Fall is now in full swing and the weather is beginning to cool. Routines and expectations have been established and another exciting school year is well on its way.
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.
Updates and Reminders
The Halloween Dance-a-thon was a huge success!! We raised just over $8000 which will help revitalize our learning commons!
Holy Spirit Online Spirit Wear Store Extended
The Spirit Wear Store has been extended and will remain open until November 10. If you would like to see samples please stop by and have a look during Parent/Teacher Conference Night!
Please check out the link below to see the Holy Spirit School Spirit Wear flyer and website:
Remembrance Day Celebration
Please join us on November 11th, 2019 at 10:45 AM for our Remembrance Day celebration.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
It is amazing to see the generosity pour in during the Food Drive. It was a huge success and we were able to help those in need. We truly are the Mighty Holy Spirit!
Each year, Holy Spirit school participates in a school wide candy drive to help with the work of Dr. Simone. This candy is sent to developing countries to so that children can receive a special treat. It can also assist malnourished children in learning how to take medicine. This year, our drive will run from November 1st– November 14th, 2019.
The following candy will be accepted: gum, hard candy, chips and chocolate.
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.
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:
Grade 2 Parents are reminded to return their child’s Sacramental Registration form to Father Mikulski at the end of any of the weekend Masses from now until November 10, 2019. Please hand it to Father directly please. (not to the office)
Sacramental Registration Form
Bake Sale – Sunday, November 24, 2019 Donations of baked goods and raffle prizes (new items only; gift cards) would be greatly appreciated. Prizes can be brought to the church office during the month of November. Volunteers to set-up and assist on the day of the sale would be appreciated. Please contact Myra if you can help.
Our Children’s Liturgy program is offered at both 9:00 am Mass and 11:00 am Mass. At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required). ADULT VOLUNTEERS to assist with this program would be greatly appreciated. More hands make for less work. Please contact the parish office if you can help.
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:
Thank you for helping keep safety at the forefront of all we do at the Mighty Holy Spirit!
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.
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. 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.
November 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 11 – Remembrance Day Celebration – 10:45 AM
November 11 – Photo Retake Day
November 11 – Boys Volleyball Game @ Pere Rene
November 15 – P.D. Day – No School
November 19 – Camp Brebeuf – Grade 7’s
November 20 – Camp Brebeuf – Grade 7’s
November 20 – Bullying Awareness Presentations
November 28 – Jersey Day
November 28 – Grade 8 Parent Night @ Monsignor Doyle