What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

October 19-23

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? - Romans 8:31-

The Saints - Our Heavenly Friends

Hi families,

Over the course of the school year, the students will be learning about different saints. We are following a beautiful resource gifted to our school this year by our division office. It is called, Living Like a Saint - Catholic Mindfulness for Kids by Gregory and Barbra Bottaro. This month we are starting with St. Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals and nature. We invite all students to bring a picture of their pet to school which will be posted on a hallway bulletin board.

Please enjoy the following video to learn more about St. Francis.

St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

Stay tuned for information on saints as the year goes on.


Ms. Kathy Yacyshyn

Grade 3 teacher and School Chaplain

School Wide Virtual Assembly with our grade twos present

Important Dates

Monday, October 19

  • Regular Day

Tuesday, October 20

  • Regular Day

Wednesday, October 21

  • Regular Day
  • Virtual 3-Way Conferences booking site opens at 10 am (see information below)

Thursday, October 22

  • Regular Day

Friday, October 23

  • Kindergarten T/T

Virtual 3-Way Conferences

3-Way Conferences with parents/guardians, child, and teacher will be held virtually as a Google Meets on Tuesday, November 3 and Thursday, November 5th from 4 - 7 pm in 10 minute blocks. The interview site will open on Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 am and closes October 29th at noon.

To schedule your interview please click on this link https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=kzt22

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

Visitors to the school

We had a new intercom installed this week for visitors to the school. Please press the button and we will talk to you. Although visitors are not permitted in the building the buzzer allows us to buzz in students that are late and to assist with drop off and pick up of student work.

2019-2020 Yearbooks have arrived

Our yearbooks from last year have arrived. They will be handed to the teacher by the end of the week when they are sorted out.

Books will be sent to St. Theresa for those students that are no longer at Holy Spirit.

Yearbooks for 2020-2021 may also be purchased at this time for $25.00. To order, go to the PowerSchool parent portal where fees are paid and select the option to add the yearbook to your cart. Payment must be made before your order is complete and placed.

Halloween Information

Halloween is quickly approaching. We will be celebrating in our classrooms and via virtual parade in the afternoon. Following our nutrition guidelines and COVID protocols exchanging of food or other items will not be part of our celebrations. More details will be sent home via the teachers and in next week's newsletter.

Please remember not to send in any weapons or any overly scary costumes that may frighten our little ones. Thank you and Happy Halloween.

Please see the link for great information from AHS for a safe Halloween. https://www.alberta.ca/halloween-during-covid19.aspx

Wellness Corner

As always, I am here to support you, your kiddo, or your family, so please contact me by calling your school's main phone line or by emailing me. Elk Island Catholic Schools also has a website with information for Alberta Health Services, Government aid, and community resources that may assist your family. - Miss. B ♥️

Miss Danielle Bussiere

Family Wellness Worker

Holy Spirit Catholic School 780-416-9526

Email: danielle.bussiere@eics.ab.ca

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School fees

School fees are now active in PowerSchool. We will not be accepting checks or cash this year. Please log into your PowerSchool account to pay for your child's fees by October 30, 2020.

Please note that fees are added throughout the year as field trips are able to occur. Teachers will send home notes when new fees are added to your account.

Some grades have fees if you wish not to pay for these fees, please contact the office at brigittep@eics.ab.ca to have the fee removed.

Yearbooks may also be purchased at this time. They are $25.00 soft cover books. Please add them to your cart. They will have to be paid for in order for the order to be processed and placed. Yearbooks are handed out in the fall of the next school year.

If you require financial assistance in paying fees please fill out the form that is available at on our EICS website-click here to access form: Fee waiver form

Please email our secretary Mrs. Posavec with any questions brigittep@eics.ab.ca

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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 28 - School Council Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Friday, October 30 - Virtual Halloween Celebration
  • Tuesday, November 3 - Virtual 3-Way Conferences 4-7 pm
  • Wednesday, November 4 - Early Out-Dismissal at 2:10 pm
  • Thursday, November 5 - Virtual 3-Way Conferences 4-7 pm
  • Friday, November 6 - Kindergarten T/T
  • Fall Break - November 9-13 - No School
  • Tuesday, November 17 - Picture retake day whole school
  • Wednesday, November 18 - Picture Retake day M/W Kindergarten
  • Friday, November 20 - Kindergarten M/W
  • Friday, November 27 - Kindergarten T/T