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Holy Family Catholic School
21 Mullen Drive
Thornhill, ON L4J 2T6
(905) 882-4844
Trustee Message
Principal’s Message
With the arrival of Spring, we look forward to warmer
weather and longer days after such a cold winter. We
trust that you enjoyed the March break with your
families and friends, and feel renewed and prepared
for our final academic term.
On Ash Wednesday, we celebrated as a school
community and over the past few weeks have been
preparing ourselves for the Resurrection of our Lord.
We celebrated a Lenten school mass on Monday,
March 30. During Holy Week we invite parents to
attend a performance of the passion play on April 2 at
1:15 pm by the grade 8 class.
On Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm the Catholic
School Council will be holding a “Mission Nutrition”
Evening in the gym. Parents and students are all
invited to learn more about preparing healthy and
nutritious snacks and meals for the whole family.
In the two weeks leading up to this special event Mrs.
Bristow, a nutritionist and CSC member, will be visiting
classrooms to engage with students and teachers as
she introduces different fruits and vegetables that can
be healthy additions to our lifestyle. Our physical
education and classroom teachers also integrate
healthy living as part of the curriculum to our students.
A flyer will be coming home soon—stay tuned!
We have begun the planning for our Annual School
Barbeque, to take place on June 12. There will be a
committee meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:15 pm
in the Library. Please continue to visit our school
website for the latest information and events calendar!
Y o u r s i n C a th o l i c E d u c a ti o n ,
H e n r y D i l l o n- L e i tc h
P r i n c i p al
I am sure that you are as thrilled as I am to be
entering this wonderful season of rebirth and
renewal. Not only can we now enjoy some
warmer weather, but we can all look forward
to Easter and sharing in the celebration of all
that Jesus brings to our lives.
As you continue to prepare for Easter, be
steadfast in your walk and carry the cross
with Christ as you journey through Passion
Week and come to your own spiritual
resurrection and new beginning. I wish the
Concord, Thornhill and Maple Community a
Blessed Easter. May the Risen Christ grant
you and your families a transformed strength
and peace on your journey towards Him.
To our students preparing to receive their
First Communion or
may God Bless you on your First Communion
Confirmation Day. May the
happiness of this celebration continue in your
journey of life with Christ.
I am pleased to facilitate a Transitioning
Workshop for parents of Special Needs
students on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at
7 pm at St. Elizabeth CHS. This workshop
will speak to transitioning from
school to Secondary school (Grade 8 to
Grade 9).
Representatives from several
organizations represented on SEAC will be in
attendance to offer helpful advice. All parents
and caregivers are welcome to attend. At its
Regular Meeting of the Board, held on
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the Board of
Trustees approved the Long Term
Accommodation Plan, which includes
accommodation proposals for the Board for
the next five years. One of the challenges the
Board faces is a surplus in capacity.
As a result, the Plan includes a number of
Accommodation Reviews, including one for
the Concord/Thornhill area which will begin in
the Fall 2015. There will be full public
consultations, and information will be shared
with you in a timely manner.
Vaughan in
Motion is holding its annual Walk to Cure
Cancer inside Vaughan Mills Shopping
on Sunday, April 26th, 2015. Schools are
being asked to support fundraising efforts,
with prizes for the school that raise the most
Trustee Message
I am so grateful for the generosity that our school
communities demonstrate all year, and I know we will
help to make this the best Walk to Cure Cancer yet!
Visit for more information
on this worthy event.
As always, you may reach me at 416-565-7087 or at
[email protected] Feel free to visit my board
website at:
A Lenten Prayer
Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given the human race
Jesus Christ our Saviour as a model of humility.
He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
And giving His life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to You
By following His example of suffering
And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.
Mrs. N. Di Nardo
(416) 221-5050
Mrs. C. Massaro
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Fr. Mario Salvadori
(905) 660-1253
St. Paschal Baylon Church
Fr. Vincenzo Rosato
(905) 889-9021
Please note: A hard copy of the Monthly Newsletter
will be provided for all families for the months of
September and June.
The intervening newsletters will be emailed or can be
accessed at our Holy Family website
Please inform the office if you do not have access to
a computer and a hard copy will be provided.
Grade 8 News
Grad Fundraising
The grad committee is thankful for your support through
the popcorn effort. The popcorn sales have been a
success! We thank Mrs. Massaro and the grade 8 grad
committee for their efforts.
Grad Trip
The grade 8’s will be at the
Arts and Athletic Camp from
May 11 – 15. We are looking
forward to a wonderful trip!
Catholic News Easter weekend
We celebrate Easter on Sunday, April
5th. There is no school on Good
Friday, April 3rd or Easter Monday, April 6th, 2015.
Catholic School Council
The next Catholic School Council meeting will be on
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:15 pm i n t h e l i b r a r y .
Parents are
we l c o m e
Junior Basketball
Our Junior Boys Basketball Team is
preparing to begin practises and their
Area tournament will take place at Blessed Scalabrini on
April 27. The Girl’s team will compete on April 28
at Holy Family.
Thank you to Mrs. Kure and Mrs. Ferrigni for their work
with these teams.
Catholic School Council ”Mission Nutrition” Information
Night - Healthy Snack Preparation - April 15 @ 7:00 pm in
the gym. Bring the whole family to try new foods, learn
new recipes, try hands on “Make and Take” activities, and
much more!
Go Mustangs Go!!
Holy Family Basketball Teams
T he boys intermediate basketball team has had a great
season this year.
