Fall Newsletter

Holy Name of Mary Catholic School

A Time to Give Thanks

Fall is a great time to reflect on how God, our Creator, made our world so beautiful. The leaves that adorn the trees remind us to appreciate and take care of our world and those around us. At Holy Name of Mary this year, students are being challenged to take care of and be nice to one another.

School Council News

Our first School Council Meeting was held on October 9th. Thank you very much to all who attended. We are pleased to announce that for this year's Executive, John Dewis and Erin Wark were elected as Co-Chairs, Angel Horne was elected as Secretary and Jennifer O’Connell was elected as Treasurer.


Our next two meetings will be:

November 8th – 6pm (Sub-committee meeting to plan the Nov. 29th Spaghetti Dinner)

December 13th – 6:30pm Regular Meeting (Library)

All are welcome to attend!

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PA Day

We would like to remind all parents and students that Friday, October 26th is a PA day and the school will be closed.

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Picture Retake Day & Class Photos

Just a reminder that retake picture day will be on November 1st, 2018. We will also be taking class photos that day, so please make sure that students are at school!

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Anaphylaxis

Several students in our school community have a potentially life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis) to foods, predominantly to peanuts and tree nuts (e.g. almond, cashew, hazelnut, pistachio).


We feel the best way to reduce the risk of accidental exposure to these students is to respectfully ask for the co-operation of the parents/guardians within our school community to avoid sending any peanut butter or products containing peanuts or tree nuts listed in the ingredients. WOWBUTTER may be brought to school if the stickers which accompany the product are placed on the sandwich or container wrapping.


We realize it has been past practice in the school to allow some classrooms to have peanut products, however with shared classrooms and students going to various classrooms for lunch, it has become almost impossible to provide our anaphylactic students with a peanut safe space. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call Mrs. LaBelle at the school.

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Terry Fox Run

A huge thank you to all the children and families who participated in the Super Hero Terry Fox Run. We were able to raise $1393.90 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Progress reports & Interviews

Progress Reports will be going home on Monday, November 26th. Interviews will be on Thursday, November 29th from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. More information will be emailed home about booking times for Interviews.


School Council will be providing families with a Spaghetti Dinner on the evening of interviews. Please join us!

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Snowsuit Campaign

We are currently accepting gently used winter clothing (jackets, snow pants, hats, mitts and even boots). The clothing will be accepted until November 3rd. Thank you for your support!
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Orange & Black Day

Halloween is always a much-anticipated time of year for many families and children. Although we can appreciate the excitement around wearing costumes to school, please do not send your son or daughter with costumes. Instead, we will be having ORANGE and BLACK day on October 31st .
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November Subway Order

Families can now order sub sandwiches for the month of November. Subs are available for purchase using Cash Online from Monday, October 22nd to midnight on Tuesday, October 30th.


New Options Available: Students can create their own individual subs this school year by choosing the specific toppings they would like: cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mayonnaise or mustard. As well, orders can be placed for 6-inch subs or 12-inch subs. Try a new sub sandwich combination each week!

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School Cash Online

New Items for Purchase

If your family has signed up for Cash Online and you have requested to receive email notifications, you will be informed when new items become available for purchase. To ensure that you have accepted the email notification option, please sign into your Cash Online account, select the “MY ACCOUNT” tab and click on the “MANAGE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS” option from the drop down. Select the check box indicating that you would like to receive email notifications. Click the “CHANGE” button to save your selection. Finally, select the “OK” option. You will be redirected to the “MY ACCOUNT” page.


Please note: As we are no longer sending food order forms home with students, the email notification you receive through Cash Online will be the only way you will be informed of new items for purchase.