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Halloween Dance-A-Thon – Last weekend for Fundraising!

Reminder: This is the last weekend for fundraising for our Halloween Dance-A-Thon.

Donations for the Raffle Table and ALL Pledges are due Wednesday, October 24th.

Looking forward to a Spooktacular Event and the enhancements the fundraising provides for our students’ school year.

Have a great weekend!

By |2018-10-19T13:55:36+00:00October 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Halloween Dance-A-Thon – Last weekend for Fundraising!

The Week Ahead: October 15 to 19

 Construction on Junior/Intermediate Natural Playground is…COMPLETE!

There is construction fencing is GONE and the work is complete. So many students were interested in using it that we needed to put a schedule of use in place! Thank you parents for your generosity and support of the project. It makes a real difference to so many kids!

Halloween FUNdraiser Dance-A-Thon is ON!

Earlier in the month, each child was sent home a pledge form and a letter explaining how the funds will be used. We are excited to launch our fundraiser early this year so the additional resources can be deployed earlier to our children and benefit their learning in the year the donations were made. When we partner with our parent community, we know it makes a world of difference for our kids’ educational experience. We are grateful for your continued support. Looking forward to a Fun Event and the enhancements the fundraising provides for our students’ school year. A reminder: Donations for the Raffle Table and All Pledges Due October 24th. ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT!!!!

 

 

Parish Update From St. Ambrose

Children’s Mass will be held on Sunday, October 21st at 11:00 am. Families with young children are invited to attend this Mass.  Children will be invited to sit in the Sanctuary for the homily.  Everyone is welcome!

New Altar Servers
We would like to welcome children to become altar servers. It is a honour to serve at the Lord’s table during Holy Mass. Parents, please speak to your son or daughter about becoming an altar server.  Training will be held soon. Students (Grade 4 and older) who would like to be altar servers are asked to contact Fr. Irek or Mrs. Roy at the parish office or email stambrose@golden.net

Grade 4 Bible Celebration Was AWESOME!

Our Grade 4 students received their Bibles that were blessed by Father Irek at a special celebration earlier in the week. It was well attended by our parents and we are grateful that so many were able to join us for the special moment in our children’s faith journey. Thank you to Mr. Dosen, Mrs. McNally and Mrs. Mederak for preparing our children to be ready for the great celebration.

Hot Lunch Orders

Many students choose to participate in our hot lunch program. Each Wednesday we have a different vendor and every Friday is Pizza Day. Please do not feel obligated to participate in every hot lunch offering that we provide. However, when you choose to use the service, all of the proceeds go directly to programs that enhance the educational experience of all students at Holy Spirit School. All are welcome to participate when it works for your family.

http://lunchboxorders.com/

 Monday, October 15th

  • Boys Volleyball Game @ SVDP
  • Fundraising Sub-Committee Meeting at 3PM in the Conference Room. All are welcome to attend!
  • Girls Basketball Hosts Pere Rene de Galinee @ Holy Spirit at 4PM

Tuesday, October 16th

  • Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.
  • Girls Basketball Practice at lunch.

Wednesday, October 17th

  • Girls Basketball Game @ SVDP at 4PM
  • Boys’ Volleyball practice in the gym at lunch
  • Reading Club in Library
  • Hot Lunch Subway

Thursday, October 18th

  • EcoClub in library at Lunch
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice in the Gym at Lunch
  • Flag Football Tournament
  • Gr. 7 Confirmation Meeting with Father Irek (For grade 7 Students only…Parents, please ask them how it went afterschool 🙂 )

Friday, October 19th

  • Pizza Lunch
  • Kids Create Club in Library
  • Boys’ Volleyball practice in gym at Lunch

Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • Municipal Election *Holy Spirit is a Polling Station (October 22)
  • Parent Council Meeting (October 23 @ 6:30PM in the Library. All are Welcome)
  • P.A. Day (October 26th)
  • Photo Retake Day (October 29th)
  • Halloween Dance-A-Thon FUNdraiser (October 31)
  • Grade 7s at Camp Brebeuf (November 1 and 2)
  • Book Fair in Learning Commons (November 5 to 9)
  • Progress Reports Go Home (November 6th)
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Conferencing (November 8th)
  • P.A. Day (November 16th)
  • Grade 7 Commitment Masses (November 24 and 25)
  • Advent Confessions (November 30)
  • School Family Advent Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish (December 5th)
  • Dufflebag Theatre Performance at Holy Spirit (December 19th)
By |2018-10-16T08:07:48+00:00October 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Week Ahead: October 15 to 19

The Week Ahead: October 8 to 12

Holy Spirit Scares Hunger…

Last week our school pulled together to make a big a difference to our community. We donated over 15 boxes of tightly packed canned goods that will support families in need within our greater Cambridge community. Our Me to We team partnered with our Student Leadership Team to organize this food drive. Special thanks to Mrs. Lemos, Mrs. Hanley, Mr. Luciani, Mrs. Silva and Ms. Tremblay for their pivotal service and leadership in the We Scare Hunger campaign.

 

Halloween FUNdraiser Dance-A-Thon is ON!

This past Friday we launched our Halloween Dance-A-Thon FUNdraiser. Each child was sent home a pledge form and a letter explaining how the funds will be used. We are excited to launch our fundraiser early this year so the additional resources can be deployed earlier to our children and benefit their learning in the year the donations were made. When we partner with our parent community, we know it makes a world of difference for our kids’ educational experience. We are grateful for your continued support. Looking forward to a Fun Event and the enhancements the fundraising provides for our students’ school year.

A Wonderful Thanksgiving Liturgy

The grade 2 classes led us in a wonderful Thanksgiving liturgy. Thank you to all who were able to celebrate with us. The altar is filled with the things that each class is particularly grateful for. Thank you to Mrs. Lojek-Smyth, Mrs. Martins and Mrs. White for your spiritual leadership to our community and your continued investment in the faith formation of our grade 2 students.

Construction Continuing on Junior/Intermediate Natural Playground

There is construction fencing in place around the work being done and students will be completely safe during the building process. We look forward to the final product which should be completed in 3 or 4 weeks, weather permitting.

Collecting Gently Used Dump Truck Toys

There is a desire from our Kindergarten students in our ELKP area to play with outdoor Dump Truck Toys. If your family has passed this phase and would like to free up some space in your home, our Early Years team would appreciate any donations. We are grateful for any help you can provide in meeting this need.

Spirit Wear is Available to Order! ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT!

Please check out the link below and order your spirit wear so it can arrive before the Christmas rush in December. We hope everyone will be able to wear some Holy Spirit Gear with pride.

https://holyspiritcessw2018.itemorder.com/

Have Your Say as the Province Begins Education Consultations Across the Province

The government of Ontario has started its consultation process this Fall and is inviting parents to share their thoughts. Please visit the website below and have your voice heard about the direction the Ministry of Education should take with education in the coming months.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/for-the-parents 

The consultations are intended to focus on the following topics:

  • How to improve student performance in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM);
  • How our schools are preparing students with needed job skills;
  • What more can be done to ensure students graduate with important life skills, like financial literacy;
  • How to build an updated and age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like sexual health education, mental health and the legalization of cannabis;
  • What measures can be taken to improve standardized testing;
  • What steps schools should take regarding the use of technology in classrooms, such as the use of cell phones; and
  • What elements would participants like to see included in the Ministry of Education Parents’ Bill of Rights.

