Holy Family School held its annual Volunteer Luncheon today for all volunteers at the school. On behalf of the school, THANK YOU to all of our volunteers without whom many programs and opportunities would not happen at the school. Once again, our graduating grade 8’s helped serve the luncheon, and as always, they did a great job!Volunteer Luncheon Picture
On Friday, June 21st, Holy Family School held its annual Family BBQ. THANK YOU very much to everyone who was able to help with this event. Without the efforts of our volunteers, we simply could not offer these types of events for our students…Annual Family BBQ Picture
On Friday, June 21st, Holy Family School held their annual summer playday for students in the afternoon. It was really a wonderful time for the kids, and the weather was perfect!Summer Playday Picture
Holy Family School was thrilled to welcome soccer coach Dale Broadfield to our school today. He is a soccer coach from the Challenger Club Training program in the United Kingdom. Dale is currently visiting Canada to work with local minor soccer teams, and he generously donated his time today to come work with our students. He coached our grade 3-6 students on basic soccer skills, as well as had a fun scrimmage. Big thanks to Karen Watchorn for arranging this opportunity for our students today! P.S. In case you can’t tell by the picture, it was also wacky hair day today…!Soccer Coach Dale Broadfield & Students Picture
Holy Family School held their monthly Virtue Assembly today. Ms. Hong’s grade 3-4 class presented their “Bucket Filling” activity that they had done throughout May, and then Mrs. Ciraco’s JK-SK class led us in our HOPE liturgy. We are hopeful that through the blessings of Jesus Christ that our school year ends well, and that all of our school community has a safe and enjoyable summer!Pictured is the grade 3-4 Class
Please see attached letter for more details about the upcoming Holy Family School Family BBQ.Holy Family School Family BBQ Letter
Holy Family School held our Track and Field meet for grade 3-8 students today, and we could not have asked for a better weather day. Once again, our students performed to the best of their ability and showed good sportsmanship. Thank you to Mrs. Desmarais for once again organizing our day!
For more pictures of this event please visit the Holy Family School Photo Gallery.Track & Field Event Picture
Holy Family School wrapped up Catholic Education Week on Friday with our annual Marian Liturgy, as well as our classroom open house. Thank you once again to our wonderful staff for making the open house possible. Thank you as well to everyone who was able to come out and join us for the open house, as well as all of our Catholic Education Week events this week!Holy Family School Wraps up Catholic Education Week Picture
As our Catholic Education Week continues, Holy Family School welcomed our school community for our Annual Spring Concert today. As always, the students went above and beyond in their preparation, and enthusiasm for public performance! This year’s concert may have been our best ever……. Also, Thank You as always to Mrs. Pratt and Mrs. Young for your dedication to the musical development of our students! The picture shows the crowd just before the show. What a friendly bunch!Holy Family School Annual Spring Concert Picture
Catholic Education Week at Holy Family School is well underway! With the help of the book, The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Metis Story, Holy Family School students in Grade 5/6 investigated what they value and how they share these values with the world.Grade 5/6 Picture
Our home the Earth is God’s gift to us… As part of our annual Catholic Education Week activities, Holy Family School students did their part in keeping Englehart beautiful by picking up litter around the school, and on local streets. It is hoped that by doing this activity, students will learn a valuable lesson not only in environmental stewardship, but on the importance of helping others and being active community members.Holy Family School Students Cleaning Up
Holy Family School held our Catholic Education Week Virtue Assembly today. Mrs. Schaffner and the grade 7-8 students reflected throughout April on the challenges of finding Justice in this world, and they presented their feelings on the Social Justice-themed song “When we stand together”. We were then introduced to the Virtue of the Month for May through a liturgy on Humility by the grade 3-4 class. Students of the Month were also announced.Holy Family School Catholic Education Week Assembly Picture
Holy Family School students recently attended the Earlton Farm Show. Students learned about many local agricultural initiatives and projects. They were also exposed to some information about the wider agricultural sector, including many significant advances in farming technology. THANK YOU so much to the Earlton Farm Show for covering the costs of our bussing!Holy Family School Attending Earlton Farm Show Picture
Holy Family School held our April Virtue Assembly today, where we acknowledged March’s Virtue of Forgiveness, and welcomed April’s Virtue of Justice. Mr. Regimbal and Mrs. Schaffner’s 7-8 students led us in our celebration. Pictured are March’s Students of the Month.
