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All Saints’ Celebration on Thursday 10/30
School will close at noon on Friday, October 31st to allow for chapel-related plumbing work, so the All Saints’ Celebration will now be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th. Students should wear their uniforms to school and will change into their costumes at lunchtime. Your child should bring a bag to collect candy in. We recommend parents bring at least 250 pieces of candy to distribute. Little siblings are welcome to attend!
Ladybugs Feast on Warthogs in Annual Pigskin Classic
The annual Ladybug – Warthog football game was held under blue skies last Friday in front of a record setting crowd of students, alumni and parents.
The Warthogs, who signed former Ladybug head coach Mr. Spence as a free agent during the off season, entered the game confident they could squish their opponents.
But former Ladybug standout player and now first-year coach Mr. Zlatos (HFA ’10) vowed that the Ladybugs would make the Warthogs squeal.
In a hard fought game that saw both teams move the ball up an down the field, the Ladybugs pulled away in the last quarter to record a 34-18 victory!
After the game, families enjoyed a fantastic spaghetti dinner organized by the booster club.
Order Your Yankee Candles Online!
Back by popular demand, the Booster Club is once again offering Yankee Candles!
Do you have out of town family or friends who use Yankee candles or might like to purchase some as gifts? They can now order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and all they need to do is enter our group code 990058024 where it says “start shopping.”
Please do let them know that this convenient way to shop is available to them now and not only will they get great quality candles they will also be helping Holy Family, which will receive 40% of all sales!
Please hurry, this is a limited time offer!
Vendeens Soccer This Week
The high school boys soccer team continued its winning ways, improving to 4-0 with two shutout victories over Saint Michael’s and one over Randolph Macon Academy. The team was backstopped by junior goalie Andrew R. and a strong defense, which has yet to give up a goal this season.
Paul Dow led the team with 6 goals during this three-game stretch, followed by Josh Mead, who will miss the next month with an ankle injury, with 3. Dominic Santschi and Anthony Storey each netted 2 goals, while Luis Ramirez and Declan Clune had 1 each. In addition, Daniel Mead, Eddie K. and Isaac Belleville scored their first high school goals.
Congratulations to the team for a great start to the season!
The high school Vendéens next take the field on Friday against Seton’s JV at Valley View.
Meanwhile, the junior high team lost a hard fought contest to Chelsea and a close 1-0 game to Seton on a penalty kick. The junior high looks to get back into the win column this week with games today and Thursday against Holy Family of Dale City and Manassas Christian at Valley View.
Holy Family Academy Receives National Recognition!
I am happy to share some exciting news with you . . .
This morning The Cardinal Newman Society announced that Holy Family Academy has been recognized as a School of Excellence by the prestigious Catholic Education Honor Roll!
This national award reflects Holy Family’s commitment to faithfully delivering a classical high school education to our students, and is truly an honor!
Congratulations to our founders, Dr. and Mrs. Belleville, our dedicated teachers, the many priests who come to share the Faith with our students, and so many volunteers who work so hard to make Holy Family such a special place.
In its national press release, the Newman Society noted:
Honor Roll schools receiving [the School of Excellence] designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs, [as well as] excellence in academics. This year seventy-one schools received the honor of being named as a School of Excellence….
The common trait [they share] is an institutional commitment to providing a truly integrated and faithful Catholic education across all disciplines and in all areas of student activities.
The 2014 Schools of Excellence are located in 26 states, with the largest number (eight) located in Pennsylvania, followed by Texas and Michigan, each with six, and Virginia with five.
Holy Family participated in the Catholic Education Honor Roll for the first time this year when Mr. Cole submitted detailed answers to more than 100 questions on all aspects of our education program, from curriculum and extra-curricular activities to text books and the integration of Faith and reason.
We know that you have many options for an outstanding education at diocesan and other private schools in Northern Virginia, and while we are not officially recognized by the Arlington Diocese, we strive to provide your children with the best possible classical education, rooted in the truths of the Catholic faith.
Please know how grateful we are that you have trusted Holy Family to assist you with your children’s education.
Saint Padre Pio and the Holy Vendéen martyrs, ora pro nobis!
Your in Christ,
September Hot Lunch Dates
Tuesday, 9/16 Meatball Subs
Thursday, 9/18 Chick-Fil-A
Friday, 9/19 Pizza
Monday 9/22 Hot Dogs
Tuesday, 9/23 Meatball Subs
Thursday, 9/25 Dominoes Hot Subs
Friday 9/26 Pizza
Monday 9/29 Hamburgers
Tuesday 9/30 Meatball Subs
Thursday 10/2 Chick-Fil-A
Friday, 10/3 Pizza
Look for the October dates and a link to that month’s hot lunch form on the website in a couple of weeks!
HFA Soccer Teams Cruise to Victory
Congratulations to Holy Family’s high school and junior high soccer teams who both opened the season with shutout wins on Tuesday!
The high school team traveled to Fairfax Christian School and won a hard fought 2-0 victory. The Vendeens were led by their keeper and a strong defense. Last year’s leading scorers, Josh Mead and Paul Dow, tallied one goal each.
The junior high team, behind goals by Thomas Sanstchi (2), Jack Francis and Michael Belleville, powered past Linton Hall 4-0.
Come out to Valley View on Friday to watch the high school team take on Randolph Macon Academy at 3:30! Go Vendeens!
2014-2015 Parent and Student Handbook
Parents and Students,
Welcome back to school! The 2014-2015 Holy Family Student Handbook is available in its entirety online to help you reacquaint yourselves with our policies and procedures. (more…)