Holy Ghost Catholic School News

August 19,2022

Family Connect Night

On September 1st, enjoy an evening together and connect with each other and learn how all of our programs connect to provide a premier education for your child.

  • 5:15 pm - New Mexican dinner provided by My Moms in the gym. Please email Kara Johnson how many you anticipate will attend so we do not run out of food (kjohnson1@hgcsabq.com).

  • 6:00 pm - Program begins in church

    • Welcome

    • What we value, what we have accomplished & what plans we have for the future

    • Religion program from preK - 8

    • Overview of curriculums and how they lead to a premier education

    • Parents will go to classrooms

      • What can you expect in the class

      • How we can partner with you

      • What does data looks like for your child

      • What data means for your child

      • What support we will have in school

      • What parents can do to get involved and support

Note: This is not a parent-teacher conference. It is informational for the group as a whole.

Father Hyginus’s 25th Anniversary of his Ordination

Father Hyginus is commemorating his 25th year as an ordained priest for the Catholic Church. He has been a blessing for our Holy Ghost community, and to honor him, we will celebrate at our school Mass on Friday, August 26th at 8:00 AM. Parents and students are invited to attend, and a collection will be taken up to help fund Father Hyginus’ trip later this year to his home country of Nigeria in Africa. Students are making cards to present to him at the end of Mass. Plan to come and help us honor our pastor!

Barnes and Noble Bookfair Fundraiser

We will be hosting a Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser on September 10th! Be on the lookout for more information! Holy Ghost receives a percentage of all books purchased as a gift card that allows us to purchase books for our library.

Bottled Water Drive for Those Experiencing Homelessness

As you know, our school has always been very involved in serving the needs of people who are homeless in Albuquerque. In a recent conversation with Health Care for the Homeless, we learned that they are in desperate need of bottled water to hand out to those they encounter and connect with in their street outreach.

Holy Ghost Catholic School decided that a bottled water drive would be a meaningful way to start the school year. We are asking families to donate bottled water. You may bring any quantity you would like to the school, and drop it off during our September 1st Connect event or at the morning drop off. The collection will end on Friday, September 2nd.

Thank you for showing your love for our neighbors in need.

Golf Tournament

We are excited to see our Holy Ghost community out on the links! Funds raised from the tournament support our Athletics department and the continued advancement of STEM education we offer our students.

How can you help?

  • Donate gift cards for door prizes

  • Sign up to golf - grab friends and form a team!

  • Become a sponsor of any level

  • Become a monetary sponsor and let us purchase the door prizes

  • Help spread the word!

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Gift Card Donations

Please consider donating to Holy Ghost some gift cards to restaurants, stores, breweries, and Amazon that we will use for events throughout the school year for Fall Festival, Las Posadas, the Golf Tournament, and the STEM Fair. Gift cards can be dropped off at the front office at any time! We appreciate your support!

Support Holy Ghost while you Shop!

Sign up for Raise Right

1. Complete the quick sign-up form either on our website or mobile app

  • Download the RaiseRight app

2. Select “Join a Program”

3. Enter your organization’s unique enrollment code 52LA48BL72343 to tie your earnings to your organization

4. Complete the fields to create your account

5. Enter and verify your phone number for 2-step verification (2-step verification protects your account if you forget your password or someone is using your account without your permission)

Athletics Updates

There is still time to register to participate in sports (grades 1st - 8th) at Holy Ghost through APIAL Registration deadline is August 22, 2022. Please visit www.apialsports.com and click on the Holy Ghost school link. Contact our Athletic Director, Lawrence Chacon at lchacon@hgcsabq.com with any questions.

Guitar Club

There is still time to register for the Guitar Club Intermediate/Advanced class. Stop by the front office to get a registration form!

Choir Club

Choir club begins next week Wednesday, and there are still spots available for students in grades 2nd - 8th. Stop by the front office to get a registration form!

From the Front Office

Our new office hours are now

Open by 7:15 AM

Close by 4:00 PM

New hours will go into effect starting Monday, August 29, 2022. Please consider dropping off paperwork in the office and then return to the car line for student drop off.

If you need a chromebook to support student learning, please email Dr. Wine (dwine@hgcsabq.com) or Kara Johnson (kjohnson1@hgcsabq.com)

Please check the calendar in your FACTS Family Portal to stay up to date with the happenings at Holy Ghost!

Please make sure to turn in the following forms to the front office ASAP

  • Free and Reduced Form - please turn in even if you know your family does not qualify

  • Parish Subsidy forms

  • Emergency Contact Information

  • Woody Young Registration Form

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are able to help in the middle of the day in the lunchroom, at the end of the school day (2:30 PM) to help with reading, or after school with Lego Club, Woody Young, or Chess Club, please tell Kara Johnson (kjohnson1@hgcsabq.com). All volunteers must complete a required training through the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Faith Challenge Bowl

There is still time to join our Faith Bowl Challenge Study Team! This year students (grades 3rd -8th) will prepare to learn everything they can about the book of Genesis and the Gospel of John, liturgy & prayer and social justice. Please email Mrs. Murphy-Dye (jmurphy-dye@hgcsabq.com) to sign up!

Promise for our Future 5K Walk/Run

Stop by the front office for a registration form!
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Snapshots of the First Week of School!