Holy Family Catholic School


2-1-2024

E-Newsletter

Grant me, O Lord my God,

mind to know you,

a heart to seek you,

wisdom to find you,

conduct pleasing to you,

faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

and a hope of finally embracing you.


Amen.

Principal's Letter


“May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ” Saint Josemaria Escriva 

 

Dear Parents, 

 

Lent will be here soon! This Lent, parents are invited to join our school community by growing in faith. You are invited to participate in a program from Ascension called The Ascension Lenten Companion: Walking with Jesus to Jerusalem.  

 

There are 3 ways to get involved: 

  1. Watch a short reflection video each week. The reflection video will be shared weekly through the e-newsletter.  
  2. Purchase the Lenten Companion book and participate in the daily prayer and reflection activities at home. 
  3. Join a faith sharing group which meets weekly to discuss your Lenten journey. 

 

As parents, our lives are busy. This Lenten opportunity is designed to meet you and your family where you are. Whether you choose one option or all three options, this is a chance to grow in holiness this season. God wants you to grow in relationship with Him this Lent, and He is inviting you to take advantage of this transformative experience.  

 

If you would like to pre-order your book or join a small group, please click on the sign-up link to select your choices by February 2. 


God Bless,

Erin Vu

Lenten Opportunity Sign-Up

Virtue: Honesty means that you tell the truth even if it will get you in trouble  

 

Character Trait: Cheering others’ success means that you support others and hope for them to do their best 

Religious

Mrs. Lillie's Third Grade Class Hosting Mass


We had a wonderful Mass this morning. Thank you to the Mrs. Von Kennel's seventh grade class who proclaimed the readings for us.


Mass on Thursday, February 8th will be hosted by Mrs. Lillie's seventh grade class. Please consider volunteering to help with set-up before Mass or take down after Mass.


All are welcome to attend!

Mass Schedule 2023-2024
Liturgy Volunteer Sign-up

Faith in Action


In response to poverty and homelessness in our area, the Faith in Action class is donating blessing bags to Hope Alliance. There is still time to donate! We will extend our donation window to Friday at noon. We will be delivering the donations next week. Please see our posters for donation suggestions. God bless and thank you for your contributions!

Donations Needed

Yearbook sales are still going on, order yours today! 

Order a Yearbook Here

Parent Information Sessions


Do you know a family that might want to learn more about Holy Family? We are hosting a number of Prospective Parent Information Sessions in order for families to learn about the school and the admissions process. Sessions are scheduled for February 16, and March 8. Interested families can register at www.holyfamilycs.org/admission/parent-info.cfm             

or contact Cammy Nguyen in the Admissions Office at 512-244-4825 or cnguyen@holyfamilycs.org

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.

Valentine’s Day Celebration – February 13th – Dress Down Day


Holy Family LOVES You! The school will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 13th due to February 14th being Ash Wednesday. The students will be allowed to wear Valentine’s shirts or Valentine colored tops (red, pink, white) with jean pants or uniform bottoms. All students must wear tennis shoes.

Upcoming EIM Training at Savio


St. Dominic Savio is hosting an EIM Workshop on February 15th at 6:30p.m. The workshop will be held in the Student Success Center (formerly known as the library). You must have an EIM account (complete and submit the EIM Application at VIRTUS.org) and pre-register to attend this workshop. The workshop is open to the first 50 registrants only. Please contact Danna Kelemen (dkelemen@holyfamilycs.org), our EIM Site

Administrator, for assistance if needed.

 

NOTES: 1) Plan to arrive promptly as late arrivals will not

be admitted and 2) Do not bring children to the workshop.

 

If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, contact Abby Turner at(512) 949-2447 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement.

Middle School Dance


On February 16th from 6:30-8:30pm, Student Council and the 7th grade class will be hosting the second middle school dance, Red, White and Pink! The dance will be in the gym, students are welcome to dress in theme, but please follow dress code.


Attire- All chosen attire must meet dress code guidelines:

❖         No strapless tops/dresses, spaghetti straps are fine (please wear a spaghetti strap shirt under any off the shoulder tops/dresses

❖         modest neckline

❖         No peek a boo backs, no bare backs

❖         No see-through midriff

❖         Skirts must be no shorter than fingertip length and modest when dancing/turning

❖         Heels not to exceed 3 inches

❖         No athletic pants or shorts

❖         Button down shirts, polos, or nice t-shirt

Permission form
7th Grade Volunteer Sign-up

ADVANCEMENT

Gala is SATURDAY! We are very excited to see you all at the Renaissance. For those who are unable to attend there are a few ways you can still participate. 


  1. Volunteers are needed for Set-Up on Saturday morning or Check Out on Saturday evening. Volunteer here: Advancement: Gala Volunteers Needed! (signupgenius.com)


  1. You can bid or donate from home using this Silent Auction Link by following this link, hit the black “Get Started” button and you can register and bid when the silent auction opens at 6:00pm on Saturday night. 


  1. If you like what you see from this Live Auction Link, you can contact Gina Kerley at gkerley@holyfamilycs.org and obtain a proxy bidder number to bid on any of these items from LIVE. 


  1. Support our Fund-a-Need appeal next week when you receive the information in your email. This year’s Fund-a-Need is for Transportation. We're raising funds for at least one, 12 passenger van to enhance student transportation opportunities for activities like field trips, retreats and sports events. Having our own vans will reduce the costs of renting buses and eliminate the challenges of coordinating parent volunteers. Additionally, we recognize the need for a golf cart on campus to improve security, assist with student transport, and support various departments such as music, and admissions. More information on this to follow next week. 


RaiseRight

 

The Raise Right gift card program

is an additional way to support the school and share with your family and

friends should they wish to support the school without costing anything. That's right, you earn money for Holy Family by shopping for your everyday household items.

 

Watch this video to see how impactful the Raise Right program can be for Holy Family. A family can raise up to $1,000-$1,600 per year by using gift cards purchased through RaiseRight at face value to do their ordinary shopping! 

 

Supporting Holy Family with Raise Right is SO EASY!  

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


COMMUNITY NEWS

The SVDP L.O.V.E. Marriage Ministry, and Youth Ministry programs invite you to join us for a night of dancing and fun in celebration of Valentine's Day! Featuring entertainment by professional dance band, Buzz and the Blue Cats (see video below!), wine and cheese refreshments, and a raffle, you won't want to miss Vinny's Valentine's Dance!

Purchase Tickets Here

Cuts For Cancer


The Savio Cheerleaders will be hosting the 11th annual Cuts for Cancer on March 18th at 2:00pm at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School! Participants can have a minimum of 8 inches of their hair cut and it will be sent to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients. This event also collects monetary donations, which will be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 

 

If you or your child would like to donate your unprocessed hair, you can do it one of two ways:


  • you can have your hair cut and place in a donation box that we would drop off at your school
  • they can attend our assembly on March 18 at 2pm and have their hair cut at the event.


If you think your student would be interested in this, please let me know. We are also asking for sponsorship and donations for this event and your families have the opportunity to show their support by purchasing a Cuts for Cancer shirt.

Click here to sign up to donate hair
Click here to purchase a shirt, make a donation or to sponsor