We are absolutely blown away at the success of our Cajetan Cash fundraiser! Not only did we have 79 student "super sellers" (students who sold 40 or more tickets), we also sold a total of 8,820 tickets as a school! We have made a net profit of over $80,000 for Holy Family!! WOW! We will confirm a grand total after taking out the final expenses for the super seller Taco Shop lunch soon! THANK YOU to all of our parents, students, families and supporters who contributed to the success of this fundraiser, and for helping us crush our school-wide goal of $70,000! A HUGE thank you to the committee chair, Olivia Becker, for all of her hard work and time spent on organizing this fundraiser, and to all of our wonderful sponsors! Here are our lucky winners..... -Electric Scooter: Joanna Hodges -Winning Ticket-Seller: Paige Koenigsman -$1,000 Cash Prize: Charlene Wittman -$2,500 Cash Prize: Duane Weigel -$5,000 Cash Prize: Lucy Baier -$10,000 Cash Prize: Joe Koenigsman CONGRATULATIONS to all!!
6 days ago, Toni Whitmer
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Cajetan Cash Update!!! We've had such an overwhelming amount of ticket sales for our Cajetan Cash Fundraiser that we have decided to move the drawing to next Friday, October 15th to allow for plenty of days for the committee chairs to process all sales and get all tickets emailed/mailed out to all purchasers. The sales are going very well and the committee definitely could use a few extra days to get everything recorded and distributed to all ticket buyers! Thank you for your contributions to this fundraiser, and we look forward to the BIG drawings at 3:00 p.m. LIVE on our school Facebook page next Friday, October 15th.
14 days ago, Tracy Perrett
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Reminder: tomorrow is HFE's annual Pet Blessing at 2:40pm on the South lawn. Students may bring a favorite stuffed animal or photo of their pets to school. Live pets are welcome to attend if you stand with them along the sidewalk - leashes or cages required!
18 days ago, Toni Whitmer
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HFE happenings…Sack Lunch Day! Parents were invited to bring a sack lunch and eat with their student(s) today! We had beautiful weather and fun was had by all!
22 days ago, Tracy Perrett
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Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another, as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called into one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:12-15 The 5th and 6th graders have been working hard in their religion studies to choose a virtue for themselves to work on this year. They were asked to reflect on Colossians 3:12-15 and from that verse, choose a word that speaks to them from it. They were asked how the word or words that spoke to them can guide them in developing themselves and helping others around them. Once the students choose a word, they colored a flower and wrote their word on it. Take a look at their “Love Grows Here” garden! Isn’t it beautiful? So much good work being done by these students. Can’t wait to see where these virtues take them this year!
23 days ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE introductions…At HFE, we have the most amazing faculty & staff. The commitment and dedication of those who work here is like no other. They walk in their faith every single day and love our students fiercely. Each and every one of them brings something unique to table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Mrs. Ann Weber! Please take a moment to get to know Ann and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Ann, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Ann Weber Years at HFE: 22 years Position at HFE: 1st Grade Teacher What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: I love to see the “light bulbs” go off when they figure new things out. Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: During morning meeting/calendar time because that’s when we learn new things, review old things, sing and visit. Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: I like the Family Prayer Circles because kids across grade levels Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: Early What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: My purse Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: Patience and calmness. Our overall virtue this 2021-2022 school year is Love. And under Love, we have the virtues of Goodness, Generosity, Self-Control and Gentleness. Please choose one of the 5 virtues and describe what it means to you or why it may be speaking to you this year: Gentleness because this year’s class has an abundance of boys and excess energy. I’ll have to draw on my patience and gentleness to deal with the issues that come up.
