November 6,  2018   


D ear Holy Name Families,  
This week marks the beginning of the Second Quarter and the start of our second STAR Testing window! Today in your Tuesday envelopes you should have received detailed instructions on how to electronically sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences which will take place the week of Thanksgiving. If you have a child in junior high please schedule a meeting with his or her homeroom teacher and any additional teachers you would like to meet with. Should you have any issues signing up for a conference please call the Main Office. Please remember that Report Cards will be sent home on Friday.

We have had a change in a few events as well as added a few more. Please note the new dates:
  • 7th/ 8th Grade Social- January 12th 
  • Father/ Daughter Dance- February 8th
  • Talent Show- February 15th
  • Video Game Night- February 23rd
  • 1K/5K Tough Cookie Fun Run- April 7th 
  • 8th Grade Graduation Dance- May 18th

Please also note the upcoming events:
  • November 5-16- STAR Testing
  • Monday, November 12- No School- Veterans Day Holiday
  • Saturday, November 17- First Reconciliation
  • November 19-21- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday November 22- Friday, November 23- No School- Thanksgiving Break
We hope everyone enjoys the three-day weekend this coming weekend. A special thank you to all of you and your loved ones who have served and continue to serve our country. Happy Veterans Day. 

Natalie Cirigliano, Principal



GOD said trials are not the reason to give up; but a challenge to improve ourselves;
Pain is not an excuse to back out but an inspiration to move on;
Little keys can open big locks; simple words can express great thoughts; and
a sincere prayer everyday brings you G0D'S immeasurable blessings and grace.
Blessed day with the Lord and your families.
-Fr. Arnold


Friday, November 9, 2018
The Kona Ice Truck will be here this Friday, November 9, for those students who qualified in the candy sale. The truck will be in the schoolyard during lunch. The students who qualify are:

Kona Ice Winners:
 Matthew Abarca, Benito Foland, Noah Tuliao, Timothy Ng

1st Grade:
Roisin Cotter
Luna Guerrero
Matteo Herrera-Bermudez, Kensi Malindog

2nd Grade: 
 Rihya Alahwal, Nolan Chan, Aiden Lee, Jenevieve Phui, William Pule, Danilo Quijano, Jarvis Yang

3rd Grade:
Jack Foland 
Heidi Frantz, Sophia Howard, Sarah McLaughlin, Rhyan Nicdao, Jonathan Yeung 

 4th Grade:
Isabell Abarca, Santino Amador, Tristan Hoyt,
Kira Morrow, YahShuah Tuliao

5th Grade: 
 Hannah Estelle, Mark Gabancho ,Morgan Lee, Ethan Malindog, Michael Wong, Isabella Yee

Isobelle Dickow, Lauren Ignatius, Madison Lee, Andy LesCallett, Anthony Saoud ,Cassandra Hoyt

Alissa Wang

Samantha Fong, Jaylyn Remolona, Ethan Yeung

Myra Chen, Aiden Loi, Nicholas Ng

Dakota Chinn, Caitlyn Ju ,Elia Saoud

Jasmin Khuu, Josh Makhmudov ,Anna Snigorenko, Alexandra Stretch, Kenny Xie


November 8, 2018
People are hungry in our community. Even if employed, people earning minimum wage cannot afford both rent and food. People who are unhoused need not only a meal, but a place to feel welcomed. Hope's Corner is addressing these needs every Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. by providing a nutritious breakfast and providing a bag lunch for each person to take. In addition, we began offering free showers on Saturday mornings in August 2015. Our numbers have grown from a few dozen in our beginning in 2011 to now serving over 200 people every Saturday. Besides food, we provide a place for people to feel welcomed and build community. We collaborate with Second Harvest Food Bank, Community Services Agency, Peninsula Food Runners, Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange and others to help the people we serve connect with other available services.

The Fright Fest Raffle Committee thanks everyone for supporting this year's fundraiser.  We have reached an overall 70% participation!
Congratulations to our Winners Circle!
1st Place - Jaylyn Remolona, 7A
2nd Place - Alexandra Hohlovici, 7A
3rd Place - Cheryl Dicenzo, sold by Josiah and Azaria Martinez-Dicenzo, Blue Fish and 1st
Husky Tool Bag - B. Chen, Holy Name Parishioner
Spa Basket - Caleb Leung, 8B
Wine with Pack-It Bag - J&L Cheetham, Holy Name Staff
Wine with Shoe Holder - Jeremy Howell, sold by Matias Howell 2nd
Movie Night Basket - Yen Kim Tran, sold by Kelly Nguyen 3rd
Top 4 Selling Families-based on total amount sold
Jade and Jacob Tenorio - 5th and 1st
George, Elijah and Natalie Arriola - 4th, 2nd and 1st
Gavin Wu - Kindergarten
Skylar Campero - Blue Fish
Overall Class Standings - Pre-School and Holy Name School (based on participation percent)
Place                   Grade                   % of Sold
1st Place              Blue Fish              117%     = wins Gift Card - TBD
2nd Place            1st                          105%     = wins Gift Card - TBD
3rd Place              Red Fish               104%     = wins 1 Free Dress Pass
4th Place              Kindergarten         91%
5th Place              4th                         77%
6th Place              5th                         71%
7th Place              2nd                        64%
8th Place              7B                           59%
9th Place              8A                           57%
10th Place           3rd                         45%
11th Place           6A                           41%
12th Place           7A                           38%
13th Place           8B                           37%
14th Place           6B                           29%
Prizes for the families, classes and students will be handed to Homeroom teachers for distribution soon.
Many thanks to all students, families, and parishioners for your support and participation!  Because of your generosity and efforts, we are all winners.

