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- December 23–31 – No School for Christmas break
Holy Family News:
Give the gift of Catholic education!
The Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO) exists solely to make a Catholic education more affordable for every child whose family income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty rate. As an Iowa taxpayer, you can help families with demonstrated financial need through a contribution to the STO. In return, you will receive an Iowa tax credit equal to 65% of your donation. The amount you contribute also may qualify as a charitable donation on a federal tax return.
To learn more visit ourfaithsto.org, call the parish or school office or call the Archdiocese of Dubuque at 800-876-3546 ext. 219.
Free K-12 School Meals to Continue Throughout the School Year
We are pleased to announce that the USDA has extended its waiver allowing all children to eat breakfast and lunch for FREE for the duration of the school year.
Current student lunch account balances will carry forward to next school year unless funds are used to purchase items in addition to the regular lunch, including ala carte items, extra milk, etc. If your student has a negative balance, we ask that you fund the account to an even or positive balance.
Beginning in the fall of 2021-2022, Holy Family will resume standard meal charges based on each family’s free/reduced/paid status.
Curbside Grab-and-Go Meals
Holy Family also provides free grab-and-go lunch and breakfast for any child under 18, including virtual learners, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (please note the adjusted time!), at Wahlert Catholic High School, 2005 Kane Street. Parents/guardians may drive-through the Wahlert circle to pick up meals on a first-come, first-served basis. The curbside meal order form will be suspended until the SFSP has ended.
If you have any questions, please contact Food Service Director Marie Miller, 563-582-5456 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Holy Family Branded Masks Available for Purchase
Have you seen these masks on our faculty and staff? Wahlert and Holy Family branded masks are available for purchase in the Holy Family Central Office, 2005 Kane Street. Masks are $7 each, cash or check only, while supplies last!
Personalized Learning Pillar 4: Faith in Action
Looking for a good book to read while you're stuck at home? Stop by the Holy Family central office at 2005 Kane St., Dubuque, to pick up a copy of Prepared by Summit Learning founder Diane Tavenner (sitting in the entryway, while supplies last!) In December 2019, Bill Gates featured Prepared on his holiday reading list.
Diane Tavenner started Summit Learning because of her personal passion to “do whatever it takes” to support all students. You’ll enjoy her perspective on education from the viewpoint of a teacher, administrator, and a mom. We think you’ll find Diane has wise words for educators and parents alike.
In sharing Prepared, we hope to help the community understand the story behind Summit Learning and how it has grown over the course of almost 20 years to become a remarkable model for schools throughout the country, including Holy Family. We hope you find a connection between Diane’s story and Holy Family’s tireless pursuit of excellence, as we work to ensure our students are Prepared for a fulfilled life.
If you enjoy the book, please share it with a friend!
Read Bill Gates' review of Prepared at gatesnotes.com/Books/Prepared.