Charity and Justice are like cousins… Charity seeks to fix the symptom of a problem and is usually temporary. Justice seeks to fix the cause of a problem, and it usually is permanent. Remember, you need more than Advil for a broken arm…..March’s Students of the Month Picture
Every year on Holy Thursday we hold our annual Stations of the Cross liturgy at Holy Family School. 14 candles are lit at the beginning of the liturgy... All 14 are extinguished at the end… We are left in darkness……….. Until Sunday morning………Stations of the Cross Picture
On March 26, grade 3-6 students at Holy Family School made a new friend…. Oscar the Peregrine Falcon! Mark from the Canadian Peregrine Foundation visited the school to talk not only about Oscar, but also about the conservation efforts of the foundation. Thank you to our whole school community for making events like this possible through supporting our fundraising efforts! For more information, please visit www.peregrine-foundation.caOscar the Peregrine Falcon Picture
Holy Family School held its final Lenten Liturgy today, Wednesday, March 27th. This liturgy allowed us to further explore the events leading up to the final day of Jesus’ earthly life. We also spent some time preparing for our Stations of the Cross Liturgy on Holy Thursday.Final Lenten Liturgy Picture
Holy Family School was pleased to welcome in the Little Red Theatre to the school on March 25. All students were treated to a performance of “The Elves, the Shoemaker, and His Wife”. Thank you to our whole school community for making this event possible through our fundraising efforts! For more information on the show or the Theatre, please visit www.littleredtheatre.on.ca.
The Elves, the Shoemaker, and His Wife Performed
Holy Family School was thrilled today, March 20th, to welcome Juno Nominated Chris McKhool and his band Fiddlefire to the school. The students were delighted with samples of several musical types and genres, and many kids got to actually go up on stage and perform with the band! Smiles and laughs had by all… Once again, we are thankful to our Catholic School Council for making this possible today!FiddleFire Plays at Holy Family School Picture
Holy Family School held its Winter Carnival Playday on Friday, March 8. Enjoying the beautiful weather, students practiced good sportsmanship on teams ranging in age from JK to Grade 8. Fun was had by all!Pictured is “Team Jayden” participating in the tug-of-war.
On Friday, Holy Family School welcomed our school community for another one of our Classroom Open Houses. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out, and thank you to our staff for making this opportunity possible. Pictured are some of our lucky grade 1-2 students having a story read to them by one of our wonderful parents.Story Time for Holy Family School Students Picture
In honour of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, our Primary students celebrated in various ways throughout the day on Friday. The most delicious example of this was a feast of green eggs and ham!!Green Eggs & Ham Picture
The community of Englehart welcomed the men and women of our armed forces last weekend as they were conducting military exercises throughout the Region. As a token of appreciation to the community, they offered our school a tour of some of their equipment as well as classroom visits by friendly soldiers. The kids were very excited by this visit! Pictured are some of our students touring a very large military truck. On behalf of our school community, thank you to all past and present military service personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country!Holy Family School Students Tours Military Equipment Picture
Holy Family School held our Virtue assembly today where we paid tribute to February’s Virtue of Temperance, as well as welcomed March’s Virtue of Forgiveness. Mrs. Montminy’s class performed an amazing Temperance rap, and Jessie Borgford read her procedural writing sample on “How to Show Temperance”. Pictured are the grade 5-6 students.
