Holy Name of Mary Catholic School
Prayer for a New Year
Kindergarten Registration Week
Please visit the CDSBEO website registration page at http://bit.ly/CDSBEOKindergarten for information on how to register your child. We look forward to welcoming your child to Kindergarten!
Dressing for the cold
Ski Club & Ski Day
We will also have our Grade 4-8 School Ski Day on Friday, February 15th at Mount Pakenham. Permission forms will be sent home soon. All students are strongly encouraged to participate!
Kids on the Block Program
Since 1983, the internationally recognized educational program called KIDS ON THE BLOCK has been delivering its message on disability awareness and acceptance to students in the Ottawa-Carleton area. Designed to teach children from grades Kindergarten to 6 what it is like to be disabled or different, this entertaining yet thought-provoking puppet show strives to heighten awareness and promote more positive attitudes towards those who are different, and therefore is a step in helping to prevent bullying and promote anti-bullying.
All Grade 4-6 students will attend a KIDS ON THE BLOCK presentation on Wednesday, January 16th and all Grade 1-3 students will see the presentation on Thursday, January 17th.
Please visit www.SchoolWear.ca/HNM to order your spiritwear! Orders can be delivered to the school for free or to your home for a fee and are usually processed in 4 weeks.
We have many used pairs of skates at the school in a variety of sizes for anyone who needs them. Please call the school or ask one of our secretaries if you need skates for your child.
Parents and grandparents, please remember that all volunteers must have a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check.
Grade 8 News
Guidance Counsellors from Notre Dame Catholic High School will then come to Holy Name of Mary on Tuesday, January 29th to give students a presentation on making their high school course selections for next year.
On the morning of Wednesday, February 13th, our Grade 8's will travel to Notre Dame to participate in a wide variety of exciting Grade 9 workshops.
Grade 8 Graduation photos have been scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd. Retakes will take place on May 1st. Our graduation date has not yet been set, but we will let parents know as soon as we have confirmed it.
Carleton Place Canadians School Day
Our Carleton Place Canadians' annual "School Day" at the rink is fast approaching. As with previous years, the local school with the highest percentage of attendance to their Carleton Place Canadians Jr A game at the Carleton Place arena will win $500 compliments of MacKay Roofing.
Co-Captains Cade Townend and Ben Tupker, along with a few of the players, will be dropping in to Holy Name of Mary on Monday Feb 25th at 10:00am to hand out game vouchers and to meet a few of the kids.
Holy Name of Mary's game will be: Sunday March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Carleton Place arena. The children simply have to present the "Admit One Child" voucher at the ticket table to access the game. We encourage the children to wear team or school colours and be ready to CHEER LOUDLY!!! The players love it - the louder the better!