• Welcome returning students and students new to Holy Family!

      Welcome back students and families of Holy Family Catholic School! 
      Please join us as we welcome our newest
      Holy Family Catholic School students:

      Corabelle and Finnegan A
      Henry and Violet B
      Garrett P
      Eloise B
      Claire C
      Kristof C
      Fia E
      Cole F
      Chloe H
      Ainsley C
      Cody M
      Kennedy M
      Lilah R
      Solveig S
      Anders S
      Lila C
      Bryn H
      Braylon L
      Remy M
      Noa and Naomi C
      Joseph P
      Samuel B
      Jessica R
      Aynslee T
      Mickaella (Mickey) P
      Quincy and Sawyer K
      Kyrstin S

       
    • 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. 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 - 8th. 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.
                 
      September 4th 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.
            
      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.
       
      In gratitude,

      Loretta Wiltgen
      Principal
    • SCHOOL OFFICE NEWS
      The school office is now on our regular schedule. 
       Regular hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • 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?

      Get all the info you need right here. 
    • SLE Prayer
       
      Dear God,
      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
       
      By Jack G, Jack A, Katie H
       
    • Calendar
    • Help Wanted - Extended Care Back-Up

      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.