Holy Family Catholic School


12-7-2023

E-Newsletter

Heavenly Father, as we journey through life, we are faced with many challenges and distractions that can pull us away from you. We ask for your help in staying watchful and alert so that we may remain faithful to you. Amen.

December 15th is the last day of the second quarter. Report cards will be sent home electronically on January 4th.


Christmas break is December 18th through

January 3rd.

Principal's Letter


Dear Families, 


Wow! This season can be so busy, but it was a real joy to slow down and enjoy the live performances from our students. Some of my favorite moments included the rhythmic rendition of the “March” from The Nutcracker by the 3rd grade, the lively trial of the Big Bad Wolf, and the students sharing their musical skills along with our student singers. 


Thank you to our families for your support in helping to make the evenings a great success. The children looked wonderful in their Christmas clothes and hats, and it was so helpful to have so many hands with the clean-up each night. Thank you to our faculty and staff who assisted with the production by helping to monitor the students and ensure that everyone was prepared for the show. Thank you to Mrs. Pish and Ms. Soto for all their work in helping the students rehearse lines, practice their songs, and rehearse the movements.  


Next week is our last week before the Christmas break. We invite all our families to join us for the parent Christmas party at 2:00 p.m. December 15. Come enjoy fellowship with one another before the Christmas break begins! 


Today, we invite all our parents to share their opinion by answering the school survey. Your feedback is important to us. This information helps the administration review the strengths and areas of growth for our school community. The feedback will also be used as we work to update our strategic plan and look toward the short and long-term needs of our community.  


God Bless, 

Erin Vu 

Survey

Virtue for next week:

Patience is bearing present difficulties calmly.  

 

Character Trait for Next Week: 

Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. 

Religious

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Hosting Mass


Mass on Friday, December 8th will be hosted by students from St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. If your child's class will be hosting Mass, please consider volunteering to help with set-up before Mass or take down after Mass.


Mass on Thursday, December 14th will be hosted by Mrs. Rhodes' fourth grade class. If your child's class will be hosting Mass, please consider volunteering to help with set-up before Mass and take down after Mass.


All are welcome to attend!

Mass Schedule 2023-2024
Liturgy Volunteer Sign-up
lost and found

Lost and Found


We have several items in the Lost and Found. Please stop by the school office in the Grace building to see if something is yours! All unclaimed non-uniform items will be taken to Goodwill at the end of the day Friday, December 15th.

MS Band, Choir and Strings concert


Our middle school band, choir and strings ensembles will perform their Christmas concert on Tuesday December 12th at 7pm in the pavilion. If the weather is bad, we will perform in the gym. Students should please arrive at 6:40pm and sit with their ensembles. All students can wear festive Christmas outfits or the school uniform. Please dress warmly! 

2024-2025 Tuition Assistance Applications Open January 2, 2024

 

Tuition Assistance information, application and directions are available on the Holy Family website at 

https://www.holyfamilycs.org/admission/financial.cfm.

The FACTS Grant & Aid Application can also be accessed through your Family Portal account by clicking on the Financial tab option, then Financial Links.


Please note only families who complete the Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS Grant & Aid will be considered for an award. To meet the first round of awards, the deadline to apply for tuition assistance is February 23, 2024. Even if you were awarded tuition assistance last year you still must reapply for the 2024-2025 school year. Every student is reassessed annually based on current qualifications. Tuition Assistance Award notifications will be sent by end of March. If you have any questions, contact Lan Nguyen at lnguyen@holyfamilycs.org.

Tuition Assistance Program Information

Sibling Applications for 2024-2025

 

If your family has a sibling applying for admission for the 2024-2025 school year, applications are now available online. You may click here to access the Online Application and forms. Please be sure to read the Application Checklist thoroughly. You can submit items individually, but to be considered in the first round of admissions, your child's file must be complete with all checklist items submitted (teacher reference, birth certificate etc.) and the application fee has been paid by Thursday, February 1, 2024. 

 

Screenings for applicants will be conducted in January and February. 

Please contact Cammy Nguyen at (512) 244-4825 or cnguyen@holyfamilycs.org with any questions.   

 

If you know of a family who is interested in Holy Family, please ask them to visit our website and register for one of our upcoming Information Sessions.

Save the Date!

2024 Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day 

Saturday, January 27, 2024


The Angels 4 Life club invites all Holy Family Catholic School families to join us as we continue to build a culture of life in Texas. Please make plans to join us for all or part of the day. We will have a bus leaving Holy Family at 8:45 am and returning at about 5:00. 


10:00 am Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life at St. Louis King Of France Catholic Church (Main Celebrant: Bishop Mike Sis of San Angelo) (Catholic Pro-Life Day)

11:00 Lunch at St. Louis (cost $10 or bring your own)

1:00 pm Meet at 14th & Brazos for the March to the Capitol 

2:00-3:00 pm Rally on South Steps of Capitol

3:00-4:00 pm Pro-Life Expo on Capitol Ground

(March and Rally info)


Look for more information next week on how to sign up for the bus and to purchase a Holy Family Angels 4 Life T-shirt.

