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Holy Name School News

There’s always something interesting happening at Holy Name School. On this page, we’ll post details about upcoming events, past activities, school awards, and much more—so bookmark this page and check back often!

60th Anniversary Committee

Holy Name School is celebrating 60 years! We are forming a 60th-anniversary committee to assist in the planning for this special milestone. If you have an interest in participating, please email Jana McHenry, Director of Advancement/Alumni. We appreciate your help and look forward to celebrating!

Calendar Reminder for Friday, February 12, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021, is professional development day for faculty and staff. Students will not have school. We will see you all back following the winter break!

Mass Update for February 3, 2021

First and second grades will celebrate Mass on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, with Fr. Jay Maddock. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we still cannot have families and friends attend the in-school Mass.

Virtual Open House
Virtual Open House Flyer

Mark your calendars and join us for our virtual open house on Sunday, January 31! Visit us on our website or on our Facebook page (@HolyNameSchoolFallRiver). You may also schedule your own personal Zoom meeting by calling (508) 674-9131 or emailing us.

We are now accepting applications for the 2021–2022 school year for grades pre-kindergarten through eighth!

Re-Registration Form for the 2021–2022 School Year

Our re-registration form for the 2021–2022 school year is now available. You must complete and return the form by Friday, February 5, 2021. We look forward to having you join us again next school year!

FACE 2021–2022

The FACE scholarship is once again available. All families with children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary or middle school K–8 in the Diocese of Fall River are eligible. All scholarships are awarded based on financial need, To apply visit the FACTS Welcome Grant & Aid Applicant site. Returning students must apply every year. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2021. If you have questions please call (866) 441-4637. For additional information regarding the FACE scholarship, please see below.

Catholic Schools Week - Dress Down Days

The week of February 1 is Catholic Schools Week and although some of our usual activities have to be postponed this year, we are going to do different things in the classroom and through various activities to celebrate the wonderful things that happen each day here at Holy Name School. The various themes for the week include celebrations of parish, community, students, our nation, vocations and the vocation of teaching, faculty and staff, and families. We will also have “dress-down themes”.

  • Tuesday: Favorite Sports Team Jersey (With Gym Pants)
  • Wednesday: Character from Your Favorite Book
  • Thursday: School Colors (Navy Blue and Yellow)
  • Friday: Pajama Day

First Reconciliation

We remind second grade families who have been preparing to receive First Reconciliation at Holy Name Church that the rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the church and the Sacrament on Saturday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the church. If you have any questions please contact us via email, or give Ms. Mahoney Pacheco a call at (401) 556-9729.

Dr. Patricia M. Wardell Scholarship

With the recent anniversary of Dr. Wardell’s passing (January 8, 2020), it is a great time to remind students in grades 5, 6, and 7 to apply for the Dr. Wardell scholarship. The scholarship awards $250 to the student(s) whose essay best answers the question: “How has Holy Name School helped with your faith, and how do you show your faith by helping others?” Please email essays to Ms. Chippendale by March 31, 2021. All essays will be confidential, and a panel will choose the winner(s). Please see the Dr. Patricia M. Wardell Scholarship flyer for more information.

Flu Vaccines

Please note that the deadline for flu vaccines in Massachusetts is now on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Please email a copy of your child’s vaccination or exemption letter to Ms. Chippendale before that time.