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Holy Family Catholic School Bulletin

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

PLEASE FOLLOW DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES!

The drop off and pick-up procedures were explained in last week’s bulletin. While I understand it may take a little more time to drop off and pickup your child using a car line, we must insist that you adhere to the policy. a diagram of the drop off and pick-up procedure is attached. The gate will open at 7:15 am from the 145th Street (Parish Hall) side of the property. It will be one way in, and you will be required to drive up to the yellow bollards. DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD OUT OF THE CAR until you have spoken with the adult standing at the bollards. DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILD OFF EARLY!!! No one may park and come into the school.   You will then leave through the gate on the 147th street (Church) side. This policy will be strictly enforced. 

DISMISSAL TIMES

It is very important that you pick up your student(s) on time! We have staggered dismissal times in order to lessen the number of children standing together to be picked up.  You will have to be in a car line to pick up your child. You may not park and walk up. You will follow the same procedure as the morning drop off.  There is no Aftercare at this time, ALL students must be picked up at the scheduled time. If you have more than one child in the school, you may pick up all children at the time of the oldest student. Late pick-up fees will be applied as stated in the parent handbook. The dismissal times are as follows:

Dismissal Times: MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY

  •  PS, Pre-K, and Kindergarten -- 2pm

  • 1st & 2nd --- 2:15 pm

  • 3rd, 4th & 5th --- 2:30 pm

  • 6th - 8th ---2:45 pm

Dismissal Times: WEDNESDAY

  • Kindergarten – 3rd ---- 1:30 pm

  • 4th - 8th ---- 1:45 pm

 

MORNING PRAYER

Every student whether at home or at school is to log into zoom at 7:45 am to begin their school day with prayer. We are a Catholic School, and our school day begins with prayer! In these trying times I can think of no better way than to begin the day with prayer. Please make sure your child is in appropriate school uniform, logged into the prayer meeting by 7:45 am, ready to begin the school day. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

RECORDS RELEASE

Many of our eighth-grade students took the placement exam a few weeks ago and the schools are requesting report cards and standardized test scores now. Students applying for magnet programs in the public school also need copies of report cards and test scores. Please be advised that all tuition and aftercare accounts must be up to date before records will be released or sent to other schools.  For those families on Step-Up, your October payment must have been made in order to have records released.

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! 

LOOKING AHEAD​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Monday, January 18th -----NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

  • Sunday, January 31st------- Catholic Schools Week begins

  • Friday, January 29th ------- Make-up High School Placement Test at Pace High School, must register in advance

 

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.