They attended three invitational
tournaments and competed with great spirit and
sportsmanship. We are proud of their hard work and
dedication to the team throughout the season and should
be commended for their outstanding effort on the court.
Congratulations goes out to: Jermaine Go, Michael. C,
Nevin, Jermain T, Leonard, Lucas R, Andre, Micheal W,
Justin Q, and Dominic D.
Oral Communications
Students in grades 4-8 will be involved in preparing
speeches for the Oral Communications Competition.
This is always a fun and challenging activity and the
finished products are rewarding and impressive. Each
student will present their speech to their class who will
help to determine who represents the class in the school
contest on April 7th. Junior and Intermediate students
The Intermediate Girls’ Basketball Team completed a
final season, improving their skills and working on
their team play.
Congratulations to: Britney A.,
Amanda B., Janelle G., Jane Dell I., Meryem L.,
Adnrea M., Nadia T., Aliah R., Nathalie Z.
will be chosen to go on to the Area Competition which
will be held at All Saints CES on April 14th.
Thank you to Mr. DiGiacomo for organizing
this event.
The Catholic virtue for March is Perseverance
Are you moving or leaving
our school?
! Vir t u e A w ards
 I will stick to my goals.
 I will always believe in myself and have faith in what I
can accomplish.
 I will prepare for Easter by acts of goodness and
Congratulations to the following students who were the
recipients of the Virtue Award for the month of March
for demonstrating “Perseverance”.
- Michael A., Zoe A., Matthew B.
- Cristian C., Andrei K., Anna M.
Grade 1
Maxym D., Caleb M.
Grade 2
Elisha M., Angela N.
Grade 3
- Jian G., A’Janaie M.
Grade 4
- Valeriya B., Julian C., Aston M.
Grade 5/6
- Tristan K., Noah R.
Grade 7
- Liezel C., Gianluca M., Pierre W.
Grade 8
- Cassandra D., Meagan L., Michael W.
Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016
If your child/ren are eligible for our Kindergarten programs, kindly note that Registrations are taking place.
JK children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2015
(born in 2011).
SK children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2015
(born in 2010).
Registration Requirements
Original Roman Catholic Baptism Certificate (child or parent)
Proof of Age
Proof of Legal Status in Canada
Proof of Residency
Proof of Separate School Support i.e. property tax bill or you can
complete a school support form (obtain from school office or website. You must complete separate school support
form whenever you move residence
We are also interested in knowing of any family who
will be moving out of the area and attending a
different school in the Fall. Please contact the office
as soon as possible if your family is moving between
now and September. Having accurate numbers in
advance assists with our planning process and with
class placements for September.
Earth Day
Earth Day took place on Saturday
M a r c h 2 8 , 2 0 1 5 . T o a c k n o w l e d g e th i s d a y w e
celebrated Earth Hour at our school on Friday
March 27, 2015 from 1:30-2:30 pm. Lights and
computers were turned off along with other
electrical devices. We noted a large reduction
in electricity and hope to implement plans to
turn off unused electrical components whenever
We hope that the snow season will
as our plans are to once again do
up on April 17 from 1:15—2:15
assembly after recess at 2:30-3:20
have passed
a yard clean
pm and an
Thank you from
The Eco-Team
Great News!
Prodigy Math has over 300 curriculum-aligned
math skills for your children to master.
Congratulations to Ms. Di Mondo’s Grade 1
class - they have answered over 10,000 Math
questions! This makes the class one of the
most active in all of Ontario. Keep up the
Great Work! Crossing Guard
There will be either a crossing guard or police assistance
to cross at the intersection of Conley Street and New
Westminister Drive due to the construction work being
undertaken by the City of Vaughan. Please see the flyer
attached at the end of this newsletter from the City that
outlines the work contemplated and the timeline.
Join us for an evening of fun and food with your family.
You and your family will:
Try new foods
Learn simple recipes you can use at home
"Make and Take" – hands on food experience
Spend time together preparing healthy snacks
Enjoy food demos
Gather nutrition information and resources
Chance to win a prize
Fruit Kebobs
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This is a FREE event hosted by Parent Council.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 7 – 8:30 pm, Holy Family CES.
Par g urt f ai
ts All ages are welcome so bring your entire family.
If you will be attending April 15th, please give this portion of the form to your child's
teacher by Monday, April 13.
Family Name _______________________________
How many people will be attending? _____________
Samahan Nyo Kami sa gabi ng kasayahan at pagkain kasama
ang buong pamilya
Ikaw at ang inyong pamilya ay:
Prutas 
Sumubok ng mga bagong pagkain
Matututo ng simpleng paraan ng paglikha ng pakaing pwedeng
gawin sa bahay
"Gawa at Kuha" – Ang kagalakan sa karanasang pag gawa ng
pagkaing madaling kainin
Sama sama tayo sa paghahanda ng malusog na merienda
Masisiyahan sa panonood ng preparasyon ng pagkain
Makakuha ng masustansyang impormasyon tungkol sa pagkain
Pwedeng manalo ng papremyo
ay a
Saw t sa W
an Ito ay lsang LIBRENG kaganapan hatid sa inyo ng magulang konseho.
Miyerkules, Abril 15, 2015 from 7 – 8:30 pm, Holy Family CES.
Lahat ay inaanyayahan kaya isama ang buong pamilya.
aany na
Kung dadalo kayo sa Abril 15th, paki bigay itong bahagi ng papel sa guro ng inyong anak
sa Abril 13 (Miyerkules).
Apelyido ___________________________
Bilang ng taong dadalo: _____________
t ait