Holy Name Highlights

September 27, 2019

From The Principal's Desk

As you know, Oktoberfest is next Friday and Saturday, October 4-5! Due to set-up for Oktoberfest, we will have altered arrival procedures on Wednesday and Thursday next week. We will also have altered 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 and/or dismissal on Monday, October 7 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 4.

ARRIVAL (October 2-3, and possibly Monday, October 7)

• 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!

DISMISSAL (October 1, 2, 3, and possibly Monday, October 7)

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

3:15- 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 at Oktoberfest!


Amy Wright


Upcoming Events

Oct. 4- No School

Oct 4-5- Oktoberfest

Oct. 9, 10, 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences- 1:30 dismissal.

Oct. 14-18- Fall Break

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be taking place on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10. Teachers will be available at the following times:

  • Grades PK-5: Families have scheduled times with classroom teachers. Please check with your child’s teacher if you need a reminder of your time.
  • Grades 6-8: Middle School teachers will be available in the gym on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10 from 1:30-7:00pm for conferences. They will have a dinner break and will be unavailable from 5:00-5:40 each day.
  • Special Areas: Special Area teachers will be available in their classrooms on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10 from 1:30-5:00pm. Mrs. Stebing (technology) will only be available on Thursday because she will also be having conferences at her other school.

If you wish to meet with a teacher, and are unable to make the above time frames, please contact the teacher directly via email.

Girls Basketball Spirit Wear

Please see the links below to order your spirit wear. Anyone can order, not just basketball players! Orders due Oct. 3rd.



Save The Date!

Grand Adult Day will be on Tuesday, November 12th. More information will be shared soon!

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Substitute Teachers Needed

Holy Name School is looking for substitute teachers for the 2019-20 school year. We accept Licensed and Non-licensed applicants for all grades but especially for Middle School. If interested please contact the school office at 317-784-9078. (Experience Preferred)

In Home Daycare Provider

In-Home Daycare is available for Holy Name Parishioners and School families seeking a Catholic Christian option for childcare located 3 minutes from Holy Name. If interested, please call Lisa Teney at 317-650-7819.

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Oktoberfest is our parish festival and will be on October 4 & 5, 2019. Parish festivals require a lot of volunteers to be successful. Please consider volunteering in an area that you feel utilizes your individual gifts and talents, which greatly benefits our parish and school. It is a rewarding experience to volunteer alongside your fellow parishioners and is a great way to meet new people. We ask that each school family either buy or sell at least one Oktoberfest Raffle Ticket no matter how many students that you have at Holy Name School. Raffle tickets are $100. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold! You can also check with friends and family and go in together to buy a ticket. Each family who buys or sells at least one ticket will get an entire week out of uniform during the week of Oktoberfest for all of their students. Raffle tickets can be purchased through the School office.

If you are having trouble selling a ticket, please call Lisa Teney for leads. 317-650-7819

Oktoberfest Sign Up Genius

The Holy Name Oktoberfest is only a success with everyone's help! Volunteering at the event is fun and a really great way to get to know other school and church families. The link to the Oktoberfest Volunteer Sign-up Genius is now posted on the Holy Name Oktoberfest website at https://www.holyname.cc/oktoberfest, or directly at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA728A3FB6-holy1.


Oktoberfest volunteers are still needed -- especially in the Food and Kids Zone areas on Saturday night. We currently only have about half of the number of volunteers needed to run a successful event. Please prayerfully consider signing up to volunteer today!

The Oktoberfest Kids Zone is also in need of candy donations. Please send any candy donations to the school or parish offices (labelled for the Oktoberfest) by this coming Thursday, October 3.

Also, please be aware that there will be no tickets necessary for any of the Oktoberfest Kids Zone activities at this year's event. Instead, wristbands will be sold for $15/one night, or $25/two nights. Wristbands will give kids unlimited turns in the outdoor bounce houses, game truck, and school playground. No wristbands will be needed to play the kids' games that are part of the Health & Safety Fair; however, wristbands will be needed to win prizes. Wristbands are not available in advance of the event (such an option in the past only resulted in many lost wristbands!), but they can be purchased during the event at the Ofest Ticket Booth.

Food Committee

The Oktoberfest Food Committee is in need of large electric roasters for our upcoming festival on October 4-5. Please consider letting us borrow yours for this huge event! The sizing would need to be greater than 18 quarts (22 quarts would be preferable). You can drop these off, labeled with your name and phone number, to the Parish Office, the School Office, or after Mass to anyone selling tickets or t-shirts. Prior to dropping it off, please contact Robin Prendergast at 317-443-6855. You will be contacted after the Oktoberfest to have your roaster returned to you. Thank you in advance for your support!

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National Catholic Youth Conference

Every other year, 20,000+ Catholic young people and their chaperones come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. This year’s conference will be held November 21-23 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. As the host diocese, we need 1000 volunteers throughout the three days to serve in a variety of roles. A complete list of volunteer needs including descriptions, requirements, shifts and times can be found at: www.NCYC.info/volunteer.

Cooking Club and Cooking Class

Sharing and Caring In Extended Care

Extended Care is a pre-pay program. Please check your child’s balance and pay accordingly.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us!


Mrs. Miller

Extended Care Director

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We Still Need Room Parents!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to be a room parent! We are still short on room parents for PK3, 3rd, 6th and 8th grades. Many of the staff are being room parents for each other, so we need enough volunteers to cover the classrooms. Everyone who volunteered for the school year should have been contacted by Lisa Rizzi by email. If you have not heard from her, your message may have been lost in the shuffle between Jupiter, the office and Lisa. Please contact her at Lisarizzi@hotmail.com or 317–441–4068. Thank you for supporting your Giants!

