Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.
October 18, 2021
A Message from the Principal
October 18, 2021
Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,
It was great to see so many parents at our Fall Festival Pep Rally this morning! The weather was perfect for our band performances and our grade level cheer contest. Mrs. Cerda’s 3rd grade students won the HFCS Spirit Stick for their great cheer:
We rock and we rule!
We are the third graders of this school.
We have courage, we have pride,
We have heart inside.
We fill our brains with power and knowledge,
We’re as smart as the kids in college!
Last Friday’s Diocesan In-Service included Mass celebrated by Bishop Olson, and Mrs. Lisa Griffith received her 15-year Diocesan Service Pin. Our teachers went to a variety of professional development sessions including topics on classical education, Catholic identity, nature studies, differentiated learning strategies, cyberbullying, and growth mindset
My thanks go to the families that responded to the HFCS Parent Survey, your comments will help shape our new 5-year strategic plan. I look forward to continuing our conversation about strategic planning at our next Home & School Association meeting on November 3rd.
Fall Festival is next Sunday and I am so glad that we are able to gather as a community to celebrate our parish and school life together this year.
Monday, October 18 - Start of the Second Quarter
Tuesday, October 19 - VIRTUS Initial Training
Thursday, October 21 - 7th Grade Viking Football vs. Newman Academy at Nolan at 4:30pm
Thursday, October 21 - 8th Grade Viking Football vs. Parish at Nolan a 6:00pm
Sunday, October 24 - Fall Festival
Wednesday, October 27 - 1st Grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Wednesday, October 27 - 2nd Grade SeaQuest Field Trip
Thursday, October 28 - Pot O'Gold Committee Meeting - 9:30am - ABC Rooms
Thursday, October 28 - 7/8 Grade Viking Football vs. Oakridge at Oakridge at 4:30pm
Friday, October 29 - All School Rosary 2:00pm in the Church
Monday, November 1 - All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation - 12:00 noon Mass
Tuesday, November 2 - Prospective Parent Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, November 3 - Silly Socks Day
Wednesday, November 3 - HSA Meeting and Student Enrichment Program
Tuesday, November 9 - Kinder Zoo Field Trip
Wednesday, November 10 - Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters
Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony
Friday, November 12 - Donuts with Dad
Friday, November 12 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Log Cabin Village
The school calendar can be found in its entirety on the school website at www.hfcsfw.org, click on the About tab, then click on the Calendar tab. Dates are subject to change.
We Heard It's Your Birthday!
may all your birthday wishes and dreams come true!
Fall Festival Pep Rally
You can watch the recorded event on the schools Facebook page. Click on the link to view...
Fall Festival is Here!!!
Visit the photo booth to capture memories of returning to the Hornet's Nest!
The Dads' Club and the Knights of Columbus will be cooking up some amazing food for us. The school and parish ministries will have fun booths to visit, not to mention the Cake and Book Walks.
Our very own Hornet Band will perform at 1:15pm on the Sport Court followed by Nolan Catholic's Ballet Folklorico at 2:00pm.
B+I+N+G+O, see how many times you can yell BINGO and choose from many fun prizes!
Bring your family and friends to this fun family festival.
From the Dads' Club
Holy Family Dads & Friends-
We have some important volunteer opportunities coming up, including our biggest day of the fall, Fall Festival on Oct. 24. We’re in charge of preparing and serving the bulk of the food for the event so we need lots of help. I encourage everyone to volunteer for a shift if you can, and if you can work longer I promise it’s one of the more enjoyable work days you’ll have. Let me know if you have questions about any of the below items:
(1) Tuesday, Oct. 19 there is a VIRTUS Safe Environment training session. You need to be up to date on VIRTUS training in order to volunteer at Fall Festival. To register for this session or if you have questions about this process or the requirements, please contact Star Fedor at the Parish Offices at 817.737.6768 x 122 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re already up to date with VIRTUS, you can disregard.
(2) Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 AM - 1PM, we will be helping get the field set up for Fall Festival. This involves moving and setting up tables, tents, booths, etc. If you can assist, please sign up using the link below for Fall Festival volunteers.
(3) Sunday, Oct. 24 is the big day. We need help setting up before the event and cleaning up after it, and we need a team of 6-10 people working the grill from 1-5. I know everyone is being asked to work in different capacities at Fall Festival, so we’ve split the day into shifts that will hopefully accommodate busy schedules. If you can pitch in for one or more shifts, or help with setup or cleanup, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48adab2ea0f94-2021
(4) Finally, if you’re going to be helping at the grill and want to look the part, you can order a Dads’ Club Holy Smoke Grill shirt like the one many of the “veteran” dads will be sporting. They are bright gold dry fit tees and cost $20 (see attached image). If you want a shirt, please reply to this email with your size and we’ll be back in touch with details for payment and pickup.
Thanks in advance for all your help. I hope to see everyone next week.
Holy Family Catholic School Dads’ Club 2021-22
“St. Joseph, pray for us"
Pot O'Gold Committee Meeting
We need your help! Mark your calendars to attend the first POG Committee Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in the ABC Rooms. There are so many ways to be involved in this event!
Questions? Contact Lisa Griffith at email@example.com.
St. Brendan's BINGO Winners Pizza Party
St. Brendan's BINGO. The students spent their summer traveling with St. Brendan's and grew their Catholic faith.
Students who participated and won BINGO's were treated to a special pizza lunch last Wednesday by Mrs. Walters and the Mission Committee.
The 8th Grade Volleyball team beat out St. Peter in their game on Saturday. They will enter a post season tournament on Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic School.
Hornets, we are so proud of you!
Will report on the 7th grade team game with Fort Worth Country Day next week. The 7th Grade team will play Newman Academy at 4:30pm at Fort Worth Country Day on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
Way to go Hornets!
Looks like our 7th graders were all buzzing!
3rd Grade Soars into Space
Great job 3rd grade!