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June 11, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you HNP families for all your support this year!  We hope you enjoyed the RF Performance and the BF Graduation!  Thank you for all your thoughtful cards and gifts last week!
 
We welcome this week two new teachers-Ms. Jane and Ms. Sunjoo.  Ms.Jane will be here this summer to assists in the RF room.  Ms. Jane is a graduate of Regis University.  She is returning in the fall to Regis to complete her Multi-Subject Credential.  Ms. Sunjoo is currently a senior at SF State in their Child and Adolescent Development Program.  Ms. Sunjoo will assists in the BF room.  Welcome Ms. Jane and Ms.Sunjoo!!!  Additionally, Ms. Margie will return to the RF room.  
 
We will have FREE DRESS this Tuesday, June 12th.  Your child may wear Warriors'  or camping gear.  Your children have been so excited about the Warriors since the playoffs and many are so familiar with the players.  They have witnessed a dynasty in their short lifespan!
 
We have attached a joint RF & BF newsletter.  Have a wonderful summer for those families not joining us for our summer camps.  Thank you!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
May 29, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!  We want to thank our three Directors for the Day-Aquila (BF), Eden (RF) and Toni (BF) for their leadership last Tuesday, May 22nd.  The RF and BF staff enjoyed all their assistance that day.  
 
Here are the themes for our Summer Camps starting June 11th:
  • June 11th-15th -Camping Week 
  • June 18th -22nd -Crafts/Cooking 
  • June 25th -29th -Hawaiian/Beach
  • July 2nd -6th-Red, White & Blue Week
  • July 9th -13th -Sports Week
  • July 16th -July 27th-Summer Stock 
Please find attached this week's  RF & BF newsletters along with the June lunch menu.  
 
We look forward to our RF performance and BF graduation coming up soon!  
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
May 21, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
The next few weeks will be very busy as we approach the RF Performance and the BF graduation.  Thank you for checking on dates, times and special details for your child's special day!
 
  • This Tuesday, May 22nd, we will have three Directors for the Day!  They will be Eden McShane in the RF room and Toni Paul Mulye and  Aquila Munson in the BF room.  The three directors will lead the entire preschool and elementary school in the morning prayer and pledge at 8:00 am.   They will proceed with the rest of the day by directing the staff.  I conferred with the three Directors  last week, and they unanimously voted on having Tuesday, May 22nd be a FREE DRESS DAY!   In addition, they voted for a ten-minute Dance Party in each classroom!  Great executive decisions from the trio!
 
This week, please welcome Alberto Perez into our preschool.  Alberto is a USF senior and he will be completing his 100 hours of internship at our preschool.  Alberto is from Guatemala and is studying abroad here.  Welcome Alberto!
 
Lastly, we have sad news about several changes in our RF staff.  Ms. Ally and Ms. Pilar will both be departing from our preschool on Friday, June 8th.  Both gave personal reasons and we respect their privacy.  We thank them for all their dedication and hard work in the RF room for the past two years and wish them much joy and success in their new pursuits!  
 
In the meantime, please know that I am interviewing many potential candidates to teach at our preschool.  It is a heavy responsibility that I do not take lightly, so thank you for your patience and understanding.  With your continued support and blessings, I hope to have good news about new staff members in the coming weeks.  
 
Much Gratitude,
Alice & the Staff
 
May 14, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all our mothers!  We hope you all had a wonderful day and was honored in a special way.   Thank you for all you do for your children and our preschool!
 
Thank you everyone for all your flowers, treats, cards and gifts last week for Teacher Appreciation Week!  We are so appreciative of your thoughtfulness!
 
Thank you to our Parent Committee members-Evelyn Lent (Penelope-RF), Jennifer Cassidy (Owen-BF), and Jeff Leung (Isabelle-BF) for speaking at our Meet & Greet last Friday.  It was a great turnout and we are so grateful for you welcoming in our new incoming parents!
 
Please find attached the RF & BF newsletters.  Have a wonderful week!
 
Looking ahead:  
  • Tues. May 22nd- Zoomobile-10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Friday, June 8th-Red Fish Performance @ 11:00 am-Church/FC-Red Fish Early Dismissal @ 12:30 pm
  • Friday, June 8th-BF Graduation @ 3:00-5:00 pm-Gym
  • Mon. June 11th-July 27th-Preschool will be session-Summer camps!
  • Weds. July 4th-July 4th Holiday-Preschool Closed
  • Friday, July 27th-Last Day of Preschool
  • Mon. July 30th-August 17th-Preschool Closed
  • Monday, August 20th-Preschool Resumes
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
May 7, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  Thank you again to the FFD committee for organizing such a fun day last Saturday!  Thank you to our parents and friends for all your support!  
 
Please find the enclosed RF & BF newsletters!  Please peruse the newsletters for important dates and reminders as we approach the end of the school-year. 
 
Thank you for welcoming Ms. Rebecca in the RF room!  She has enjoyed meeting you and your children!   Please note that Ms. Margie will be in the BF room starting tomorrow.  Please welcome her.
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
Looking ahead:  
  • Friday, May 11th-Meet & Greet!  New Incoming Parents for 2018-2019 6:00 PM
  • Tues. May 22nd- Zoomobile-10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Friday, June 8th-Red Fish Performance @ 11:00 am-Church/FC-Red Fish Early Dismissal @ 12:30 pm
  • Friday, June 8th-BF Graduation @ 3:00-5:00 pm-Gym
  • Mon. June 11th-July 27th-Preschool will be session-Summer camps!
  • Weds. July 4th-July 4th Holiday-Preschool Closed
  • Friday, July 27th-Last Day of Preschool
  • Mon. July 30th-August 17th-Preschool Closed
  • Monday, August 20th-Preschool Resumes
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
April 30, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
THANK YOU TO OUR FAMILY FUN DAY CHAIRS- Janice Toy (Kennedy-BF), Mouna Villalta (Olivia V.-RF) and Paola Uang (Giuseppe-BF & Giada-RF) FOR ORGANIZING A WONDERFUL FAMILY FUN DAY ON SATURDAY!  It was a great day to celebrate our Holy Name Preschool families.  Thank you to the volunteers for all your hard work.  It was really heartwarming for our staff to see so many of our past, current and future families at our FFD!
 