Mr Regimbal’s grade 7-8s led us in our Forgiveness Liturgy as well. After hearing the story of the Prodigal Son, we talked about the “Bridge of Forgiveness”….. Which side of the bridge are you on?“How to Show Temperance” Picture
At our Ash Wednesday Mass, we were reminded that throughout Lent, we need to be Praying, Fasting and doing works of Charity. Our entire school community received the ashes today to remind us that we are all sinners, and that we need to repent of these sins to truly appreciate Christ’s Passion and celebrate his resurrection at Easter.Holy Family School Receives Ashes at Lenten Service Picture
Holy Family School recognized Shrove Tuesday by having a free pancake lunch for all students and staff. We had lots of fun! Thank you to Mrs. Sherrard for organizing this event, as well as all other staff and parents for helping us out. What a great way to celebrate the upcoming Lenten season.Shrove Tuesday Pancakes Picture
Friday, February 8th was the 100th day of school!! Our Primary division marked this date with lots of fun activities devoted to the number 100. What fun!100th Day of School Picture
Holy Family School held our February Virtue Assembly today where we recognized the virtue of Fortitude as well as welcomed in the Virtue of Temperance. Temperance allows us to stay even-keeled when we encounter trying events in our lives without over, or under-reacting. Use only as much emotion as is required. Remember; don’t use a chainsaw to cut the cake! Pictured are our January Student’s of the Month. Well done!January Student’s of the Month
Tuesday, February 12th is Shrove Tuesday. In recognition, Holy Family School will be holding a Pancake Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. that day for the students. The luncheon will be free of charge. If your child does not want to have pancakes, please send a lunch to school as usual for him/her. Children who are participating in the luncheon will not require a lunch that day, however they will still need their morning and afternoon snacks. If you have any questions, please contact the school. Thank you to Mrs. Sherrard for organizing this event for us!
Ash Wednesday Mass
An Ash Wednesday Mass will be held Wednesday, February 13th, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Parish. As always, you are welcome to join us for this celebration.
For more important information and dates about events going on at Holy Family School, please open the attached letter.Holy Family School Letter to Parents - Febraury 6th, 2013
Holy Family School welcomed the SQUID precision drumming troop to the school on Wednesday, January 29th. This was truly an incredible experience for our students, and we are thankful to our Catholic School Council for providing this opportunity for the kids.SQUID Precision Drumming Troop Picture
Holy Family School held our annual evening Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 18th. Once again, the students’ performance exceeded expectations! What a talented crew of kids… Thank you to our entire school community for coming out and showing your support, and thanks also to Mrs. Francis Pratt and our staff for making this event possible. Merry Christmas!Holy Family School Christmas Concert Picture
Thank you to Mrs. Holmes and the Englehart High School Band for visiting us and playing many beloved Christmas songs today. It was great to see many Holy Family graduates in the band!Englehart High School Band & Holy Family School Students Picture
Holy Family School held our annual Advent Mass and Turkey Luncheon today at Holy Trinity Parish. Once again, we are so blessed to have such a caring and dedicated parent and Parish community make this lunch possible for our school. So thank you very much to everyone who helped organize and prepare the lunch… What a wonderful treat for our students! This year, we even had a very special visitor show up all the way from the North Pole!Advent Mass & Turkey Luncheon Picture
At our Second Advent liturgy today, we met John the Baptist. John reminds us to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ at Christmas. We also lit the Second Advent candle which is our Candle of Peace. Christ’s Peace to you this Advent season!!Holy Family School Celebrates Advent Picture
Holy Family School held our Advent Classroom Open house today, December 7, 2012. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out, and thanks as always to staff for providing this wonderful opportunity. We wish you a peaceful Advent!Advent Classroom Open House Picture
Please see the attached letter to Parents for reminders and important dates for December 2012 and early January 2013.
