All the School News You Need

This is your one-stop for all school news.  Start by checking the Holy Family news below for system-wide updates and Personalized Learning news. Then, select your school(s) from the menu above to find all the news you need to know in one convenient spot.

Holy Family News:

Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec. 24–Jan. 2  – Christmas break
  • Jan. 1 – Quick Cash Raffle tickets go on sale
  • Jan. 17 – Personalized Learning Parent Possible 12:00-12:30 p.m. OR 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the Mazzuchelli 6th-grade wing.
  • Jan. 21 – No School, teacher in-service
  • Jan. 27  – Rock the Rafters Dance Camp and Showcase
  • Jan. 27–Feb. 2  – Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan. 29  – Eagles Give Day
  • Feb. 26 – Personalized Learning Parent Academy #3, 6:30–7:00 p.m. in the Wahlert cafeteria


Get Ready for the Quick Cash Raffle!

Last year, we introduced the Quick Cash Raffle, and we're excited to bring it back for Circle 2019.

Tickets will go on sale, starting Jan. 1.  Proceeds raised by the raffle allow us to take immediate action on the priority needs of our schools. It supports our talented teachers and equips tomorrow's leaders with the education they'll need for a successful future.

A total of $35,000 in prizes will be given away. Make the most of your chances to win by buying your tickets early and be entered into all EIGHT Quick Cash drawings.  The first drawing will take place at 3 p.m. on Feb. 18 – tune in LIVE on the Holy Family Facebook page(Tickets must be purchased by 2 p.m. on drawing days to be entered.)

Tickets will be distributed to families following Christmas break, or they can be purchased online (checking account and routing number required, starting Jan. 1).

Get ready for some fun and excitement! Click here to learn more about the Quick Cash Raffle.


2019 Rock the Rafters Dance Camp & Showcase

Does your son or daughter love to dance and have fun? Then the 2019 Rock the Rafters Dance Camp and Showcase is the place to be!

Join the Wahlert Dance Team members for a day filled with fun and dance. Participants will attend our dance camp on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the school gym from 12:00–2:30 p.m. At the camp, each participant will learn a dance taught by the members of the Wahlert Dance Team, play games, receive a t-shirt, and eat pizza! Registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 8, to guarantee a t-shirt.  Check the eBulletinBoard for a flyer with more details!


Do you Volunteer in your child's classroom? Do you drive on field trips?
There's a NEW Safe Environment Training required for all Parent Volunteers.

The Archdiocese of Dubuque takes seriously its call to provide the safest possible environment for all of our young people.  As part of that call, we provide information to parents to help them and all of us to be more informed of the issues and topics related to the abuse of children. It is our sincere hope that by partnering together we can continually provide the safest possible environment for all our young people to grow into healthy, Christ-filled adults.

We invite you to view the Catholic Mutual Group Training “Safe Haven - It's Up to You”  videos that all employees and volunteers in the Archdiocese are required to complete.

As a parent you are invited to access these videos by following these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Register for a new account
  3. Select your school or parish location
  4. Select Role of “Volunteer”
  5. Select Participation as “Parent”
  6. Start the Training, “Safe Haven Training for Parents - Dubuque”
  7. Register your account

Parents who view the videos through the “Parent” section will not be required to have a background check.  Parents who wish to be a parish/school volunteer, averaging over an hour a week, are asked to participate as “Volunteer” (step 5 above) as this will automatically prompt you through the initial background check process.


Holy Family Early Childhood is Hiring!

Holy Family Early Childhood is currently seeking part-time extended care associates to work after school from 2:45–5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This position supervises school-age children in the after-school program. Responsibilities will include assisting with homework, planning activities and supervising students.  Positions are available at our Resurrection, St. Anthony and St. Columbkille centers.  If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Joann O'Connell at


Holy Family Personalized Learning News & Updates:

Sixth- and seventh-graders in personalized learning have been engaging in Faith in Action experiences. The sixth-grade experiential focus is on "Care of Self" and students participated in a retreat at Loras for self-reflection and in a ropes course for team-building at Four Mounds. The seventh-grade focus is on "Care for Others" and these students focused on developing teamwork and collaboration skills through the ropes course as well. Seventh-grade students also made trips to the recycling center and landfill to widen perspectives on how caring for the earth is caring for others, too. Enjoy the photos!

Please mark your calendars for the following personalized learning events:

Parent Academy #3: How to Support My Child in Personalized Learning
February 26, 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the Wahlert cafeteria. Parents of all students in personalized learning students are welcome to join!

Parent Possible - parent group to connect, collaborate, and improve our personalized learning program experience. First meeting: January 17, from 12:00-12:30 p.m. OR 6:00-6:30 p.m. Meetings will be held in a Mazzuchelli 6th-grade classroom.

As always, I welcome your questions. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Lisa Krapfl
Director of Personalized Learning


Personalized Learning Insider, third edition:

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Contact Us

Holy Family Catholic Schools
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456