Dear Holy Name Families,

What a festive night it was last night! Thank you to everyone who attended our Tree Lighting and Advent Prayer Service. We are thankful to our Student Council and Student Choir for leading the prayer service and songs. It was great to see so many families there last night.

Alongside the Tree Lighting and Prayer Service, Home & School had a very successful Holiday Marketplace. This night has become a great tradition and a wonderful evening for our school and wider community. Also, Santa's Workshop was a great success. Thank you to Home & School for bringing this tradition back to Holy Name.

Many of our second graders will be receiving their First Reconciliation on Saturday. We will keep them in our prayers. Good luck to our basketball teams as they compete in their first games this weekend.

Have a great weekend.

Best regards,

Mr. Chisholm

Announcements and Reminders

  • During Advent students in grades 3 to 6 have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confession. Students in grades 5 and 6 will receive the sacrament on Monday.
  • The ordering window for January lunches will close on Monday.
  • We will be testing our IRIS notification system next week. This is our emergency notification system that is also used to announce school closures during the winter. A test message will be sent on Tuesday.
  • Please complete the re-enrollment packet for the 2024-25 school year. Re-enrollment packets are available in the FACTS Parent Portal. Click here for more information.

Christmas Nativity and Show

Holy Name's Christmas Nativity and Show will be on Tuesday, December 19th from 9 am to 11 am in Parish Hall. Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend. All grades perform in the show. The experienced band groups open our show with a short concert. Kindergarten acts out the Nativity followed by a performance by each grade.

Christmas Show Order:

  • Band Concert
  • Nativity (Kindergarten)
  • Grade 6
  • K1
  • Nursery
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 2
  • Grades 1 and 5
  • Grade 4

Eagle Recipients

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with Eagles this week:

  • Ryan C., K1-4 (Responsibility)
  • Aedan A., 2-4 (Empathy)
  • Alex J., 3-5 (Responsibility)
  • Iyiola O., 3-5 (Empathy)
  • Dylan C., 4-7 (Respect)
  • Matthew A., Anthony C., Nolan D., and Tommy F., 4-7 (Cooperation)

Home and School Update

Holiday Marketplace & Santa’s Workshop Thank You!

This has been a busy week with Santa’s Workshop and the Holiday Marketplace and we wanted to extend a very grateful thank you to the Holy Name community for all of your support in making both of these events so successful.   Thank you so much for all that you do for the school! 

Shop Local at Kids r Kids and help raise funds for Holy Name- December 1st through December 10th!

Holiday Prize Calendar Winners

Winners are being pulled every day this month and we have our first set of winners listed below:

Dec. 1: Shawn Butler

Dec. 2: Courtney Kenney

Dec. 3: Jana Galvin

Dec. 4: Nino Alvarez

Dec. 5: Maria Hall

Dec. 6: Josh Nadeau

Dec. 7: Jacqueline Murphy

Dec. 8: Stonis Family

Like us on facebook at Holy Name Parish School Fundraising to learn more about our work!

Holy Name in Pictures

From our youngest to our oldest students, what fun we had shopping for our families at Santa's Workshop!

Last night was full of joy and cheer as we lit up the nine Christmas trees decorated with the colors and ornaments of this holy season of Advent. Principal Chisholm led the Prayer Service with Student Council and the Youth Choir assisting. In Parish Hall there were amazing vendors, tasty home baked goods and fun games for the kids. With the siren blaring that 'right jolly old elf' arrived by fire engine to the delight of all attending!! Thank you to Home & School for organizing a great holiday event!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebratory Mass today with Father Nakkeeran officiating and Grade 5 assisting.

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