February 6, 2018   


Dear H oly Name Families,
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather! This Saturday is our First Communion at 10AM. We are very excited for our 2nd graders as they prepare for their special day. We hope you all will consider joining us in celebrating this sacrament with them.

Saturday evening is our Auction! There is still tome to buy tickets and volunteer. We can't wait to see you there!

Next Tuesday we will have our Chinese New Year/ Mardi Gras parties- thanks in advance for all your help in making the day memorable for our students. Next week is Ash Wednesday. We will go to mass on Wednesday at 9AM in place of our usual Thursday mass. You are all invited!

Seismic Update: We picked a contractor last week, and we have already moved forward in meeting and planning. Based on what we know we are able to begin creating our 2018-2019 School Calendar. My hope is to share our start and end dates and our major vacation dates with you next week so you can plan your trips!
 Service Hour Opportunities:
  • AUCTION- The auction is still in need of help! Please email asullivan@holynamesf.com if you can help the night of or this week as we put together baskets and finalize all the details!
  • FUN RUN- Please join our Fun Run planning meeting on Wednesday, February 7th at 6PM. This is a new fundraiser this year, and we would love help planning it! 
  • RUNNING CLUB- I would like to form a running club for our students. If you can commit to one afternoon a week to lead students on a run, please email me at ncirigliano@holynamesf.com
Upcoming Events:

  • Our next round of STAR Testing begins Monday, February 5th and ends on Friday, February 16th.  
  • Our Father/ Daughter Dance is on March 23rd. 
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Natalie Cirigliano, Principal


T here is no stage in life that does not contain lessons. 
As long as you live, there will be something more to learn. 
And as long as you follow your heart and never stop learning, 
you'll grow...  not older, but wiser every day!

God bless you always!
-Fr. Arnold


St. Patrick's Dinner
Saturday, March 3rd!!
Come enjoy the fun!
Begin your St. Patrick's Day celebrations and festivities with friends,
alumni and parishioners at Holy Name!
Support our Holy Name Sports Program!
Irish Pipers Band     Dinner
Entertainment           Raffle             Live Music!
Doors open at 6:00pm
Service Hour sign up included today, or click here for a copy. 
Dinner Reservation forms will be sent home next Tuesday, February 13th.

Saturday, February 3rd, the Holy Name Speech team participated in Mercy High School's "Life's a Speech" tournament. Participants included 8th graders Samantha Baula  Sofia Blenkinsop, Ryan Choy, Jean Pierre Diemer, Sofia Fillon, Logan Lehnert and 7th graders Johnathan Huang, Zameer Maqsood, Ridge Walker, and William Zhao. In their very first competition Zameer Maqsood and Ridge Walker made it to the finals and each received an award. We are very proud of the effort and commitment of our HN Speech Team!


Ready. Set. Go. You can now register to run/walk in the San Francisco Tough Cookie 5K/1K Fun Run benefiting Holy Name. The race is on Sunday, April 15, at 8:30am.

Registration: https://www.sweattracker.com/Registration/ToughCookie
Prices go up after March 15.

You can also volunteer to help at the race.
Please contact Mariel Myers:  marielmyers1@gmail.com

Race committee meets Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6pm in the art room.


The winners of our 2018 Science Fair are as follows:

1st Dean Myers
2nd Jeslyn Oum
3rd Ethen Yeung

1st Zameer Maqsood
2nd Kaylee Ong
3rd Natalie Quock

1st Tiffany Tse
2nd Marisa Leong
3rd Nicholas D'Agostino

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

It's this Saturday!
We've extended the deadline to purchase Event Tickets to Wednesday FEB 7!
Price is currently $55/pp or $100/couple;
Increased rate after 2/7:  $65/pp, no couples rate)
To buy your tickets directly from the auction site,  click here.
click here for event ticket and raffle ticket order form.

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS!
-- Positions Available --

Sat - 2/10 -- Night of the event :
      • Register | Check In (5pm - 11 pm) - Register / Check In Guests
      • * Fulfillment - 7:30 pm - 11 pm) - Organize Bid items / Check out)
      • * Bid Runner (7pm - 10pm) - Run the bid sheets up to the checkout area
      • * Bid Spotters (8:30pm - 10pm) - Work the live auction by helping us spot bidders
      • * Shut Down Crew (11pm - 1am) - Help with shut down tasks
        • * Security (6pm - (9pm | 9pm - Midnight)
      • Coat Check (9pm - Midnight)
Day After the Event (Sunday, Feb. 11):
  • * Cleanup (9:30am - 1:30pm) DOUBLE HOURS on this day only!
Friday, February 9, for the following:
      • "$250 off your May 2018 Tuition"   -- To have qualified for this drawing, you must have purchase your Auction EVENT Ticket by 1/31.
      • "Root Beer Float"-- Classroom Competition -- The class who sells the most Raffle Tickets win a Root Beer Float Party.  (We will declare two classroom winners, K-5th | 6A - 8B)
      • "Ice Cream Social"   -- Classroom Competition -- The one classroom with the highest percentage of participation will be treated to a fabulous Ice Cream Social Party.
      • Special "SCOOTER" RAFFLE Drawing!  
We will have one winner in each class K-8B
If you purchased Raffle Tickets by 2/7, you are eligible to win a scooter!
Drawing will take place throughout the day.
(If you already purchased your Raffle Tickets, you are
automatically entered into the drawing.) 


A FUND-A-NEED Flyer is going home today!
See you at the Auction on
Saturday, February 10, 2018
"Red Admired, but not Required!"

Please be reminded that the gym is closed this Thursday and Friday night.

ive of our boys' basketball teams are in the playoffs this week! Come and support our teams! Go Panthers!!

8-2  Tuesday, 2/6 @ 5:00  vs. St. Peter Pacifica  @ St. Emydius 
6-5  Thursday, 2/8 @ 7:00  vs. St. John  @ St. John
 3-Green  Thursday, 2/8 @ 5:15   vs. St. Stephen   @ CYO Serramonte 
 8-5  Thursday, 2/8 @ 6:15   vs. St. John   @ St. Emydius 
 7-6  Saturday, 2/10 @ 4:00   vs. Town School   @ Town 

Basketball standings are as follows:
3 blue  1-7
3 green  6-2  
4-3  1-7
5-3  3-5      
5-7  3-5   
6-5  4-4
6-7  1-7    
7-3  4-4   
7-6  4-4   
8-2  5-3
8-5  6-2   
8-8  4-4  
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