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September/October Subway Order Form

Please see the attached form to order Subway for September/October:

SUBWAY Sept Oct 2017

Terry Fox Walk

As in past years, we will once again be participating in our school’s Annual Terry Fox Walk. Our walk will occur on Thursday, September 28th. Since we are running our event later in the month, and with Thanksgiving weekend just around the corner, we are asking for a donation of a Toonie and one food item per student. The funds will be donated to the Cancer Society and the food items will be donated to the Lanark County Food Bank. If families would also like to purchase a luminary in remembrance or in honour of someone affected by cancer these will be displayed outside our school on the day of our walk.

This year we would like to add a theme to our walk: Canada Proud. Each student is invited to wear their favourite Canadian symbols. This could be any piece of clothing with Canadian symbols on it. Two classes at a time will walk a mapped out route, handing off a poster to the next group, indicating their turn to participate. This allows a presence of support from our school over a longer time frame throughout the day, and mimics more of a “relay for life” format. We hope to a have a great day. Let’s all come out wearing our favourite hats, T-shirts, or Jerseys displaying Canadian symbols, and celebrate the beautiful country we are proud to be part of.

Breakfast Program

Our Breakfast Program will be up and running beginning next Monday, September 18th. Our breakfast menu varies, offering both a hot and cold breakfast on different days, and is open Monday to Thursday, 8:45-9:05 a.m., when the bell rings for the school day to begin.

Running the Breakfast Program is a great endeavor but it takes a lot of time and planning, and therefore, anyone who might be available to help us on any of those mornings would be greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to donate food items (cereal, juice, bread) to our Program is welcome to do so. We would greatly appreciate this.

Every student is welcome to join us at the Breakfast Program. Early risers who don’t feel like eating might want to join us when they arrive at school. Students arriving early for sports often join us before class. We encourage all students to take part. We all think better when our tummies are happy! If you have any questions about our program, are able to volunteer, or wish to contribute food donations, please feel free to contact either Mrs. Russell, or Madame Boissonneault.

Parent Involvement Committee Annual Summit

We invite you to attend the Catholic School Council Summit, which is being sponsored by the CDSBEO Parent Involvement Committee. This event will take place on September 28th, 2017 at St. Michael CHS in Kemptville. The goal of the Summit is to continue to involve parents in the education of their children.

The evening will begin with a barbeque which will be served between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., followed by a number of informative workshops. Each participant will have the opportunity to attend two workshops. The focus of the workshops will be around Technology, as well as various other topics of interest. Social time from 8:10 – 8:30 p.m. will help round out the evening.

Please contact Dan Lesser  ( or Pascale Michaud ( if you are interested in attending.

Together in Faith

Catholic schools have been part of Ontario communities for over 170 years and play a vital role in the province by producing graduates who are collaborative contributors to the common good of society.
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) provides the provincial voice for elected Catholic school trustees to promote and protect publicly funded Catholic education. The OCSTA has launched a new campaign to strengthen support of Catholic education in Ontario.
This new campaign, entitled Together in Faith, is designed to strengthen our community of support for Catholic education in Ontario.  When you sign up you will be provided with ongoing information about our Catholic system and will be counted among the many Ontarians who want to protect our incredible Catholic schools.
We’d like to invite you to sign up and join in strengthening our community of support for Catholic education in Ontario. You can sign up for this new initiative by visiting your school website where you will find a link to Together in Faith or
Thank you for continuing to choose Catholic education. We look forward to continuing this journey together. 

Renewing the Promise

Parents, we invite you to share your thoughts on contemporary issues in Catholic education. From the link below, click on “Join the Conversation”, and enter your email address and school board. You will be sent a link to answer three questions. We value your input!

Relay for Life May 26th at SJCHS

Our CDSBEO Catholic Education Coalition is planning regional events for all CDSBEO schools to celebrate Catholic education. The event for our Lanark Area region will be held at St. John Catholic High School in Perth on Friday, May 26th, 2017. The twelve schools that make up our regional Catholic Education Coalition will each attend with a school team of students and supervisors.

Grades 5 to 8 students from Holy Name of Mary Catholic School will be travelling by bus to St. John Catholic High School in Perth to participate in the school’s Relay For Life event for cancer research. We will be leaving the school at 9:10 a.m. and return to our school in time for regular bus dismissal. Please see the attached form for further details.

Relay for Life CEC Event Permission Form May 26 17

Move for Mental Health “Toonie” Dance Party

The Holy Name of Mary Social Justice Squad is hosting a “Toonie” Dance Party on Friday, April 21st. Students in Kindergarten and Grade One students will take part from 10:50 to 11:50 am. Grades 2-5 will dance from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, and Grades 6-8 will dance from 2:00 until 3:10.

Students are asked to donate a toonie for the entrance fee and we ask that they wear blue to the “Dance Party” as this is the colour for Defeat Depression. All of the money collected will be given to our Move for Mental Health, Defeat Depression Campaign.Thank you for your support!

The HNOM Social Justice Squad

Move for Mental Health Dance Party Fundraiser 2017

LEGO Batman Movie at Notre Dame April 20th

On Thursday, April 20th, Notre Dame Catholic High School is hosting a Family Fundraising Movie Night featuring LEGO Batman. All Holy Name of Mary families are invited. See details below!

Help Shape the Future of Catholic Education!

We are at a time in our province when we need to come together in conversation, gathering as a community to name and understand the challenges presented by an increasingly complex and secular society and to identify and build consensus around the opportunities that will shape our future.

Members of the community are invited to share their thoughts about contemporary issues in Catholic education. Your unique perspective will assist us in better understanding the challenges and opportunities for our Catholic schools and the students who attend them. Please take time to share your ideas and access the survey at:

All members of our community can access the site and share ideas until May 19. We encourage everyone to visit and share their ideas.

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