Box Tops For Education

Box Tops for Education is a major fundraiser for Holy Name School. If you haven't noticed yet, the clippable Box Tops are being replaced by images that remind you to scan your receipt. NOTE: You need to download the App and only have 14 days to scan your receipt. It is super easy! 1. Download 2. Choose Holy Name School (easiest to find by searching by zip code 46107) 3. Scan receipt. You can scan all receipts, whether you think purchased select products or not. It will automatically calculate and add the earning to Holy Name's account in real time. Since I didn't know this last month, I have a handful of new box tops and no receipts to prove it. If I did find my receipts, it would be too late (you only have 14 days!). Good News: Not all products have completed the Box Top transition, so for the next 2 months, it is possible to clip box top AND scan a receipt and Holy Name will earn double
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The Nurse's Corner

Attention all Pre K and Kindergarten families: We need a shot record on file for you student. Please send it in or fax it to us, 317-788-3616.



If your student is taking any prescription or non prescription medication we need the proper form on file and the medication sent to school. Please contact Mrs. Pittman with any questions or concerns you have.

Thank you!

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SATURDAY, October 19th, 2019

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, October 16th, 2019 thru Thursday, October 17th, 2019 between 10:00am – 7:00pm.

**NOTE: No items will be accepted on Friday, October 18th, 2019. 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 and appliances (No TV’s, please)

· 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, October 15th starting at 6:00 pm. We will be setting up stage, tables and additional tasks. Need help during the week from Wednesday, 10/16 thru Friday, 10/8 from 10:00am – 7:30 pm. We will be sorting, folding, placing and pricing items. Help is needed during the rummage sale and for tearing down on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, starting at 8:00am and tear down at 2:30pm after the rummage sale.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Come and support your parish and school on October 19th, 2019 starting at 8:00am to 3:00pm!!! Find great bargains for yourself, your family and your neighbors and support Holy Name church and school.

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

Dates to remember:

· Set-up and pricing: Tuesday 10/15 night starting at 6:00 pm and Wednesday, 10/16 thru Friday, 10/18 from 10:00am – 7:30 pm.

· Item drop off: Wednesday, October 16th thru Thursday, October, 17th between 10:00am – 7:00pm.

· Rummage sale: October 19th, 2019 starting at 8:00am to 3:00pm

Tear Down: Saturday, October 19th, starting at 2:30pm after the rummage sale.

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Roncalli News

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On September 27, 2019, Roncalli High School will host its 50 year homecoming celebration. At half-time during the 7:00 PM game against Brebeuf Jesuit High School, the 50th class and the 25th class will be recognized. Awards will be given for Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumni.

After the presentations, the homecoming festivities will continue under the big tent with food, drink and a live band performance by local favorite “Tastes Like Chicken.” This is an over 21 gathering, and tickets to the tent party are $10 which include food and band. Beverages will be available for purchase.

To purchase your tickets for the tent party, please contact Gary Armbruster at 317-787-8277 ext. 242 or email garmbruster@roncalli.org.

STARS Resource Program

Who: Parents of students identified with Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Emotional Disabilities and Other Health Impairments

When: Tuesday, October, 22, 2019 7:00 pm

Where: Roncalli High School Media Center

What: Learn the process for students to receive accommodations on Roncalli’s high school placement test and hear details about the STARS resource Program.

** Please bring a copy of your student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Service Plan (ISP) as well as any psychometric testing to the meeting. If unable to attend please contact: Michelle Roberts Director of Special Services mroberts@roncalli.org

Registration for elementary and middle school club wrestling is now open and you can sign-up at any time throughout the year. You can sign up during preseason practices on Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 - 5:30 PM and Sunday 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Roncalli High School Wrestling Room. The youth wrestling season will start November 5, with practices on Tuesday and Thursday (Beginners 6:00 - 6:45 PM, Advanced 6:45 - 8:00 PM), and we will have a full competition schedule. Club and CYO wrestling schedules are coordinated together and compliment each other so our athletes can participate in both programs. More details can be found on the website - rebelwrestlingfoundation.org OR contact Coach McClurg @ 317-501-8306, wrestling@roncalli.org.
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Mark your calendars! Kathy Troccoli will be performing for FREE at Roncalli on Tuesday, October 8. Two of the Roncalli choirs will be performing with her, and each south deanery school will be represented during this performance! Tickets are available in Roncalli's Main Office starting on Tuesday, September 3rd from 8 AM - 3 PM. There are limited seats, so get yours early!
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Lunch Menu


Week 9 September 30, 2019-October 4, 2019

Monday, September 30

Hot Breakfast Choice: Grilled egg omelet w/cheese

A) Hamburger 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 or bagel with crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: French Fries

Tuesday, October 1

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 or bagel with crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: Green Beans

Wednesday, October 2

Hot Breakfast Choice: Mini Whole Grain Waffles

A) Breaded Chicken Patty on a whole grain bun

B) French Bread Pizza

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich on a whole grain hoagie bun

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

Hot Side: Brussel Sprouts

Thursday, October 3

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 or bagel with crackers & yogurt

Hot Side: Mashed Potatoes

Friday, October 4

OCTOBERFEST! Enjoy the festival and your long weekend!

Wellness Committee

The wellness plan for 2019-2020 has been updated. You may find an updated copy on the website or by clicking the link below.

HN Wellness Plan 2019-2020

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.