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  • Gently Used Clothing Drive on July 15

    The Helping Hands Club will hold their 8th Annual Gently Used Clothing Drive on Saturday, July 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. This drive helps families in the community find affordable summer and back-to-school clothing for their children. No prices are set, but donations are gratefully accepted; these donations are then donated to the parish SOS fund to help other families in need. New and gently used closing donations for infants, children and teens will be accepted at all Holy Family Masses the weekends of July1-2 and July 8-9. Holy Family School and parish students who would like to help sort clothes in the church parking lot on the morning of the sale, should contact by email either Kathi or Robin. Thank you!

  • Holy Family Cross Country sign-ups almost here

    Sign-ups for the 2017 Holy Family Cross Country Team are just around the corner; on  Sunday, June 25 and Sunday, July 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. next to the Holy Family Gym under the Playground Pavilion. Holy Family School and Holy Family Church children who are going into grades Kindergarten through 8th are welcome to join. Click here for more information, or contact Coach Linda Karavitch by phone at 610-564-1372 or via email.

  • Mad Science Summer Camp is back

    The ever-popular Mad Science Summer Camp for ages 5-12 is back! The camp will be held from Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. The theme is "Claws, Codes & Constellations" and the cost is $150 per child. Check out more information and the registration form right here.

  • Soccer has come to HFS!

    Holy Family School is teaming up with Bethlehem Steel FC to present Steel Soccer Sessions for Grades K-8, with no experience necessary! Sign-ups end when the limit is reached or by April 14. The cost is only $10 per child and includes one ticket to a Bethlehem Steel FC game on April 29. Register here and now!

  • STEM/Coding Club announced for Grades 1-4

    Grades 1 through 4 students now have the opportunity to learn the basics of STEM/STEAM (Science,Technology/Arts, Engineering and Math) and Coding (learn how to think like a computer and have fun programming robots!). This club will meet on Thursdays after school from 2:45 to 4 p.m. for four weeks, on April 6, 20, 27 and May 4 (school is closed April 13). Cost is just $10 per students. There is still room and time to sign and send in your registration form!

    Questions? Please contact Mrs. Whitman by email.

  • HFS Annual Art Show & Open House

    HFS families, bring your friends and neighbors to our Annual Art Show & Open House, scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning in the gym. Tours and information will be availiable for those new to the school, and current famiilies who refer a new family that subsequently enrolls their own child(ren) will receive a $100 credit against the 2017-2018 tuition! A win-win for everyone!

  • Spirit Wear Days

    School Spirit Days are almost here! The first of three School Spirit Days is fast approaching. Show your school spirit with what you wear. Parents, here are some helpful guidelines for those days. The new line of Spirit Wear can still be purchased for the future Spirit Days of March 22 and May 18.

  • Good advice during cold & flu season

    Holy Family School, like so many other schools in our district and beyond, has been hit hard in this cold and flu season. Take time to brush up on these reminders, and remember to wash hands frequently and keep your children home if symptoms show up, for their protection and that of others.

  • Action Karate offer to benefit HFS

    Action Karate of Nazareth entertained and enlightened our student body with a great assembly during Catholic Schools Week. This great organization is now offering our students a special offer, with 100 percent of the proceeds to be returned to Holy Family School. Thank you, Action Karate, for all you do!

  • 2017-2018 Registration now open

    Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has now opened, for both new students and re-registering students. Information on registering a student in Kindergarten through 8th Grade is now available.

    Registration is also open for our Preschool programs.

  • Tennis Club has arrived

    Holy Family School is proud to announce the addition of Tennis Club! Open to all in Grades 5-8, no experience is necessary, and thanks to a USTA Grant, it's free! Sign up now, as space is limited and deadline for registration is February 1, 2017.

  • The Call of the Faith - Read all about it!

    The HFS Newspaper Club is proud to announce the First Edition of The Call of the Faith, HFS' first online publication! Written and produced by our students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, we hope you will take the time to relax and read the fruits of their labor. Enjoy!

  • Give the gift of warmth!

    Holy Family School's 8A class is sponsoring a Coat Drive. Gently used, clean coats are being accepted at HFS from Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 20. The coats will be donated to St. Joseph's Ministry in Wind Gap. This 8th grade class would like to thank all in advance who give this gift of warmth!

  • Re-Registration for 2017-2018 continues

    We are now in the second phase of early re-registration for existing Holy Family School students, and we encourage families to take advantage of the $100 re-registration fee between now and February 3, 2017 to guarantee a spot for the 2017-2018 school year!

    For the first time, we are offering a 3-tiered registration fee schedule. The instructions for re-registering early through FACTS are self-explanatory, but should you have any questions regarding re-registration, please contact the HFS office at 610-759-5642.

    To make re-registering fun for the school, each student who re-registers early will be acknowledged with an Olympic gold medal that will be hung outside of their homeroom. On February 3, 2017 (the last day of Catholic Schools Week 2017), the homeroom with the most medals will win a pizza party at school!

