Family Lunch Program
I have been involved with the Holy Family Lunch
Program for the last 14 years at many different capacities. I have
ran the program for the past 6, it is time that I hand over the responsibility
to someone else. Mr. Giordano and I are willing to sit down
with anyone who is interested in discuss taking over the program. We
can go over the several different options we have tried in the past and all the
vendors we have used. It is up to the next volunteer whether the
program remains the same or is changed. If you are interested please
email me at email@example.com.
Please remember if there is no volunteer, there is
no lunch program for the children.
Below is a letter from Sr. Joanne, Supt. of Schools in the Diocese regarding state testing. If you decide to opt your child (ren) out of the testing please drop them at school at 11:15 am on 4/14- 4 /16 .
TEL: (516) 678-5800
FAX: (516) 678-7362
DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE
P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
April 13, 2015
Tomorrow the students in grades 4 and 6 will take the NYS ELA test. I want to assure you about how we use the results of these tests and to encourage you to be positive about the tests when speaking to your child about these and all tests. We use these tests as we use the Iowa Test of Basic Skills to measure student progress and to assess how we might improve our instructional programs. It concerns me that so much is being written about the NYS tests.
Testing will be part of everyone’s life as I’m sure you remember standardized tests in elementary and high school, Regents exams if you went to high school in New York, PSAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT GRE (the last four were depending on what field you wanted to continue in after graduation from college). The idea that we are encouraging students to opt out of the NYS exams is beyond my comprehension. You cannot opt out of other tests and students need to begin early to practice what it will be like to take other tests in the future and to see the type of questions asked.
Some parents who have chosen to have the student opt out are upset that the diocesan position is that the student must stay home for the morning. Please understand, I was a Guidance Counselor and believe strongly that standardized tests need to be given in a standardized setting. Therefore, we can’t have children sitting and staring or reading while other students are trying to concentrate on taking the test. Therefore, as your principal shared with you, if you decide to opt out please put that in writing and keep your child home. The one accommodation we’ve made is that we do not ask you to keep your children home on the make-up days.
We have chosen to test only in grades 4 and 6 in ELA and math and grade 4 and 8 in science (public schools give tests from grades 3 – 8). As I’ve said before, I believe that we owe parents accountability and we owe our students an education that will prepare them for the future. The NYS tests are only one data point, but an important one. We do not use the test results to evaluate principals or teachers.
The hype around these tests concerns me for all students taking them this week and next week. They are only 4th and 6th graders. They will just take it in stride if we do. If they go into these tests which don’t have a major affect on them it may influence how they face all tests in the future. The best thing you can do is make sure they get a good night sleep, eat breakfast and come to school as happy as they usually do.
Sr. Joanne Callahan, OSU
Superintendent of Schools
HFRS 2015 Spring Plant
Please click on this link below for the plant sale order form. Thank you
Holy Family Regional School received a thank you note from Gloria
Schreiber, Executive Director of the Life Center of Long Island. Our student
raised $2,243 from the baby bottle campaign. “The monetary aid is very important
to the continued success of our efforts to help mothers, fathers, and their
to all students and the National Junior Honor Society for doing a wonderful job
and supporting these families that choose life.
Dear Holy Family Regional School Parents,
I attended the Rally on Saturday with families from
our school, students, and teachers. It was a great experience and successful.
Below you will find a message from the Education
Department. Please read it, watch the video, and call your assemblyman.
The time is NOW
to get this law passed. All schools benefit public, private, and religious.
Please make your call and email this week and next for the benefit of Catholic
Dear Parents and Friends,
As you know, April 1st is quickly approaching. This is
the deadline for the approval of the NY State budget. We need your help!
1. Please view this video
2. Please act now!
Right now, the Education Investment Tax Credit Bill is
· IN the Governor’s proposed
· has passed by a vast majority
in the NY Senate twice.
· has support in the Assembly
(the Assembly has not voted on it)
With current budget negotiations going on NOW, it is essential that each
of your representatives be contacted by YOU – this week and again NEXT
March 2015, Education Alert.pdf
the attached flyer from the Diocese regarding the Education Tax Credits. Thank
On Saturday, March 7th, many of the band members performed in the Long Island Catholic Schools Honor Band. The honor band consists of the best musicians from each school across the island. They had just four rehearsals to put some difficult music together. The concert was a great success and we are all very proud of the Holy Family students who participated.
Congratulations to the newest member of our Masterpiece Gallery; Luke Brown, Grade K, Colleen McDermott Gr.2, Isabella Campa Gr. 3.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you
about the date of our most financially important fundraiser of the year, Holy
Family Regional School's Golf Outing. As I mentioned back at Meet the
Teacher Night, parent involvement in fundraising events is critically important
for meeting our annual fundraising goal. The date for the 2015 Golf
Outing is Monday, May 4th, at the pristine Huntington Crescent
Support for the golf outing can come in one of
several ways; playing golf, buying a ticket to attend the dinner, purchasing
and/or selling tickets for the event's amazing raffle prizes, or finding
bidders for the top-notch auction items. In addition, if any of you would
like to be a part of the Golf Outing Committee, please let me know. The
committee is always seeking new ideas to make their event even more successful.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated
support in making this important event a success.
book club letter.docx
To: Parents of Students in Grades 3 through 6
From: Anthony Giordano, Principal
Re: Mr. G’s ELA Book Club
I am writing as a follow-up to my presentation of our school’s New York State Common Core evening. In an effort to promote reading and writing in our school and home, it is my hope to implement a new school club, Mr. G’s ELA Book Club. The purpose of this club would be:
To promote parental awareness of new English Language Arts Common Core Standards for reading and writing;
To encourage and enhance a working partnership between home and school for improvement;
To introduce children to literature beyond textbook (fiction, non-fiction, historical, biographies, etc. in various subject areas);
To create a true desire to read with an emphasis on reading to learn, not just to read; and
To offer incentives for students to read and write at home – “Dress Down Day” passes will be offered.
On March 12th at 7 PM in the Bishop McGann Room, I will offer a workshop for parents (parents only) to further explain the Book Club. While all students in grades 3-6 are encouraged to participate, it would benefit the student if a parent attends the presentation. The meeting will provide a list of books for parents/ students to read, an assessment package, and ways to improve writing skills.
If you are planning to attend, please fill out the form below and return to the main office by Friday, February 27, 2015.
Mr. G’s ELA Book Club
Due Friday, February 27, 2015
Name: _______________________________ Child(ren) Grade(s): ___________________
ESTIMATED TUITION SCHEDULE 2015-2016
(Reflects a 3%increase)
5 HALF DAYS
5 FULL DAYS (8AM-2PM) $5,500.00
K THRU GRADE 8
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:
*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
Student(s)’ field trips,
report cards and school records will be held if tuition is not paid up to date.
15-16 re reg reminder.docx
January 7, 2015
Pre-K through 7th grade Parents:
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.
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.
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.
you for choosing Holy Family Regional School for your child’s education, and
for your continued support!
Please complete one form per child
IN SEPTEMBER: ______________
IN SEPTEMBER: YES / NO
Student Re-Registration Fee: $50 per
** All fees are NON REFUNDABLE**
New Menu for 2015.docx
LUNCH PROGRAM - REVISED
Copies are also available in the main office.