Here are some preliminary notes and reminders before the summary of the week behind and the week ahead:
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
- AUCTION NEWS – We currently estimate that the 24th HRA Gala Auction grossed about $236,000.00, making this year’s event one of the top three most successful in the school’s history. The night itself went smoothly and harmoniously. We are so grateful to everyone. Your sacrifice and generosity is greatly appreciated by everyone at HRA!
The auction committee is still working hard to wrap-up this terrific event! They ran the credit cards for purchases on Thursday. Auction contribution receipts will go out in the coming weeks. Thank you to Miss DiCiero, Mrs. Neavill, Mrs. Johannes, and Mrs. Rose for your continued hard work.
On to the Raffle! Parents are welcome to borrow raffle signs from the office when they sign up to sell raffle tickets at their parishes.
- Holy Family Cathedral would like to announce their annual Christmas Bazaar on November 5th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and a Blessing of Animals at 10:00 a.m. on the same day.
SPECIAL THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
- Klump and the 2nd Grade would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Longlet for their help with the Game Table auction project.
- The High School Faculty would like to thank HRA parent, Le, for generously providing lunch during the Don Rags on Friday.
Dress Code for Non-Uniformed School Activities
Elementary Note: Students represent the school; therefore, elementary students should dress modestly. Modesty shows respect for the human person. Elementary students are encouraged to speak with their classroom teacher about what modesty includes.
“Teaching modesty to children and adolescents means awakening in them respect for the human person.” (CCC 2524) While the forms of modesty vary in each culture and climate, it is acknowledged that social norms can be an insufficient standard in a fallen world. HRA therefore concretely outlines the expectations for modest dress, which is expected at all school related activities, whether or not students are required to be in uniform.
(A detailed guide to assist you in selecting and fitting clothing can be found on
Page 38 of the Upper School Student Planner/Handbook)
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
MONDAY 10/17: Morning Assembly in St. Dominic’s Hall – Miss Neumayr made the following announcements:
- Students were reminded to attend to the details of the uniform guidelines. Shoe laces for gym & recess shoes may be white, gray, or black. Skirts for all girls are to cover the knees. Students are to come to school with neatly combed hair every day. High School boys are to shave daily.
- Over the next two weeks, classes will practice Lockdown procedures for the playgrounds, chapel, and St. Dominic’s Hall.
- Miss Neumayr addressed the news from the last Weekly Update and gave a preview of the week to come.
MONDAY 10/17: Miss Neumayr would like to thank everyone who attended the Post-season Soccer Meeting. It was very productive and insightful.
TUESDAY 10/18: Fr. Brosamer offered the Elementary Mass in the JPII Chapel for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Dawn Bennett. Thank you Fr. Brosamer. We also thank the following people for their particular help in the Mass:
Altar Servers: Joshua Fouch (5th) and Isaac Grandel (5th)
Readers: Maria Koop (6th) and Miguel Reyes (6th)
TUESDAY-THURSDAY 10/18-20: Upper School students were dismissed at Noon each day and students attended High School Don Rags with their parents in the afternoons. Don Rags went very well and we thank all the high school families for making the time to join us. They have been very productive. We hope that the areas of growth mentioned at the Don Rags will inspire the high school students to new heights in the coming weeks and months.
WEDNESDAY 10/19: High School students took the PSAT in St. Dominic’s Hall in place of their morning classes. The new format of the PSAT takes about four hours. We commend the 9th – 11th grade students for their fortitude.
THURSDAY 10/20: Fr. Manzano said Mass for the Upper School Mass in the JPII Chapel. Thank you Fr. Manzano. We also thank the following people for their particular help in the Mass:
Altar Servers: Mikael Hiliario (7th) and Justin Persson (10th)
Readers: Mitchell Marquez (8th) and Noah Cruz (7th)
THURSDAY 10/20: Grades K-12 were dismissed at Noon for High School Don Rags and Lower School Parent/Teacher Conferences. It was a pleasure to meet with parents and students individually. All the meetings have been very helpful.
FRIDAY 10/21: Lower School and High School teachers met with families for a full day of conferences and don rags. We thank all the families who braved the weather and the roads to attend the conferences and don rags. We are happy to reschedule those few families who were unable to make their appointments because of traffic and poor road conditions.
FRIDAY 10/21: First Snow of the School Year!
While waiting for her Parent/Teacher Conference, Riley Smith (6th) made a snow man in front of the school. Riley moved here from Florida over the summer and this is her Alaskan snowfall.
SATURDAY 10/22: The 9th&10th Grade Boys are hosting an Upper School Bonfire Social on campus from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Thank you to Miss DiCiero, Mr. Mason, and Mr. Taylor for agreeing to be chaperones.
HRA KNIGHTS – SPORTS PAGE
*The results of the weekend volleyball tournament will be announced at the Monday Assembly.
THE WEEK TO COME
MONDAY 10/24: Morning Assembly in St. Dominic’s Hall at 8:00 a.m.
MONDAY 10/24: 7th & 8th Grades will take the SCANTRON Math test during 1st Period.
TUESDAY 10/25: 7th & 8th Grades will take the SCANTRON Language Arts test during their English classes.
TUESDAY 10/25: Faculty Appreciation Luncheon with an Italian theme. – Please contact Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Tiwari if you would like to contribute as a part of your Share Hour commitment.
TUESDAY 10/25: There will be a representative from Prince William Sound Community College speaking to the High School during Homeroom.
TUESDAY 10/25: High School Girls Volleyball will play at Wasilla Lake Christian School at 5:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 10/26: Upper School Special Schedule A – Students will have all six of their academic classes before Homeroom and go to the All Saints rehearsal in the afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 10/26: Pizza Day
WEDNESDAY 10/26: K-12 rehearsal for the All Saints Festival in St. Dominic’s Hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 10/26: Faculty Meeting 3:30-5:00 p.m.
THURSDAY 10/27: 7th & 8th Grades will take the SCANTRON Reading test during 4th Period.
THURSDAY 10/27: All School Mass with Fr. Manzano in St. Dominic’s Hall at 9:45 a.m.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY 10/27-28: Miss Neumayr will be out of town, attending the wedding of her oldest Godson.
FRIDAY 10/28: Upper School Joseph Day – Students need to wear their gym uniforms for Community Service. *Students should bring their coats, hats, and gloves in case there are assigned to be outside for Community Service.
FRIDAY 10/28: 7th & 8th Grades will take the SCANTRON make-ups and then participate in campus stewardship when they have finished.
FRIDAY 10/28: Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences from 1-3 p.m. – Middle School teachers will open their classrooms to parents who wish to discuss their child’s performance during the First Quarter. (This is the second and last day Middle School conferences are being offered.)
UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS
- The All Saints Festival will take place on Monday, October 31st from 1-3 p.m. in St. Dominic’s Hall
- THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST IN HONOR OF ALL SAINTS DAY.
- 4th-6th Grade SCANTRON testing November 7th-11th.
- The installation of Archbishop-elect Paul Dennis Etienne will be Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral. (This is a diocesan event, not a school event.)
- Class Pictures and portrait retakes on Tuesday, November 15th. **Students intending to retake their portraits on November 15th must bring their original pictures with them to have their pictures retaken.**
- The High School Retreat will be Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th at St. Theresa’s Camp in Wasilla. This retreat is a mandatory event for high school students. Please make appropriate plans for the students to be gone all of Thrusday and most of Friday. This is the most important activity we do for our high school students, other than the weekly Mass. Please prioritize this wonderful time for your child.
- There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.