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The Annual Fund is the school’s largest and first fundraising priority, which supports resources and educational initiatives for students and faculty not covered by tuition alone. The Annual Fund allows the school to respond to immediate needs and make improvements that directly benefit our children.
The success of our Annual Fund depends on the participation of every member of the school community – parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, former parents and grandparents, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations. This school year, we aim to raise $535,000 with 100% participation from our current parents by Christmas 2015.
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The 1996 Level
$19,960 and higher
The Donoghue Level
The Donnellan Level
$5,000 - $9,999
The Dillon Level
$2,500 - $4,999
The Paraclete Level
The Gold Level
The Green Level
Up to $499
Below is a reprint of an email sent from the Head of School to families on Tuesday, October 27.
Dear Holy Spirit Prep family,
I am happy to announce that two new members have been appointed to Holy Spirit Prep's Board of Trustees.
Kelly Angelo has been a member of the Holy Spirit Prep community since 2001. Kelly is currently a Manager of International Treasury Services for The Coca-Cola Company. Her daughter, Sabrina, graduated from Holy Spirit Prep in 2014. As a parent at HSP, Kelly served as a volunteer in a number of capacities. After Sabrina's graduation, Kelly continued to volunteer at HSP, mentoring our senior Girl Scouts pursuing their Gold Awards. Kelly and her husband, Mike, are parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church where Kelly serves as a wedding coordinator for the parish.
Kelly brings a number of useful experiences to the Board, including as an alumni parent, as someone with a long history at the school and familiar with its traditions, and as one who can lend her financial expertise to matters of finance and advancement for the school.
Neil Johnson has been a member of the Holy Spirit Prep community since 2004. Neil is the owner of Canonbury Homes, Inc. Neil's daughter, Catie, graduated from Holy Spirit Prep last school year, in May 2015. As a Holy Spirit Prep parent, Neil volunteered in a number of capacities. In addition, he has been a member of the Facilities Committee of the Board for the last three years. In that role, Neil has advised and worked with HSP on a variety of construction projects. Neil and his wife, Carolyn, are parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where he has served as the Grand Knight for the parish’s Knights of Columbus and is a continuing member of that organization.
We look forward to Neil’s serving the Board as a strong alumni father and an advisor to the school on matters of campus facilities, maintenance, and construction.
Please join me in welcoming these two members to our school's Board of Trustees, and in supporting our Board in prayer as they continue their work for the School.
Yours in service,
Brenau University has accepted three Holy Spirit Prep students to participate in their annual Women's Art and Design Exhibition (WADE), scheduled for November 14.
Senior Delphine Mason and juniors Kyla Hill and Anna Podratsky all submitted artwork for inclusion into the exhibition and were accepted by the WADE Art Selection Committee.
The show features student work from high schools across the southeast. Winners (and their teacher) are invited to a day of workshops by master artists and have the chance to win scholarship money for college.
WADE "is designed to provide young high school women with opportunities to exhibit artwork, develop advanced studio skills, cultivate aesthetic appreciation, and earn scholarships for college study." WADE is open to high school women in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.
More information is at https://www.brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/wade/.
House ties now available in a variety of lengths! Now available for purchase:
Please stop by the Upper School campus to purchase the tie that works best for your student(s)!
We are looking for HSP students and families to help lead the various ministerial roles for Holy Spirit Catholic Church's new 7:00pm Mass in St. Mary's Chapel. We need altar servers, lectors, ushers, gift bearers, and Eucharistic ministers for Masses in November.
Click on this Sign-Up Genius link to sign up for the roles and contact Mr. Curtin with questions.
We will be making Thanksgiving Baskets for the women and children at Our House – an
Atlanta shelter for homeless newborn babies under six months of age and their families, guided
by a coalition of faith-based organizations. The mission at Our House: "to provide a supportive
environment that enables homeless newborns and their families achieve positive life outcomes
for this generation and those to come."
Tickets: $65 per adult & $20 per daughter
Includes The Swan’s Favorite Signature Brunch and optional champagne-punch for adults
Please bring donations. A list of items needed to fill the baskets will be provided on Sign-Up
Genius. This will be sent to guests who RSVP.
RSVP no later than Friday, November 6. Space is limited. We will try to honor all seating requests.