Staff News:  Ms. Jennie in the BF room will have her last day at our preschool this Friday, May 4th.  She has taken a position at a preschool closer to her home.  We wish her much happiness in her new position.  Ms. Kristina, also in the BF room, will graduate from Sonoma State this month and will immediately assume an internship in her desired field.  Ms. Kristina's last day will be May 10th.  We wish her much success in her internship.  We thank Ms. Jennie and Ms. Kristina for their support in the BF room this year.  
 
On Tuesday, May 1st, Ms. Rebecca will start in the RF room.  Ms. Rebecca has a B.A. in Geography and a M.A. in Legal Studies.  However, it was in Australia where she studied Law that she found her passion for Early Childhood Education.  She began her teaching career in Australia and then moved to the Unites States, where she has taught preschool for over five years.  In addition,  she has taught at another Catholic preschool, Our Lady of Mercy.  Welcome Ms. Rebecca!
 
Please know that the staff and I are very aware that the news of any staff departure is concerning.  Please note however, that I have been actively pursuing and interviewing potential staff members.  If you know of any preschool teachers seeking positions, please let me know as well.  In the meantime, I will work as hard as I can to find dedicated, knowledgeable, creative, passionate and joyful teachers to teach your children.  Thank you for your trust and support.  
 
 Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
April 23, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone is enjoying their beautiful weekend!  We can't wait to see everyone at our 3rd Annual Family Fun Day this Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm!  Thank you to the FFD Committee for all their hard work organizing this fun day on Saturday!
 
Please note that on Thursday and Friday-April 26th and 27th, the preschool children may wear their Family Fun Day t-shirts or Free Dress on those days.  
 
As we are fast approaching the summer months, please note that our RF performance will be on Friday, June 8th at 11:00 am at the Church.  The BF students will have their graduation at 3:00 pm on June 8th at 3:00 pm in the Gym.  
 
The preschool will continue to be in session throughout  June 11th-July 27th.  The majority of our preschool staff will remain throughout the summer in addition to some new staff members.  Each week, the preschool will have a different theme-e.g. Camping, Crafts/Cooking, Carnival, Sports and Summer Stock.  We would love for your child to continue on with us throughout June and July!  
 
If your child is not remaining in our preschool throughout the summer, please let the staff and Ms. Alice know asap.  In addition, if your child is not returning this fall year, please let Ms. Alice know asap.  We understand that circumstances happen and for various reasons, your child will not be returning.  Please be courteous and inform Ms. Alice asap so that families on our wait-list can be informed.  
 
The preschool's expectations are that families will remain and pay tuition for the month of June.  July is optional for attendance and your children may attend the entire month or certain weeks.  Again, please inform the staff and Ms. Alice asap about your child's summer and fall schedule.  As a Catholic preschool, we strive to be as flexible as possible, understanding the needs of our families and our staff.   
 
Thank you always for your support and we hope to see everyone at the Family Fun Day!!!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
April 16, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We are so grateful to the Family Fun Day Committee Chairs-Janice Toy (Kennedy-BF), Mouna Villalta (Olivia V.-RF) and Paula Uang (Giuseppe-BF & Giada-RF) for organizing our 3rd Annual Family Fun Day occurring on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm!  If you have not done so, please purchase your pre-sale tickets, volunteer or solicit a donation for the event.  All proceeds will help us furnish more outdoor play equipment.  Please attend the Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 19th to learn more.  Thank you so much for your continued support!  Your children love Family Fun Day!
 
Please either send a payment for your child's Lifetouch Spring Portrait  Photos or return the package by this Tuesday, April 17th.   You may also purchase the photos you want to keep and return the rest.  Thank you for your promptness!
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Looking ahead:
  • Tues. April 17th-Lifetouch Photos/Payments due
  • Thurs. April 19th-Parent Meeting-Agenda-Family Fun Day-6:00 pm-7:00 pm-FC
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!  11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Friday, May 11th-Meet & Greet!  New Incoming Parents for 2018-2019
  • Tues. May 22nd- Zoomobile-10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Friday, June 8th-Red Fish Performance @ 11:00 am-Church/BF Graduation @ 3:00-Gym
  • Weds. July 4th-July 4th Holiday-Preschool Closed
  • Friday, July 27th-Last Day of Preschool
  • Mon. July 30th-August 17th-Preschool Closed
  • Monday, August 20th-Preschool Resumes!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
April 9, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Break!  We can't wait to hear from your children about all the amazing adventures you all took during our Spring Break!
 
Please find enclosed the April RF & BF newsletters and the April lunch menu.  We are all so excited about our Family Fun Day coming up soon!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
March 27, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
The Easter Bunny will visit our preschool this Thursday, March 29th @ 9:00 am!  Thank you to Krista and James Plato (Stella-BF & Charlotte-RF) for organizing this!
 
The Easter Bunny has visited us in the past.  I have attached  a photo of him visiting us during Easter in 2016.  Besides passing out Easter goodies to delighted children everywhere, the Easter Bunny also volunteers for the Family House.  The Family House provides direct services to the many sick children and their families who stay at the Family House during treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.  In the photo, I presented a check to the Easter Bunny from our preschool.  
 
If you would like to make a cash donation to the Family House, please bring your envelope (labeled Family House) by this Thursday.  We will tally the donations and provide the Family House with a check from the preschool.  You may also donate online-  http://familyhouseinc.org/donate/ 
 
Thank you!
 
Looking forward:
  • Thursday, March 29th-Easter Bunny Visit @ 9:00 am
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
  • Friday, May 11th-Meet & Greet-Incoming fall parents-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 22nd-Zoomobile
  • Monday, May 28th-Memorial Day-Preschool Closed
  • Friday, June 8th-Red Fish Performance-11:00 am
  • Friday, June 8th-Blue Fish Graduation-3:00 pm
  • Monday, June 11th-July 27th-Preschool Summer School (Summer School is open to everyone!)
  • Weds. July 4th-Fourth of July-Preschool Closed
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
P.S.  Please know that the April tuition will not be due until April 9th, upon our return.  
 
