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Summer Blessing for Holy Spirit Students and Families

Lord God,

We put ourselves into Your hands and pray that You will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer.

May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.

May we be generous and considerate, not thinking only about ourselves, but helping others enjoy the blessings of summertime.

By |2019-07-02T12:45:45-04:00July 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Summer Blessing for Holy Spirit Students and Families

Mission Fund Day Update!!

THE MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT has done it again!!! You raised over $9000 to support the following:

Supportive Housing of Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Suicide Prevention Council

Local WCDSB Elementary Schools

Mom2Mom Africa

Juravinski Cancer Centre

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Humane Society

Thank you for all of your generosity! It is amazing to be able to give back to our community and to such amazing causes/charities.

By |2019-06-25T10:52:21-04:00June 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Mission Fund Day Update!!

June Update!

June is here and the students are getting excited for the end of the year. We have a busy and exciting month ahead.

May you walk with God
This summer
In whatever you do
Wherever you go
Walking with God means…
Walking with honesty
And with courage,
Walking with love
And respect
And concern for the feelings of others

May you talk to God
This summer
And every day and
In every situation
Talking with God means…
Praying words of praise
For the beauty of creation
Saying prayers of thanks
For friends and good times,
Asking God’s help
In all your decisions
Expressing sorrow
When you have failed
May you talk with God
Every day.
Amen.

 

Staffing Update

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirements of 4 exceptional members of our Holy Spirit team. Ms. Tremblay, Ms. McNally, Ms. Bishop and Ms. Schoenfeld have been invaluable members of the Holy Spirit community, the staff and students will miss all that you bring to the Mighty Holy Spirit.

We also congratulate Ms. Staples who will be starting a new chapter in her teaching career. You will be greatly missed at the Mighty Holy Spirit.

Mission Fund Day

Mission Fund Day is quickly approaching on Thursday, June 20, 2019!  With our secured door system in place we are asking for a list of family members that will be coming to enjoy our Mission Fund Day.

On the form below, we ask that you list your family name, along with the name of your child/children and the names of any parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles, etc. that will be attending Holy Spirit Mission Fund Day. If there are no adults coming to Mission Fund Day from your family, please disregard this notice.

For example, if my son Johnny goes to school at Holy Spirit and his grandparents are coming to Mission Day, I would record

Student Name: Johnny Smith              Adults Attending: Paul and Jill Smith (grandparents)

We will record their names and then be able to cross-reference the names at the beginning of Mission Fund Day when they enter the building. This is to help ensure that all our students stay safe. All visitors will enter using the front doors of the school.

Please click on the link below to fill out the form:

Mission Fund Day Attendance Form

Thank-You for assisting us in making student safety our top priority.

Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser

Congratulations Holy Spirit. We came together and raised just under $6000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It is great seeing everyone come together for such a great cause.

Holy Spirit Spring Clean-Up!

Thursday June 13th 4:00-5:00pm
Join us to celebrate spring with a schoolyard clean-up and garden beautification
We welcome all families to join us with smiles and be ready to work together to spring clean our school yard!All supplies will be provided on arrival, however gardening tools are welcome.
1 hour of smiles and fun = 1 awesome looking school!
Let’s keep our school yard clean, safe and fun!

Badminton Champs!

Our Holy Spirit Badminton Team captured the top spot in the Doyle Tournament this past month. Congratulations on bringing home another Championship!! WE ARE THE MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT!

LunchBox Orders

Congratulations Ms. Brown

Pope Francis Award for Ecological Leadership

The Pope Francis Award for Ecological Leadership annually recognizes school staff members who actively demonstrate love for creation and care for the planet in all their interactions — staff who initiate or lead environmental projects of all kinds.

Holy Spirit is proud of Ms. Brown who received this prestigious award this year.

Kindergarten Registration

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

                                                                                                 

Parish Updates

The Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate are hosting their annual Hearts Set ABLAZE Retreat for young girls aged 11 – 15 years. The retreat will be from June 21-23 at Camp Brebeuf, near Rockwood, Ontario. There will be games, conferences, time for prayer, talks and lots more. To register or find out more information about the retreat please visit solisisters.weebly.com or contact Sister Viola at retreats@solisisters.ca

Some friendly reminders…

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 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

June 4 – Cross Country @ Shades Mills

June 10 – Eco Retreat Trip – Eco Club

June 11 – Track and Field ‘AAAA’ Meet

June 13 – Holy Spirit Spring Clean-Up – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

June 18 – End of Year Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish – 10:20 AM

June 20 – Mission Fund Day – 1:00 PM

June 25 – Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

June 25 – Primary Play Date

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 28 – Talent Show

June 28 – Last Day of School

A few photos from this month…

By |2019-06-03T14:52:20-04:00June 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on June Update!

Summer Boost!!

Literacy and Numeracy Programs offered to all Gr 1 to 6 students in our community!

Summer Boost: July 2-19, 2019
Mon, July 1st – 1:00 – 3:00 – Drop in
Mon. to Fri. 8:30am – 2:00pm
Open to students enrolled in Grade 1 to 6 as of September 2019
Register Today and Experience the Difference       Summer Boost Makes!

Want to see your child improve his/her math, reading, writing and problem-solving skills and be READY for next year?  Through our Summer Boost program teachers and students will experience three fun-filled weeks of learning and growing together. The goal of Summer Boost is to provide an exciting educational program aimed at improving the numeracy and literacy skills of our students.

Students will…

  • Experience a faith-based learning experience through prayer, meditation and integration of gospel values;
  • Engage in fun literacy/numeracy activities at school and home with family members as part of the Home Numeracy/Literacy Program;
  • Have a variety of opportunities for hands on learning through Scientists in Schools, Aboriginal guest speakers, robotics, coding and outside play;
  • Be served healthy Nutrition for Learning snacks daily and will be engaged in regular physical activity that emphasizes teamwork, skills and sportsmanship;
  • Receive an integrated arts education as cooperative activities will be designed each week to promote creativity and critical thinking as expressed through physical activity, music, drama and visual arts;
  • Access technology including chromebooks and ipads;
  • Make new friends and develop a belief in themselves as learners through the power of perseverance.

Summer Boost is FREE and registration is required.
Kitchener – St. John
Waterloo –  Sir Edgar Bauer
Cambridge –Christ the King

ONLINE Registration opens Tuesday, May 21st on host school websites
https://survey.wcdsb.ca/summer-boost.aspx
For more information contact: 
pat.runstedler@wcdsb.ca

By |2019-05-22T12:57:40-04:00May 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Summer Boost!!