Hot Lunch Orders

Many students choose to participate in our hot lunch program. Each Wednesday we have a different vendor and every Friday is Pizza Day. Please do not feel obligated to participate in every hot lunch offering that we provide. However, when you choose to use the service, all of the proceeds go directly to programs that enhance the educational experience of all students at Holy Spirit School. All are welcome to participate when it works for your family.

http://lunchboxorders.com/

 Monday, October 8th

Tuesday, October 9th

  • Mrs. White’s Class goes to the Safety Village in the AM
  • LAST WEEK TO ORDER SPIRIT WEAR

Wednesday, October 10th

  • Grade 4 Bible Celebration (Contact Classroom Teachers for More Details)
  • Boys’ Volleyball practice in the gym
  • Reading Club in Library
  • Hot Lunch Quesada

Thursday, October 11th

  • EcoClub in library at Lunch
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice in the Gym at Lunch

Friday, October 12th

  • Pizza Lunch
  • Kids Create Club in Library
  • Boys’ Volleyball practice in gym at Lunch

Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • Flag Football Tournament (October 18th)
  • Municipal Election *Holy Spirit is a Polling Station (October 22)
  • P.A. Day (October 26th)
  • Photo Retake Day (November 29th)
  • Halloween Dance-A-Thon FUNdraiser (October 31)
  • Grade 7s at Camp Brebeuf (November 1 and 2)
  • Book Fair in Learning Commons (November 5 to 9)
  • Progress Reports Go Home (November 6th)
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Conferencing (November 8th)
  • P.A. Day (November 16th)
  • Grade 7 Commitment Masses (November 24 and 25)
  • Advent Confessions (November 30)
  • School Family Advent Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish (December 5th)
  • Dufflebag Theatre Performance at Holy Spirit (December 19th)
By |2018-10-08T12:26:57+00:00October 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Week Ahead: October 8 to 12

Reminder and Updated Thanksgiving Liturgy Time

Holy Spirit Families:

A reminder that our Thanksgiving Liturgy will take place Tomorrow at 2:30PM. This is slightly later than originally advertised. All are welcome to celebrate with us. Parents joining us may want to arrive a few minutes early to secure a parking spot and seat in the gym. We hope you will join us. If you are not able to make it, please know one of the things we are most grateful for in our community is our parent partners. We wish each of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend.

By |2018-10-04T14:31:48+00:00October 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Reminder and Updated Thanksgiving Liturgy Time

Holy Spirit Halloween Dance-A-Thon FUNdraiser

Holy Spirit Families:

Parent Council is really excited to let you know about our Halloween Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser. It will take place during the day at school on October 31st and it is going to be a LOT of fun! We are going to have lots of prizes for our participating students and we would like to invite you to join us in making this day fantastic. We are in the process of securing donations from our community partners, but we also recognize that many families within our own school community wish to support this initiative through providing some prizes for our raffle table. Specifically, we are looking for Gift Cards, New Toys or Games, or Activity Passes or Tickets for family fun. If you are able to contribute any of these items, it would make a huge difference to the students in our community. We will be launching the FUNdraiser with our students on Friday and we are excited to partner with you as we make Holy Spirit School the best it can possibly be for our kids! Please bring all donations to the main office as soon as you are able. We are grateful for your continued support and involvement in enhancing your children’s educational experience.

By |2018-10-01T21:10:39+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Holy Spirit Halloween Dance-A-Thon FUNdraiser

The Week Ahead: October 1 to 5

A Great Start and Ready for October…

Last week was a wonderful week for our community. We celebrated Rowan’s Law Day and Orange Shirt Day. We also had a great Terry Fox Run as a community. Our Director, Mrs. Notten, and our Superintendent, Dr. Shoemaker, both visited the school and were pleased with the high level of engagement with the learning taking place. We all know how wonderful the Mighty Holy Spirit is, but it is always great when members of the Senior team see how great our community is too. We know it would not be the same place without our parent partners! We celebrated many of these moments on Twitter. If you get a moment, please follow us on twitter. Our handle is @HSFlames . A link to our main Twitter page is below:

https://twitter.com/HSFlames

 

Green Slip Behaviour Support System

A reminder to all parents that our new “Green Slip” system will be implemented on Monday. Please review the details from the Newswire below and if you have any questions please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.

https://holyspirit.wcdsb.ca/green-slip-behavioural-support-system/

Construction Continuing on Junior/Intermediate Natural Playground

There is construction fencing in place around the work being done and students will be completely safe during the building process. We look forward to the final product which should be completed in 3 or 4 weeks, weather permitting.

