Week at a Glance

HFCS "Bear" Necessities

January 23-27th, 2023

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Holy Family Catholic School is a welcoming learning community that awakens the hearts and minds of students while educating and nurturing each to learn, live fully, and serve others.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Jan. 23:

Monday Morning Prayer Assembly


Popcorn Day - $1.00/bag

Jan. 24:

Rec Academy - Troy Murray Arena

Jan. 25:

Healthy Hunger - Mr. Sub

HFCS Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House - 6:00 pm

Jan. 26:

Rec Academy - Troy Murray Arena

Jan. 27:

No Pre-K or Kindergarten classes today

Grizzly Wear Day

Student Faith Retreat & Free Pizza lunch

Join Us!

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Holy Family Grizzlies 2023.mp4

GSACRD Division Assurance Survey

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools values your opinion. As part of our Assurance process, we ask that you share your perspective through our Division Assurance Survey at the link below. Results from this survey will be used to inform planning and make decisions at both the school and divisional level for the 2023/2024 school year.

  • All parents and staff, as well as students in grades 4-12, will be given the opportunity to complete the survey. Surveys are completely anonymous.

  • Families with children at more than one GSACRD school are asked to complete a survey for each site.

  • The survey will remain open from Monday, January 9, 2023 to Friday, February 3, 2023.

Please note: If you have a child in grade 4, 7, or 10, you may receive a similar survey from Alberta Education at a later date. If so, we would encourage you to complete both surveys.

We thank you in advance for sharing your feedback; your time is appreciated.

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Important Parking Update

The Sturgeon Heights Reservoir is being replaced and recommissioned. As a result, the northeast parking lot off Salisbury Avenue and the thoroughfare off Sunset Boulevard (that goes around the existing reservoir and pump house) have been closed to facilitate construction activities. In addition, to allow for safe 2-way traffic in our school parking lot, we have made the following changes, which are effective immediately:

  • No parking is permitted on the south side of the school except for the wheelchair-accessible and 15-minute parking stalls.
  • The first half of the bus lane (nearest the front entrance of the school) will become a drop-off zone.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping keep our students safe. Please get in touch with the school office if you have any questions or concerns.

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Friends of Holy Family is always looking for helping hands! If you are able and willing, please get in touch with emmakbwolfe@gmail.com.

  • Our 50/50 raffle is underway. Please support our school by buying a ticket and having your friends and family do so as well. Click the link below for more information.
  • We need some help handing out hot lunches. It takes about 45 minutes (or less) each hot lunch day. Hot lunches happen every second Wednesday. Please get in touch with the office if you think you have some time to offer!
  • Monday is Popcorn Day! $1.00 a bag.
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Staff Appreciation

We love our school and the staff that make it so great, so let’s tell them! The Friends of Holy Family Catholic School is putting together a Thank You video for our staff. Using this link, you can share a short clip to be used in the video. Tell us what you love about HFCS and what you appreciate about our staff. It’s a great way to get involved and for your kids to give back as well. Clips are due by Jan 25th, and spread the word!

We are also making lunch for our staff to show them how much we appreciate them! So please sign up to bring something at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A49ADA828A7FF2-holy1.

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Sign up to Assist with our Student Faith Retreat!

Hot Lunch

Our hot lunch program continues to run twice a month for students in Grades 1-6. You will need to set up an account for your child. Our school is listed as Friends of Holy Family Catholic School. Orders are due 5 days before each hot lunch date. If you have any questions or can volunteer to hand out lunch, please contact Jonelle at kreiserj@shaw.ca
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Greater St. Albert Catholic School Division is Hiring!

  • Please visit our Division careers page for any open positions with Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools https://www.gsacrd.ab.ca/employment.
  • To successfully apply: Register an account with Apply to Education (you can upload your Resume, Cover Letter, References, Evaluations, etc.)
  • Once your Portfolio is created, Applying is quick and easy!
  • When you see an open position that aligns with your training and interests, you can quickly apply with your portfolio that was created
  • Don't forget to set up Job Notifications to be notified of any positions that align with your interests as soon as they are posted!

Holy Family Catholic Parish

We are dedicated to building a Catholic, Christian community that prepares our students to know, model, and witness Jesus Christ. Our faith theme this year is ”ARISE: GO WITH GOD”. Pope Francis speaks directly to all young people, especially students, with a call to ARISE. He wants to inspire today’s youth to use their God-given gifts and talents to make the world a better place.

Fr. Antony from Holy Family Parish

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Looking ahead

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 1: School Council - 6:30 pm (virtual)

Feb. 2: Groundhog Day

Feb. 8: Healthy Hunger - Edo

Feb. 9&10: Teacher's Convention - No School

Feb. 14: Valentine's Day - wear red, white, or pink

Feb. 15&16: Parent Teacher Interviews & Scholastic Book Fair

Feb. 17: PD Day - No School