Thank you to everyone who came out to help clean up today! It was great to see all the kids learning how to take care of their neighbourhood. Special thanks to Zach Jeffries and Connie Tenaski for representing the city and schools in our community, and to Leah Kosh for initiating the clean up. We collected 18 big green garbage bags of loose trash from the parks. Happy Earth Day!
Come see us anytime from 10-2pm in Willowgrove Square today, April 22. We have clean up supplies and snacks. Zach Jeffries (City councillor) and Connie Tenaski (Holy Family School principal) will be there too. Help us make the park safe for everyone to play in!
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Youth & Children
BABYSITTING COURSE: This is an 8-hour course, with a qualified instructor, that is certified by St. John’s Ambulance. Participants must be at least 10 years of age by the end of the course. Please bring a doll or teddy bear that is a suitable size for practicing diapering.
BEGINNER SPANISH: This is an introductory Spanish course. Participants will be required to purchase any necessary materials for the class.
BLAST BALL: A very simple concept utilizing the skills of softball in a fun, fast-paced activity for young player.
DANCERSIZE: The kids learn the basics of dance in a fun, relaxed environment.
DODGEBALL: Playing dodgeball. Supervised by parents on a rotating schedule.
DRAWING/CATOONING 101/ANIME: Learn the basics of drawing, cartooning and drawing anime. Some parent assistance with supervision may be required.
FLOOR HOCKEY: Playing floor hockey.
HIP HOP: Learn the newest hip hop moves.
JAZZ: Have fun and learn a few jazz dance moves.
KIDS CAN COOK: Boys and girls can learn how to cook. May be asked to bring containers to class to take food home. One adult to sign up for each class to help out. Sign-up sheet at registration night to indicate parent helper date and rate the registrant’s level of experience. Please inform instructor of any food allergies and if you are interested in learning to make a particular recipe/dish.
KINDERSIZE PARENT & TOT: Activities to suit the active lifestyle of a 2 or 3 year old. With your child, experience fun through music, games, and run and tumble activities. An adult must accompany the child.
KINDERSIZE II: Designed for 3 to 5 year olds, this program will offer your child the opportunity to enjoy music, games, and run and tumble activities on their own.
LEARN TO SKATE: Learning how to skate. Open to all ages.
PARENT/CHILD YOGA: Introduces children (and their parents) to yoga, which can help calm minds and increase their strength and flexibility. Participants will need to bring their own yoga mat.
SPORTS ABC’s: An interactive class that introduces children to sports and basic games.
TAE KWON DO PRESCHOOL: An introduction to tae kwon do for preschoolers. Participants can take part on either or both Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Registration fee for one evening per week is $50.00. Registration fee for two evenings per week is $100.00.
ZUMBA: A fresh, fun workout that takes Latin and dance rhythms and fuses them into an exercise routine to tone up your body and make you feel great!
AEROBICS: Step to the beat of a fitter drummer. A one hour cardiovascular workout with your choice of high or low impact. One or two days /week. A great place to get together with friends and let off a little stress, get fit and have fun!
BEGINNER YOGA (Karen, Yuby or Wendy): Are you new to Yoga and want to work at your own pace? This introduction to yoga will teach you to calm your mind as you increase your strength and flexibility. This class will focus on the basic poses, breathing, stretching, flexibility and relaxation in a nonjudgmental and safe environment. You will need to bring your own yoga mat and any other props that you would like to use during the class.
BOOT CAMP (Shelley): An intermediate level class with minimal equipment that incorporates interval training, bodyweight exercises, plyometrics and schoolyard games to improve strength, endurance and power. Modifications provided for beginner or advanced participants, so really, ANYONE can do this class.
CARDIO YOGA (Kveta): This is a flow-style yoga class, with a fitness-based approach. Using Vinyasa (the connection of breath and movement), this program increases heart rate while strengthening and stretching muscles. Options will be given for all levels of students – both beginners and experienced students are welcome. Participants need to provide their own yoga mat.
CORE BODY (Brette): Offered to anyone interested in strengthening their midsection. Can be modified to suit ability, strength and body type. Watch hands, wrists, arms and legs get stronger as we focus on stability, balance, twisting, side bending, abdominal work and back strengthening. Instructor will offer different levels of difficulty. Please bring you own yoga mat.
COUPLES INTRO TO BALLROOM DANCE: Couples 18+. This class is an introduction to ballroom dancing. The basic steps for fox trot, waltz, and jive and cha-cha may be covered. Street attire and comfortable non scuffing shoes.
FITNESS FUN FOR 50+ (Randi): The class will focus on both muscular endurance, and cardiovascular fitness in a comfortable social setting. Optional: exercise/resistance bands and yoga mat.
FLOW YOGA: (Brette): Beginner friendly. Bring a yoga mat and a smile! No experience necessary. Poses will progress as the session does.