There will be a $3.00 Icee popsicle and Free Dress offered tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7. 

The eighth grade class is hosting a rummage sale for their Washington D.C. trip in March. This rummage sale is focused on selling new or like new toys and gifts for the upcoming holidays. We have saved many new toys from the summer sale and will be collecting more toys and gifts.
       Donation Drop-off:
                        Fri, Nov 16th 5:00-7:00 pm in the Gym
                        Sat, Nov 17th 8:00-10:00 am in the Flanagan Center
       Rummage Sale Date/Time:   
                       Sat, Nov 17th 10:00-6:30 pm
                       Sun, Nov 18th 8:00-4:00 pm
       Location:  Flanagan Center

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! The Holy Name music room will once again be transformed into a book shopping extravaganza! The Fair will be held Monday through Thursday, December 3 to 6 from 8am to 4pm. It's a perfect time to browse before Christmas and give the gift of reading to a friend!  The Book Fair is a spectacular and exciting event that brings kids a fresh selection of  fiction, non-fiction, comics, history and even some cookbooks for adults!  We'll receive a variety of engaging and affordable books for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school! 

Let's get together to beautify the neighborhood and help the planet. The office of City Supervisor Katy Tang and the organization Climate Action Now! are planting trees along Sunset Boulevard on Saturday, November 17 from 10am-3pm. It is the first tree planting event along Sunset Boulevard in recent years. Meet at 37th Ave. and Pacheco. For more information, contact Markos Major at 

our relentless Fright Fest booth chairs and volunteers, hardworking set-up & clean-up crew, dedicated security team, ever-generous alumni family, awesome HN faculty/staff, and to our wonderful Holy Name community for supporting this year's Fright Fest. You made Fright Fest 2018 possible!

The final results of our raffle cash prize winners, top 3 selling classes, and top 3 selling families will be included in our next newsletter. Please stay tuned. 

Your Fright Fest Chairs,
January (5th, 1st)
Jaimee (K)
Noreen (2nd, alumni)


Congratulations to the Holy Name runners who tackled their first CYO Cross Country Championship race in Golden Gate Park last Sunday. It was the first year Holy Name had a cross country team and these runners did a great job representing the school. The 5th graders ran 1.25 miles and the 6-8th graders raced 2 miles. Hope to see you all at the Tough Cookie 5K/1K on 
April 7!
5th Grade: Eileen Chen, Aidan Grogan, Brendan Grogan, Lucas Fung
6th Grade: Jaiden Marx 
*4th for 6th grade Boys
7th Grade: Aidan D'Agostino, Lex Lehnert, Dean Myers, Megan Zang, Thomas Zang
*Thomas Zang: 10th overall/6th for 7th grade boys
8th Grade:  Luke Grogan
*9th overall/2nd for the 8th grade boys

SAVE THE DATE for the 2nd annual San Francisco Tough Cookie 5K/1K Fun Run benefiting Holy Name. The run will be on Sunday, April 7 at 8:30am at the Pioneer Log Cabin in Golden Gate Park (same place as last year). Registration will open shortly. Participants will get a race shirt, cookies from The Slanted Door and a raffle entry for a chance to win an Apple Watch. If you'd like to help plan the race, please contact Mariel Myers at marielmyers1@gmail.comFor corporate or company sponsorship, please contact: Monica Syler at  or
Sponsors donating at least $500 get their logo on the back of the race shirt and the registration site.

Girls volleyball PLAYOFF games in our gym this weekend are as follows:

Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00am 7-2 vs St. Brigid
10:00am 6-1 vs OLV
11:00am 5-4 vs NDV

Playoffs for CYO Volleyball teams are happening this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH! Come out and support our girls' teams and earn service hours while working the Snack Bar! Sign up   HERE.


Click here for a an order form to purchase $20 Dave & Buster's Power Cards which includes 218 chips and no activation fee!
$10.00 Jamba Juice cards purchased via this order form gets you one free for every one of 6 purchases! Order today!

* Parent Teacher conference sign up information 

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Please print out a copy of your submission and turn it into the main office for a free dress pass for your child.