March 5, 2019  

There are no extracurricular classes this week.

 If your child is ill please keep him or her home. With the rain our students have been staying indoors and germs are rampant. Thank you for working together with us.

Ash Wednesday Mass, March 6, 9:00am (no school Mass on Thursday)
Monday, March 15 is a 12:30 dismissal
Monday, March 18 is a school holiday (Pastor's holiday)
Monday, March 25 is a 12:30 dismissal
 Thursday, April 4 is Spring Picture Day 


Dear Families,  
I hope this email finds you all well!  It was wonderful seeing so many of you at   First Communion/ Special Blessing and our St. Patrick's Dinner this past weekend. It is hard to believe that our Auction will be here before you know it! If you have not yet bought your tickets or volunteered to help please do so- we would love to have full participation at this year's auction!

As we are in the heart of cold season, we would like to ask that you keep your children home for 24 hours if they are not feeling well/ have any fevers. Thank you in advance for your partnership in trying to keep germs out of the classrooms as best we can.  
Please note our upcoming events:
  • Thursday, March 12th- St.Vincent de Paul Sandwiches- Students are invited to bring an extra sandwich in the morning to donate to St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Monday, March 18- No School
  • Friday, March 22- Third Quarter Ends
  • Saturday, March 23rd- Auction
  • Sunday, April 7- Tough Cookie Fun Run 
Many of our students are traveling this week. All the teachers have reported that they are having a great time and staying warm!

 Have a wonderful week!



March 5, 2019
The importance of loved ones and good friends is like the importance of our heartbeat. 
They are not visible but they silently support our life.
When our arms can't reach those people who are close to our heart,
we can always hug them with our prayers.
Prayers for those who are away this week. 
A Blessed Lent to all!
-Fr. Arnold

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday tomorrow. We will be attending Mass tomorrow at 9:00. 

Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this weekend. 

There is Free Dress and a Pringles snack for $3.00 on Tuesday, March 12. 

Your nomination form should be returned no later than March 15. Please voice an opinion for your new Parent Guild Board. 


To order the yearbook and customize your pages:
  • Go to 
  • Enter Holy Name passcode: 121014117459144285 
  • Deadline to order and for free custom page: Apr 13
We need your photos for the yearbook!
Please follow instructions below to send photos:
  • Please email photos to the yearbook email address
  • In the subject line, include event name and grade(s) represented (candids are good too, but label with grade)
  • Please choose a select few to send, not the entire "roll" of film.
Free LoveLines til March 15th!  
Please click the link to fill in the form.  Deadline for all LoveLines is April 1st

8th Grade parents: We will be contacting you for information/photos needed.  


