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!
4 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE happenings from After School Care…Marble runs and bracelet making!
4 months 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.
4 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE Parents - Just a reminder that we have Early Release today and students will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. ASC & Bus are still available. Thank you!
4 months ago, Toni Whitmer
HFE & TMP Parents, Alumni & Supporters: TMP Homecoming is right around the corner! Show your school spirit at the parade, football game and homecoming festivities with our new TMP/HFE Homecoming t-shirts for only $8! Youth & adult sizes available! Orders are due this Sunday, Sept. 12th. Follow the link below to order yours: https://tmphfehomecoming21.itemorder.com/sale GO MONARCHS!
4 months ago, Toni Whitmer
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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. Cristy Dinkel! Please take a moment to get to know Cristy and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Cristy, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Cristy Dinkel Years at HFE: 9 years Position at HFE: 2nd Grade Teacher What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: I love how God’s calling works. I was raised Lutheran and strayed away during college. I had the opportunity to become and teach Catholic when I married my husband. Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: My favorite part of the day is when the bell rings for students to go to class and I get to greet them all individually and see their day start with a smile. Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: I love that we get to celebrate holidays at HFE. Favorite school lunch (if you eat the school lunch): Do not eat school lunch. Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: Late What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: Badge/keys, purse, water & coffee, lunch bag. Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: I feel like I bring my outgoing personality to the table. I love smiling and greeting everyone with eye contact anytime in passing. 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 feel the virtues of love and gentleness speak to me. Last year was a huge challenge and there are going to be some lasting effects from last year. Therefore, if I show love and gentleness, I can get through any challenge. We all fight battles others may not know about, so we could all use a little extra and show a little extra love and gentleness. Cristy shared a few photos with us.. 1. Her and her husband, Larry with her great-nephew /godson's at his baptism 2. Cristy and her dog Emma Grace dressed up together for Halloween 3. Her cat Stella Rose
4 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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Bishop Vincke stopped by 5th grade recess and played some pick up basketball and threw a few football passes! What a great Friday surprise!
5 months ago, Holy Family Elementary
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Parents--FYI! There are a couple of date changes to the Early Release schedule which are all reflected on the flyer seen here. We also have changes to the events calendar (added music programs, edited early release dates, and changed Mary's Baby Shower). All copies are coming home with the students! You may also view the updated HFE Events Calendar at the link here and on our website: https://5il.co/yege
5 months ago, Toni Whitmer
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We had our FIRST "First Friday Prayers" this morning after announcements as a school as we followed along with Mrs. Wentling on the intercom! What a fantastic, faith-filled way to kick off our Friday!
5 months ago, Toni Whitmer
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HFE happenings...As our students begin working in their STREAM blocks it is important that we lay a solid foundation. One of the first steps involved them learning about Collaboration. In the Computer Lab, the students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades discussed what collaboration means, as well as what it looks and sounds like. It is an essential part of any group work. To illustrate the importance of collaborating they then worked in small groups to build a card tower. Through their working together they were quite successful.
5 months 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 the table and we would not be the school we are without them. With that, let me introduce you to Mrs. Jenny Howard! Please take a moment to get to know Jenny and give her a shout out on Facebook in the comments section of this post. Thank you, Jenny, for all you do for Holy Family Elementary, we appreciate you! Name: Jenny Howard Years at HFE: Three, 2 years as a Para, first year as a teacher Position at HFE: 6th Grade Teacher (teaches 5th and 6th grade science and 6th grade reading) What do you love most about the work that you do at HFE: Seeing my own children everyday and working with fellow Christians Favorite time of day (during the school day) and why: Morning-the day is fresh and new Favorite activity or event that we do at HFE and why: Family Prayer Circles-I love a unified school Favorite school lunch (if you eat the school lunch): Chicken Fried Steak or Ham Sandwich Do you arrive early, on time or late to school: Early What do you bring to school with you every day, if anything: Water, planner Describe the personality trait you have that best supports HFE and our faculty & staff: Insightful-I like to observe and see the needs of others
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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HFE happenings…The students had a visit from the Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts today!
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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September lunches have been added to the "Dining" section in the website and app menu, and the September Mass calendar has been added to the Calendars menu -- click the link below to take to the masses! https://5il.co/y4ub
5 months ago, Toni Whitmer
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It's August Birthday day! Happy Birthday to all of our students, faculty & staff who are celebrating birthdays in August! We celebrate them today, with birthday mass and lunch.
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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Thanks to all who attended the Parent Information Night last night! It was great to see all of our parents gather together for Mrs. Wentling's presentation and to visit with their student(s) homeroom teacher(s)! And thanks to all who have downloaded our new app! It is quickly becoming a valuable resource for communication for us and we do not want you to miss out on it. So, if you haven't downloaded it, please do so, you won't regret it! If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the app, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and ask, we are happy to help!
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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We are updating our "STREAM" carts which we stock with consumable items for the students to use for various STREAM activities throughout the year! Have any of these extra items laying around the house, or needing to purge some of these? We would LOVE to get some more of the following for our carts... buttons milk jug/pop bottle caps cereal boxes paper towel cardboard rolls beads corks chenille stems/pipe cleaners pom poms googly eyes misc. game pieces (throwing away an old game?) balloons yarn construction paper You do NOT need to go buy brand new items, anything around the house is GREAT! While cleaning out old toy rooms, we would gladly take any extra legos, k'nex or building toys of any kind, as well! All items can be sent with your child in a bag and dropped off at the SCHOOL LIBRARY!! Got any questions? Contact Mrs. Natalie Brown, librarian, at nbrown@hfehays.org
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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Parents...friendly reminder that All Parent Information Night is tonight at Below is a break down of the night...can't wait to see you there! Note: this meeting is for Parents only, no students please. 7:00-7:35 All parents meet in the GYM for a talk from Mrs. Wentling 7:40-7:55 break out sessions with homeroom teachers, parents disperse to their child's homeroom (5th & 6th will stay in the gym) 8:00-8:15 break out sessions with homeroom teachers, parents disperse to their child's homeroom (5th & 6th will stay in the gym) 8:20-8:30 break out session with After School Care directors, parents disperse to the Little Theater if your child is in ASC.
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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First week STEM/team building activity for science from 5th grade... They learned what it takes to be a scientist…and it’s not crazy white hair and a lab coat! Students built card towers using words to describe what it takes to be a scientist.
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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4th, 5th & 6th grade parents, today is the last day to sign your child up for altar server training at HFE! Training is this Thursday, Aug 26th, and we have openings in the 3:30p.m. session. Training will run until 5:00 and your child will need picked up at the IHM gathering space. To sign up for training, please complete the form here: https://forms.gle/zShkFfK72hy8E7jW7
5 months ago, Toni Whitmer
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The students were joined by Fr. Nick this morning to celebrate our first mass of the year. It was a beautiful site to see everyone back together again as a whole.
5 months ago, Tracy Perrett
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