NEW Newsletter Format
Our NEW Newsletter format takes you directly to our website … there you will find all communication (i.e. Twitter, Newswire Information Items, etc.) and a school year calendar that notes all key events in the school each month. Just click on the Calendar Tab at the top of our Web Page.
EQAO Provincial Assessment – Concludes June 5th
Congratulations goes out to our Grade 3 and Grade 6 students for their hard work during important EQAO Testing. Results will be released at the end of August and individual student reports will be sent home in September. We celebrate our students learning and are proud of what they know and can do – Way to go Flames!
Regional Track and Field Meet – Thursday, June 8th
Our wonderful School Meet was on May 25th at Monsignor Doyle – now our qualifying athletes on the FLAMES Track and Field Team will travel to University Stadium on Thursday, June 8th for our “AAAA” Regional Meet. We have a fantastic group of athletes from Grades 4-8 on the team and special thanks goes out to Mr. Luciani and Mr. Mastroianni for coaching!
Library Books Due – Friday, June 9th
With the arrival of June, our library must shift into inventory mode to organize and store all of our wonderful resources for the summer. Please return all books to the library by Friday June 10th. Mark this date on your calendar to help ensure all your child[ren]’s resources are returned by this date.
Inventory will be taken in the weeks to follow. Thank you for your continued support of the library. It is sincerely appreciated.
Junior Boys and Girls 3-Pitch – Wednesday, June 21st
Our Junior Boys and Girls 3-Pitch teams will be representing Holy Spirit on June 21st. Our Boys’ Team is at Churchill Park and our Girls’ Team is at Victoria Park. Good luck athletes! A special thank you to our coaches Mrs. Whyte, Ms. Staples, Mrs. Thornton, Ms. Lamarre, and Ms. Diniz.
Mission FUN Day – Friday, June 16th
On Friday, June 16th, Holy Spirit will have their Annual Mission FUN Day event. We will help several local charities (Kids Ability, Kinbridge, etc.) with the funds raised from this FUN school carnival event. Please stay tuned for more information … THANKS for your support
Happy Father’s Day – Sunday, June 18th
A Father’s Day Prayer …
“Lord, we give thanks for Fathers
For their love and affection.
For their support and guidance.
For their humour and playfulness.
Bless all fathers and help them to continue
to model God’s unconditional love.
Lord Bless all men who are father
figures for children.
Bless the important modeling
they do for children.
By caring and nurturing children
they give them a glimpse
of the goodness and tenderness of God.
We ask our prayer through Christ our Lord.”
Year End Mass – Tuesday, June 20th
In the spirit of healthy living and a fun walk as a school community, our students will walk to St. Ambrose Church on Tuesday, June 20th. This special Year End Mass will begin at 10:20 AM. Please join us if you are able so that we can gather as a faith community to celebrate the gift of this wonderful school year.
St. Ambrose Parish News
Celebration of the Holy Mass
Please join us in the Celebration of the Holy Mass this summer and anytime. Saturday at 5:00 p.m., Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. You are welcome here.
Our next monthly Children’s Mass will be held Sunday, June 18th 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.
Congratulations Grade 8 Grads!
Our Grade 8 Graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. The ceremony will start at 2 PM at St. Ambrose Church followed by a Family of Schools Dance at Msgr. Doyle and then an Awards and Diploma Ceremony to follow at the Portuguese Oriental Club. We have an amazing group of Grade 8 students and we wish our graduates continued academic and athletic success at secondary school and beyond!
School Council Update
As we come to the end of another successful school year, our Holy Spirit School Council would like to thank all our Staff, Students and families for their support. We had a fantastic school year with many wonderful events (i.e. Christmas Turkey Luncheon, Fitness Frenzy, etc.) and look forward to the exciting new Greening and Naturalized Play-spaces to be installed in the coming weeks and months – a lot of hard work has gone into the design of our new school grounds …
Some of the new things you can look forward to seeing in the schoolyard in September include:
– 10 new trees
– Armored stone outdoor classroom
– Tree stump tables
– Mud kitchen
– Tire play areas
– Bridge and rain garden
– Food and butterfly garden
We would like to thank the following organizations for donating money to help create our new school ground:
– Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds
– Nutrition for Learning
– Region of Waterloo Community Environment Fund
– Cambridge Sunrise Rotary
– Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
– Armoured Touch Inc.
– rand River Conservation Authority
Building Community by Bucket Filling – MOVIE Spirit Meter Reward – Despicable ME3
The Holy Spirit Catholic School FLAMES are ALL going to participate in a school wide MOVIE Field trip to – Despicable ME3 – on OPENING DAY – at Cambridge Galaxy Cinema on Friday, June 30, 2017. This is a community building “Spirit Meter” school reward and an opportunity to celebrate our wonderful school community! Students will depart from the school at approx. 9:30 AM transported by bus to and from the event. They will return to the school for a regular scheduled lunch to begin at approximately 12:45 PM. The movie ticket cost for each person attending is only $6.00. Thank you School Council for supporting the cost of transportation! The movie showing takes place in the morning and the concession booth will be CLOSED at this time. Students should eat a good breakfast and a brief nutrition break will be offered to eat their snacks before we leave the school. A Permission Form will go home soon. Thank you, students, parents and staff for filling each other’s buckets with small and big “acts of kindness”… YOU are the reason our COMMUNITY ROCKS!