Week at a Glance
HFCS "Bear" Necessities
November 27, 2022
Holy Family Catholic School is a welcoming learning community that awakens the hearts and minds of students while educating and nurturing each to learn, live fully, and serve others.
1st Sunday in Advent
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. […] For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”
The season of Advent is now upon us. For Christians, the season of Advent is not simply about the "coming" of a holiday, but more precisely, the coming of Jesus Christ. Advent is a season of preparation. We prepare our hearts for Christ, who "comes" to us in three ways.
- Historically: Christ came into our world in a time and place many years ago.
- Presently: Christ comes into our hearts today and every day.
- Finally: In due time, Christ will come again.
Let us take time in this beautiful season to prepare our hearts for Christ, who seeks to be with us always - past, present and future. May we ARISE and participate in the Advent of Christ by being Christ for others.
Mark Your Calendars!
Monday Morning Prayer Assembly and Good Shepherd Awards - 8:40 am in the gym.
Rec. Academy - Team Handball at the Edmonton West Soccer Centre
Exciting Day of Learning
Rec. Academy - Team Handball at the Edmonton West Soccer Centre
Christmas Socks Day!
Winter is upon us!
Term One Report Cards
Little Caesars Fundraiser - LAST CHANCE
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Make our world-famous pizza in your own kitchen!
By popular demand, we are running a Little Caesars Fundraiser! Your co-workers, neighbours and family will enjoy purchasing a quality meal they can cook up right at home with their own favourite toppings! Plan ahead and have plenty of Pizza Kits on hand for busy practice and game nights or sleepovers with friends and birthday parties. As a reminder, if the Pizza Kits thaw once you can refreeze them for up to 3 months.
How: There are 2 ways to Order:
1. You can complete and submit the Paper Form on the back page of the flyer.
Payments can be made by:
Cheques -made payable to ‘Friends of Holy Family’
E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You can Order Online:
Go to www.pizzakit.ca (Make sure you are on the Canadian website.)
Click on products and then shop
Support our fundraiser by providing our Fundraiser ID# 415176
You will be asked to create an account
Pay for your order with a credit card (a $1.50 processing fee will be charged for online orders)
When: Orders & payments are DUE BY Friday, November 25, 2022
Where: Pickup will be at the school sometime during the week of December 12, 2022. The exact date and time will be communicated the week before.
Questions: Please feel free to call the school with any questions.
As always, thank you for your
support and participation!
GSACS Education Foundation 50/50 Christmas Raffle
GSACRD Capital Engagement: Phase 2
How to submit feedback:
Join one of our upcoming community engagement sessions outlined below or visit our engagement website:
Click below to register for an upcoming engagement session with the administration and our Community Working Group members.
- November 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm IN PERSON at École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School (33 Malmo Ave, St. Albert, AB T8N 1L5) Register here to attend.
- November 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm VIRTUAL Register here to attend.
- November 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm STAFF
We look forward to your feedback based on the possible solutions that the Community Working Group has considered.
Community Working Group
Thank you to our Community Working Group for their commitment, feedback and hard work in helping develop possible solutions. To date, this group has held several meetings since May 2022 and spent significant time on this important work. All decisions have been made in group consensus.
NEW: Engagement on Grades 7-12 Career Education Programming (from Minister LaGrange)
From now until December 9, 2022, the task force would like to hear from students in grades 7 to 12, parents, teachers, career counsellors, post-secondary educators, employers and young adults. Albertans can share ideas at online and in-person engagement sessions in 11 communities across the province. They are encouraged to participate in their region or they have the flexibility to attend any session that works best for them. During the sessions, participants will be able to provide local insights on career education programming and hear the unique perspectives of others.
There are also online surveys for the public and students in grade 7 to 12 to provide feedback on career education programming. Albertans can register for an engagement session, take the survey and sign up for career education updates at alberta.ca/career-education-task-force.
In addition to engaging with Albertans, the task force will meet with a variety of education stakeholders to hear their viewpoints. They will also conduct a comprehensive review of Alberta’s career education programming, with a focus on grades 7 to 12. The insights from the review and engagement feedback will inform their recommendations and provincial framework for career education programming.
To build awareness of these engagement opportunities, I have attached a promotional bulletin for distribution through your communication channels. Please encourage your stakeholders to post it and share it within their communities.
On behalf of the Alberta government, thank you for your support as we continue our work to build better connections between schools and employers. Your feedback will help the task force ensure that Alberta’s future career education programming prepares students for new opportunities in our increasingly diversified labour market.
Minister of Education
PD for Parents
Raising Digitally Responsible Youth
Parenting is hard, and the rapid rise of technology and social media use in the lives of their kids makes it harder.
To help, we're extending complimentary access to download “Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Parent's Guide from Safer Schools Together. The guide was designed to help introduce Parents and Caregivers to leading social media platforms, video games, and relevant trends that are either being used already or have the potential to be used by their children.
This guide is full of tips, how-to’s and definitions for the most widely used apps – including TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram and more.
Fr. Antony from Holy Family Parish
Holy Family Catholic Parish
Dec. 5: Report Card Day
Dec. 7: Advent Liturgy (10:45 am), Healthy Hunger (Mary Browns)
Dec. 9: Red & Green Day
Dec. 14: Curriculum Lead Mtg. (pm) & HFCS Christmas Concert
Dec. 15: Popcorn Day
Dec. 16: No Kindergarten classes & Christmas Sweater Day
Dec. 19: Dress Like an Elf Day
Dec. 21: Healthy Hunger (Bar Burrito)
Dec. 23: Last day of classes before the Christmas holidays