Thank you!Holy Family School Letter to Parents
Thank you to Mrs. Anne Bougie, Holy Trinity Parish Coordinator for leading us through our examination of conscience today in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Students were asked to reflect on the 10 Commandments as well as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Students in grade 4-8 will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation tomorrow (December 5, 2012) with Father Wayne.Students Prepare for Sacrament of Reconciliation Picture
During the month of October when the Grade 3/4 students were talking about Gratitude, it came up that a way to show our gratitude for all the blessings we had been given was to help others in need. The class decided to collect loose change for our 'Coins for Charity' jar until December. The students wanted to buy other children things to keep them warm in the winter and donate the items to the Rotary baskets in December.
The Gr. 3/4 class collected $56.25! The students decided they wanted to spend the money on Hot Paws socks and warm waterproof mitts. With the funds collected, the students were able to donate 4 pairs of mitts and 4 pairs of socks.
Way to go Gr. 3/4 students at Holy Family!!'Coins for Charity' Donation Picture
Holy Family would like to thank our entire school community for coming together for our Rotary Gift Basket Drive this year. We were able to bring in 617 pieces of non-perishable food and unwrapped toys!! This was well above our goal of 500 items. So, as a reward, our students will be treated to a movie in the gym on the afternoon of Friday December 21st. Well done Holy Family for practicing CHARITY in our local community!Rotary Gift Basket Drive Picture
Holy Family School held the monthly Virtue assembly last week where Mrs. Montminy’s class told us about experiences they have had making Prudent decisions. We then had Mme. Jolette’s grade 7-8 students lead us in our Charity liturgy. Throughout November, students have been reflecting on What Jesus Would Do when confronted with a challenging decision. At the liturgy, students were asked “What Would Jesus want us to do if we had more than enough food, clothes, toys, money etc, etc?” Of course, He would want us to share this wealth with others, and this is the basis for our Virtue of Charity. Pictured are our November Students of the Month. Thanks to our Catholic School Council, these students will enjoy their pizza lunch this Friday!Holy Family School Honours Students of the Month Picture
Parachute fun in Phys. Ed class!!!Parachute Fun Picture!
Our first Advent Liturgy was held today, and was led by our grade 3-4 class. By lighting our first candle, we are reminded of Jesus’ LOVE for each of us. Also, staff and students are invited to drop a small piece of yarn into our manger while saying a personal prayer. The yarn represents the straw that lined Jesus’ manger on the first Christmas so long ago….Holy Family School's First Advent Liturgy Picture
Mrs. Ciraco’s JK-SK class went on their traditional search for that naughty Gingerbread man today…. Pictured is Mrs. Church telling the class a clue about his whereabouts…. From what I understand, the Gingerbread man wasn’t fast enough to escape the kids today, and he made for a tasty snack….Mrs. Ciraco’s JK-SK class picture
Here are our October Students’ of the Month enjoying their pizza! Thanks to our Catholic School Council for providing this treat.October Students of the Month Picture
On Friday, Holy Family School joined with the community of Englehart in the unveiling of the Christmas parade. Thank you to Mr. Church for driving us this year, as well as everyone who helped make our float possible. Finally, thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting our school!Holy Family School Christmas Parade Float Picture
Holy Family was thrilled to be able to support the effort to bring a skateboard park to our Region. The Harder 4 Carter (H4C) campaign asked local schools to show their school spirit by supporting H4C as well as H4C’s participation in the Aviva campaign which is a nation-wide contest that would donate $1 million across Canada to a worthy cause. For more information about the H4C campaign, please visit www.harder4carter.com"Harder 4 Carter" Picture
Holy Family School held our Prudence Virtue Assembly today. First, we were treated to a wonderful presentation from Mrs. Desmarais’ class about Gratitude and helping others. Then, Mrs. Montminy’s class led us in our Liturgy. Throughout the month students will be asked W.W.J.D? (What Would Jesus Do?) when faced with difficult decisions. A Prudent decision is not always an easy decision, but it is always the right decision!November Virtue of Prudence (Wisdom) Picture
Holy Family School would like to show its support for the Harder 4 Carter campaign, which is a fundraising campaign to build a Skateboard/BMX Park in New Liskeard in memory of Carter Antila who lost his life in an ATV accident.Holy Family School "Harder 4 Carter" Campaign Letter
