Holy Name Highlights

September 28, 2018

Note from the Principal's Desk


In the gospel at Mass on Tuesday, Jesus told us that those who "hear the word of God and act on it are his brothers and sisters." This is a great message for all of us as we try our best to live out our faith. As we go through this next week, let us all challenge ourselves to truly be walking examples of our faith!

A special thank you to all the volunteers who came out last weekend to build the playground! We are so blessed to have such amazing support! The finishing touches will happen this weekend as we finish spreading the mulch. Monday afternoon we will celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Thank you all for your continued support and a special thank you to Mrs. Carroll for all of your hard work!

Have a great weekend!

-Mr. Kitchens

Dates to Remember

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Oktoberfest Arrival and Dismissal

As you know, Oktoberfest is next Friday and Saturday, October 5-6! Due to set-up for Oktoberfest, we will have altered arrival procedures on Wednesday and Thursday next week. We will also have staggered dismissal procedures on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Depending on when the tents are taken down from the parking lot, we MAY need to have altered arrival on Monday, October 8 as well- we won't know ahead of time, so please be prepared! Carefully read the information below and contact your child’s teacher or the office if you have any questions. As a reminder, we have no school on Friday, October 5.

ARRIVAL (October 3-4, and possibly Monday, October 8)

• Arrival in the alley will remain the same. Please DO NOT use 16th Street to access the alley. Enter the alley from 13th or 14th Street.

Arrival in the main lot- The parking lot will be unavailable, so we will ask that all cars stay in a straight line on 16th Avenue and pull all the way up (even with the Hartman Hall entrance). We will have several staff members stationed along 16th Avenue to direct families, and help children safely walk into the building. We greatly appreciate your patience!


ALL students will need to be picked up in the alley. You should use 13th Street or 14th Street to enter the alley and follow the line of cars until you are on the south side of the school building. DO NOT attempt to enter the alley on 16th Street as this will cause a significant traffic jam. At this time staff members will be present to help all children to their cars. Please check the times below for each dismissal group, and plan your arrival time accordingly.

3:00- primary students and older siblings

3:10- intermediate students and older students

3:20- middle school students

walkers- the crossing guard will pick the walkers up from Holy Name at 3:15

We will notify you through Jupiter of any unforeseen changes.

We look forward to seeing you next weekend at Oktoberfest!

Holy Name Parish Mission Meeting

Our Holy Name parish is in the process of creating a new "Parish Mission Statement" for our beloved church and we would like your input!

Who: All school families!

When: Wednesday, October 24th from 3-4pm

Where: Meeting Rooms attached to the gym (childcare will be provided)

***If you are a member of a Parish commission/committee, you will complete this activity with your group. Please do not attend this meeting. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Liz Blazekovich (eblazekovich@holyname.cc)

Maryjo Buckel (mbuckel@holyname.cc)

Katie Stafford (kstafford@holyname.cc)

Child Care Needed?

If you are looking for a nurturing, safe, Christian atmosphere for your precious child, please call Maryann Rojas at 317-658-1104.

Located one mile from Holy Name.

Picture of the Week

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Seder Meal in Mrs. Allen's Religion Room

Indianapolis Children's Choir

We hope your school year is off to a great start! As many of you know, the Indianapolis Children's Choir has choirs around the city to provide extra musical opportunities for students from KG through 12th grade. I've attached flyers for the choir that meets closest to you. If you would have a few minutes to share the information with your students, parents, or post the flyer, we would greatly appreciate it! If there is anything we can do to support you at your school, please let us know. Best wishes for a wonderful school year!



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Serving the Needy

Holy Name of Jesus (Beech Grove) will be responsible for helping at Beggars for the Poor on Saturday September 29, 2018. This signup is for volunteers who will be donating their time at the Cathedral Kitchen building sorting clothing and packing giving bags to be distributed. Please contact Kellie Goebel; hnvolunteer@gmail.com, 317-459-6971 if you have any questions about this event.

SignUp Genius for this event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44afa728a3fb6-beggars

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PTO News

PTO Needs You

Please join us for a PTO Meeting Tuesday, October 23rd at 7pm.

We will discuss upcoming events and new ideas for 2019. Hope to see you there!

Breakfast with Santa

HNCS is looking for a volunteer to Chair our annual Breakfast with Santa Event in December.

