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Sunday, September 24, 2017

For the Week of October 9

Thank you to all parents who met with our teachers during conferences last week.  We appreciate your support and enjoy working with you to educate and form your student(s).

As you may have heard (or saw during conferences), we had a little bit of a sewer backup in our locker rooms and trainer's room last Wednesday.  The contaminant was cleaned up within a couple of hours.  The floors and affected areas were then disinfected, scrubbed down, and sanitized.  The area most affected by the contaminant was the training room.  The flooring and paneling along the walls, along with some equipment, will need to be replaced.  Thankfully, with school not in session last Thursday or Friday, this was able to be taken care of immediately and without affecting any classes or practices.

End of 1st Marking Period

We received some question as to when the 1st Marking Period ends in RenWeb/ParentsWeb.  For Hackett, the end of the 1st Marking Period is Friday, October 20.  We realize this is a week later than the end of the 1st marking period for St. Augustine Cathedral School and St. Monica Catholic School. 

Friday Shirts

The Friday Spirit Shirts are in.  If you ordered one for your student, he/she may pick it up in the office.

Grad Bash

Senior parents - the first Grad Bash meeting, for the Class of 2018, is Tuesday, October 10, at 7 pm, in the Hackett Library.

PSAT

Reminder to juniors - the PSAT is Wednesday, October 11.  The test starts at 7:50 am.  Students need to report to the cafeteria at 7:40.  

Service Opportunities

Each Tuesday, after school, Ms. Williams, our Campus Minister and Service Coordinator, will take a group of students out to do service.  The opportunities will rotate between the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Stables, the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, and Holy Family Health Care.  Students can see Ms. Williams in room 87 or email her at kwilliams@hackettcp.org to sign up or ask questions.  

Morning Masses

The Tuesday/Friday Morning Mass will resume tomorrow, October 10, at 7:10 am, in the Hackett Chapel.

Substitute Teachers and Bus Drivers

If you are interested in serving the students in our Catholic school communities as either a substitute teacher or a bus driver, please email your interest to Brian Kosmerick at bkosmerick@hackettcp.org.  Bus drivers must possess a valid CDL license.

Sacramental Forms for Freshmen and New Students

These were the tan forms in the folder you received at orientation.  The form can also be found here.  If you have not already returned that form, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you!

March for Life Trip

Students and chaperones who plan on attending the March in January need to turn in their paperwork and deposit as soon as possible to secure their spot.

Rome Pilgrimage

Final reservations are being taken for the Summer 2018 Rome Pilgrimage.  There are only a few spots remaining.  Please contact Mrs. Rider with any questions this week.

No School

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, October 13.  

Old News

For the Week of October 2

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Thursday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  For those of you who are new to Hackett, conferences follow an open attendance format and are held in the cafeteria.  Parents/guardians may attend the conferences anytime during the posted hours.  Parents may pick up their student's schedule when they report to the cafeteria.  Please try to keep conference times between 6-8 minutes per teacher.  Please note that some of our part-time teachers will have limited availability.  Please see their schedules below.  All other teachers will be available for all three time periods.  

Mrs. Eiseler-Ward (Spanish I) - Wednesday 6-8 pm ONLY

Ms. Hayes (Accounting) - Thursday 9-11 am ONLY

Deacon Lucas (Theology 10) - Thursday 9 am - 1 pm ONLY

Mr. Peters (Band) - Thursday 6-8 pm ONLY

 

Flu Shots

Flu shots will be available during conferences on Thursday, October 5, from 8 am to noon, in room 90.  Flu shots will be available for those age 7 and older.  Only cash or check will be accepted as payment.

  

Class Rings 

Sophomores should have brought home a class ring packet on Thursday, September 21.  Jostens will be at school to display rings and take ring orders during parent conferences on October 4th @ 6 pm. If you have any questions, please call our representative Jim Ross at 269-217-6936. 

 

Graduation Announcements

Your Senior should have brought home a packet from Jostens about Graduation Announcements on Thursday, September 21.  Please look it over and get your orders in early.  If you have questions, please contact Jim Ross at 269-217-6936.

 

PSAT

Freshmen and Sophomores interested in taking the PSAT on October 11th need to sign up with Mrs. Ulbrich. This is on a first come, first served basis.  Sign-ups will continue through Wednesday, October 4th. Cost is $20, by check ONLY, made payable to HCP.  Parents can sign up students during conferences on October 4th.

