The student Summer Lunch Program will be running out of Roosevelt Elementary School this summer in the months of June and July, Monday-Friday between 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is open to ALL children ages 1-18 for free! If you wish to join your child and pick up a meal for yourself, adult meals are $4. You can eat on-site, or take meals to-go!
7 days ago, Toni Whitmer
Parents, due to the predicted rainy weather Wednesday, we were able to move Sack Lunch Day to this week Friday, 5/6. Students will come out of the AC doors and can meet their guest in the playground parking lot. Bring a blanket or lawn chair along! We apologize for the change in plans, but hope to see you on this sunny Friday!
21 days ago, Toni Whitmer
Just a reminder that all of the student library books are due back to school on Monday! This would be a good weekend to look around the house and track them down! Mrs. Brown will send home notices next week with your children if they have any missing or damaged books to replace. Thank you!
24 days ago, Toni Whitmer
Did you miss Red Wheel food this past fall? Don't miss out on our Red Wheel Truck Sale TODAY from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the far North East corner of the school playground! We will be selling a limited supply of four hit items: burritos, egg rolls, mini tacos, and cookie dough! Help us spread the word and let your loved ones know - anyone is welcome to come purchase food items, and a portion of the proceeds comes to HFE! They will be accepting cash and check payments only, and checks are to be made out to HFE. If you show up before dismissal to purchase food items, you will need to park along 19th street or in the North school parking lot and walk over to purchase. After dismissal has ended, more parking will become available near the church offices. Thank you for your support in this way! We hope to see you there!
25 days ago, Toni Whitmer
Due to scheduling conflicts, the 8:00am IHM Mass tomorrow Tuesday April 26th has been changed to a Liturgy of the Word service, but the celebration of the Mass will not take place.
28 days ago, Principal Rachel Wentling
Due to the high winds predicted for tomorrow afternoon (Race Day), we have adjusted the Race for Education schedule for the students. Adjusted Race Schedule: 8:15-9:15am -- 4th, 5th, & 6th grade, 9:30-10:30am -- PS, KP, K, 1st grade, 10:40-11:40am -- 2nd & 3rd grade. Just a reminder that students may wear shorts/sweats with their spirit shirt if they turned in their mailing addresses on time! See you there!
about 1 month ago, Toni Whitmer
Just a reminder that Holy Family has Early Release today, and the students will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. There will be NO bus services at dismissal, but After School Care will still be open until 6:00 p.m. We will see the students back on Tuesday! Have a Happy Easter!
about 1 month ago, Toni Whitmer
Did you miss Red Wheel food this last fall?? We've got you covered!! All are welcome to stop by for our Red Wheel Truck Sale! No pre-orders necessary, just show up and pay for what you want, take the food with you that evening! Feel free to spread the word to others you may know who love these Red Wheel classics!
about 1 month ago, Toni Whitmer
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Holy Family Elementary Job Opening 22-23 -- School Cook. Holy Family Elementary is searching for an individual to assist with cooking and/or dishes in the Holy Family school kitchen. The potential employee would help prepare lunch for the students and staff, help with baking in the morning, and may occasionally assist with washing dishes during the lunch hour. School cooks also assist with general kitchen cleaning and daily sanitizing. This position is approximately 30 hours per week during school days only, and this position does includes benefits. If interested, please stop by the school office to pick up an application between 7:30-4:00 Monday-Friday. Thank you!
about 2 months ago, Toni Whitmer
Holy Family Elementary Job Opening for 22-23 -- Classroom Teacher-Grade level to be determined. Holy Family Elementary is a Preschool-6th grade parochial school in Hays, KS with an enrollment of approximately 375 students. HFE seeking a classroom teacher to inspire students in faith formation and academic excellence in all discipline areas. The successful candidate is a practicing Catholic in communion with the church willing to instruct religious curriculum, capable of effectively managing a classroom of 20-24 students, and expertly prepares, instructs, and assesses students in multiple educational content areas. A successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or be certified (or able to obtain certification) in Kansas. A Master’s degree will command a higher salary, as will teaching experience. Teachers at Holy Family Elementary are expected to develop caring relationships with students that allow them to demand excellence. Holy Family believes a loving firmness and virtue growth will allow students to develop a growth mindset that will further aid in their success as they progress through school. Experience and/or interest in a wide variety of technological tools is a plus. Holy Family Elementary uses the Google platform for calendar and electronic mail communications, overhead document cameras, interactive whiteboard software, digital textbooks, and PowerSchool for grade book management as well as student mobile digital devices with Google and Microsoft Office platforms. Students will learn 21st Century skills in a variety of platforms. Holy Family’s uniform dress code, behavior expectations, emphasis on faith formation, and strong academic learning environment provide a school climate desired by many educators. If you are a serious educator ready for the opportunities that a Catholic school can offer, please consider applying with a cover letter, resume, and three references to Principal Rachel Wentling at Thank you!
