November 28,  2017  
 

PRINCIPAL'S LETTER  

Dear Holy Name families,

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Yesterday we had a faculty meeting focused around safety. Please be sure to read the letter sent home today regarding safety updates and upcoming safety drills. Don't forget to download the school app by clicking here on your smart phone.

The 2017 year is almost over! Please remember to turn your church donations in if you are on the Active Parish Supporter Plan.

Our Christmas Show will be here before you know it! Please save the date for Thursday, December 14th at 6:30PM.

Shhhhh... it's time to decorate the school for Christmas so we can surprise the students on Monday morning! If any of you are interested in helping to decorate on Saturday from 12-2PM, please email me at ncirigliano@holynamesf.com. If anyone would like to donate Christmas decorations or fake Christmas trees, please just bring them to the main office. (Please remember it's a secret!)

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thanks,
Natalie Cirigliano, Principal

 

 
 
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER ARNOLD  
Life is full of "UPS" and "DOWNS".
The only WISDOM in facing them is to GLORIFY GOD during the "ups" and FULLY TRUST him during the "downs"!

Remember:
The best place in the world is to be in the ARMS OF GOD who will not only hold you at your "BEST" but will pick you up and hold you tighter at your "WEAKEST".

When you are going through something hard and wonder where GOD is, 
remember the teacher is always quiet during a test.
TRUST IN THE LORD.
God bless you and your family!
-Fr. Arnold
 
 
 

SAVE THE DATE

   
CHRISTMAS CONCERT - Thursday, December 14, 6:30

Your children will be performing in the annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 14. Save the date for this festive event! 
  


AUCTION NEWS

Holy Name School
2018 Silent and Live Auction
"Open Your Heart"
 
The Auction Raffle Tickets are coming!
 
Next week, each Holy Name School Family will receive two (2) books of Auction Raffle Tickets. Please consider supporting this cause by either buying or selling as many raffle tickets as you can!
 
Here are this year's prize offerings:
1st Prize: $1,500 Cash
2nd Prize: $500 Cash
3rd Prize: $250 Cash
 
This Auction will provide additional funds to help meet a need of the school. This year that need is new ceiling-mounted projectors for the classrooms. These projectors will provide more space in the classroom for the students and classroom activities and allow for better visuals. In addition, money raised will support our enrichment programs, particularly our Foreign Language Program, as well as our technology offerings and needs.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
 
See you at the Auction on
Saturday, February 10, 2018
 
"Red Admired, but not Required!"
 

SCRIP NEWS

   
SAFEWAY CARDS ARE BACK!
Please click here to download the current gift card order form which includes Safeway cards. They have resolved their loading issues.

We are now offering additional ways to purchase gift cards in addition to using the weekly order form.
You can order gift cards without submitting a hard copy form. Please  click here for the Reload and ReloadNow and /ScripNow information form.
 

Due to the long Thanksgiving weekend, gift cards will be ready for distribution on Wednesday.  

 
   
NEWBORN BABY ITEMS NEEDED
 The Christmas season is coming soon. During this season of Advent, the   Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women  collects newborn baby items for needy mothers. Holy Name School families have  always been one of the most generous schools to bring in diapers, clothing, blankets, etc. Your donations of new, unwrapped items can be placed at the Nativity  outside of the 3rd grade classroom. 
 

 
   
USED SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE
 Is your child outgrowing his or her uniform? Here is your opportunity to buy gently  used uniforms and donate ougtrown ones to school.  The uniform sale will be held in the schoolyard after school on Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7th.  Please click here for details.
 

 
   

 
DEADLINE FOR YEARBOOK DISCOUNT IS THIS THURSDAY!

If you haven't ordered your yearbook for 2017/18 yet, click here for 5% off your order if placed by
November 30.  
 
 

 
   


 Thank you to HN school and parish for donations to the HN Youth Ministry, who assembled over 200 care packages for the homeless.


The packages will be distributed via St. Agnes, Faith to Justice outreach ministry.

The next Youth Ministry gathering will be on Dec 9th following the 5pm
mass. The focus will be Advent. During this gathering, we will assemble sandwiches for SVDP. Youth are encouraged to bake and bring two dozen cookies. One dozen will be used for a cookie competition, while the other dozen to be donated along with the sandwiches to SVDP.  (Points for interesting ingredients. )
 
 
 

 
   

HOLY NAME SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS   
 


RECYCLING DRIVE
We are having a recycling drive to benefit Holy Name School. If you have any CRV bottles and cans, please deposit them into the blue recycling bins by the gate in the schoolyard.   Please see the flyer for details!

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FROZEN COOKIE DOUGH FOR SALE
Holy Name School is  also selling cookie dough from The Slanted Door Restaurant Group. Please click here for an order form. 
 
  



EIGHTH GRADE FUNDRAISING NEWS
Our 8th graders are going to Washington D.C. in March! They are fundraising to help with their trip. One of their new fundraisers is a Shopping Party at the Sports Basement on Sunday, December 10.
Save the Date: 
Sunday, December 10th -  SPORTS BASEMENT SHOPPING PARTY
Come enjoy an afternoon of shopping (20% off entire in-store purchases that day), while supporting Holy Name Enrichment Programs and the Class of 2018 Washington D.C. Trip.

Click here to view flyer.
Click on the link below to buy tickets: 

 
   
  
 
DAVE & BUSTERS CARDS / JAMBA JUICE CARDS
Eighth graders are raising money for their trip to Washington D.C. in the spring. Dave & Buster's cards and Jamba Juice gift cards are for sale. If you are interested in purchasing these special deal cards please return the order form that your child brought home today, or click here for additional forms.








SPORTS NEWS     
 
The boys' basketball season starts this weekend! Come support our teams in their games this weekend.  These games are all played in our gym.

Friday, December 1, 2017
7-6  6:00pm  vs. Stratford School 
7-3  7:00pm  vs. Stuart Hall 
8-8  8:00pm  vs. Our Lady of Pillar 
Saturday, December 2, 2017     
3  Green  9:00am  vs. St. Peter Pacifica 
4-3  10:00am  vs. St. Anne 
5-3  11:00am  vs. St. Paul 
         
Help is needed in the
Snack Bar.  Service hours will be given. Please contact cusisf@yahoo.com. 
 
 
   
PAPERS GOING HOME TODAY
* Christ Child layette
* Safety letter



Click here to read the current Red Fish and Blue Fish newsletters and the Director's Update. Find out more about the preschool. 
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Please take a moment to help market our school by rating us on Yelp and Great Schools. Your positive feedback matters to those potential families who search schools on these sites. Thank you for helping to spread the word about Holy Name School!
 
Please print out a copy of your submission and turn it into the main office for a free dress pass for your child.