 

Virtus Training

Just a reminder that you must be Virtus trained to volunteer at the school and to participate in any school events.  Here is the website to check out all upcoming training sessions: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theme=0    [Note:  Select Kalamazoo, MI (Diocese)]

 

Rome Pilgrimage 

Final reservations are being taken for the Summer 2018 Rome Pilgrimage. Deposits and passport copies are due now.  Junior and senior students may sign up through October 5th.  Please contact Mrs. Rider with any questions.

 

March for Life in Washington

Sign up for this year’s march is underway.  Paperwork and deposits are due by mid-October.  Students will travel to Washington January17-19, 2018.  Please see Mrs. Rider for your paperwork and tomake your deposit.

 

Mass

HCP's All School Mass will be on Wednesday this week due to no school on Thursday, October 5. 

 

Athletic Boosters Meeting

The next Hackett Athletic Boosters meeting is Sunday, October 8, at 6:30 pm in the Hackett Library.  Everyone is invited.

 

No School for Students

Thursday, October 5, Friday, October 6, and Friday, October 13 

Weekly Mailing September 24

Homecoming

This is Homecoming week. Please see the scheduled events for the week.

Monday 9/25 - Tacky Tourist Day

Tuesday 9/26 - Theme Day

Wednesday 9/27 - Dress in your Sunday Best -- Mass at 10:46 am

Thursday 9/28 - Spirit Day, Pep Assembly

Friday 9/29 - NO SCHOOL, Tailgate 5:30 pm, Football Game at 7:00 pm

Saturday 9/30- Homecoming Dance, HCP cafeteria 8:30-11:00 pm

We hope that you will all come to cheer on the United Football team on Friday as they take on Coloma. This is a great opportunity for families to come together and show their school spirit.

 

CSGK Tailgate at Hackett Homecoming Game

Join us at Mayor’s Riverfront Park on Friday, September 29, from 5:30pm until kickoff at 7pm. Look for the tent in the Soisson-Rapacz-Clason Field parking lot.  Enjoy a great meal and fellowship before the Homecoming game!  All are welcome!  Please RSVP at hackettcatholicprep.org to help us have an accurate count.

 

Morning Mass Schedule Changes

The 7:10 morning mass in the chapel has been cancelled until Tuesday, October 10, as the chapel is having some work done.

 

Virus Training

Just a reminder that you must be Virtus trained to volunteer at the school and to participate in any school events.  Here’s the website to check out all upcoming training sessions: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theme=0

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, from 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday, October 5, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.

 

Flu Shots

Flu Shots will be available Thursday October 5, from 8:00 am to noon.

  

Class Rings 

Your Sophomore should have brought home a class ring packet on Thursday, September 21.  Jostens will be at school to display rings and take ring orders during parent conferences on October 4th @ 6pm. If you have any questions, please call our Representative Jim Ross @ 269-217-6936. 

 

Graduation Announcements

Your Senior should have brought home a packet from Jostens about Graduation Announcements on Thursday, September 21.  Please look it over and get your orders in early. If you have questions, please contact Jim Ross at 269-217-6936.

 

PSAT

Freshmen and Sophomores interested in taking the PSAT on October 11 need to sign-up with Mrs. Ulbrich. This is on a first come, first served basis.  Sign-ups will continue through Wednesday, October 4th.  Cost is $20, by check ONLY, made payable to HCP.  Please bring check to Mrs. Ulbrich, in the Guidance Office.

 

Rome Pilgrimage 

Final reservations are being taken for this summer’s pilgrimage.  Deposits and passport copies are due now.  Junior and senior students may sign up through October 6.  Please contact Mrs. Rider with any questions.

 

March for Life in Washington

Sign up for this year’s march is underway.  Paperwork and deposits are due by mid-October.  Students will travel to Washington January 17-19, 2018.  Please see Mrs. Rider for your paperwork and to make your deposit.

Friday Spiritwear

The Friday spirit shirts are available in the Hackett Spirit Wear Store. These shirts may be worn to class on Fridays throughout the school year. The spirit shirts are available by pre-order only.  Orders must be made by this Friday, September 15.