24 days ago, Tracy Perrett
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Active learning happening all over HFE! Kindergarten coding and reading, hula huts in PE, and microscope lab in 6th grade science. #activelearners #futuremonarchs
28 days ago, Holy Family Elementary
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HFE introductions…At HFE, we have the most amazing faculty & staff. The commitment and dedication of those who work here is like no other. They walk in their faith every single day and love our students fiercely. Each and every one of them brings something unique to table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Mrs. Amadee Staab! Please take a moment to get to know Amadee and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Amadee, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Amadee Staab Years at HFE: 18 years Position at HFE: Kindergarten What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: Helping students grow in their love of learning. Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: Beginning-I get to greet students and listen to their excitement about things outside of school. Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: Out of uniform days are always fun because we get to see their personalities. Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: On time What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: Water, lunch, my kids Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: Compassion-for colleagues, students and parents. Our overall virtue this 2021-2022 school year is Love. And under Love, we have the virtues of Goodness, Generosity, Self-Control and Gentleness. Please choose one of the 5 virtues and describe what it means to you or why it may be speaking to you this year: Goodness-it’s always important to find and see the goodness of people/things. In today’s society, I think we need to strive to minimize the negativity and hate and find the goodness in others.
29 days ago, Tracy Perrett
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This is a great time to visit and pick up dinner! McNeighbor’s Night!
29 days ago, Holy Family Elementary
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From Mrs. Flax, Computer teacher... nternational Dot Day (September 15th) celebrates the story “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds The story of The Dot centers around the main character, Vashti, who doesn't believe she is a good artist. However, after some encouragement from her teacher, Vashti begins drawing dots. At the end of the story, Vashti learns to be brave and use her creativity to make her mark on the world. International Dot Day allowed the students to improve their creativity and curiosity while they discovered what they could make with a dot. It was celebrated in the Computer Lab through the use of Paint 3D to design their dot. In addition to encouraging the growth mindset, the project allowed them to expand their design knowledge and use some creativity. As an added challenge, some students used another student's dot to see what they could create. Thanks for sharing this project with us, Mrs. Flax!
30 days ago, Tracy Perrett
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Happy IT day to our favorite tech guy...Mr. Duff Watson, the unsung hero of our school. He takes care of all of our technology needs and saves us more times than we can count. It's his special day today, help us celebrate him with a shout out! Thanks for all you do, Mr. Watson!
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE introductions…At HFE, we have the most amazing faculty & staff. The commitment and dedication of those who work here is like no other. They walk in their faith every single day and love our students fiercely. Each and every one of them brings something unique to table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Mrs. Lori Flax! Please take a moment to get to know Lori and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Lori, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Lori Flax Years at HFE: 32 years Position at HFE: Computers/Technology What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: I love that my job is always changing. Technology changes so quickly, making my job always new and exciting. Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: Morning. It’s a fresh start. Yesterday is behind us and it is a chance to start over again. A new day full of new opportunities. Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: Birthday masses and lunches…a wonderful chance to celebrate our students. Favorite school lunch (if you eat the school lunch): We are blessed with an amazing lunch staff and great food, but my absolute favorite is Taco Bowls! Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: Always on time to get my morning cup of coffee. Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: Flexibility, the willingness to try new things. Our overall virtue this 2021-2022 school year is Love. And under Love, we have the virtues of Goodness, Generosity, Self-Control and Gentleness. Please choose one of the 5 virtues and describe what it means to you or why it may be speaking to you this year: “…and the greatest of these is love.” I feel that love is the central part of who we are and all that we do. It is what unites us all and is the main virtue that makes our school special.
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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6th Grade Dominic Savio Offficers riding in style in the TMP parade! Thank you, Gary, at Greater Kansas Limousine service!
about 1 month ago, Holy Family Elementary
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The TMP Cheerleaders came and pepped up our future monarchs!! #FutureMonarchs #ForeverAMonarch
about 1 month ago, Holy Family Elementary
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A few TMP football players joined in the Friday afternoon recess before their first home game tonight! #Godblessandgomonarchs #ForeverAMonarch
about 1 month ago, Holy Family Elementary
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HFE introductions…At HFE, we have the most amazing faculty & staff. The commitment and dedication of those who work here is like no other. They walk in their faith every single day and love our students fiercely. Each and every one of them brings something unique to table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Miss Delaney Weisel! Please take a moment to get to know Delaney and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Delaney, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Delaney Weisel Years at HFE: 2 years Position at HFE: 2nd Grade Teacher, After School Care Director What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: I love knowing that I am not only teaching children what they need to learn but I am also teaching them about their faith. Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: Morning! I like the quietness of mornings and watching students and staff trickle into the building. Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: I love Race for Education, it is a unique fundraiser. Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: Early! But later than usual this year due to staying late for After School Care duties. What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: Lunch, coffee and DIET COKE! Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: I think my kindness allows me to be a good listener to those that need someone to talk to. Our overall virtue this 2021-2022 school year is Love. And under Love, we have the virtues of Goodness, Generosity, Self-Control and Gentleness. Please choose one of the 5 virtues and describe what it means to you or why it may be speaking to you this year: I choose gentleness. I know that sometimes I get worked up over small things which can result in me being upset and unkind towards my family and friends. I think that by remembering gentleness, I can remember to not take my frustrations out on others but to turn to God and let them go.
