Lent Outreach Project

posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:16 AM by Tania Gonsalves

This year Holy Family outreach charity for Lent is ‘Change for change’.

Throughout the Lenten season, students and staff are encouraged to collect and save their loose coins and donate them to “Change for Change”.

The collected money, ALL OF IT, is used to help CHANGE the educational lives of school age children - a concept to which each stakeholder can readily identify.  Some items that our collections will purchase will include school supplies, books and nutritious lunches for students in Guatemala.

Every child received a hand crafted bracelet made by the Guatemala community as a thank you in advance for opening their hearts to this charity.

Perhaps your child can do some chores around the house to make some extra change that they can then give in the spirit of almsgiving during Lent

URGENT - Gr. 5/6 French performance for tomorrow postponed

posted Feb 6, 2018, 9:26 AM by Tania Gonsalves

Our Grade 5/6 performance scheduled for tomorrowWednesday February 7 at 2:00 pm is postponed until next week on Tuesday February 13 at 12:45 pm as many of our students are away due to illness. We wish all of our sick friends a speedy recovery!

Mme "B"

Lockdown Practice occured today

posted Jan 31, 2018, 10:43 AM by Tania Gonsalves

Today, as part of our safety initiatives, Holy Family practised the Lockdown procedure.  Congratulations to the students and staff who responded quickly and efficiently!

Boot Camp II for School Council Members and Parents

posted Jan 29, 2018, 5:47 AM by Tania Gonsalves

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  
Guest speaker, Jacqui Strachan from People for Education. With over 20 years experience working on and with school councils, Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Plan to attend in person or listen in from home via the webinar.

St. Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 PM


posted Jan 25, 2018, 11:34 AM by Jill Hnatyshyn

Effective immediately, Holy Family will be moving to Cash online which will offer the convenience of online payments to parents.  For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. We are asking parents, who have not yet registered, to please take 5 minutes to register, by following the steps below. Once you are registered online, you will begin receiving emails about upcoming events and will be able to pay for all items such as pizza, milk, field trips, agendas etc online.

This link provides a one minute video clip that will give a brief overview of the registration and online shopping experience.


To Register for Cash Online :

Step 1: Go to the link https://ocsb.schoolcashonline  OR access the Cash online link via the school Holy Family website http://hfa.ocsb.ca/ .  The Cash online link is located at the top of the main school webpage.  

Step 2: Register by selecting the “Get Started Now” and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, please select the ‘click here’ option, login in and add each of your children to your household account.

Please note that all OCSB schools use Cash Online as a Convenient, Safe and Secure method of payment.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions during the registration process or while shopping online, please contact the friendly Parent Help Desk by calling 1-866- 961-1803 or by emailing parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com

We have also attached a very detailed instruction sheet on how to register and will also be sending a hard copy home, with instructions on how to register, with your child in the New Year.

Thank you for your advanced support as we move to a widespread use of Cash online!

Register for cash online- pizza orders accepted online only

posted Jan 20, 2018, 9:34 AM by Tania Gonsalves

If you would like to order pizza for your child you must register for cash online- the link can be found on our website.

Once registered view items for dates.  Deadline for this round is January 26

If you do not order pizza, please still register for cash online as future items will also require online payment.

Public Health Notice - Immunizations - Possible suspension of your child

posted Jan 17, 2018, 10:48 AM by Tania Gonsalves

The following is a notice from Ottawa Public Health:

Please note that Holy Family does not maintain any student immunization records. All inquiries and updates must be made directly with Ottawa Public Health.

Some parents/guardians will have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their child’s immunization records are incomplete. If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on February 7th, and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted. 

Please note that Holy Family does NOT maintain immunization records. If you have any questions, please contact Ottawa Public Health directly at 613-580-6744. 

Dental Screening

posted Jan 15, 2018, 7:49 AM by Jill Hnatyshyn

A reminder that a Dental Hygienist from Ottawa Public Health will be performing dental screening January 17 & 18 for grades:  JK,SK & 2

Important message from School Council

posted Jan 12, 2018, 6:23 AM by Jill Hnatyshyn   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 6:24 AM ]

Please see important message from School Council

Today's Liturgy Rescheduled

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:31 AM by Jill Hnatyshyn   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 7:34 AM ]

As per OCSB policy, all outreach functions are cancelled when school buses are cancelled.  The New Year Liturgy originally scheduled for today will take place on Monday, January 15th at 10:00 am.

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