October 8, 2019
Dear Holy Name Families,

As we move onward through October, many opportunities for service are beginning to arrive! Please remember that when the community works together, everyone benefits, but mostly, the children! Please contact the committees for Fright Fest, the Auction, or just your Head Room Parents to learn more about how you can help!

A huge thank you to Miss Herrera, who completed the HN framed bottle cap reuse art project! It is currently hanging by the computer room! It is wonderful tribute to recycling and Panther Pride! A big thank you too to Mr. McLaughlin, who assisted with hanging the art piece.

A KIND REMINDER... please eliminate the use of private online chat rooms for parents in classes for side conversations. This sets up ineffective communication options between parents, teachers, and the parish community...we need to set an example for the students in the school...if discussions need to take place, please use face-to-face conversations. Thank you.

--Mr. Miller, Principal

Some Upcoming Important Dates and Events:

  • 2nd Grade Sacrament Meeting - Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 pm in the Art Room next door to the 2nd grade classroom
  • Kindergarten Field Trip - Friday, October 11th
  • No School - Monday, October 14th - Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - October 15th, 16th, 17th - 12:30 pm Dismissals
  • No School - Friday, October 18th - Educator's Day for the Archdiocese of San Francisco *Teachers go to school!*
Holy Name School is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Please complete as soon as possible to reserve an appointment with your child's homeroom teacher(s) ONLY. If you still need to complete, please complete this TONIGHT . Thank you!


October 8, 2019
Kindness is just a simple gesture. 
Yet such a powerful asset. 
It can touch hearts and even change lives. 
Keep on being kind and inspire others so that GOD will enrich you.
From nothing to something, from something to everything and from everything to overflowing. 
I wish you enough of everything..
Have a grace filled days ahead!
-Fr. Arnold

Enjoy for free:
If your child is ready for kindergarten next fall, please click here for the application and information.
Monday, October 14, school holiday for Columbus Day
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10/15,16,17 12:30 dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 18, Student holiday, Teacher Professional Development Day, Archdiocesan wide
Halloween is coming soon!
Holy Name students may wear costumes to school Thursday, October 31. But before parents go out looking for costumes, please keep in mind...

...they must be simple so that the children can sit in their desks and can go to the restroom.

...Costumes should be in good taste and appropriate for a Catholic school.

...Costumes are NOT allowed if:
  • show disfigurement of the human face or body
  • imitate music groups or political groups that advocate violence
  • depict “creepy clowns”
  • have "weapons"
  • are not modest

...All must use sensitivity towards people of other cultures and those less fortunate.

Any child who comes to school with an inappropriate costume will be sent home to change. If children choose NOT to wear costumes, they must wear their school uniform.
Need to knock out a bunch of volunteer hours? What better way to do it than at the Fright Fest! Help make this fundraiser a success while seeing the excitement of all the kids’ faces when they see the awesome décor you help set up or while you work the booth. And of course, we can always use more clean-up volunteers. So if you’re up for a fun time volunteering, be sure to sign up below!
 The next committee meeting is tomorrow, 10/9/19 at 6 pm in the Science Room. All booth chairs and others interested are invited to attend.
Why should the kids have all the fun?? New this year – the Adult Costume Contest!!! Come dressed in your scariest, silliest or goofiest costumes and participate in the adult category of Fright Fest’s Costume Contest! And yes, there will be prizes for the adult category too! 
NOTE:   Fright Fest is a family-friendly event so please dress up accordingly. For the safety of the children, no face masks, please.
Tickets are still on sale! Tickets are needed to play all games and to purchase food. Don’t miss out on big savings by purchasing your tickets before October 23 rd !
20 tickets for $18.00
30 tickets for $25.00
60 tickets for $45.00
Prices increase to $1 per ticket after October 23 rd  so don’t miss out!
You may purchase game/food tickets in advance and pay through FACTs, cash or check. To pay via PayPal or credit card, go to  https://sites.google.com/view/2019frightfesttix/home
Reminder: If purchased via PayPal, please print your receipt and bring a copy to the WILL CALL booth located at the main ticket booth in the yard.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased / sold raffle tickets so far! 
As of now, the front runners are:
Kindergarten in the lead with 33% participation
1 st  grade following up with 27% participation
3 rd  grade rounding up the top three classes with 21% participation
CLASSES with 100% participation get a free dress day!
CLASS that brings in the most raffle ticket money gets a pizza party!
So, sell, Sell, SELL!
Don’t worry! If your class isn’t listed, it’s not too late! Keep selling those Fright Fest raffle tickets where the lucky winner will win cash prizes up to $1,000 !!!
If you’ve already sold all your raffle tickets, don’t stop there! Just stop by the office for more tickets or we can send them home to you. Just e-mail  tracymlee88@gmail.com  to ask for more!

