Message from the Principal

REMINDER:
For school closings, please remember that Holy Family Regional School follows Commack School District. You should also be watching your own districts as that may affect your buses. Thank you.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL'S WEEK EVENTS:

Please check out the Principal's Council page for further information.

Sunday

8th Grade Boys Basketball Game 10:00 am in the gym, please join us!

Catholic Schools Week Open House 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM All are

Monday

Out of Uniform Day

Crazy Hair Day (hair dye is acceptable as long as it will be washed out on Tuesday)

Tuesday

Out of Uniform Day, Sports Day - *Wear your favorite sports team jersey

Band and Choir Concert 7:00 pm in they gym

Wednesday

Out of Uniform, Color Day - *Wear your favorite color*

Student BINGO! 10:30-12:00 in the Caf

Thursday

Out of Uniform Day, Crazy Hat, Tie, and Sock Day

No Homework Day! ** No tests will be scheduled for Friday **

Friday

Catholic Schools Week Closing Mass1:00, please join us!

*All students are in proper uniform today


ESTIMATED TUITION SCHEDULE 2015-2016

 

(Reflects a 3%increase)

PRE-KINDERGARTEN                                                                TUITION

 

5 HALF DAYS (8AM-11:30AM)                                                     $4,500.00

 

5 FULL DAYS (8AM-2PM)                                                              $5,500.00

 

K THRU GRADE 8                                                                                                

 

ONE CHILD                                                                                    $5,813.00

 

MULTI-CHILD FAMILIES                                 

 

TWO CHILDREN                                                                            $7,777.00                              

 

THREE CHILDREN                                                                         $9,315.00                               

 

FOUR CHILDREN                                                                           $10,551.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD OVER 4 CHILDREN                   $1,200.00

           

*New Student Registration Fee Pre-K to 8: $150.00*

 *Returning Student Re-registration Fee Pre-K to 8: $50.00*

 

*Pre-K and Kindergarten Supply Fee - $50.00 additional per year

 

** All fees are NON REFUNDABLE**


Education works on a relationship between the school and home; when in the view of the school that relationship is no longer viable, parents are required to withdraw their child/ren.  

Student(s)’ field trips, report cards and school records will be held if tuition is not paid up to date.


January 12, 2015

 Dear Parents,

 January is a month where Catholic schools throughout the Unites States acknowledge our commitment to Respect Life.  “Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation”, our 2015 Respect Life theme.  In keeping with this theme, HFRS would like to partake in this vision and commitment in our school.

 The Principal’s Council wishes to organize a video to celebrate all new born babies who were born from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 in conjunction with the Library Gift Club.  If you wish to honor the birth of a newborn baby go to the website, click Library Gift Club, print the form and complete the form with the address of the new baby’s family and your information.  A letter to the family will be mailed to them stating your donation and a note as to when the video with the baby’s name and date of birth will be posted on our website to view.  Hopefully this be as successful as our All Souls donations.

 The National Junior Honor Society will also be conducting a baby bottle drive.  The bottles will be used to collect money for our local Life Center.  The theme is “Change a baby’s life”.  The members will be distributing baby bottles to each student as well as leaving a bottle in each classroom to collect spare change.  All bottles will be collected on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

 Thank you for all your support during month respecting all of God’s Masterpieces.

 Sincerely,

 Mr. G


All parents please read this important message from Bishop Murphy regarding the Education Investment Tax Credit. Thank you
Education Investment Tax Letter 1.2015.doc

January 7, 2015

Dear Pre-K through 7th grade Parents:

Happy New Year! I can’t believe we’re already looking ahead towards an exciting 2015-2016 school year. Our in-house registration for the next school year is approaching. I realize we’re collecting this information earlier than usual, but in order to plan accordingly we need accurate enrollment numbers to determine tuition. There will be a $50.00 re-registration fee for each student returning to Holy Family Regional School.