Mrs. Buckel will be happy to assist the person or persons who step up by providing information, resources, etc.

If interested, please contact the school office or Mrs. Buckel at mbuckel@holyname.cc

Box Tops For Education

Box Top forms were sent home this week. Please see the link below to learn about grade competitions for Box Tops!

Box Tops Link

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Oktoberfest Kidszone

Kidszone is in need of bags of wrapped candy! Please send donations into the school office.

Thanks for your help to make the Oktoberfest a success!

Oktoberfest Sign-Ups!

The Holy Name Catholic Church Oktoberfest, scheduled this year for October 5th and 6th, is a fun and family-friendly festival with great live music, delicious authentic homemade German food and desserts, and popular adult beverages. It's one of Holy Name's biggest fundraisers of the year, and because a significant portion of the Parish budget is used to support the school, this fundraiser also directly benefits our students.

The Holy Name Oktoberfest Committee is now seeking volunteers to help make it a success. Please consider donating just a few hours of your time in support of this important fundraiser for Holy Name students, teachers, and parishioners. (Note: While Roncalli students are welcome to volunteer as service hours, our Holy Name kids are not old enough to sign up.) Use the SignUp Genius link below, or call the Parish Office at 317-784-5454. We can't do this without you!

SIGNUP GENIUS: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44afa728a3fb6-holy

Visit the Holy Name Oktoberfest webpage for more information: https://www.holyname.cc/oktoberfest

Living Rosary

The Living Rosary is being changed to 5:30 pm on Sunday Sept. 30 due to the colts game and HN grant presentation before the game .

We would like for any families or teachers wanting to participate to be in the gym at 5:15 pm and procession to the church starts promptly at 5:30 pm .

We are hoping the football team and other sport families can join us now that we are changing the time .

Any folks wanting to participate can call the parish office .

Making German Potato Salad

Friday October 5th starting at 9 am we will need volunteers to help make potato salad for the Oktoberfest. We will need help pealing, slicing and dicing potatoes for the German Potato salad.

If any families want to help, they can email me at Tbrandon8@att.net

Also, we can use help with set up of the Oktoberfest.

Any middle schools kids are welcome. Younger than middle school are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The time will be 9 am until 12 noon. We will provide lunch for all helpers.

Sunday October 7 we can use help with cleaning up. Please sign up on sign up genius and look for times and directions.

Thank you,

Therese Brandon

Ticket Sales From HNCS Families

Our school has a goal of selling 100 tickets. If we reach our goal, your student may have the opportunity to throw a pie at the teacher of his/her choice!! Contact the school office to purchase your ticket!

UPDATE- We're getting closer to our goal! Don't forget to buy your raffle ticket in the school office soon!

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What: Holy Name's Annual Trunk-n-Treat

When: Friday, October 26, 2018

Set up @ 5:30 - 6 p.m.

Trunk-n-Treating and Voting @ 6 - 7:30p.m.

Where: Holy Name's Main Parking Lot (shine)

JCPC Gymnasium (rain)

Why: To gather as a community to provide a fun and safe opportunity for families to kick off Halloween

Please bring candy to pass out to our costumed Trunk-n-Treators. Trunk costumes optional. Best dressed trunk will be crowned with the HN Trunk or Treat Wreath!!!!

RSVP on the Sign-Up Genius Link


Holy Name Bags For Sale

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These bags are $20.00 and we have them here in the office. You can pay over the phone with a credit card, cash, or check ( made payable to Holy Name).

Holy Name Athletic Corner

The Holy Name Athletic Commission is working hard to keep you informed on all the athletics happening at our School and Parish. Please check out the following newsletter link for information on current games, registrations and more. If you have any information you would like to see added, please let us know. A Facebook page and web page are in the works so there will be many ways to find out about all the great things going on.


Attached also is the current schedule for boys football in a single page flyer – perfect for your refrigerator!

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Congratulations to our 3rd and 4th grade girls kickball team for winning the City Championship! We're so proud of you girls!

Roncalli News

Rebel Juniors Volleyball Club

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Registration for grades Pre-K - 12 are held during Tuesday and Thursday practices at the

Roncalli High School Wrestling Room. There are 2 membership options: Option 1 is a

full year membership 9/1/18-8/31/19, and Option 2 is a seasonal membership 10/30/18-3/12/19.

