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Week at a Glance – February 24th

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right ~ Rosa Parks

Pancake & Pajama Day – Monday, February 24th

Pancake Day will be on Monday, February 24th.  All of our students and staff are invited to wear pajamas on this day and bring in a Toonie for a Children’s Charity.  Pancakes will be served all morning for all of our students.

Black History Month

As we come to an end of another Black History Month at Holy Family School, we realize that our diversity is a wonderful gift to be treasured. And while February may be over, we will continue to acknowledge and be grateful to the many contributions made to our society both past and present by our Black community.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of the holiest days in our liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday leads us into the Lent, the season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday always takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. We will be distributing ashes this Wednesday during a liturgy hosted by our Grade 1 students at 9:30 am in our school gymnasium. All are welcome to attend

Come to the Table – Lenten Initiative

Holy Family School will be taking part in the Come to the Table Family Challenge for Lent, in partnership with the Mary Mother of God Parish. Come to the Table is an initiative whereby families are encouraged to pledge to commit to having technology-free meals as a family. The guidelines are simple… and fun!

  1. No electronics (including TV) during the meal.
  2. Say grace before the meal.
  3. No discussing discipline or chores, like who forgot to take out the garbage or didn’t do their homework.
  4. No one is excused until the whole family has been at the table for 20 minutes.
  5. The family meal can be any meal of the day, not just dinner.

In summary, families are encouraged to take 20 minutes to come together for a technology-free meal, 20 times over the period of Lent. Make it 20 meals for 20 mins in 2020!  Please see the attachments for more information on this 20 in 2020 Lenten Initiative.

20 in 20 spread

20 in 20

Parish News

Mary Mother of God once again hosted “Have a Blast at Mass” for children in grades JK to 2 last Sunday and it was a spectacular hit – they had over 800 people celebrate mass together!

Term 1 Report Cards 

If you haven’t already done so, please sign and return the bottom portion of the last page of the report card, as well as the envelope, to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. While there are no formal interviews at this time, you are reminded that parents are always welcome to request an interview with our teachers to discuss and plan for their child(ren)’s progress and achievement.

Pink Day

February 27  is now the national anti-bullying day in Canada. It started in 2007 when David Shepherd and Travis Price, of Berwick, Nova Scotia, bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after male ninth grade student, Chuck McNeill, was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. Wearing pink reminds us to be an “upstander” when we see someone being bullied. Please join us in wearing pink tops with our uniform bottoms on Thursday!

Elementary PrincipalWeek at a Glance – February 24th