Fr. Rich blessed the wreaths and all of the students of each homeroom at our Advent Mass this morning. 💜🕯
Congratulations, Mrs. North, on this well deserved honor! There is no doubt that Mrs. North is committed to her students, not only when they are in her class, but the years that follow! She inspires their learning, social-emotional growth, and spiritual faith formation by cultivating virtue. https://hayspost.com/posts/8eae6601-0104-4e6c-8fa3-e1835d8c506c
The fourth grade Computer classes have been busy working on their November STEM project, “Balloons Over Broadway”. We began by listening to the book “Balloons Over Broadway” which tells the true story of Tony Sarg. Sarg was a European puppeteer who came to New York and created displays for the windows at Macy’s. He later was asked to use his puppets in a Christmas parade. Fearing people wouldn’t be able to see his highly animated puppets, he worked to develop ones that could be elevated and controlled from underneath. This concept is still used today. We then learned about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. We also investigated how helium works. The students then partnered up to research an idea for their balloon. After deciding on their balloon theme they designed a sketch and developed a budget detailing everything they would need to create their design. The last step involved creating their balloon masterpieces. Just in time for the annual parade!
HFE happenings...It was "Gifts In A Jar" assembly day for the 4th Graders! They had a blast working to fill all 400+ jars that were ordered. Thanks to those that purchased one to help support their fundraising efforts!
Next week is our school's fall canned food drive for the Community Assistance Center in Hays! Students are invited and encouraged to bring a grocery sack of canned goods to their classroom teachers between November 15-18. See the items in most need on the flyer here! Anyone in the community is welcome to drop off donated items to the C.A.C. between Monday-Friday!
HFE happenings…Thanks to the cast & crew of TMP’s musical ‘Shrek’ for entertaining our students this morning! And a special shout out to 4 of the cast members, our very own students…Jaden Brull, Kendall Seiler, Mason Rozean and Hayden Pfannenstiel! Excellent performance, great job to all!
HFE Parents- Just a reminder that we have Early Release today and students will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. The bus & ASC will still run. Thank you!
HFE parents, just a reminder that Wednesday is our school Papa Murphy's Day! Our HFE Bucks committee will be selling Papa Murphy's $10 gift cards in the school parking lot TOMORROW, Tuesday, at drive-thru dismissal! Bring your cash or checkbook along to purchase yours! Papa Murphy's will give the school 10% of all orders from 11:00 - 8:00 on Wednesday! Thanks for your support!
Our 4th grade classes are bringing back Gifts-in-a-Jar to raise funds for their Spring field trip to the Cosmosphere! They'll be assembling delicious jars of brownie and chicken noodle soup mixes for $10 each! Not only are they truly delicious, they make fantastic gifts for the holidays! The jars will be assembled on Monday, November 22nd and sent home with your child, but anyone is welcome to order and can pick up that afternoon if they do not have a designated student. See all of the details on the flier, feel free to print off and bring to the school if you'd like to order! All orders are due next Thursday, November 11!
Next Wednesday, November 10th is Papa Murphy's Fundraising Day! Pick up your pizzas on a lunch break, after early release dismissal, or in the evening and HFE earns 10% back the whole day, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Have company coming to town for the upcoming holidays? Grab a couple extras -- they freeze well and are easy to toss in the oven for guests!! Place your orders on the RaiseRight app as soon as possible for your Papa Murphy's gift cards to earn more $$ back in your pockets!
Parents -- do you have any preschool shirts or sweaters at home that you no longer need? Have one or two that you can part with? We are collecting donated shirts that we can pass on to a couple of our new preschool families in need. We are in most need of size small or medium. You can swing them by the school office anytime. Thank you in advance!
HFE happenings...Our KP students are having fun in Art Class!!! Check it out!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Active learning happening all over HFE! Kindergarten coding and reading, hula huts in PE, and microscope lab in 6th grade science. #activelearners #futuremonarchs
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.