Holy Family Catholic School welcomes Tresa Rast, Kevin Khaw, Dan Blaufus, Andrea White and Leasa Wiebke (PRO representative) to the School Advisory Council.
SAC meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30. SAC meetings are open. The SAC reserves the right to declare closed sessions whenever confidential or sensitive matters may be discussed. If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Don Gritzmacher, chair of SAC.
Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year
Dear parents and students,
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at Holy Family Catholic School. We have been busy this summer and are excited to begin this school year.
September 18th is Parent Orientation/Back to School Night with a social at 6:30 pm and the school program at 7:00 pm. Please plan to attend to meet other parents, to hear a State of the School report and to meet with your child/ren’s teachers. This is an evening where you will receive information to assist in a smooth school year – teacher expectations, curriculum overview, procedures and other relevant information will be presented.
I continue to be blessed to serve as the Principal of Holy Family Catholic School and I look forward to a wonderful year with all of you. Please stop by my office any time to visit. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity.
CALLING ALL PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS
The Called to Protect Program will be presented on Friday, September 19. If you plan to volunteer in any capacity at the church or the school, you must have attended this initial video. If you have already seen the initial showing, you will need to complete the required online training and have a current background check to start volunteering. The morning showing will begin at 9:10 a.m. in the Meditation Room of the Parish Center. The afternoon showing will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Celebration Hall. Please come a few minutes early to sign in. We will also need your email address because this is how you receive the information to complete your background check. Once you receive the email, you will need to complete the information as soon as possible because it does expire. Please call Sharon if you have questions. Thank you for helping us keep our school safe.
Help Wanted - Extended Care Back-Up
Holy Family School’s extended care program is seeking a back-up assistant who will be available on an as-needed basis Mon thru Fri from 3:00-6:00pm during the 2014-15 academic year. This position requires a background check, food handler’s permit, first aid/CPR certification, and some child development/protection training. Compensation is hourly and all fees for background check, permits and certification will be reimbursed by Holy Family School. If you are interested in this position, please contact Eden Goffredi at (503) 774-8871 x134.
Archdiocesan Tax Fraud Information
Worried you might have been affected by the recent Archdiocese tax fraud/identity theft situation?
Help us to be a Faith-filled Learner by learning your teachings, praying with our community, and helping and respecting your creations.
Lead us to be a responsible decision maker by helping us to understand the difference between right and wrong, guiding us to make safe, respectful and responsible decisions, and help us to take responsibility for our actions.
Show us how to be a self-aware and engaged learner by helping us to show our excellence to the best of our ability, by leading us to use our gifts and learn from our faults, and let us find ways around our problems.
Help us to be Christ-like. Amen
Nestled into one of Portland's classic old neighborhoods in Eastmoreland, Holy Family Catholic School is one of the premier Catholic schools in the Portland Archdiocese. A faith community of students, staff, parents and parishioners, devoted to the spiritual and academic education of our children.
Inclement Weather Information
Please note that when school is delayed on a Wednesday we go by our regular Wednesday start time of 9:05 a.m. which means if school is delayed two hours, our start time will be 11:05 a.m. If there is an emergency early release, extended care will also be canceled for that day.
Inclement weather is just around the corner. Please remember that we go by Portland Public Schools decision. If Portland is closed then Holy Family Catholic School is closed. On rare occasions, Portland has decided to remain open and we have called a snow day if the Principal determines it is necessary for the safety of staff and students (or as happened last year, they had a scheduled day off when we were in session). It is recommended you sign up for PPS and the Private School section in Flash Alert and Twitter if you have it, just to make sure that you get all of the information in case of school closure or when emergency situations such as power outages or early dismissal arise. Please note: Sometimes only certain schools are closed due to snow in the upper elevations. Be sure to read the whole ticker at the bottom of the tv screen. Sometimes just the west side schools are closed. When all schools in Portland are closed or just the east side, then we are closed.
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