OCTOBER 2020

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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Dates to Remember

October 7- Picture Day

October 8- Storybook Character Day

October 9- Mass at 11:00

October 12- No Classes - Happy Thanksgiving

October 21- Early Dismissal at 2:00

October 26- No Classes- Teacher PD

October 30 - Orange and Black Day

October 31- Happy Halloween!

FAITH

First Communion and Confirmation

We will be having our First Communion and Confirmation Mass on Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 at St. Joseph Church. This celebration will be for the students who would have received these sacraments in the spring.


Virtual Mass

We are so grateful for Father, who has come to the school and had a virtual Mass with us here. We are very blessed to have Father Phinh to help us learn about our faith. Our next virtual Mass will be held on October 9th at 11:00. We look forward to celebrating more Masses with him.

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October - The Month of the Rosary

October is dedicated as the Month of the Rosary because we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary each year on October 7. The rosary is an invitation to experience the grace of Mary’s spiritual motherhood as she leads us to her Son, Jesus. Maybe October would be a good month to turn off the radio or podcast as you commute to work or school and pray the rosary instead. See what graces the Lord wants to pour into your life from the rose garden of this daily meditation.

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Photo Day

October 7th is our school picture day. We will take pictures of individual students. Unfortunately we are not able to do class photos at this time. Photos will be available to purchase online directly through Lifetouch for your convenience.
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PARKING

The staff parking lot is for staff only. Pre-K and Kdg 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.

To drop off students in grades 1 to 7, we ask parents to use the parking lot beside the Board Office for drop off and pick up. This way all students traveling by car can make their way through the field safely to the vehicles.

SCC

The SCC is coming up with some very creative ways to engage families and fundraise to help pay off the playground loan. Please stay tuned for updates!

Parent Contact

Parents we are using Edsby this year for our main communication with parents and the school, please ensure that you have updated your email with us here at the school, it is very important for us to have the most recent information on file. All newsletters, etc will come to you through this forum.

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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. We have a new payment method called School Cash Online for you to access and pay these fees from the comfort of your own home.
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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.

Storybook Character Day is Thursday, October 8th

Students can dress up as their favorite storybook character on Thursday, October 8th. We look forward to seeing some fun costumes. Let's all participate and have some fun!
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