/

1

Principal’s Report

This week has been an extremely exciting and enriching week for our students as we celebrated Catholic Schools.

Our teachers, led by Ms. Beam, put together a terrific slate of activities to help our students learn more about their faith, display their gifts and talents, and grower closer as a community – all while having a ton of fun!

The week began with our annual Mike Petzet Spaghetti Dinner and a bonus Youth Mass. Mrs. Spoerl and Mrs. Wire outdid themselves on the pasta, and the dinner was a huge success. This year’s proceeds from the event exceeded $3,000.00.

On Monday, we raised money for an impoverished Kindergarten in Kenya and enjoyed Donuts with our Deacons. We were so thrilled to have the chance to visit with the many Deacons who gave their morning to spend time with our students.

On Tuesday we watched our fourth through eighth-grade students compete to see who would represent our school at the Scripps and Diocesan Spelling Bees. Each of the contestants gave it their all, and we are so proud of them. A special congratulations to Canyon Garner our champion, and to Rowan Beck our runner-up. After the bee, students were blessed to have the opportunity for Snacks with Sisters. Thank you to the Sisters of various orders who made time to minister to our students.

Wednesday brought teacher/student switch day. The halls were filled with junior “Mr. Bs,” mini Mrs. Wilsons, and super-sized students. It was a blast.

Wednesday also brought the Geography Bee, and a visit from the Niles Family to discuss marriage and family life. We are extremely grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Niles for sharing with us how God guides work and marriage.

This year saw more than 30 students compete in the Geography Bee. With each round, our student showed their courage and their knowledge. We are extremely proud of all of our contestants, and we want to recognize our Bee winner, Brady Videll, and our runner-up, Kaleb Blansett.

Thursday we were visited by missionaries who shared their call to faith in action with our students, and students participated in the Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. These opportunities to experience fully the sacramental life of the Church are the cornerstones of Catholic education, and we are so blessed to have a faculty so committed to their faith and to the cultivation of faith in their students.

Knights always finish strong, so Catholic Schools Week closed with lunch with our Priests, and the traditional 8th grade versus Teachers volleyball match.

Working and playing together this week was a joyful and renewing experience. As we go forward, we will seek to keep the spirit of this week in our hearts as we strive to, “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Southerland

School News

Mike Petzet Memorial Spaghetti Supper – Thanks to our faculty and middle school students for hosting another tremendously successful Mike Petzet Memorial Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner. We raised enough money to continue to offer scholarships to four deserving 5th-8th grade students. Again, this year we had a wonderful time celebrating the life of an exceptional teacher and son. If you haven’t had the opportunity to contribute and would like to do so you can send a check to the school or click here to Donate.

Catholic Schools Week – Thank you to everyone who participated in our Catholic Schools Week Activities. We hope everyone has taken a moment to reflect on the importance of Catholic Schools and importance of the commitment you have made to have your student at a Catholic School. Please see the flyer at the end of this newsletter listing a dozen reasons to choose Catholic Schools.

Parent Volunteers – Any parent who wants to volunteer for the school and work with the children, including driving for field trips, needs to complete a volunteer packet, complete a “Virtus” training class and be approved. Go to the VIRTUS website, click on registration to register for the “Protecting God’s Children for Adults.” We have several field trips coming up in the next few months and will need volunteers to drive.

Spirit WearClick here to order Spirit Tee Shirts. The next order will go in on February 4th, don’t delay get your shirts ordered today. House shirts are also available for students 3rd-8th for your assigned house. If you have outgrown yours or just need another you can order, them through the above link. Other Spirit Wear and outerwear items such as jackets, sweaters, etc… can be purchased through Lands’ End. Use preferred School Number: 900128273 to access our logo.

Campus Ministry – Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet – Join us in the Chapel before you pick up your students on Friday, February 9th from 3:00-3:10 to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the God’s love and mercy to reign in our school, our families, our nation and our world.

Athletic News – Track Sign Ups: Track conditioning will begin soon. Anybody 3rd-8th grade who wants to sign up for track please email Mrs. Wilson Meaghan.wilson@myhfcs.org with your name, grade, and shirt size.

Home & School News – Uniform Exchange: If your students have outgrown uniforms or just need additional items, please come by and look through the uniform exchange to see if we have items you can use. We are currently in need of pants hangers for the exchange. If your students have borrowed a belt from the office, please return it as soon as possible as we currently have no belts to lend to older students. If you have gently used belts that your students have outgrown please consider donating them to the office.

February 1, 2018 Boulder Beat