GENTLE YOGA (Yuby): Finally, a class for those who are terrified, achy or who have difficulty moving in a regular exercise class. This introduction to yoga is done with a chair. All classes focus on breathing, strengthening and flexibility using Vinyasa techniques with a gentle knowledgeable instructor.
HULA HOOP PLAY (Katelynn): Hula-hooping is not just for kids anymore. This style called ‘Hooping’ is the latest fitness and dance craze, burning up to 600 calories per hour, toning core muscles, and improving posture, balance and stability. In this introductory class, students will be provided with handcrafted hoops from Solstice Hoop Play that are specifically designed for adult beginners. Hoop Play begins with foundational core hooping exercises and progresses into impressive dance moves and tricks. Class content will be adapted to suit all fitness levels, including those who have never been able to keep the hoop up. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle.
KETTLE BELL/BODYWEIGHT FUSION (Shelley): Improve your strength, power and conditioning with minimal equipment! A mixture of kettle bell skill-building and high intensity circuit training that will challenge all fitness levels. Participants will be required to purchase their own kettle bell (approx $40-$50, depending on size). Instructor will provide assistance with purchase.
KICKBOXING(Alicia): This is a fat burning, tension releasing, combination boxing and martial arts workout! Channel your energy and frustration and learn new valuable skills. A great way to burn 600 calories/class and have fun. Become a Lean Mean Fighting Machine!
MEN’S FLOOR HOCKEY
PILOXING(Rose): Piloxing uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout. It blends the power and speed of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of pilates…adding to that some fun dance moves. A program guaranteed to whip you into shape using a class format that is both fun and challenging.
STOTT INTERMEDIATE PILATES (Laura): Continues to work on core strength while increasing intensity of exercises. Introduces more difficult exercises while still improving posture, realignment of the spine, and overall toning.
STOTT INTRO PILATES (Laura): Works on building core strength, improving posture, and realignment of the spine all while improving overall toning. A great class for all ages.
SPANISH CONVERSATIONAL: An interactive class designed for those who are interested in travel and language acquisition. Worksheets provided. A great way to work on your Español.
ZUMBA (Erin): A Latin inspired fitness class that takes Latin, African, Reggaton and popular dance moves and fuses them into a great workout. Zumba will help you tone up and feel grea tand you won’t even know you’re working out…it’s exercise in disguise. Ditch the workout, join the party!
Preschool Provider: Preston Early Learning
Before and After School Provider: Preston Early Learning
Lisa Leibel: firstname.lastname@example.org
WG Office in Forest Grove School: 306-683-7977
WG Office in Dr. J.G. Egnatoff: 306-683-7970
Preschool Provider: Preston Early Learning
Lisa Leibel: email@example.com
Before & After School Provider: Boys & Girls Club
Our Kindersoccer registration is officially closed. If you missed us this year, please keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page to be sure to catch the next season!
Games will run May 7th to June 25th and will be on Wednesdays from 6:15pm-7pm at Wallace Park. Bring snacks, water, bugspray, sunscreen, and runners. See you there! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A comittee of parents have started working towards improving the playground behind Willowgrove School. We met with the City of Saskatoon in March, and will continue to do so, as we partner to make the playground bigger and better for the community.
Our next meeting is Monday, April 28th at 7pm at the playground in Wallace park behind the new school. Park designer Barb Giocoli will attend from the City of Saskatoon. She designed the current playground in Wallace Park, and will have information about options for expanding the playground.
Parents on the committee have started researching design options with various manufacturers. Others are looking into grants that will be available. We will also be planning fundraisers and community engagement activities. Family and community members are invited to join the group. Please contact Shane Armstrong for more information, or attend the next meeting.
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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!
- Boys and Girls Club was selected to be the operator of the before and after school program. In the event that the school is not open in September, students will be able to use the program offered by the YMCA at Forest Grove and Egnatoff until we move into the new building. More details about registration will be shared in June.
- Three student planning meetings will take place before the Easter break. Silverspring – Friday, April 11th. Forest Grove – Tuesday, April 15th. Egnatoff – Wednesday, April 16th. Students currently in grades 3 – 7 who have registered for Willowgrove School or live in the area will be invited to bring their lunch to the LRC at noon. We will present some features of the school, and give students a chance to give input into things like extra-curricular activities, leadership roles they want to be part of, school routines and procedures etc. This is a completely optional meeting and students are not required to attend!
- We will be having our first School Community Council organizational meeting on Thursday, May 1st at 7pm in the LRC at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School. We will also discuss starting a “Willowgrove Home and School” at the meeting. Nomination forms for the SCC are available from the main office at Egnatoff, Silverspring, and Forest Grove as well as on the Willowgrove School web site.
Please be in touch with Principal Shane Armstrong if you have any questions or concerns.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.