Living Stations of the Cross
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Thankful Words from 4th Grade!
I am thankful for my friends and family. I am thankful for my pets that cheer me up when I am sad. I am thankful that I have a house to live in and that we have food and water. I am really thankful that I am able to celebrate my birthdays with my family and friends. Most of all I am thankful for God, and that I can pray to him and know that he will always listen to me.
I am thankful for my friends that help me and play with me. I am thankful for my family who is always there for me. I’m really thankful for my house that gives me shelter. I am thankful for my XBox and other electronics I have to play with. I am thankful for the people who protect our country.
I am thankful for my family because I can always count on them to be there for me. I am thankful for my pets, even though they can be crazy. I am thankful for Fr. Fred, Fr. Barry, Mrs. Zimmerman, and Mrs. Wentling.
I am thankful for my family because they love me and care about me. I am thankful for the clothes I wear, the food I eat, and for the house I live in. I am thankful for God because he gave me life and my family. He also sent his son to die for us. I am thankful for my guardian angel who watches over me.
Get Your HFE Bucks for Holiday Shopping!
Home & School is giving parents TWO opportunities to send in orders for gift cards right in time for the holidays! If you submit your order by Wednesday, November 18th, your cards will be delivered right in time for Thanksgiving Break — why not stock up in time for Black Friday shopping? If you get your order in by Friday, December 11th, you’ll receive your cards on Friday, December 18th, just in time for Christmas Break! They make excellent gifts and help our school, too! More information and the order form is here! Please print, fill out and send with an HFE student or drop by the school office and indicate which student to send your cards home with!
Chess Team Does it Again!
WICHITA, Kan.–The Holy Family Chess Team took to the road again this past weekend at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in Wichita. Representing the team at the tournament were Braydon Binder, Noah Bruggeman, and Jensen Brull in the K-5 division and Jenna Brull in the K-2 Division.
The boys each had a 4-2 record finishing the day in second place behind St. Francis of Assisi, who had 15 students representing their team. There were eight schools competing for team honors at the tournament. The HFE team faced a late threat against Wichita Independent who entered the sixth and final round tied with HFE with ten wins apiece. The HFE K-5 team, however, distanced themselves from Wichita Independent with a strong 6th round performance.
In individual results, Braydon Binder finished 11th out of 45 in the K-5 division. Jensen Brull finished in 8th place, and Noah Bruggeman took home the 6th place medal. Jenna Brull competed individually in the K-2 division and finished in 15th place with 2.5 wins, including a hard-fought sixth round win.
Operation Christmas Child
Our 5th graders have been busy this week purchasing numerous items for boxes to send to children in need during this holiday season! They’ve been organizing items, boxing them up, and will get them sent off soon. Items included things like toothpaste, soap, dolls, slinkies, balls, socks, markers, pens, coloring books, hair clips, and more. We are proud of our students for their service to others throughout the school year!
Happy Veteran’s Day!
6th Grade students create colorful Veteran’s Day cards each year for our local Applebee’s restaurant to display around their establishment for Veterans to enjoy as they come in for their meal! Way to show your patriotism, students!!!
VIRTUS & Parent Volunteering
If you, your spouse, a grandparent or other relative plan to volunteer to drive for school field trips this coming school year, it is now Diocesan policy that all volunteers complete the VIRTUS training. We also must have a copy of your drivers license & auto insurance card on file. To complete the VIRTUS training, please click the link below and click “VIRTUS Registration”. You will need to create a log-in and password. You will be prompted to complete a background check, so if you have not done so within the last 5 years through the Salina Diocese, please submit your information for one. This would not include a background check for your work unless you are employed by a parish or school in the Diocese! We encourage you to carve out about 90 minutes of uninterrupted time, as there will be a video that you will not be able to exit and resume later, followed by a short questionnaire. Upon completion, you will be able to print out a certificate. If you have any troubles printing it, we can let the Diocese know and they will mail us a copy. We thank you so much for committing to this process in order to volunteer at our school!
Prayer to St. Joseph for Rain
Blessed Saint Joseph, God chose you to be the husband of the Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus. You cared for the Son of God as your own son and taught him a trade. Because you were so close to him, He will not refuse anything you ask. Intercede for us in our great need. Pray for the blessing of rain. We are grateful for the moisture that we have received, but the land needs more. Ask God to water our fields and gardens, to fill the rivers, streams and lakes, and to bless our crops and livestock. Help us to live close to Jesus and Mary, as you did, strong in faith and good works, caring for one another. Amen.
Mary, Mother of God, and spouse of Joseph, pray for us.
St. Isadore, patron of farmers and farm life, pray for us.