What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

January 11-15

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” - Philippians 4:6

The Baptism of Jesus

January 11 - The Baptism of the Lord

Gospel Reading Mark 1:7-11
Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist.

Today is the last day of the Christmas season in the liturgical calendar and we return to the season of Ordinary Time and continue our work of discipleship. At this time we reflect on the importance of Jesus' baptism and for the wonderful ministry he did in the world. When memories and feelings will we carry forward with us from Christmas to strengthen our life as Christians.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

And kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

And you will renew the face of the earth.


by the light of the Holy Spirit

you have taught the hearts of your faithful.

In the same Spirit

help us to relish what is right

and always rejoice in your consolation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Important Dates

Monday, January 11

  • Back to In School learning

Friday, January 15

  • Kindergarten T/T

COVID Re-Entry

Both staff and students are doing a great job following the Elk Island Catholic Schools COVID re-entry guidelines. Here is a reminder on the four pillars to help us stay safe:

1. Screening

2. Cleaning

  • use hand sanitizer every time you enter the school and classroom
  • classroom cleaning procedures are in place (ex. wipes)
  • enhanced cleaning completed by our amazing custodial team

3. Cohorts

  • use assigned entry door
  • as much as possible maintain physical distancing

4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • mask use recommended for all students and mandatory for staff & grade 4 students

2020-2021 Yearbook orders

Have you ordered your yearbook for this year?

In order for us to be able to maintain the price and be able to provide yearbooks we need to have a minimum order of 120 books. We are far from that goal.

Yearbooks are a special keepsake of your child's year of learning at Holy Spirit Catholic School. They are filled with the memories of friends, activities and events that are part of your child's life. Time goes quickly and memories fade but a yearbook will bring a smile, a laugh and help us to reminisce in years to come. Don't miss out on the chance to get a little piece of history at Holy Spirit School.

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. Cost of the yearbook is $25.00.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration information

2021/ 2022 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registrations will open in early February. We will provide more information as soon as the website opens for registrations.

Please contact Mrs. Posavec if you have any questions at 780-416-9526 or at brigittep@eics.ab.ca

Kindergarten students must turn 5 between January 1 - Dec 31, 2021

(any students born in 2016).

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 at danielle.bussiere@eics.ab.ca. Elk Island Catholic Schools also has a page of Alberta Health Services, Government aid, and community resources that may assist your family. https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics/parent-resources. - 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 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)

Holy Spirit Catholic School

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, January 22 - Kindergarten M/W
  • Wednesday, January 27-Virtual Parent Council Meeting- Everyone is welcome.
  • Friday, January 29 - Reports card are live in PowerSchool Parent Portal - 9 am
  • Wednesday, February 3 - Early Out-dismissal at 2:10 pm
  • Thursday, February 4 - No School - Teacher Convention
  • Friday, February 5 - No School - Teacher Convention
  • Monday, February 15 - No School - Family Day