Holy Name of Mary Catholic School, December 2018
Forward Into Advent
Please join us for the following advent celebrations at the school over the next several Mondays:
- Monday, December 3rd at 9:30am (Ms. Buchanan's class)
- Monday, December 10th at 9:30am (Mrs. Luknowsky's class)
- Monday, December 17th at 9:30am (Mme Empey and Mrs. Doran-Veevers' class).
You are also invited to join us for our Advent Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church on Thursday, December 20th at 10:00 am (Ms. Koehler/Mr. Darou's Gr. 5 class).
Annual Christmas Food Drive
The Season of Advent is a wonderful time to reflect on our many blessings, and it is also a time to reach out to those in need. Our Annual Christmas Food Drive begins this week. Each student is asked to bring in at least one food item. If you are visiting the school anytime over the next couple of weeks and you wish to drop off items, please feel free to do so. Every little bit helps!
School Council News
Christmas Concert & Open House 2018
Following the primary concert, families are invited to visit the Junior/Intermediate (Gr. 4-8) classrooms for Christmas Open House activities and performances from 2:15-3:15pm. More information will follow with times and activities!!
Parking Lot Safety
Skating in the New Year
From the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
There are many strategies to cope with stress. Plan ahead to avoid last minute rushing. Help your children know what to expect. Stick to your routines as much as possible. Don’t forget to take care of yourself as a parent. This shows your children healthy ways to deal with stress. Try the following stress busters:
• Exercise, eat a balanced diet, and get plenty of sleep
• Ask for support from family and friends when needed
• Plan for child-free times
• Talk regularly with your co-parent
For more strategies, visit www.triplep-parenting.ca. To register for a local Triple P Parenting session, visit http://healthunit.org/clinics-classes/triple-p-parenting/ or call locally 1-800-660-5853. Parenting matters!
Are you ready for Flu Season? Influenza (flu) season in Canada usually starts in November and goes until April. The flu virus changes each year, so it is important to get a flu shot every fall. This is the best way to prevent getting the flu. It is important to remember that it takes two weeks for the vaccine to work. By getting the vaccine early, you’ll protect your family and other people who are at risk. For more information, and to find out where you can get your flu shot, visit the Flu Facts page on Ministry of Health website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts