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End of October Update

Good Morning Guardian Nation

I hope this email finds you well on a cold Friday morning. I am not sure if there was anyone more surprised than me to see the snow on the ground this morning! It is too soon! But we will overcome. A couple of end of October updates for you…

  1. I would like to start with a HUGE THANK YOU to our entire Holy Family School Community. This fall has been a challenge, but we have come through it with flying colours! We have asked on more than one occasion for financial support for our events here at school (Terry Fox Run, Virtual School Food Drive, School Supply Drive and Dance A Thon) and I realize that this was a lot to come all at the beginning of the year. Somehow we found a way to support all of these initiatives in true Guardian fashion and I Thank You for your generous support. We truly showed our community that we are Called to Belong and exemplified the Umbrella Skill of Gratitude for all to see.
  2. Our Dance A Thon has been an outstanding success. To date, we have raised nearly $13000 that will go back into our school to enhance the educational experience of all of our students. The students had a phenomenal time on Wednesday dancing outside and really got into the spirit of the event! Our final total will be announced on Monday as it closes today at 3:30. All prizes will be announced and distributed early next week. Stay Tuned!
  3. Our School Supply Drive will end on Monday. We will have our final weigh in and share the awesome results with our community at the end of Monday. Thanks for your support.
  4. Lastly, now that we are into the near-winter weather, please make sure that your child(ren) come to school prepared to be outside. Snow pants, splash pants, mitts, hats, scarves, toques, winter boots and winter coats are a MUST this year. Due to the challenges that COVID presents, our recesses will be outside as much as possible due to the fact that the students need a mask break and that keeping them inside does not allow for this. Thank You for your support and cooperation in this regard. Primary students are encouraged to bring an extra pair of mitts/gloves as well as socks just to make sure that they are warm and dry when they go outside.

Thanks again for the awesome first 2 months of school and we look forward to the rest of the year!

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-30T11:23:14-04:00October 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on End of October Update

School Picture Day November 12th

Dear Guardian Nation

I hope this email finds you well. I have some good news to share about School Picture Day. Our School Picture Day will be on Thursday, November 12th. Individual photos will be taken on this day with enhanced safety protocols put in place to keep everyone safe. If you would like to learn more about the safety protocols that Lifetouch will be using, please click on the link below:

Safety Protocols for Lifetouch

Group Pictures are on hold for the time being. They may happen in the spring depending on how things progress with COVID.

To order pictures online, please go to mylifetouch.ca using this Picture Day ID: QX100205Q0.

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-29T14:18:27-04:00October 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Picture Day November 12th

Holy Family Spirit Wear

Good Afternoon Guardians!!

Our new Holy Family Guardians Spirit Wear Store is now open!!! Please go look at the awesome articles of clothing that can be purchased to show your AWESOME school spirit! There are many items to choose from and all look amazing! Make sure to grab something for your child(ren) for our upcoming Spirit Days!

The link to the store is below:

https://toss-store.com/collections/holy-family-guardians

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Have a great night!

Your Partner in Catholic Education!

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-28T16:10:10-04:00October 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Holy Family Spirit Wear

Dance A Thon Update

Good Morning Guardian Nation!

I hope all is well on this beautiful Wednesday morning. We are having an awesome morning here at Holy Family as we enjoy our Halloween Spooktacular Dance A Thon! As of this morning, our current fundraised total stands at a whopping $11800!!!! What an amazing achievement for our Guardians! I could not be prouder of all our students! These funds will be used here at the school to enhance the educational experiences of all our students. Thank You!

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A couple reminders…

  1. The winners from our Pumpkin Contest will be announced today. If your child(ren) have submitted a pumpkin for the contest, please pick it up today by 3:30 or it will be put in the garbage.
  2. All Dance A Thon prizes will be awarded next week as our final numbers are tabulated after the fundraiser closes on Friday. Stay tuned for more information.

Stay tuned for tweets of all the action and goings on here at school today!

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

 

By |2020-10-28T10:40:39-04:00October 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Dance A Thon Update

An Update from the WCDSB Director of Education

Good morning Guardians!
Please see the following letter from the Director of Education, Loretta Notten in regards to an October update.
October Update to WCDSB and TE Invite Oct 27th 20
Important points to note:
  • The removal of the transition date of November 20 – there is no longer a window at the end of November to move to fully remote learning at St. Isidore.
  • A Thought Exchange link is provided to allow for your input and thoughts about the past several weeks and our launch to the 2020-2021 school year.
It is an awesome day to have an awesome day!

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-27T11:42:25-04:00October 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on An Update from the WCDSB Director of Education

Grade 3 First Communion News for This Sunday’s Candidates

Good Morning All

I hope this message finds you well on this beautiful, sunny Friday morning. A couple of quick messages for the Candidates that will be receiving their First Holy Communion this Sunday at 3:00 PM.

  1. Father has asked that you please arrive at the Church no later than 2:45 as he has a few pointers to give the students and would like to talk to them at this time.
  2. Due to the lowered numbers allowed at Church because of Covid, Holy Family Church is going to be livestreaming the mass on their Facebook page. You can access the feed at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/holyfamilynewhamburg

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday! Have a great day!

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

 

By |2020-10-23T11:08:44-04:00October 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Grade 3 First Communion News for This Sunday’s Candidates

Dance A Thon Update

Good Afternoon Guardian Nation

 

I hope all is well on this cool, damp fall afternoon. A couple quick updates for Dance A Thon…

  1. School Council is making up the Treat Bags that students could pre order for next week’s big event. The bags will be made up and then will quarantine for 72 hours before going to the students. If your son or daughter did not bring their order in today, we will still accept orders tomorrow. Please make sure to get the orders in so they can enjoy a sweet treat!
  2. Please remember that all Dance a Thon pledges are to be posted through School Cash Online as we are going paperless in the office. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at the school.
  3. Lastly, we are approaching $3000!!! This is an awesome start and I am very excited to see where we land for our total amount collected at the end. Just a reminder that all of the money that is received for Dance a Thon goes directly back into the school to help enhance the learning experience of all of our AWESOME Guardians!

Keep up the AWESOME work Guardians!!

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-21T15:12:11-04:00October 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Dance A Thon Update

Holy Family Dance A Thon Update

Good Afternoon Guardian Nation!

I hope this email finds you well! I wanted to give you all a quick update on this year’s Halloween Spooktacular Dance A Thon! I wanted to take the opportunity to say Thank You to MacKay’s No Frills for the generous donation of candy and chips for our Dance A Thon. We really appreciate your help in helping us reach our fundraising goal! Our goal for this year is $10000. We are hoping to achieve it, and from what I have noticed so far this year with the Terry Fox Run and our Virtual School Food Drive, you never count out our Guardian Spirit. We currently stand at $1400 collected so far! Great start Guardians! $10000 is not far off! Keep it going!

By |2020-10-19T13:58:34-04:00October 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Holy Family Dance A Thon Update

Virtual School Food Drive!

Good Afternoon Guardian Nation!

Our Virtual School Food Drive has officially ended. We are absolutely amazed by the incredible showing of support that our Guardian School Community has put behind this initiative. Our grand total raised (drum roll please!) is … $2210.00!!!!! I am beyond grateful to all of our AMAZING families! Thank You! What a great way to kick off our month of Gratitude. The contest for the class that raised the most money ended up in a TIE!!! Mr. Sutter’s and Ms. Jarvis’ classes both raised $380 each. The Wilmot Family Resource Centre was amazed when I told them what our donation will be and they wanted me to say Thank You for this awesome support! Well Done Guardians! What an awesome way to show our Gratitude for the blessings in our lives. We are all very proud of everyone’s efforts! I hope you have a fabulous night!

6 Ways to Celebrate at the End of a Project | PBLWorks

 

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Proud Principal
​​​​​​​Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-14T16:16:21-04:00October 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Virtual School Food Drive!

Holy Family Virtual Food Drive Update

Good Afternoon Guardian Nation!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend with their family. It was a great weekend to reflect on our blessings and enjoy some outside time in the beautiful autumn air! I wanted to provide a couple of important updates with regards to our Virtual Food Drive. After receiving some feedback about the food drive and the need in our immediate area, all of the funds raised will be going to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre which is located right here in New Hamburg. Secondly, the students and families have been doing an awesome job supporting this very worthwhile initiative. Our current balance is over $1400!! Well done Guardians! Lastly, this is just a reminder that our food drive ends at 3 pm tomorrow, so get those last donations in prior to the deadline so they can be considered for the class award. The class who raises the most money will be awarded an ice cream party to recognize their awesome achievement!! Good luck to all and remember that 3 PM tomorrow is just over 26 hours away!!!!

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-13T12:36:11-04:00October 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Holy Family Virtual Food Drive Update
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