Holy Name Highlights

March 9, 2018

Note From The Principal's Desk

Hello Giants!

We have finished up Part I of the ISTEP+ test for this year! A special thanks to Mrs. Wright for organizing all our testing schedules and all the teachers who were flexible as we got this round of testing finished. Next week, our 3rd grade students take the IREAD test – good luck to them!

Thank you to all who came out on Tuesday to Chick-Fil-A for our Dine to Donate event. We had a great crowd! Unfortunately, we didn’t come in the top two schools, so we will not be competing on Saturday. As always, thank you for your support for Holy Name!

Have a great weekend!

-Mr. Kitchens

Picture of the Week

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1st Grade at the Children's Museum

Dates to Remember

March 24th- Easter Egg Hunt

March 25th-April 1st- Holy Week

April 2nd- Easter Monday- No School

Spring Break - April 6th - 13th.

Our Lenten journey. Our Catholic community in the U.S. does something amazing each Lent. We come together to practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving—and by doing so we help lift families and communities out of poverty and put them on a path toward resilience, prosperity and stability. That’s the CRS Rice Bowl effect.

This week, the students brought home CRS (Catholic Relief Service) Rice Bowls. CRS, as the official overseas humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church works in 112 countries, helping over 121 million people a year. It is through the Rice Bowl funds that we help development programs in many poor countries around the world. Projects include clean drinking water for vulnerable communities, seeds and training support to help farmers improve harvests, and health exams and treatment support for children. And because our U.S. Catholic Church believes we need to love our neighbors both locally and globally, 25% of Rice Bowl funds raised in our parishes and schools is returned to the diocese to be used as Matthew 25 Rice Bowl Grants to help alleviate poverty and hunger in our archdiocesan area. Through this tradition, we have helped families around the world and in our own backyard by raising our voices and our prayers and by making sacrificial gifts. Learn more at crsricebowl.org.

Congratulations To The Following Families Who Have Enrolled For Next Year:

  • Murrey Family
  • Turner/Randall/Reynolds Family

  • PLEASE NOTE- A Stewardship Letter is included in your packet and needs to be returned by every family.( If you are not a parishioner, there are still many ways to volunteer your time and talent). Also, the enrollment fee is now $150.00. Your student/students will not be enrolled until payment is received.

2018 Holy Name Fish Fry

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Butterfly Ball

Our annual father/daughter dance will take place on Friday, April 20 from 7:00-9:00! Please email Amy Wright (awright@holyname.cc) or call the school office to register for this event by Thursday, April 5th. We will need the number of daughters and father figures that will be attending. The cost is $10 per family. We are looking forward to this special evening!

Notes From The Music Room

Irish Concert:

Primary and intermediate students are looking forward to the 2nd annual ‘Holy Name Irish Concert’!

Due to Stations of the Cross we have moved this concert to Wednesday March 14th.

The concert will start at 2pm.


We are moving the end of year Musicale concert to Wednesday May 16th (no longer Friday May 11th).

After school rehearsals: Tuesday May 8th & Wednesday May 9th 6:30-7:30pm (JCPC)

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday May 16th at 1:00pm

Performance: Wednesday May 16th 7:00pm

Performers: 5th-8th grade, Guitar Club, and Alumni Band

Location: JCPC

If you are interested in purchasing a brand new Mandolin please contact Sr. Nicolette: sr.nicolette@holyname.cc

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Annual PTO Spring Flower Sale

Please see link below for more details!


Candy Donations

Candy Donation time is here again! We are collecting bags of small, individually wrapped candy to be used to fill the eggs for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Please consider grabbing a bag when you are out and sending it to the school office. Marked down Valentine's Day candy works great! Thank you for your generosity.

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us Saturday, March 24 at 1 pm for Holy Name's Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the JCPC.

There are FREE games, the Easter Bunny and the Hunt occurring at 1:30 pm! See attached flier for further details.


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Little Giants Basketball


Next games will be Thursday, March 15th.


Spring sports include softball for girls 6th-8th grade, kickball for girls 3rd-8th grade, track (St. Jude) for boys and girls 3rd-8th grade.

All registrations are open, please register as soon as you can.

We need kickball players!!

Please register or email jwernke@holyname.cc if you have any questions.

