January 25, 2011
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Holy Name of Mary

Holy Name of Mary

Holy Name of Mary School School in San Dimas is participating in a nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools Week, with a variety of activities for students, parents, families, parishioners, and community members.  Activities include a daily Book Fair, a special Sunday Mass for the school children, an Open House with an Art Fair, Science Fair, and information session, a Faculty & Staff Basketball game, a recognition day for those that serve in the military, and a 1950’s themed special person’s day!   This year’s Catholic Schools Week theme, “Catholic Schools: A+ for America,” celebrates the value Catholic schools add to the nation.  With high academic standards grounded in strong moral values and high graduation rates, Catholic schools and their graduates make a significant contribution to American society.

Beginning on Sunday, Jan. 30, Holy Name of Mary is celebrating A+ for America: In Our Parish, which is the center of Catholic life in the school community. Students will be in the procession, sing in the choir, and be greeters, altar servers and lectors at the 10 a.m. mass.  During the offertory, all the parish children will be invited to bring up gifts of mittens and socks for the homeless shelter.  Students will be invited to wear their uniform. Prayer requests are being accepted in the collection basket or in the parish or school office.  The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a pancake breakfast.  A Book fair will be open in the library from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., following the mass.

On Monday, January 31, Holy Name of Mary School will celebrate A+ in America: In Our Community.  Students will express appreciation to those who serve our community and support our school, including representatives of local government, police and other emergency services, community organizations and businesses. The Book Fair will be open during recess, lunch, and from 1:15-3:30 p.m. in the school library.

On Tuesday, February 1, Holy Name of Mary School will celebrate A+ in America: In Our Students. Catholic Schools provide students a strong academic and moral foundation. This high-quality, faith-filled education equips students to work for their dreams and contribute to society.  Holy Name of Mary School will celebrate that effort on Tuesday.  The students will wear their school colors of blue and gold.  There will be a spirit rally and a faculty & staff basketball game at 11:30 a.m.  The students will have a minimum day schedule with no homework for the night.  An Open House will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m.   There will be refreshments, 4th grade Mission Projects on display, an Art Fair in the Junior Building , and a Science Fair in the Senior Building .  There will also be an information sessions for prospective new families at 7:30 p.m. in Room 5.  The Book Fair will be open from 10-10:30 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., and 7-8:30 p.m. in the School Library.

On Wednesday, February 2, the school will celebrate A+ for America: In Our Nation.  On this day, the school will recognize the value of national service and honor those who serve the country.  Students, parents, and guests are invited to wear red, white, and blue.  The morning assembly, at 7:50 a.m., will include a flag raising by the Boy Scouts, patriotic songs, and prayers for the country.  Current and retired military from the parish and community are invited to attend.  You may also bring a picture of those serving in the military.  The Student Council is serving coffee and pastries to guests after the assembly.   The Book Fair will be open from 1:15-3:30 p.m. in the school library.

On Thursday, February 3, Holy Name of Mary School will celebrate A+ for America : In Our Vocations and In Our Faculty and Staff.  Catholic Schools play a vital role in preparing students for future vocations.  On this day, the school will explore ways that people can serve God.  They will thank those that have made service to God their life’s work.  They will thank their faculty and staff who devote their careers to providing students with a strong academic and moral foundation.  There will be a staff appreciation breakfast at 10:00 a.m., served by the Student Council.   The Student Council will also take the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 on a tour of the Church and Pastoral Center .  The priests will talk with grades 2-8 about the many ways people serve God and the Church.  The book fair will be open during recess, lunch, and from 1:15-3:30 p.m. in the school library.

On Friday, February 4, the students celebrate Special Persons Day!  A+ for America : In the Special Persons in Our Lives.  The school children are invited to bring a special person to attend school with them for the day.  This is a non-uniform day for the children.  In honor of the 50th graduating class of Holy Name of Mary School , special person’s day is a 1950’s themed day!   A spaghetti lunch will be served for students and their guests.  Some of the festivities will include face painting, bake sale, hula hoop contest, moonbounce for little ones, photo booth, cake walk, games, prizes, and the DUNK TANK!  Special Person’s Day begins with a welcome reception at 8 a.m., followed by a mass in the Church at 8:30.  At 9:30 a.m., the guests will visit the classrooms. At 10:30 a.m., the students will perform for their guests in the Field of Angels (guests are invited to bring their own chairs for viewing).  .  Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by games and festivities.  School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.   The Book Fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school library. 

On Saturday, February 5, Holy Name of Mary School will hold a screening for prospective Pre-K and Kindergarten students.  To schedule your child’s screening or for information on enrollment for Grades 1-8, please contact the school office at (909) 542-0449 ext. 224.

Holy Name of Mary School is located at 124 S. San Dimas Canyon Rd. in San Dimas on the corner of Bonita Ave and San Dimas Canyon Road .  For more information of the school, please see the website at www.holynamemaryschool.org or call the principal, Candice Kuzmickas at (909) 542-0449, ext. 226.

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