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SPONSOR THE TOURNAMENT
4th Annual Holy Spirit Cougars Club Golf Tournament
Thursday, April 23 2015
White Columns Country Club
300 Clubhouse Drive Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
Registration fee: $200
Your registration fee includes:
round of golf with cart,
complimentary beverages throughout the day,
and awards celebration.
Breakfast served from 8am-9am.
Registration opens at 8:30am.
Format is 4-person scramble | 9:30am shotgun start.
Hole Sponsor $200
Company or individual recognized on signage
White Sponsor $1,500
1 Hole Sponsor sign
Green Sponsor $2,000
1 Hole Sponsor sign,
1 sign at a special hole (Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, etc.)
Gold Sponsor $4,000
1 Hole Sponsor sign,
Recognition on clubhouse signage,
Recognition on player gift,
and 1 reserved table in clubhouse
Title Sponsor $8,000
Exclusive hole-in-one sponsor,
Sole sponsor on player shirts,
Recognition on welcome sign,
Recognition on clubhouse signage,
2 reserved tables in clubhouse,
and recognition on marketing
Saturday, April 25, on the HSP baseball field
Kickoff at 1:30pm
Senior and Freshman Girls vs. Junior and Sophomore Girls
FREE ADMISSION AND FREE CONCESSIONS
Brought to you by the Class of 2016
St. Peter Chanel Guest Speaker Series Welcomes
Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
“The Marriage Covenant in the Modern World:
Practical Wisdom to Deepen Your Relationship with Your Spouse”
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
McNamee Hall in St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church
All are Welcome – Admission is Free
Light Refreshments will be available
Please RSVP at: www.stpeterchanel.org/adult-education/mac
To see the world rightly, Holy Mother Church exhorts us to develop Catholic minds and well as Catholic hearts. This is especially true at a time when the current culture offers so many competing world views regarding sacred institutions and relationships.
• Do the issues surrounding marriage today confuse you?
• Would you like to learn the intellectual and moral truths that undergird Catholic teaching on marriage?
• Would you like to recover joy and purpose in your marriage?
Philosophy and Theology teacher Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg will provide clear and concise explanations of the philosophical errors surrounding the issues of marriage and he will propose a remedy so that those in attendance will leave armed with Catholic philosophical truth in order to live out the vocation of marriage with joy and purpose.
The important and timely evening is open to all and is sponsored by Marriages are Covenants and St. Peter Chanel Adult Education.
Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg is a Catholic convert, a catechist, a teacher at Holy Spirit Preparatory School, and a Catholic writer and speaker on matters of faith, culture, and education. He holds a degree in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Steven is a Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative, a member of the Teacher Advisory Board and writer of curriculum at the Sophia Institute for Teachers, a contributor to Crisis Magazine, The Civilized Reader, The Standard Bearers, Catholic Exchange, The Integrated Catholic Life™ and a founding member of the Brinklings Literary Club.
On Friday, May 1st, HSP will host it's annual May Crowning ceremonies, in which the school honors Mary as the Queen of Heaven and asks for her intercession.
The Upper School's ceremony will take place on the Quad at 8:00am. Following school tradition, immediately following the ceremony, the Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2015-16 school year will be announced.
The Lower School's ceremony will begin with Mass in the cafetorium at 8:30, followed by a ceremony at the statue of Mary in the courtyard immediately following.
The Preschool will hold their ceremony in the memorial garden behind the Preschool at 9:00am.
Pope Francis is coming to Philly, September 2015--and you can see him there! Find out more at the info Session, Friday May 1st, immediately following the May Crowning.
Pope Francis has confirmed his attendance at the concluding events of the World Meeting of Families, taking place in Philadelphia. He will attend the Festival of Families on Saturday, Sept. 26th, as well as the concluding Mass on Sept. 27.
Holy Spirit Prep families are invited! Check out the brochure for our pilgrimage, and contact Beth Van de Voorde for more information, at email@example.com.
$200 registration fee is due with registration forms, May 15th.
HSP junior Walker King earned All-Region distinction in golf last week, shooting a 75 at the GISA I-AAA Region Tournament at White Oak Country Club in Newnan, GA. Finishing second overall by only one stroke, Walker led the Cougars to qualify for the GISA state tournament in Albany, GA for the 11th consecutive year.
The first round of GISA Region playoffs is on the books, and both the boys' and girls' varsity teams were victorious. The boys beat Young Americans 3-0 at Young Americans and the girls beat Young Americans 4-1 at HSP.