Don't Forget Your
Raffle Tickets!!!
Every student received two raffle tickets several weeks back for 3 AMAZING prizes.   Currently, only 25% of the school has participated in the raffle.  Please make an effort to sell at least the two books that were sent home, and come back to the office to pick up more. Raffle tickets should be sent back to the school office before March 13, 2019 to be counted towards the classroom incentives.  Unsold raffle tickets need to be returned to the office for redistribution.
             1st Prize -2 Night stay at the SF Palace Hotel and $250 CASH ($1450 value)
            2nd Prize- 2 Night Stay at the SF Grand Hyatt ($800 value)
            3rd Prize -$250 CASH
Winners will be announced during the Live Auction on Saturday March 23rd, 2019
Ticket Sales: Purchase your auction tickets online at2019 "An Evening Under the Stars" TICKETS
Use CODE "star2019" to receive $5 off your ticket price!
The auction is just  3 weeks away!Don't miss out on attending this fun filled event! Remember, this is an adults-only event, so please book your babysitter now!
We have quite an evening planned for you on the 23rd.  Here are some of the things you can look forward to: This year's auction features fabulous food catered by Thai Rice Spoon Catering, delicious cocktails by Slanted Door, DJ, Dancing, and spectacular lighting by Fog City Entertainment, fun games, fabulous items to bid on, and much more. Local Auctioneer Frank Hanna is back for his 4 thHN auction so there won't be a dull moment in our live auction bidding! To end the evening with a bang, we will have DJ and dancing from 10 - midnight.  
There is something for everybody, and the best part is that we can collectively raise funds to further improve the Enrichment Programs at Holy Name and have a fun-filled night out!If this is your first year at our school, or first time you will attend the auction, please check out the link for pictures from last year's auction:  2018 "Open Your Heart" Auction
A Sneek Peek:Our HN Students and Home Room Parents have been hard at work creating beautiful and diverse art projects for the auction. 
We will be displaying a preview of the Classroom Art Projects in the art room on Friday March 15 that morning drop off and afternoon pick up. (Note: 3/15 is a 12:30 dismissal day). Your kids are so proud of their work and they would love to share it with you!  Artwork will be exclusively sold at the Auction! 
A huge shout out to our Auction Art Coordinating Parents: Sabrina Toy (K), Vikki Costello (1 st), Maureen Arriola (1 st), Jennifer Alahwal (2 nd), Jennifer Quijano (2 nd),Kris Toscanini (3 rd), Winnie Kong-Tran (3 rd), Bonnie Wang (4 th), Kim Phan (4 th), Betty Phan (5 th), Trish Fung (5 th), Vonnie Jeter (6 th), Jen LesCallet (5 th), Christina Ignatius (5 th), Estela Garcia-Murillo (7 th), Kim Quon (7 th), Julie Quock (8 th) and Michelle Auyong (8 th).
Volunteer Opportunities:  Auction Volunteer Sign Ups
We still have quite a few volunteer spots to fill.  Even if you have already fulfilled your service hours for the year, please consider lending a hand. If you aren't planning on attending the event, we could really use people to help staff game booths, check guests in, etc. 
Auction Meeting: Our next auction meeting is this Thursday (3/7) at 6:30 in the science room. 
There are so many ways to help and contribute to the success of our auction. From soliciting for donations, to purchasing raffle tickets, to volunteering to help work the event or even attending the event as a guest.  We can't do it alone. We need the help of our amazing parents to make our "Evening Under the Stars" Auction a magical night. 
Please contact Shannon Jarman or William Fung at:
Thank you for your support!

Register now and save $5 on the 5K with the coupon code:  ToughCookie2019
The run will be on Sunday, April 7, at 8:30am in Golden Gate Park.  Participants get a tech race shirt, a cookie from The Slanted Door and a raffle entry for a chance to win an Apple Watch. Our next planning meeting is Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30pm in the Art Room.  To VOLUNTEER, sign up HERE or  contact Mariel Myers at . Volunteers get a race shirt, cookie and service hours.

Want to win an iPad, Great America tickets or $100 to Sports Basement?
Students registered for the race can use their personal  sponsorship page to fundraise. (Check your race registration confirmation email for instructions.)  Prizes will be awarded to the 3 students who raise the most money through these sponsorships.

2019 Vision Screening VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
Dates March 20 and March 21, 2019 
Still in need of service hours? 
Contact Noreen Chan (415)370-5247 or
We need 8 volunteers each day listed above. 
Service hours will be provided from 8am-2pm. Please email or call me. 


Is your child interested in becoming an Altar Server?
Register here: Altar Server Registration Form  
Already an Altar Server but haven't signed up for Mass this month?

March 30th - Activity TBD, Sandwich Making?
April 13th - Holy Eucharist, Activity TBD
May 11th (May 12th is Mother's Day and May 20th - 27th Easter Break) - Activity focused on Easter or Mary
June 2nd - Host Coffee and Doughnuts
YM and Altar Server Ministry will host a combined picnic on June 15th from 11-4 at San Bruno City Park, Picnic Site #12
Questions regarding Youth Ministry? Please contact Julie Quock at 


The girls' basketball season starts this Saturday. Join us in the gym for our 3rd graders at 9:00 and 5th graders at 10:00. Go Panthers!

Pictures for girls' basketball, boys' volleyball and boys' baseball will be taken on March 28. Please watch this space for the schedule.



Returning to Holy Name School registration  - March 22, 2019 ($500.00 for students entering grades 1 through 7 next school year; $650.00 for students entering 8th grade)

Capital Campaign fee - May 31, 2019

For your information as you are doing taxes, you may access the information from your FACTS account for your health care spending detail. 


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