News and Events

Weekly Update

Upcoming Events:

  • April 4th – Meet the masters lectures
  • April 5th – 2pm Dismissal; HL is pizza
  • April 6th – 7th Grade Chicken project, Yearbook meeting
  • April 7th – Stations of the Cross 2pm; 5th grade Coffee Shop; Kindergarten Mass & Retreat
  • April 12th – HL is tacos
  • April 13th – Holy Thursday; noon dismissal
  • April 14th – Good Friday
  • April 16th – Easter Sunday
  • April 17th-21st – Easter break – No School
  • April 26th – Kindergarten New parent dinner; HL is baked ziti


Family Commitment:

  • Scrip ($250 in profit) 
    •  New families must sign up with by 9/30/16.  Please contact Dianne Ciulla for the enrollment code at Click for the Scrip Vendor List.  Scrip Commitment is due 4/30/17. (Buy-out option $300 by 9/30/16 payable to Holy Family School).
    • eScrip Program: Please register for eScrip by calling 800.592.0942 or via  HFS’s group number is 137821672.  Bristol Farms and a variety of retailers are part of eScrip.
    • Attention Ralphs shoppers! Please renew or register your Ralphs card at Go to My Account, then Community Rewards, and click on Edit Community Contribution Program: enter HFS code# 83964 and click save changes.  Also, please email to get your quarterly Ralphs contributions.  Please forward the quarterly report to Dianne Ciulla at
  • Family Service (40 hours per family, 20 per single-parent family) – Family Service Hour Form
    • We hope that your family has the opportunity to participate in the various school activities at Holy Family. Parent Service Hours are due 4/30/17.
  • Fundraising (raise $300) Spring Jog-a-thon March 3, 2017.  Pledge-gathering & sponsorships are available now on the Jog-a-thon Website. All sponsorships due Friday, 2/10/17. Parents are asked to support two major fundraisers per year: Christmas Tree Sales in the Fall and Jog-a-thon in the Spring. Fundraising Commitment is due 3/30/17. (Buy-out option $350 by 9/30/16 payable to Holy Family School). 

Volunteer/Donation Opportunities:

  • Volunteer for Choice Lunch: For those of you who would like to get started on your service hours, here’s the link to sign up to volunteer for ChoiceLunch. Serving ChoiceLunch is a great way to earn 2 service hours.  Arrive by 11:15 am to begin set up.  You’re typically done by 1:00 pm.  You’ll also receive a Choicelunch credit to your account from Choicelunch! Questions?  You can reach Maria Adriano at 
  • Volunteer for Hot Lunch: What a fun way to see and serve all the children in the school! Each Wednesday from 11:15 am -1:15 pm, there is an opportunity to serve the students Hot Lunch. Please sign up!

Parish & Community:

      • Lenten Programs:
        • More for Moms: Walk through Lent with other moms and grandmas each Tuesday 8:30-10:30 a.m. for 6 weeks, beginning February 14th at the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra. See flyer below.
        • Surprised by JoyGift yourself with an experience of prayer and community by encountering a God full of surprises. Fr. Tri M. Dinh SJ and the Christus Ministries Team will guide these 7 evenings of Ignatian Prayer for young adults and adults. The suggested donation is $50 (or $7/week). Scholarship is available. Register online and email Mary Schimmoller or call her at (626) 403-6113 for more information. Co-sponsored with the Ignatian Prayer Ministry & Trinity Ministry at Holy Family Church.
      • Family Volunteer Opportunities:
        • St. Francis Center: Families are invited to help serve the homeless a warm meal and/or work in the Food Pantry (next opportunity 4/29/17 at 9:30 a.m.). Contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Schimmoller or call 626.403.6113.
        • Holy Family Giving Bank: Help bag groceries Sundays from 9-11 a.m. for Monday food distribution. Contact Marlene or Andres 626.403.6140 with questions.
        • For other opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Schimmoller or call 626.403.6113.
      • Twohey’s Food Truck Contest is underway until 4/28/17. There is a 10% discount for students, staff and families who mention Holy Family School when they dine or carry-out at Twohey’s.  The school that totals the most business wins a Food Truck party!
      • Connect with the school community…Follow us on Facebook!
      • Visit the Holy Family Bookstore: Have you had an opportunity to visit Holy Family’s bookstore located in the Parish Hall?  There’s also a great selection of books, Fair Trade items, art, jewelry and more. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Sunday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Visit their Facebook page.


Note from the School Communications Committee:
This page is updated by Parent Guild volunteers who comprise the School Communications Committee. Please submit information pertinent to the school and parish to  As part of Holy Family Church, Holy Family School may publish events  in Sunday’s Church Bulletin, using the Holy Family Special Events & Event Marketing Guidelines.