What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

February 15-19

We love because he first loved us - 1 John 4:19 -

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The Saints - Our Heavenly Friends

Each month we learn about a new saint and how their life work brought them great joy and joy to others. This month, the students are learning about St. Valentine. St. Valentine lived at a time when the Roman Emperor could not get enough young men to join his army, so he made it illegal for couples to marry. St. Valentine began to perform secret marriages and was sent to jail for this. St. Valentine was executed on February 14th. This day is a celebration of a saint who loved God and others more than his own life.

Important Dates

Sunday, February 14

  • Happy Valentine's Day from our Holy Spirit Family to your family

Monday, February 15

  • No School -Family Day

Tuesday, February 16

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake lunch - see below for more information
  • Break the Rules!

Wednesday, February 17

  • Ash Wednesday Celebration - virtual mass @ 1:00 pm

Friday, February 19

  • Kindergarten T/T

Break the Rules!

On Tuesday, February 16, the students at Holy Spirit School will be celebrating ”Break the Rules” day as part of Shrove Tuesday! Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, is a day to prepare for Lent’s fasting. We will also enjoy pancakes this day.

The money raised from this fun event will be used to support our Social Justice project supporting Valeda House.

This is an optional activity where students (with the help of their parents), choose which rules they would like to break.

Here are the “Principal Approved” rules to break:

  • Chew gum in class! ($2.00)

  • Wear a hat ($2.00)

  • Wear PJs ($2.00)

Ash Wednesday Celebration and Pancake Lunch

Thank you to our School Council who are providing 2 pancakes per student on Tuesday, February 16 for Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes will be made by Headquarters Restaurant and the individual packages will be distributed by our staff. Please make sure to pack extra food for the students to supplement the pancake lunch. Shrove Tuesday is a Christian feast day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Join us for our virtual Ash Wednesday mass on Wednesday, February 17 at 1pm at www.OLPH.ca. Students will be receiving ashes on their forehead at school during the mass.


Congratulation to the following Holy Spirit students who received First Holy Communion at OLPH last weekend:

Jordan B.

Alyssa F.

Myles K.

Brody K.

Olivia K.

Carter S.

Anistyn S.

Brant R.

Talia M.

Luke M.

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Software Monitoring Program


As part of the Elk Island Catholic School Assurance process, we would like to invite you to participate in the linked survey. The survey is important as we use the results to inform planning at Holy Spirit Catholic School for the 2021/2022 school year. This survey complements and is provided to all grade 4-12 students, all staff, and all parents in our division.

The survey linked was emailed to all parents. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WD55B9

If you have children in multiple schools, we ask that you complete one survey for each individual school. If you have a child who has attended St. Isidore Learning Centre full time for remote learning, identify your school as St. Isidore Learning Centre.

If you have a child in grade 4, 7, or 10, you may receive a survey from Alberta Education. If so, we would encourage you to complete both surveys. The survey will remain open until Thursday, February 18, 2021. If you have questions, please contact us at 780-467-8896, or toll free at 1-800-996-9982. Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.

2021-2022 Registrations are now 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

Wellness Corner

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our week in pictures

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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Holy Spirit Catholic School

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, February 24 - Pink shirt day & Virtual Parent Council Zoom Meeting-Everyone is welcome
  • Friday, February 26 - Kindergarten MW

  • Wednesday, March 3-Early Out-Dismissal at 2:10 pm

  • Friday March 5 - No School for students-Professional Development Day

  • Friday, March 12-Kindergarten MW