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) 
    • ShopWithScrip.com:  New families must sign up with www.shopwithscrip.com by 9/30/16.  Please contact Dianne Ciulla for the enrollment code at ciaociulla@earthlink.net. 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 www.escrip.com.  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 www.ralphs.com. 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 community.programs@ralphs.com to get your quarterly Ralphs contributions.  Please forward the quarterly report to Dianne Ciulla at ciaociulla@earthlink.net.
  • 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 Choicelunch@hfsparentguild.org. 
  • 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.

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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 weeklyupdate@hfsparentguild.org.  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.

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