This year we will begin to re-register our present students in grades Pre-K through 7 starting January 20th. We would appreciate all registration by Friday, January 30, 2015. To provide an incentive for registering by January 30th, there will be no application processing fee. A $25.00 per student application processing fee will be in effect as of February 7, 2015.

We hope you will be returning to Holy Family Regional School next year. Please indicate your child’s placement below for September 2015 and return the tear off and payment to your child’s teacher by Friday, January 30th. If you should need a new registration form for Pre-K or other siblings you may request one from the office.

Thank you for choosing Holy Family Regional School for your child’s education, and for your continued support!

Sincerely yours,

Mr. Anthony Giordano

Principal

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REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

Please complete one form per child

CHILD’S NAME: ______________________________________________________

GRADE IN SEPTEMBER: ______________

RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER:  YES / NO

PARENT’S SIGNATURE ________________________________________________

*Returning Student Re-Registration Fee: $50 per child *

** All fees are NON REFUNDABLE**


It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of the Holy Family Regional Masterpiece Gallery. The Gallery is displayed in the main hallway of our school. The artwork is chosen by Ms. Haran and myself from the school projects throughout the year. The art is then framed and placed on the Gallery wall. The artist name, grade, year, and project is displayed for future visitors.

We congratulate:

Andrea Diaz Gr. 7

Emily Franco Gr. 8

Danielle Diem Gr. 7

Krysbelle Familia Gr. 4

 


Tomorrow's Hope 2015-2016 Applications

Form 127S RCKV SPN 1516.INTs.pdf

Form 127 RCKV 1516.INTs.pdf

“You must DOWNLOAD this PDF and save it to your computer before filling it out. To properly complete the form and ensure the information is recorded correctly, you must open it within Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. (get.adobe.com/reader)  DO NOT “view” the PDF and attempt to complete it in your browser. This will result in an unusable PDF and/or improperly recorded information.”

 Families will mail the form with their income documents and application fee to the following address: 

 Private School Aid Service 

P.O. Box 89434

Cleveland, OH 44101-6434

Also if you want to file online please follow this link: http://www.psas.org/RCKV.aspx

 NOTE: You can select which pages you would like to print under the "Print Range" section and preview every page under the "Preview: Composite" section by moving the sliding bar beneath the image. If you have any problems printing the file, please follow the steps below:

 -Click on the File

-Select Print

-At the bottom of the print window there is an option called "Print What":

-Change this option from Document to Document and Comments

-You should see the change in the small print preview screen

-The PDF should print correctly

 Please contact your Account Representative with any questions or if there are any changes in administration/contact person and this e-mail should be sent to someone else.

 We look forward to working with you and your families. 


Bus transportation applications for the 2015-2016 school year are due by April 1st. These forms must be submitted to your district transportation office. Please contact your district for the forms.


National Catholic Educational Association:

Dear Friend of Catholic Education,

The start of the 114th Congress in January offers a new and promising opportunity to get ESEA (No Child Left Behind) improved and reauthorized.  The House and Senate are both expected to reintroduce bills to reauthorize ESEA as early as late January and early February.  We will be working closely with USCCB and our other partners to ensure that the proposed bills include provisions which improve equitable participation, including technical fixes for the issue of “set asides” being taken off the top prior to calculation of our equitable participation.  

USCCB, with the support of NCEA, is organizing advocacy efforts and will be leading Congressional visits onJanuary 29, 2015 and February 12, 2015.  These visits will include some superintendents, Catholic Conference directors, diocesan public policy directors as well as members of USCCB, NCEA, and CAPE.  

In order to maximize the impact of these Congressional visits and to ensure that the Catholic school community across the country has a voice in these important discussions, we are asking that you sign up for the USCCB’s action alert system so that we can build a robust and coordinated grassroots response to federal policies which impact Catholic schools.  We ask you to also encourage your teachers, parents, and the entire educational community to join the subscription list.

The Secretariat of Catholic Education will use the CQ Engage System to notify people about the virtual and social media advocacy efforts at the appropriate time and provide an opportunity for advocacy through electronic letters, e-mail, phone calls, and social media.  