March 26,2018,
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
As we approach this last week of March and begin our Easter break starting this Friday, March 30th, the Holy Name Preschool staff and I would like to thank everyone for their incredible support this school-year.  As we reflect on all our blessings, one of them has definitely been the remarkable support from our families.  We really treasure your confidence and trust in us in teaching your precious children.   
 
Again, we will begin our Easter break this Good Friday, March 30th.  The preschool will be closed from Friday, March 30th through April 6th.  We will resume April 9th.
 
Please have a fun and restful Easter break!   For those families that are traveling, please have a safe and sound journey.  Everyone, Happy Easter and God bless you and your families.  
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
March 19, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We have another busy week ahead of us!  This week, the BF families have their Parent-Teacher Conferences.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the students will have their Spring Photos taken by Lifetouch from 8:30 am-11:30 am.  Please bring a change of clothes if you would like your child to be more comfortable.  Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to assist the children to the photographers on both days.  I have attached the flyer to remind them of their times. 
 
Please welcome Ms. Margie tomorrow as she begins her first day in the Red Fish room.  Ms. Margie has a Site Supervisor Permit, graduated from SF State with a B.A. in Psychology, was enrolled in the SFSU Multiple Subject Credential Program and has taught preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten through 5th grade classes within the Catholic and public schools for over seventeen years.  Ms. Margie lived in Hawaii for ten years and will bring her passion of Hula dancing, ukulele music and the Aloha spirit into our classrooms.  Aloha Ms. Margie!  
 
Lastly, the Father-Daughter Dance is this Friday, March 23rd.  This is a wonderful and memorable event!  Please try to attend!  I have attached the flyer.  Please continue to support our wonderful FDD Chairs-Janice, Mouna and Paola-and their wonderful Committee as they coordinate our Family Fun Day on April 28th.  I have attached the flyers if you have not purchased tickets or the t-shirts.  The deadline is Wednesday, March 20th.  Please know we are very appreciative of your participation of this event as the proceeds will help us purchase more outdoor equipment for our active preschoolers!  They love to ride bikes and climb!
 
Have a great week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
  • March 19th-23rd-BF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday/Weds-Lifetouch Spring Picture Day-Free Dress!
  • Friday, March 23rd-Father-Daughter Dance @ Gym
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
 
 
March 12, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you to the families that attended the Preschool Mass this Sunday!  It was a very joyous Mass and your children did a wonderful job!  
 
This week, the Red Fish staff are holding their parent/teacher conferences.  Please read the RF newsletter for more info.  Blue Fish parents, your conferences are next week and the sign-up sheet will be available this week.  
 
This Friday, the children will have FREE DRESS!  Please have your children wear GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
 
Please find enclosed the flier for the Father/Daughter Dance for Friday, March 23rd.  This is such a wonderful event!  The preschool families have really enjoyed this event and being able to meet the elementary school families.  
 
Also, please find enclosed a flier regarding Tumbling Classes for the Blue Fish starting on Thursday, March 22nd.  Our last cooking class with Chef Tia will be Tuesday, March 20th.  
 
Please wish Ms. Kathryn farewell this Friday, as she departs from the preschool to be a stay-home-mom.  We wish her the best!
 
Lastly, the Parent Committee is meeting this Thursday, March 15th @ 6:00 pm to discuss the Family Fun Day, approaching soon.  Please check your email from the FFD chairs for more info.  
 
Have a spectacular week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 5, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We have a very busy month ahead of us!  This Sunday, March 11th, the preschool will be hosting the Family Mass at 9:30 am.  Thank you to the families that have signed-up to bring in baked goods for the coffee & treats after the mass.  Thank you to the several BF students who will help with the "Prayer of the 
Faithful".  We still need families to help with the collections, passing out the bulletins and hosting the coffee & treats.  The sign-up sheet is on the front desk.  Please consider joining us for our first Preschool Family Mass this year!  The Holy Name parishioners really enjoy seeing your children and meeting your families!
 
The Red Fish Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week-March 12th-16th.  The RF teachers will have conference notes in your children's cubbies.  The Blue Fish Parent-Teacher Conferences are the following week-March 19th-23rd.  The Parent-Teacher Conferences are a wonderful way to partner with your child's teachers and learn about his/her progress at school.
 
On Thursday, March 15th-please join the Family Fun Day Committee from 6-7:45 pm to plan our FFD on April 28th!  Thank you to our Chairs-Janice Toy (Kennedy RF), Mouna Villalta (Olivia-RF) and Paola Uang (Giuseppe-BF & Giada-RF) for coordinating this fun day!
 
On March 20th and March 21st, the students will have their Spring photos taken by Lifetouch.  Lifetouch will be here from 8:30 am-11:30 am on both days.  The children may have free dress on those two days.  Please bring a change of clothes if you would like your child to change into something less "dressy" after her/his photos have been taken.  Lifetouch will have the photos available in a few weeks. You are not obligated to purchase the photos.  However, you do need to return the photo package.    
 
On March 23rd, there will be the Father/Daughter Dance in the gym.  More information will be out soon.
 
The preschool will be out on March 30th for Good Friday and the following week, April 2nd-6th for the Easter Break.  
 
  • Sunday, March 11th-Preschool Family Mass-9:30 am-Everyone invited!
  • March 12th-16th-RF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 15th-Family Fun Day-Parent Meeting-6-7:45 pm
  • March 19th-23rd-BF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, March 23rd-Father-Daughter Dance @ Gym
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff 
 
 
 
 
 
Feb. 26, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We can't believe we are approaching the month of March this week!  We hope many of you can attend the St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance this Saturday, March 3rd,benefiting the Holy Name Sports Program.  There will be several preschool families and staff members attending and we would love for you to join us!  Thank you to the the Family Fun Day Committee Chairs for organizing our 3rd Annual FFD on April 28th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.  Thank you to the parents that have signed on to volunteer.  However, we will need many more volunteers to make it happen.  The preschool students, past, present and future, look forward to this day of fun games and play with their friends, while parents enjoy meeting and catching up with one another.  
 
