Holy Family School News


Hello, Holy Family School Community:

  • Halloween activities on Friday, October 31, 2014:

The entire school community is excited about Friday, October 31st! We will keep a regular schedule in the morning, with the afternoon dedicated to classroom activities (with the exception of a.m. Kindergarten – teachers will communicate later).   A few safety reminders:

-Children should not put on their costumes until lunch time or after lunch, depending on the weather as we’ll go outside if the weather permits. Classroom teachers will inform students about this.

-We do not permit make-up, as many of the students are unable to apply it independently and the washroom facilities are not available to accommodate this. If a parent chooses to take a child home at lunch time to do this, please check in at the office and notify your child’s teacher.

-Please remind your child of the regular Halloween safety tips (i.e. costumes with a tripping risk, wearing masks that do not permit them to see properly, weapon-like props etc.).

-Due to allergy concerns, we will not be accepting treats from parents to hand out to the class. Students can bring an individual allergen-free party snack if you like.

  • School will be closed Monday, November 3, 2014 for teacher in-service.  When students return on Tuesday, November 4th it will be Day 2.
  • Get to know our school by reading our Tweets.  Each day, parents are signing up to see what is going on at Holy Family Elementary School.  We have 264 Twitter followers!  Are you a follower?

Thanksgiving Assembly

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Students in Grade 3 delighted parents and students today with their Thanksgiving assembly.  The assembly was a combination of music, song and jokes that impressed all who had the opportunity to attend.

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Friday, October 10th is School Pride Day and the Terry Fox Walk.  Show your school pride by wearing BLUE and WHITE.  Weather permitting, we will have out walk at 1:10pm.  Please see the attached Terry Fox Walk Memo

Career Dress Up Day

It’s a great day at Holy Family if you’re looking for Doctors, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Singers and Construction Workers. Here are some of the great careers students have chosen.

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Thursday, October 9 will be the Grade 3 Thanksgiving Assembly.  Parents of Grade 3 students are invited to attend this assembly at 11:00am. All school students are asked to wear Fall Colours today and bring in a non-perishable food item to donate to the food bank.

Education Week Semaine de l’education – October 6 – 10, 2014

 I Remember! I Learn!  Je me souviens! J’apprends!

Education Week/Semaine de l’éducation – October 6-10, 2014 – presents all of us with the wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honour individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This weeklong celebration features a special observation each day of the week. Check with our: Education Week Parent Letter 2014 for events schedule.