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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!

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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

Thanksgiving Message

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Good Morning Guardian Nation!

I hope this message finds you well. As we move into our Thanksgiving Weekend, I wanted to take the time to say Thank You for all of the support and well wishes that I have received from the community since my arrival. I am truly blessed to be part of such an AMAZING School Community and I am very grateful for this blessing. As we get together this weekend with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, albeit in smaller numbers than before, please take a moment to reflect on all of the blessings that we have in our lives. Also, please take the time to rest, re-energize and relax this weekend as the first 5 weeks of school have been very hectic for everyone. As tomorrow is a PA Day, with no school for students, and Monday is Thanksgiving Monday, we will see everyone again on Tuesday. I have attached a Special Thanksgiving Message from our Director, Loretta Notten, below for you as well. Please read at your leisure.
Enjoy a Blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones in whatever manner you may be celebrating.

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Principal
Holy Family CES

Thanksgiving Letter to WCDSB Oct 8th

By |2020-10-08T11:29:16-04:00October 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Message

Classroom Reorganization

Dear Guardian Nation,

I hope this message finds you well. We have had quite an interesting and ever-changing year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently we saw a change in our enrollment as some students and their families elected to do their learning online. This led to a reduction in class sizes across the school.  Because of this, the Board has directed us to reduce our primary division by one class. We had an teaching position available in Mrs. McKenna’s Kindergarten class that was posted for applicants. Ms. Eden was scheduled to move to St. Isidore, which is our Board’s online school. Due to the unfilled position in our Kindergarten class, I am excited to announce that we will be keeping Ms. Eden at Holy Family, as she will be the new Kindergarten Teacher in Mrs. McKenna’s class. The students in her class and some in the other primary classes are being reassigned to other rooms. We met with the students this morning and they were notified that our class lists are changing.  The individual changes/class moves have been made with the students’ academic and social needs in mind. Letters went home today with those students who will be moving to another class on Tuesday, October 13th. Our whole primary division is being affected by gaining students, losing students or being changed into a split. Mrs. Sike will now be teaching a Grade 1/2 split and Mrs. Rice will be teaching a 2/3. Mrs. Schlotzhauer’s class is also moving back into the school into Ms. Eden’s old room. We know that this in not ideal, but we are going to make the best out of it in true Guardian fashion. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-10-07T20:36:18-04:00October 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Classroom Reorganization

Holy Family Students Going to St. Isidore After Thanksgiving

From the Principal of St. Isidore:
Attention parents and students who will be joining the St Isidore Catholic Virtual School after Thanksgiving. To ensure you can join your virtual class next week, please take some time now to make sure you know your login and password, and that you can access your Board email and GAFE account. St Isidore Teachers and Administrators will be contacting you through email to provide you with important information regarding your virtual class, so it is important that you can access this. Please note – invitations to your class may not come before Monday, October 12th.

 

 

 

By |2020-10-06T14:47:27-04:00October 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Holy Family Students Going to St. Isidore After Thanksgiving

Changing Learning Platforms at Holy Family Reminder

Good Afternoon Guardian Nation

The window to change your child(ren) from Online Learning to Face to Face Learning, or visa versa, opens up on Thursday, September 24th at 9:00 AM and closes on Monday, September 28th at 6:00 PM. If you are looking at changing, your request must be submitted to the portal on the WCDSB website during this time. Any request made outside of this window will not be granted. You can access the link to more information by clicking on the Switching Learning Environments. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the school.

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-09-22T14:29:27-04:00September 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Changing Learning Platforms at Holy Family Reminder

Transition Window for Changing Learning Modality

Good Afternoon Guardian Nation

The window to change your child(ren) from Online Learning to Face to Face Learning, or visa versa, opens up on Thursday, September 24th at 9:00 AM and closes on Monday, September 28th at 6:00 PM. If you are looking at changing, your request must be submitted to the portal on the WCDSB website during this time. Any request made outside of this window will not be granted. You can access the link to more information by clicking on the Switching Learning Environments. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the school.

Your Partner in Catholic Education,

Richard Setler
Principal
Holy Family CES

By |2020-09-18T15:18:31-04:00September 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Transition Window for Changing Learning Modality
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