Looking forward:
  • Saturday-March 3rd-St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance @ Gym
  • Sunday, March 11th-Preschool Family Mass-9:30 am-Everyone invited!
  • March 12th-16th-RF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 19th-23rd-BF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, March 23rd-Father-Daughter Dance @ Gym
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
Feb. 20, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!  Happy Lunar New Year to all our families!  Thank you parents for all the Valentine's Day treats/cards and the Lunar New Year treats!
 
This Wednesday, we will have the Zoomobile visit us from 10:30 am-12:00 pm.  If your child normally doesn't attend school on Wednesdays, please join us with your child.  The Zoomobile will be in the RF room from 10:30-11:15 am and the BF room from 11:15 am-12:00 pm.  
 
It is with much sadness that I report to you that Ms. Kathryn's last day will be Friday, March 16th.  Ms. Kathryn has decided to stay home to take care of her baby daughter, Brielle.  Ms. Kathryn has been with our preschool since December 2014 and we will miss her terribly.  Ms. Kathryn will occasionally visit us and will always be a part of our Holy Name Preschool community.  We wish Ms. Kathryn and her family all the best!
 
Please know we are interviewing preschool teachers to replace Ms. Kathryn's position.  If you know of any preschool teachers interested in working with us, please let us know asap. 
 
Attached are the RF & BF newsletters, the invitation to our 69th annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance on March 3rd (a super-fun event benefiting our school's sports program) and a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the SF/Marin Food Bank recognizing our awesome efforts.  
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
  • Saturday-March 3rd-St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance @ Gym
  • Sunday, March 11th-Preschool Family Mass-9:30 am-Everyone invited!
  • March 12th-16th-RF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 19th-23rd-BF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, March 23rd-Father-Daughter Dance @ Gym
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
P.S.  We are holding our preschool summer school as scheduled through July 27th.  We will update you asap if there are changes due to the "big school's" retrofitting.  
 
Feb. 12, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you to the Parent Committee and their volunteers for meeting last week to plan our Family Fun Day on April 28th.  It takes a good deal of planning and organizing to put on this event.  The staff and our families are very appreciative of all your dedicated efforts!  For the families new to our annual fundraiser, please be sure to join us and invite your friends!  Better yet, please volunteer and help plan the day with the Parent Committee.  They are a fun bunch! 
 
This week, the preschool will be busy with several events.  On Tuesday, Feb. 13th, the children will have FREE DRESS!  We will celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday with a snack party at 10:15 am.  Thank you in advance to the families bringing in the snack treats!  On Wednesday, the Blue Fish students will be attending the Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00 am.  On Friday, the preschool will be celebrating Lunar New Year with a catered luncheon.  Please remember that there is no school on Monday, Feb. 19th as we honor Presidents' Day.  Have a wonderful week and an awesome three-day weekend!  
 
  • Tues. Feb. 13th-Valentine's Day-Free Dress!  Snack Party!  Wear red!
  • Friday-Feb. 16th-Lunar New Year-Class celebration & luncheon!
  • Mon. Feb. 19th-Presidents' Day-Preschool Closed
  • Saturday-March 3rd-St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance @ Gym-Reservation form available next week
  • Sunday, March 11th-Preschool Family Mass-9:30 am-Everyone invited!
  • March 12th-16th-RF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 19th-23rd-BF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, March 23rd-Father-Daughter Dance @ Gym
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
 
February 5, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weekend!  We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful city!
 
Please note that we welcome Ms. Allison Tran in our RF classroom on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Allison is a USF senior who is majoring in the Psychology Dept.  She is doing her 100 volunteer hours at our preschool.  Welcome Ms. Allison!  
 
Please fine attached the RF & BF newsletters.  There is a significant change in next week's schedule.  We are having our Valentine's Snack Party and Free Dress next Tuesday, Feb. 13th.  It is Ash Wednesday on February 14th and the BF will be attending that Mass.  Again, there will be Free Dress next Tuesday, Feb. 13th-please wear Valentine's colors!  Thank you to the parents bringing in treats for our snack party on Tuesday, Feb, 13th.  
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
January 29, 2018,
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weekend!  A gentle reminder that the preschool will be closed this Friday, Feb. 2nd as all Catholic schools in the SF Archdiocese will be participating in their Professional Development Day.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
Please find attached the RF and BF newsletters for the week.  Also inculded is the February Hot Lunch menu.  
 
Looking forward:
  • Friday, Feb. 2nd-Professional Development Day for the SF Archdiocese's Schools-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. Feb. 10th-Holy Name School Auction (6:00-12:00 pm) & Baby Sitting Night (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
  • Tues. Feb. 13th-Valentine's Day-Free Dress!  Snack Party!  Wear red!
  • Friday-Feb. 16th-Lunar New Year-Class celebration & luncheon!
  • Mon. Feb. 19th-Presidents' Day-Preschool Closed
  • Saturday-March 3rd-St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance @ Gym
  • Sunday, March 11th-Preschool Family Mass-9:30 am-Everyone invited!
  • March 12th-16th-RF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 19th-23rd-BF Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, March 23rd-Father-Daughter Dance @ Gym
  • Friday March 30th-Good Friday-Preschool Closed
  • April 2nd-April 6th-Easter Break-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. April 28th-FAMILY FUN DAY!
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
January 22, 2018,
 
Dear  HNP Families,
 
This week on Wednesday, Jan. 24th , marks our 100th day of preschool!  We will have Free Dress that day!  The classrooms will celebrate the special day with 100th day activities. 
 
As mentioned last week, the BF will have a cooking class on Tuesdays from 4:15 pm-5:15 pm.  Again, we will try to ensure that every afternoon BF student has an opportunity to participate in the class.  There is new chef for the class-"Chef Latille 'Tia' Phillips, is a Masters Level child counselor and an enrichment teacher in cooking and theater arts.  She is delighted to return to her love of cooking in youth education.  Tia believes in the importance of health, wellness and nutrition programs.  She is looking forward to creating special memories and experiences in the kitchen!"
 
