Holy Ghost News



From the Principal's Office:


January 11, 2019,


Holy Ghost Families,

Coming home with your students today is the registration form for the 2019-2020 school year.  These are very important in helping plan for next year.

Just a reminder, it is that time of year again. Influenza A & B and colds are back. If your student is showing signs and symptoms of these please allow them recovery time at home. That extra day from school can help them recover more quickly and keep everyone else healthy!

Also, please see below an introduction from our new social worker here at Holy Ghost, Kate Burke.


Mr. Todd Wessels, Principal








Hello Holy Ghost Families!


A new position has been created at Holy Ghost Elementary School to assist families with needs they have.  I am the new School Social Worker for Holy Ghost. My name is Kate Burke. I have a husband, Aaron and four daughters, Grace, Lucy, Ava and Clare.  I am originally from Dubuque, but have moved around Iowa several times over the last ten years doing social work. I have a bachelor's degree in social work and am currently pursuing my masters in school counseling.  


I absolutely love working with children and families.  My hope is for you reach out to me if you have a need at home.  I want to help all of the students and families at Holy Ghost be successful.  Some things I can help with would be assistance applying for tuition assistance at Holy Family, finding resources for behavioral or  mental health for your children, finding and applying for daycare assistance or help with communicating with DHS workers or other outside professionals.  I want to serve as an advocate for Holy Ghost families and children.


If your child is struggling with a behavior, attendance, mental health or other things, I might be contacting you so that we can work as a team for the success of your child.


Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.  I am here for you.


Kate Burke kburke@holyfamilydbq.org 563-556-1511



No School: Monday, January 21st and Friday, February 1st





Upcoming Events:

The entire month's events can be viewed on the Holy Ghost School website calendar



Parent Association News:

January Movie Night is scheduled for Friday the 18th from 6-8:00 pm. Hope to see you there!



Early Childhood News:

Open House, Thursday, Jan. 17, 4:30–6:oo p.m.

Holy Ghost Early Childhood center is hosting an open house on Thursday, Jan 17, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Learn about our FREE four-year-old pre-K, three-year-old preschool, and childcare services.  Early Childhood registration for 2018–2019 is open now, so current families do not need to wait for the open house to register. Forms are available for download here on the website, contact your center director for more information.

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2981 Central Ave., Dubuque IA 52001 | {view on map}

Phone: (563) 556-1511
Fax: (563) 556-4768

Principal: Todd Wessels

School Hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m.–3:45 p.m.