17-March-2021
Issue 27
Principal's Corner
Dear parents and guardians,
Congratulations to our middle school students who worked hard to make it on the 3rd quarter honor roll. View the honor roll HERE.

It’s possible for us to drift along through life simply looking up to people in whom we see goodness, beauty and love, because we do not see these qualities in ourselves. As a result, we begin to lean on others without realizing that we have everything we need to stand on our own. Scott Peek, psychologist, suggests that, “we are incapable of loving another unless we love ourselves, just as we are incapable of teaching our children self-discipline unless we are self-disciplined.” Your children are going to act how you act, and look at life and the world how you look at life and the world. What vision are you teaching them?

Holding a strong respectful image of ourselves is essential to establishing positive characteristics we would like our students and children to emulate. “There is no mirror that shows your reflection quite as accurately as your children”. Whatever our past has been, it is possible,(gradually and with discipline – a growth mindset), to learn to appreciate ourselves as a loving and loved person, a source of confidence for others, and our children.

  • Be kind to your mind. Gently change your thoughts if they are negative. Treat yourself as you would treat someone you really loved and care for. Stand up to and confront the internal voice of negativity.
  • Praise yourself. Consciously generate positive thoughts and feelings in place of old thoughts of inadequacy.
  • Be cognitive of what you are thinking; avoid self put-downs. Cease to be critical of yourself and others.  
  • Be your own best friend – Stand up for yourself – (I think that makes sense)

Our last Casual for Charity raised $2,034.42 for the local teen shelter, The House. Thank you so much for your support. Our last Casual for Charity this Friday, 3/19, will be in support of Hilltop's Latimer House. The Latimer House helps victims of domestic violence. Read more about this organization HERE.
God bless,
Mr. Aubert
COVID Friendly Reminders
  • If someone in your household is awaiting results of a COVID test, even if the said person is not exhibiting symptoms, we kindly ask that you keep your child(ren) home during the wait period. They can be a distant learner until results have been received.
  • Please continue to complete the symptom checker prior to 7:30am each morning school is in session.
  • If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home and have them be a distant learner. They can return to in-person learning when they are symptom free for 24 hours and feeling well. Please keep in mind you are making decisions for everyone your child will come in contact with.
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The following calendar changes have been made for March 2021.

  • 3/18 - Casual for Charity has been moved to Friday, 3/19.
  • 3/18 - 8am school Mass has been scheduled.
  • 3/19 - School Mass at St. Joseph's has been cancelled. There will be no school Mass on this day.
  • 3/19 - Casual for Charity in support of the Latimer House.

Please click HERE for an updated 2020-21 calendar.
You can view a TENTATIVE 2021-22 school calendar HERE. This calendar is provided to you as a courtesy. The final calendar will be mailed to you in the summer and will contain changes.
Super Rad Art Jam!!
Throughout the month of April, HFCS middle school students have the opportunity to display their 2D artwork at the Mesa County Central Library hosted by Super Rad Art Jam!

Bring 2D art (colored pencil, graphite, pen/ink, printmaking, painting, watercolor, markers, black & white) to Mrs. Benedict or to the office by March 30th.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Benedict HERE.
Get creative this spring break and bring your artwork to school! Click HERE to view their website.

Let's fill the library with HFCS talent!
We continue to encourage students to bring their lunch from home.


Make online payments for lunch, Falcon's Nest, athletic fees, etc.

Click HERE to set up your account or to make a payment.
Prayer intentions for our loved ones can be found HERE.

You may submit a prayer request by clicking HERE.
Holy Family's resource officer, Brian DeGrange makes a visit to our campus and spends a little time in Pre-k.
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball
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7th and 8th grade boys who would like to play basketball this season will play at their (public) home middle school. You can look up your home address HERE and locate which middle school you will need to contact.

The season starts in April 2021.

The Athletic Director of West Middle School, Brandon Stockert, can be reached by email HERE with questions.