September 10,  2019

   
PRINCIPAL'S LETTER
 
Dear Holy Name Families,  

The grace of the Holy Spirit permeates through the Holy Name Community. Our school will be  celebrating the annual Spirit Mass, led by the school leadership of Student Council members. They chose the theme of Love. I could not think of a more perfect word that would connect Holy Name School to its Parish. Love is the awesome representation of what brings community together. After the Spirit Mass begins the annual International Food Fest that brings a whole new love of community spirit, one that enriches the taste buds and fills the stomach. It is an event that brings members of our school, our Parish, our neighborhood, our city together. The love of food and the love of God truly brings the Holy Spirit to the Holy Name Community today. Please join us after Mass and share the love of good food, good friends, and good neighbors!

Some Upcoming Important Dates and Events:
  • Sunday, September 15th 
    • Spirit Mass at 9:30 am 
    • International Food Fest at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 24th
    • General Parent Guild Meeting
      • following the Guild meeting - 8th & 7th Grade Information Meeting regarding the East Coast Trip
  • Wednesday, September 25th
    • Picture Retake Day
  • Sunday, September 29th
    • Family Class Mass led by the 4th Grade
    • Mother/Son Bowling Event (see below)
As always, we are so happy to have you as part of our  school . If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out. Have a wonderful week! 

Mr. Miller, Principal
AMDG
 

    
SPIRIT MASS / INTERNATIONAL FOOD FEST

We look forward to seeing our school community at our opening school Mass this Sunday, September 15, at 9:30. Students who come in full dress uniform on Sunday will earn a Free Dress Day on Monday!


 

The International Food Fest follows the Mass on the gym. Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Order your discount tickets now. Prices are higher at the door. It's all you can eat of a wide variety of international delights! See the information below.


communion-priest.jpg
Dear parents / guardians,
 
With the school year now fully underway I am sending out this notification to all parents relating to the sacraments at Holy Name school.

If your son / daughter has not been baptized and would like to join the Catholic faith community here at HN please reach out to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

If your son / daughter has been baptized in a different location and would like to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion please let the homeroom teacher know also. If your son / daughter has received Baptism and Communion the next sacrament is Confirmation (taken by students in 7th grade). Students must be age appropriate to receive the sacraments.

At Holy Name everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing all of you at the schools Spirit Mass on Sunday September 15th 2019.
 
Regards,
Mr Ryan.


  
WORDS FROM OUR PASTOR, FATHER ARNOLD
September 10, 2019
No matter where the road of life takes us every day, we pray that we find a piece of heaven in every place we go and in everything we do.
Enjoy the piece of heaven we are in now and help create a piece of heaven on earth by works of charity and justice. 
Be a channel of God's grace.

GOD BLESS us all!
-Fr. Arnold



   jack-o-lantern.jpg  
FRIGHT FEST 2019
We are inviting all chairs, co-chairs and volunteers to our meeting next 
Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00pm in the  ART room. We hope to see you there!

Save the date! The Fright Fest will be on Saturday, October 26.

We hope to see you there!

Deann Loggins (6th) & Jaimee Hare (2nd)
Fright Fest Chairs


 


 VIDEO GAME NIGHT
Saturday, October 5, 5:00 - 10:00
Your child brought home flyers for Video Game Night and an equipment request. This is a fun night held in our gym where families can hang out on couches and play games. All are welcome! 


 
EXTRACURRICULAR  CLASSES INFORMATION AND SIGN UPS
ATTENTION PARENTS! If you have signed up for Scratch or Hip Hop for our child, we ask that you please resubmit your enrollment on the link below. You will not be charged twice. 

Soccer, grades 3 to 5, and fencing classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment. Thank you. 
Registration may be made through this link:
Register @ http://bit.ly/HNSFall19



 
PANTHER REMINDERS

Please cheer our Panther volleyball girls on and join us in the gym this weekend! Girls volleyball games in our gym this weekend are as follows:

Friday, September 20, 2019
6:00pm 8-4 vs Salesian
7:00pm 7-1 vs OLV
8:00pm 8-1/2 vs St. Anne

Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00am 6-4 vs. St. John
10:00am 6-1/2 vs Cornerstone
11:00am 4-3 vs OLPH
12:00pm 3 green vs Epiphany



 

HOT LUNCH REMINDERS
Parents: Please update your child's current grade on the SchoolFoodies site. It will make distribution of food easier if we have your child's correct grade. 

Please know that water will be given to those students that requested water on the hot lunch ordering website, www.SchoolFoodies.com. Our school code is HNS.
 

 
  

All are welcome to Holy Name's Youth Ministry
 
About Youth Ministry : Youth Ministry is a faith-based group focused on putting our values into action. Led by Sr. Cristina and Fr. Simon, we focus on empowerment, participation and growth. We generally meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month following the 5pm mass at the Pastoral Center, 1555 39th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122. All are welcome to join, and a light meal will be provided. Please bring your forms for service hours to each event.
 
