Thursday, May 25th is our 2nd Grade Author's night from 6 pm - 8 pm in the gym!    Monday, May 29th is a school holiday for Memorial Day!

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Director's Update

May 22, 2017
 
Dear HNPS Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend we had!  Congratulations to our RF teacher, Ms. Kathryn and her husband Sean as they celebrate the birth of their first child in June. The RF families enjoyed celebrating with you at your baby shower over the weekend. Thank you to Ms. Pilar and her family for organizing the fun event!
 
Thank you to all the parents for making our Family Fun Day such a success.  As reported, the parents raised over $8.000!  We have decided to spend some of the funds to transform our Music Room to a Staff Lounge and Resource Room.  Thanks to Father Arnold, we will be able to renovate the room by painting and including furnishings to make the room into a teachers' rest and resource room.  The teachers will finally have a room to claim their own where we can meet and have our staff meetings.  Thank you parents!
 
For returning parents, thank you for responding to your teachers by informing them of your summer plans.  Our school year will resume on Monday, August 21st.  The staff will return on Monday, August 14th for staff professional and development days.  The staff will spend the week organizing the rooms and planning the school year ahead.  In addition, the staff will attend a parish retreat that will help bond our Holy Name Parish community.  Thank you parents for your understanding.
 
Please find attached the RF and BF newsletters for the week.  Have a great week!
 
Blessings,
Alice
 
 
May 14, 2017
 
Dear HNPS Families,
 
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms we have in our community!  Thank you for all you do for your families and for us!
 
We hope all the mothers and grandmothers in our community will be pampered and spoiled today!
 
Please note that this Thursday, May 18th, the preschool will have three additional directors-Natalie Arriola (BF), Isabelle Leung (RF) and Isabella Phan (BF)-assist the staff for the day.  Their families won the "Director for the Day" auction item at our Family Fun Day.  Please be sure to greet our special directors this Thursday.
 
Have an awesome Mother's Day and a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
May 8, 2017
 
Dear HNPS Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  Thank you parents for spoiling us last week with your abundance of cards, treats and beautiful flowers for Teacher's  Appreciation Week.   The staff and I felt overwhelmed with gratitude knowing we have such a wonderful community here!  You are all so special to us!  Thank you, thank you!!!
 
Here are some clarifications about our summer at HNPS.  The preschool is in operation all during the summer through July 28th.  The RF is having their Spring Performance on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:15 am.  Sign-Ups for snacks will be out shortly.  The BF is having their Graduation on June 9th at 3:00 pm.  The preschool will close on Friday, June 9th at 2:30 pm.  (Please let Ms. Alice know if this will be a hardship.)  BF parents, please respond to the Evite with the number of guests so we can plan for the reception.  The preschool will begin our Summer Camps from June 12th-July 28th.  The themes for each week are:
  •  Camping Week-June 12th-16th
  •  Crafts/Cooking-June 19th-23rd
  •  Hawaiian/Beach-June 26th-30th
  •  Carnival-July 5th-7th  (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
  •  Sports-July 10th-14th
  •  Summer Stock-July 17th-July 28th

 

The RF and BF curricula will be based on the summer themes.  There will be Free Dress every Thursday and Friday.  In addition, the students will take walking trips to the Ortega playground (weather permitting) on one of those days.  Please inform the staff if you are NOT planning to participate in our summer camps.  Please email Ms. Alice if you have additional questions.   
 
The preschool will take a Summer Break from July 31st - August 18th.  We will resume our new school year on August 21st.  The August tuition will be prorated.  
 
For BF parents, please know Ms. Chrys is on a personal leave due to the death of her father in the Philippines.  Ms. Chrys will return on May 22nd.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.  In the meantime, the BF staff will be joined by Ms. Ann, Mr. Chris and Ms. Sandra to help with staffing.  
 
Please find attached this weeks's newsletters.  Have a great week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff