Holy Family School

Holy Family School
815 Stensrud Road
SASKATOON SK S7W 0M9
Phone: 306-659-7850
www.gscs.sk.ca - click on our schools, select Holy Family
Principal:
Mrs. C. Tenaski
Vice Principal: Mrs. C. Anning
Superintendent: Mrs. J. Weninger
Trustee Liaison: T. Hawkins, L. Lambert & W. Stus
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
GREETINGS FROM YOUR ADMIN TEAM:
Advent will soon be upon us. This season marks a special time of expectant waiting and preparation for
the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Doesn’t it seem fitting that our school’s name is Holy Family and that
along with the excitement of the Christmas season also comes the anticipation of moving into our new school?
Our caretaker, Mr. Ron McLean, officially begins on Monday, November 24th in our building. During
the next few days he will work with a crew to get the school ready for us to begin to move in furniture,
technology and resources. Staff will then have a chance to work together to get our school ready for our
students! December will definitely be an exciting and busy month for us all.
There will be a number of faith filled opportunities throughout Advent. Some of these include daily
prayer, classroom and school wide liturgies and masses. For this year only, we will not be having a Christmas
concert due to the move. Once we are in our school, we will be planning many opportunities for students to
perform and showcase their learning and talents. Due to time limitations, nature of being in two schools and a
primary focus of moving into our new school, we will be unable to coordinate a school wide Advent celebration
this year.
We will continue to keep you informed as we journey through these next few weeks.
C. Tenaski
C. Anning
Principal
Vice Principal
School Opening Update
Representatives from the school divisions, their consultants and the construction firm Ellis-Don met recently to
further discuss the opening date for Holy Family Catholic School and Willowgrove Public School. The target
date to begin classes at the schools remains January 5th, 2015. We will provide another update in approximately
one month as we draw closer to moving into our new school. If you have any questions, I invite you to contact
me at 306-659-7850 or via email at [email protected]
DATES TO REMEMBER…
Thursday, November 20th
• PM Gr.7 & 8’s go to ACT
Friday, November 21st
• Due to technical difficulties progress reports will not go home with students today. They will be sent home
on Tuesday.
• Family Pizza Order forms due at Father Robinson
Tuesday, November 25th
• Progress Reports will be sent home with students today.
• 9AM Christmas Buffet Lunch orders due at Father Robinson
• 1:15PM Lockdown Practice at St. Volodymyr School
Thursday, November 27th
• 1:15PM Lockdown Practice at Father Robinson School
Friday, November 28th
• Family Bingo at Father Robinson School – Holy Family families are warmly invited.
Holy Family School Color(s), Mascot and Logo Project
We have been blessed with the opportunity to open our new school. The beginning of a school involves the
building of new traditions and rituals that help form the school’s image. Thank you to those of you who have
submitted ideas. A committee will review the entries this week.
Conferences and Progress Reports
Thank you to the students, parents and staff who engaged in our recent Three Way Conferences. Together we
are more effective in maximizing learning outcomes for our students. Progress Reports will be sent home on
Tuesday, November 25th.
Preston Early Learning Centre (306-373-3535)
Information was sent to families via email on Tuesday, November 4th. Please note:
1) The Before & After School Program at Holy Family School will commence with the opening of the
school. Registration forms are currently being accepted for this program. Forms were emailed out and
once completed can be returned to: [email protected] or mailed to Preston Early Learning, 1529
Preston Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7H 2V6. Preston Early Learning will accommodate all children that
register for the program but please fill out your application and return ASAP so that we can staff the
program accordingly.
2) Holy Family Preschool is currently operating out of Holy Family Cathedral which is located at: 123
Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H1. The preschool program will transfer to Holy Family School when
it opens. We are currently accepting registrations for January 2015 so if you would like your child to
attend, please fill out the forms that were emailed and return to: [email protected] or mail to Preston
Early Learning, 1529 Preston Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7H 2V6. Registration forms will be accepted on a
first come, first served basis.
Father Robinson News…
Family Bingo Night – Friday, November 28th
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Bingo 7:00 – 9:00 pm
We are looking for donations for prizes. Receipts for income tax purposes can be issued for
monetary donations. Please contact Elizabeth Wareing at 306-373-5151 or Jacquie Dovell at
306-221-8473 to donate. THANK YOU!!
Family Pizza order forms due Friday, November 21, 2014
Christmas Buffet – Friday, December 5th
Buffet includes turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cookie and a drink. Please
hand in order forms by Tuesday, November 25th. Please send a reusable plastic plate and cutlery with your
child for the buffet. Counting will be on Wednesday, November 26th at 9:00 am at the school. If you can help
count, please come to the school and lend a hand. Any parent help is greatly appreciated!
Playground News…
CABARET for PLAY – A huge thank you to all who supported our
cabaret! The evening was fun-filled and raised much needed funds to
support our playground! Thanks to those who donated silent auction
items and who came out to support this great event!
Financial donations are still being accepted, please contact us
through our web page at www.Holyfamilyplayground.ca or our
facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HolyFamilyPlayground.
AUNT KATHY’S HOMESTYLE PRODUCTS FUNDRAISER- Please see the note that is being sent home
with your child.
1) Keep the stapled form as your “master copy” of orders, and hand in ONLY this order form by Dec 2nd.
Total the amount of each item and write it on the MASTER copy. (You are welcome to copy this form
and use it as individual order forms for those who order from you.)
2) Include your NAME and PHONE NUMBER on the master copy of the order form.
3) You are in charge of keeping track of who ordered what, picking up the order on December 11th at the
Cathedral of the Holy Family and delivering the items to your customers.