Upper School Auditorium
Come see the Upper School fall play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
Upper School students will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in just a few short weeks! Performances will take place on Friday, November 13 at 6:00pm and Saturday, November 14 at 2:00pm in the Upper School theatre. While the Elizabethan period language of Shakespeare’s time can be a challenge for younger audience members, the content of the play is appropriate for all ages. All tickets will be $10 and will be sold at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales support our growing HSP drama program.
We hope to provide complimentary onsite child care for both performances. Please check the Green and Gold for updates in the coming weeks.
Save the date for Grandparents Days! The Upper School hosts their Grandparents Day on November 18; the Preschool and Lower Schools host their Grandparents Day on November 20. We'll invite our grandparents (and other special friends and family) to spend some time with us on campus that day: attending Mass, sharing a meal, spending time together in the classroom. Formal invitations will be sent soon!
Varsity Cougar Football |Senior Night
vs. Dominion Christian
Marist High School
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Tailgate | 5:30pm
Kickoff | 7:30pm
Congratulations to our varsity cross country girls, who for the third year in a row, claimed 1st place at region championships! Also for the third year in a row, their coach was named region coach of the year!
Fourteen HSP runners, seven girls and seven boys, competed last Tuesday, October 20, in a 5,000m race at the region championships hosted at Loganville Christian Academy. Three of our girls finished in the top ten: Elizabeth Perez in 4th, Stephanie Perez in 5th, and Deisi Casillas in 7th. The girls cross country team will compete at the GISA state tournament this Saturday at Darton College in Albany.
The boys team snagged a spot at State alongside the girls team with their 4th place win at regions. Special kudos go to Jack Voss, for picking up a 5th place win at regions.
Complete details of the run can be found here.
It was a great end to a great season last Wednesday, October 21st: HSP had 8 middle school runners compete in the MAAC XC 2015 Championship at Chastain Park. Students competed in a challenging 2.15 mile course through the hilly park and woods surrounding the amphitheater.
The team capped off an outstanding year with some impressive results. Leading the way for the girls was 8th-grader Julia del Bosque who came in 4th overall with a time of 15:41. She was followed closely by her sister Camilla at 16:25 (17th overall) and Captain Olivia Jones at 18:56 (40th overall).
For the boys, it was 8th grader Jack Voss with a HUGE win! Coming in first overall with a time of 12:53 and a full 34 seconds before the next finisher. He also beat his time from 2 weeks prior on the same course (and another victory) by 12 seconds. Way to go, Jack! The rest of the boys finished the season with strong runs: Andrew Churchill, team captain, finished 12th overall with a time of 14:10:47, followed by Witt Hollensbee (20:59), Max Bendig (21:59) and Hector Padilla (23:31). Personal records for both Max and Hector! Way to go guys!
Thank you to all of the dads who came out to the Lower School to help with some painting! The campus looks great, and just in time for our Lower School Open House.
The Dads Club will meet next on November 14 at the Men's Pig Roast, then again on December 3 for dinner at Nancy G's before Adoration on December 4.
Students - including our Pre-K2s, if they can come! - will dress in costume and parade across the Upper School quad for their families and their friends at the Upper School. Parents should congregate on the quad a little before 9:00am;pictures will follow at points across the quad.
Proceeds support the Pregnancy Aid Clinic, a women's health clinic promoting the sanctity of all human life.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
A contest is brewing! Students, parents, and teachers, we NEED your support! Please come out and support our Varsity football team this Friday, October 30. It is Senior Night and we will be honoring the senior football players and cheerleaders. The grade that has the most students and teachers at the game will win a dress-down day! Please come and join the excitement, and experience our HSP community's school spirit! See you there.
Friday, October 30
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Keep up your soccer skills in the off-season!
A LOWER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Drill Session 2015/2016
COACH NIXON SOCCER
10-week session on Mondays: 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
U6 and U8 boys and girls: 3:15pm-4:15pm
U10 and U12 boys and girls: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Students should wear shin guards and tennis shoes to each session and must bring a ball and water bottle.
Championship Chess presents a systematic, fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and while students play. Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes. Classes include instruction as well as chess play and guided analysis.
