Easter Season Letter to Parents – April 17, 2018

Dear Holy Family parents,

Easter season greetings to all!  We are celebrating a time of new life, and the springing forth of nature coincides with the celebration of the Risen Lord.  May each of you and your family rejoice in this rebirth.   As the weather warms, so may our hearts warm to our God and to those around us!

As we near the end of the school year, we look both backward at recent events and forward to the culmination of this school year and into 2018-19.  First, below is a summary of our annual auction; following is information about our upcoming summer renovation and our 2018-19 school calendar (attached); and finally, don’t forget to check out some important upcoming calendar dates.

Many thanks! Jerry Ernstberger

Once Upon a Time 2018 Auction Recap

We are truly blessed to be supported by so many people through our gala auction event. It is inspiring to know that each of you are truly having an impact on many children and families who spend their days at Holy Family School.

As many of you know, all of the funds raised during our Christmas Raffle, Live Auction and Gala Dinner, Silent Auction, Non-Uniform Days, and other donations go directly into the school’s operating budget. This year, we were able to raise over $98,000 through these efforts. Major expenses include the $10,000 raffle prize, cost of the Gala, procurement, décor, incentives/prizes, and will total approx. $35,000.  The remaining $65,000 in proceeds go directly into our 2017-18 budget revenues.  In addition, we received $16,500 in donations for the school renovation project, including eight new classroom doors that will provide better security features for our students and staff.

We would like to thank the auction committee and all of the volunteers, donors and bidders who made this event possible. Truly, it takes an enormous amount of effort and time we couldn’t pull off without their involvement:

  • Chairs: Malia Glotzbach and Stephanie Case
  • Decorations and Reservations: Nina Fulda-Portman
  • Golden Table: Keri Duncan
  • Basket Design: Stephanie Case
  • Art Projects: Wes Goad
  • Classroom Basket Chair: Lindsey Rutherford-Sisson
  • PTO Support: Amanda Gohmann
  • Procurement: Malia Glotzbach, Stephanie Case, Maggie McGovern, Amanda Gohmann, Ann Barnett, Laura Gilmore, Wes Goad
  • Planning Committee: Kerri Tomlin, Tyler Ferree, Jerry Ernstberger, Malia Glotzbach, Stephanie Case, Carol Goins
  • Venue/Hosts: Huber’s Plantation Hall Staff

We would also like to take time to recognize our Platinum sponsors. Their ongoing support is crucial to event success! Please take some time to invest in their services and support local businesses:

  • Black Diamond
  • Koerber’s Fine Jewelry
  • Beckort Auctions

Summer Construction Project Is Coming Soon!

We are growing more excited as the renovation of the second floor of the 1954 school wing is about to commence!  Immediately following the last day of school, we’ll be moving out the 3 6th grade classrooms and beginning a renovation project that will include removal of asbestos floor tile, old ceilings, lighting, heating/cooling fixtures, all replaced with new lighting and HVAC fixtures, flooring and ceilings.  Fresh paint for the rooms and hallways, and of course, new doors for each classroom will be included.    We are truly grateful to Father Dan and parish leaders as well as to all donors who are supporting this renovation!

We have been assured by the contractors that our original timeline of July 18th completion date is intact, and we plan to open school on the originally scheduled date of July 25th.  Please see the attached calendar for the 2018-19 school year.  A more complete events and activities calendar will be provided later this year.


Upcoming Important Dates

April 16 – May 3 ISTEP+ Testing for grades 3-8.
April 23 – Marian Guild Hootenanny
April 28 – Holy Family First Communion
May 4 – No School (Make-up Day if needed)
May 11 – May Crowning after 8:00 Mass
May 18 – Field Day
May 19 – Fr. Dan’s Retirement Celebration
May 24 – Graduation Mass
May 25 – Last Day of Classes for 2017-18, Summer Sendoff
July 25 – First Day of School 2018-19
February 23, 2019 – HFS Gala Live Auction

HFS 2018-19 Schedule