Also, we would like to remind the community that there should be no video recording or taking pictures of our students on the yard. This is a safety concern and we ask that all parents respect our children’s right to privacy at school. Please see Administrative Procedure APC 023 on the WCDSB website for further information.

Collecting Gently Used Dump Truck Toys

There is a desire from our Kindergarten students in our ELKP area to play with outdoor Dump Truck Toys. If your family has passed this phase and would like to free up some space in your home, our Early Years team would appreciate any donations. We are grateful for any help you can provide in meeting this need.

Terry Fox Run was a HUGE Success!

On Thursday September 27th, 2018, Holy Spirit School participated in the Terry Fox School Walk.  As a community we raised $1,543.55  and exceeded our goal of a Toonie per student. Mrs. Freitas was instrumental in leading and organizing this school-wide event and we are grateful for her leadership. Well done Flames!

Spirit Wear is Available to Order!

Please check out the link below and order your spirit wear so it can arrive before the Christmas rush in December. We hope everyone will be able to wear some Holy Spirit Gear with pride.

https://holyspiritcessw2018.itemorder.com/

Have Your Say as the Province Begins Education Consultations Across the Province

The government of Ontario has started its consultation process this Fall and is inviting parents to share their thoughts. Please visit the website below and have your voice heard about the direction the Ministry of Education should take with education in the coming months.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/for-the-parents 

The consultations are intended to focus on the following topics:

  • How to improve student performance in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM);
  • How our schools are preparing students with needed job skills;
  • What more can be done to ensure students graduate with important life skills, like financial literacy;
  • How to build an updated and age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like sexual health education, mental health and the legalization of cannabis;
  • What measures can be taken to improve standardized testing;
  • What steps schools should take regarding the use of technology in classrooms, such as the use of cell phones; and
  • What elements would participants like to see included in the Ministry of Education Parents’ Bill of Rights.

 

LAST WEEK For the Thanksgiving Food Drive 

Our student leadership team is organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of our St. Vincent De Paul charity. So many people in our community would be grateful for any support you can provide. A letter detailing the needs  within the Cambridge community is found in the link below. We have a good start, but we can fit A LOT more food into our Foyer. We can do it Flames!

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2018

 

Hot Lunch Orders

Many students choose to participate in our hot lunch program. Each Wednesday we have a different vendor and every Friday is Pizza Day. Please do not feel obligated to participate in every hot lunch offering that we provide. However, when you choose to use the service, all of the proceeds go directly to programs that enhance the educational experience of all students at Holy Spirit School. All are welcome to participate when it works for your family.

http://lunchboxorders.com/

 Monday, October 1st

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive Continues This Week!
  • Parent Council Fundraising Sub-Committee Meeting @ 3PM in Conference Room. Contact Mr. Hunt if you would like to join us. All are welcome.

Tuesday, October 2nd

  • Hanley Grade 6s Go to Shade’s Mill
  • Grade 7 Camp Brebeuf Parent Meeting in the library @ 5PM

Wednesday, October 3rd

  • Freitas, Mastroianni and Sousa Grade 6s go to Shade’s Mill
  • Boys’ Volleyball practice in the gym
  • Reading Club in Library
  • Hot Lunch Montana’s

Thursday, October 4th

  • EcoClub in library
  • Grade 1 students travel to Brantwood Farms
  • LAST DAY FOR THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW!