Please find attached the RF and BF newsletters for the week.  Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
 
January 15, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend.  The preschool will be closed tomorrow to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We will resume on Tuesday, January 16th.  
 
Enclosed are the Red Fish and Blue Fish Newsletters.  In addition, there is a flier regarding our new Cooking Class for the Blue Fish on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.  The class will be broken into two half-hour sessions.  We will try to ensure that all the afternoon BF students will have the opportunity to participate.
 

Please note the following dates::
  • Mon, Jan. 15th-Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Preschool Closed
  • Friday, Feb. 2nd-Professional Development Day for the Archdiocese's Schools-Preschool Closed
  • Sat. Feb. 10th-Holy Name School Auction (6:00-12:00 pm) & Baby Sitting Night (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
  • Weds. Feb. 14th-Valentine's Day-Free Dress!  Snack Party!  Wear red!
  • Friday-Feb. 16th-Lunar New Year-Class celebration & luncheon!
  • Mon. Feb. 19th-Presidents' Day-Preschool Closed
Blessings,
Alice and the Staff
 
 
January 8, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families.
 
Welcome back!  Our first few days back from our Christmas break went extremely well!  Your children were very excited to return to school, much to everyone's delight!
 
We would like to share a photo of the 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard stationed in the Middle East and their response to our "Night at the Cinema" care package.  As you all know, Ms. Marilu's fiance, Captain Yuri Guskov is among the men and women serving overseas to protect our country.  The troop loved our snacks and movies and their Christmas holidays suddenly became much warmer with our care package, along with our thoughts and prayers. THANK YOU!
 
Please find attached the RF & BF newsletters.  Also, I have attached the flyer for our 1st Mediation-Aromatherapy Workshop.  Again, it is happening this Thursday, Jan. 11th from 6:30 pm -8:00 pm.  It is our treat to you.  Recharge for the new year!  Please bring your yoga mat, a blanket and an open heart.  
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
 
January 3, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break!  Thank you everyone for your holiday gifts, cards and good wishes!  
 
We look forward to seeing everyone back on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd!  Please note that the feast of Holy Name of Jesus is on Jan. 3rd and the Blue Fish class will attend the 9:00 am mass.  Each class from preschool-8th will participate at the mass as each class will bring something significant to the mass that represents the class.  The BF will bring their "Gathering Song" CD!  Everyone is welcome to attend the mass!  
 
Please find enclosed the RF & BF newsletters for the week.  Enclosed are also the January lunch menu and a detailed invoice of what we spent with the $8,000 raised from our Family Fun Day.  Please know the staff and I are very appreciative of any funds raised by the parent committee to help support our school.  We are also very grateful for the families that help purchase supplies from our wish list.   The preschool operates under Holy Name Church and we pay a monthly rent to the church which includes garbage, heating, water, insurance and printing needs.  The church offers our staff full health benefits, a pension plan, sick and vacation pay.  The church also follows the Parish Pay Salary Guild-lines to help us maintain our wonderful staff.   Father Arnold and the Parish Council are very grateful that our preschool has been successful in keeping our entire parish functioning and vibrant.  Our parishioners and the elementary school parents are very happy to see our preschoolers!
 
As some of you may know, I am a certified Yoga Children's Instructor (Next Generation Yoga) and I have been teaching yoga to the BF students Friday afternoons.  Your children really enjoy yoga as we focus on mindfulness and deep breathing.  On Thursday, January 11th from 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm, our preschool will hold a yoga meditation-aromatherapy workshop taught by a certified yoga instructor for all parents at the preschool.  The workshop is free of charge but will be limited to sixteen participants.   This workshop will be a great way to de-stress after the holidays and recharge for the new year.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the front desk.  Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket and an open heart.  The workshop is open to everyone-knowledge of yoga is not necessary.  
 
Lastly, thank you to everyone as we contributed 217 pounds of food and $125 in monetary donations to the SF-Marin Food Bank.   The SF-Marin Food Bank serves 147,000 people weekly and your contributions helped with this effort!
 
Again, thank you for your continued support!  We hope to see everyone on Wednesday!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
Dec. 18, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you parents for your wonderful heartfelt gifts and cards!  We feel very blessed to be a part of such a warm and supportive community!  
 
We wish those who are traveling, a very safe journey.  Good tidings for a joyful Christmas break to you and your family.  We hope you will all enjoy your holidays with your loved ones.
 
The preschool will be closed from Dec. 18th - Jan. 2nd.  We look forward to seeing everyone back on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd!
 
Many Blessings,
 
Ms. Alice, Ms. Liz, Ms. Jennie, Ms. Lucy, Ms. Sandra, Ms. Karen, Ms. Kristina, Ms. Pilar, Ms. Ally, Ms. Marilu, Ms. Kathryn, Ms.Pauline, Ms. Ann & Ms. Chelsea
 
Dec. 11, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you all for attending our 6th Annual Christmas Performance last Thursday!  We hope you and your families enjoyed the show.  Your children were so excited to share their songs with you and did an amazing job!
 
Thank you to the families that contributed cookies and snacks to our after-the-performance reception, the parent that helped with the set-up and lastly, the parents that helped with the clean-up.  We so appreciate your help!
 
Our 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest was such a wonderful success!  Thank you families for the many entries!  The children really enjoyed making the houses and the parents and visitors really enjoyed viewing them.  Again, the judges (the Parish and Elementary School Staff) awarded the RF Best Traditional to Banan McCullagh, Most Original to Penelope Lent, the BF Best Traditional to Miles Dikio and Most Original to Jack Kernaghan.  We feel everyone was a winner!  Here are some of the entries:  HNP Gingerbread House Entries.

As we close off the year, we want to thank everyone for your wonderful support of this fall school year!  We are a very giving community as witnessed by our support of the North Bay Fires and the Ocean Beach Clean-up.  We ask you once again for your support this coming week for two projects dear to our hearts.  The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 14th. 
 
  • Our Fifth Annual SF-Marin Food Bank Drive-Holy Name Preschool Food Drive.  Attached in this email is the most needed foods including tuna, canned meats, peanut butter and pasta.  Please donate non-perishable foods in the the two food barrels by the sign-in tables.  Also, consider giving a monetary gift.  Thank you!

