HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, September 2, due to Labor Day.
EARLY DISMISSAL- SEPTEMBER 4
School will be dismissed at 1:00 on Wednesday, September 4th. ACES will be available for after school childcare. Please call the school if you are in need of the ACES program.
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL READING NIGHT!!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5!
Reading Night at Holy Family Catholic School for parents and students will be held on September 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please join us for this very fun and educational family event!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY
On Friday, September 13, we will celebrate "College Football Day." Students are encouraged to wear their favorite college team T-shirt or sweatshirt that day. It is the day before the big Iowa-Iowa State game, so teachers and students will be showing support for their favorite college team (it doesn't have to be Iowa or Iowa State). Go team!
CLASSROOM FUNDRAISER JEANS DAY
Friday, September 6th, will be a jeans day benefiting the 6th grade classroom. If a student chooses to dress out of uniform on this day, they must bring $1 for the fundraiser. Please refer to page 25 of the school handbook for appropriate Out of Uniform Day dress.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The HFCS school board will be meeting Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the school. All are welcome to attend.
SMILE SQUAD FREE DENTAL PROGRAM
The Smile Squad Free dental program is visiting Holy Family School September 10th. Students are eligible to receive dental treatment at no cost! Services include: dental examination, x-rays, sealants, teeth cleanings, fluoride application, restorative treatment, referral to Des Moines Health Center for ongoing dental care. Additional forms are available in the school office and are due back to the school no later than August 30th.
CLASSROOM FUNDRAISER JEANS DAY
Friday, September 20, will be a jeans day benefiting the 5th grade classroom. If a student chooses to dress out of uniform on this day, they must bring $1 for the fundraiser. Please refer to page 25 of the school handbook for appropriate Out of Uniform Day dress.
Fall conferences will be held October 2nd and 3rd. Notification of your conference day and time will be sent home. If any changes need to be made, please call the school office and ask for Mrs. Lechuga and she can help you with rescheduling.
Conference time is an important time for parents to hear about their child’s learning and academic progress. Our conferences include parents, students, and teachers.
The following is the schedule for Holy Family School’s Fall Conferences:
October 2nd Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
October 3rd Conferences 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
PreK through 8th grade and Art will meet in their classrooms for conferences. P.E., Music, and Guidance will conference in the junior high wing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Lechuga in the office.
NO SCHOOL-OCTOBER 3rd
There will be no school on Thursday, October 3rd due to teacher/parent conferences.
FALL BREAK-OCTOBER 4th -OCTOBER 11th
There will be no school October 4th through October 11th in observance of our Fall Break. Enjoy your break and we will see you back on Monday, October 14th!
Attention to all parents who live over 2 miles from Holy Family School and reside in the Des Moines School District: attached is a form that you MUST complete and mail in order for you to receive transportation reimbursement. To qualify for this reimbursement, you must live over 2 miles from the school. Mail the completed form to the address listed at the bottom of the form. If you live in a school district other than the Des Moines Public district (i.e.: Saydel, West Des Moines, Urbandale, etc.), please contact the school and Mrs. Lechuga will help you get the reimbursement form that you need to submit for that school district.
As was discussed during the Open House Parent Meetings, if your child needs assistance with homework, teachers are available before or after school. Please contact your child’s teachers to make other arrangements.
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Ms. Dopheide is in charge of helping with the DHS application for assistance. If you have questions regarding your application or need to apply for childcare assistance please contact her. She is available to meet with you from 6:00AM - 8:00 AM, 11:00AM - 11:30AM, and 3:00PM -3:30PM daily. She is also available by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone at 515-262-8025 ext. 123.
HFS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
The HFS volleyball teams are underway with their season! Games are played at Dowling Catholic on Saturdays. This weekend the 8th grade team will play at 12:30. Come out and support our teams!