about 2 months ago, Toni Whitmer
In support of the Kansas Jayhawks who will be playing for the Men’s Basketball National Championship Monday evening, students may wear blue, red or a KU T-shirt with UNIFORM bottoms to school on Monday, April 4. 🏆 Go Kansas!
about 2 months ago, Principal Rachel Wentling
The 5th Grade students have been hard at work on a STREAM project, titled, Mr. Popper's Penguins. This project spanned 4 classrooms...Mrs. Dinkel's English class, Library, Art and Computer. The students started and completed this project in just over two weeks! Take a peek at their finished penguins and what the teachers have to say about the project! From Mrs. Dinkel, classroom portion: “Fifth graders read the novel Mr. Popper's Penguins. The book was written in 1938, so the children were not sure about reading an 84-year-old story! The book was started by Richard Atwater. He became ill, so his wife, Florence, finished the book and sent it to a publisher. After finishing the novel, the class watched the movie, "Mr. Popper's Penguins", filmed in 2011. We then completed a compare/contrast worksheet: book vs movie. While everyone loved the movie, the majority of the students liked the book better. From Mrs. Brown, Library portion: “The fifth graders were assigned a WebQuest where they visited and had to choose a type of penguin. They had to answer questions such as: What is the environment the penguin lives in? What does it eat? What is the level of endangerment that it faces? And what are the conservation efforts that are being done? They also created a commemorative penguin postage stamp.” Mrs. Steigerwald, Art portion: “In Art class, students were paired with a partner and used their chrome books to research Antarctic penguins. They wrote down some facts and physical attributes of the penguin they chose (color/features/height/etc.) and sketched it on white paper. Then they used butcher paper to measure the correct height of their penguin and created a life size drawing of their chosen penguin. They used multiple materials such as paint, markers, colored pencils and crayons to color their penguin and added other features like torn paper for the feathers. They were extremely creative and used elements of art in multiple ways such as the use of texture, form, and color. They also used technology to help write some interesting facts and guide them in their drawings. They really enjoyed this project and how it connected to their learning in the classroom!” Mrs. Flax, Computer portion: “During their computer time, the 5th grade students visited a number of zoology websites to learn more about the penguins. They also had an opportunity to further explore their habitats via several zoo and aquarium webcams.”
about 2 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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Students will get to celebrate "National Crayon Day" on Thursday and wear their designated class colors that they were to originally wear during Catholic Schools Week on Rainbow Day. Due to the snow day during CSW, we will enjoy this on Thursday 3/31. We plan to catch a picture of the whole student body in their colors on Thursday!
about 2 months ago, Toni Whitmer
​Students are invited to bring canned food donations next week which will be donated to St. Joseph Food Pantry & Diaper Closet for those in need! Students can give their donations to their homeroom teachers. We thank you for your contributions! St. Joseph Food Pantry accepts donations all year long; please keep them in mind throughout the year!
about 2 months ago, Toni Whitmer
HFE Fathers -- just a reminder that tomorrow 3/24 is Father's Mass at IHM 8:00 a.m. Fathers & father figures are to sit with the "youngest" child's class at church. Please notify the older sibling's teachers if you are sitting elsewhere. Students still need to drop off backpacks to their classrooms before heading over to mass. Thank you, see you there!
2 months ago, Toni Whitmer
Congratulations, Monarchs, on advancing to the state semi-finals of the state basketball tournament! To show our support, HFE students may wear a TMP shirt to school on Friday. Go Monarchs! 💙
2 months ago, Principal Rachel Wentling
Holy Family Elementary will be having a Remote Learning Day tomorrow, Thursday 3/10, due to the predicted inclement weather & freezing wind chills. The school building will be closed. Students were sent home today with their necessary materials; please refer to the newsletter today for more details. We will see the students back at school on Friday!
2 months ago, Toni Whitmer
Just a reminder that today is an Early Release Day, and HFE students will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. The bus will still run, and After School Care is available until 6:00 p.m. Thank you!
3 months ago, Toni Whitmer
Just a reminder that the State of our Catholic Schools Address is this evening at 6:30 p.m. at IHM. Childcare will be available in the HFE Little Theater for families in need. Current HFE/TMP parents are required to attend; attendance will be taken during the meeting. All stakeholders are welcome! We look forward to seeing you this evening!
3 months ago, Toni Whitmer
Our much anticipated annual Pancake Races will be taking place on Shrove Tuesday, March 1st, at 2:30 p.m. on the HFE blacktop! All are welcome to join us as we cheer on our 4th graders, parents and staff as they race around with their skillet and pancake, donning their favorite apron!
3 months ago, Toni Whitmer