Dear Parents & Guardians,
This letter is intended to update you about various items at the school.Holy Family School "Updates" Letter
Some important Holy Family School updates.Holy Family School "Updates" Letter
We just got in our new Jerseys and we are very excited about them!! We are grateful to our Catholic School Council for buying us these new Jerseys!! Go Holy Family!Holy Family School Students New Jerseys Picture
Holy Family held its first classroom open house today. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out, and thanks as always to staff for providing this wonderful opportunity!! Have a restful Thanksgiving with friends and family….Open House Picture
Congratulations to our Cross Country running team for all of your successes at the Meet on October 4th. All of your hard work and training certainly paid off! Thanks to Mrs. Desmarais for coaching this year!!Cross Country Running Team Picture
Holy Family School held their Gratitude Assembly today where we asked God to help us be thankful for what we have in our lives, as well as for the Gift of Christ in our hearts and minds. Mrs. Desmarais’ class led our liturgy.October Virtue of the Month - Gratitude Celebration
Here are our Student’s of the Month for September!!! For more information on our Student of the Month program, please see your child’s teacher(s).Septembers Student's of the Month Picture
In conjunction with our recent BBQ, Mrs Schaffner organized a silent auction to raise funds for the family of CJ Fraser. Thanks to Mrs. Church and Mrs. Caron for helping with this event. Also, to everyone who donated items to this auction: THANK YOU!! Thanks also to our entire school community for generously giving to the donation can for CJ as well. We continue to keep CJ Fraser and his family in our thoughts and prayers….Silent Auction Picture
Holy Family held its Open House and family BBQ on Thursday, and once again it was great to see so many people out for this annual event. Thank you to Jamie Pothier for organizing the BBQ, and also thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who made this night possible. It is A LOT of work, and we very much appreciate it!!Holy Family School Open House & Family BBQ Picture
The three schools in Englehart once again had their annual Terry Fox Walk on Friday September 28th. It was great to see these schools once again united in their effort to raise much needed funds for cancer research. Holy Family School students were walking with heavy hearts today in honour of CJ Fraser, a child from the school who recently lost his battle with Cancer…Holy Family School Takes Part in Annual Terry Fox Walk Picture
Congratulations to Jaden Beach, our top Terry Fox fundraiser this year. He gets to keep the shirt!!Picture of Jaden Beach
It is with deep and sincere regret that I must inform you of some very sad news concerning the death of one of our Kindergarten students, CJ Fraser. CJ died in the early morning of Wednesday September 19th after a brief battle with leukemia. Words can simply not express the depth of our sympathy for his family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with them.
Please read the attached letter.Holy Family School Letter to Parents
Dear Parents & Guardians,
We are now inviting parents and guardians to come out and join our Catholic School Council for 2012-13. Please consider this opportunity to serve as a voting parent representative. It is a chance for you to be a voice for Catholic education and to foster good relations amongst parents, staff, the Parish and the local community..Holy Family School Catholic School Council Letter
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Welcome back to our entire school community! We have had a great first few days of school, and all of the children seem to be settling back into their daily routines. Please know that we will do everything we can to make your child’s experience here a great one, so please be in regular contact with your child’s teacher and myself as needed.
For further information about about Holy Family School please read the attached letter.Important Holy Family School Information Letter
Holy Family School held their Commissioning Liturgy on Tuesday, September 11, where all students and staff gathered as a family of Christ and reflected on what it means to be His Light to others. The staff and students renewed their pledges to work faithfully and diligently as we approach another exciting year of school. Well done everyone!Holy Family School Celebrates Commissioning Liturgy Picture
We are delighted to now have tetherballs for students to play with at recess! Thank you to everyone who made this purchase possible through our various fundraisers this past year!Holy Family School Gets Tetherball for Recess