Holy Family Update

*New Holy Family Kick Off Barbeque– As we move closer to opening of our new school, our excitement for this great new facility and community grows. We will be hosting a come and go barbeque on June 5th (5-8pm) in Willowgrove Square. In the event of rain it will take place at St. Joseph High School. The Sasktel Mendel Art Caravan and Preston Early Learning will be providing activities for the children. The cost will be $3.00 per person, which includes a hotdog or hamburger, chips and a drink. Forms will be sent out. If you do not receive one, don’t worry and just show up at the bbq. A prize table and 50/50s will be available. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate, meet the staff and fundraise for our playground! A huge thank you to those parents who attended our recent meetings to brainstorm a variety of exciting family event to celebrate!
*New Please Note – Registrations- If you haven’t done so already, we ask that you complete a formal registration as soon as possible for Holy Family. This is necessary whenever students change schools and enables us to determine staffing. Please note that even if you completed the Preliminary Registration Form a couple months ago, a formal one now needs to be completed. Registration forms are available on our Holy Family website or at one of our 3 feeder schools (St. Volodymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa). They can be returned to those locations or can be emailed to ctenaski@gscs.sk.ca.
Please note: a copy of a birth certificate or baptismal certificate

Holy Family School Playground

See Date & Time correction below

Did you know?

Holy Family has begun to plan for a new creative playground!  Although we have established a small group of enthusiastic individuals, we could use your support and involvement. This endeavor requires a great amount of work (fundraising, decision making, etc.) but we know that many hands make light work. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 8th (7:30pm in St. Volodymyr library). Everyone is welcome! Come join this enthusiastic group to create an awesome playground for our children!  We also have a new playground website thanks to Chad Johnson?

Check it out! The address is: http://www.holyfamilyplayground.ca.

We have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/HolyFamilyPlayground as well!

Holy Family School Update

The construction is well underway.  Dry walling and painting is being done and it is exciting to see the colored glass being installed!  While the building continues to take shape, please note the following,

Student Engagement: Students (Gr. 6 and7) from St. Voldymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa had a chance to be engaged in the decision making for our new school. They had some great ideas and we are committed to continue to involve the students in the planning!

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) – Please refer to our Holy Family website for a recent document including FAQs. The website is www.gscs.sk.ca/our_schools/HolyFamily.

Holy Family Kick Off – As we move closer to opening of our new school, our excitement for this great new facility and community grows. A huge thank you to those parents who attended our recent meeting to  brainstorm a variety of exciting family event to celebrate! Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm (St. Volodymyr library). We would like to involve more parents in this planning, so please accept this as a warm invitation to attend. Many hands do indeed make light work and the more the merrier!

Registrations – We are now accepting formal registrations for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Please note that even if you completed the Preliminary Registration Form a couple months ago, a formal one now needs to be completed. Registration forms are available on our Holy Family website or at one of our 3 feeder schools (St. Volodymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa). They can be returned to those locations or can be emailed to ctenaski@gscs.sk.ca.

Please note: a copy of a birth certificate or baptismal certificate is required for Kindergarten students.  Also if children are non-Catholic, a Student Declaration of Intention form must be completed. These forms can be found on our website.

Preschool – The Parent Selection Committee has selected Preston Early Learning for our preschool provider.  Please contact Lisa (306-290-9095 or admin.pad@sasktel.net )

Creative Playground – Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 10th (7pm in St. Volodymyr library).  Everyone is welcome!  Come join this enthusiastic group to create an awesome playground for our children!

Before and After School Program – A Parent Advisory Group has selected Preston Early Learning for our Before and After School Program.  Further information regarding registration will be shared.

Holy Family School Update

Student Engagement Meeting: Students (Gr. 6 and7) from St. Voldymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa will have a chance to be engaged in the decision making for our new school. Meetings have been scheduled at each school and will be held during lunch.  We are excited to involve the students in the planning!

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) – Please refer to our Holy Family website for a recent document including FAQs. The website is www.gscs.sk.ca/our_schools/HolyFamily.

Holy Family Kick Off – As we move closer to opening of our new school, our excitement for this great new facility and community grows. We would like to plan an exciting family event to celebrate!  If you would like to help plan for this celebration, please join us on Wednesday, April 2nd 7pm St. Volodymyr library.

Registrations – We are now accepting formal registrations for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Registration forms are available on our Holy Family website or at one of our 3 feeder schools (St. Volodymyr, Fr. Robinson and Mother Teresa). They can be returned to those locations or can be emailed to ctenaski@gscs.sk.ca.

Please note: a copy of a birth certificate or baptismal certificate is required for Kindergarten students.  Also if children are non-Catholic, a Student Declaration of Intention form must be completed. These forms can be found on our website.

Preschool The Parent Selection Committee has selected Preston Early Learning for our preschool provider.  Please contact Lisa (306-290-9095 or admin.pad@sasktel.net)

Creative Playground -Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 10th (7pm in St. Volodymyr library).  Everyone is welcome!  Come join this enthusiastic group to create an awesome playground for our children!

Before and After School Program -A Parent Advisory Group has selected Preston Early Learning for our Before and After School Program.  Further information regarding registration will be shared soon.

Willowgrove & Holy Family School Traffic Information

(From the Principals & City Traffic Engineer)

  1. The school zone will include the intersections of Stensrud Rd and Willowgrove Cres, Stensrud Rd to just south of Willowgrove Square Willowgrove Blvd and Maquire Cres.
  2. There will be bus loading zones along Stensrud Rd in front of the schools.
  3. There will be no parking signs around all exits and entrances to the school drop off areas and parking lots.
  4. No stopping signs will be posted around the crosswalk at Stensrud and Willowgrove Blvd.
  5. There are no plans at this time or in the near future for raised speed bumps on Stensrud or Willowgrove Blvd. These roadways are emergency routes for Fire/Police/Ambulance vehicles and therefore speed bumps are not permitted.
  6. A pedestrian actuated crossing light will be installed at the intersection of Stensrud and Willowgrove Boulevard.
  7. 5 min parking signs will be posted along school property on Willowgrove Blvd, the majority of Willowgrove Blvd will be unrestricted parking.
  8. No parking restrictions are allowed on the East side of Stensrud.
  9. Changes to signage are possible once schools are operational if needed. All signage will be installed prior to September but after June, so as to be ready for the new school year. Signage will be placed regardless of school opening in September to allow time for drivers to adjust. Principals to contact City Police to arrange for the possibility of a speed trailer after school zone signage has been posted.

Additional signage or crossing lights can be installed at the Willowgrove Boulevard/Maguire intersection. More information is needed to determine which path is the most common route for crossing Willowgrove Boulevard.

Please contact Shane Armstrong (Principal, Willowgrove School), Connie Tenaski (Principal, Holy Family School) or Shirley Ann Matt (Traffic Management Engineer) 975-3145 for clarification or further information.

Holy Family School Important Update

We are working with our contractor to get Holy Family School completed as quickly as possible so that students can begin school in September 2014. However, this is a tight timeline.

Because we know that there can be unforeseen events in construction – such as poor weather – it is prudent to develop a contingency plan in case the school is not ready.

We will work with the Holy Family School community to put these plans in place. We will discuss the options with you – with the main focus on doing what is in the best interests of the students, your kids. We believe it will be important to keep the school community together and will explore options that allow us to do that.

It is always exciting to be building a new school and though there may be hurdles to overcome as Holy Family is completed, we are committed to working with you through this process until our wonderful new school is built and ready for students.