The boys team has four consecutive region championships behind them, and the girls have three championships in the past four years.
Holy Spirit Prep's 2015-16 varsity football players have a tough few weeks ahead of them, as they begin extended spring training this week under the watchful eye of Coach David Rosenzweig. The boys will be working on conditioning, weight lifting, basic offensive schemes, and skill-specific instruction in anticipation of the 2015-16 season.
2014-15 yearbooks are now on sale for $46.50 each.
Order your yearbook online
Ordering and purchasing yearbooks is new from past years. In order to responsibly manage the significant costs of producing a yearbook, we invite you to order your student's yearbook online. Yearbook sales will close Wednesday, May 6. Yearbooks will be distributed the last two weeks of May.
Seniors will receive a complimentary copy of the yearbook, as will faculty and staff.
The yearbook is a timeless book documenting the life of the school, archiving memories your student will love to pore over now and thirty years from now!
For those parents interested in getting a head start on doctor's appointments and physicals, the 2015-16 Student Health Record forms are now online. They are always available on the School Forms and Resources page on the Quicklinks menu of the website.
Preschool and Lower School Student Health Record
Upper School Student Health Record
Featured Camps: Challenge Island
Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular enrichment program that promotes creative and critical thinking skills in children grades K-5. Challenge Island has kids dividing into cooperative tribes and taking on a vast array of exciting challenges set on action-packed thematic “islands”. Our innovative programming reinforces STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and core language arts skills (but let’s keep that last part under our hats, because as far as kids are concerned, Challenge Island is just plain fun!). This summer's Challenge Island camps include "Penguin Party," Mindcraft Party," and "Beach Island Party."
More information and registration available at the summer camp page.
Registration for summer camps is open! A complete list of summer camps is available online at www.holyspiritprep.org/summer. Camps will continue to be added through the spring semester, so check back soon if you don't see what you're looking for!
With any questions about summer camps, please contact Robert Villante, Director of Summer Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know the instructor for the summer camp you're interested in, please feel free to contact them directly as well.
HSP Lower School Musical Theatre Club will perform
in the Lower School cafetorium
on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00pm
and on Friday, May 1st at 10:00am,
following the May Crowning.
There is no admission fee.
The last parent-teacher conferences of the year are in a few weeks. Please sign up for your conference below!
Click here to sign up
3-day Pre-K2s, Pre-K3s and Pre-K4s are on Monday, May 18th.
2-day Pre-K2 conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th.
Congrats to the winners of this year's 5th-6th grade science fair and to Mrs. Kenny for all of her hard work!
Overall Winner: Nicholas McKinley
Grade 6: Alex Plati
Grade 5: Livi Polvino
Most Creative, 6th: Juliette McKinley
Most Creative, 5th: Ella Demmings
Most Applicable, 6th: William Schulman
Most Applicable, 5th Grade: Olivia Arnold
Best Oral Presentation, 6th: Jackson Lehmann
Best Oral Presentation, 5th: Jack Kelly
Student Choice, 6th: James Martinez
Student Choice, 5th: Ana Grigorian
This past Saturday, April 18, a slew of students exhibited their art at the Archdiocesan Art Show:
K/Pre-1st – Angel Paintings
1. Isabella Robledo - KA
2. Evelyn Labbe - KA
3. Roman Donner - P1
4. Myles Maurer - P1
5. Camila Castellanos-Mora - P1
6. Tyler Baradel - P1
1st Grade – Recycled Sculptures
1. Max Crupi - 1A
2. Ciara Berggren - 1A
3. Lauren Wilhelm - 1B
4. Bradley Magnusson - 1B
2nd Grade – Mona Lisa
1. John Masterson
2. Mallory Kate Jones
3. Reid Sanders
4. Hannah O’Hegarty
2nd Grade – Louise Nevelson Inspired
1. Hank Robertelli
2. Sophia Martin
3. Sam Lambert
4. Drew Purvis
2nd Grade – Paper Weavings
1. Diego Sandoval
2. Grayson Ciprari
3. Phoebe Schmitt
3rd Grade – Last Supper
1. Ava Baradel
2. Norman Labbe
3. Patrick Tilt
4. Abigail Crupi
3rd Grade – Louise Nevelson inspired
1. Jimmy Carroll
2. Cuahutli Santillan
3. Thomas Godfrey
4. Harris Martin
4th Grade - Puppets
1. Quinn Voss
2. Iman Moore-Jones
3. Samantha Vazquez
4. Daniel Llop
5. Laci Rubio
6. Olivia Kirschner
7. Nicholas Purvis
8. Adam Anulewicz
9. Audrey Kleine
10 Natasha Kirunda
5th Grade - Jasper Johns Inspired
1. Livi Polvino
2. Scott Shurman
3. Allison Riley
4. Melayna Rios
5. Ella Duffy
6. Anthony Prentice
7. Tomas Hossain-Aguilar
8. Daniel Jones
9. Micah Gunderson
10 Audrey Oyler
6th Grade – Metaphor/Self-Portraits
1. Jackson Lehmann
2. David Silbert
3. Nicholas McKinley
4. Evan Kasal
5. Nicky Stafford
6. Jenny Li
6th Grade - Self-Portraits
1. Maddalena Jones
2. Virginia Claire Lehmann
3. Jenny Li
4. Michael Cabrera
It’s the time of year again for standardized testing! Testing is scheduled for April 22-30, from 8:15am-11:00am each day. This year, all students in Grades K-6 will take the Iowa Assessments. They are new assessments, and we hope that they will align well with our curriculum. In addition to the Iowa Assessments, students in Grades 2, 4, and 6 will take the newly revised CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test).
