February

2020

Principal's Message

It's amazing to think that we are half way through the school year. With that in mind, I would like to encourage anyone with children that are Pre-K or Kindergarten age to consider applying now for the 2020-2021 school year. Children must be 5 before December 31 to enrol into the Kdg program. Our Kdg is full time( Monday to Friday all day). Applications are available online and at the office.

The week of February 17-21 is a break from school. I hope you get the opportunity to enjoy time with your family.


Mrs. Sarenco

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Aladdin - The Musical

COMING SOON: Aladdin the Musical! Students have been busy practicing for our school musical taking place on March 16th and 17th. March 16th is the dessert theatre at 7pm and tickets are $10. March 17th is regular seating at 7pm and tickets are $5.

Registrations

Registration for Kindergarten for the fall is now open!

Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before December 31st. Please stop by the office anytime to pick up a registration form. Registration forms will be sent home with all current four year old Pre-K students in March. Registrations are also available on our school home page. If your family is moving and leaving the school, please provide the office with that information.

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REPORTING TO THE OFFICE

We have noticed an increase in the number of interruptions during our class times and we ask that all parents and visitors report to the office where the child will be called down to meet the parent. If a lunch needs to be delivered it will be delivered to the student at the lunch bell, otherwise please have the lunch sent to school in your child's backpack each day. Due to safety the only doors unlocked during the day are the main doors and we ask that all parents and visitors stop at the office. Unless there is an emergency, all phone calls to your child or teacher will not be patched to the classroom during class times. Recess or lunch break the calls will be returned to you. We appreciate your understanding and co-operation in decreasing the number of distractions to the classes during instructional times.
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Valentine's Day



This will also be our traditional, Red, White & Pink Day . Stewardship Club will be selling candy grams on February 12 and 13 and they will be delivered on February 14.

Allergies

Please remember that Holy Family School is a nut alert school. We also have students with allergies to shellfish. Please do not send food that contain nuts or fish. Thank you.

SCC


The SCC has embarked on a Tupperware fundraiser to help raise funds to pay off the new playground equipment. A letter was sent home with information about the fundraiser. Our school will receive 40% of the sales to go toward the equipment. This fundraiser will run until Feb. 27th. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Payment must accompany the orders and orders will be submitted every Friday.

Our next SCC meeting is on February 3 at 7:00 and everyone is welcome to attend. Come out and see what we are all about. We welcome new members!

Sacraments

Congratulations to all of our students who have enrolled into their sacramental preparation program! We pray that as you journey in your faith you will grow in your relationship with your community and with God.

GRADE 5-7 SKIING

Dear Parents of Holy Family Grade 5, 6 and 7 Students:

We are planning our annual Holy Family School Downhill Ski Trip to Table Mountain. This year it will take place on Friday, March 6th. Students will NOT be back in time to catch the 3:30 school buses. All students are to make arrangements for their own transportation from the school at 5:00 p.m.

If, for some reason, your child will not be travelling to and/or from the hill on the bus, please inform your child’s teacher, in writing, by Friday,February 28. Please note that a fee has been added to each price to cover a portion of the busing and G.S.T. A breakdown of prices is listed below. The annual ski trip is part of our regular physical education program which means all students are expected to attend.

As we did last year; we are requiring each student, skiing or snowboarding, to wear a helmet approved for recreation snow sports. It is an important piece of equipment to help maintain the safety of our students. (Please see reverse). Students may bring a lunch from home or buy lunch there. Please note: energy drinks are not allowed and will be confiscated. Students should not bring valuables with them as neither the ski hill nor the school will be held responsible.

. The appropriate payment is due by Friday February 28 /2020. If payment is an issue, please contact Mrs.Sarenco or Mrs. Spence at the office. Post-dated cheques can be made out for March 30th There will be a limited number of complimentary ski passes for parents wishing to chaperone. The passes will cover the cost of Ski Rentals and a lift ticket. These will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. Adult lessons will have to be paid for in advance to the school at a cost of $10.00 + GST. Parents interested and able to join us please contact Mrs. Sarenco, on or before March 6th. We are also in need of a parent (with a truck) to transport equipment out to the hill. Please inform the school (306-445-2360) if you are able to help with this.

Mrs. Sarenco - Coordinator

Important Dates

Feb. 17- Stat Holiday- No Classes

Feb. 18-19- Days in Lieu of Student Led Conferences

Feb. 20-22-School Holidays

Feb. 24- Dessert Theatre tickets go on sale today $10 each(only 150 tickets sold)

Feb. 26- Early Dismissal 1:55, Ash Wed. Mass at 11:00 and Pink Shirt Day

Holy Family School Day

8:50 – Entrance bell

8:55—School Day Begins (arriving at 9:00 means your child is late, please be on time!)

10:30-10:43 – Recess

11:47-12:10 – Lunch Recess

12:10-12:30 –Lunch

2:15-2:30– Recess

3:25 - Dismissal

Parents

Please make sure your child is aware of the after school plans before they come to school each day. If there is a change in the normal routine, please take a moment and jot it into the agenda or send a note with your child.

MARAFUN

Marafun will start in early March with the actual run taking place in Saskatoon on May 31st at 11:00. The school will be registered as a team in February. Individuals can then go online to register under the school's name. The registration fee is $15.00 in February and $20.00 after February. Please watch for details in a note that will be coming home soon with more information. To find out more about Marafun please check out the following link.


https://raceroster.com/events/2020/26611/2020-marafun-saskatchewan-marathon
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Morning Arrival

Parents are asked to NOT send your child to school before 8:30am. We want your children to be safe and there are no teachers on supervision until 8:30. All students may arrive then to play until the entrance bell at 8:47. All students, including kindergarten students, should be outside playing while waiting for the bell to ring. Students should line up at their own doors once the bells ring.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES START AT 8:55. PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS ARRIVE BY 8:50 SO THEY ARE NOT LATE. Arriving at 9:00 will result in a late slip.

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Library Contest

Mrs. Landry has an AR contest running to win some cuddly teddy bears this month. Please remember to read and do those AR tests. Contest ends February 14th. The more you read the better your chances will be to win a bear!!!

Pink Shirt Day

This year, Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is on February 26.

It is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show they are against bullying.

The focus for 2020 is "lift each other up."

STEWARDSHIP

Stewardship will be selling candy grams for $1.00 on February 12th and 13th. Students can purchase a candy gram for a friend and it will be delivered to that student on Valentine's day.
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Have a FABULOUS February everyone!!

School Fees

We would like to remind parents who have not yet paid for student fees that they can be paid at the office in one lump sum or payments can be set up monthly. We thank all those parents who have already paid these fees. The fees cover all the school supplies that students need throughout the year.

Fees are as follows:

K-gr.2= $30.00

Gr.3-6= $35.00

Gr. 7= $40.00

We will be reaching out to families with outstanding fees in the near future.

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