Week at a Glance
HFCS "Bear" Necessities
November 20, 2022
Holy Family Catholic School is a welcoming learning community that awakens the hearts and minds of students while educating and nurturing each to learn, live fully, and serve others.
"Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!"
Catholic Education Sunday
We recognize Catholic education as a gift – a gift that we treasure and protect. On Catholic Education Sunday, we acknowledge the value and blessing of our Catholic schools and give thanks for the faith-based education they offer. Here in Alberta, unlike some other provinces, we are especially blessed to have a publicly-funded Catholic education. Let us continue to pray for this wonderful gift.
The date for GSACRD’s Catholic Education Sunday Mass has been changed to Sunday, November 27th. Our school will be represented at Holy Family Parish at 11:00 am. Please join us, if you can!
We have been in communication with the St. Albert Kinettes regarding their Christmas Hamper program. For over 57 years, they have provided food and toy hampers to over 200 families in St. Albert to help them during the Christmas Season. In addition, we have also been approached by Red Willow Church and other organizations and citizens in the community.
The hamper program does not take direct referrals from families in need, thus relying on schools, community agencies, and social service agencies for referrals. If you require additional assistance during the Christmas season, please complete the form below or reach out to Ms. Manson at 780-459-7734 by Friday, November 25th. All referrals will remain confidential at the school level and are only shared with community organizations.
GSACS Education Foundation 50/50 Christmas Raffle
GSACRD Capital Engagement: Phase 2
How to submit feedback:
Join one of our upcoming community engagement sessions outlined below or visit our engagement website:
Click below to register for an upcoming engagement session with the administration and our Community Working Group members.
- November 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm IN PERSON at École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School (33 Malmo Ave, St. Albert, AB T8N 1L5) Register here to attend.
- November 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm VIRTUAL Register here to attend.
- November 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm STAFF
We look forward to your feedback based on the possible solutions that the Community Working Group has considered.
Community Working Group
Thank you to our Community Working Group for their commitment, feedback and hard work in helping develop possible solutions. To date, this group has held several meetings since May 2022 and spent significant time on this important work. All decisions have been made in group consensus.
Meet the Counsellor
Hello everybody and welcome to the school year! I am pleased to introduce myself as not only the vice-principal of Holy Family but also the counsellor. My role as the counsellor is to work with parents/guardians, teachers, and Mrs. Jackson to ensure the academic and social/emotional needs of all students are met.
You can help your student book an appointment with me by following the link below! I look forward to serving our students in this capacity and know that we will have a great year!
From Friends of Holy Family
- Popcorn Day, Monday! $1.00/bag
- Healthy Hunger, Wednesday, Little Caesars
Little Caesars Fundraiser
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Make our world-famous pizza in your own kitchen!
By popular demand, we are running a Little Caesars Fundraiser! Your co-workers, neighbours and family will enjoy purchasing a quality meal they can cook up right at home with their own favourite toppings! Plan ahead and have plenty of Pizza Kits on hand for busy practice and game nights or sleepovers with friends and birthday parties. As a reminder, if the Pizza Kits thaw once you can refreeze them for up to 3 months.
How: There are 2 ways to Order:
1. You can complete and submit the Paper Form on the back page of the flyer.
Payments can be made by:
Cheques -made payable to ‘Friends of Holy Family’
E-transfer to email@example.com
2. You can Order Online:
Go to www.pizzakit.ca (Make sure you are on the Canadian website.)
Click on products and then shop
Support our fundraiser by providing our Fundraiser ID# 415176
You will be asked to create an account
Pay for your order with a credit card (a $1.50 processing fee will be charged for online orders)
When: Orders & payments are DUE BY Friday, November 25, 2022
Where: Pickup will be at the school sometime during the week of December 12, 2022. The exact date and time will be communicated the week before.
Questions: Please feel free to call the school with any questions.
As always, thank you for your
support and participation!
PD for Parents
Raising Digitally Responsible Youth
Parenting is hard, and the rapid rise of technology and social media use in the lives of their kids makes it harder.
To help, we're extending complimentary access to download “Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Parent's Guide from Safer Schools Together. The guide was designed to help introduce Parents and Caregivers to leading social media platforms, video games, and relevant trends that are either being used already or have the potential to be used by their children.
This guide is full of tips, how-to’s and definitions for the most widely used apps – including TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram and more.
Fr. Antony from Holy Family Parish
Holy Family Catholic Parish
Nov. 27: First Sunday of Advent & Catholic Education Sunday (11:00 am at Holy Family Parish)
Dec. 5: Report Card Day
Dec. 7: Healthy Hunger (Mary Browns)
Dec. 14: HFCS Christmas Concert