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 13th Annual Golden Apple Awards Program

The Donahue Family Foundation established the Golden Apple Awards to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic Schools.  Since 2005, the Diocese of Harrisburg has participated in this program recognizing the dedication of those who provide quality academic and faith-filled education to children. 
Nominations for the Golden Apple Awards may be submitted to Sister Rita no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Please use the form at the links below:

Golden Apple Nomination Form - Teachers.pdf

11th Annual Catholic Diocese Night with the Hershey Bears!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
7:00 pm
Hershey Bears vs. Charlotte Checkers
All tickets are $15 - Children under 2 are free
Deadline to order tickets is Monday, January 29, 2018.  More details at the link below:
Hershey Bears 2018 Order Form.pdf
The Sacraments
Sacred Heart of Jesus over praying childInformation regarding each sacrament (Penance, Confirmation, and First Eucharist) is communicated to our school families closer to the sacrament dates.  Parents/guardians are required to attend parent meetings which are scheduled during the year.  Please see below for scheduled sacrament and/or meeting dates:
First Penance
  • First Penance - Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 am
First Eucharist
  • Parent Meeting - Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • First Eucharist Retreat - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • First Eucharist - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am
  • Confirmation Retreat - Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (Snow Date:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018)
  • Confirmation Sponsor Practice - Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • Confirmation - Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am
Report Card and Progress Report Information
Holy Name of Jesus School issues electronic report cards and assessments according to Diocese of Harrisburg requirements.  Printed report cards are issued on a trimester basis.  The first trimester ended on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  Reports cards were issued Monday, December 11, 2017.

Progress Reports are printed by parents/guardians via our Rediker Parent Portal each trimester.  Reports should be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the homeroom teacher by Friday, December 15.
Issue dates for Progress Reports and Reports Cards for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:
Progress Reports
  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Report  Cards
  • Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Monday, March 19, 2018
  • June 2018 - Final Report Cards are issued approximately two (2) weeks following the last day of school
2017-2018 School Make-Up Days
Make-up dates for the 2017-2018 school year due to inclement weather or other emergencies are scheduled into the HNJ school calendar.  These dates are as follows:
  • Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Friday, June 8, 2018

Health Room Information



https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Mb67293be8106d178d6f3108136211c62o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300Physical and Dental forms for your child/children are due the first week of school.  Be sure to look for forms that will be mailed to your home with report cards for grades three (3), six (6), and seven (7).


            Students entering seventh grade are required to have the following:


·      One (1) dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) if five (5) years have elapsed since the last Tetanus immunization.

·         One (1) dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV)


Forms are also available on our website by following this link: 

If your child/children have had a  physical or dental exam since September 2016, that will qualify. Please have the pediatrician or dentist complete the form and return it to the school. 


Registration Information for New Students Entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 8

Holy Name of Jesus School will begin accepting new student registrations for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, January 29, 2018.

To register your child/children for Pre-School, Kindergarten, and/or Grades 1 through 8, please call the school office at 717-657-1704 to schedule an appointment.

Requirements for New Student Registrations:

  • New Kindergarten students must be five (5) years of age by August 31, 2018
  • The following documents are required at the time registration for all students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Immunizations
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • Any necessary legal documents
  • New Pre-School students must be age 3 or 4 and potty trained by August 31, 2018
  • The following documents are required at the time of registration  for all students entering Pre-School:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Immunizations
    • Any necessary legal documents

Registrations will not be accepted without the required documents as identified above.


Important Daycare Busing Information

Families who reside in the Central Dauphin School District with child/children who ride the bus to/from Holy Name of Jesus School are required to complete a “Child Care Provider Request” form EVERY YEAR if the child will be traveling to/from a daycare provider.  Daycare providers must reside within the Central Dauphin School District boundaries.

Daycare accommodations that include busing do not carry over from one school year to the next; therefore, families who will require day care busing again for the 2017-2018 school year must submit a new form by the end of this school year. 

If daycare arrangements change during the school year, please fill out a NEW form.  To obtain this form, contact the Holy Name of Jesus School Office at 717-657-1704, or use the link provided below. Forms should be returned to the HNJ School Office.

Busing Day Care Provider Form


2017-2018 Voluntary School Insurance

The Diocese of Harrisburg, through A-G Administrators, Inc., Valley Forge, PA, offers a Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Plan for our families to purchase.  Please click on the link, read the instructions, and download the form, if interested.


2017-2018 Asbestos Notification

The Diocese of Harrisburg provides our school with a Parent/Legal Guardian Notification each school year explaining the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) as it pertains to Holy Name of Jesus School.  Please read this document.


Sponsor An Ad

When your business sponsors an ad with the Holy Name of Jesus School, your business message reaches our entire community while simultaneously providing needed items to our students! 

Every year we look for businesses to help underwrite the cost of providing school folders for our students and envelopes for report card mailings. Our students receive these items at no cost to families because of advertisements provided by generous patrons.

If you would like to sponsor an ad, please print, complete, and return the Sponsor An Ad form to the school office.  You may also call the printer listed on the form directly.



Sick and Late Student Call-in Information

A parent/guardian is required to call the school by 9:00 am to report sick or late children. When your child will be absent due to illness or late to school because of an appointment, please call the school at 717-657-1704 and use the following procedure:

  • Calls before 7:30am - When prompted on the line,  press '3' to reach the Attendance Line.
  • Calls after 7:30am and before 9:00am -  Request the Attendance Line when your call is answered.

Contacting Your Child/Children's Teacher(s):

Teachers may be contacted in the following ways:

1. Call the office at 717-657-1704 during regular school hours. Your call will be forwarded to the appropriate voice mailbox when your call is answered.  Your message will be returned within 48 hours.

2. Send a note to the teacher via your child.

3. Send an e-mail to the teacher.


Honors and Effort Awards

To achieve First Honors:   The student will have earned an A in all academic subject areas and a C or greater in all special subjects.

To achieve Second Honors:  The student will have earned an A or B in any combination in all academic subjects and a C or greater in all special subjects.

Honorable Mention:   This achievement is subject to the discretion of the homeroom teacher and is awarded to those students who are consistently doing their best.

To achieve overall honors for the school year, teachers also consider the student’s character development.


Obtaining Clearances for the Youth Protection Program

In order to ensure every child’s safety within the Diocese of Harrisburg, all persons who are volunteers at Diocesan schools and parishes must complete the following:

  • Diocesan Disclosure Statement
  • PA State Police Report
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Mandated & Permissive Reporter Training
  • FBI Fingerprint Report (for those who have not resided in PA at any time within the past 10 years)

Forms and instructions to apply for clearances are available HERE, or may be picked up at the Parish Office. 
Once all clearance certificates are received, please submit to the Parish Office as a complete package. 
Packets will be submitted to the Diocese of Harrisburg and a Youth Protection Badge will be issued.  All certified volunteers must wear the Youth Protection Badge while participating in any and all activities where children are present.

  Holy Name Of Jesus School
6190 Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2603
Office 717-657-1704    
Fax 717-657-9135
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