  • Exciting news from Notre Dame High School

    Notre Dame High School, Easton, PA, is pleased to announce the 2017 Class of Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame:


    Logan Winchester, Class of 2007, was a three year varsity baseball player for the Crusaders from 2005-2007. While at Notre Dame he was named as a first team All-Area selection by both the Morning Call and the Express-Times in 2007. During that same year, he was a first team selection for the Colonial League, first team All-State selection and Morning Call Player of the Year. He went on to play and graduate from Lehigh University and was second team All-Patriot League.


    Nick Bender, Class of 1996, was named second team All-State as a member of the Crusader football team during his 1995 season. He was first team all-area and all-conference as well as a three year starter for the Crusaders. He was also a member of the Crusader track team where he was an accomplished sprinter and threw the shot put and discus. He went on to play football for Wake Forest where he was a three year varsity letter winner.


    John Gardoski, Class of 1960, was a member of the Crusader football and track teams. On November 9, 1957, John scored the first ever touchdown for the Crusaders in a game against Phillipsburg Catholic High School when he ran from scrimmage for a 99 yard touchdown. This run is still the longest touchdown run from scrimmage in school history. In 1958 he was named a member of the first team East Penn All Catholic League and second team in 1959. He went on to earn a degree in Art Education from Kutztown University.


    The 1994-95 girls basketball team achieved a record setting season with the most wins in school history for both boys or girls basketball and won four straight District XI titles. They were undefeated in the Colonial League and had a season record of 30-2. They won the District XI championship in AA that season and were state quarter finalists. The team was coached by Traci Cyr and Jerry Gross. Team members include: Julie Amato, Sue Farina, Allison Lucey, Sara Singley, Sharon McElrone, Nicole O’Mailia, Colleen Mack, Amber Csaszar, Sara Niper, Lisa Briener, Reina Mast, Mary Herkalo, Beth Hudak, Betsy Swartz, Erica Schlamp and Allyson Buss.


    The Wrestling Teams from 1965, 1966 and 1967 will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame. During these three seasons the Crusaders captured three consecutive PCIAA State Wrestling Championships. All coaches and team members will be inducted as a group into the Hall of Fame for their accomplishments.


    The new members will be inducted on Friday, January 13, 2017 prior to the start of the boys’ basketball game in the Notre Dame gymnasium. A reception will be held prior to the induction in the school’s cafeteria. For information, contact the Alumni office at alumni@ndcrusaders.org or call 610-868-1431 x111.

  • Checkmate! Chess Club is here

    Holy Family School is proud to announce the addition of another new club for our students! Chess Club, for Grades 1-8, will meet after school on Mondays from January 10 to February 27 (with the exception of Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day). The cost to join is just $5 per student. For more information, check out our registration form. Space is limited, so sign up now!

  • Logging on to Parent Information (Brown Envelope)

    As always, our Parent Information (a/k/a the Brown Envelope), will be coming out on Thursdays. To locate it on our new website, hover over the "For Parents" tab at the top of the homepage, and click on "Parent Information" (a/k/a Brown Envelope)". To access the information, you'll need your user name and password for your RenWeb account. Please note: the previous way of logging on to view the Brown Envelope is no longer in effect.

  • Extra! Extra! The Newspaper Club is here!

    HFS is excited to announce the formation of its Newspaper Club! Open to aspiring journalists and photographers in grades K through 8, the club will publish an online newspaper three to four times a year. Come join us as we meet for the first time to decide on a newspaper name and more on Monday, Nov. 14 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. in Room 108 (Mrs. Hart's room). Take a look at the registration form and even more information and sign up soon - space is limited!

  • The STEM and Coding Clubs have arrived!

    HFS is proud to announce the addition of two brand-new Clubs for students in Grades 5 through 8! Sign-ups are happening now and space is limited, so don't delay in registering to become part of these fun activities. The STEM Club starts November 3 and the Coding Club on November 10. For lots more information, check out our STEM/STEAM registration form and our Coding Club registration form.

    HFS would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Marjorie Joseph, Mrs. Heather Sterling, Mrs. Melissa Whitman and faculty member Mr. Joseph McMaster for making these wonderful clubs a reality!

  • Halloween Parade great fun - and we won!

     A huge "THANK YOU" to all those who participated with HFS in this year's Nazareth Halloween Parade on Saturday! God gave us perfect weather, a wonderful crowd (with a built-in cheering audience) and loads of fun. We were happy to learn later than HFS earned Second Place in the Large Division category of the parade.

    We hope you all can come out next year and join in the fun!

     

  • Calendar News

    We're excited to announce the September calendar has been updated and is now online, with both an interactive version that allows you to learn more about an event by clicking on that event, and also with a printable version for your personal use.

    To access the calendar, click on "Calender" at the top right side of the HFS homepage. From there, you may click on any individual entry to learn more.

    If you wish to print the calendar to keep handy, simply hit the printer icon after you bring the calendar up on your screen (the view of the calendar will change) and print.

    Thank you for your patience as we begin a new year, with a new calendar, and new staff!