  • Our "Night at the Cinema" Care Package Drive-1st battalion, 184th infantry regiment, California Army National Guard deployed to the Middle East in October.

Ms. Marilu would like to send a care package full of snacks and holiday cards to the troops who are deployed overseas. Ms. Marilu's fiancé, Captain Yura Guskov, is among the men and women serving. They enjoy seeing how much they are supported as they are away from their families during the holidays.

Ms. Marilu would like to send a "Night at the Cinema," care package. There will be a box in the Red Fish classroom for families to drop off cards and snacks. Bring snacks that are non-perishable (Examples: popcorn, chocolate, candy, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, and anything else you think they would enjoy).
Attached are photos of the 1st Battalion, 184th infantry regiment, California Army Nation Guard serving in the Middle East.  
 
Thank you all for your support!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Have a very blessed week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
Dec. 4, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We have a very busy week ahead of us!  This Tuesday, we will have our "Ladies' Night In" in our preschool from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Meet our past, present and future moms!  On Wednesday, Dec. 6th, all entries for our first annual Gingerbread House Contest must be submitted.  We can't wait to see the submissions!
 
The Holy Name Elementary School and our preschool students will participate in our 1st Annual P. J. &  Christmas Cookie event on Thursday, Dec. 7th from 8:30 am-10:30 am.  The preschool children may wear their pajamas to school that day!  The big school and the preschool will participate in decorating Christmas cookies in the gym.  Please note the new date-Dec. 7th.  If your child is a napper, he/she may bring a change of Christmas clothes for the performance.    
 
On Thursday, Dec. 7th, we will have our 6th Annual Christmas Performance.  We will have the performance in the gym at 5:00 pm.  There will be a sign-up sheet to bring in two dozen cookies to share after the performance.  We are also asking parents to help set-up and clean-up after the performance. The performance and reception will end by 6:30 pm.
 
Lastly, we will begin our SF-Marin Food Bank Drive beginning Friday, Dec. 8th and ending Thursday, Dec. 14th.  The food barrels will be here and we encourage our families to bring in non-perishable foods to donate to our annual holiday food drive.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  
 
Have a very festive week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nov. 27, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Believe it or not, we are two weeks away from our 6th Annual Christmas Performance and our 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest!
 
The Holy Name Elementary School and our preschool students will participate in our 1st Annual P. J. &  Christmas Cookie event on Thursday, Dec. 7th from 8:30 am-10:30 am.  The preschool children may wear their pajamas to school that day!  The big school and the preschool will participate in decorating Christmas cookies in the gym.  Please note the new date-Dec. 7th.  If your child is a napper, he/she may bring a change of clothes for that day.  
 
On Thursday, Dec. 7th, we will have our 6th Annual Christmas Performance.  We will have the performance in the gym at 5:00 pm.  We are asking parents to bring in a tray of homemade Christmas cookies which we will all share after the Christmas performance.  The performance and reception will end by 6:30 pm.
 
Please participate in our first and hopefully annual Gingerbread House Contest!  We have attached the rules.  All entries must be in by Dec, 6th @ 1:00 pm.  Also attached is the December Hot Lunch menu.  
 
We are so glad to welcome everyone back from a long weekend!  Have a wonderful and peaceful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
Nov. 20, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
As we approach the holidays,  please know we are so extremely grateful for your support and friendship!  This is a short week so we will be brief!  There will be Free Dress on Wednesday!  Thank you in advance to the parents bringing in treats for our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon!  Please join us if you can at 11:15 am.  We will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday.  
 
Have a wonderful and bountiful Thanksgiving!   For those who are traveling, we wish you a safe journey.
 
Blessings,
Ms. Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
Nov. 13, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone had a restful Veterans Day weekend.  This was a nice break before the excitement and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  
 
Thank you to the Red Fish parents for attending your parent-teacher conferences last week.  We hope you found the conferences helpful.  Thank you in advance to the Blue Fish parents for attending your conferences this week.  Again, let us know if you are unable to attend or running late.  The staff will try to accommodate your schedule.  
 
This week, there will be a slight change in our staffing.  Ms. Lucy will be a teacher in the Blue Fish room starting tomorrow.  She will join Ms. Liz, Ms. Jennie, Ms. Kristina, Ms. Sandra and Ms. Karen.  The Red Fish room will have Ms. Pilar, Ms. Ally, Ms. Marilu, Ms. Kathryn, Ms. Pauline, Ms. Ann and Ms. Chelsea.  We have a large staff because we want to be assured that all your children are given the attention and care they need.
 
There will be a sign-up sheet this week for bringing in food to our 6th annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd at 11:15 am.  Thank you parents for always bringing in yummy and healthy foods!  There will also be Free Dress on that day!
 
Lastly, we would like to invite you all to our 1st annual HNP Gingerbread House Contest!  The rules are attached.  We hope your families will find the contest fun.  We can't wait to see the creations!
 
Have a blessed week!
 
Ms. Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
November 6, 2017
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you to Travis and Will (Sean's parents-RF) for organizing our 1st Annual Beach Clean-up yesterday at our beautiful Ocean Beach!  Thank you to the families that participated in this great cause!  
 
Thank you to Evelyn (Penelope's mom-RF) for organizing our 1st Annual Operation Christmas Child Campaign!  Please bring your gift-filled shoe-box to the preschool by Nov. 16th.
 
Good News-We welcome back Ms. Kathryn in our Red Fish Room tomorrow!  As most of you know, Ms. Kathryn was away on maternity leave since June.  You may have seen Ms. Kathryn and her beautiful daughter, Brielle at our Halloween celebration.  Welcome back Ms. Kathryn!
 
This Thursday, we will have our Fire Prevention Presentation by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.  As you recalled, this was the presentation that was cancelled last month due to the North Bay fires.  Hopefully, all will go well this time with the fire fighters visiting us at 9:15 am in the Red Fish room and presenting in the Blue Fish room at 9:45 am.  
 
