Holy Family School
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.
Dates to Remember
October 7- Picture Day
October 8- Storybook Character Day
October 9- Mass at 11:00October 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.