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- Jan. 5 – Hall of Honor nominations due
- Jan. 7–Feb. 27 – Little Eagles Wrestling Club Session 2
- Jan. 29 – Eagles Give Day
- Feb. 2, 8–11 a.m. – Holy Family Music, Art & Waffle Breakfast at Wahlert Catholic High School
Holy Family News:
Parish Advent Opportunities
This year, Holy Family is actively searching for opportunities to support the vibrancy of our parish communities by encouraging family involvement. In place of our annual Advent Night gathering, we have chosen to use our resources to urge families to become involved in parish life. Our parishes offer an abundance of ways to be involved at this time of year, whether it be service-related, reconciliation, or other avenues to Encounter Christ as we joyfully anticipate the celebration of His birth.
>>Find Parish Advent Opportunities Listed Here
Holy Family Hall of Honor – Make your Nominations
The Holy Family Catholic Schools Hall of Honor was established to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to their work, their community, and to the Holy Family Catholic School community. We are proud to continue this tradition each year as we highlight the accomplishments and service of those who strive to make an impact professionally and personally. The four categories for nominations include:
- Professional Achievement Award
- Holy Family Catholic Schools Service Award
- Outstanding Service Award
- Rising Young Alumni Award
>> Nominate someone by Jan. 5 at holyfamilydbq.org/hallofhonor.
Golden Eagles Wrestling Club
Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman wrestling. Fall / Winter Training Schedule 2019-2020:
Session 2: Jan. 7 – Feb. 27, 2020
* When school is canceled for weather, practice will also be canceled.
Schedule: Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:00–7:15 p.m.
Age: K–8th grade
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Wrestling room
Cost: $60 per session, or $100 for both. Sibling discount – buy one get one 50% off
How to Join: Fill out a waiver and show up for practice. Sign in each day before practice. Attendance prizes will be awarded at the end of the year pizza party. Each practice attended gives you an additional chance to win at the end of the year drawing for a number of prizes including a game counsel of your choice.
Curriculum: This session will include Folkstyle techniques, tactics, and training. The practices will contain a mixture of technique, live wrestling, as well as strength, conditioning, and gymnastic exercises.
Meet the Coaches:
- Wil Kelly – Wrestled at Wartburg College and U of Iowa
- Brit Barstow – Wrestled at Wartburg College
- Dan Wagner – Wrestled at the University of Dubuque
Questions: Contact coach Kelly 319-504-3008 – Texts are great otherwise
call after 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.
20-21 Elementary Transition Resource Page
Holy Family has created a webpage that will serve as a hub for up-to-date transition resources for families at each of our elementary schools, including important information and dates, upcoming events, and frequently asked questions. The webpage will be updated as new information becomes available and as developments occur. These developments will also be shared through other communication channels such as email and social media.
>> Visit the Transition Resources page
Still not sure about this "STO" thing?
It’s simple. If you file an Iowa income tax return, your contributions to the Our Faith STO receive a 65% tax credit. That means for every $1000 you donate, you receive an Iowa income tax credit of $650. Thus, a $1000 contribution reduces your Iowa tax liability by a whopping $650 AND the gift may qualify as a charitable contribution on your federal income tax return. And that gift you made? It helps makes a Catholic education affordable for every child. The available Iowa tax credits are filling up fast so visit www.OurFaithSto.org or call the Archdiocese of Dubuque at 800-876-3546 ext. 219 or 307 to learn more.
>>Visit OurFaithSto.org or call the Archdiocese of Dubuque at 800-876-3546 ext. 219 or 307 to learn more.
Personalized Learning Q&A
To support a greater understanding of Holy Family's unique personalized learning philosophy and academic vision, our summer Personalized Learning Q&A series addressed frequently asked questions and common misconceptions. Here we'll share some of the questions we've frequently heard our answers. As always, our school principals are happy to chat if you have further questions about personalized learning at Holy Family!
Is Personalized Learning Online Learning?
No, personalized learning at Holy Family is not online learning.
The human element of education is alive and well in Holy Family's personalized learning classrooms! Teachers deliver lessons through group and individual instruction, and students collaborate with peers to enhance their learning experience.
Holy Family uses a web-based learning management system called the Summit Learning Platform to support teacher instruction and student learning. While the platform provides teachers and parents with a day-to-day picture of student progress and access to a vast library of learning resources, it is not an algorithm-based learning system.
Through mentoring, teacher and peer feedback, and robust hands-on project work, our students will be more educationally nourished than they could ever be working in an online-only learning environment. What's more, through intentional reflection and real-world experiences that are woven into the fabric of our curriculum, our students will be challenged to put their faith into action, sharing their God-given gifts in the world.