Monthly Archives: September 2019

Week of September 16 – 20, 2019


-Lifetouch Picture Day

-Swim to Survive – Grade 7s


-fire drill practice #1 – morning

-3-pitch tournaments @ RIM

Wednesday – regular day


-WE day for selected students

Friday – P.D. day – no school for students


  1. Google Classroom and Google Guardians Startup Information

2. COBs bakery – tell them you are from HOLY ROSARY and a portion of the sales comes back to our school

3. Bus transportation is ONLY for students who are eligible. Each driver has a list of eligible passengers. Additional riders are permitted only with approval from the Principal and the bus driver and ONLY IF there is seating available. Please do not assume your child will be able to ride the bus, particularly if this request is made for the same day.

4. School Advisory Council meeting – Monday, September 23rd – 6:30-8:00 p.m. in our learning commons

5. Parents/Guardians please complete the start-up packages available on SCHOOL CASH ONLINE and the student verification forms

6. Terry Fox school run – September 26th

7. Opening Mass – September 27th @ 10:00 a.m. 


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September 26th – Terry Fox School Run

Holy Rosary School will be participating in this year’s Terry Fox School Run for cancer research. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes.

We hope you will join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to our Terry Fox School Run fundraising page at:

Thank you!

The future of cancer research has never looked brighter!

#terryfoxliveshere @theterryfoxfoundation #terryfoxschoolruns

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Twilight Retreat Opportunity for Parents/Guardians

WCDSB “Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat Opportunity for Parents/Guardians

Our Board’s theme for this year is: Called to Belong!  The experience will be facilitated by Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R., the Spiritual Animator for the Board.  Come and discover more about the spiritual journey upon which our staff and students have embarked.  All are welcome to come and learn and pray around the awesome mystery of God’s universal love!

You may join us at the location that is most convenient to you.  All retreats begin at 7:00 p.m. and are 2 hours in length. Please sign up at this link:

“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat”. Light Refreshments will be served.

Cambridge – Wednesday September 25th –  St. Mary of the Visitation Parish (16 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON)

Waterloo –  Thursday September 26th – St. Michael Parish (80 University Ave W, Waterloo)

Kitchener – Wednesday October 9th – St. Anthony Daniel Parish (29 Midland Dr, Kitchener, ON)



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What Do Volunteers Do?

The Letters, Sounds and Words program is a fun and engaging way for community members to be involved in helping young children learn to read. The program was designed specifically to engage volunteers with little to no previous experience working with children. The required training, prescriptive program manuals, and enjoyable activities make it easy for anyone volunteer.

Volunteer’s work one-on-one with a child aged 5-7 in a local school, playing carefully designed games and activities that boost literacy skills. The games are organized in 4 strands: Letters, Sounds, Words, and Building Words, and children are enrolled in 2-3 strands at a time. It is often the case that a child will see multiple volunteers each week, depending on their volunteer’s availability. Examples of games include: board games, books, matching games, movement games, and even versions of games that are similar to other popular games like bingo and twister. Not only do volunteers help young children learn to read, they help build their confidence.

Training sessions:closest schools to HORO:


9/25/2019 -9:30-11:30 – Westmount Public School – Kitchener

9/26/2019 – 9:30-11:30 – Edna Staebler Public School – Waterloo


10/29/2019 – 1:00-3:00 – A.R. Kaufman Public School – Kitchener

9/23/2019 – 4:00-6:00 – Cedarbrae Public School – Waterloo


10/02/2019 – 7:00-9:00 – Forest Glen Public School – New Hamburg


For additional training sites click on the link below:


If you are interested in being a STRONG START volunteer, contact:

Lori Tait – Principal

Jan Dyck – Strong Start Coordinator –


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Week of September 9 – 13, 2019

Monday  -all students in Kindergarten attend school

Tuesday – regular day

Wednesday – regular day

Thursday – open house & pizza – 5:30-7:00 p.m. *order pizza online until Wednesday!

Friday the 13th …


-please complete and return all start-up forms and the student verification form

-if you are interested in volunteering, contact the office or Ms. Tait @

-School Advisory Council – 1st meeting is set for Monday, September 23rd @ 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons


WE NEED HELP with our LUNCH PROGRAM! This is a paid position – one hour per day, 5 days per week

What does this involve?

10:45-11:45 daily – be at the school to receive the food from the delivery companies; organize and distribute lunches to classroom helpers; troubleshoot orders; refrigerate and/or store surplus items

If you are interested, call the office @ 519 747-9005 or email Ms. Tait –

This program normally begins the 3rd week of September.

More information at:

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