Thank You Veterans

Tomorrow we celebrate our Veterans who have served faithfully for our country. We hope you will join us for Mass at 9:30 am. A small reception will follow mass for our Veterans. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice.

Reading is so very important to all of us. We place reading and books at the centre of the curriculum here at HFCS, as children who enjoy reading achieve highly across the curriculum. Developing a love for reading is one of the most effective ways we can create a love for learning and raise attainment.

We aim for all children to enjoy reading for pleasure. Promoting a love for reading sets children up as readers for life, with all the accompanying benefits that follow. Being able to read well is a key life skill for children, whatever their background and every child deserves the chance to become a reader and have a lifetime of enjoyment.

We believe that reading is a passport to the world. The benefits of reading go beyond the opportunities offered by being well-read with a good command of english. Reading opens children up to ideas, experiences, places and times they might never otherwise experience in real life. Reading for pleasure helps us to enhance opportunities to learn about a multitude of things that may not be covered by a school curriculum. This week our Fall Book Fair opened on Monday. I hope you take a moment to stroll through the selections sometime this week and find some books you may enjoy as a family.

Just a head’s up, next week, November 16th, we will have Mass on Tuesday instead of Wednesday, November 17th. We have the opportunity to take our 4th through 8th graders to the CYT production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” and Fr. John kindly suggested that we move Mass to Tuesday, to afford the students the opportunity to see the production. We hope you will join us for Mass on Tuesday next week.

Have an amazing week, stay safe, healthy, and happy.

Pax et Bonum,

Sue Styren