January 9, 2018   


Dear Holy Name families,

We are so happy to be back in school with your children! We hope you all had a wonderful break and had a blessed holiday season. We are very excited to have two new water fountains inside of the school for our students. We installed a water fountain outside of the Art Room and across from the Technology Center. A big thank you to everyone who worked over break to bring this surprise to our students!

Report Cards went home today. Please sign and return them by this Friday. Copies of your child's most recent STAR tests were also sent home. Please note that these are for you to keep- you do not need to sign and return these. If you have any questions about your child's grades or scores please do not hesitate to email his or her teacher.

Calendar Change: Please note that we have had to reschedule our Father-Daughter Dance. The new date is Friday, March 23rd. We are very excited to give our dads a night to be with their daughters! Please remember that grandpas, uncles, and special male role models may bring the girls too!

Save the Dates: Our School Auction will be here before you know it! Please be sure to buy your tickets for our February 10th Auction. Please visit our website for more information. We are also excited to announce that we will host a San Francisco 1K/5K Tough Cookie FunRun this Spring in San Francisco. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks. For now please save the date and spread the word! The Fun Run will be on Sunday, April 15th.

Catholic Schools Week  is the last week of January. We are excited to begin the week with our 9:30AM all-school mass on Sunday, January 28th . Following mass we will have an Open House and our annual Science Fair in the school gym. Science Fair awards will be announced at 11:30AM in the gym. If you work in the science industry and are interested in being a science fair judge, please email our Junior High Science Teacher, Mr. Nolan, at bnolan@holynamesf.com. After our Science Fair our boys basketball teams will have their annual Holy Name/ St. Cecilia Volleyball Tournament at St. Ignatius High School. We hope you will come to cheer on our students!

Upcoming Service Hour Opportunity:
  • 7th/8th Grade Social- January 19th 6:10-9:15PM
    • We are looking for K-6th parents (who do not have 7th/8th children) to help chaperone/ provide security at our 7th and 8th Social. If you are interested in helping please email me at ncirigliano@holynamesf.com. We are in need of five additional chaperones!

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out. We hope you enjoy the upcoming three-day weekend!

Natalie Cirigliano, Principal


January 9, 2018
GOD weaves HIS wonders beyond our plans.
As we pray and ask for what we want, something even better comes.. . more beautiful than what we expected.

As this new year begins, I pray that GOD's power be our courage, HIS promises be our comfort, and HIS presence be our guide and strength.

A PRAYER to bless your work, a cheer to lighten your moments ....
and a wish that GOD will always grant you a blessed day!"

-Fr. Arnold


 Monday, January 15, is a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is no school.  

  Thank you to all the people who helped with our  holiday events - Christmas layette, Christmas program, Toys for Tots collection, repairs as needed for the school done during our break,  and decorating the school so beautifully for Christmas. Our students are blessed to have parents and parishioners that care so much about Holy Name School.

  We submitted a check for $656.25 to the Firefighters Toy Drive through your generous donations to our Free Dress Friday collection.  


    Ready. Set. Go. Mark your calendars for the inaugural San Francisco Tough Cookie 5K/1K Fun Run benefiting Holy Name on April 15th at Golden Gate Park. There will be prizes for top finishers, a raffle, race shirts and tasty Slanted Door cookies. Stay tuned for registration information. We do need volunteers to prepare for the race and on race day. If you can help, please contact: Marielmyers1@gmail.com

  Our eighth graders will have their graduation pictures taken on Wednesday, January 24. Order forms for class picture only were sent home with your child today. You will be able to view proofs and purchsae what you'd like online. 

  Our after school classes will resume in January. If you did not send in the yellow hard copy that was sent home last week, please click here Extracurricular Signup for an enrollment link to sign up online.  Please do not fill out two forms. If you sent in a hard copy, please do not fill in the online form.

Please click here for a description of some of the after school classes being offered.

Please click below for information regarding Engineering for Kids: grades K - 3, grades, 4-5. grades 6 - 8

"Open Your Heart"
Silent & Live Auct
  Saturday, February 10, 2018

New this week -- Every family received two flyers regarding the auction:

"Light, Camera, Action!" -- Video Contest
  • In 90 seconds or less, tell "Why you love Holy Name School!" 
  • The winning videos will be used to promote this year's Auction
"Count-Me-In Party"
  • Back by popular demand!  Parties, community-building events hosted by one or more HNS families provide opportunities for kids, parents, and families to get together while raising funds for our school.  Are you interested in hosting? 
    See today's flyer for great ideas! 
Events Tickets are selling!  For your Auction Ticket Order Form click here 


As we gather with family and friends for the Holidays, it would be a
great opportunity to sell your Auction raffle tickets! 
Let them know what the prizes are! 
1st Prize: $1,500 Cash
2nd Prize: $500 Cash
3rd Prize: $250 Cash

Click here for this week's standings for raffle tickets purchased.

A reminder why we're doing this: 
  • This year's need are 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 also support our enrichment programs, particularly our Foreign Language.
See you at the Auction on
Saturday, February 10, 2018
"Red Admired, but not Required!"

Please click here for a service hour form if you can volunteer to serve hot lunch in January. Service hours are given for your time.  


February 28 and March 1, 2018
Our students will be having their vision screened. Volunteers are needed for each of the 2 days. Please click here for information. Service hours are provided. Your help will be needed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  


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!


K - 2 Basketball Intramural Program
Every students in grades kindergarten through second brought home a form regarding interest in playing basketball in the spring. Please fill it out and return it to school by January 30. You may email your response to kenji.quijano@gmail.com. Click here for a form.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL NEWS The girls' basketball season begins in March. Sign ups for grades 3 through 8 will be this week.

Personalized uniform fittings for girls in grades 6 and 7 will be on January 18 at 6:00 pm.    
Here is the schedule for boys' basketball games in our gym on January 12 and 13. ! Come support our teams.

A coach is needed for 3rd grade girls' basketball. If you can help please contact the school. Thank you!


The Holy Name / St. Cecilia Boys' Basketball tournament will be on Sunday, January 28, at St. Ignatius. Volunteers are needed for the Snack Bar and ticket collecting. Please contact Vince DeLucca at (415) 410-7788 or Rose Cusi at (415) 645-3402, if you can help. Service hours are given.
Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00  6-5 vs. Epiphany  
7:00  8-5   vs. Salesian

Saturday, January 13,  2018  
9:00am   4-3   vs St. Peter Pacifica 
 10:00am 5-3 vs. Salesian
 11:00am 6-7  vs. St. Finn Barr 
12:00pm                                              5-7                                                       vs.St.Thomas More 
Help is needed in the
Snack Bar.  Service hours will be given. Please contact cusisf@yahoo.com.
Basketball standings are as follows:
3 blue  0-2  
3 green  2-2  
4-3  0-4
5-3  1-2   
5-7  2-2  
6-5  2-2
6-7  1-3  
7-3  2-2  
7-6  1-2  
8-2  3-1
8-5  3-1  
8-8  1-3   



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