Parent Guild

From the desk of Parent Guild President Bridgette Klaus,

 July 11, 2019 

Dear Holy Family School Parents, 

We hope you are having a wonderful summer break with your families! The Executive Parent Guild and Committee Chairpersons are looking forward to an exciting year working with each of you, the faculty and staff. We warmly welcome Mrs. Darcie Girmus along with all the new families who will be joining us. We hope that you will love this school and our community as much as we do! For me personally, I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. It feels like yesterday that Kevin and I were volunteering at the fair and applying for kindergarten with our first child. Now we have three children at Holy Family, entering 2nd, 6th, and 8th grade. Where did the time go? 

The Holy Family Parent Guild is an integral part of our school. Not only do we host fun events during the school year, but we also raise funds and provide volunteers for our teachers and classroom activities. All of this takes the hard work and dedication of our community members. Each one of us has different skills, talents, and resources that are desperately needed to make Holy Family School what it is. We all want the very best education and experience for our children, and that is why we must all individually do whatever we can to make it happen. Please get involved and support our wonderful community and school. You will not regret it! 

A detailed calendar of important dates will be sent out from the office, but we wanted to highlight a few. Our community is one of the many things that make Holy Family special. Please mark your calendars so that you can participate in all our events! 

  • Drop-In Day: Tuesday, August 27 8:00-11:00am Stop by with your student(s) any time between 8 and 11am. Drop-in day is a great opportunity to visit your child’s new classroom, meet the teacher(s) and drop off supplies in the classroom Sign up for some of the many volunteer opportunities available through the school year, including classroom activity chair positions, hot lunch helpers, fieldtrip chaperones, Back to School Picnic and more! Be sure to bring your calendar with you. 
  • 10:15 Kinder Orientation August 27, 2019 
  • First Day of School K-8: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 with noon dismissal 
  • Middle School Articulation: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:30pm 
  • Grades 1-5 Articulation: Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00pm 
  • Mandatory Parent Guild Meeting for all parents: Wednesday, September 11 at 7pm This back to school meeting is loaded with important information, procedures, and exciting happenings for the 2019-2020 school year. This will include a reception which will give you an opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new members of our community. 
  • Legacy of Learning Campaign Kick Off! – Thursday, September 12 Legacy of Learning is Holy Family School’s Annual Fund that enables parents, family members and parishioners the opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to close the gap between the actual cost of educating a student and the tuition charged. 
  • Holy Family New Parent Welcome Dinner: Friday, September 13 
  • Holy Family School Picnic: Sunday, September 15 at Garfield Park 
  • Holy Family Fall Festival: October 12 and 13 
  • Fig Tree Christmas Lighting: Sunday, December 1 
  • Holy Family School Annual Jog-A-Thon: Friday, March 6 Our annual jog-a-thon is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. This is a day to celebrate our school’s strong spirit and community. Our entire community is invited to attend and there are many volunteer opportunities that day. All students benefit from the dollars generated by this event. Staffing, enrichment programs, the arts and sports programs are all supported by this campaign. 
  • Holy Family Auction: Saturday, May 16 

The above are just some highlights for our year. There are so many more opportunities for your involvement! The Holy Family School Newsletter is emailed to parents each weekend, so you can keep up to date on what is happening at HFS. Please read through the entire newsletter each week, in addition to checking the School Calendar on our website so that you do not miss a thing! 

Please feel free to contact Bridgette Klaus, 2019-2020 Parent Guild President with any questions or suggestions you may have by emailing

Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to another great year together. Go Holy Family School Knights! 

Bridgette Klaus – HFS Executive Parent Guild 

 Parent Guild Forms

Accounting Policies and Procedures for PG Board Members and Committee Chairs
Continental Breakfast Procedures
Check Reimbursement Form

HFS Linen Request Form
Online Scrip Ordering
Trading Post Request Form

Click here for Additional School Forms

Objectives of the Guild

  • To actively support the Parish Life Director, Principal and teachers in the philosophical goals and objectives of Holy Family School
  • To help parents acquire an appreciation of the ideals of a Catholic education
  • To promote cooperation and understanding of the educational responsibility of both parents and teachers
  • To provide parents with educational opportunities for the development of their child’s growth, spiritually, academically and socially
  • To help with fundraising endeavors
  • To provide communication to parents about activities and involvements of Holy Family School


Any person who has a child enrolled in Holy Family School shall be a member of the Parent Guild.

