Holy Name Highlights

March 23, 2018

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Note From The Principal's Desk

Greetings Giants!

We have officially begun the 4th quarter! We have so many things to celebrate at Holy Name including the great things that our students are doing! This week, we started a new way of “catching” students doing great things – things that go above and beyond our expectations. Called “Giant Examples of the Spirit” tickets, any adult in the building can recognize any student identifying what Gift of the Holy Spirit was being modeled. These are given to the student’s teacher to be recognized, displayed, and celebrated throughout the week. Then, on Friday, each teacher will choose one student to be recognized on the announcements. They will come to the office and can choose a small prize and have their picture taken (see the picture for today)! You have blessed us with so many amazing young people here and we just want to find ways to celebrate them!

Next week we begin Holy Week. As we reflect on the Passion of Jesus next week, we remain thankful for the unending love and mercy of God. We only have one all school Mass next week as there will not be Mass on Holy Thursday. Also, just a reminder that we are dismissing on Good Friday at 11:30.

Have a blessed weekend!

Mr. Kitchens

Picture Of The Day

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*Not pictured: Quinn Sparks

Dick's Sporting Goods

Enjoy a 20% discount on a single transaction at any Dick's Sporting Goods in the Indianapolis area Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 in appreciation of your support of the Catholic Youth Organization. Click HERE for coupon.

Dates to Remember

March 25th- Easter Egg Hunt *Revised Date

March 25th-April 1st- Holy Week

March 30th - Good Friday - 11:30 Dismissal

March 28th - Living Way Of The Cross - 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

April 2nd- Easter Monday- No School

Spring Break - April 6th - 13th.

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Chow With The Cow Results

Holy Name Families raised $274.81 during our Chick Fil A Chow With The Cow Event. Great job, Giants!

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.

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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


We are moving the end of year Musicale concert to Tuesday, May 15th

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

Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday May 15th at 1:00pm

Performance: Tuesday May 15th 7:00pm

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

Location: JCPC

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Living Way Of The Cross

Please join us March 28th for The Living Way Of The Cross. This is a solemn Holy Name tradition, put on by our 8th grade students. There will be 2 performances, 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. in the church.
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Annual PTO Spring Flower Sale

Please see link below for more details!


Easter Egg Hunt

Due to the snow forecast for Saturday the Easter Egg Hunt has been moved to this Sunday, March 25 at 1 pm. Please join us for games, the Bunny and indoor egg hunting! Questions can be directed to Jennifer Kedra 317-258-0422

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BOGO Book Fair

Save the date! Our Spring Book Fair will be May 1st - May 5th


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.


Little Giants Basketball

Saturday is the last game day!


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.


CYO City Champion (144lb) - Andrew Stuck

3rd Place (102lb) - Jimmy Stuck

Roncalli News

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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!

Cafe News

Cafeteria low and negative balance notices emails are sent on Wednesday and Friday. Please pay and negative balances and fund your child’s account for future purchases. We would like to have all accounts current when we go on Spring Break. As always, call and/or email me with any questions @ lstevenson@holyname.cc. Thank you.

Lunch and Breakfast Menu


Week 31-March 26, 2018-March 30, 2018

Monday, March 26

Hot Breakfast Choice: Grilled Egg Omelet w/cheese with whole grain toast

A) Stuffed Buffalo Chix Stix-chicken stix stuffed with buffalo sauce & breaded

B) Split top pepperoni calzone

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich

Hot Side: Sidewinders-Crispy Twisted French Fries

Tuesday, March 27

Hot Breakfast Choice: Apple or Cherry Freudel

A) Chicken Nuggets

B) Lasagna Rollup-lasagna noodles, mozzarella, percorino & romano cheeses w/ricotta rolled in marinara sauce

C) Salad Bar


E) Ham Sandwich

Hot Side: Prince Edward Blend Vegetables

Wednesday, March 28

Hot Breakfast Choice: Breakfast Pizza (sausage and gravy)

A) Walking Taco

B) Hot and Spicy chicken patty

C) Salad Bar


E) Turkey Sandwich

Hot Side: Corn

Thursday, March 29

Hot Breakfast Choice: Mini Whole Grain Waffles

A) Bosco Stix w/marinara sauce

B) Pork chop shaped patty on a bun

C) Salad Bar


E) Ham Sandwich

Hot Side: Carrots

Friday, March 30 -Good Friday

Hot Breakfast Choice: Cinnamon Buns

A) Mini Pancakes

B) Egg Omelet

C) No Salad Bar


E) Tuna Fish Sandwich

Hot Side: Tri Taters

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.