St.Roch/Holy Name were CYO Cadet City Team Duals Champions in small division

Andrew Stuck 4-0 143lb

Jimmy Stuck 4-0 102lb

CYO City Little Guys Champion (PReK-4)

Kallen Stahley 4-0

CYO Mcclellan Tournament (PReK-4)

Kallen Stahley- 1st place

Thomas Spearing- 2nd place

Track and Field

Track & Field Info Meeting - Friday, March 9th 6:30pm – St. Jude Cafeteria

Open to all 3rd thru 8th grade girls and boys. If you cannot make the meeting you can pick up information from Mr. Kitchens or info can be emailed. Practices are Monday – Thursday evenings at Roncalli High School. We have no required practice attendance, come to practice as your schedule permits. If you are not a runner, CYO offers many field events. There is an event for everyone. THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED! You can register at http://cyoarchindy.org.

Questions, contact Barry Howard - 317-694-1786 or email - sjcctf@gmail.com or check with Mr. Kitchens.


SATURDAY, April 14th, 2018

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

It is time for Holy Name Altar Society Fall Rummage Sale. Clean out your closets, drawers, sheds, and basements. Find whatever you can. Then bring all clean, useable items to the PLC Gym, on, but not before, Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 thru Thursday, April 12th, 2018 between 10:00am – 7:00pm.

**NOTE: No items will be accepted on Friday, April 13th, 2018. This day is set aside for final preparation of marking, pricing, and set-up!!

Items needed:

· Good clean clothing: dresses, skirts, pants, slacks, jeans, shirts, sweaters, coats, jackets, shoes, and boots of all sizes for men, women, children, and babies. Along with purses, belts, ties, and scarves.

  • Furniture, TV’s, and appliances
  • Tools, knick-knacks, crafts, craft materials, and yarn
  • Pots, pans, dishes, cups, glasses, cooking utensils, and silverware
  • Curtains, drapes, bedspreads, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, bathroom items (wash cloths, towels), kitchen towels, table linens.
  • Jewelry
  • Pictures, shelves, picture frames
  • Puzzles, games, toys and stuffed animals
  • New items
  • Other miscellaneous items

Volunteers needed, young and old alike, for setting up on Tuesday Night, April 10th starting at 6:00 pm. We will be setting up stage, tables and additional tasks. Need help during the week from Wednesday, 4/11 thru Friday, 4/13 from 10:00am – 7:30 pm. We will be sorting, folding, placing and pricing items. Lots of help is needed for tearing down on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, starting at 2:30pm after the rummage sale.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Come and support your parish and school on April 14th starting at 8:00am to 3:00pm!!! Find great bargains for yourself, your family and your neighbors.

For more information, contact: Esther Yochum – 786-6860, Sarah Doyle – 781-9146, Alice Payne – 438-5509, Betty McElroy – 784-2829.

Dates to remember:

· Set-up and pricing: Tuesday 4/10 night starting at 6:00 pm and Wednesday, 4/11 thru Friday, 4/13 from 10:00am – 7:30 pm.

  • Item drop off: Wednesday, April 11th thru Thursday, April 13th between 10:00am – 7:00pm.
  • Rummage sale: April 14th, 2018 starting at 8:00am to 3:00pm

Tear Down: Saturday, April 14th, starting at 2:30pm after the rummage sale.

Holy Name Altar Society “ANGEL AMONG US AWARD”

2018 Nomination Form

The “Angels Among Us Award” was established in 2005 to honor a lady volunteer of the parish who works quietly, endlessly, unassumingly, like an angel, making the world and Holy Name of Jesus a better place.

I NOMINATE: ___________________________________

YOUR NAME: (optional) ____________________Phone #:_____________

Please, provide details why you feel this lady of the parish should be considered for the “Angel Among Us Award”: (use additional sheet if necessary)


Prior recipients:

2005 Trudy Killion (d) 2010 Rosie Sylvester 2015 Betty McElroy

2006 Frances Rudolf (d) 2011 Esther Yochum 2016 Josephine (Jo) Archer (d)

2007 Judy Strawn 2012 Alice Payne 2017 Margaret Hartman

2008 Jo Pich (d) 2013 Ruth Koers

2009 Sue Sahm 2014 Sarah Doyle

Nomination forms must be received no later than April 9th, 2018. Please return forms via collection basket, parish office, or One of the above Angels.

