Academics

Library

Holy Family School Library is open on Mondays from 8am – 3pm and TuesdayFriday from 10am – 3pm. The children are welcome to come during lunch recesses to take Accelerated Reader tests, study, read, check in/return books, or do homework. Many times there are digital resources available in the library that coincide with books or topics we discuss during class time that the children can use during their lunch break.

Children may check out up to four books each week. If they choose to have the books longer than one week they will need to bring them back for renewal. Fines are not charged for overdue books, but rather a reward is given in the form of stickers and bookmarks for remembering to return books. New books cannot be checked out until all previous books are returned. Testing for Accelerated Reader is also dependent upon all library books being returned or renewed.

It is tremendously exciting to see such avid readers here at Holy Family. Obviously they have been instilled with a love of reading at home and it truly shows in their enthusiasm.

Reading is our passport to ADVENTURE!

Renaissance Place/Accelerated Reader

AR Bookfinder is such a convenient tool! Click on this link for a list of ALL the Accelerated Reader tests that are available. You can search by book title, author, reading level or points.

You and your child can access so much more through Renaissance Home Connect. Home Connect  improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in and view the student’s reading and math practice, as well as progress towards goals. Parents can also specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates on their student’s math and reading progress.

If you are interested in Home Connect, contact Ms. Ericka Giordono to get started.

Volunteer Opportunities

There is plenty of opportunity to gain service hours in the library! It is a great time to not only earn your service hours, but to spend time with your child and their classmates. During your time, you will help check books in/out, maybe read a story to the class, or shelve or repair books.

The Holy Family annual Book Fair is held in the library during Catholic Schools Week in January. Volunteers are needed to help set up (Friday before Catholic Schools Week), work after masses on the Sunday of the Fair, and at ThursdayNight’s Open House.

Please contact Ms. Giordono to set up your volunteer time.

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