Coach Steve Schneider has been a teacher and chess coach for over 25 years. Championship Chess teams have won local, regional, state and national tournaments. Coaches utilize the Championship Chess curriculum introducing, reinforcing and improving chess skills and strategies in the opening, middle and end game.
Day and Time: Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm
Dates: Winter session November 19 to February 18. No chess: Nov. 26, Dec. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 11 early dismissal. Chess club will start as scheduled unless you are notified of any delays. Parents must record dates. A spring session starts on February 25.
Who can play: This session is open to ANY student in 2nd through 6th Grade whether or not they know how to play. Younger students may participate if they only know how the pieces move and capture or if they have an older sibling in our chess club. Students who know how to play are encouraged to participate in local tournaments. For the club to meet there must be at least 12 students registered.
Winter Session Club Fee includes online access to Family Connection Site for instructional materials.
Cost: $155; OR, if paid on or before Nov.16th deadline, pay only $135 first child and $110 for additional siblings.
Sign up early! All registered students will receive a chess T-Shirt.
Below is the link to pay for the upcoming 6th grade field trip to Chattanooga. Students depart on Thursday, November 12, around 8:30am and will return on Friday, November 13 by carpool.
On the trip, students will explore the Tellus Science Museum, the Incline Railway, Ruby Falls, and Chickamunga Battle Field. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn Lookout Mountain.
Happy fall, y’all! Are you getting as excited as we are about that fall chill in the air? ‘Tis the season for apple picking, pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, and -- YES! -- the HSP Fall Festival! HSP's Fall Festival is this Friday, October 30! This year we continue our annual tradition, but with some great new changes and additions. Here’s what you need to know:
• First, we are no longer asking for classroom prize donations. To make the most of our resources, we asked that parents make a small cash donation toward one large, school wide, bulk prize order. We collected donations from October 5 – 7.
• Second, instead of candy and “penny” prizes at each booth, we are creating party favor bags for every student. At the classroom booths, students will have the opportunity to compete for raffle tickets, and raffle prizes will be awarded by our DJ (another great addition this year!) throughout the event. We hope to utilize any corporate resources that HSP parents may have, so if you have in-kind items you would like to donate (Spirit items, toys, sporting goods, gift cards, etc…) for the raffle, in lieu of a cash donation, please contact Fall Festival Co-Chair, Kathryn Martini at email@example.com.
• Third, while Halloween costumes are not allowed at school, on October 30, fun Halloween or fall-themed uniform enhancements (such as socks, tights, hair accessories, or jewelry) are ENCOURAGED!
The 2015 HSP Fall Festival is right around the corner, so please plan ahead to help make it a fun event for our kids!
Little Cougar basketball registration opens today! Check back here after 12pm for the link you'll need to sign up your students for our winter basketball season.
Be sure to check out the Campus Ministry section of the website for an ongoing list of up-to-date service opportunities, in addition to our year-round apostolates.
The Spring Break trip to Ireland has been discounted by over $750! But you have to sign up by 10/31!
The trip is chaperoned by Ms. Rombalski and Mr. Oppermann.
Interested people can go to www.educationaltravel.com and login to My Trip with the following:
Interested in complementing the great spiritual formation that your son receives at Holy Spirit Prep? Join us for our next Conquest Weekend at Camp Hidden Lake in Dahlonega!
This is a great opportunity for boys from the Atlanta area to spend time with each other in a Christ-centered environment. Boys from 5th to 8th grade are invited to grow in their faith and leadership skills. The camp runs two separate tracks to accommodate the different age groups.
Dads are welcome to join us!
Feel free to let Fr. Juan know if you have any questions, and we hope to see your sons there!
By following the registration link you can also download the permission form.
For more information, contact Father David Barton, LC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in complementing the great spiritual formation that your daughter receives at Holy Spirit Prep? Join the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi for a 7th and 8th grade girls' Challenge retreat, coming up on Nov. 6-8 at Camp Hidden Lake in Dahlonega.
It's a great opportunity for girls from all over the Atlanta area to spend time with each other in a Christ-centered and fun filled environment, as well as grow in leadership skills and a deeper friendship with Christ.
Feel free to contact Ms. Van de Voorde at email@example.com with questions! See flyer for details and registration.