Dear Holy Name Families,

With the Eagles awarded this week, Holy Name students filled our school with their acts of respect, empathy, courage, and responsibility. We celebrated with a special treat at lunch yesterday.

It has been a busy week. Students in Extended Day were treated to a presentation and concert by the Back to Bach Project. This program provides music education programs to students. Two Holy Name graduates are part of the local chapter of Back to Bach. Holy Name students enjoyed learning about various instruments and types of music.

The second graders have been busy learning about Christmas around the world. Working in pairs, students researched Christmas traditions from different countries. They began presenting their projects and sharing the special meals, activities, and decorations that are used in Christmas celebrations around the globe.

All week students have been rehearsing for Tuesday's Christmas Nativity and Show. They have quite a show in store and look forward to presenting it next week.

Have a great weekend.

Best regards,

Mr. Chisholm

Announcements and Reminders

  • Registration is open for clubs and activities that will begin after Christmas break. Due to high interest, Martial Arts will offer two sessions. One is for students in K to 2 and the other is for students in grades 3-6. Ms. Buckley is offering art lessons to students in grades 2, 3, and 4. Click here for more information.
  • The Christmas Show is Tuesday from 9 am to 11 am in Parish Hall. Parents and families are invited to attend. You can enter directly into Parish Hall using Door #4. Doors will open at 8:45 am.
  • Wednesday is a half-day of school and a casual day. Dismissal times are 12:00 pm (N, K1, K2), 12:05 pm (1, 2, 3), and 12:10 pm (4, 5, 6).
  • Please complete the re-enrollment packet for the 2024-25 school year. Re-enrollment packets are available in the FACTS Parent Portal. Click here for more information.

Christmas Nativity and Show

Holy Name's Christmas Nativity and Show will be on Tuesday, December 19th from 9 am to 11 am in Parish Hall. Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend. All grades perform in the show. Students wear their Christmas best for the show.

The experienced band groups open our show with a short concert. Then, kindergarten acts out the Nativity followed by a performance by each grade. Below is an approximation of when each grade will perform. Please note that once we begin, we run the program as one continuous show. Grades may actually perform a few minutes ahead of the time listed.

Christmas Show Order and Approximate Time:

  • 9:00 AM: Band Concert
  • 9:15 AM: Nativity (Kindergarten)
  • 9:30 AM: Grade 6
  • 9:40 AM: K1
  • 9:50 AM: Nursery
  • 10:00 AM: Grade 3
  • 10:10 AM: Grade 2
  • 10:20 AM: Grades 1 and 5
  • 10:30 AM: Grade 4

Eagle Recipients

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with Eagles this week:

  • Molly H., K1-4 (Responsibility)
  • Luisa T., K2-6 (Courage)
  • Classroom 1-2 (Cooperation)
  • Colette B., 3-5 (Empathy)
  • Liam T., Chris L., and Payton S., 3-6 (Responsibility)
  • Dylan C., 4-8 (Creativity)
  • Jamie H., 5-9 (Repect)
  • Cate S., 5-9 (Empathy)
  • Colin C., 5-9 (Empathy)
  • McKenna B., 5-10 (Empathy)
  • Colin C., 5-10 (Creativity)

Home and School Update

We will be raffling off a number of high value gift items at the Christmas Concert this coming Tuesday, December 19th.  The items that will be raffled include. 

  • Red Sox Tickets (Saturday, April 27th vs Cubs) & Signed Bobby Dalbec Print
  • Celtics Tickets (Monday, January 29th vs Pelicans)
  • American Girl Doll- Girl of the Year Lila
  • Meta-Quest Two Advanced All in One Virtual Reality Headset
  • Diamond Glow Hydro Facial and Skin Care Products
  • Autographed Mac Jones jersey
  • Kids r Kids Little Kids Custom Tote and toys + $150 Card My Yard Gift Card

Holiday Prize Calendar Winners

Winners are being pulled every day this month and are listed below in addition to receiving an individual call or email. 

  • December 9 - Trisha Reissfelder
  • December 10 - Conor McNally
  • December 11 - Kate Vessayan
  • December 12 - Eric Sassone
  • December 13 - Steve Conroy
  • December 14 - Christine Warren
  • December 15 - Sue Byrne

Like us on facebook at Holy Name Parish School Fundraising to learn more about our work!

Holy Name in Pictures

This week there was a performance by a group of students from the "Back to Bach" Project. The students showed their instruments to the students. They also provided some history about the instruments. They discussed composers who played and wrote music for the violin, cello, viola and piano. They performed Sleigh Ride and it was magnificent!

"Back to Bach" MA Suffolk County region team:

  • Evan Ding (regional director) Holy Name graduate
  • Sophia Fortuin BLS
  • Angelina Tang BLS
  • Alvin Li Holy Name graduate
  • Teddy Fortuin BLS

A huge thank you to Home & School for providing the gingerbread house kits for K1, we had a fun time using the frosting, candy and putting our creativity to work!

Learning graphing has never been better thanks to the third grade teachers! Third graders brought in their favorite candy canes, graphed and analyzed the data. The young scientists also conducted experiments to see if the candy melted faster in vinegar or water. What a sweet way to learn!

It's Christmas Pajama Day!

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