Dear Holy Name Families,

Yesterday and today, our second graders presented their Native American dwellings. Students researched one of three tribes: Powhatan, Pueblo, or Sioux. After learning about the culture, family structure, and lifestyle of one of the tribes, students constructed a model of their dwellings. It is one of my favorite days of the year to see the second graders present their work. While I appreciate the creativity of their projects and admire the confidence they display when they present, I enjoy the class comments the most. After each student presents, he or she can call on a classmate to ask a question or make a comment. Students almost always opt for a comment and it is always a positive one commending their classmates on a job well done.

Today the 6th grade visited Rose's Bounty for a day of service. They sorted and packed food to be distributed at today's food pantry there. Their diligent work will help 200 families in need. Thank you to Mr. Gordon, Mr. Reilly, and Mrs. Beatrice for organizing the trip and to Fr. Denis and the parents who volunteered to chaperone.

Our food drive ends next week. This collection will benefit the Backpack Program at Rose's Bounty. Help us meet our goal!

With the short week next week, the next Weekly Update will be on Friday, December 1st.

Enjoy the Sock Hop. Have a great weekend.

Best regards,

Mr. Chisholm

Announcements and Reminders

  • There is no school on Wednesday, November 22nd. This day begins Thanksgiving Break.
  • Be sure to order December lunches by Sunday. Click here for ordering instructions.
  • Registration is open for the winter session of Rose Debate. This public speaking club is open to students in grades 3 through 6. Click here for more information.
  • HNPS opened re-enrollment for the 2024-25 school year. Re-enrollment packets are available in the FACTS Parent Portal. Click here for more information.

Holy Name Food Drive

Thank you for the many donations so far. If you have not made a donation yet, please consider picking up one of the requested items this weekend before our Food Drive concludes. We are looking for instant potatoes, gravy mixes, taco kits, and other items. Please click here for more information.

Eagle Recipients

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

  • K1-5 (Cooperation)
  • Cavin O., K1-3 (Responsibility)
  • Gavin F, 2-4 (Responsibility)
  • Iyiola O., 3-5 (Respect)
  • Cyan P., 4-7 (Responsibility)

Home and School Update

Last Call for Spiritwear: Holiday Store Closes November 19th!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gear up for the Holiday Season with Holy Name Spiritwear!  Lots of great gift options! Purchase Spiritwear here!

Volunteers Needed: Bake Sale at the Holiday Marketplace

The Holiday Marketplace & Tree Lighting Bake Sale Table is looking for your best baked goods to sell. Your donations of baked goods will help you earn volunteer hours. Make your favorite cookies, Irish bread, pies, brownies, mini bread loaves or any type of treat to be sold at the Holiday Marketplace on Thursday, December 7th. For more details and to sign up to bake, click here. 


Volunteers Needed: Holiday Marketplace December 7th!

We are so excited about our upcoming Holiday Marketplace & Tree Lighting. This is a fun holiday event with local vendors, festive kids’ activities, yummy snacks, Santa Claus, and a community tree lighting! We will need lots of volunteers for this event. If you are available to volunteer, sign up here

Volunteers Needed: Santa’s Workshop- December 7th and 8th!

Santa’s Workshop is a great event that gives students the opportunity to purchase their own special Christmas gifts for family and friends in an atmosphere that is comfortable and friendly. This event occurs during the school day and really gets the children into the Christmas spirit while they thoughtfully choose their presents. More details were sent home in backpacks this week or can be found here.  

We will need lots of volunteers for this event. If you can volunteer, sign up here. The volunteer sign up includes a note on what classes are shopping at each time for your reference. 

December Holiday Prize Calendar!

We are selling calendar entries throughout the month of November for your chance to win amazing cash prizes every day throughout December. A $10 calendar entry puts you into a daily drawing for prizes –$3,500 in total prizes!

Calendar purchase forms came home this week.  For more information click here!

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

Looking Ahead

  • Holy Name will participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28.
  • Holy Name basketball practice begins after Thanksgiving.
  • During the Home & School Marketplace on December 7, Holy Name will hold its annual tree lighting and prayer service at 6 pm.
  • The Holy Name Christmas Show is scheduled for 9 am to 11 am on Tuesday, December 19. It will be in Parish Hall. Parents and families are invited to attend.

Holy Name in Pictures

Today 6th graders completed their Christian Service Project at Rose's Bounty and it was a great day! Students unpacked, packed, and prepared deliveries from the food pantry of Rose's Bounty for over 200 families for pickup today. They worked with speed, diligence and community spirit to get the work done! Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who helped make the day so successful!

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