Fall 2021

Dear Holy Family Teachers, Students, and Families: 

Let me start by welcoming you to the start of the 2021-2022 school year as well as provide a warm welcome to all the new families joining Holy Family this year.  I am honored to serve for a second year as your PTO President.  This year, all three of our girls are officially Falcons!  Madison is entering 1st Grade; Abbey is entering Kindergarten and Brynlee is starting her first year of Pre-School.  

I have enjoyed volunteering almost my entire life.  Between tutoring, playing the piano and organ at Mass, teaching CCD, serving as a Board of Director for various organizations and chairing fundraisers to provide for those less fortunate, I have learned the importance of service.  My husband and I are instilling in our daughters that volunteering your time and talents is imperative to make the world a better place.  

I recently asked my fellow PTO Board members for three words that described why they are on the Board.  I always ask this question when I am about to lead a Team, so I understand the vision everyone is looking for and the direction everyone wants the organization to take. I expected to have 12 different words, but I only had six.  Why?  Because we all have, generally, the same vison for the importance of giving back to the wonderful school that provides so much more than an education to our children.  The six words that describe our vision for this year are Service, Love, Friendship, Community, Fellowship and Involvement.  

After being through what was an extremely difficult time for everyone this past year, we are looking for you to join us to provide service to our school, love and support for each other, be a friend to each other, bring about a sense of community, have fun and fellowship working together while being involved in collaborating to give the Teachers and Students a year of cherished memories.

As we work towards our vision and provide for an enjoyable and exciting year for families, teachers and students, every extra set of hands count.  It takes all of us working together to plan events and bring ideas to the table to enhance what the PTO is all about.  

Thank you for all that you already do for Holy Family Catholic School.  Please know that I am praying for a healthy and blessed year for everyone in our school community.  

Sincerely,

Kathleen Miller
Your Holy Family PTO President

 

Please note that all HFCS volunteers are required to  attend VIRTUS Training through the Protecting God’s Children Program offered at parishes throughout the Diocese of Arlington.

There is no cost for this program and it lasts approximately 4 hours.

To register and/or to view other training dates and locations, click here.

 

 

PTO Board

Get to know the PTO! 

PTO Executive Board

President – Kathleen Miller
Kathleen Miller has a First Grader, Kindergartener, and Preschooler. She grew up in the Poconos and moved to Northern Virginia in 2003 and has been married to her husband, Kelly, for nine years. Kathleen has been on various organizations’ Boards of Directors and chaired multiple fundraisers that have raised over $1.3 million for non-profits in the Northern Virginia area. 

Vice President – Emily Coffey
Emily Coffey has a First Grader and Kindergartner. She is originally from the UK, met her husband in Italy while he was stationed there, and has lived in the US for the last 9 years.

Treasurer – Claudia Moreno Toledo
Claudia Moreno has been married for 13 years and has three beautiful kids. She works as a realtor in the Northern Virginia area. It is a pleasure for her to serve on the PTO. She wishes the best for this year and sends many blessings to you all.

Secretary – Tarasha Pearson
Tarasha Pearson grew up in Mississippi and she is married to her college sweetheart, Markee. They have three children: a Ninth Grader, a Sixth Grader, and a Kindergartener. She enjoys reading, cooking, and jogging. She served as PTO secretary from 2013-2015 and she is excited to serve in the position again for 2021-2022.

PTO Support

Box Top Coordinator –  Jennifer Prasarn

Dinner Night Coordinator – shared by PTO Board

Used Uniforms Coordinator – Liesl Balatsenko

Volunteer Coordinator – Christine Huber

This school year, our Volunteer Coordinator is Christine Huber.  Christine and her husband, Mike, have a daughter, Olivia, in Kindergarten this year.  As a military family, Christine is very appreciative of the importance of a strong community.  She is excited to help with all the fun events planned for this year and is looking forward to keeping the HFCS community active and engaged during these socially distant times.  This year, Christine hopes that the PTO will bring hope, energy, and lots of smiles to our HFCS children, faculty, staff, and families!

Announcements & Events

Mark Your Calendars!

PTO Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat: Sunday, October 24th…details to follow. 

PTO General Meetings
Wednesday, 11/17/2021 Chili Cook-Off, Used Uniform Sale, General PTO Meeting
Wednesday, 4/27/2022 Art Walk, Used Uniform Sale, General PTO Meeting

PTO Dinner Nights

September: Campbell’s Frozen Custard, Wednesday, 9/8/21, 5pm-8pm
                        4125 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, Va 22192

October: Chipotle, Wednesday, 10/13/21, 4pm-8pm
                   4269 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22192-5089

November: Panera, Wednesday, 11/10/2021, 4pm-8pm
                       4300 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22192

December: Stay tuned!
January:  ?
February:  ?
March: ?
April: ?
May: ?
June: ?

Used Uniforms

If you have any questions regarding Used Uniforms, please direct them via email to useduniforms@holyfamilydalecity.org.

 Things to remember:

Interested in purchasing Used Uniforms?

We plan to have Used Uniform Sales beginning 30 minutes before every General PTO Meeting; see dates and times below.  Sales will end once the meeting starts.  As we schedule Drop Off Dates, this page will be updated.  If you have uniforms that your family no longer needs, please remember that you can drop them off at the School Office at any time.    Thank you for your help and support!

Wednesday, 11/17/2021 Chili Cook-Off, Used Uniform Sale, General PTO Meeting
Wednesday, 4/27/2022 Art Walk, Used Uniform Sale, General PTO Meeting

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

The HF Fall Festival still has volunteer positions open! Can you help? Check and see where help is still needed by going to this link and selecting the various tabs at the top of the page: https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/13577dd00a1cded1-festival1

Being on the PTO Board is NOT the only way to get involved! We have COMMITTEES for the various events we have planned for the 2021-2022 school year! The Committees allow you to earn Volunteer Hours, too! The PTO Board looks forward to meeting/seeing our Falcon Parents and Guardians throughout the school year.  Let us know what YOU want out of the PTO,  and what fundraisers/events YOU would like to see.  For more information and to make suggestions for PTO events, please email our PTO President, Kathleen Miller, at pto@holyfamilydalecity.org. 

 

 
 

Box Tops News

School Rewards

Harris Teeter

www.harristeeter.com

Login to my account, on dashboard section click My schools, click link and enter code 6615 for Holy Family

Giant

www.giantfood.com/aplus/register-card

Enter giant card info, add code 05506 for Holy Family Catholic School-Dale City,VA

Safeway

www.escrip.com, need to register for website.

When registering under school tab, search Holy Family Catholic School Dale City, VA

Target

www.target.com/tcoe

Sign up if you have a target redcard to link it to Holy Family; search for school using ID 1960

Meeting Minutes Archives

To view minutes from General PTO Meetings, please click on the links below.

9.11.2014
11.13.2014

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