NCEA is happy to partner with the Secretariat of Catholic Education to ensure our parents’, teachers’ and students’ voices are heard on Capitol Hill!  Thank you for what you can do to foster this important initiative.

Sincerely,

Robert R. Bimonte, FSC
NCEA President


H.F.R.S. LUNCH PROGRAM - REVISED

Copies are also available in the main office.

Thank you

New Menu for 2015.docx

2014 Knights of Columbus Christmas Essay Winners:

Congratulations to all of our winners ! Great job everyone.

4th Grade – Ryan Mulry – Mrs. DeGennaro

5th Grade – Michael McDermott – Mrs. Sikorski

6th Grade –  Class 6-1 – Raphael Jean  - Mr. Molloy

                    Class 6-2 - Ashley Farrelly  - Miss Daly

7th Grade – Emily Gunsel – Mrs. Gibbons

8th Grade – John Sog – Mrs. Ranaldo

Grand Winner – 4th Grade – Ryan Mulry – Mrs. DeGennaro


Christmas Card Recycle

Don’t throw out your Christmas cards!

National Junior Honor Society will be collecting them in January.

Help us help others.

Any and all cards will be accepted starting January 5th.

Daily Announcements

Scan QR Code to see video of class participating in the hour of code

Madd Science Club Is CANCELED Tomorrow ...Thursday Jan. 8th and will be rescheduled in Feb. 

Click on this link to see what we accept for recycling ink and other items

Easy Fundraising as well as helping the environment!!

http://fundingfactory.com/admin/participant/qualifying_items.aspx.


Dear Parents:

On October 7th, the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary, we will begin our Prayer Book for our students and their family prayers.

Every student will have the opportunity to write in the book by the end of the year.

Every home room will list the student of the week to write in the book.  It will be posted on the home room teacher’s class page.

I encourage all parents to discuss the prayers with their child.  Students may write prayers for their teachers, family members, friends, neighbors, country, and/or world.  I’m sure there will be some for family pets as well.

Please keep it to a sentence or two.  Students may write it at home with parents and copy it into the Prayer Book.

Thank you,

Mr. G.


The Parent Assistance Committee (PAC) at HFRS allows parents to volunteer their time and help out with various grade specific & school wide events. The PAC coordinates the events with the faculty and parents.

There are 3 ʻschool-wideʼ events at HFRS scheduled for ʼ14-ʼ15 school year, and have a large need for parent participation.

2014 – 2015 School Wide Events

Thanksgiving Feast Tuesday, November 25th

Christmas Craft Day Wednesday, December 10th

HFRS Field Day June - TBD

Virtus training & a background check is required of all parents in order to volunteer at any school event.

If you have any questions, please contact PAC@holyfamilyregional.com.

pac notice.pdf

Parents,

In a follow-up to our Common Core meeting I am attaching a vocabulary list for parents. These words are critical for understanding the Common Core.

Thank you

Mr. Giordano

THE CRITICAL VERBS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS.docx
2014-2015 Before and After Care Forms
Please use the link below for enrollment into the program and for weekly forms. Thank you.
before and after care program.docx
All new parents will receive their username and passwords for each student in the school on Meet the Teacher Night. If you do not receive it or if you have any problems please email mrs. Sokol at wsokol@holyfamilyregional.com

Attached you will find this years new order form for our Uniform Recycling Program!
914UniformOrderForm.pdf
Sun, Jan 25 - Fri, Jan 30
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week
Tuesday, January 27
Parent Concert 7pm
Wednesday, January 28
National Junior Honor Society Ceremony 7pm in the Church
Student Bingo in Caf. 10:30am-12:00pm

Thursday, January 29
Chorus Club

Mission Statement
As members of a faith filled Christian community of educators, we at Holy Family Regional School are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education for our students that will prepare them with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to be contributing members of society in the twenty-first century.

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Today, 1/26/2015
High: 28 Low: 24
Snow
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