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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!

Holy Name Parish Centennial Gala

Please join us for the Holy Name Parish Centennial Gala on Saturday, June 10 at White’s of Westport. The schedule of the evening's activities is as follows:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Cocktail Hour and Cash Bar
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Speakers
  • 8:15 p.m.: Entertainment and Dancing

Tickets are $45 per person, and children's meals are available for $20. Please complete the form below to electronically purchase tickets. You can also pay by mailing cash or a check to the Holy Name Parish Office (709 Hanover Street, Fall River, MA 02720). Electronic payment is available via Venmo (@HolyName-FaithFormation). Please respond by Monday, May 15.

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Dorothy Mahoney-Pacheco via email or phone at (401) 556-9729.

Come and celebrate the history of our community as we look ahead to the next 100 years!

Teacher Appreciation Week Fruit and Snack Store

Please consider a donation of fruit and snacks so we may treat our teachers and support staff to a day of "shopping". We will be accepting drop-off donations on Tuesday, May 9 and on Wednesday, May 10. Suggested items include apples, oranges, bananas, and individually wrapped packages of pretzels, popcorn, nuts, sunflower seeds, chocolate, etc. Please contact us via email with questions, and see our fruit and snack store flyer for more information. We appreciate your participation!

Ties and Tiaras Dance

Holy Name School invites fathers/father figures and their daughters to a night of dancing on Friday, May 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person. There will be a DJ, refreshments, professional photographer, and more! Please see our ties and tiaras dance flyer for additional details.

Tardy Policy Update

Tardies have continued to be an extreme issue (we recently had 27 in one day), so we have decided to change the procedure. Keep in mind that not only is it very disruptive if a student comes in late, it is also detrimental for that student who has now missed morning prayer and instructions for the day. Please read and keep this for your records, as this will be the policy going forward.

Upon return from April vacation, we will return to a more strict tardy policy, much like we had pre-Covid. That means anyone arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be considered tardy. The drop-off window is 7:45 to 8:00 a.m. Each child will receive one excused tardy for the month. This is for traffic, car issues, waking up late, etc. After that, every tardy needs to have a doctor's note to be excused. This covers all appointments, chronic illness, etc. After the "free" one for the month, the consequences will be according to the following:

Per month:

  • 1st Tardy: Free
  • 2nd Tardy: 15-minute detention
  • 3rd Tardy: 20-minute detention
  • 4th Tardy: 30-minute detention
  • 5th or more: One-hour detention

On the first of the month, we will begin a new count.

Any student that is tardy more than 25 times in a year (without a doctor's note) will have a one-hour detention each time they are tardy.

Field Day 2023

Field day 2023 will occur at HNS on Monday, June 12. Please stay tuned for more information.

School Uniform Committee Meeting

The uniform committee for HNS will meet on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss possible vendors for our school uniforms.

First Annual Walk-A-Thon

Join us for our first walk-a-thon to support Holy Name School on Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m. at Connolly High School. There will be a DJ, pizza, refreshments, prizes, and much more! It will be a day of fun for the whole family. Please see below for more information.

Holy Week

Holy Week begins on Sunday, April 2 with Palm Sunday and concludes on Sunday, April 9 with Easter Sunday. Please see our Holy Week schedule for complete details on events and services.

Bake Sale

The class of 2023 will be holding a bake sale after all lunches on Thursday, April 13 and on Friday, April 14. Thank you in advance for your support!

April Vacation

There is no school on Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21 for our April vacation. School resumes on Monday, April 24. Have a safe and enjoyable break!