September 22, 2023
September 25, 2023
  • Today's Announcements

    Link to Today's Announcements: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mZW2fzCxaY9__g-9mfrDxvzkuGQLB3XdXqHaVdWVBNA/edit?usp=drivesdk

September 26, 2023
  • Today's Announcements

    Link to Today's Announcements: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-NrBjjIBq32Xr5MUsfwFdAazbXkjWimgqYNQCC7KUIw/edit?usp=drivesdk

September 27, 2023
  • Rowan's Day

    In 2013 Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old high school student from Ottawa, lost her life to Second Impact Syndrome; a brain injury caused by suffering a concussion before fully recovering from a previous concussion. In March 2018, the Ontario Government passed Rowan’s Law. As part of Rowan’s law, was the proclamation of Rowan’s Day to occur on the last Wednesday of September each year, with this year occurring on September 27, 2023. The goal for Rowan’s Day is to:
    • Educate staff and students about Rowan and her story
    • Share key messages and education about concussions
    • Create dialogue about concussions
    • Share resources about concussions and concussion prevention

  • Second Fire Drill - AM

    There will be a fire drill some time this morning.

  • Today's Announcements

    Link to Today's Announcements: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Udvhk4yTLeioPgUSWVqAIkqNnbFukwzMPEBwedtR9go/edit?usp=drivesdk

September 28, 2023
  • Junior Co-ed Soccer Tournament

    Tournament at RIM Park. Bus transportation will be provided to the tournaments, and parents are a asked to arrange car pooling for the ride home. 
    Rain date is Oct. 2. 

  • Today's Announcements

    Link to Today's Announcements: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YGM0tmtOKvSo4omddhsQoNpKgsT-q9we0el_WzlR-Cg/edit?usp=drivesdk

September 29, 2023
  • Orange Shirt Day

    Orange Shirt Day is usually on September 30th, but since the 30th falls on a Saturday this year, we will observe it on Friday, September 29. September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, a day that recognizes the harm Canada’s residential school system inflicted on Indigenous children and their families, and the ongoing trauma that remains today. It is a day to remember and honour the life of every child. The goal of Orange Shirt Day is to create awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools through Orange Shirt Day activities, and to promote the concept of Every Child Matters.

    The Orange Shirt Society was formed in Williams Lake, British Columbia to encourage and support communities to recognize Orange Shirt Day and to support reconciliation events and activities.

    Orange Shirt Day was inspired by Phyllis Webstad’s experience at the St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in the 1970s. The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that was given to Webstad by her grandmother for her first day of school. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”
    As of June 2021, Orange Shirt Day now coincides with National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, which is a federal statutory holiday.

  • School Pizza Day

  • Today's Announcements

    Link to Today's Announcements: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WRrgpBmD89eTe_CVZFt6xjVIc730Wel8FG2yXhAX-1I/edit?usp=drivesdk

September 30, 2023
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    As of June 2021, September 30th is now officially recognized as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This day is a federal statutory holiday, which allows employees in the federal public service to observe and participate in this important day. This holiday also addresses one of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”
    National Day of Truth and Reconciliation coincides with Orange Shirt Day, a day on which people create awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools and promote the concept of Every Child Matters.

  • Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) Pow Wow

    Every year in the fall, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre hosts a Pow Wow.
    “A Pow Wow is a coming together of the first peoples to celebrate and honour our traditional teachings. We celebrate drumming, dancing and other elements of Indigenous culture, and we invite everyone to join us. Craft and food vendors are on-site, and we often have different stations where visitors can go to learn about different aspects of Indigenous culture.”

October 3, 2023
  • First Lockdown Drill

    We are required to complete at least two lockdown drills per year. This is the first drill of the year. Students will be taught ahead of time what will happen in the case of a lockdown so they know what to expect.

  • October CSAC Meeting

    Our Catholic School Advisory Council is Holy Family's school council that helps to engage parents and support programming at the school. If you are interested in joining CSAC, please email mark.modolo@wcdsb.ca . To learn more about CSAC and the work it does, visit holyfamily.wcdsb.ca/school-council

October 6, 2023
  • PD Day - No Classes

    Staff will be working on curriculum implementation, including literacy and kindergarten programming in the morning; and in the afternoon staff will receive training on anti-sex trafficking and they will work on IEP development and monitoring.

October 9, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes

    Happy Thanksgiving!

October 13, 2023
  • School Pizza Day

October 17, 2023
  • IEPs Go Home

    Updated IEPs will be sent home to families today.

October 20, 2023
  • School Picutre Day

    Dates for re-takes and graduation photos are yet to be determined.

  • School Pizza Day

  • Third Fire Drill

    There will be a fire drill some time today.


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