12-5-2018

Important Dates:

1st Trimester Ends
Fri, 12/7

Pre-K & Kinder.
New Student Open House
Tues, 12/11

Online Report Cards
Fri, 12/14


Pretzel Orders Due
Mon, 12/17

Milk & Hot Lunch
Orders Due

Mon, 12/17



HSA Notes:

HSA Newsletters

Five Below Fundraiser

Santa Secret Shop
Wed, 12/12

Disney on Ice
Wed, 12/26

December 5, 2018

Bursting Into December!

The Holy Family School Community has wasted no time “bursting “into December. We have already held several outstanding school supported events!

The 2nd annual Winter Ball was held on December 1st and the event was simply outstanding! This important fundraising effort recognized and highlighted the community contribution of 3 key school supporters.

The Holy Family Youth Service Award, will now, and going forward, be call the Collen Betzal Young Alumni Award. This Award will annually help us fondly remember Collen Betzal, who passed away suddenly in 1997. This year’s recipient was Nicholas William Denton.

The Holy Family Regional School Leadership Award was bestowed on Mr. Lou Robinson. Mr. Robinson has a long history of supporting Catholic Education and is the driving force behind the St. James Scholarship fund, which awards nearly $100,000 of annual support to young Catholic students.

The Holy Family Distinguished Alumni Award was received by Kathleen Sprows Cummings.  Dr. Cummings is a professor at Notre Dame University and a leading expert on the history of Catholic religious women. She graduated from our school halls in 1985.

Honoring our special guest, having fun and raising funds Holy Family were accomplished outcomes of this year’s event. Mark your calendars for December 7, 2019!!

A very special thanks to Mr. William DeFeo, who led this very fun and successful event. Mr. DeFeo is a tireless contributor to our school! Thanks Bill!

 

Christmas Show “A Spiritual Centering”!

The school wide Christmas Pageant held on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church was remarkable. The event featured the singing and drama collaboration of all students in grades K-8! The evening was beautifully preformed and the message of Advent and our joyous anticipation of Christ’s birth took center stage!

Thanks to all for coming and to all teachers and staff for making this such a lovely event!

 

Second Graders Moving Closer to Christ

The following 2nd grader received his First Holy Penance on Mon., Dec. 1st at St. Francis Parish:

M. Lyons

The following 2nd graders will receive their First Holy Penance on Thurs., Dec. 6th at St. Joseph Parish:

J. Adams                        M. Hines                           M. Inthavong                  O. Jones                H. Lopez                                M. McDermond        G. Needles                       C. Rosenthal                   B. Sandi                 S. Vivas                                    C. Zalota

We are proud of their religious preparation and the holy support they are receiving in class. Thanks to their teacher Mrs. Kelleher and Mrs. Maugeri, DRE and of course, thanks to all parents!

 

Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 to Experience an Advent Retreat

Thanks, in a large part, to our collaborative relationship with the Sisters of St. Francis and Neumann University, our students in grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 will be visiting the Franciscan Spirituality Center on December 13th for a morning Advent retreat.

The Retreat will be directed by Sr. Julia Keegan, and plans to provide our students with time to reflect, discuss and pray on “gratitude”. We hope, that this event during these busy holiday times, will help our students keep foremost in their minds the true meaning and value of the Christmas and Advent seasons.

Watch for more great collaboration with Holy Family and Neumann University!

 

Holy Family Students Sing at Blessing of the Crib!

The following students were featured singers at the Crib Blessing and Festival of Lights at Neumann University this past Sunday, Dec. 2nd!

P. Goff                           G. Goldberg                  J. Greer                  S. Hoffman                  H. Kwaszkewicz                          J. Montgomery      L. Pro                                 K. Connor             E. Glowacki                  K. Kulp                                                K. Stewart

The following students contributed to the evening in the Bell Choir:

A. Dever                        A. Liu                         B. Montgomery       C. Sacharok                 J. Suh  

Thank you to Ms. Rosiak and all of the students for your hard work and representing Holy Family in this beautiful tradition. Great Job!


Recess Reminders!

Parents please remember that, on most days, our students will be going outside for recess—students should bring coats, gloves and hats daily!


Clearances for Volunteers - An Important Reminder

In order to volunteer for school activities, both inside and outside of the classroom, State and Archdiocesan clearances must be completed, and copies turned into the School Business Office. 

It is especially important that new volunteers look at the Protecting God’s Children class schedule through virtusonline for info on dates, times and locations. 

All clearances must be submitted to the Business Office by 12/7/18 to be considered for any volunteer opportunities during the school year

More clearance information can be found on the Safe Environment Page of our website.


2019-2020 Financial Support Option 

Attention families, if you are interested in applying for financial tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year you must file a FACTS Application. 

Financial Aid opportunities are made available through scholarship programs such as BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools), The Bridge Education Foundation, as well as The Foundation for Catholic Education. 

Here is a direct link to the FACTS application form, utilized by BLOCS, (and other agencies) https://blocs.org/apply-scholarship/ for the 2019-2020 school year. 

For questions about the application process, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637 or the school office. 

BLOCS Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be processed by FACTS Grant and Aid and are being accepted through March 15, 2019. 

To complete your FACTS application, go to: online.factsmgt.com/aid


CYO and YOU!
To learn more, please contact Mike Flaherty at:  mflaherty20@verizon.net


Did you know that Holy Family collects box tops?  We are always looking to collect boxtops to help our school!  When you collect them, please make sure to look at the expiration date and cut carefully on the dotted lines.  


 Click here for the HSA Google Doc.

Past Newsletters 
11-7-2018
11-14-2018
11-28-2018



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