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. Enclosed is material that will assist for a smooth beginning. Please review the September calendar, schedule for first week of school, information on extended care service and emergency form (to be returned the first day of school.) Other relevant information can be found right here on our web site in the ‘parent information’ tab.
We welcome our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Anne Marie Ulring. Anne Marie has taught kindergarten for 2 years, is a graduate of UP and brings excitement, creativity and dedication to HFCS. Ms. Kelsey Powell will teach 3rd
grade. She brings 9 years of experience and excitement and passion for 3rd
grade students. Ms. Mary Thatcher has a degree in mathematics and is enrolled in the UP Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) master’s program. She will teach middle school math and assist with technology for grades 1st
. I anticipate that these changes will enhance all that we do for families and students and I am grateful for the expertise they will bring to our faculty.
New start time
- school will begin at 8:05. I made this change to accommodate the departmentalized middle school schedule and to add extra minutes for all subjects. School Mass will continue on Thursday (8:15) and Wednesday’s late start will be 9:05. First day of school is Tuesday, September 2nd
– please note this is a full day (8:05-3:15). Students should arrive at school in their school uniforms.
PTO will host a coffee and pastry welcome on the first day after you drop your children off – please join them in Celebration Hall.
The student/family handbook will be sent home on the first day of school. Please read it carefully as changes have been made. Although we plan for the entire year and complete a full year school calendar, changes do happen. Each month we will send home an updated calendar to keep you informed of the daily activities occurring at school.
Kindergarten students will have a modified schedule the first week. All students will attend for a half day, 8:05-11:45 the first week. On Wednesday, school will begin at 9:05. Pre-K and Pre-3 please refer to Ms. O’Longaigh’s letter with specifics for the first week of school.
the PTO will host a welcome barbeque at 6:00 in Celebration Hall to welcome Fr. Rodel and all families. We look forward to seeing all of you at this event.
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.