January 8, 2019  


D ear Holy Name Families,  
Happy 2019! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Hopefully you were able to get some much deserved rest. It is so great to be back at school with your children.  

  • This Saturday, January 12th is our 7th and 8th Grade Social. We are still looking for some help setting up Saturday morning. We would also love to find 5 more chaperones to help that evening. Please click here to volunteer. 
  • Our General Parent Guild Meeting is next Tuesday evening, January 15th. We hope that you will attend!
  • Please note that we will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21st so there will be no school that Monday.
  • Our Catholic Schools Week Mass is Sunday, January 27th at 9:30AM.We ask that all students attend this mass in their uniforms. All families are invited to our Open House afterwards and our Science Fair in the gym. 
We hope your 2019 is off to a wonderful, happy, and healthy start!
Natalie Cirigliano, Principal


January 8, 2019
This NEW YEAR, I wish you and your family not just smiles but laughter, not just happiness but pure joy, and not just wealth but heaven's treasure. 
May the Lord's abundant graces and blessings pour on you and all your entire family on this special day. 

Have a meaningful and blessed NEW YEAR 2019!
-Fr. Arnold

Save the date for our annual Talent Show, on Friday, February 15! Auditions for students will begin next week!

This Thursday will benefit a non-profit called 'Mama Rescue '

Mama Rescue a non profit organization seeks to improve maternal health in various areas of Africa. It aims to reduce the three principal delays that lead to 75% of maternal deaths:  1. The Delay in seeking care; 2. The Delay in accessing care; 3. The Delay in receiving appropriate care at the hospital.    Mama Rescue is an  automated,  cloud-based platform  that facilitates transport for mothers in labor and communication between health centers and hospitals. We've created a scalable, sustainable, and user-friendly system using  existing infrastructure,  such as simple mobile phones and mobile money systems.


Applications and assessments are currently under way for next year's kindergarten class. We would like to be able to hold your child's space for kindergarten before they fill up.  Please submit your application as soon as possible. The packets are available from the school office. Please call or email us at lcheetham@holynamesf.com. for one and we will send it home with your older child. 

For $3.00 your child may have Skinny Pop popcorn and Free Dress on Wednesday, January 16. 


Holy Name School
Extracurricular Offerings
Winter / Spring 2019
This Friday is the last day for online signups for the extracurricular classes!

"Animals Galore" (Gr K-8)
"Popstars Favorite Foods" (Gr 1-8):
"App Inventor" (Gr 1-4)
"Game Casting" (Gr 5-8)
"Drawing" (Gr 1-4)
... and much more!

Here are some of the returning classes:
Engineering for Kids (Gr K-5)
Chess (Gr K-8)
Coding (Gr 6-8)
Cartooning (Gr 5-8)
Art (Gr K-8)

All classes will begin in January 2019.

 Please note that families will be billed through FACTS in January 2019.

Event Ticket Sales:Discounted tickets are available online  NOW for a  limited time ONLY from January 8 th-16 th2019!
Purchase your tickets online at www.auctria.com/auction/hnsauction
Discounted tickets will be $55 per person during online sale and $65 per person after. Purchase your tickets early to enjoy the savings.  ( Discount available for online purchase ONLY.) We are also offering 2 exciting ticket packages to make your "Evening Under the Stars" even more memorable. 
Raffle Tickets:Each student received in the Tuesday envelope 2 booklets of raffle tickets for 3 AMAZING prizes. Please make an effort to sell as many raffle tickets as possible. Additional tickets are available in the school office. 
1stPrize: Two Night stay at the SF Palace Hotel and $250 CASH ($1450 value)
2ndPrize: Two Night stay at the SF Grand Hyatt ($800 value)
3rdPrize: $250 CASH
The class that sells the highest percentage of raffle tickets will earn a Root Beer Float Party. Additionally, students will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a scooter. 
Donations:Please keep those donations coming!  Here are the current class standings for donations:
6A- 17%
2 nd-11%
5 th-10%
3 rd- 6%
7A and 7B (tied)-4%
8A, 8B, 1 stand K (tied)- 0%
Questions? Please contact Shannon Jarman or William Fung at holynameauction@yahoo.com
Thank you for your support!

for the 2nd annual San Francisco Tough Cookie 5K/1K Fun Run benefiting Holy Name before prices go up. 
Only $25 for the 5K until Feb. 9, when prices jump up to $35. The run will be on Sunday, April 7, at 8:30am in Golden Gate Park (same place as last year). Participants will get a tech race shirt, cookies from The Slanted Door Restaurant, and a raffle entry for a chance to win an Apple Watch.    For corporate sponsorships, please contact Monica Syler at monica_syler@yahoo.com  or sfcookierun@gmail.com

Click HERE for sponsorship forms and more race information. To VOLUNTEER, sign up HERE or  contact Mariel Myers at  marielmyers1@gmail.com . The next planning meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6pm in the Art Room.
Discounted tickets are available online 
NOW  for a  limited time ONLY  from January 8 th -16 th 2019!
Students now have these opportunities to win prizes: 
Registrations -  Prize to student who brings in the most registrations
Sponsorships - Students can use their personal sponsorship page to get sponsorships from friends and family and be eligible to win any of these prizes:

1st Prize Apple IPad
 2nd Prize. 4 tickets to Great America
3rd Prize. $100 gift certificate to Sports Basement

 for more info.

A spectacular night is in the works, as we invite our ALUMNI to cheer on our basketball teams this Friday night. Please consider helping out at the Snack Bar and be a part of the action!!! 
Six people, two shifts, one outstanding Featured Menu.
 Tickets are now on sale for this Sunday's basketball tournament against St. Cecilia. Tickets are $2.00 each and entitles ticket holders to Free Dress this Friday in red and black! Each player must have a ticket. There will be a rally in the afternoon. Tickets purchased on Sunday will be $3.00. 

The schedule for games at St. Ignatius are as follows:  
10:00am SC 6-9 vs HN 6-10
11:0am SC 6-3/6-7 vs HN 6-6
12:00pm SC 6-1/6-2 vs HN 6-4
1:00pm SC 7-6 vs HN 7-8
2:00pm SC 7-1/7-4 vs HN 7-5
3:00pm SC 8-8* vs HN 8-6
4:00pm SC 8-2/8-4* vs HN 8-3

* Eighth grade players must have a parent representative present at the game for a special ceremony. 

Personalized girls' uniform fittings for girls in grades 6 and up will take place on January 17 at at 6:00pm in Flanagan Center. 

COACHES: Please return all volleyballs to school. 
GIRLS: Please return clean uniforms to the school office.

are on Thursday, January 24,  in Flanagan Center. The schedule is as follows:
4:30 3 Green 5:30 6-4
4:40 3 Orange 5:40 6-6
4:50 4-1 5:50 7-5
5:00 4-5 6:00 7-8
5:10 5-4 6:10 8-3
5:20 6-10 6:20 8-6



*Crab Fest 2019
* Grandparents and Special Friends Day information - 3 sheets
* Shirt design
* Auction materials
* Keyboard Educators signup
* Thank you for layette letter

front of 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.