Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 11.11.39 AMYou can follow the travels of the 8th graders this year with:

Our student “takeover” of Social Media:

Brisoce_MaryHoly Family School Alumni, Teacher and Friend, Holy Family Parishioner and Mentor, Mrs. “Mary Briscoe died peacefully yesterday afternoon after a full life of faith, prayer and inspiration to others.

“She has been an icon as a teacher of Holy Family students, loving family member, and active parishioner and servant leader in so many ways. The mark she has left on our school, her former students and staff, and all she served through In Heavens Eyes and Theatre group will long be remembered and cherished.

“As a community, we mourn her loss and we believe she will be greatly rewarded in Heaven for her service here on earth. May God continue to bless her soul and help her family find comfort in their loss.”

(Words from Principal and friend, Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Ernstberger, to the teachers and staff.)

Mary’s visitation will be Friday, Sept. 18, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. in the church. The funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. with a comfort meal after.

The full obituary and visitation information is available here, on the Holy Family Parish website.

18166523411_b640396d05_zOur first meeting this year will be this Thursday, August 27, 2015! These meetings are for students, grade Kindergarten through 8th, and take place during the school day.

At the beginning of each year the students are all divided into families. One or two eighth graders act as the family leaders. The rest of the family consists of one to three students from each grade depending on the number of students in each of the grades.

The families get together each month for a variety of activities. Some activities are church related, holiday related, school related (Red Ribbon Week) and for fun (line dancing together for ACES).  At the end of the school year the families are our teams for our annual school wide Field Day.

This is a wonderful way for students to get to know each other, help grow in their faith, and enjoy the school year all that better!

To read about past year’s activities, read here!