Friday, October 5th

  • Pizza Lunch
  • Kids Create Club in Library
  • Thanksgiving Liturgy Led by Grade 2 at 1:15PM in the Gym. All are Welcome.
  • Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at RIM Park.
  • Thanksgiving Weekend…No school on Monday next week. Have a safe Holiday everyone!

Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • Thanksgiving Monday (October 8th)
  • Flag Football Tournament (October 18th)
  • Municipal Election *Holy Spirit is a Polling Station (October 22)
  • P.A. Day (October 26th)
  • Grade 7s at Camp Brebeuf (November 1 and 2)
  • Progress Reports Go Home (November 6th)
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Conferencing (November 8th)
  • P.A. Day (November 16th)
  • Grade 7 Commitment Masses (November 24 and 25)
  • Advent Confessions (November 30)
  • School Family Advent Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish (December 5th)
By |2018-09-30T15:28:27+00:00September 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Week Ahead: October 1 to 5

Green Slip Behavioural Support System

Holy Spirit Families,

Consistent, exemplary student behaviour is something every school strives for and Holy Spirit School is no exception. The daily positive conduct of our student body is one of the qualities that sets Holy Spirit School apart from other schools in the community. We are proud of the efforts made by our staff to support families in our community as we partner with parents to help our students develop academically, while building character and nurturing faith formation.

As we continue to journey along the path of continuous improvement, we are implementing a new ‘Green Slip’ behaviour system that will support two of our community goals:

  1. Positive Student Behaviour
  2. Meaningful and Timely Communication with Parents

Essentially, we are asking all of our staff to continue to monitor student behaviour and encourage good decision making within our community. That expectation will never change. The new addition to the process is that when a student makes a choice that requires intervention from a staff member, the student is informed that their classroom teacher will receive a “Green Slip” about the incident. The classroom teacher will work with the student to make the situation right. Perhaps it is time to cool down and walk with a staff member on the yard at recess. Maybe it is an opportunity to write an apology for the behaviour. Perhaps the teacher is noticing a pattern of Green Slips and will request some increased support from the office.

Parents will not be left of out of the loop. Each time your child receives a Green Slip, a sticky label will be added to the agenda. At any time, if you have an inquiry about why your child received a Green Slip, please contact the child’s classroom teacher. They can provide you with the details of how your child was supported, and where the behavioural challenge was recognized in the school or yard. Should you notice a series of choices that have resulted in multiple Green Slip notices coming home in a day or week, we invite you to reach out to your child’s teacher. Once you have discussed the trend with the teacher, then we can work together to encourage your child as they strive to consistently make positive choices in the school and on the yard.

In the event a child makes a poor choice serious enough to warrant an immediate trip to the office, a Behaviour Incident Form will be completed and sent home to you directly. We are asking that you discuss the situation with your child, and return the form signed to the office the following day so the child can resume their normal school routine at recess breaks. Again, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out the classroom teacher or Principal/Vice-Principal about the situation you discussed with your child.

Example of the Behaviour Incident Form

While this system is new to Holy Spirit, it has been adopted from other local Catholic schools where it was implemented with great success. We are excited about the new process and we feel you will really enjoy the heightened level of communication around your child’s progress in their journey toward consistent, positive decision-making within our school community. This system has been communicated to our staff and students, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share this information with you over Newswire. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s classroom teacher. Thank you again for your continued support and partnership. Have a fantastic weekend filled with family, fun and friends!

By |2018-09-28T09:35:46+00:00September 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Green Slip Behavioural Support System

Community Update Regarding June 29th, 2018

Holy Spirit Families,

 

It was brought to our attention that an issue occurred in the neighbourhood on June 29th that required police presence. On the day of the incident, nobody at the school was made aware of the incident by the police. When we raised the issue with the senior administration, the senior liaison from our board to the Waterloo Regional Police began discussions about the incident and requested a response so our community could have a clearer understanding of what took place that day.