UPDATED 2019 Candy Update and Winners!
HUGE apologies to those missed on this list initially!!!
We delivered 61 Cutie Bean Clip Ons and 37 Whiffer Clip Ons last week!
Remember, if you get a Mammoth Cutie Bean, show it to the office and that will qualify you for the Sky High Event!
Questions? Contact Jen LesCallett - jenniferlescallett@sbcglobal.net  
* Indicates winner!
7th/8th Grade Limo/Lunch Winners (Date TBD)
Karina Hanna (7B)
Lauren Ignatius (7A)
Madison Lee (7B)
Andy LesCallett (7B)
Ethan Yeung (8A)
Aiden Loi (8B)
Jaylyn Remolona (8B)
Anthony Saoud (7B)

Sky High Event Winners (Date TBD)
K: Rylan Alahwal
      Lucas Chang
      Bella Chung
      Benito Foland
1: Jamie Fogarty
     Zachary Young*
2: Luna Guerrero
     Matthew Hanna
     Matteo Herrera-Bermudez
     Carden Lee
3: Rihya Alahwal
     Nolan Chan
     Jenevieve Phui*
     Danilo Quijano
4: Jack Foland
     Jaden Lee
     Jonathan Yeung
5: Riana Hanna
6A: Hanna Estelle
       Morgan Lee
6B: Mark Gabancho
      Maribella Phan-Romero
7A: Lauren Ignatius
7B: Karina Hanna
       Madison Lee
       Andy LesCallett
       Anthony Saoud
8A: Ethan Yeung
8B:  Jaylyn Remolona
Kona Ice Winners (Date TBD)
K: Rylan Alahwal
      Lucas Chang
      Bella Chung
      Benito Foland
      Ayla Kofman
      Allyssa Lee
      Kina Wong
      Mason Yau *
1: Christopher Chan
     Jamie Fogarty
     James Hunt
     Catherine Song
     Everett Tom
     Paxton Wong
2: Roisin Cotter*
     Luna Guerrero
     Matthew Hanna
     Matteo Herrera-Bermudez
     Athan Kofman
     Carden Lee
3: Rihya Alahwal
     Madison Chan
     Nolan Chan
     Grayson Fong
     Maurice Hunt
     Aiden Lee
     Jenevieve Phui*
     Danilo Quijano
     November Tom
4: Jack Foland
     Lucy Galvin
     Angelina Ho*
     Ashley Kofman
     Jaden Lee
     Sarah McLaughlin*
     Lily Toscanini
     Joie Wong
     Jonathan Yeung
5: Riana Hanna
     Tristan Hoyt
     Kira Morrow*
     Gia Song
6A: Hanna Estelle
       Morgan Lee
6B: Mark Gabancho
       Maribella Phan-Romero
7A: Lauren Ignatius
7B: Karina Hanna
       Cassandra Hoyt
       Madison Lee
       Andy LesCallett
       Giselle Palma
       Anthony Saoud
8A: Ethan Yeung
8B: Aiden Loi
       Jaylyn Remolona
Are you an Amazon shopper? Remember, only purchases at  smile.amazon.com (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app) support our charity.
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.
All are welcome to Holy Name's 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.
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.

Jr. High - Upcoming High School Open Houses
Sacred Heart Cathedral : Saturday, October 19th from 9am-11am
Mercy Burlingame : October 14th from 6pm
Riordan : October 27th from 9am-11am
Convent : October 27th from 1pm
Mercy (SF) : November 3rd at 10:00am
Saint Ignatius : November 3rd from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Stuart Hall : November 10th from 1pm
ICA : November 16th from 9am
Serra : November 17th from 1pm

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, October 11, 2019
6:00pm 3 Red vs MDA
7:00pm 4-3 vs St. Anne
8:00pm 8-6 vs Waldorf
Saturday, October 12, 2019
9:00am 3 Green vs St.Thomas Apostle
10:00am 5-2 vs St. Stephen
11:00am 8-4 vs St. Cecilia
In the hopes to more properly dispose of recycling, compost, and trash, we will be asking students who bring their lunch to school in lunch boxes or bags, to bring home the used containers, baggies, juice boxes, etc.
Please discuss with your kids as well the importance of taking care of our planet, by first taking care of our trash properly at school.
Thank you!
Papers Going Home This Week
*Fright Fest announcement flyer
* Fright Fest early bird game/food ticket order form
*Fright Fest grocery booth donations


Please check the Lost & Found in the EC!
The pile is growing!!

Unclaimed items will be donated to the needy or tossed!


Please take a moment to help market our school by rating us on Yelp, Great Schools, Google, Facebook. 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.