Tuesday, January 20, 2015 FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL January 20, 2015 Parents, Good afternoon! I hope everyone enjoyed the nice weather over our 3-day weekend. First, I would like to thank you for a smooth early dismissal last week. Hopefully these types of events will be few and far between. We are in the last half of January without missing any days for snow and hopefully that trend will continue. This will be a busy week here at Holy Family. MAP testing will continue as we gear up for Catholic Schools Week. I have been looking at our MAP scores over the first two weeks and I have been extremely impressed with our teachers and students who have showed excellent growth since testing in August. I will be putting out a more detailed report of the test results in February once testing is completed. Next week is Catholic Schools Week. This week will be full of fun events for our students! We have guest speakers, special dress days, a book fair, and a carnival planned. A finalized list of events will be coming home later this week. The week will begin with our school Mass at 11:15 on Sunday January 25th. We would like all of our students to attend wearing their school uniform and sit together in their reserved section. Our St. Patrick’s Day party is fast approaching. This is a fun night for everyone that helps to raise money for our school. One ticket will be coming home with each student today, the cost of the ticket is $100. Each ticket is good for admission to the event as well as entry into the raffle, 350 tickets will be sold. We ask that each family sell one ticket. God Bless, Matt Anderson Principal Holy Family Middle/High School January 20, 2015 Just So YOU Know! ACTC Science Fair Representatives January 23 Middle/High School attend Step Africa at the PAC January 24 Catholic Schools Week Semi-Formal Dance Congratulations to our High School students and Middle School students who will be representing our school this year at the ACTC Science Fair. After much deliberation these students will be representing our school; January 25 – 31 Catholic Schools Week High School Middle School ACTC Science Fair Individual Group February 7 State Lego League M’Kinzy Wixsom Chloe Degiorgio February 10 Spirit Jean Day Group Braeden Whaley February 13 Valentines parties @ 1:45, may wear a red or pink shirt with jeans Paige Smith Individual February 24 First Penance Service at 7:00pm Elizabeth Dean Sarai Combs February 27 Peacebuilder Day Group Group Ruth Hernandez Will Whaley Lydia Heston Rylee Prichard January 27 Middle/High School attend Mega Mass February 6 Catholic Schools Week We Need Concession Stand Workers For Game On Jan. 25. We would greatly appreciate your help. All profits from our concessions are applied towards several activities and benefit EVERY student at HFS. Josh Childers Tabitha Smith’s Classroom Jan. 20 - 23 “Week at a Glance” 6th Grade Science: We will be completing work on Chapter 3 and starting Chapter 4 this week. 7th Grade Science: We will be completing work on Chapter 1 and starting Chapter 2 this week. 8th Grade Science: We will be completing work on Chapter 4 this week. 9th Grade Science: We will be completing work on Chapter 8 this week 9th Grade Spanish: We will continue our work in Chapter 1 this week 10th Grade Science: We will continue Chapter 7 this week. Grades 6 – 10 will be finishing their presentation boards for the Science Fairs on Thursday It’s Mummy Time! Students in the 7th grade need to bring in a shoe box to make their mummies sarcophagus. They can bring in items to decorate the sarcophagus such as glitter, stickers, paint, plastic gems, and sequins. If you have not brought in your salt and baking soda please get this in soon. We will start our mummies the week we return from Christmas break. Diocese Science Fair Information is Here! The science fair will take place on Friday, February 20th in Heritage Hall East, located in the Lexington Convention Center. Science Fair Information! Lego League Practice! We will be having practices for LEGO for State competition on Tuesdays from 4 – 6:00pm until competition. More practices days after school may be added if needed. Reminder If you are going to volunteer to drive students for field trips there is paper work in the office you must complete. If you have not done this and intend to help us out in this very much needed and appreciated volunteer act of kindness please stop by the office and get this done A.S.A.P. We need you! If you want to be a volunteer please stop by the office and signup for virtus training if you have not done it yet. We love our volunteers, we couldn’t do what we do without you! Script Program Incentive for Participation WE are on a mission! We want to get 100% participation from our middle and high school student’s parents in the script program. If you already participate you know how easy and