The PBIS program was implemented to encourage good behavior of our students here at HFCS. During the school year, positive behavior is observed and the student is given a Cardinal Card from a teacher or staff member for demonstrating their safe, respectful, responsible and Christ-like behavior. The ticket is then placed, by the student, in a jar in front of the school office. Each month we draw individual winners at the PBIS assembly. Winners for the month of February are:
Gray G, Grade 3. Nina S, Grade 3. Malia K, Grade 3. Elia M, Grade 1. Jessica R, Grade 1. Nolan A, Grade 7. Max M won the individual Sportsmanship award. Classroom award winners are nominated by the staff based on the obervance of positive class behavior. Grade 6 won the Hallway Angels award and Grade 8 won the Kindness Candle. Grade 3 won the PE Sportsmanship award. Congratulations!
In my fall update, I said how excited I was for a little snow this winter. Be careful what you wish for! This has been the most unbelievable beginning to winter. So far we have had 8 days of no school, due to snow. I will let you know the updated calendar as soon as the superintendent gives recommendations and then approval. Thank you for your patience and I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful, although over abundance of snow.
Energy Savings for Families
During the last Green Team meeting we were discussing energy conservation and we came across a website that will help your families save water and energy! Click on The Energy Trust of Oregon and fill in a very short questionnaire and you will receive gratis:
Green TeamCheck out the photo album to enjoy the fun we had.
A registration packet is available online for current families. This packet is for CURRENT FAMILIES ONLY. The registration information can be found here.
The Kindergarten through fifth grades attended OMSI's React-O-Blast Assembly. This assembly showcased various experiments that proved bubbles, color change, energy change, and explosions fall under the same category of chemical reactions. Our engaged learners were fascinated the entire time. We are blessed to have such learning opportunities available for our students!
HFCS is a community of faith-filled, engaged learners. The Leadership Team led the school's Pennies for Those in Need Campaign during Catholic Schools' Week. They informed each class of the campaign's purpose and their role in helping serve those at St. Andre Bessette in SW Portland.
Each class met their 100% goal and went well above it. Our eighth grade class raised $1,000 alone, setting a new class record for this campaign. We are so proud of all of our students for participating and helping Those in Need at St. Andre Bessette! Thank you to our eight grade representatives--Sam, Lillian, Maggie, Maddie, Grace I., Grace W., and Lilly--who took extra time to update our donations on the beautifully created bar graph.
Way to go, HFCS!
Thursday was a special day! Our Grandparents' Tea began with a Paraliturgy. The eighth graders shared beautiful memories of their times with their grandparents and special friends. It was then time for our HFCS students to tour their guests around the school and to enjoy delicious sandwiches and yummy treats at the Tea. A special thank you goes out to our PTO President Alanna Goodwin and the many parents who volunteered to make this event absolutely remarkable!
The fourth and fifth graders participated in the National Geographic Bee. We are so proud of the ten fourth and fifth grade finalists: Delainy, Gabriel, Tanner, Grant, Julia, Madalena, Niko, Luke, Madison, and Graham.
Tanner, Grade 4, was named HFCS's Champion of the 2017 National Geographic Bee. Congratulations!
As a community of faith-filled learners, Holy Family Catholic School students and staff pray for peace in our world every day. The downstairs bulletin board titled “The Wreath of Peace” was created by our student body to reflect this. Mrs. Mitchoff, our Art teacher, informs us that each student painted three leaves to contribute to the wreath. The students painted their lightest value, and wrote an answer to the question ‘What does peace mean to you?’ In addition, each art class is represented by a dove on the board. Every student designed and wrote their name on a feather on their class’ dove, representing each student as part of the whole community.
The seventh graders hosted Circle of Life last Friday. This was a wonderful opportunity for our faith-filled learners to get to know our parishioners, and vice versa. A fun time was had by all!
The fourth and seventh grade classes volunteered to fill a backpack to feed those in need in our community. They are living out the Catholic Social Teaching, Rights and Responsibilities. The Catholic Spirit defines it as:
"Every person has a fundamental right to life — the right that makes all other rights possible. Each person also has a right to the conditions for living a decent life — food, health care, housing, education and employment. We have a corresponding duty to secure and respect these rights for others and to fulfill our responsibilities to our families, to each other and to our larger society."
As faith-filled learners, we help and respect all life. One way we can show our understanding of this Social Teaching is by participating in Backpack for Kids. Our students are called to serve. Thank you to the Fourth & Seventh Grade students & families for helping us make a difference.