Monthly Archives: December 2019

Turkey Lunch Tomorrow Dec. 19th

 

Tomorrow is our annual Christmas turkey lunch.  We have three sittings starting at 10:45 am.   To help keep waste to a minimum and support our school’s ECO -friendly focus we ask that parents supply their children with a reusable plate, cup, knife and folk.

I would like to thank the Holy Family Catholic School Advisory Council for their support and the many parent volunteers who are helping to prepare the meal.  In addition, I  like to thank Sabrina Henhoeffer for coordinating this annual event and Amanda eagle who is the council’s volunteer coordinator.  This event could not be provided without the generous donations from No Frills.

Sincerely,

Vic Longo

Principal

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January 2020 Fitbit

January 2020 – Role-Modeling Healthy Habits

Parents and caregivers… are you sending your children mixed messages about healthy living?

  • Do you talk about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast before school, then rush out the door with only a coffee in hand?
  • Do you talk about your weight and skip meals because you are on a diet?
  • Do you encourage your children to choose water when thirsty but drink pop when you want a beverage?

Though you may not realize it, children watch the adults in their lives very closely. Being a positive role model and modeling healthy behaviours for your children will help them to develop healthy habits for life. Here are a few things you can do to lead by example:

  • Follow Canada’s food guide and eat a vegetable or fruit at every meal and snack, while limiting highly processed foods (like cookies, chips, processed meats and fruit drinks).
  • Avoid saying you don’t like a food. Children are constantly exploring the flavours of new foods. Talking positively about foods allows them to develop their own food preferences.
  • Embrace that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Practice healthy behaviors (like eating well) to help you feel good, not for weight control.
  • Accomplish a goal lately? Reward yourself with non-food items, like spending time with a friend, attending an art class or reading a new book.
  • Participate in physical activity for the lifelong health benefits, the pleasure of moving your body, or because you enjoy the sport, rather than to justify a food treat afterwards.
  • Focus on fun! Plan celebrations around activities you enjoy, instead of the foods you want to eat.
  • Turn off your phone and be present during meals.
  • Be open to trying new foods. Try making a new recipe together, like this lentil salad:

Zesty Rice and Lentil Salad

Makes six servings

Ingredients:

1 cup                    uncooked brown rice

2 cups                  water

2 whole               lemons, all zest and juice

1 Tbsp                  fresh ginger, grated

1 tsp                     Dijon mustard

½ tsp                    black pepper

1 can (19 oz.)     green or brown lentils, drained and rinsed

1 whole               bell pepper (red, yellow or orange), diced

2 cups                  kale, chopped

1 whole               apple or pear, cored and diced

Directions:

  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions (usually 1 cup rice to 2 cups water).
  2. In small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, Dijon mustard and pepper to make a dressing.
  3. Add lentils, cooked rice, bell pepper, kale and apple or pear to a large mixing bowl and gently stir to combine.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and gently stir to combine. Chill before serving, if desired.

Adapted from the Niagara Region You’re the Chef program and available in the Region of Waterloo Healthy Eating Recipe Book.

Brought to you by Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services.

 

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No Milk Orders – week of January 6-10, 2020

Parents … Please be advised that there will be no milk orders during the week of January 6th to 10th, 2020 (first week back from Christmas holidays).

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GRADE 2 – FIRST COMMUNION MEETING – TONIGHT!

Parents of Grade 2 students making their First Communion this year:  There is a meeting for parents tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church with Father Stephen.

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Paul Davis Internet Safety – Guest Speaker Feb. 19th,

Holy Family 

Parents & Guardians  

Join us!

FOR…

PAUL DAVIS 

INTERNET

 SAFETY NIGHT

Wednesday February 19th, 2020

Paul Davis, Social Networking Safety speaker   

Topics include: Snapchat/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook, Cyber-Bullying, Hand Held Devices, Sexting, Photo sharing, Gaming and Legal Matters.   

To date, Paul has presented to over 560,000 students in Canada and the US.

* Free childcare provided at the school 

6:15 pm – Childcare drop off 

(includes snacks and activities) 

6:00 – 6:30pm – Adult social /light refreshments

6:30pm – Paul’s Talk 

Paul will be speaking to students Grade 4-8 

during the day & Parents/Guardians in the evening

 

 

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HOLY FAMILY PARISH – Children’s Christmas Pageant – Sunday, December 22nd at 7 p.m.

Holy Family Parish invites all children (Junior Kindergarten and older) to be a part of this year’s Christmas program and pageant!  Practice for the pageant will take place on Wednesday December 18th at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Church.  Please contact the Parish office ( holyfamily@rogers.com ) if you wish to participate!

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Christmas Concert Performances December 12th, 2019

Junior & Intermediate Performances – 9:10 am

“Can’t Wait Till He’s King” (song) — Holy Family’s Spirit

Choir featuring the Grade 8 students on drums

(under the direction of Mrs. Kroetsch and Ms. Cater)

“An Unexpected Christmas” (play) —

Mrs. Hurren’s Grade 7 class

“Christmas Alphabet” (skit) —

Ms. Jarvis’ Grade 4 class

(under the direction of Mme Paquette)

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” (song) —

Mrs. McLeod’s Grade 6 class

(under the direction of Mrs. Radisic)

“Midnight Clear Love Song” (song) —

Mr. Plommer’s Grade 5 class

(under the direction of Mrs. Radisic)

“Feels Like Christmas” (song) —

Ms. Jarvis’ Grade 4 class

(under the direction of Mrs. Radisic)

“Oh What a Glorious Night” (special performance)

Ms. Cater’s Grade 8 class

Primary Performances – 10:30 am

“Silent Night” (special performance) —

Mrs. Shouftas’  Grade 1 class (under the direction of Mrs. Valant)

“Santa’s Got A Sunburn” (song) —

Mrs. Sike’s Grade 1 class (under the direction of Mrs. Valant)

“I Got A Hunch” (song) —

Mrs. Gentile’s Grade 2 class (under the direction of Ms. Afonso)

“Sounds of Santa’s Workshop” (song) —

Mrs. Gruber’s Grade 2 class (

under the direction of Ms. Afonso)

“Makin’ Christmas Cookies” (song) —

Mrs. Rice’s Grade 3 class

(under the direction of Ms. Afonso)

“What a Glorious Night” (song)

Mrs. Schlotzhauer’s Grade 3 class

(under the direction of Ms. Afonso)

Early Years Performances – 11:20 am

“Go Tell It On The Mountain” (song) —

Mrs. McClory’s JK/SK class (under the direction of Mrs. Brockelbank)

“We Will Jingle” (song) —

Ms. Jardine’s JK/SK class (under the direction of Mrs. Valant)

“I Want To Be An Elf” (song) —

Mrs. Roth’s JK/SK class (under the direction of Mrs. Brockelbank)

“Happy Birthday Jesus” (song) —

Ms. Esbaugh’s    JK/SK class (under the direction of Ms. Afonso

 

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