What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

March 22-26

For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things - Psalm 107:9-

Fifth SUnday of Lent

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus says, “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

Jesus told his friends that he had to be like a seed. He would die and be buried, and a few days later come back to life. Because Jesus died, we can be freed from our sins and live.


The Power of Change

This week we focus on the third pillar of Lent - Almsgiving, where we give to those in need. Each class has been assigned a glass jar. Students are encouraged to bring in loose change during the week of March 22 and try to fill their classes jar to the top! The money will be donated to help vulnerable women and children of Valeda House.

If Holy Spirit raises $500 or more by March 25, Mrs. Cahill will dye Mrs. Yuzdepski’s hair! The colour will be chosen by Holy Spirit students.


Important Dates

Sunday, March 21

  • World Down Syndrome Day


Monday, March 22

  • World Down Syndrome Day at HS-Wear mismatched funky socks
  • Virtual 3-Way Conferences


Tuesday, March 23

  • Virtual 3-Way Conferences

Wednesday, March 24

  • Kindergarten M/W dismissed at 11:25 am
  • Virtual 3-Way Conferences

Friday, March 26

  • No School - Spring Break starts


Spring Break-Friday, March 26th to Monday, April 5th inclusive. Back to school on Tuesday, April 6th.

Holy Spirit Video

We are happy to announce that we've created a school video to highlight the amazing things that happen at Holy Spirit Catholic School. This is also an opportunity to welcome new families into our school space, since we've not been able to do so in person this year. We ask that you please share the video with family and friends. You will also receive a post card flyer for you to share. We would love for you to spread the good news about our school community!
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World Down Syndrome Day

This weekend, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. We will be recognizing this day on Monday at Holy Spirit. World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated by wearing funky, mismatched socks. On Monday, be sure to wear crazy socks that DON'T MATCH! Let's support our Down Syndrome friends by "Rocking our Socks" on Monday!

VIRTUAL 3-WAY CONFERENCES

3-Way Conferences with parents/guardians, child, and teacher will be held virtually as a Google Meets the week of March 22-26 for 10 minute blocks. The interview site is open until Monday, March 22nd at noon. To schedule your interview please click on this link https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=pdr37 Then teachers will send you a google meet link.


Please make some time for your child to share their Evidence of Learning with you before conferences. The focus of the conversation is notice areas of strength your child is developing and setting goals for their next steps in their learning.


If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Posavec at brigittep@eics.ab.ca or call the school at 780-416-9526.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found has been set up. Students will have had a chance to walk by and have a look for missing items. We will place the items outside the office in the bins this week from 8:30 am -9:30 am and from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm. Check out the pictures below.


Any items not picked up by Thursday, March 25th will be donated to charity.

Wellness Corner

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First Reconciliation

OUr week in pictures

GrACE Contest

A Celebration of Catholic Education

2020-2021 Theme: Choose Joy


Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education, GrACE, in partnership with the REAL Foundation, is happy to present this contest to EICS students. We invite students of all grade levels to submit work reflecting the importance of, and their experience with or contribution to Catholic education. This year our theme is Choose Joy. How have you worked towards choosing joy, or how have you contributed to spreading the message to choose joy?


Get creative! Examples include a poster, poetry, essay, an original song, artwork...


Details:

What: Create a piece of work based on this year’s theme: Choose Joy.

How: All items need to be submitted digitally.

When: Send to your classroom teacher by April 12, 2020

Prizes: There are two $50 prizes to be won!

2021-2022 REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registrations open tomorrow February 1, 2021. Check out our website for more information.


Pre-Kindergarten students must turn 4 before December 31, 2021(born in 2017)

Kindergarten students must turn 5 before December 31, 2021 (born in 2016)


Please contact Mrs. Posavec if you have any questions at 780-416-9526 or at hs@eics.ab.ca

School Fees

School fees are due.

Please check your PowerSchool parent portal regularly for updates to school fees as well as for notes from your teacher stating that fees have been added. Please contact Mrs. Posavec at brigittep@eics.ab.ca if you have any questions.

OLPH Parish News

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Sunday Mass

Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm


Sign up for mass at www.OLPH.ca


Livestream for any celebration happening in OLPH Parish. You can choose:


  1. Direct on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/
  2. Parish website: https://www.olph.ca/video/ (if you open the page before the event has started and your video is not yet streaming, please wait, hit refresh and play)

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, April 2 - Good Friday-No School
  • Monday, April 5 - Easter Monday-No School

  • Tuesday, April 6th - back to school

  • Wednesday, April 7 - student early out dismissal at 2:10 pm & live event at 3 p.m, EICS will be hosting an online event kicking off the new direction of our ongoing partnership with Catholic Social Services supporting vulnerable women and children

  • Wednesday, April 14 - Virtual School Council Meeting at 6:30 pm