Sept 21 - Youth Mass (Tri N.) followed by YM Mtg - Review of YM Mission. Welcome new members. Service project - Make 200 sandwiches for Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry.
 
Oct 19 - Youth Mass (Riordan) followed by YM Mtg - Michael G - Children's Ministry - Penny Drive for Philippines
 
Oct 26 - Fright Fest - Altar Server / YM Booth - YM to sell succulents
 
Nov 16 - Youth Mass followed by YM Mtg - Collection of Toiletries, Socks / Underwear (Size M and L) and Crackers for Care Packages for St. Agnes.  [Please start collections for care packages now and drop them off the in the office marked for Youth Ministry.]
 
Dec 14 - Youth Mass (Tri N) followed by YM Mtg - Topic - Advent Season; living a life of Christ. Altar Server / YM combined Christmas Celebration.
 
Jan 11 - Youth Mass followed by YM Mtg --  Topic - Living a Apostolic Life. Service project - Make 200 sandwiches for Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry.
 
Please contact Erin Grogan at  egrogansf@gmail.com for more information.




   

CANDY SALE WINNERS AND UPDATE
CANDY FUNDRAISER UPDATE!


Below are the winners of the Early Bird 2 Candy Fundraiser! 
(Students, not siblings, turning in 2 cases by 9/3)

Remember, if you get a May B. Minty Gumball Clip On - Go show it to the office!  
You qualify for the Kona Ice! 

K:  Rylan Alahwal
      Lucas Chang
      Bella Chung
      Adam Clarke
      Jeremy La
      Edmund Lee
      Ayden Patel
      Fernando Tsang
      Mason Yau

1:  Andrew Chan
     Christopher Chan
     Joshua Chinn
     Jamie Fogarty
     Bradley Hess
     Timothy Ng
     Cadence Or
     Catherine Song     
     Everett Tom
     Giuliana Torpis
     Sophie Wong
     Zachary Young

2:  Roisin Cotter
     Luna Guerrero
     Matteo Herrera-Bermudez
     Logan Lam
     Carden Lee
     Julia Lee

3:  Rihya Alahwal
     Madison Chan
     Nolan Chan
     Isabella Chinn
     Natalie Clarke
     Grayson Fong
     Aiden Lee
     Jenevieve Phui
     Danilo Quijano
     Janie Tam
     November Tom

4:  Lucy Galvin
     Angelina Ho
     Ashley Kofman
     Jaden Lee
     Sarah McLaughlin
     Joie Wong

5:  Riana Hanna
     Colton McKie
     Kira Morrow
     Gia Song
     YahShuah Tuliao

6A:  Hanna Estelle
       Nathaniel Li
       Payton Ngau

6B:  Mark Gabancho

7A:  Lauren Ignatius

7B:  Karina Hanna
       Madison Lee
       Selena Lee
       Andy LesCallett
       Addison Low
       Ryan Nghi
       Giselle Palma
       Anthony Saoud



8A:  Alexandra Hohlovici
       Nicholas Ng
       Ethan Yeung 

8B:  Myra Chen
       Jaylyn Remolona








 
Hello Holy Name Parents! My name is Angela Yip and I'm thrilled to be our school's Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator. 

Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school. You can place the Box Tops in the special Box Tops box in Extended Care. The lifetime earnings for the school was $3900.00 for our school from Box Tops. This school year with your help, we hope to get more earnings! 

Box Tops is modernizing the program for the next generation of participants. At its core, the Box Tops for Education program structure and purpose remain the same - to help schools get what they need. The physical clips are going away eventually, and the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Instead of clipping, checking expirations dates, bundling and submitting, all Box Tops will be earned digitally via receipt scan. You can download the user-friendly Box Tops app, register and select Holy Name School at  https://www.boxtops4education.com , and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products. You'll continue to earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities. The app will automatically add Box Tops to Holy Name's earnings online, giving you access as to how you are supporting the school in real-time. Box Tops will still continue to honor all physical clips until they reach their expiration dates so please continue sending your clipped Box Tops to school. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here to help make our school's Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.

construction_hard_hat.jpg
SEISMIC PROJECT FUNDRAISING


PAPERS GOING HOME THIS WEEK
* International Food Fest information sheet
* Mother/Son Bowling event
* Video Game Night sign up form and help needed form




Please go and LIKE our new Facebook page!


  

front of school

RATE HOLY NAME SCHOOL! 

Please take a moment to help market our school by rating us on Yelp and Great Schools. Your positive feedback matters to those potential families who search schools on these sites. Thank you for helping to spread the word about Holy Name School!
 
Please print out a copy of your submission and turn it into the main office for a free dress pass for your child.