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Sacramental Preparation Registration Sept. 14 & 15

Dear Holy Name of Mary parents,

This is a reminder that registration for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation will take place after all Masses at Holy Name of Mary Parish this coming weekend (Sept. 14th & 15th).


September 3, 2019 PA Day

September 3 PA Day Agenda – Revised


September Newsletter

Dear Holy Name of Mary families,

Please see our September Newsletter for information on all that is new and exciting at Holy Name of Mary this month! We look forward to seeing you for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 4th!


Walking School Bus coming in September!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED to help with the Walking School Bus program for Holy Name of Mary Catholic School and R. Tait McKenzie Public School in Almonte! This position will run from September until December 2019, then will restart after March break until June 2020. Opportunities are available for 1-5 mornings a week for the journey to school.

What’s a Walking School Bus, you say? It’s a group of kids walking to school under the supervision of a trained adult leader. Like a regular school bus, the Walking School Bus follows a fixed and safe route with designated “bus stops” and “pick up times”. For more information on the Walking School Bus Program, please see the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit’s Active School Travel Page. You can register for the Walking School Bus any time this summer or after school has started.

Volunteers are offered the opportunity to be trained in emergency first aid and are provided an honorarium of $15.00/day

If you are looking for an experience to walk outdoors, and connect with local kids, then this is for you! Please e-mail your interest to WalkingSchoolBus_LGL@healthunit.


Sacramental Preparation 2019-2020

First Reconciliation and First Communion
Dear Parents and Guardians,   
Please click on the link below for information about Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion.  Baptized children, who will be in Grade 2 or above in September, are eligible to prepare for these sacraments. The linked PDF includes information about dates, materials, expectations and Faith Formation Sessions for 2019-2020.  If your child requires baptism please contact the parish office as soon as possible.  (Please disregard this message if you attended the parent information meeting at the church on June 19.)
 
Confirmation
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please click on the link below if your child will be in Grade 6, 7 or 8 and wants to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.  Young people who have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion are eligible to prepare for these sacraments.  The linked PDF includes information about dates, materials, expectations and Faith Formation Sessions for 2019-2020.  If your child requires Baptism and/or First Reconciliation & First Communion please contact the parish office as soon as possible.  (Please disregard this message if you attended the parent information meeting at the church on June 19.)

Regional Track Meet, June 5th

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Attached are the track & field event schedules for the Regional Track Meet at Notre Dame Catholic High School on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019:

2019 Field Schedule

2019 Track Schedule


School Bell Time Changes for September 2019

Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is changing school bus pickup and drop off schedules for fall 2019 for CDSBEO and UCDSB in the Northwestern region of the school districts, affecting mainly Lanark County, Smiths Falls, and some schools in Leeds County. The changes will create a consistent 8:00 a.m. start time for secondary schools, and start times for elementary schools between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Parents will have received a letter which went home with their child yesterday, as well, a parent survey to collect feedback on childcare requirements in light of these changes was included for families with children in grades JK to grade 6. Please ensure that these surveys are returned to the school before June 7, 2019. To learn more about specific changes to school bus service, visitwww.steo.ca/belltimechanges or call STEO at 1.855.441.1589.


All schools closed Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be closing all schools and administrative offices on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This decision was made in consultation with neighbouring and coterminous school boards, as well as Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO).

There will also be no evening activities including community use of schools. All secondary open house events scheduled for Wednesday evening will be rescheduled with updated dates posted at www.cdsbeo.on.ca.

We expect schools to reopen on Thursday, February 14, however, should this change, information will be posted on all CDSBEO media channels before 6 a.m. on Thursday.


February Newsletter

The February edition of our digital newsletter is now available!

February 2019 Newsletter


Kindergarten Registration Week – January 14-18, 2019!

Holy Name of Mary is now accepting new student registrations for September 2019! We invite parents to call the school
to make an appointment to visit during Kindergarten Registration Week, which begins Monday, January 1
4, or drop in during our Kindergarten Registration Open House, which takes place Thursday, January 17th at 4:00pm.

Please visit the CDSBEO website registration page at http://bit.ly/CDSBEOKindergarten for information on how to register your child. We look forward to welcoming your child to Kindergarten!


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