Welcome to a new school year.
I would like to share a very special welcome to the new families joining our school this year. Our dedicated staff members are enthusiastically looking forward to working with you and your children. You’ve joined a great community.
I also want to introduce our new staff members. First, Miss Amamda Thompsonis joining us in Kindergarten, Miss Swanson will be teaching grade 5/6 for the first part of the school year and Mr. Bradley Walls will be teaching grade 6 until after Christmas.
Let us all pray our students experience a fulfilling, exciting, and safe September!
We would like to welcome any new families to our school community and we invite anyone who is interested to come and join our SCC.
Make sure you read until the end of the newsletter. There you will find a link to the September activities at the school.
The newsletter and calendar are also found on the school website.
If your child is ill or going to be away please contact the school before 9:15. This ensures no students were lost on the way to school and staff is not worried and trying to contact parents. Dismissal time is 3:25.
Sept. 17, 24
Oct. 1,8, 15, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12,19
The students will be bused to and from the pool. Please sign and return the parental consent before Friday, Sept. 13th. Thank you.
We are also on Facebook under Holy Family School , Twitter and Instagram @ gohooounds. See the bottom for direct links.
There are also scent sensitivities of staff members, so please do not allow your child to wear perfumes/body sprays to school.
NO CHILD WITHOUT:
Holy Family is involved in the Canadian Medic Alert Foundation’s No Child Without Program. There is no cost for students who attend our school that are between their 4th and 14th birthdays. If your child has a medical condition, allergy, or is required to take medication on a regular basis, you should consider this program. Please see www.nochildwithout.ca for more information.
If your child is already part of the program and there have been changes to their medical condition, medications or emergency contact information, call Medic Alert at 1-800-668-1507 to update your child’s file.
CHANGES TO INFORMATION
Also, please take a minute and write your phone numbers in your child's agenda so they have the number to phone you if necessary. .
If you are planning to assist with driving students for sports or clubs, the Criminal Records Check must be completed in addition to the Driver's Authorization form which is also available at the office.
All Criminal Records Checks are valid for 1 year, so if you had one completed in June for a field trip you will require an updated check for this year's June trips. Please do not leave it until the last minute as they can take up to a month to have processed.
SCHOOL CLUBS & ATHLETICS
There are also various athletic opportunities offered. Students in grades 4-7 can participate in the intramural program which runs from September until the end of March. All students are encouraged and invited to play, regardless of ability. The goal of these games is to participate and have fun in playing soccer, volleyball, basketball and dodgeball.
There are also teams which require students to attend practices and games/meets. In order to participate, parents must sign a consent form. The seasons are as follows:
Oct. - Dec. - Volleyball (gr. 6 & 7)
Dec. - Feb. - Basketball (gr. 6 & 7)
March - Curling (gr. 6 & 7)
April/May - Badminton (gr. 7), Marafun (gr. 1-7)