February

2021

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

February: The Month of the Holy Family

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February Family Winter Challenge

After a frigid ending to January, we are looking forward to some warmer winter days! HFS is having a Family Winter Challenge this month. Each week, we have a different winter themed outdoor challenge (activity) for your family to participate in. Check the February calendar for the challenges. Also, if your family participates in the challenge, snap a picture or selfie of you participating in the activity and send it to holyfamily@loccsd.ca, we would love to share our challenge pictures on our Facebook and Instagram pages! We have a special activity planned for the break, stay tuned for more information on that!


Week 1 (Feb. 1-5): Create a snow creation outside

Week 2 (Feb.8-12): Do a winter activity together (skiing, sledding, skating, ice fishing... )

Week 3 (Feb. 22-26): Go for a sunset walk

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Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is February 8-12. This is a perfect opportunity to send a note of thanks or discuss with your children, the importance of having caring teachers and staff who truly care about your children and the education they receive.

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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Registration Packages for Kindergarten to Grade 7 for Fall of 2021

New to Holy Family School? You will need to register for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration need only to be completed for all Kindergarten students and only necessary to be filled in for new students to our school from grades 1-7. For students already attending Holy Family School, you are automatically enrolled for the next school year. You therefore, do not need to fill in registration forms.

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Valentine's Day

This year, we will be acknowledging Valentine’s Day a little differently than we have in the past. We will have activities planned for Friday, February 12. Please wear pink, white or red on this day. Please see the changes and guidelines that must be followed on February 12.

Activities:

Classroom teachers can decide how they would like to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their cohort class.

Treats:

Students will be allowed to bring treats to school for their cohort, however,treats must be store bought and individually wrapped. Treats must be brought to school no later than February 9th so that they can sit untouched for three days. Treats also must be nut free. The items must be in a plastic bag with your child’s name and grade clearly written on the outside of the bag. The classroom teacher will be the one to hand out the treats to the students.

Cards:

Students will be allowed to bring Valentine’s Day cards to school, before February 9th. Please have the cards in a plastic zip lock baggie with your child’s name and grade on the bag. The teacher will be the one to hand the cards and treats to each child. Students will not be allowed to hand them out to other students themselves.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 306-445-2360 or message us on Edsby.

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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.

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 Co-op cards for sale at the school in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. Please contact the office to arrange pick up and payment. Thank you for your support!

Important Dates

Feb. 15- Stat Holiday- No Classes and Family Bingo Challenge

Feb. 16-19- February Break

Feb. 24- Pink Shirt Day& Early Dismissal 1:50

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!)

11:47-12:10 – Lunch/Recess

12:10-12:30 –Lunch/Recess

3:20 - 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 message the teacher or the office on Edsby.

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. We ask that students enter and exit the school through their own doors to keep tight cohorts and minimize exposure to other people and areas within the school.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES START AT 8:55. PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS ARRIVE BY 8:50 SO THEY ARE NOT LATE.

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Pink Shirt Day

This year, Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is on February 24.

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 2021 is "lift each other up."

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= $25.00

Gr.3-6= $30.00

Gr. 7= $35.00

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

Battlefords Minor Baseball

Battlefords Minor Baseball Inc. is excited to be planning for the 2021 season and return to ball. We have set up an on-line registration system and it is up and running. More information on the season as well as access to the on-line system is available on the website. Link to on-line registration - https://www.rampregistrations.com/login

Any baseball season is not complete without great coaches and volunteers. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered in the past and we look forward to support in 2021! Anyone interested in coaching please fill out the coaching form that is available under the Registration tab on the website. BMBI is also looking for coaches to help with the rookie ball teams. Experience is great but not required in this age group.

If you are 12 or older, we need umpires for the upcoming season. Equipment is supplied. Please contact Clint at 5gieni@sasktel.net to get registered or find out more details.

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Edsby

Edsby continues to be the primary forum of communication between the school and home. If you are new to our school and have not yet signed on to Edsby please call the school to find out how to do so. Through Edsby you can communicate with the teachers, the office and even enter your children's attendance.

The code to enter is loccsd.edsby.com

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Raise the Dough Fundraiser

Our next Raise the Dough Fundraiser is on March the 2nd. Dominoes Pizza will give our school $5.00 from every special sold that day! The special includes 2 medium 3 topping pizza and a cheesy bread for $24.99 code : raise.

Who does not love pizza? It is a great way to feed the hungry family and help us raise money to pay down the loan on the playground. Spread the word and lets raise the dough for Holy Family School SCC.

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