4) Cheque or cash is accepted. Cheques made out to Holy Family Playground
*This fundraiser receives a return of 40-75% of sales going to our playground which is amazing!
Thanks for your continued support!
NEXT MEETING - Wednesday, Nov. 26th @ St. Volodymyr library 7pm. New members very welcome!
“Come Spend Time with Family”
Sunday Mass Times
9AM, 11:30AM & 6:30PM
123 Nelson Road
Office Hours: 9AM – 4:30PM Monday thru Friday
Phone: 306-659-5800
www.holyfamilycathedral.ca
Enchanted Forest
Are you participating in the BHP Billiton Walk through the Enchanted Forest on Friday, November 21st? If so,
please feel free to park in the parking lot of the Cathedral of the Holy Family. After your walk through the
Enchanted Forest, please come inside to warm up by the fireplace while enjoying a hot beverage and goodies
prepared by our Catholic Women’s League. There is NO CHARGE for parking or for hospitality – it’s all on
us!
Community News…
Volleyball: Girls – Dynamo Club Volleyball tryout for teams in each of the following categories: 13U (born in
2002 and later), 14U (born in 2001 and later) and 15U (born in 2000 and later) will be held at the Henk Reys
Soccer Centre in Lawson on December 4th and/or December 11th from 5-6:30PM. Cost for the try-out is $20.
You only have to attend one of the dates. Club volleyball season runs from January until the end of April.
Register to attend at www.volleyballsaskatoon.ca or contact Heather at 306-249-6566 for more information.
Musical: St Joseph High School presents “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. Show times:
November 19th, 20th and 21st 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students. Rush Seating.
The award winning Saskatoon Children’s Choir (SCC), under the direction of Artistic Director Phoebe
Voigts, will be joined by a number of professional brass, string and percussion players from Saskatoon for its
annual Christmas concert “Sing Choirs of Angels.” The annual concert takes place on Friday, November 28 and
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church in Saskatoon, and will feature the angelic
voices of 130 choristers, accompanied by pianist Michelle Aalders. On the program classical and contemporary
choral music, as well as the choir’s stunning renditions of traditional seasonal favourites. Tickets for the concert
are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, and at the door. Reserved seating $25, rush seating $15.
Bigger than T. rex – the hunt for the largest predatory dinosaur. The Saskatchewan Geological Society is
hosting a free public lecture about the re-discovery of the spinosaurus. It happens Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 7:308:30 pm in the Battlefords Room at the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Come hear Dr. Nizar Ibrahim of the
University of Chicago who was involved in the discovery, which was featured on the cover of October’s issue
of National Geographic magazine and has been featured on the PBS program NOVA. More information is
available online by Googling Saskatchewan Geological Open House 2014.
Women’s Wellness Day - Theme: Holy Health and Healing, Saturday, November 22, 2014. This
Women’s Wellness Day will give you food for your mind, rest for your body and encouragement for your soul
so you can experience health, healing and abundant life. Through Holy Yoga, a unique prayer form honoring
Jesus, we will use calming breath, contemplative meditation and gentle, relaxing stretches with options to fit
every body. Listen to inspiring stories on women’s spiritual and health issues and connect with other women in
discussion, prayer and fun. In the evening there will be a banquet to socialize with entertainment. The day
begins at 8:30 am and ends at 7:00 pm. Register online to: queenshouse.org. Your leader will be Diane
Waldbillig, a mother of 4 and grandmother of 7 who is very active in her church. She is a Master Holy Yoga
instructor who recently completed a certification in Holy Yoga Therapy, learning how to teach yoga to people
with health challenges.
“Is Our Community Safe? What Can I Do About It?” He's been assaulted and she's been in jail. Hear their
stories of hope and listen to Police Chief Clive Weighill's challenge: "Let's get to the root cause of crime!"
Wednesday, December 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm St. Anne Parish Hall, 217 Lenore Drive Saskatoon. Everyone is
encouraged to come. Free will offering.
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Support Network of Saskatchewan offers individuals living
with FASD, their family members and larger support teams one-on-one support to clarify an individual’s shortterm goals and determine a plan to reach these goals. FASD is a range of disabilities that can occur in children,
youth, and adults cognitive abilities when alcohol is consumed during pregnancy. It is a lifelong, brain-based,
and often invisible disability. Individuals living with FASD experience primary disabilities that affect their
sensory processing, behaviour and physical growth. Individuals and families interested in accessing services
from the Family Support Program can call the toll-free line - 1-866-673-3276 - and ask to speak with the Family
Support Program Supervisor. Professionals interested in referring clients to the Program are encouraged to
contact the Network’s FSP Supervisor with the individual: [email protected]
What is head lice?
• head lice is common in school age children
• head lice is not a disease and lice do not spread disease
• anyone can get head lice - it has nothing to do with personal cleanliness
• the entire life cycle of head lice occurs on the human head
• head lice do not usually survive off the human head for longer than 36 hours
• lice is spread by direct head to head contact, or by sharing combs, brushes or headgear
• eggs that are more than 1 cm (one-half inch) away from the scalp are dead or have hatched
What are the signs of head lice?
• constant itching of the scalp
• when checking for lice, look for the eggs on the hair strand, close to the scalp - they are small, oval and
brown or white
• the eggs are glued firmly to the hair and cannot be easily removed
• head lice are not easy to see -they are tan coloured, small, wingless insects which are about the size of a
sesame seed
• they live only on the human head and do not fly or jump from person to person
How do you prevent getting head lice?
• teach children not to share combs, brushes or headgear
• remind children to store outer clothing away from other children’s clothing
• braid or tie back long hair
• treat lice and nits promptly with recommended products according to package instructions
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