Halloween FUNdraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS!

We are still tallying the final pledges and expenses, but the event was a huge success. We will report the final amount raised when all the tabulations are complete. The math we can share with you is…

Parent Volunteers PLUS Generosity From Parent Community EQUALS A HUGE DIFFERENCE to the learning experience of our children.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Specifically, the efforts of Kim Piche, Linda Amador, Bernadette Dietrich, Celeste Murphy, Alysha Davy, Angela Klepp, Christina Valentini, Kathleen Lirusso, Trish Gerth and Ashley King made this event happen. Everything from Pumpkins for Carving, Gym Decorating, Glow Stick Sales, DJ Booking, Money Counting, Ticket Distributing, Photo Copying, Envelope Stuffing, Prize Table Organizing and so much more would not have happened without this small but mighty group of passionate parents. They would never do this for the thank you, but if you see them during drop off or pick up, please extend your gratitude for their selfless service.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO Maddy at TRIPLE ARTS ACADEMY in Cambridge. She only charged us for the cost of her gas and her DJ services were AMAZING. Triple Arts Academy also donated a week of free lessons for EVERY Student in the school! (The coupon went home last week) She also donated 4 weeks of Dance AND Karate for our top Fundraiser. This company has been very supportive of Holy Spirit School and we are very grateful for their outstanding support! If you would like to thank them with your patronage, you can get more information at


Some more Halloween Fun!

New Play Space is OFFICIALLY Complete!

School Council has been working hard to improve the school grounds at Holy Spirit and we are happy to announce that our new play space is officially done!

This year we were fortunate to add the following to the school grounds:

  • 10 trees
  • 2 benches
  • 2 tables
  • 1 tire play area
  • 3 balance beams and log stumps

We would like to thank the following organizations who donated towards this project:

  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge
  • Cambridge North Dumfries Community Foundation
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Rockwell Automation Inc.
  • Energy Plus Inc.

We would also like to thank all the Holy Spirit families who supported our school ground greening and naturalization project.

Parish Update From St. Ambrose

Youth Ministry Volunteers needed. Youth Ministry also sometimes referred to as a youth group, is an age-specific religious ministry. The Catholic church views the youth as an important and integral part of the Church as a whole. Youth ministry aims to involve and engage with young people, making them feel welcome within the Church community. Unfortunately, this ministry is lacking in our parish and Father Irek would like to encourage some adults to come forward to take the lead in initiating a youth group. If you are interested or have questions please contact Father Irek at the parish office.

Parents in Touch Prayer Group  St. Ambrose Parish invites you to the Parents in Touch Prayer Group.  Please join them every Tuesday morning at 9:20am for the Rosary, at the side altar of Our Blessed Mother.  Come pray for parents, children, family, friends, teachers and one another.

Save The Date: Amazing Speaker Coming To Holy Spirit School

We are delighted to have Sara Westbrook speak on the topic of Habits of Resilient Families. She is a motivational speaker, author & singer who specializes in Resilience, Confidence and Emotional and Mental Well-Being. She is speaking to students during the day, and then doing a special Parents Only Presentation geared towards strategies parents can use with children to build resilience and support their well-being. The date is Monday, November 19th @ 6:30PM.

Sarah Westbrook Presentation

IT STARTS TOMORROW! The Book Fair will be held in the library from Monday, November 5th until Friday, November 9th. Books will be on display to preview and purchase. Parents are welcome to come in anytime through the school day to make purchases as well. See the advertisement below for more details.

Book Fair flyer letter 2018

 Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences THIS Week

We are sending out a paper copy of the form below, but we know that sometimes papers disappear before you have the chance to even ask for them. Should your child not hand you a blue piece of paper, a digital copy is below for you to print out at your convenience. We are asking that all forms be returned ASAP as we are organizing interview time slots on Monday. If Thursday does not work for you, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher so we are able to make alternative arrangements. We would love to meet with everyone who is able to.

Parent Teacher Interview Form

Hot Lunch Orders

Many students choose to participate in our hot lunch program. Each Wednesday we have a different vendor and every Friday is Pizza Day. Please do not feel obligated to participate in every hot lunch offering that we provide. However, when you choose to use the service, all of the proceeds go directly to programs that enhance the educational experience of all students at Holy Spirit School. All are welcome to participate when it works for your family.


 Monday, November 5th

  • Boys’ Volleyball Practice at Lunch in Gym
  • Boys’ Volleyball Game at St. Augustine @ 4PM
  • Girls’ Basketball Flames host St. Augustine at 4PM in the Gym

Tuesday, November 6th

  • Progress Reports Go Home Today
  • Mr. Dosen, Mrs. McNally and Mrs. Mederak’s students go to Shade’s Mill

Wednesday, November 7th

  • Boys’ Volleyball Host St. Vincent De Paul for a Game at @ 4PM in the Gym
  • Reading Club
  • Hot Lunch: Montana’s

Thursday, November 8th

  • EcoClub in library at Lunch

Friday, November 9th

  • Hot Pizza Lunch
  • Kids Create Club

Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • P.D. Day (November 16th)
  • Sarah Westbrook Presentation (November 19th)
  • Grade 7 Commitment Masses (November 24 and 25)
  • Grade 8 Parent Night at Doyle (November 29)
  • Advent Confessions (November 30)
  • School Family Advent Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish (December 5th)
  • Dufflebag Theatre Performance at Holy Spirit (December 19th)
  • Grade 7 Menengitis Gr. 7 Immunizations (January 10th)
  • Mrs. Smyth, White and Martins Classes go to Shades Mill (January 11th)
  • Family of Schools Pathway Night at St. Vincent De Paul (January 16th @ 6:30PM)
  • First Communion Parent Meeting @ St. Ambrose Church (January 24th @ 6:30PM)
  • P.D. Day (January 25th)