Message from the Principal

Holy 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

Please remember if there is no volunteer, there is no lunch program for the children.


Karla Colon

Good afternoon,

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 .

Thank you
Mr. Giordano

TEL: (516) 678-5800
FAX: (516) 678-7362
P.O. Box  9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023

Office of the Superintendent of Schools

April 13, 2015

Dear Parents,

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 Sale

Please click on this link below for the plant sale order form. Thank you

hfrs spring15plant.doc

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 pre-born children.”

Congratulations 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 Schools.

Thank you

Mr. Giordano

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 budget. 

·        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 week! 

Please see the attached flyer from the Diocese regarding the Education Tax Credits. Thank you

March 2015, Education Alert.pdf

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.


Dear Parents,

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 Club. 

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.          

Best regards,

Mr. Giordano


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:


  1. To promote parental awareness of new English Language Arts Common Core Standards for reading and writing;


  2. To encourage and enhance a working partnership between home and school for improvement;



  3. To introduce children to literature beyond textbook (fiction, non-fiction, historical, biographies, etc. in various subject areas);


  4. To create a true desire to read  with an emphasis on reading to learn, not just to read; and



  5. 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): ___________________

book club letter.docx



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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 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




Please complete one form per child

CHILD’S NAME: ______________________________________________________

GRADE IN SEPTEMBER: ______________


PARENT’S SIGNATURE ________________________________________________

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

** All fees are NON REFUNDABLE**

15-16 re reg reminder.docx


Copies are also available in the main office.

Thank you

New Menu for 2015.docx

Daily Announcements

Parent Portal will be closed Monday February 16 , 2015

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

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

Easy Fundraising as well as helping the environment!!

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.

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

Attached you will find this years new order form for our Uniform Recycling Program!
Mon, Apr 13 - Fri, Apr 17
Follies 2:30-4 pm in the Gym
Friday, April 17
Band – Gym & Bishop McGann Room
Chorus Club
Senior Choir" on Thursdays and "Primary Choir" on Fridays.
Saturday, April 18
Follies Show 7:30pm - 9pm Gym
PA Spring Clothing Drive 9am-12pm

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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