Thank you RF parents for signing up for your parent-teacher conferences this week.  We hope you will gain insight about your child's day at our preschool.  BF parents, please sign up for your conferences next week.  
 
Please note that the preschool will be closed for Veteran's Day on Friday, Nov. 10th.  Please find attached the RF & BF newsletters.  Have a wonderful week and a safe and restful long weekend!
 
Blessings,
Ms.Alice & the Staff
 
 
October 30, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We have a very busy week ahead of us!  On Tuesday, we will celebrate Halloween with a parade with the "big school" and a Cat Walk in the gym.  We will head back to the Flanagan Center with a preschool performance with Ms. Gay, followed by a small Halloween snack party.  Thank you to the parents who have volunteered by bringing in snacks and helping with the set-up and clean-up.  Please bring a change of clothes if your child is remaining in the school after the party.
 
We welcome our new Teacher's Aide, Ms. Kristina on Tuesday as well.  Ms. Kristina is currently a senior at Sonoma State University majoring in Early Childhood Development.  She will assists in the Blue Fish room.  Welcome Ms. Kristina!
 
Please find attached the RF & BF newsletters along with the November Lunch Menu.  
 
Have a spooktacular week! 🎃
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
October 23, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ANNETTE (ABIGAIL-RF) AND EVELYN (PENELOPE-RF) FOR CHAIRING THE PRESCHOOL FRIGHT FEST BOOTHS!  Thank you to their great committee of parent volunteers that prepared and worked our booths throughout the day on Saturday at the Fright Fest!  It was wonderful seeing our past, present and future preschool families on Saturday.  We hope everyone had fun!
 
On Tuesday, Oct. 24th, the Zoomobile will be in the RF room from 10:30 am-11:15 am and in the BF room from 11:15 am-12:00 pm.  The children are always fascinated with the animals that are featured.  We will also continue with our speech screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
This year, we have decided to combine the two rooms to have a joint Halloween party!  The party will be in the Flanagan Center after the Cat Walk and the students' brief performance in the gym.  We will head to the Flanagan Center and have a short preschool performance followed by a snack party.  Sign-ups will be on the sign-in table this week.  Please have your child dressed in costume by 8:00 am on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, Halloween Day, if you would like to have them join in the parade with the big school.  If your child is staying the entire day, please bring a change of clothing.  
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
October 16, 2017
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you for your understanding about the cancelled Pumpkin Patch field trip and the Fire Fighter's Presentation last week.  We offer our thoughts and prayers to our preschool families that have lost their family homes due to the North Bay fires.  There are many of you and we offer our deepest condolences.   
 
Thank you to Paola and Steve (Giuseppe BF & Giada RF) and their generous efforts to bring needed supplies to the first responders and the families affected by the fires.  Our community has been so supportive in bringing in the needed supplies and several carloads of supplies have been already distributed to the victims!  (Please visit our FB page!)
 
This Tuesday, the church and the school community will hold a rosary vigil at the church at 6:00 pm.  We will be accepting donations for the families affected by the fires from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  Thank you to Travis and Will (Sean (RF) for arranging for a truck pick-up and delivering the supplies.  We so deeply appreciate your help!  Attached is a list of the much needed supplies.  
 
We will hold a Lifetouch make-up day on Thursday, Oct. 19th from 8:30-11:30 am.  If your child has not taken a photo, please have your child dressed in full-uniform.  For those who are doing re-takes, please bring in your original package.  
 
Thank you so much to Annette (Abigail-RF) and Evelyn (Penelope-RF) for chairing the Preschool Fright Fest Preschool Booths!  They have done a fabulous job!  Please turn in your raffle tickets asap!  There are more raffle tickets available at the sign-in table.  Thank you to Michael and Bernice (Cameron-RF) for offering a private outing for 50 guests at Diddalidoo for the top raffle seller.    Yes, FREE DRESS this Friday, Oct. 20th.  Also, there will be many new preschool parents who will have their children enrolled for our 2018-2019 school-year attending the Fright Fest.  We always appreciate your hospitality to our new families!
 
Have a wonderful week and know everyone of you are in our thoughts and prayers.  This has been a very difficult month emotionally for all of us and we want you to know how much we appreciate your support, your children and your smiling faces!  This is a wonderful community!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
 
October 9, 2017
Greetings HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend!  I'm sure the children will return with lots to say about all their activities this past weekend!
 
We also have a very busy week ahead of us! Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 10th and Wednesday, Oct. 11th, all the children will be having a speech screening from 8:30 am-11:30 am.   As some of you may know, the preschool does an annual visual screening (Spring) and this has been helpful in detecting vision issues with some of our students.  The school has worked closely with a local speech studio, Bay Area Speech Studio  and one of their specialists-Shannon Oakes.  We have recommended her to several of our students in the past, and we find that the families have really enjoyed working with her and her colleagues.  We have also seen improvements in the students they have worked with.  I have enclosed their flyer as to what the screening will entail.  We are hoping all the students will be screened.  There will be a make-up day in the near future for those students that are out.  There is commonly a fee attached to the screening.  However, because the staff and I have seen the wonderful benefits of early screening for typical speech and language development, the preschool will absorb all the costs.  
 
On Thursday, the SF Fire Department and the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation will offer presentations to educate our children on fire prevention and safety.  They will present to the RF at 9:15 am and the BF from 10:00 am-10:30 am.  We are also hoping for a fire engine to stop by at 9:45 am.  
 
On Friday, the BF class will take a field trip to Clancy's Pumpkin Patch.  Thank you in advance to the parents who are chaperoning!  
 
Thank you also to the Preschool Fright Fest Committee for all their preparations for our preschool booths for the Fright Fest next Saturday!  
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff 
 
 
October 2, 2017
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you to LIz and Jeff (Isabelle BF) and their wonderful team of volunteers for organizing our very fun Fiesta Night last Friday night!  Everyone had fun sharing in the delicious food and meeting one another!  The children were in bliss, jumping in the bounce houses all night long! 
 
On October 5th, we will participate with the elementary school in the Blessing of the Animals honoring the birthday of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4th.  Please bring your pets (your children may bring in their stuffed animals) by 1:45 pm for the blessing.  
 
