LIGHTS OF HOPE
We trust everyone has had an opportunity to partake in our annual Lights of Hope campaign this Christmas Season. This weekend will be the final weekend for selling bulbs after Mass. We hope everyone is able to sell their ten bulbs. If you would like more tickets, please contact the office. We would like to thank you in advance for your support and dedication to this meaningful and important fundraising event.
In the last week of school before Christmas break, our Student Council host Spirit Week activities. It is a week where students come together to celebrate the Christmas season and partake in fun and games. Each day has a different theme and activity for the students. This year Student Council has decided on the following themes and activities:
Monday Dec. 18th – “Merry Monday Morning!” – Students can come to school as if they just woke up. They can wear “bed-head” hair and their pj’s. Student Council will be doing Christmas crafts/colouring with the younger students at lunch recess.
Tuesday Dec. 19th – “Christmas Colours or Character” – Students can come to school wearing Green/Red or dressed as their favourite Christmas character. The entire school will be going to see the film called “The Star”. More information is below.
Wednesday Dec. 20th – “Winter Wonderland” – Students can come dressed in their favourite winter items. At lunch recess students will be invited to play in small sided hockey games.
Thursday Dec. 21st – “Ugly Sweater Day” – Wear your tackiest, brightest, funniest, Christmas sweater or shirt. . Students will be invited into a Christmas Village hosted by Student Council
Friday Dec. 22nd – “Candy Cane Day” – Come dressed in red, white and green! We will start the day with Mass in the Church so no masks, crazy hair or face paint please. After Mass, we will gather in the gym for Christmas Carols and a short movie. Dismissal is at 12:15pm.
Don’t have one of the items to wear listed above? No problem – students who don’t have a something to wear can come dressed in Christmas colours or their uniform if they desire.
THE STAR FILM VIEWING FIELD TRIP
A Christmas gift from the school to your child. We are happy to announce that we will be taking the entire school on see the film “The Star” at the Strawberry Hill Cinemas.
In The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.
Permission forms will be going home this week. Please be on the look out. On Tuesday, December 19th students will leave the school at noon by bus and return around 2:30pm. We are not in need of parent supervisors, however, if parents would like to join us the cost will be $10.00 per ticket and parents will have to transport themselves. The concession will be closed for the viewing.
HOT LUNCH ORDERS
When submitting your child’s(ren) hot lunch order form, please ensure that your child hands in his/her form to his/her own classroom teacher, please do not include order(s) on siblings form, nor submit order form with sibling. Fill out separate form for each child, however payment can be sent with eldest child.
Change is not provided, so please ensure that exact amount is submitted.
Needing hours for your parent participation, we are in need of volunteers to help with cleaning of the school during the Christmas Break. January 3-5 from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Please contact the school office if you are able to help out in this task. Volunteers must be at least 16yrs of age.
HOLY CROSS ALUMNI
Holy Cross Alumni! The Holy Cross Alumni Association is up and running! Register on our website to gain access to our newsletter, keeping you updated on upcoming school and alumni events!
Our first Alumni event will take place at the B.C. Catholics on Friday, January 18th and Saturday January 19th!
To register please go to: http://www.holycrossalumni.com/registercontact.html
Grade 6 students are sponsoring a gently used Christmas sale from December 19 – 22. All items will be priced from $1.00 – $5.00. This is a great time for students to buy Christmas presents for family members.All proceeds will benefit Chalice, a Catholic charitable organization based in Nova Scotia with sites all over the world devoted to the health, education and well-being of children.If you have gently used items that you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please send them in to Grade 6. Thank you.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org