Please know that safety remains our paramount concern at Holy Spirit School. If our school team feels that anyone is every in any danger with the information available to us, we will implement the appropriate protocol such as ‘hold and secure’ or ‘lock down.’ We honour the sacred trust we have with our parent community and will never hesitate to take any action necessary to keep all of our children safe.

The official response from Waterloo Regional Police Service is below:

The Waterloo Regional Police Service and Waterloo Catholic District School Board continue to have strong protocols in place to keep students, staff and the community safe.  The heavy police response on June 29th in the area of Holy Spirit Catholic School was not in relation to a call at the school.  Police were notified at approximately 3:30 pm as student’s were being dismissed.  As a result, a hold and secure was not possible.

Public safety is of paramount concern for the Waterloo Regional Police Service and the increased presence on that date, including that of the Emergency Response Team, was to ensure that members of the public were not put at risk.  As you can appreciate, our initial response to the information that we had available was to mitigate any potential concern for the safety of, not only the community, but also the school.  Once the incident was determined to be a hoax, our members left the area.

As we continue to learn from situations and strive to continually improve our response to incidents, our numerous social media platforms are updated with information that our community can access in addition to the numerous media outlets in our communities.

By |2018-09-28T08:52:02+00:00September 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Community Update Regarding June 29th, 2018

The Week Ahead: September 24 to 28

An Exciting Week Ahead…

It was so great to see so many Holy Spirit Families out at the BBQ. If you were not able to connect with your teacher, please do not hesitate to reach out to your classroom teacher to book an alternate time. The week ahead is full of lots of great activities and 3 days with special clothing colours. On Wednesday, we are acknowledging Rowan’s Day and having special conversations around concussion safety. To honour Rowan’s memory, we are asking our students to wear Purple on Wednesday. To recognize Terry Fox and his great marathon, we are asking students to wear Spirit Wear or Red and White on Thursday. To honour our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people affected by the legacy of Residential schools, we are asking everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day on Friday. More information on Rowan’s Law and Orange Shirt Day can be found at:

Rowan’s Law

http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Please Complete Any Remaining Start Up Permission Forms…

In order for students to participate in Terry Fox and for us to celebrate them with Team pictures with their friends, we need all the permission forms completed online. Please ensure you have completed your initial start up permission forms on the web at schoolcashonline.

https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

 Construction Continuing on Junior/Intermediate Natural Playground

There is construction fencing in place around the work being done and students will be completely safe during the building process. We look forward to the final product which should be completed in 3 or 4 weeks, weather permitting.

Also, we would like to remind the community that there should be no hard Frisbees on the yard. Please ensure your child leaves that equipment at home unless requested by the Ultimate Frisbee Coach.

Terry Fox Run THIS WEEK On Thursday, September 27th

On Thursday September 27th, 2018, Holy Spirit School will be proudly participating in a Terry Fox School Walk.  Over 8500 schools across Canada are taking part in the Run/Walk this year and that means that over 3 million students will be fundraising for cancer research in Terry’s name.  Here at Holy Spirit, we feel hat coming together as a school community for this walk allows us to celebrate the life of Terry Fox, his Marathon of Hope and it also allows us to show our incredible school spirit as we come together to help others. Students are encouraged to wear their Holy Spirit Gear or Red and White for this walk.

Our walk this year is an opportunity to take action, show leadership and make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer.  We are all touched by cancer in some way and it is up to us to take action. And so, for this year our fundraising goal is $1,300.00.  To help us reach our goal, each student is asked to donate a Toonie for Terry. We know we can do this! We are an incredible school filled with school spirit and we know we can meet this challenge head on, just like Terry did!

Spirit Wear is Available to Order!

Please check out the link below and order your spirit wear so it can arrive before the Christmas rush in December. We hope everyone will be able to wear some Holy Spirit Gear with pride.

https://holyspiritcessw2018.itemorder.com/

Youth Cannibas Infographic

As you continue to have age-appropriate discussions with your children at home around wise choices and challenges they may be faced with, we wanted to provide you with a supportive infographic. Please read the material over and if you feel your child would benefit from a conversation, there is some additional information that may be helpful to you.

