Week at a Glance

HFCS "Bear" Necessities

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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.

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And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ~Galatians 6:9

From Admin

Dear HFCS Families,

Thank you for taking the time to meet with our staff during Parent Teacher Interviews last week. We value the partnership we share with families as it helps us to best support our students and foster success. We would also like to send our heartfelt appreciation to HFCS School Council for providing a delicious supper for us last Thursday night. This kind gesture nourished both our bodies and souls. We are so blessed to be part of such a supportive community!

Have a wonderful week,

Helen and Gillian

Yum Yum!!

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, Oct. 24: Monday Morning Prayer Assembly

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Rec. Academy (Amazone Playzone)

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Healthy Hunger (Boston Pizza)

Thursday, Oct. 27: Rec. Academy (Curling)

Friday, Oct. 28: Last day for food donations & Friends of Holy Family Halloween Dance (6:30 – 8:30pm)

Catholic School Review

On November 2nd and 3rd, our school will be participating in a Catholic School Review. Over the next few years, all GSACRD schools will be reviewed. Alberta Education developed this process, which involves gathering data and evidence through surveys, interviews, documentation review, and general observations. To make this a success, we need your assistance. More information will follow later this week.

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Food Donations

We are called to ARISE - to become Christ for others by loving them and supporting them. Throughout the month of October, HFCS will be collecting food items for Sacred Heart Parish in Edmonton. This community has great needs throughout the year and will really benefit from our help. Students are invited to bring in non-perishable food items to school. We will be accepting donations until Friday, October 28th. Let's see how much we can collect - together we can make a difference!

Halloween Dance

Friday, Oct. 28th, 6:30-8:30pm

39 Sunset Boulevard

St. Albert, AB

Friends of Holy Family are happy to announce that we once again can offer our annual Halloween Dance! Costumes, goodies, and games can be expected!


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Halloween at Holy Family

We are inviting students to dress in Halloween costumes or Black/Orange on Monday, October 31st. We request that the costumes reflect the fun of the day, not be frightening to our younger children, and not include plastic/face-covering masks, weapons, or props as these can be distracting and may get misplaced. The HFCS Student Leadership Team is planning Halloween stations for students to participate in during the afternoon. We are also looking forward to our annual costume parade!

From Friends of Holy Family

  • This Friday is the Halloween Dance! 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the school gym. $20 a family. We also need help decorating! Come out first thing in the morning (8:30 am) to help us make it as festive as possible! Click here for more information.

  • Healthy Hunger lunch on Wednesday is from Boston Pizza.

  • We are offering our annual Gift Card Fundraiser early this year. Buying gift cards for teachers? Employees? Teens? Hundreds of stores to order from and cards should arrive just after fall break (week of November 14th). Orders are due on Wednesday, November 2nd. Gift Card Fundraiser Information Gift Card Order Form

  • Friends of Holy Family Meeting is on Thursday, November 17th. 6:30pm. Location TBA. This is our AGM where we will be approving our financial statements from last year. Feel free to join us!

Hot Lunch

Our hot lunch program continues to run twice a month for students in Grades 1-6. You will need to set up an account for your child. Our school is listed as Friends of Holy Family Catholic School. Orders are due 5 days before each hot lunch date. If you have any questions, please contact Jonelle at kreiserj@shaw.ca
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Holy Family Catholic Parish

We are dedicated to building a Catholic, Christian community that prepares our students to know, model, and witness Jesus Christ. Our faith theme this year is ”ARISE: GO WITH GOD”. Pope Francis speaks directly to all young people, especially students, with a call to ARISE. He wants to inspire today’s youth to use their God-given gifts and talents to make the world a better place.

Looking ahead

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 1: No School / ATA Institute Day

Nov. 2: Hot Lunch Day (Cora’s)

Nov. 2 & Nov. 3: HFCS Catholic School Review

Nov. 4: Remembrance Day Liturgy

Nov. 7-11: Fall Break