Next Monday, the preschool will be closed to celebrate Columbus Day.  Please enjoy the upcoming three-day weekend!
 
Please find attached the RF & BF newsletters along with the October Lunch Menu.
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
September 25, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  Please welcome Ms. Pauline into our preschool program.  Ms. Pauline has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and will assists in both the RF and BF classrooms.  She started last Wednesday and have met all your wonderful children.  
 
For the families who have older siblings at Holy Name School, please know that we are not participating in their Evaluation/Reunification Drill tomorrow, Sept. 25th. As you were informed, the big school will be closed in the afternoon and there will be no extended care. 
 
For the families touring Holy Name School on Tuesday and Friday, please meet at the school's office at 8:10 am to sign-in.  Natalie Cirigliano will meet you there.
 
There will be Free Dress this Friday, Sept. 29th for the Family Fiesta Night!  Thank you to Liz and Jeff (Isabelle's parents BF) for chairing this fun event!  We hope to see many of you there!  
 
Have a great week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
Sept. 18th, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you for your generosity toward our first Free Dress Day on Friday, Sept. 8th.  We raised $230 toward the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund.  Your gifts were given to the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fund to help the Houston families in need.
 
Thank you advance to Rhona (Eden-RF) and Paola (Giuseppe-BF/Giada-RF) and their volunteer committee for assisting with our Lifetouch Picture Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20th from 8:30 am-12:00 pm.  Please have your children dress in full uniform that day.
 
Thank you to Liz and Jeff (Isabelle-BF) for organizing our Family Fiesta Night on Friday, Sept. 29th-5:30-7:30 pm. Please join them,  the Parent Committee and parent volunteers for their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21st in our new Staff Lounge.  Thanks to the funds raised by our Family Fun Day event in the spring, we were able to paint and decorate the room during the summer.  Thanks to our great families, the staff now have a tranquil room to rest and relax.  Thank you again to FFD committee (Travis-Sean RF, Tina-Toni BF & Lauren-Malcolm BF) and all our families for making it happen!
 
Please see attached our RF and BF newsletters for the week.  Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings, 
Alice and the Staff
 
 
Sept. 11th, 2017
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you everyone for attending our Back to School Night!  It was wonderful greeting our new and returning families!  We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and was able to learn more about their child's classrooms and our activities for the fall.  It was also great to see many of our families at our Spirit Mass!
 
We regret to announce that Ms. Jen has decided to leave our program for personal reasons.  We wish her luck in her new endeavor.  
 
Please see attached the Red Fish and Blue Fish newsletters for the week.  On Wednesday, September 20th, Lifetouch will be taking school photos of your children in the morning.  You are not obligated to purchase the photos.  More information regarding purchasing the photos will be available soon.  There will be a make-up day on October 19th.  
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice and the Staff
 
 
 
Sept. 5th, 2017
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend!  As we enter into the month of September, there are many events we hope you will attend this month.  First, this Friday, September 8th,  is our Back to School Night!  This is a parents-only event where you will meet your child's teachers and other parents.  You will also hear from our very special Parent Committee who will fill you in with some special events they have planned for the fall.  Please arrive by 7:00 pm and stay for refreshments after the meeting at 8:00 pm.  
 
On Sunday, September 10th, the elementary school, the preschool and the parish community will have our Spirit Mass at 9:30 am at our church.  The preschool staff will be there as Father Arnold and the parish community welcomes us and the students back for a productive and successful year.  Afterwards, there will be the International Food Fair at the gym.  The Holy Name Elementary School will set up booths to honor different cuisines around the world.  Please click here if you would like to purchase tickets-Jimmy- International Food Fair .  We hope to see many of our preschool families at the Family Mass.  
 
This week, we also welcome Ms. Lucy into our Red Fish room.  Ms.Lucy received her B.A. from SF State in Liberal Studies with an Emphasis in Elementary School Teaching and has taught preschool for the past eight years.  Ms. Lucy will start on Wednesday.  Welcome Ms. Lucy!
 
Please find attached the RF and BF newsletters for the week and the September lunch menu.  
 
Again, thank you for trusting your precious children to our care.  Our partnership with you is very important to us.  Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings, 
Alice and the Staff
 
August 28, 2017
Dear HNP Families,
 
Congratulations, we all survived our first week of preschool!  Thank you all for your support and trust! 
 
We hope many of you will attend the Parent Committee Meeting on Tuesday, August 29th at the Flanagan Center from 6-7 pm to hear about all the wonderful activities the Parent Committee has planned for the school year!
 
Please see attached the Red Fish and Blue Fish newsletters for this week.  Also included is the Red Fish roster.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
 
Blessings, 
Alice and the Staff
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Welcome!  We are so excited to meet and welcome our new and returning families for our 2017 school year!  
 
We have been preparing our rooms for the start of school on Monday.   We hope your children are as excited as we are to the start of a new school year!
 
Some reminders-
 
  • Please do not park in the white zone in the mornings.  From 7:45 am-8:15 am, the elementary school's traffic patrol will be leading the line of cars through for the "big school's" drop-off.
  • All preschool children must be accompanied into the school, so you will need to park your car.  Best times are before 7:45 am or after 8:15 am.
  • After 9:30 am, we will lock the doors.  Please ring the door bell.
  • Please bring a change of clothes and shoes.  
  • Please label your child's Holy Name sweatshirt!
  • Please bring in sunscreen with your child's name.
  • If your child is a napper, please bring her/his small blanket.  A small pillow is optional.
  • We have lunch (mac/cheese), so no need to bring lunch.
  • Your tuition booklet is in your child's cubby.  Tuition is due by August 25th.
  • Please bring needed Licensing Forms
 
Thank you to the Parent Committee for hosting the last Summer Play-date at the Ortega Playground on Saturday!  There are many exciting events planned for this school year and with all your participation, we will have another wonderful school year!
 
I have attached the RF & BF newsletters for next week,  the lunch menu for this month, the RF schedule and the Service Hour letter.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  
 
Have a wonderful weekend!  
 
 
Blessings,
 
Alice and the HNP Staff