  With the purchase of our Spring plants, you will be helping us to reach our goals.

The staff and students of Holy Spirit would like to thank all our families and friends for supporting our fundraising efforts over the past years.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Holy Spirit School Council

Please click on the links below for Price Sheets, Order Form and Fundraiser Letter:

Spring Fundraising Price Sheet

Spring Flower Order Form

Spring Fundraiser Letter

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Cornerstone Church Parking Lot Closed Friday!

Hello Holy Spirit Community,

Unfortunately the Cornerstone Church community across the street has experienced a loss and have a large funeral on Friday morning. They have asked us if we could respect this time and not use the parking lot in the morning. We are encouraging walking to school on this day as it will help alleviate the traffic congestion. We also ask that you drop off your child before or after the no stopping signs to help us continue keeping the front of our school safe for students. Things have been going extremely well and we are seeing a vast improvement in regards to student safety during the drop off and pick up times. 

We encourage all students who are within walking distance to please walk to and from school.

We encourage all students who ride the bus to please take the bus to and from school.

Thank you for our understanding.

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Lifetouch Coming Back Friday!!

Lifetouch will be coming back this Friday morning for any students who missed getting a photo taken on Monday. This is not a retake day.

Photos are for:

  • Grade 8 Graduation
  • SK Celebration
  • Sibling Photos

This provides an opportunity for those who did not get their photo taken.

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A huge Thank You to all of our volunteers who helped organize, make and serve pancakes today. The students had a fantastic time and no one went back to class hungry. These are the types of events that help make us THE MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT!!

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March Update

March is here and hopefully Spring will be arriving over the next week or two. March Break is a week away and everyone is excited and ready to enjoy the break.

Loving God, we live in the mystery

of the new life you promise in Jesus

and the new life that surrounds us every spring.

Help us connect with people we don’t usually see.

Make us one whole and holy people.



Intermediate Homework Club

There is a homework club offered for intermediate students before school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. It is a great place to finish up homework and get some extra help when needed. Homework Club begins at 8 AM in Rm. 119.

Shrove Tuesday

Pancakes will be provided for our students by our wonderful Holy Spirit Parent Volunteers. Please remember to bring in a plate and utensils to help us continue being a Eco-Certified School.

Kindergarten Registration

Please register online before stopping by to sign the paperwork. We look forward to meeting you and beginning this new partnership.


March Break

Enjoy the break! There will be no school from March 11 – March 15.

First Communion Update

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will take place on March 21, 2019 at St. Ambrose Parish @ 6:30 PM.

Parish Updates

Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Ambrose Church every Friday evening of Lent at 6:30 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) – This sacrament reconciles us with God and joins us to Him in intimate friendship. Available weekly on Wednesdays 6:00 -7:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Workshop for New Parents (grandparents, and siblings 14+) Saturday March 23rd, from 12:30 to 3:30pm This is a non-certificate workshop for new parents, grandparents and siblings over 14 years, focusing on accident and injury prevention, first aid, choking and CPR techniques used on newborns, infants and young children. Learn essential emergency skills with lots of hands-on practice. Key concepts taught in this course include: safety, medicine, first aid, CPR & choking, constipation & diarrhea, vomiting & dehydration, fevers, rashes, allergic reactions, cold, coughs & croup, dental emergencies, falls, poisoning, water safety, wound care, and preventing contamination. Fee is $45.00, payable to St. John Ambulance and due by Monday March 18. Space is limited. To register contact Myra Klaassen, Parish Nurse at 

Hamilton Diocese Youth Rally – we would like to invite all youth in our parish in Grades 7 to 12 to join other faith-filled youth for this yearly rally. This year it will be held at Bingeman’s Centre in Kitchener on Saturday May 25. If your child is interested in attending, please contact Barb at the parish office so that a group from our parish can be registered together! God’s Holy Word holds so much promise and love for young people, and together, through the 2019 Youth Rally, we will learn more about how to pray with scripture and make the Gospel come alive through words and deeds. For more information visit

Some friendly reminder…


Traffic Update

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

Holy Spirit Traffic Update

Absent Student

If your child 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.

Play Structure

As it seems the cold weather is here to stay for the foreseeable future we have an update regarding our play structures. Due to unsafe conditions all play structures are officially closed for the season. The office will notify all staff and students when play structures open in the spring. Thank you for understanding.

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.

Important Dates

March 5 – Shrove Tuesday

March 6 – Ash Wednesday

March 11 – March Break Begins

March 15 – March Break Ends

March 18 – Back to School

March 20 – Dress Like Spring Day

March 21 – Sacrament of First Reconciliation at St. Ambrose Parish @ 6:30 PM



A few photos from this month…

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