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Holy Family Catholic School Bulletin

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The mission of Holy Family Catholic School is to provide a quality education rooted in the Gospel message and teachings of the Catholic Church. Holy Family Catholic School educates early childhood, elementary, and middle school students in a safe and nurturing environment where they are encouraged to learn and succeed. 

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Today we begin the season of Lent. We will attend Mass this morning and Fr. Fritzner will distribute ashes. Please take some extra time each day for prayer and to get closer to God.

PROGRESS REPORTS

Each student in grades K – 8 will receive a Progress Report today. The report will be emailed home today. Once you receive your child’s Progress Report if you have any questions or concerns, you may log into the teacher’s zoom meeting from 2:00 – 3:15 pm today.  

TERRA NOVA TESTING

All students in grades 2 - 8 are required to take the Terra Nova Standardized test this year. We will divide the students into three groups to take the exams. We will also keep students on campus separate from those who have been working from home as required due to COVID-19 protocols and safety procedures. Each group of students will be testing for three days. The students who are on campus at this time will test on Monday, 2/22, Tuesday, 2/23, and Thursday, 2/25. Students in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 that are at home will come to the school on Friday, 2/26, Monday, 3/1, and Tuesday, 3/2. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will come to school on Wednesday, 3/3, Thursday, 3/4, and Monday, 3/8. You will receive a separate email tomorrow with specific times, dates, and instructions for your individual student.  Please make sure to check your email again tomorrow for more information.       

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES HAVE BEGUN

Please make sure your child is logging into Deacon Ramirez’s zoom class every Wednesday from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. Students are required to attend all classes to be prepared to receive First Communion in the spring. Attendance is taken during each class.

APPROVE YOUR STEP-UP CHECK

If your student is receiving the Step-Up for Students (FTC) scholarship, you should have received an email from Step-Up asking you to approve payment. Please log in to your account and approve the check. If you have already done this, thank you! If you have not, please do so NOW! Thank you! 

RECORDS RELEASE/REGISTRATION

This is normally the time we start planning for re-registration for the upcoming school year. Registration for next school year will begin soon. Please remember no one will be allowed to register for the next school year or get final report cards and teacher recommendation if there a balance. Please check with the office to make sure your account is up to date.

LOOKING AHEAD​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Wednesday, February 17 ---- Ash Wednesday, Mass @ 8:30 am

  • Wednesday, February 17 ---- Progress Reports will be emailed home

  • February 22 – March 8-----Terra Nova Testing

  • Friday, March 5 --- Early Dismissal beginning at noon:

    • PS – Grade 2 ---dismiss at 12:00

    • Grades 3 – 5 ----- dismiss at 12:15

    • Grades 6 – 8 ----- dismiss at 12:30

 

Please be mindful of safety measures. Wear a mask and social distance. Avoid large gatherings. We all must work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.

 

 If your child or anyone in your household is ill, please keep your child home. They may join virtually when this happens.  

 

 

AMAZON DONATIONS

Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon Smile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.

 

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization (Holy Family Catholic School) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through Amazon Smile will result in a donation. Amazon Smile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

EMAILS/PHONE CALLS

It is extremely important that the school is able to reach a parent and provide them with information that is necessary to keep your children safe and to help you as a parent stay informed. The only way we have of contacting you and keeping you informed is through phone calls and emails especially in this time of social distancing and online learning! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! READ YOUR EMAIL! 

OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX

​OfficeMax and Office Depot have a program which gives back to schools. Any time you shop at the store, they will send 5% of your purchase to the school of your choice. The ID # 70022545 is for Holy Family.