Holy Name of Mary Catholic School, October 2019
October is the month of Thanksgiving, and we are very thankful for all of our Holy Name of Mary staff, students and families. We wish you all a beautiful fall season!
International Walk to School Day
Bus Evacuation Drills
Students who will be receiving the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion this school year will have their enrollment on Sunday, October 6th at 10:30am. Their Faith Formation session will take place after the Mass at 11:30am.
Catholic School Council Meeting
School Photo Day
Cross Country Meet
Orange & Black Day
At the front of the school we have set up our recycling station. Here students and the community can drop off batteries, cell phones, ink cartridges, pens, markers, and glue stick containers to be recycled.
Take Me Outside Day
Our school is registered and all classes are invited to take part in Take Me Outside Day on Wednesday, October 23. This is chance for teachers and students to take their learning outside of the four walls in the classroom and help raise awareness of the importance of outdoor education.
We have dropped off GOOS (Good On One Side) bins in classrooms. In an effort to conserve paper, students and teachers can place paper that is blank on one side to be used in the classroom before sending it to recycling.
Take Me Outside Day
This year celebrates the 34th anniversary of the Lanark County and Town of Smiths Falls Snowsuit Campaign and we are pleased to assist Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) with this community initiative. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that all children and youth in our community have a warm winter coat or snowsuit. Last year over 500 snowsuits and or winter jackets were distributed.
Please donate your gently used clean winter jackets and snowsuits in the drop off box located at the school by Friday, November 9th , 2019. Winter boots are also accepted. Financial donations are also greatly appreciated. Our collective efforts can make a significant difference.
Remembrance Day Contest
The winners will be recognized at the Branch and their work will be forwarded to a further competition at the Zone level. Further details can be found at www.on.legion.ca/youthprograms. Please note, all entries must be accompanied by the entry form which can be found at the above website. Entries will be picked up from all schools on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, to allow time for judging prior to November 11. Students should therefore have all entries completed by Monday, October 28th.
From the Health Unit
Encourage your child or teen to get involved in school activities! This can help them look forward to their day at school. Even just one or two activities in a school year can help a student feel more connected. School activities can: -provide a chance to try something new, learn new skills, encourage building friendships, help students see their teachers and other adults in a different role. School is more than just book learning! It’s also a place to learn skills through extracurricular activities that will last a lifetime. What will your child or teen try this year at school? For more info, visit www.triplep-parenting.ca, call 1-800-660-5853, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parenting Matters!