HFS Service Hour Recording Procedures
Using your GradeLink sign in, you will now enter your own service hours throughout the year.  Paper records will no longer be accepted in the office rather you now have the opportunity to record your hours as you work them using your phone or on your computer when you have access.  The following links will walk you through the process of recording your hours.  Hours will be reviewed and approved each month by the HFS Parent Guild President-Elect.
Please start recording any hours you accumulated during the month of May 2018 and throughout the summer and upcoming school year.
If you have questions please email Bridgette Klaus, HFS Parent Guild President at 

2019 – 2020 HFS Leadership




Bridgette Klaus

Michelle Alexander

Vice President, Treasurer
Vice President-Elect, Treasurer
Jennie McNulty Diana Ramos
Vice President, Fundraising

Vice President-Elect, Fundraising

Karina Bland

Andrea Giese

Vice President, School Affairs Emily Viola
Vice President, Co-School Affairs *pending
Vice President, School Communications Michele Rodriguez
Vice President, Spirituality Amber Zelenay
Vice President, Co-Spirituality *pending
Community Support/Parish Liaison Helena Danni
Recording Secretary Valerie Meyer
School Vice Principal Anne Regan-Smith
School Principal Darcie Girmus
Parish Life Director Cambria Tortorelli


President Bridgette Klaus 
President-Elect Michelle Alexander
VP School Affairs Emily Viola
VP Fundraising Karina Bland
VP Fundraising Elect Andrea Giese
VP Spirituality Amber Zelenay
VP School PR/Communications & Social Media Michele Rodriguez
Spirituality – Class Retreats Jennifer Thompson
Spirituality – Co-Chair Class Retreats  Michelle Gardner
Spirituality – Parent Retreat Chairs Jennifer Bonneville Laura Smith
Recording Secretary Valerie Meyer
VP Community Support/Parish Liaison Helena Danni
Hospitality Chair Jen Mercer
Lauren Saverese
Scrip Coordinators Sarah Schlaifer
Anne Chavez
Thomas Corcoran
Hot Lunch Chairs Lauren Delphey
Wesley Willard
Shoe Box Science Karla Haynes
Jog-A-Thon Chairs Mary Bruno
Sarah Velos
Special Friends Day *pending
Linens Coordinator Cristina Jaime
School Picnic Chairs *pending
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day Heather Timmons
Trading Post Chair Denise Bilotta
Welcome Committee Chairs Martin Mapoma
Michelle Bonoan
Yearbook *pending













Kindergarten – Saints & Angels Dana Laugharn
1st Grade Gina Marquez
2nd Grade Paola Mork
3rd Grade Shannon Porter
4th Grade Sara Gillissie
5th Grade Stephanie Och
6th Grade Tricia Nur
7th Grade Florinda Bailey
8th Grade Krista Ocon




Programs and Activities

The Parent Guild sponsors two major fundraisers throughout each school year for Holy Family School — Scrip and the Annual Jog-a-thon each Spring.

The Parent Guild also hosts, sponsors, and/or coordinates volunteers for the following school events and programs:

  • Back-to-School Picnic
  • Boxtops for Education
  • New Family Welcome Reception & Orientation
  • Special Friends’ Day
  • Talent Show
  • Parent Retreat
  • Visual Arts Program
  • 8th Grade Graduation Luncheon
  • 8th Grade Scholarships
  • Shoe Box Science Program
  • Trading Post (gently used uniforms)

The Parent Guild hosts, sponsors and coordinates volunteers for the following for our faculty:

  • Christmas Luncheon for Teachers and Faculty
  • Christmas and End-of-Year Bonuses
  • Conference Week Meals
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon & Flowers
  • Anniversary Gifts

Parent Guild By-Laws

These are the policies/procedures that govern the HFS Parent Guild.

Parent Guild By-Laws