OCTOBER 2019

Holy Family School

Principal's Message

It’s hard to believe that we have already completed one month of school. The month of October is always a reminder for us to reflect on the blessings and graces we have in our lives. My prayer would be for each one of us to take the time during this month to look at all our blessings and to give thanks.

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FAITH

You are grace!

There is not a day when you do not hear a word unless you are deaf and mute. But words are not only heard and said. Most words are also felt. If I tell you, “You’re good,” do you not feel good? I suppose, the moment you hear that, even if you did not feel good, you will begin to feel good, especially when you begin to have a new school year.

You are grace! Grace is what you are! You feel so good about your “self”. You feel so special and loved. You feel appreciated more than what others truly deserve. And you begin to think indeed you are grace. You strive harder to remain a grace since then.

This new school year, I want to tell you, each one of you, “You are grace!” You want to tell the person next to you, “You are grace!”

God has a special way of making all of you feel good about your “selves”. No matter what you are, God always and only has the best word for you. His word is Jesus. Jesus is His Grace.

Everyday, God tells each of you: “You are grace; you are so precious to me!” Jesus loves everyone, you and I. Jesus loves the loveable and the unlovable; the loving and unloving, the grateful and ungrateful, the good and the bad.

Be great; Be fulfilled; Be daring; Be a saint; Be my friend. Let us not allow this day or any day pass without us expressing love, giving forgiveness, sharing peace and providing encouragement. Let us be graces to others, to your classmates in this year.

May the abundant blessings of God be upon you always!

Father Phinh Do

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PARKING

The staff parking lot is for staff only. Parents may park across the street on 19th Ave. and down by the board office along the street. The bus loop is also not to be used to park in as we often have buses coming and going throughout the day. We appreciate your co-operation in helping keep all our students safe.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

We are fortunate to have the Boys and Girls Club offering after school care here at the school.

You can register on line at Battleford's Boys and Girls Club. You are able to choose, casual, part-time, full time or even only early dismissal days. We need to utilize this service as much as we can to keep it a viable option to our families.

https://www.battlefordsboysandgirlsclub.ca/

SCC

The School Community Council would like to thank parents for supporting the fundraiser this fall with selling Co-op gift cards. They are available at the office.

There will be a Halloween Family Dance on Oct. 30. starting at 6:30. This is a family event and costumes are allowed, but please remember that there are small children attending.

The next SCC meeting in Oct. 7th at 7:00. Come out and join us if you can.

Parent Contact

Parents: Please take a moment to put your contact numbers in the front of your child’s agendas. Each student should have parents names and numbers (home, cell and work.) This will allow students access to the numbers if and when they need them. This will avoid long line ups at the office while numbers are being located.

Also, if you do not want your child’s picture on-line, please let us know at the office as soon as possible. We will never publish students’ names and a picture, but we do publish pictures regularly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS


Please remind your child: Students who stay for lunch must remain at school throughout the lunch and lunch recess period. These students must not leave the school grounds unless a note from a parent or guardian has been given to the classroom teacher—not the office.

SCHOOL FEES:

Thank-you to the early birds who have already paid for their student school supplies.If you are unable to pay the full amount at this time, please let us know and we can make arrangements for you to make payments. Receipts will be handed out upon payment.
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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

The weather can be unpredictable in October and we ask that students dress in layers and are prepared for cooler weather. Please make sure that jackets, shoes, boots etc. are clearly marked with your child's name.

GRADE 3 SWIMMING CLASSES

Grade 3 classes swim on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 on the following dates:

Oct.8,15,22,29

Nov. 5,12,19,26

GRADE 4 SWIMMING CLASSES

Grade 4 classes swim on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 on the following dates:

Oct. 3,10,17, 24, 31

Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Soccer

Thurs.., Oct. 10 Tournament. Boys play at JPII and girls play at Holy Family.

Education Week (October 20-26)

Working and Learning Together

October 20-26, 2019, is Education Week in Saskatchewan. For more than 30 years, Saskatchewan has dedicated one full week every year to celebrate student success and recognize the dedication and commitment of education professionals across the province.

This year's Education Week theme – Working and Learning Together – highlights the important collaborative relationships that strengthen our education system. As students, educators, support staff, parents, caregivers, Elders, community members and stakeholders, we build meaningful relationships that lead us to growth and understanding.

Our government appreciates the role these valuable relationships have played in engagement with education sector partners on the provincial education plan, in the feedback being sought from educators on innovation in the classroom, and in our efforts to better engage students through the provincial youth council.

By connecting, listening and learning from one another, we will work to provide the best future possible for Saskatchewan students.

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