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Hello, Holy Family School Community:

  • Important message to the Holy Family Elementary School Community.
  • The Holy Family Newsletter for September 25, 2014 is now available online. Previous editions of the newsletters are also available if you need to catch up on school news.
  • Reminder that there is a Professional Development Day on Monday, September 29th.  As a result, there will be no school on that day.  Tuesday will be Day 6 on the school calendar.
  • 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 249 Twitter followers!  Are you a follower?

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.

School Council Election Tommorrow Wednesday, October 1st

As a follow-up to our newsletter last week, we want to remind you that tomorrow is our school council election. We have decided to extend the time of the vote from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m to accommodate parents who work outside the Paradise area. The nominees, in alphabetical order of last name are:

David Bartlett

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Jennifer Fleming

Chris Hendry

Beth Nightingale

Dr. Jason Noel

Mike Rose

Lisa Skinner

Darren Stagg

Brad Suter

Dave Weir

We encourage you to reread the candidates biographies that were included in our last newsletter. Ballots can be found at the main office and there is one vote per parent/guardian. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Holy Family School Council Elections

As outlined in the handbook for School Councils from the Department of Education, “A School Council is established for the purpose of enhancing the quality of school programs and improving the levels of student achievement in the school. It meets six times per year to receive and disseminate information, and to review policy on school issues. The School Council is responsible for working with parents, teachers, students and the community to review the direction of the school, identify education priorities, recommend strategies for achieving goals, and assess and report progress. It is a formal mechanism whereby parents, students, school staff and concerned community representatives can pool their knowledge, talents and resources in order to improve the teaching and learning at the school level.”

Holy Family Elementary School Council has an active school council that consists of elected and appointed representatives from the school community. There are 11 members – 4 teacher representatives from among our teachers, 4 parent/guardian representatives, and 2 community representatives appointed by elected council members. The principal is an ex-officio member.

Nominations are now being sought to fill two vacancies (parent/guardian representative) on the Holy Family Elementary School Council. The term of office for both positions is three years and the individual may be nominated by another parent or may nominate him/herself. Any parent or guardian of a child presently attending this school is eligible to run for these positions and is elected by the parents.

If you are interested, or know of someone who is interested, please complete the nomination form which will be available during curriculum night (September 17, 2014) and following this, at the main office. It must be returned to the school by 3:15 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The information provided on the nomination forms for parent representatives will be sent home in the Monthly Newsletter on September 25, 2014. In the event that more than two candidates present him/herself for parent representative, an election will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the school office/foyer. The candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to the school council. The results of the election for the parent representative will be announced on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

The Grade Six Leaving Ceremony

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If we were to sum up the Grade Six Leaving Ceremony in a few words- it would be individuality and acceptance. Students were encouraged to let their light shine and shine they did!  Musical presentations included “We are Stars”, “Everything is Awesome” and  “Hold on to Memories.”  See the full program above. Thank you so much, Ms. Suter, Ms. Grandy and Grade Six teachers for all of your guidance.