August 1, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians:
It is hard to believe the time has come to welcome you to the 2016 – 2017 academic school year. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new students and families who will begin their time with us at Holy Family. The summer is flying by, but I hope and pray you are enjoying some restful, relaxing and blessed times and are looking forward to an exciting school year at Holy Family Catholic School.
Holy Family had grown so much, and there are a great many things to be proud of at our wonderful school. We successfully implemented online testing. We instituted Families in our school and have made our school a more kind and caring place. We stayed abreast with technology and have been able to purchase even more iPads. We once again ended our year in a good financial state and will begin our year with a brand new playground.
We want to keep the momentum going; so as the new school year approaches, take the time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments while looking forward to the many exciting, challenging and rewarding events in the new 2016 – 2017 school year. This year we want to increase our communication and collaboration among faculty, parents, and students. Please know our teachers have your child’s best interest in mind. They want to partner with you in your child’s education and are always available for questions you may have. We continue to work on upgrading and beautifying our facility and grounds and welcome your input in this endeavor.
In a world of constant turmoil, please know we will continue to make safety a priority. As the parents and family, we do not want to make you feel unwelcome in our school but please support and follow our procedures set in place. I do know this can be a delicate matter, so thank you for understanding and remember all procedures are in place to keep our students safe and secure.
Our spiritual theme this year is Faith and our school song this year is “Many, yet One.” As we begin this new year, it is important to remember that we are many people working together for one purpose. We have all been called to Holy Family to share our love of God and spread His message.
We are many, yet we are one.
We are separate, yet bound in his love.
And together we are all his hands and his feet,
bringing mercy and peace to this world.
We are many and one.
I am truly excited about the upcoming school year and the opportunities we have been given. With Mrs. Barb Creed in her new role as Curriculum Coordinator, both teachers and students will gain a valuable resource. Mrs. Julie Gonzales will take on an additional role as our development person. We will begin an exciting year of self-study for DFE and be able to truly show how great we are. Remember all that we have already accomplished together and continuing together we will fulfill our mission!
Please note our academic calendar this year reflects six additional early dismissals on Wednesdays. Please know this time is specifically set aside for the faculty and staff to work on our accreditation. We will need volunteers to help us through our DFE process, so look for more information on this as we begin our self-study.
Please know that I remain committed to a team-centered environment, with an open door policy. I welcome and respect your ideas and suggestions with an open mind and expect your input for improving our mission to the students that Christ has placed in our care.
God bless you and your family,
Sarah J. Chevlin