What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

September 21-25

And we know that all things work together for good to them than love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. -Romans 8-28-

Smooth Start

Back to school continues to be a success at Holy Spirit School and we feel so blessed to be back together as a school community. We are learning to enter and exit the school in a safe and efficient way. If your child is late they are to come to the front door which remains open until 9am. If you are picking up your child please call the school at 780-416-9526 and we will meet you at the front door.

As a parent/guardian of Holy Spirit students you are a member of our School Council and invited to attend our first School Council Meeting of the year. The meeting will be held virtually as a Zoom meet on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us.

We are guided by our division theme "Choose Joy" and continue to find many moments of joy each and every day.


Mrs. Aoife Cahill


Important Dates

Monday, September 21

  • Regular Day

Tuesday, September 22

  • Regular Day

Wednesday, September 23

  • Regular Day

Thursday, September 24

  • Regular Day

Friday, September 25

  • Kindergarten M/W

Terry Fox Run Information

Holy Spirit will be having our Terry Fox Run on Wed. Sept. 30, 2020. We will not be gathering as a school or running as a school, however, each teacher will do educational activities in their classrooms and walk/run with their students sometime during the day.

Please make your donation online by clicking on this link. We will not be collecting any cash within the school this year.

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Attendance Reporting Procedures

Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us - If your child is absent for any reason, please use the safe arrival website, Safe arrival mobile APP, call

1-877-246-9970 or leave a message on our voice mail. Attendance Reporting Procedures

Early Pick Up

If you need to pick your child early for an appointment, please call the office at 780-416-9526 when you get to the front doors and we will call the student from the class room and have them exit by the front doors. Please allow for a bit of extra time when picking students up!

Attendance Codes

Please use the following codes when reporting your child's absent:

Parent Excused-doctor appointments, hockey tournaments, etc.

Flu like symptoms-Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath

Other Illness or injury- any physical injury

Holy Eucharist

If your child received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist during the summer months, we would like to honour their continued Faith Journey by putting their picture onto our Sacramental Wall in the school. Please send an actual printed photo, no larger than 4 X 6 and Mrs. Matheson will make sure that it is displayed.

Annual Consent Forms

Please fill out the annual Field Trip Consent and Student Technology and FOIP Consent forms in PowerSchool. These forms have to be filled out by September 18th in order for your child to participate in all activities and use technology.

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Student Illness /Covid Information Update

Please see the picture below relating to when students are away ill and what steps to take. Thank you for helping us keep our school a safe place to learn and grow

Self Screening Information

Parent Guide

Wellness Corner

Hello! My name is Danielle Bussiere (the kids call me Miss. B), and in case we haven't met before, I am the Family Wellness Worker for Madonna and Holy Spirit Catholic Schools. I am here to support social and emotional well-being, which during a year like this one, we know is incredibly important! If you ever need to chat about you, your kiddo, or your family, 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 you and your family during this time. https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics/parent-resources.

Thank you,

Miss. B ♥️

OLPH Parish News

OLPH Bulletin

Sacrament Preparation Information

Holy Spirit Catholic School

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, September 30 - Terry Fox Run
  • Wednesday, September 30 - School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm
  • Friday, October 2 - Kindergarten T/T
  • Friday, October 2 - Orange Shirt Day
  • Wednesday. October 7- Early Out, dismissal at 2:10 pm
  • Friday, October 9 - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday October 14 - Photo retake day - whole school
  • Thursday, October 15 - Photo retake day T/T Kindergarten
  • Friday, October 16 - Kindergarten M/W