convenient it is. As an incentive we have offered to the students that once we get 100% participation from all of our student’s families we will have a buffet potluck lunch at school and parents are invited. This is only for the middle and high school. Students/Parents and staff will bring a favorite dish to enjoy family style instead of a school lunch. The lunch would be from 11:00am – 12:10pm and they would still get recess. It would be scheduled on a Thursday or a Friday which means they would not have P.E. that day. The gift card program has a new format that will make shopping with gift cards even easier. It is perfect for families on the go. You can now set up an account with shopwithscrip.com and use your checking account to purchase gift cards that are emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to register your Kroger Plus cards. Our organization number is 82133. Mr. worthington’s Classroom News For the Week of January 19, 2015 Algebra II: We will try to have a test over sections 5.3-5.5 on Friday Math 8: We will try to have a mid-chapter test over sections 6.1-6.3 on Wednesday Math 7: We will continue to work with percentage type problems Math 6: We will try to do Chapter 6 test on Wednesday REMINDER: Students need to do at least one hour of ALEKS each week. The week begins on Mon. morning and ends Sun. at midnight. Jan. 19: No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20: School Council Meeting @ 6:00pm – School Library Jan. 24: CSW MS Dance @ HF @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm Jan. 25-31: Catholic Schools Week Mark Worthington [email protected] History of Religions January 20, 2015 Dear Parents, In this shortened week we will continue our study of Hinduism. We will complete our definitions and concept questions as well as watch a short video on the origin of this major religion. Mr. Bill Bradley [email protected] Yearbook/Public Service January 20, 2015 Dear Parents, I was pleased with the amount of research and effort each student put toward their article rough drafts. Students will have the balance of the week to perfect the articles and our e-newsletter will launch on Friday, January 23. I am requesting students fulfill a two hour shift in the concession stand at the basketball games on Sunday, January 25. I will distribute a schedule during class today. Please review the schedule and sign it after your child picks a time to volunteer. This will be a portion of their public service grade. Please contact me if you have any questions. Have a great week! Mrs. Rhonda B. Suman [email protected] Holy Family PLAYSCHOOL & After School Programs January 20, 2015 We had a wonderful week discussing our similarities and differences. Our hope is that all the children celebrate their differences! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. This week, we are going to begin focusing pencil grasping, name writing, and learning dates of birth. Of course, if your child has mastered these skills, we will work on something appropriate for their level of development. We will also continue covering our phonetic alphabet. Remember to send in your donations for Community Hospice of Ashland. Donated items may include individually wrapped snacks (peanut butter and/or cheese and crackers, snack cakes such as Little Debbie cakes, etc) for the patients and their families. Fabric scraps are also needed. The Hospice quilters present a free quilt to all their patients. They are in constant need of fabric, especially patriotic themed/colors because they provide one in such colors to honor all previous service members. This is near and dear to my heart and I ask you to provide donations as you are able to do so. As you do your shopping, please remember to buy some cases of pop and/or water for our Athletic Association. The proceeds from concessions items benefit ALL students at Holy Family! Also, we need parents/grandparents to volunteer to work the concession stand. We have had several children that had to wear their “extra” clothing home with them this week. Please make sure we have extra clothing on hand so that they have clothing in the event of another accident. ALSO, please make sure that as your children get their vaccinations that you provide a copy of the latest vaccination record to our staff. We have some extra Playschool and After School shirts available!! If you are interested in purchasing one, please see me. HAVE A GREAT WEEK! HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL BOOK FAIR January 26th-30th 9am-3:30pm Parents/Guardians, You are invited to come enjoy lunch and visit the Book Fair! 1st Lunch 11:50-12:20 Monday Kindergarten Tuesday 1 Wednesday 2 Thursday 3 2nd Lunch 12:20-12:50 3rd Lunch 12:50-1:20 4 5 Middle & High School If you are unable to attend, you can order books online and they will ship to the school for free! Online shopping starts January 21st and ends February 5th. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/holyfamilyashland ************************************************************************************* Volunteer assistance needed for event set up and decorating, during the fair helping younger students make wish lists, and packing up at the completion of the event. Please contact Amber Willhelm at 740/646-8641 ****************************************************************************************************** To allow us to make appropriate accommodations— PLEASE COMPLETE THIS PORTION AND RETURN TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd __________ YES I PLAN TO PURCHASE A LUNCH IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA ON (Date)_____________________ Student name:___________________________________________________________ Grade:______________ Signature:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL 932 Winchester Ave Ashland KY 41101 January 20, 2015 Dear Parents, Every school family is asked to sell one ticket for the Luck O’ The Irish Reverse Raffle. The reverse side explains the prize details. Your ticket is also attached. Please note this ticket number has been assigned to your family. If you feel you cannot sell or buy the ticket, it must be returned to the school office. All ticket stubs and monies are due by Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Please remember that the success of this event helps keep tuition costs down. If you need additional tickets, please contact me. Sincerely, Rhonda B. Suman Director of Development Luck O’ the Irish 4th Annual Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction Event DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2015 TIME: 7 PM – 11 PM Location: Ashland Elks Lodge Each ticket is $100 and will admit 2 adults for an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing. Additionally, every ticket will be entered into the raffle for a chance to win up to $5,000. Over $8,000 in cash prizes will be given away throughout the night and silent auction items will be on display. Holy Family Athletic Association Newsletter Upcoming Sports Events Thursday, Jan. 22 MS Girls vs Sugar Creek 6:00pm @ Sugar Creek Saturday, Jan. 24 KYOVA Mall Archery Shoot 10:00am - MS Team (6th/7th/8th) Please Arrive @ 9:30am 11:15am - Elementary Team (4th/5th) Please Arrive @ 10:45am January 20, 2015 Good Luck To Our Elementary, MS Girls Basketball Teams & Cheerleaders In Their Games This Week!! Come Root The Irish On To Victory!! See Schedule To The Left For Game Dates 3rd/4th Gr. Co-Ed vs Fighting Irish @ 5:00pm @ Alumni Sunday, Jan. 25 3rd/4th Gr. Co-Ed vs Bulldogs @ 1:00pm @ HF HF Elem. Boys vs Mavericks 4:00pm @ HF Drinks Are Still Needed For Restocking Of The Concession Stand For Elem. & MS Games Concession Stand Workers Needed For Games At HF On Jan. 25. Your Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated!! Thursday, Jan. 29 CSW MS Tournament @ Huntington St. Joe MS Girls vs Hunt. St. Joe @ 5:30pm Saturday, Jan. 31 CSW MS Tournament @ Huntington St. Joe Consolation & Championship Games For Complete Game & Practice Schedules Please Visit Our Website KYOVA Practice Shoot Saturday, January 24 @ KYOVA Mall 10:00am - MS Team (6th/7th/8th) Please Arrive @ 9:30am 11:15am - Elementary Team (4th/5th) Please Arrive @ 10:45am 2015 Regional Archery Tournament Friday, Feb. 13 @ KYOVA Mall th th 4 /5 Gr. Shooting Time @ 6:00pm th th th 6 /7 /8 Gr. Shooting Time @ 7:10pm UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS School Council Meeting Tuesday, January 20 @ 6:00pm CSW Middle School Dance Saturday, January 24 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Catholic Schools Week 2015 January 25 – 31 HF Elementary & MS Track Team Coaches Needed!! If interested please submit your application to the school office. Applications available on the Athletic Association website and in today’s parent packets. Please Use Scrip Gift Cards For All Your Shopping Needs!! All HF School News, Activities, Information and Scheduled Events are posted to HF School and Athletic Association Websites. http://holyfamilyathleticassociation.weebly.com/ http://holyfamilyashland.weebly.com/ We also need parents/guardians to fill out a permission/medical release form for any student interested in participating on our 2015 HF Track Team. Eligible Participants K – 8th Grades Forms available on the Athletic Association website and in today’s parent packets. HF Collegiate High School Website http://www.ashlandholyfamilyhighschool.com/ All Holy Family Church News and Information is posted to the HF Church Website http://hfchurchashland.weebly.com/ Please submit pictures, flyers, articles or if you have questions, you may contact us at: [email protected] Mary Ann Fitzgerald & Debbie Canter, Website Administrators GO IRISH!! !!!
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