June 9, 2020
Good evening Holy Name Families,

As I begin to write my final Tuesday newsletter of the 19-20 academic school year, I keep recalling my very first day with students at Holy Name. I remember looking up at the beautiful archway at the main entrance of the school building and saying to myself, "You lucky guy...what an honor!" It truly has been an honor being the Principal of Holy Name School.
I get to work alongside an incredible faculty and staff who: have persevered through the ups-and-downs of the year, prepared the young minds of their students, modeled moral and ethical practices, kept families posted with important information, continued with their professional development, assisted each other in technology and educational resources (especially during Distance Learning), supported each other and their students to share a smile, prayed with and for the Holy Name community, and kept the mission and philosophy of Holy Name at their core. They truly are a magnificent bunch!
I was also fortunate to be a member of the Parish team, led by the wonderful and talented Father Arnold Zamora. It was a privilege to be in his company and have a laugh and to always have the members of the HN community in his mind and mostly his soul. After 11 years, Father will be moving to another parish; however his heart will always be at Holy Name. Thank you Father for everything you have done for us.
Finally, I would like to thank the students and families of Holy Name School. You welcomed me with open arms. The kids always shared a wave, a smile, or a hug. The energy and love that was brought to school everyday was what was amazing. And even though the halls went quiet on March 12th...the energy never ceased, the smiles were ever present, and the waves sent through the screens had vibration. Love is what sends that energy. And one day, it will fill the halls of Holy Name again and that archway I looked at 9 months ago will be happy to welcome you all back.
God bless...have a wonderful, restful, and safe summer!

Michael Miller, Principal
"Most sacred heart of Jesus, I place my trust in thee."
A Final Note from Fr. Arnold, Pastor
I guess this is my last message to you but not of goodbyes. I will just say “see you around” since I will just be few minutes away. Thank you very much for the beautiful message you left in the “Thank You wall” and through the many different types of social communications, text, email including video messages. I appreciate your thoughts and kind words and treasure your friendship.

Holy Name School was always so close to my heart and will forever be. Even as we walk through separate roads, we have a golden bridge called "PRAYER" that links our lives together.
So today, like any other day, I lift to GOD all your wholeness, needs, fears, aspirations, intentions, wishes, concerns and endeavors.
May He sanctify the labor of your hands and grant you good health, peace of mind and heart, wisdom; and answer all your deepest prayers.

      Aloha for now!
      Thanking you forever by saying God bless you always!

      -Fr. Arnold

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  • Please download the following links in order to prepare for the Summer and the Fall.
  • New Families, please complete the sections below
  • Many dates on the calendar are tentative at the moment due to Covid-19
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school Office for clarification.

2020 - 2021 Chairperson and Volunteer Sign-Ups
  • Please look at your future calendars and if you would like to serve the Holy Name Community as a chairperson for an event or begin planning your volunteer service, it would be wonderful to please fill-out the following Sign-Up Sheet: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4CAEAB2FA7FD0-committee
  • Many of the events are tentative (at the moment), however planning for the events still needs to move forward and we need those awesome parents of Holy Name to sign-up early.
  • If you are already scheduled to be a chairperson, please sign-up in this link anyway so we have all information in one form.
  • Remember...it takes many people behind the scenes to make an event happen! THANK YOU!
  • We have been working diligently to fill teacher's positions for the 20-21 school year. A huge thank you to Miss Rivieccio and Mrs. McCaffrey, who assisted Mr. Miller in the selection process. Please welcome these new additions to our Holy Name Faculty:

  • Jane Kaprosch - 5th Grade Homeroom - Miss Kaprosch will be moving over from the preschool to the Big School! She completed her student teaching in a 5th grade setting and is looking forward to continuing her journey in education with us.
  • Brian McGovern - 4-8 Advanced Math & K-3 Math Resource - Mr. McGovern has spent many of his years teaching different levels of math at schools in the City and is looking forward to continuing in a Catholic school where students can be stimulated academically, feel cared for and will promote a sense of belonging in the community.
  • Vanessa Gamache - Junior High Counselor - Vanessa comes to us from St. John's School in the City and will continue to work with our junior high teens as they explore adolescence. She will continue to lend her expertise in social-emotional learning in the classroom and will be their to assist homeroom teachers as well.
  • Robert Schneider - PE/Athletic Director/School Safety - Robert joins Holy Name School in the hopes to be a part of a close school community. He has spent the last few years teaching health and PE for the SFUSD and Oakland Unified School District. He spent his time at SFUSD as an Athletic Director as well. 

  • 1st Prize: Two-night stay at Manchester Grand Hyatt
  • Don Wilson

  • 2nd Prize: Choice of 4 SF Giants Field Club Level tickets (game date TBD) or a Fitbit Charge 3
  • Brian Law

  • 3rd Prize: $250 in cash
  • Lilybeth Go

SummerGATE for Summer 2020
  • Holy Name is happy to announce that it will work in partnership with SummerGATE to host a summer program for essential workers ONLY.
  • This would make an excellent opportunity for those that will be on the reopening Task Force at Holy Name to see what is successful with following current Health Dept. guidelines.
  • There will be two 3-week sessions:
  • June 15th to July 3rd
  • July 6th to July 24th
  • SummerGATE has agreed to the following safety standards as well:
  • We will have temperature checks each morning before children are admitted for the day. 
  • Parents will not be allowed on site - only our small staff.
  • Rigorous hand-washing will be regular and routine, as well as regular wiping down of all surfaces with disinfectant wipes.
  • Teachers will be masked.
  • Children may only be in groups of 10, and they must remain with that same group throughout the day. 
  • There will be no larger group gatherings of any kind, or mixing of groups. 
  • The caregivers must remain with the same group of 10 throughout the day.
  • Children will be socially distanced within their groups of 10. 
  • Maximum of 60 kids will be on site at any given time.
  • We will keep classrooms well-ventilated with fresh air and utilize the yard for distanced exercise. 
  • We will have staggered dismissal to avoid group gatherings of any kind.
  • Group singing, indoor exercise, or other “heavy breathing” indoor activities will be prohibited but we will do what we can on the yard. 
  • As a special offer, SummerGATE will hold spaces for Holy Name Families of essential workers.
  • Limited Space still available for Sessions I and II!
  • Families are encouraged to voluntarily drop from SummerGATE if you have alternate childcare options or if you are not under the bracket of "essential worker" or "allowed to work." 
  • For more information, please visit their website at www.summergate.org
A Message from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools
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