January Update!!

A new year is upon us and many new and exciting opportunities await.

Dear Lord,

As a new year begins, I look to You for our hope, joy and peace.

Give me the courage to do all that You ask of me.

Please also make me brave to not do what isn’t from You.

Show me how to walk in grace and embrace Your love for me even more.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

 

Updates and Reminders

Sacrament of Confirmation Registration

Grade 7 students received their Confirmation Registration form in December from their teachers.  Please complete the form and return it to Father Mikulski personally at the end of any weekend Mass from now until January 26, 2020. (not to the school or church office)

Pathways Night

Grade 8 families join our Monsignor Doyle Team at the Mighty Holy Spirit on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Come and here about the transition to High School and have the opportunity to ask any burning questions you or your child may have.

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

January 7 – Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting @ 6:30 PM – Library

January 9 – Grade 8 Pathway Night @ 6:30 PM – Holy Spirit School

January 15 – Dress up as your future Career

January 24 – P.D. Day

January 29 – Bell Let’s Talk Day