Our students in grades 3-8 will be taking the NWEA-MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment the weeks of Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. Students in grades 3-5 will test during the week of Sept. 18 and middle school students will test during the week of Sept. 25.
This information will help teachers identify areas of strength or challenge for each students and is very helpful in adjusting curriculum to insure each child is as successful as possible.
You can help by making sure your child is well rested and well fed each day. While untimed, the tests area designed to take approximately an hour each.
Holy Spirit is partnering with O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home to offer workshops on end-of-life planning. Attendees will learn about the spiritual, emotional and financial considerations in connection with funeral planning and other preparations. Topics covered include:
Funeral Planning: Explore your options and get the facts
Stewardship in Estate Planning: What is it and what does it look like?
Medical Assistance Planning: How can I protect my money if I enter a nursing home?
Veterans Benefits: What are the burial benefits?
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. in Howley Hall. To register, call the parish office at (651) 698-3353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool through Grade 2 parents, join us for Pizza Night on Thursday, September 28 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to the school office (651-698-3353) with the number of people attending, so we can be sure to have enough food on hand.
It’s hard to believe that it’s time to prepare for the 2017 Marathon for Non-Public Education. Many of you have been part of this experience in the past, but for those who are new click here for information to help you understand and participate in this great event.
The Marathon is a statewide public relations and fundraising activity in support of non-public education. Students obtain donations from sponsors (friends, relatives, parents, etc.) and then walk a Marathon route. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO HOLY SPIRIT.
The Marathon enables those who support and advocate for nonpublic education to make a demonstrate their belief and involvement. As we all know, Catholic Schools make a real contribution to the total community. That’s what the Marathon celebrates.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Marathon for Non-Public Education has raised nearly $100 million for Non-Public Education statewide.
Marathon at Holy Spirit
We ask families to strive to meet their Marathon Goal. Families with one child at Holy Spirit have a goal of raising $150. Families with two or more children have a goal of raising $250. Some families struggle to meet that goal, others exceed it. Do the best you can!
Through a matching gift program, many businesses will meet or increase charitable contributions made by their employees to nonprofit organizations like our school. The impact of matching gifts may double or possible triple some pledges to our school. Please check with your employer to learn if they offer matching gifts and how you can activate this opportunity.
Our school goal is to raise $40,000. There are incentives for individual students and families to meet their goal and some school-wide incentives as well. You will be learning more about these soon.
On Marathon Day (Oct. 6), K-2 students walk through the neighborhood cheered on by parents and older students. Students from grade 3-8 walk to the Highland High School Track; meet up with their friends from Highland Catholic School and Nativity School; and walk or run the track. After school, all students are treated to an ice cream dessert thanks to the Holy Spirit PTA.
Donations can be made on-line by going to the Holy Spirit website, clicking the SUPPORT US tab and going to the Marathon for Non-Public Education link. There you will find a GIVE NOW button. Once you add your donation amount, hit the SELECT button and indicate on whose behalf you are donating.
As always, call the office with questions. The Marathon for Non-Public Education is complex and sometimes we forget to pass on details that are familiar to us.
Family Bingo Night - a Night of Spirit Party Sponsored by PTA
Come join your PTA and other Holy Spirit families for a night of food, fun, and games on Friday, Oct. 13, from 6-8pm! A walking taco dinner and beverages (both kiddo and adult) will be provided and there will be all-ages games in the gym (including a baby/toddler corner). Bingo will get going around 6:45 p.m. and feature a surprise celebrity Bingo caller as well as lots of fabulous prizes! There are spaces still available for this super fun event. The cost is $35 per FAMILY (a bargain for a family night of food and fun!). You can RSVP your family by dropping off a check for $35 made out to 'Holy Spirit' at the front desk by Wednesday, Oct. 11. Space is limited to the first additional 20 families to reply. Contact the PTA with any questions at email@example.com.