September 24, 2019
Dear Holy Name Families,

We hope you like the new streamlined digital newsletters!

As we progress through September and the Spirit Mass, Candy Sale, and International Food Fest are behind us, we continue to move onto the next huge community spirit event for Holy Name. But, which one?! There are so many! The best way to communicate what is on the horizon and what you may be interested in helping with, plus how the previous fundraisers and events have performed, would be to join the Parent Guild at a General Parent Meeting coming up tonight! This is an excellent way to ask questions and keep apprised on upcoming events.

It has been a wonderful first month or so of the school year and I have been popping into classrooms every chance I get! It's certainly a thrill for me to hear all about what the students are working on in the classroom, how their volleyball teams did, what they did at a friends birthday party, and wonderful what I did on my weekend. You have such amazing kids!

I look forward in seeing you all tonight!

--Mr. Miller, Principal

Some Upcoming Important Dates and Events:
TONIGHT! - Tuesday, September 24th
General Parent Guild Meeting
following the Guild meeting - 8th & 7th Grade Information Meeting regarding the East Coast Trip
**FYI - no child care will be available for the meeting**
TOMORROW - Wednesday, September 25th
Picture Retake Day
Sunday, September 29th
Family Class Mass led by the 4th Grade
Mother/Son Bowling Event (see below)

September 24, 2019
In Parents Guild, good relationships are built. 
Treasure the people who became your friends at school. 
One day our children will see our pictures and ask 'Who are these people?' 
And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say:
Blessings to you! -Fr. Arnold
Enjoy for free:
Your FACTS account recently showed a $350.00 charge for the yearly Capital Project. This fee supports the maintenance of the school building. The amount is due in full by January 31, 2020. You may divide your payments for your convenience with the full amount paid by January 31st. 

The yearly church donation to remain on Plan A is due by December 31. 2019. The suggested yearly donation is $350.00. 
Make-Up Picture Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25 if you were dissatisfied with the pictures. Please have your child bring the entire packet of pictures to the photographer on Wednesday.

If your child did not have a picture taken please call the office for an order form. 

If you ordered and paid for pictures and did not receive them, we are in touch with the company, but you may contact Lifetouch directly at (866)955-8342.
When placing your child's lunch order for October please remember to update our child's grade from last year.

You can earn service hours by volunteering for lunch duty. Please see the volunteer form your child brought home today. You will be notified if you are chosen to serve.
Thank you Parents for your wonderful response and interest for the Peer Tutoring Service. The early slots (3:15-3:45) for Mondays and Tuesdays are all full. There are open slots - 6 for Monday and 6 for Tuesday - for the 3:45-4:15 sessions. If these later times still work for your little one, please feel free to email Ms. Paula Mak at 

This year's Fright Fest is on Saturday, October 26 th ! It's a fun-filled day of carnival games, inflatables, haunted house, bingo, costume contest, raffle, great food and MORE!

The festivities begin at 10 am, followed by the Monster Mash Dance at 6 pm and returning this year, Trick-Or-Treat walk.
Raffle tickets were distributed to each family in today’s family envelope. The chance of winning the California Lottery is 1 in 14 million. The chance of winning a FF raffle prize is way better than that! J The drawing will be held on the day of the event at 5 pm. You do not have to be present to win.
1 st prize $1000          2 nd prize $500        3 rd prize $250
Prizes will also be awarded to the top 3 selling classes, based on the highest percentage of sales, and to the top 3 selling families, based on the total dollar amount sold. So get out there and sell, sell, sell!
Thank you in advance for your support and good luck!
For any questions regarding the raffle, please contact Tracy Lee at .
Prize Booth
Donations are requested for any brand new, unused toys for our spectacular prize booth! Arts & crafts items, sports themed toys, Lego, slime, stationary sets are some examples. Please drop off your items in the office by October 25. Please contact Jaimee Hare at with any prize booth questions.

A Special THANK YOU for those that coordinated the Food Fest!

Estela Garcio-Murillo, thank you for your dedication and service for the IFF for all these years. And to Bernadette Frias, who co-chaired the IFF...It is truly a marvelous event that has been wonderfully organized!

And a huge round of applause for our chairs and co-chairs for the tasty nibbles and sips offered at the IFF!

Parking Ted Estelle & Einar Nakapaahu
Ticketing Stephanie Wong & Tracy Lee
Hawaiian Booth Nathan Yang & David Leung
Middle Eastern Booth Lisa Hunt & Rola Johnson
Irish Booth Alana Robinson & Pauline Carey
Chinese Booth Vicky Leon & Mali Oum
Filipino Booth Carmela Baron
Italian Booth Christina Ignatius & Jennifer LesCallett
Indian Booth Amy Lee & Mohit Lad
Dessert Booth Yuliya Peredugova & Irina Hohlovici
New Orleans Booth Gina Rinetti & Gabriel Mercado
Vietnamese Booth Sanly Guan & Elizabeth Cai
Pacific Islander Jamie Pule & William Pule
PreSchool Californian Lisa Hunt
Korean Kathy Cheun & Lillian Mei & Mei Ng
Beverages Joanne Jeng-Yang

And a round of applause for our specially recognized outstanding junior high helpers!

Set up Team:  Kaylie, Chin-Chin, Rachelle, Jed and Calvin did an excellent job at setting up the stations with supplies, prepping the Beverage booth, distributing materials and assisting food booth Chairs as needed.
Service:  Penelope, Rachelle, Amaya, Jed, and Dillon demonstrated commitment to work beyond expectations. They serviced the areas well, removed trash and anticipated needs from booths.
Clean up and Break down:  Karina, Sophia, Sasha, Jacqueline and Jed contributed significantly to the break down, removed trash and worked dedicatedly until the gym was clean and all the supplies were put back in place.

By the numbers: The IFF had about 155 individuals participating in various roles, from coordinating, volunteering during the event, donors- food, dessert, beverages- and those who helps set-up, clean up and close up of the event. Remarkable!!

Yearbooks are now ready to order with a 15% early bird discount if you order by September 30! Don't miss out on the 2019/2020 yearbook recording your child's year at Holy Name School.
Are you an Amazon shopper? Remember, only purchases at (not or the mobile app) support our charity.
Saturday, October 5, 5:00 - 10:00
Don't miss out on Video Game Night!

 This is a fun night held in our gym where families can hang out on couches and play games.
Every Thursday before Mass our students have a collection for a charity. This week's charity is for Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Centre. This is a community-based organization serving San Francisco’s Sunset District. Their mission is to provide support and opportunities to ensure the healthy development of children, youth, and adults living in this area.

Thank you for your kind donations.
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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 for more information.

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 27, 2019
6:00pm 8-6 vs St.Stephen
7:00pm 7-1 vs St. Cecilia
8:00pm 8-1/2 vs St. Cecilia
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00am 4-3 vs St. Stephen
10:00am 5-2 vs St. Thomas More
11:00am6-4 vs NDV
12:00pm 6-1 /2 vs St.Anne
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
October Volunteer hot lunch form
Raffle tickets for Fright Fest


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.