Holy Name of Mary Catholic School, December 2019
An Advent Prayer
All powerful and loving God, help each of us to feel your love for us. May our celebration of the birth of Jesus be a time of great joy. May we come to know the depths of your love in our search to get to know you more intimately. Give us a generous heart so we may spread this love throughout the world by sharing your love with all people. Amen.
Junior & Senior Volleyball Tournaments
Our Junior (Gr. 4-6) volleyball tournaments will be held on Wednesday, December 11th. The girls will play here at Holy Name of Mary and the boys will play at St. Francis de Sales in Smiths Falls. All parents are welcome to attend the tournaments.
Almonte Christmas Parade
Advent is here and we are moving into the joyous season of Christmas. December is a very busy month here at Holy Name of Mary and we are blessed to be able to celebrate the season of Advent and Christmas in so many ways with our students.
One of our most popular and enjoyable events during the Christmas season is our Annual Christmas Concert. This year in an effort to bring our theme of Community to life, Grade 1-8 students will be performing their concert at various locations around Almonte. At 1:30pm on Tuesday December 17th all siblings will be grouped together and will perform several songs for parents, grandparents and community members at venues such as: Patrice's Independent Grocer, the Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor and Orchardview just to name a few. Students will be bringing home a note informing you of their specific performance locations. Our community partners at the venues we have chosen are very excited that our students will be making Christmas brighter for the elderly, the sick and the general public.
Our JK and SK students will be performing their own short Christmas Concert at 12:30pm in the gym. This will leave time for families with Junior or Senior Kindergarten students to watch them perform and then take them to see their siblings perform at a community location.
Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas Season!
Staff vs. Student Hockey Game
PJ & Movie Day
Catholic School Council Meeting
From the Office
- Please send your child to school on snow days dressed for the weather. Snow days are like any other school day. Children will be going out for morning, lunch and afternoon recess.
- There will be no Kiss & Ride in the morning or at the end of day. Please come in to the office to sign your child in & out.
- If your child is walking home by themselves on snow days, please write a note in their agenda so that their teacher/office staff are aware.
- REMINDER: If your child routinely walks to school, please ensure you call the office on snow days if your child will be staying at home. This is to ensure the safety of all our students.
Thank you to all parents for writing early pick ups or end of day changes in your child's agenda. This greatly helps the office staff ensure that your child is at the right place/right time when you come to pick them up. If you are picking up more than one child, please ensure that you write a note in each child's agenda.
KISS & RIDE
Our Kiss & Ride is working very well and has become very effective in quick departures for students and their families at the end of the day. Parents, please remember to remain in your car, and please move up when a spot becomes available. NOTE: Please do NOT double park or block access to busses that are exiting or entering the bus loop at the side of the school.
From the Health Unit
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Spending time outdoors in winter, in nature or enjoying a sport is a great way to stay healthy but there are a few things to think about to stay safe in the cold. Proper clothing is important to prevent cold related injuries including frost bite. A few lighter layers are better than one heavy layer. Choose a loose absorbent synthetic fabric next to the skin, a warmer middle layer and a water resistant/repellant outer layer. No drawstrings for safety. Parachute Canada has more information for parents about dressing for the cold, preventing frost bite and ice safety.