March Update!!

 

God our Father,
You formed us from the dust of the earth
And brought us to new life in Christ
Through the waters of Baptism.
We ask you to change our hearts
As we journey through these forty days of Lent.
Help us to see Jesus in everyone
we meet,
And to serve him in all persons,
Especially the poor, the sick and the lonely.
By your grace, may our prayers and sacrifices this Lent
Help us grow closer to each other and to you,
As one family in Jesus.
We make this prayer to you in His name.
Amen.

 

Updates and Reminders

Traffic Reminder

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

New Student Registration

Registration is now open ONLINE for the 2020/2021 school year. Please visit the website below to begin your registration:

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!

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

March 3 – Catholic School Advisory Council @ 6:30 PM

March 4 – Confirmation @ 7:00 PM

March 13 – PJ Day

March 16 – March Break Begins

March 23 – First Day of School after March Break

March 24 – Down Syndrome Awareness Day – Wear Wacky Socks

March 27 – Big Gulp Eco Event