Both the CogAT and Iowa Assessments are norm-referenced tests. The Iowa Assessments measures students' achievement and provides a comprehensive assessment of student progress in major content areas. The CogAT measures students' thinking ability and will assess students’ abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.
New, too, this year, all 5th grade students will be administered the Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education (ACRE for students). The ACRE assessment is an integrated approach to faith knowledge assessment for knowing and living Catholic faith. NCEA ACRE is designed to assist in the evaluation of catechetical/religious education programs in Catholic schools and parishes. As an integrated assessment tool, NCEA ACRE provides faith knowledge questions (cognitive domain) and questions related to religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and perceptions (affective domain). As a multilevel, age appropriate tool, NCEA ACRE is used in grade 5 (Level 1); grades 8 or 9 (Level 2); and grades 11 or 12 (Level 3).
Please remember that standardized test results are not necessarily the most appropriate means of evaluating a child’s need to be placed at a particular grade level. The test results are, however, a critical tool in assessing the extent to which our students are acquiring the educational background and skills that will enable them to succeed in their future studies. The tests are also an excellent means of identifying areas of relative strengths and weaknesses in the performances of student groups, which can alert us to the need for curriculum and instructional changes. In addition, we will be able to take an “external” look at the performance of our students, independent of our school’s existing measurements of student learning and academic achievement. Both tests give great information on how students learn and think.
Before testing, the teachers will inform their students as to the importance and purpose of standardized testing, the value of pacing oneself during the test, and what to do if unaware of the answer to a specific question. Teachers have also decided to reduce the homework load during this week. Below, I have also included some helpful hints that might aid you in helping prepare the students for the testing week:
• Have the student in attendance and on time to school, especially during these testing dates.
• Please try to maintain a typical or routine lifestyle at home during the testing period and try not to schedule outside activities that may be unusually demanding of students’ energy.
• Make sure that students have ample rest/sleep during the week.
• Students should have a nutritional and balanced breakfast before school.
• Because there is a break between subtests each day, students are allowed to bring and eat a healthy snack during this time. If you think your child might need a snack to help renew much-needed energy before the next testing section, I recommend that students bring nutritional snacks.
I hope that you will not hesitate to call me at (404) 255-0900, ext. 113, with any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the above.
Lower School Director of Student Success
Because the Lower School is a nut-free campus, HSP mom and licensed nutritionist Lesley Baradel of Balanced Nutrition offers this nut-free snack guide with great suggestions about plannning your student's nut-free snacks.
Open the Nut-Free Snack Guide from Balanced Nutrition
The 2015 Pumpkin Patch Committee is looking for serious, hard working volunteers to help with pumpkin planting the weekend of June 13-14. Work will be performed outside on the Durham Family farm in Thomaston, GA, and will last approximately 6 hours each day including transport time. Transportation to and from the farm will need to be arranged by the students and/or their parents. A limited number of carpools may be available depending on volunteer sign-up. The volunteer caravan will leave from and return to HSP Upper School each day. Volunteers need to provide their own work gloves and sack lunch. Sunscreen, bug spray, and a canteen of water are recommended. You can volunteer for one or both days. As additional details become available, they will be emailed to student volunteers.
