Amazing Speaker Was At Holy Spirit School…

We were 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 spoke to students during the day, and then did a special Parents Only Presentation geared towards strategies parents can use with children to build resilience and support their well-being. It was a powerful presentation which really supported our school in its journey to build resilience in our students. Thank you to Mr. Mendonca for organizing this event.

Mabels Labels Sale Ends Monday at Midnight!

We have some of the most organized families in the board and we are very proud of the efforts our community puts into being prepared for school. One of our parents made us aware that there is 40% Percent Off sale at Mabel’s labels. If that is something that interests you, please visit the link below. Also, our school will receive a portion of the proceeds. This is not a major school fundraiser, but if you happen to be buying labels, it would be nice if you could select our school to support before you make your purchase. All the best as you strive to stay organized!

Math Literacy Learning Session For Parents

It is taking place December 6, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Hall (Located in the Board Office at 35 Weber St. in Kitchener).

Are you a parent of a child in our Board? Would you like to learn more about how students learn math? This session will expose parents to a variety of experiences that will model the types of tasks students engage in.

Intermediate Homework Club in the Mornings!

Holy Spirit  School is pleased to announce that we are offering a Homework Club designed specifically for Intermediate students. This club is supported through St. Louis Continuing Education Center and the Waterloo Catholic School Board. The program is FREE and is available to any intermediate student.

This program allows students to work/study in a quiet environment and to catch up on missed homework or get ahead.  It allows them to receive teacher assistance with projects, homework and assignments. This program is for students of all levels as it allows them to get their homework done in an environment where assistance is provided and access to school tools and media are available.
Homework Club will be offered BEFORE SCHOOL from 8:00-9:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in rm 119. The club will begin on November  5th, 2018. Students may arrive at any time up until 8:45am. They do not have to come to EVERY session, but increased participation in the program is recommended.

Homework Club

Parish Update From St. Ambrose

All children are welcome to Children’s Liturgy  at 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.  Also, it will not be held on the Sundays of our Children’s Masses.)  We are now going to be offering Children’s Liturgy at the Sunday 9:00 am Mass, beginning December 2, 2018 !

Holy Spirit Family Advent Mass is Wednesday, December 5th. We would love it if all of our families could join us. Please check out the details in the attached invite.

Advent Mass Invite 2018

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 26th 

  • Intermediate Homework Club at 8AM

Tuesday, November 27th

  • Parent Council Meeting at 6:30PM in the Library. All are Welcome.

Wednesday, November 28th

  • Reading Club
  • Hot Lunch: Pita Pit

Thursday, November 29th

  • EcoClub in library at Lunch
  • Intermediate Homework Club at 8AM
  • Gr 8 Parent Night At Doyle 6-8PM

Friday, November 30th

  • Hot Lunch: Pizza Day
  • Kids Create Club in the Library
  • Advent Confessions

Looking Ahead Beyond this week… 

  • School Family Advent Mass @ St. Ambrose Parish (December 5th)
  • Parents Math Learning Literacy Session (December 6th)
  • Primary and Junior Christmas Concert (December 17th)
  • Annual Christmas Turkey Lunch (December 18th)
  • Dufflebag Theatre Performance at Holy Spirit (December 19th)
  • Joy Day Intermediate Ballroom Performance (December 21st)
  • 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)