Mother Daughter Breakfast

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - The 66th Annual Mother/Daughter Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 6th, 2018 following the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the PLC Gym. All women, mothers, sisters, and daughters are invited to attend. Tickets for the breakfast are adults - $15.00, and children 4-12 years of age - $12.00, children age 3 and under - free.

Roncalli News

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For the past 46 years, administrative assistant Mrs. Donna Smith has greeted everyone who has visited Roncalli High School with a warm and friendly smile. In addition to her front office duties, she also has held the roles of cheerleading moderator and ticket taker at sporting events. Smith will be retiring at the end of February. All are invited to attend a reception in her honor on Friday, March 9th from 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Roncalli Media Center. If you are unable to attend, cards or notes of appreciation may be sent to the high school.

Attention All 8th Grade Parents of Future Roncalli Rebels

Earn money towards tuition through the Future Foundations Program!

Roncalli offers


families the opportunity to work events at Lucas Oil Stadium and Victory Field in order to earn money towards tuition. We are currently filling our schedules for the Indy Eleven at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field. A percentage of all money earned is also contributed to the school's Endowment. If you or any family/friends would be interested in working these events, please contact Jeff Traylor at jtraylor@roncalli.org or (317) 787-8277, ext. 203.

Roncalli Jr. Rebel Theater Camp

Please see the link below for more details


Reminder: Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2022 next fall!

As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at www.roncalli.org. To access the registration site, please click the text that reads "Complete Admission Application Online" underneath the scrolling photos. Once the application is complete and the $100 registration fee is received, you may continue the registration process. For those who have not been in a South Deanery Catholic grade school for grades seven and eight, those next steps will include scheduling an admissions interview for Saturday, January 20 (limited space available). For all others, it will be scheduling your appointment to meet with your student's counselor to create their freshman year schedule.

Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at aross@roncalli.org or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.


As CYO Wrestling Season comes to an end. Want to remind you of the opportunity to continue wrestling with Rebel Wrestling Foundation (Roncalli's Wrestling Club). Practices for Grades K-12 are on Tuesday and Thursday 4:15pm-5:30pm. All workouts are ran by RHS Head Coach Wade McClurg and his staff. Rebel Wrestling Foundation will also do some spring club competitions/meets if you are interested in getting more matches. If you are interested in joining the club please contact Coach McClurg.

Questions: Contact Coach McClurg 317-501-8306 or wrestling@roncalli.org

Summer Sports Camps

Roncalli High School will again offer many different sport camps this summer for elementary age student athletes currently in grades K-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and serve to provide fundamental instruction in each sport as well as a wonderful opportunity to have fun in a friendly and nourishing environment.

CAMPS for BOYS in 2018:


Cross Country







CAMPS for GIRLS in 2018:


Cross Country






CO-ED CAMPS in 2018:





The cost for each camp is $50 per camper/per session. Registration begins March 1

Information/Online Registration is available on the Roncalli High School website: www.roncalli.org/athletics/AthleticCamps

For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School

(788-4094 or 787-8277 ext. 263).

Wellness Committee

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

The café serves breakfast between 7:00-& 7:20 AM. There are both hot and cold options. Cost is $1.85. If your family is free or reduced for lunch, breakfast is also free or reduced @ $.30.

Breakfast at school is a great way to start your day!

Lunch and Breakfast Menu


Week 29- March 12, 2018-March 16, 2018

Monday, March 12

Hot Breakfast Choice: Grilled Egg Omelet

A) Hamburger on a bun (cheese available)

B) Hot dog on a bun

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich

Hot Side: Tri Taters

Tuesday, March 13

Hot Breakfast Choice: Apple or Cherry Frudel

A) Breaded Chicken Patty on a bun

B) Salisbury Steak

C) Salad Bar


E) Ham Sandwich

Hot Side: Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday, March 14

Hot Breakfast Choice: Waffles

A) Chicken Waffle Bites-Chicken nuggets in a waffle coating

B) Penne Pasta in Alfredo Sauce

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich

Hot Side: Green Beans

Thursday, March 15

Hot Breakfast Choice: Breakfast Pizza (sausage and gravy)

A) Meatloaf

B) Fajita chicken on flatbread

C) Salad Bar


E) Ham Sandwich

Hot Side: Brussel Sprouts

Friday, March 16

Hot Breakfast Choice: Cinnamon Buns

A) Grilled Cheese

B) Fish Nuggets

C) Salad Bar


E) Tuna Fish Sandwich

Hot Side: Tomato Soup

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.