Volunteer hours count towards the 2015-16 school year. Hours can be used as 'catch-up' hours for the 2014-15 school year if necessary. Volunteer hours must be recorded on the 'High School Service Hour Form' found at www.holyspiritprep.org: click on 'Quicklinks,' then 'School Forms and Resources'.
This is a great opportunity to earn up to 12 service hours before the school year begins!
Please email Brandi O'Haren at email@example.com to volunteer.
High School Girls Summer Mission: Complete your Community Service Hour Requirements over the Summer!
Download the Catholic Heart Work Camp flyer
Summer Mission in Jacksonville, Florida
High school girls ages 14-18.
Come with Mission Youth to CATHOLIC HEART WORK CAMP!
DATE: JULY 5-11, 2015
Only 10 SPOTS OPEN
To sign up, contact Miss Siobhan O’Connor at (401) 378-3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline, April 30th.
On Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM, Alpha Phi will be hosting a movie night in the Upper School gym. Admission will be free, but all donations and concession proceeds will contribute to the continuation of the funding of SPOTS Kits. These Kits are located throughout the fire stations in Atlanta Fire and Rescue's jurisdiction; they contain tangible materials (pre-paid calling cards, pre-paid Marta Breeze cards, hotline information cards, informational booklets, and inspirational books) to aid individuals who seek refuge in the SPOTS- Safe Places Off the Street.
This event is geared towards the Upper School, though members of the Lower School can feel free to come as well. Upper School students will be voting in their homerooms for which movie (of ten options) that they want to see. The list will be narrowed down to three before the event, and the winning film will be announced at the movie night. All ten movies on our list are rated PG.
Mr. Oppermann and Ms. Rombalski are sponsoring a 10-day trip to Ireland February 26–March 5, 2016.
Students will visit a variety of locations in Ireland: everything from the Burren and Blarney Stone to the Cliffs of Mohr and Dublin. This is guaranteed to be a unique experience for all of our students. Students can choose to attend the trip for pleasure only or they can enroll in an optional for-credit “pre-course” that will cover the current politics, art, and history of the region. This class will meet after regular school hours leading up to the trip and will culminate in a project for a pass/fail grade. The course will be taught by Mr. Oppermann and Ms. Rombalski. Both will also serve as the chaperones for the trip abroad. The trip is open to all 9th-12th grade students next year. It may seem early to be thinking about, but in order to get the best prices and book the best hotels, now is the time! As a matter of fact, Worldstrides (our touring company) is offering $300 off if you put your deposit down before May 8th. Anyone interested should contact either Ms. Rombalski at email@example.com or Mr. Oppermann at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
USED TEXTBOOK SALE
It’s time to think about getting rid of those textbooks you no longer need. This year, the PVA is only accepting book donations. If you would like to sell your textbooks, we recommend Amazon, Barnes & Noble or MSB Direct.
Please consider DONATING your textbooks to the PVA and skip the hassle of mailing, posting, and tracking your textbooks for resale. All proceeds from the sales of donated textbooks will go toward PVA programming throughout the school year, including the Father/Daughter Dance, House events, Upper School dances, and teacher birthday gifts.
Last year, several donated textbooks could not be resold (due to poor condition or removal from the list of required books). These textbooks were donated to Books For Africa (www.booksforafrica.com) and we plan to donate all unsold textbooks to them again this year.
PVA volunteers will begin accepting donated textbooks on Friday, May 22, and will continue to accept textbooks through June. You may leave your textbooks in a marked box outside the library. Please note that the maintenance staff will clear out all items from student lockers on the last day of school, Friday, May 29, at 1:00pm. Any textbooks found in lockers at this time will be added to the inventory of donated textbooks for sale.
The used textbook sale will begin for all Upper School students on Thursday, July 16, and will remain open until Friday, July 31, or until the inventory has been depleted.
Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:45am - 12:15pm. Please note that shopping during other time periods is not permitted.
Thank you for your support of the Upper School PVA! Please contact any of us if you have any questions.
Paula Anker, email@example.com
Kristen Gibbs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Mangum, email@example.com
Buckhead Uniforms is looking for smart and energetic people:
• Flexible hours - no nights or Sundays
• Retail sales, office work, or warehouse duties
• Must be at least 16 years old
• Discounts on uniforms for you and your family
If interested please contact:
6311 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328