Monday, August 23, 2010

I Never Do This...

but this is important and I need your help.

Our school (the grade school that I went to as a little girl and the school my kiddos go to now) was entered into a contest to win 50 laptops. There were 8000 schools from all over the United States that were entered and only 50 made the cut. Our school not only made it into the contest but is now in second place. This is a small parochial school with very limited funds. Much of the school is run on volunteer basis including our "computer lab". Unfortunately we do not have funds to update our computers so our lab is really in need.

Our school is a fabulous school. As part of the curriculum the kids do much volunteering in the local nursing homes, parks, and food pantry. The academics are always first rate. As the kids go on to the very large local high schools they are always in the top of their class and many of the valedictorians come from our little school.

Holy Family works really hard to make the school a family environment. They teach core values of kindness, courtesy, and love. Every year on the first day of school the kids walk into the building with "We Are Family" blaring down the hallways. It is a great school. And I am so fortunate that my kids are able to go there.

ANYWAY, if you could all take one minute out of your day to vote for our school to win the laptops I would greatly appreciate it. It is one vote per email (I believe per day). Here is how:

Go to

click on the blue "learn more" button
click on the orange "vote now" button
click "ranking"
click on Holy Family School
click VOTE now
Enter Name
Enter email address (one vote per email address)
Click on fruit for security purposes
Click VOTE



Jill said...

It's easy - I just voted. Good luck!

Cassie said...

I voted! I hope they win!

Karen Deborah said...

Done and happy to do it!

Kat said...


It really is a worthy school. They treat every child like family. When a family of the school is in trouble they do everything they can to help out. Any family that can not afford tuition gets assistance too. When a little girl in 2nd grade was diagnosed with cancer the school raised thousands of dollars to help pay for her medical bills. Families have been cooking meals for her family and donating gas cards to her parents for trips to and from the hospital. And the principal is constantly thinking of new fundraisers for them. It is an awesome school! :)

MamaB said...

Done and Done! Glad to help!

Elaine A. said...

I hope you win! Just voted... :)

Dawn said...

Done! ;)

Mom24 said...

Done. Good luck.

historygirlie said...

I voted! I went to a small parochial grade school in Green Bay back in the day and know first hand how important donations are for an excellent school to stay on top of their game. I hope your school wins! Keep us updated!

Kat said...

YAY!!!! Thank you everyone! I REALLY appreciate it! :)

tweetey30 said...

I just voted also.. hope the kids have a good year at school..

designHER Momma said...

fine. I did it. I think? ok. love you.

Scrappy said...

Done. :)
I will try to remember to do it every day.

Kat said...

Thanks everybody!
I think you can only vote once per email, not once a day. Boo. Thanks for trying though, Scrappy!


Rima said...

Done! I'm all about parochial schools and computers!

Midwest Mommy said...

Awesome! Headed there now.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I voted...I'll send the link to some friends to vote as well. Good luck!

Magnolia Sun said...

Done, good luck!

Michelle Faith said...

I voted, best of luck and I'd do the same if it were my kids school. :)

Jessa (bipolararmywife) said...

Voted once for me and once for my husband. Good luck!

Kat said...

YAY!!!! Thank you everyone!!!! I really appreciate all the votes! Woohoo! :)

Naqvee said...

the vote button didnt appear for me.. maybe because im in India.

I wish you guys win...
fingers crossed


Riahli said...

All done! :) Hope you all win!!

Karen Deborah said...

did you win?

Kat said...

The contest is still going on for another 12 days, but we are in the top for now. :)

Kat said...

WE WON!!!!!!
We were one of the top two schools so we won!
We don't know any details yet, but we have won! I can't believe it!
Thank you all so much for your help!!!!!!!!! :)

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson