What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

February 1-5

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works-Hebrews 10:24-

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Mark 1:21-28

Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit and his fame spreads throughout Galilee.


Jesus orders the spirit to be quiet and drives the unclean spirit out of the man. Jesus’ ability to heal those possessed by demons is an indication of his power over evil. Possession by unclean spirits may have been a way to describe what we might call mental illness today. The crowds see in Jesus’ cure of the possessed man further affirmation of his authority. Jesus’ power to heal gives greater credence to his teaching. Jesus impresses the crowds through his words, which are manifested with power in his deeds. Mark’s Gospel tells us that because of the authority with which he healed, Jesus’ fame spread throughout all of Galilee.

Important Dates

Wednesday, February 3

  • Global Play Day & Winter Walk Day
  • Early Out-Dismissal at 2:10 pm


Thursday, February 4

  • No School-Teachers' Convention


Friday, February 5

  • No School - Teachers' Convention

Wednesday, February 3

Global Play Day - raising awareness about the necessity of unstructured play. We will limit structure and screens and promote PLAY! Learn a little more about the benefits of play here. #GSPD2021


Winter Walk Day - a day that encourages people across Alberta to be active outdoors in winter. Open the door and go for it!

Dress for the weather

Please remember to dress for the season! We do go outside for some fresh air and exercise in temperatures up to -25 with wind chill.
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2021-2022 Registrations are now open!

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registrations open tomorrow February 1, 2021. Check out our website for more information.


Pre-Kindergarten students must turn 4 before December 31, 2021
Kindergarten students must turn 5 before December 31, 2021.


Please contact Mrs. Posavec if you have any questions at 780-416-9526 or at hs@eics.ab.ca

Elk Island Catholic School Assurance Survey

As part of the Elk Island Catholic School Assurance process, we would like to invite you to participate in the linked survey. The survey is important as we use the results to inform planning at Holy Spirit Catholic School for the 2021/2022 school year. This survey complements and is provided to all grade 4-12 students, all staff, and all parents in our division.


The survey linked was emailed to all parents. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WD55B9


If you have children in multiple schools, we ask that you complete one survey for each individual school. If you have a child who has attended St. Isidore Learning Centre full time for remote learning, identify your school as St. Isidore Learning Centre.


If you have a child in grade 4, 7, or 10, you may receive a survey from Alberta Education. If so, we would encourage you to complete both surveys. The survey will remain open until Thursday, February 18, 2021. If you have questions, please contact us at 780-467-8896, or toll free at 1-800-996-9982. Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.

Instagram

Please follow us on our new Instagram account holy_spirit_eics to get an inside view of the energy and excitement that makes Holy Spirit Catholic School.
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Holy Spirit artist gets the gold(fish)

We are so proud of one of our grade 1 students Noah Doyle who entered an art contest for Goldfish Canada and was a winner! His artwork was selected and posted on a bulletin board in Edmonton. Congratulations Noah! Read more about it in the Sherwood Park News here.

Nature Kindergarten

Nature Kindergarten is a separate and supplemental program to the regular Kindergarten program. Students must be registered in a Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten program in order to participate in Nature Kindergarten. Please see the attached brochure for more information. Please contact Holy Redeemer if you have any questions about the Nature Kindergarten program: 780-922-4522.


If you are interested in this program, please

1. Finish submitting your registration for the regular EICS Tuesday/Thursday

Kindergarten programming, which is submitted to the school where your

child will attend Kindergarten.

2. Then on the main screen of SchoolEngage please also submit a registration

for Nature Kindergarten using the form titled B.3) Nature Kindergarten

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Report Card Information

Report Cards are acceptable in your PowerSchool Parent portal. Please log on to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to view and print your child's report card.


Please contact Mrs. Posavec at brigittep@eics.ab.ca or at 780-416-9526 if you need assistance with your PowerSchool account.

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Wellness Corner

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School Fees

School fees are due.

Please check your PowerSchool parent portal regularly for updates to school fees as well as for notes from your teacher stating that fees have been added. Please contact Mrs. Posavec at brigittep@eics.ab.ca if you have any questions.

OLPH Parish News

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Sunday Mass

Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm


Sign up for mass at www.OLPH.ca


Livestream for any celebration happening in OLPH Parish. You can choose:


  1. Direct on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/
  2. Parish website: https://www.olph.ca/video/ (if you open the page before the event has started and your video is not yet streaming, please wait, hit refresh and play)


Sacramental Information


Is your child in Grade 2 or Older?

First Communion means that this will be the first time that a child is participating “fully” in the Mass by receiving the Eucharist. Just like we begin every Mass by praying the Penitential (Act of Contrition) to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, First Reconciliation must be completed prior to First Holy Communion.

Registration form here and deadline Friday, February 5. Please include a copy of your child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE and $30 registration fee. For more information, or to register, email: sacraments@olph.ca


Spring Session Dates


Parent Orientation Zoom Meeting

Choice of Monday, February 8 at 1:00 pm or

Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 pm


Virtual Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents

Saturday, February 27, 12:00 pm


First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church)

Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am


Virtual First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents TBA


First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice (at the Church)

Choice of Monday, April 19 or Wednesday, April 21 at 6:15 pm


First Holy Communion Masses

Choice of Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 pm,

Sunday, May 2 at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm


As you prepare your child to receive these sacraments for the first time, may this also be a special time for you – of deepening your own understanding of the Mass, and of growing in faith for the whole family!

Holy Spirit Catholic School

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, February 12-Kindergarten MW
  • Monday, February 15 - No School - Family Day

  • Friday, February 19 - Kindergarten TT

  • Wednesday, February 24 - Pink shirt day & Virtual Parent Council Zoom Meeting-Everyone is welcome

  • Friday, February 26 - Kindergarten MW

  • Friday March 5 - No School for students-Professional Development Day