This year the spirit shirt comes in 3 different colors, and both short sleeve and long sleeve options are available.  Shirts may be purchased by going to the Hackett website and clicking the "SpiritWear Shop" link along the left-hand side, under "Athletics".  You can also access the site by clicking here.          

All freshmen are eligible to receive a white, short sleeve Friday spirit shirt, compliments of the HCP Athletic Boosters.  Freshmen may also purchase other sleeve lengths and colors.

Big Hole Golf Outing

The Athletic Booster's Big Hole Golf Outing is this Saturday, September 16.  This is the largest fund raiser for the Booster club, outside of the Shamrock Celebration.  We are still looking for participants (golfers) and sponsors.  Information about the golf outing can be found here.  Thank you for your support of this event!

CSGK Mass Attendance for this Weekend (Sept. 17)

  • The Boys & Girls Cross Country teams, along with the Girls Swim & Dive team, will be at the 11:15 am Mass at St. Ambrose Church.
  • The Boys Soccer and Girls Golf teams will be at the 11:00 am Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church.
  • The Volleyball and Boys Tennis teams will be at the 11:15 am Mass at St. Joseph Church.

Superintendent's Letter

The Diocese of Kalamazoo Superintendent of Schools offers her welcome to the 2017-18 school year.  Click here for her letter.  

 

Have a great week and Go Irish!!!

Week of September 3

Welcome to the third week of school.  I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day Weekend.

Meet the Teacher

The annual Meet the Teacher Night is this Tuesday, September 5, starting at 7 pm.  Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to run through their student's schedule, hour by hour, and meet each teacher.  Each class period is less than 10 minutes, so the night goes quickly.  If you are unable to attend but still want to meet with one or more of your student's teachers, please feel free to email them to set up a separate meeting time.

Friday Spiritwear

The Friday spirit shirts are available in the Hackett Spirit Wear Store.  These shirts may be worn to class on Fridays throughout the school year.  The spirit shirts are available by pre-order only.  Orders must be made by September 15.

This year the spirit shirt comes in 3 different colors, and both short sleeve and long sleeve options are available.  Shirts may be purchased by going to the Hackett website and clicking the "SpiritWear Shop" link along the left-hand side, under "Athletics".  You can also access the site by clicking here.           

All freshmen are eligible to receive a white, short sleeve Friday spirit shirt, compliments of the HCP Athletic Boosters.  Freshmen may also purchase other sleeve lengths and colors.

National Honor Society Meeting

The first NHS meeting (for students) will be Tuesday, September 5, at 2:35 pm, in the auditorium.  This meeting is for current NHS member only.  All members are required to attend and should bring their iPads with them.

CSGK Board Looking for New Members

The Catholic Schools or Greater Kalamazoo (CSGK) has openings for the following positions on the Board of Directors:  President, Vice President/Treasurer, Secretary, and an At-Large Member.  Anyone interested in serving on the CSGK Board should submit a letter of interest to a school system principal or to your Pastor by September 8, 2017.

Volunteer Requirements for Parents

We always look forward to seeing our parents volunteer for different events at HCP.  Please remember that all volunteers need to complete a Criminal Background Check form.  These forms must be returned to the Main Office, in person, with a valid picture ID.  (If you had a Criminal Background Check form completed at one of our elementary schools, please let their office know that you would like a copy sent to HCP.)  Also, all volunteers must by VIRTUS trained.  Click here to access the website for upcoming training sessions.  

EZ Way Driver Training

EZ Way will be holding their fall Segment 1 driver education classes at HCP starting on Wednesday, September 6, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in room 91.  Segment 2 classes will be held at HCP beginning Tuesday, October 10.  Please see their website for a complete list of classes and dates, and to register/pay.     http://www.ezwaydriver.com/Kalamazoo/classschedules.asp

Masses at HCP

As part of the collaborative with St. Monica Parish, HCP will continue to offer Mass, before school, on Tuesdays and Fridays - when school is scheduled to be in session.  These masses will be held in the HCP Chapel and will start at 7:10 am.  Students, staff, and parents are all encouraged to attend.

This year Our All School Mass will be held each Thursday, except for Holy Days or other events, at 10:45 am.  We always welcome parents and other family members to our All School Mass.  

 

Have a great week and Go Irish!!!

 

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