Elementary & Middle School Competition Club Season begins in November. You can register at any

time throughout the year. Details and forms can be found on the website - rebelwrestlingfoundation.org

OR contact Coach McClurg @ 317-501-8306 or wrestling@roncalli.org

Roncalli Yard Signs

Show your RHS Spirit by displaying at your home and/or place of business one of the brand new 2018 RHS Yard Signs. The signs are free and may be picked up by the main entrance to the stadium! Thanks to all RHS families who participate in our yard sign campaign - your help in promoting Roncalli is much appreciated.

Roncalli Homecoming

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Roncalli Open House 2018

Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, November 8 for this year's Roncalli High School Open House! Come and see all of the amazing things you could encounter as a Roncalli Rebel! To learn more about RHS, please visit www.roncalli.org. We'll fight ahead for the blue, white and red!

Substitute Teacher Needed

Central Catholic School, A Notre Dame ACE Academy located on the near-southside of Indianapolis, is seeking a long term substitute teacher for the third grade classroom. Candidates will teach third grade from the first week of October (probably) until the end of the first semester in late December.

The successful candidate will teach third grade using lesson plan templates already prepared by the classroom teacher.. Central Catholic School utilizes Blended Learning in mathematics and language arts, so previous experience teaching in a blended learning environment is preferred. Previous experience teaching new language learners is also preferred.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has
  • experience in intermediate or elementary school
  • Is
  • passionate about closing the achievement gap
  • Has
  • a growth mindset
  • Has
  • worked in an urban educational setting
  • Embodies
  • our core values of Seek, Persist, Love, Serve, and Excel

To learn more about Central Catholic School, visit our website at www.centralcatholicindy.org and follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/centralcatholicindy/

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and copy of teaching license to:

Ruth Hurrle

Principal, Central Catholic School

1155 E. Cameron St.

Indianapolis, IN 46203



Lunch Menu

7:00-7:20 am $1.85 Lots of hot and cold options.
7:00-7:20 a.m $1.85 unless free and reduced. Lots of cold and hot options.


October 1, 2018-October 5, 2018

Monday, October 1

Hot Breakfast Choice: Grilled egg omelet w/cheese w/whole grain toast

A) Hamburger on a bun on a whole grain bun (cheese available)

B) Hot dog on a whole grain bun

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich on a whole grain hoagie bun

F) PRK3-2nd-Anytimers/3-8th Grade sack lunch with cheese stick, muffin, crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: French Fries

Tuesday, October 2

Hot Breakfast Choice: Breakfast Chicken Pattie on a Biscuit

A) Mozzarella Sticks w/marinara dipping sauce-

B) Chicken Waffles Bits on a w/g waffle w/syrup (chicken chunks w/waffle coating)

C) Salad Bar


E) Ham Sandwich on a whole grain hoagie bun

F) PRK3-2nd-Anytimers/3-8th Grade sack lunch with cheese stick, muffin, crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: Green Beans

Wednesday, October 3

Hot Breakfast Choice: Mini Whole Grain Waffles

A) Breaded Chicken Patty on a whole grain bun

B) Salisbury Steak w/pan roll

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich on a whole grain hoagie bun

F) PRK3-2nd-Anytimers/3-8th Grade sack lunch with cheese stick, muffin, crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, October 4

Hot Breakfast Choice: Pancake on a stick (pancake wrapped around sausage)

A) Meatloaf

B) Fajita Chicken and Cheese wrap

C) Salad Bar


E) Ham Sandwich on a whole grain hoagie bun

F) PRK3-2nd-Anytimers/3-8th Grade sack lunch with cheese stick, muffin, crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: Brussel Sprouts

Friday, OCTOBERFEST!! Enjoy your long weekend!

If your child/children were free or reduced last school year and you have not filled out an application for this year, their eligibility will end on September 18th and they will be charged full price for all breakfasts and lunches. We will not refund any charges incurred from that day until the day we receive your application. Please go to family.titank12.com to fill out an application. If you need a paper app, please contact me @ lstevenson@holyname.cc. Thank you!

Louise Stevenson

Cafeteria Manager

Holy Name Catholic School

Wellness Committee

Any parent or student interested in joining the Wellness Committee please contact Mrs. Stevenson at lstevenson@holyname.cc

Nondiscrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.