UK Soccer School: Soccer and Multi-sports clubs

 

Holy Family is delighted to be partnering with UK Soccer School again in the Spring to offer soccer and multi-sports after school clubs here at Holy Family. This is a fantastic opportunity for children in grades PK - 6th grade to take part in a fun, enriching after school sports program.

The program will take place directly after school on the Holy Family campus and will run from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. For PK/K they will focus on soccer and for 1st – 6th grade the multi-sports clubs will give children an opportunity to take part in a selection of sports including soccer, handball, baseball, multi-skills activities and much more. The after-school club will be taught by highly qualified coaches who are skilled in many aspects of sport so can be sure to make this the best possible experience for everyone involved.


Full details below:


PK/K - Dates: Monday 1/22 - Monday 5/13 (Soccer, 14 weeks) 

1st/2nd - Dates: Tuesday 1/16 - Tuesday 5/14 (Multi-Sports, 17 weeks)

3rd/4th and 5th/6th - Dates: Thursday 1/18 - Thursday 5/16 (Multi-Sports, 16 weeks)


No class during school Holidays

Register Here

ADVANCEMENT

Angel Fund Appeal

 

Thank you Holy Family Community. Our annual fund appeal for the Angel Fund has surpassed 50% of our $330,000 for the year; receiving gifts and commitment cards totalling over $170,000 to date. Our sincere gratitude to those who have given or turned in your commitment card already. Of course, it is not too late to do so.  

 

Remember, our students are the direct beneficiaries of your generosity. Let's all come together to keep the momentum going! December 31st, the last day of the TAX YEAR is right around the corner.

 

If you won't be making your gift now, please fill out the commitment card that was included in your mailing so that we can include your pledge into our on-going totals to share with the community!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE FALL CLASS COMPETITION - Mrs. Vida’s PK Class.

They win a Christmas cookie decorating party next week!

 

The challenge continues! The GRADE LEVEL with the highest family participation by May 15th will win the Pizza Party!  

 

If you have any questions about the appeal or need help discerning your giving options, please contact Gina Kerley, Director of Advancement at gkerley@holyfamily.org.

Give Today
Pledge Today

Sign up for your RaiseRight account today at www.raiseright.com. This is another way to support Holy Family. (This is in lieu of Amazon Smile which merged into this, and much more profitable for the school! 


Holy Family Invite Code is: 1UWYURUY461D

Each week they run different bonuses that increase the % given back to the organization and this week there are some GREAT bonuses.



Shop Dazzle Days bonuses before they end this Friday!

2 weeks of special bonuses on eGift cards and physical gift cards are coming to an end. Shop bonuses up to 20% and end the year strong.

 

SHOP ALL BONUSES

Mark Your Calendars!

The Heart of Angels Gala is Geauxing to be AMAZING!

Sponsorships/VIP Tables and Program Ads are now available!

Registration Opens January 2, 2024

PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS

Parent Association Website

Are you EIM certified & have a badge? Sign up to volunteer today!

  1. Liturgy Volunteers
  2. Lunch Volunteers
  3. Office Volunteers
  4. Morning Car Line Volunteers
  5. Uniform Resale Angel Boutique Volunteers
  6. General Volunteer Interest Form

Upcoming Events

Purchase Tickets
PK-1st Volunteer Sign-up
2nd-4th Volunteer Sign-Up
5th-8th Volunteer Sign-up

Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift? HFCS will be hosting a night at the H‑E‑B Center for an Austin Spurs basketball game on Saturday, 1/20! You won’t want to miss this event. We will be able to enter the stadium before the public to watch the Spurs warm up. There will also be special pre-game performances led by our HFCS Cheerleaders and Middle School Choir! 



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Just a reminder that on Thursday, December 7 at 8:15 AM, Dr. Kahn will be hosting a Library Volunteer training for anyone interested. This training will take place in the library. Please use the Google Form link to sign up for this last session of 2023.

Library Volunteer Training Sign up

Just want to thank all Book Fair volunteers for a successful fair! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who supported the 2023 HFCS Book Fair! It was a huge success thanks to each and every one of you!

COMMUNITY NEWS

Guided Children's Adoration Hour at St. William Catholic Church

P/T Facilities & Grounds Worker at Savio


St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is seeking a part-time Facilities and Grounds Worker to assist the Director of Facilities and Grounds with various maintenance and custodial tasks on the school campus. The schedule is flexible, and no direct experience is required.


Please contact Danna Kelemen (dkelemen@saviochs.org) or apply via the following link: 

Apply Here