Youth_cannabis_infographic

Fire Drill Safety Week

Each term we conduct a number of safety drills to ensure we are prepared in the event of a real emergency. Please speak with your children about the importance of full participation in a safety drill. Fire drills should not be a surprise to any of us, and if your child experiences anxiety please remind them that the drills will be taking place throughout the week.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Starts Tomorrow

Our student leadership team is organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of our St. Vincent De Paul charity. So many people in our community would be grateful for any support you can provide. A letter detailing the needs  within the Cambridge community is found in the link below.

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2018

A Focus on the Fundamentals of Math

As a Province, we are transitioning toward the a Focus on the Fundamentals of Math. As we value our partners as partners, we wanted to pass along this guide to parents supporting this focus at home. Please take a few minutes to read over the material below when you have a moment.

Parents’ Guide to Focus on the Fundamentals

A recent publication by Kenneth Leithwood, a global leader in research on student achievement, stated, “A substantial body of evidence indicates that among all forms of parental involvement, high but realistic parent expectations, has the greatest impact on student achievement by a large margin.” (Principal Connections, Winter 2017 Issue 2) As we journey this year, please know how much of an influence you have on your child’s achievement. The greatest impact that you can make is to set and maintain high expectations for your children this year at Holy Spirit School.

Hot Lunch Orders

Many students choose to participate in our hot lunch program. Each Wednesday we have a different vendor and every Friday is Pizza Day. Please do not feel obligated to participate in every hot lunch offering that we provide. However, when you choose to use the service, all of the proceeds go directly to programs that enhance the educational experience of all students at Holy Spirit School. All are welcome to participate when it works for your family.

http://lunchboxorders.com/

 Monday, September 24th

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive Starts Today!
  • Fire Drill #1

Tuesday, September 25th

  • Fire Drill # 2
  • Parent Council Meeting @ 6:30PM in the library. All Parents Welcome.

Wednesday, September 26th

  • Rowan’s Day For Concussion Awareness. EVERYONE WEAR PURPLE
  • Fire Drill #3
  • Reading Club in Library
  • Hot Lunch Pita Pit

Thursday, September 27th

  • EcoClub in library
  • LockDown Drill
  • TERRY FOX RUN: EVERYONE BRING IN YOUR TOONIES AND WEAR HOLY SPIRIT COLOURS OR SPIRIT WEAR (RED and WHITE)

Friday, September 28th

  • Pizza Lunch
  • Kids Create Club in Library
  • Every Child Matters ORANGE SHIRT DAY (WEAR ORANGE)

Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Tournament (October 4th)
  • Thanksgiving Monday (October 8th)
  • Flag Football Tournament (October 18th)
  • Municipal Election *Holy Spirit is a Polling Station (October 22)
  • P.A. Day (October 26th)
  • Grade 7s at Camp Brebeuf (November 1 and 2)
  • Progress Reports Go Home (November 6th)
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Conferencing (November 8th)
  • P.A. Day (November 16th)
  • Grade 7 Commitment Masses (November 24 and 25)
  • Advent Confessions (November 30)
  • School Family Advent Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish (December 5th)
By |2018-09-23T16:32:36+00:00September 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Week Ahead: September 24 to 28

Bus Patrol Student Training Event Cancelled For Tomorrow

Dear Parents of Junior and Intermediate Students who are Bus Safety Patrollers:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the original venue used by the Safety Patrol Training Team is no longer available and the event can no longer take place as originally planned. As a result, all Safety Patrol students will remain at school tomorrow and we will hopefully attend another training session in the future. We apologize for the late notice and will reach out to those directly affected with updated information as it is made available to us.

 

By |2018-09-19T20:33:46+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Bus Patrol Student Training Event Cancelled For Tomorrow