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE introductions…At HFE, we have the most amazing faculty & staff. The commitment and dedication of those who work here is like no other. They walk in their faith every single day and love our students fiercely. Each and every one of them brings something unique to table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Mrs. Lindsey Steigerwald! Please take a moment to get to know Lindsey and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Lindsey, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Lindsey Steigerwald Years at HFE: First year!!! Position at HFE: Art Teacher Family: Me and my husband, Phillip and one fur baby, a dog named JJ Places you’ve lived: I grew up in Houston, TX. I went to college at Texas A&M in College Station, TX. I began working there after graduation. I lived in there for 12 years. My husband recently graduated with his PhD and got a job in FHSU in the biology department and that is what brought us to Hays! Teaching background: I taught at public schools in TX and even spent a year teaching English abroad in Thailand. This is my 9th year as an educator and I have teaching experience in SPED, Pre-K, ESL, Kindergarten and now Art for PreK-6. Hobbies: Photography, watching TV, working out, DIY projects, cooking with the hubs and spending time with friends and family. We are a sports family too and love the Aggies, Astros and JJ Watt…I’m sure we will find a KS team to root for too. What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: I am looking forward to working with different grade levels. Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: Around 9:00 am when my coffee kicks in and the kids are in full learning mode! Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: Not sure yet but am excited to be a part of it! Favorite school lunch (if you eat the school lunch): I’m a newbie but in TX it was drumstick chicken and veggies! Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: On time What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: My coffee mug and my cell phone (I follow alarms for my schedule) Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: Flexibility! “Put me in coach!” I feel HFE felt supported with the hats I can wear and bring to school. Our overall virtue this 2021-2022 school year is Love. And under Love, we have the virtues of Goodness, Generosity, Self-Control and Gentleness. Please choose one of the 5 virtues and describe what it means to you or why it may be speaking to you this year: Generosity is the virtue I want to focus on this school year. Not necessarily the “generous gift of money” but generosity of spirit. Generosity to me is more of a selfless love towards others. It might mean giving up my time to help another in a time of need. It might be offering a kind word or encouragement in the hallway. It is intentional and an act of love. My love language is gift-giving but I sometimes think people only see this as wanting physical gifts from people. It’s not. Although I love a good surprise Sonic drink, I think gift-giving is the virtue of generosity when you give someone a smile or a hug! As Mother Teresa says “Every time you smile at someone it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” That is what generosity means to me.
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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Reminder: Home & School Meeting tonight at 7:00 in the Little Theater! All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE happenings from After School Care…Marble runs and bracelet making!
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE introductions…At HFE, we have the most amazing faculty & staff. The commitment and dedication of those who work here is like no other. They walk in their faith every single day and love our students fiercely. Each and every one of them brings something unique to table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Mrs. Alexandra Rome! Please take a moment to get to know Alexandra and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Alexandra, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Alexandra Rome Years at HFE: 3 years Position at HFE: Music Teacher What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: Getting to work with every student in the building! It’s so great to watch every student grow up and become amazing people! Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: Morning recess-I get to see students just be normal kids and see their personalities come out more. Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: Living Stations! It’s awesome to watch the leaders in 6th grade begin to form. Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: Early What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: Book bag, lesson book, phone, water Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: Silliness! I am just awkward enough that I don’t mind being silly in front of people.
about 1 month ago, Tracy Perrett
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